Thursday, August 29, 2019

Llamas are llamazing and so cute!

This is my door decoration for my classroom at the preschool where I work:
Thought it fit the theme for the giveacrafteracookiechallenge this week!

I covered the door with pieces of scrapbooking papers, hand cut my letters, free handed my llama and it says, "MUSIC IS LLAMAZING"

This was the inspiration cookies from the challenge. I thought they were adorable!!

CCEE1935 Encouragement card

 Anne presenting us  with our last challenge.  Make a card or project that encourages someone, and send it!

We  have enjoyed your challenges this month. dear Anne.  Frances is up next month as Hostess.

Since it was an encouragement card, I think Unity has some of the best encouraging sentiments and stamps out there on the market. I used this one today, which is one of my newer stamps in my Unity collection. I stenciled the colors for the background using my makeup brushes and Distress Oxide inks. So I wouldn't have to cut around the fine hairs on this image, I stamped it on the background and then stamped another that would be cut out and placed it over the one I stamped onto the background.

Friday, August 23, 2019

F4A496 and Daring cardmakers

I did this under the sea theme for both the F4A challenge on Splitcoaststampers and for the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week. I stenciled the background water with distress oxide inks using two different stencils, I stamped the seahorse with distressed oxide ink as well, and using the Doxi directly to paper I colored my paper so I could make this freehanded seaweed for the seahorse to attach himself to. I used some design paper for the card to mount it on, and a red cardstock base.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

CCEE1934 fancy folds

I can't believe we're so far into August!!  This is Anne with my next-to-last challenge!

I love fancy folds.  Use whatever fancy fold that takes your fancy!!

And I am late with my card, since I have been away from my computer for a few days.

Here is my card and fancy folds are not my thing, as I have measuring and fussy details.
This is a gate fold card and then I attached stripes that crossed over the front.  Pretty easy one.

The stamps are from Unity.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Less is More 402 -stenciling

Here is my card for the More is Less #402 using a stencil. You can find this challenge HERE

I used a small patterned stencil blending my distress oxide inks onto the stencil with a soft make up brush. Then I used some of my favorite small Stampin' Up stamps from my old collection. I am always in need of sympathy cards for care team at my church.

C4C498 Sketch

Here is the sketch for the Crazy for Challenges challenge this week;

and here is my card:

Thought these circles were great for some Tim Holtz crazy birds peeking in, I colored my images with alcohol markers.

This also works for the Just Us Girls color challenge of red, hot  pink, and grey.

Friday, August 16, 2019

CAS on Friday162 Stenciling

I did this card today for the CAS on Friday  162 challenge to use a stencil. I love using Distress Oxide inks and make up brushes for stenciling.  I added the Mother Teresa quote to this one layer card.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CCEE1933 Vacation Destenation

"Anne here again with my next challenge.  This time I'm asking you all to create a card using a vacation destination .... one you love or would like to go to, and make sure to add a 3D element for fun."

I dream trip would be somewhere by the ocean. So I grabbed up some of my beachy papers and this cute set and colored it to match these fun colors of the papers. If I can't make it happen in real life, I can certainly use my imagination.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

CCEE1932 Embossing

Anne Harmon here again as our hostess in the month of August.  For our challenge this week, use either wet or dry embossing.  Embossing adds so much to a card.  Add some bling (glitter, gems, sequins, etc.)

This is a 3-D embossing folder from Spellbinder that I found recently at my local Tuesday Morning.
After I embossed the green cardstock, I rubbed my tattered rose distress oxide ink pad over the embossing. Then I tore a lighter green strip and embossed it the opposite direction in the folder. 
This rose image is from an old retired set from Stampin' Up and I die cut the white frilly corners to add some accenting to the card. The rose is colored with Copic alcohol markers.