"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Happy Wednesday!

Hey there!  If you want to check out my Color Throwdown card scroll down or click here.   I also have a post up on the AJVD blog today and here is a little peek of my card:


I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to see the full project and to let me know what you think.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Color Throwdown #565

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  Before I tell you about my card for this week's Color Throwdown I wanted to let you know that Spellbinders is having a sale on various kits from all of their clubs.  Click here to save up to 40%!  I have really been enjoying my time as a guest designer for CTD.  This week the colors are lavender, gray and black.  When I first saw the colors I initially thought of doing something with a Halloween theme, but them I decided to use the combo to color the large floral image from the Simon Says Stamp October card kit.   I stamped the image on smooth bristol cardstock with VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink and then colored the image with ZIG markers in English Lavender and Gray and clean water.  I started out very light with the English Lavender and then added depth to the shadows by adding more of the color and not blending it out as much.  I finished up the flowers by adding a little amount of the gray to the shadow areas, as well.  The leaves were colored in the same manner just using only the gray.   I really like how they turned out.   To finish the card I die cut the piece with a rectangle die and then stamped the sentiment from the same set as the floral image using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink and then adhered the panel to a light gray cardstock base.  Going to add this to the current Time Out challenge.


Here is all the information regarding the challenge:

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD565 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd565 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene 
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

blessed...

Hello!  Popping in with a card for a few challenges:  Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash, CAS(E) this Sketch and Time Out (encouragement).   It seems like lately when I have played along with CTS my cards have had leaves on them and this time is no different, lol!   I pulled out my RC Fall Foliage stamps and dies, but used just one leaf from the set, the oak leaf.  I stamped it five times on watercolor paper from Canson with Antique Linen distress ink and then colored them with the following distress inks:  Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick.   Coloring them with the distress inks allowed me to achieve a no line watercolor look.  I have been watching Debby Hughes' watercoloring videos and in her most recent one she talked about laying down a light wash of a warm yellow on the leaves she was coloring.  I did that for my leaves using the Scattered Straw and I do like the way it warms up the other colors.  When they were fully dry I splattered them with addition Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs and Fired Brick.  After the splatters were dry I die cut all the leaves.  I used the RC Tall Stripe Panel die (now being retired) to cut kraft cardstock as a background for my leaves and attached it to my off white cardstock base with foam adhesive.  I then adhered the leaves using Nuvo Deluxe adhesive for the two bottom leaves and foam adhesive for the top three.  The word blessed (from Reverse Confetti) was die cut from vellum twice, adhered together and then adhered to the leaves using Nuvo Deluxe adhesive and rolled up medium sized Thermo Web Zots.   I belatedly decided to stamp a sentiment after I had finished up the card.  I used part of a sentiment from the Fall Foliage set simply using Post It Note tape to cover up the part of the sentiment I didn't need before inking up the rest with VersaFine CLAIR Acorn ink.  Super happy with how it turned out!  (Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.)




Supplies used:

Water color paper:               Canson
Inks:                                     VersaFine Clair Acorn
                                             DI Scattered Straw
                                             DI Gathered Twigs
                                             DI Forest Moss
                                             DI Fired Brick
                                             DI Fossilized Amber
Stamps and dies                   Reverse Confetti
Adhesives:                           Thermo Web
                                             Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Die Cutter:                           Gemini Jr

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday with AJVD...

(For my CTD post click here or scroll down)

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I have another fall inspired project up on the AJVD blog today and here is a little peek of my card:


Hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to see the full card and let me know what you think!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Guesting at Color Throwdown - week 2

Hello!  Hope you had a chance to play along with last week's Color Throwdown.  I'm stopping in with my card for this week's CTD.  The colors are the beautiful autumnal colors of red, yellow and brown.   Of course I went with a leaf theme, lol!   This time I used the dies from Concord & 9th Thankful Leaves bundle.   I had one panel I had created using alcohol inks and this one happened to have all the colors for this week's challenge!  YAY!  I die cut the leaf from the alcohol using the die that cuts the solid image along with the interior die that turns it into a skeleton-type leaf.  I then die cut a solid leaf from brown cardstock and then adhered the two leaves together slightly offset.  I die cut the thank you (C9 Bitty Thank You die set) from yellow cardstock several times and adhered them together.  I die cut some off white cardstock with a rectangle die and then adhered the leaf to the panel.   The words thank you was then adhered on top of the leaf.   I finished by adding a few red enamel dots.  I will be posting this to the current Fab Friday challenge as my layout is based on their fun sketch and to the Paper Players as their theme this week is grateful/thankful.  Below is all the information regarding playing along with this week's CTD challenge.  All die cutting was done with my Gemini Jr. die cutting machine.  (Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.  I truly appreciate it if you do decide to use my links.)


Here is all the information regarding playing along with this week's Color Throwdown challenge:

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD564 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd564 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene 
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

rennie roses...

Hello!  Popping in with a clean and simple card that I made using the Altenew Rennie Roses stamps and dies for the following challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches, The Flower Challenge (CAS) and Altenew October Inspiration challenge.   I stamped the flowers on smooth bristol cardstock with VersaMagic watermark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.   I then pulled out my ZIGs markers and did simple watercoloring of each of the roses in the colors from the inspiration photo (pink, yellow, blue) and the leaves in green.   I let them dry and then die cut them with their coordinating dies.   I diecut some white cardstock with a rectangle die, placed the panel in my stamping tool and arranged the flowers and leaves so I could determine where to stamp the sentiment.  Once that was figured out I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  I decided that the panel looked a bit plain so I did some selective embossing in the approximate areas where the flowers would be adhered and then adhered the flowers with foam tape and the leaves with adhesive.   The panel was then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.   I want to thank the ladies over at the Flower Challenge for picking my card from last month's challenge as one of the Top Picks!   That really made my day!  (Compensated affiliate links listed below and used where possible at no cost to you.)



Supplies:    Rennie Roses stamp set:                      Altenew
                                                                                Scrapbook.com
                   Rennie Roses die set:                           Altenew
                                                                                Scrapbook.com
                   Rennie Roses stamp and die bundle:   Altenew
                   Smooth Bristol:                                    Dick Blick
                   VersaFine Clair Ink:                             Scrapbook.com
                   ZIG Markers:                                       Scrapbook.com
                   VersaMark watermark ink:                  Scrapbook.com
                   Embossing powder:                             Brutus Monroe
                   Gemini Jr. die cutting machine:          Scrapbook.com
                   Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive:                      Scrapbook.com

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!