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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Happy Wednesday!

Hey everyone!  Hope your week is going well.  I have a post up on the Jillian Vance Design blog today and here is a little peek:


Hope you take the time to head over to the blog to see the full project and let me know what you think.  Have a great day!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

you are special...

Hello!  Popping in with a super quick post to share a card that I made for Color Throwdown and CAS(E) this Sketch.  It has been a while since I last played along with CTS!   While it would have been fun to use a flamingo on my card  I used my June Spellbinder's small die kit and cardstock in pink, black and gold glitter.   After die cutting all the layers I adhered them together using my Glue Sponge.  Must say that thing works pretty darn good!  Then I cut down a piece of white cardstock and adhered the three medallions.  A piece of black cardstock was trimmed down to be slightly smaller than the card front and was adhered to the card base.  The panel with the medallions was adhered using foam dimensionals and then I added the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers) and the gold sequins. 



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, black, SSS pink, MFT gold glitter; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Dies:  Spellbinders; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh

Thursday, July 11, 2019

more floral cards...

Hey there!  I have two more floral cards to share.  This time I did some coloring.  One card features coloring with ZIG clean color real brush makers and the other with Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils.  First up is the card I colored with the ZIGs.   This card is for the MFT sketch and color challenges and uses the Flowers in Bloom stamp set from the MFT June card kit.  I haven't used the custom blended Color Burst powders that came in the kit yet, but hope to give them a try soon!  I stamped the image on Strathmore smooth bristol cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then colored the images with the ZIG markers giving each flower a different color.  To deepen the shadows I used a little bit of dark brown on each flower as well as in the center of each flower.  I also used a little bit a very light green to color the stems.  I finished off the design by coloring around the flowers with a light blue ZIG and blending it out with water.  I die cut the panel and then added the sentiment by stamping the word thanks in VersaMark watermark ink one vellum and heat setting with white embossing powder.  I adhered the vellum strip using my Glue Sponge and I must say that it worked really well!  (Compensated affiliate links listed below where possible.)



The second card is for the Sunday Stamps challenge that closes in just a few hours. Thank you to the team at Sunday Stamps for picking my entry in their previous challenge for an honorable mention!   I actually colored this image from Technique Tuesday with my Polychromos pencils several months ago, but never found a project to use it on.  I realized that it would work well for the Sunday Stamps challenge and so it finally made it onto a card!  I did turn the sketch on its side to make it work better for me.  A few weeks ago when I was down in Vancouver, WA visiting my friend, Greta, we spent sometime at a Craft Warehouse store and while there both of us picked up a pad of 6x6 pads with a fun linen like texture on them.  I used two of those papers for the bottom strip as well as the mat for my colored image.  Simply layered everything up and I was done.  (Compensated affiliate links listed below where possible.)


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things
Dies:  My Favorite Things
           A Jillian Vance Design
Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black
           VersaMark watermark ink
Coloring Mediums:  Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils
                                 ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp Fog
                   PaperTrey Ink rustic white, vellum
                   Strathmore Smooth Bristol
Embossing powder:  Hero Arts white


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday with Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone!   Hope you are having a great week so far.  I have a post upon the Jillian Vance Design blog and here is a little peek of my card:


Hope you will head over to the blog to see the full card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

another floral card...

Hello!  Popping in with another floral card.  This time for the current My Favorite Things sketch challenge, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  I pulled out my MFT Painted Petal stamp set to help me create this one.  I must admit that it took me way to much time to come up with a color combo that I liked.  I ended up going with blue flowers and used a set of Altenew  inks in shades that coordinate with each other.   The leaves were stamped with a green Altenew ink.  After die cutting the stamped flowers I cut a strip of white cardstock and then stamped it with the sentiment from the MFT Flowers in Bloom stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I then embossed the lines across the strip using my Scor-Buddy scoring tool.   I adhered the strip using foam dimensionals and then arranged all the flowers based on the sketch.  I finished the card by adding lots of Pretty Pink Posh jewels in a pretty shade of pastel blue using my new Glue Sponge.  I think I will also post this card to the Flower Challenge as my blues are fairly light and pastel in color.   Decided to add this to the current Time Out challenge as I am using flowers.   (Compensated affiliate links listed below where possible.)





Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  (Compensated affiliate links used where possible.)

Stamps:  My Favorite Things
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Inks:  Altenew blue, Altenew green, VersaFine
Cardstock:  PaperTrey Ink
Adhesive:  Glue Sponge, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L, Stampin Up! foam dimensionals

Friday, July 5, 2019

floral cards...

Hello!  Hope everyone in the USA had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!  I'm popping in with a couple of cards that I made over the last few days.  First up is a card that I made for the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches challenges.  Back in May I won a gift certificate from Pinkfresh Studios and purchased the beautiful Hanging Florals stamp set and matching Hanging Florals dies.  I die cut the main image from Canson watercolor paper and then stamped the die cut with images in VersaMark Onyx Black ink and then watercolored with Distress Crayons in Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.   I die cut some white cardstock with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle from Jillian Vance Design and then adhered the image to the panel with foam dots.   The sentiment was embossed on vellum with WOW! Embossing powder in black and then trimmed down to fit the card front.  I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and medium Zots that I rolled up to adhere the vellum to the image.   The panel was adhered to a light gray cardstock base and then I added some tiny Pretty Pink Posh jewels in white, silver and clear to the image for a tiny bit of sparkle. (Compensated affiliate links used when possible at no cost to you.)


The second card I'm going to send off to this month's Flower challenge to use pastels.  I colored up the Missing You Peony from Colorado Craft Company's Big & Bold line with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers after stamping the image with VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist on smooth Bristol cardstock.   After die cutting my panel I adhered it to a cardstock base and then embossed the sentiment from the set on vellum using Hero Arts white embossing powder, trimmed out the sentiment and adhered it with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Added a few sequins and I was done!  I must admit that it took me several days to color this image because of its size, but boy was it worth it!  (Compensated affiliate links used when possible at no cost to you.)




Thanks for stopping by today!