Saturday, April 10, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge 579

I am very eclectic in buying my craft supplies. I used two stencils from two different companies the plaid is from Stamplorations and the snowflake is from Gina K. The image I used and sentiment is from Unity. I also like to make my Christmas cards during the entire year, so I decided to make this one a Christmas/winter card. The inks I used for my stenciling are distress oxide inks from Tim Holtz. The image and sentiment are stamped using versafine black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers. 

I had a grandmother who quilted and stenciled back in the 1950s and 1960s. Stencils were a little different then, and she used fabric instead of paper and paints instead of inks. I have been so fascinated using these new designs and methods as part of my paper crafting.

I was excited to see the challenge today for Just Us Girls to make use of more than one stencil. This particular pairing I had not tried before, But I like how it turned out.  Hope you do too.  You can find the details of the challenge here: 


Friday, April 9, 2021

Time Out Challenges photo inspiration


This card came for the inspiration of this challenge from Time Out Challenges that can be found here:

The flowers reminded me of hydrangeas so I stamped this hydrangea did in pinks and used the light blues in the background.  



I did this card for the Color Throwdown Challenge to use kraft, yellow, pink, and green. I a\lso did this for the Mixmedia challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use torn paper.  This cactus from Unity just seemed the perfect image to use with these colors. It grows in the dessert (kraft), it is green has pink or yellow blossoms, and loves the sun (yellow). You can find these challenges here: 

I used distress oxide inks to sponge on the torn edges of the pink and yellow. I useed versafine black ink to stamp the image and sentiment. I used copic markers and colored pencils to color the cactus, white get pen to accent the thorns, and yellow stickles for the flower centers.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mod Squad challenge - Perfect Pantone


This is for the Perfect Pantone Challenge going on this week for the Mod Squad challenge. I used water color paper. I traced the background leaves using the negative side of Spellbinder leaves die. I used a gray wax crrayon. Then I used yellow and gray distress oxide inks on the background. I stamped the Gina K rose and Gina K sentiment on white paper. I cut it out and added to the card. The card base is gray cardstock. I rose whas water colored using the distress oxide inks. 

You can find the details of this challenge here:

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

CCEE2114 Zoo Lovers' Day

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again, bringing you another fun challenge this week ... 

Apparently today is Zoo Lovers Day. Create a card that includes at least one animal you might find in a zoo.

Now let's take a look at what the Design Team created this week.

You can see them over on the CCEEstampers blog site HERE.

Here is my card madee with a Stampability banner stamp, a sizzix embossing folder, a Gina Marie elephant die set, and distress oxide inks. The sentiment is a strip from a Tim Hotlz snarky sassy talk tablet.  The striped design paper was used to represent the bars at the zoo. 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Stamplorations The Stencil Challenge for April

 I have enjoyed making use of stencils especially with Distress Oxide Inks, and this stencil is one I ordered from Stamplorations. For this card, it looks like a lattice in a garden that little girl is sitting in. I used Stampin' Up stamps for the pot and plant and the bricks. The sentiment is a stamp and die that was offered for free a few months ago on Stamplorations too. A definite perk in deed!  they have a monthly stencil challenge over at Stamplorations, so thought this would be a good entry and since I have used two of their products in making this card, I can enter an additional never endling contest they have there too. Getting a chance to win prizes is certainly a great incentive for me. You can check out all the fabulous things going on over then here on the blog site:

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CCEE2113 Rainbow Day

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's a brand new month which means it time to introduce our challenge hostess for the month, which is ...

 Frances Byrne. 

Did you know that the 3rd of April is Find a Rainbow Day, For our challenge this week, include a rainbow of some type on your card either a rainbow image or rainbow colors … whichever you prefer.

Now let's take a look at what the Design Team created for this weeks challenge over on the CCEEstampers website.

I used a stencil from Gina Marie. I had used it to make another card, and the ink was still on it, so I spritzed it with water and then smashed it onto paper and this is the results I got. Then with a sun and radial patterned stencil from Gina K I add the sun and its rays. The Arc is a very old stamp as is the scripture stamp I used.