Hi, Lois starts our month as hostess. According to that wacky holiday chart, July is National Ice Cream Month and July 1st is Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day. Lois' challenge to us is to include some ice cream on your card.
I inked a SU embossing folder with purple, blue, and green distress oxide inks, spritzed with water and ran it through my embossing machine. I added a Spellbinder image that I colored with copic markers and die cut with its matching die. I used some die cut leaves to accent the piece. Little silver glittery enamel dots were used as flower centers I used a Martha Stewart flower punch for one of the flowers.
The Jingle Bell challenge this week was to use neutral colors, so I used ivory paper, a strip of kraft and gold paper, and stamps from Impression Obsessions.
This is my latest Christmas stamp that I ordered from Impression Obsession. I stamped all the images with versamark and then covered with gold embossing powder. I heated the powder I fussy cut the pieces to add to the card. The design paper stripe I used is gold foil on kraft. I layered the star with the bigger portion stamped onto kraft paper and the center portion stamped on ivory paper. I used a little glitter dot for the center of the star.
You can find the details of this challenge here:
Kelly here with our last challenge for June and
I hope you've enjoyed playing in the challenges!
June 20 is National Eagle Day in the USA so let’s celebrate this national symbol.
It’s a time set aside raise awareness about the bald eagle
and to preserve the bird's natural habitat.
Please use an eagle (or bird if you don't have an eagle) on your card/project
to celebrate this winged treasure!
I had such fun with this card. I inked this embossing folder that is covered with these textured circles using Distress Oxide inks in various shades of purple. I stamped the Unity girl stamp onto white paper and colored it with copic markers. The balloons she is holding were great circles as well. I mounted this onto purple cardstock. Behind the girl is a bench die cut so it appears she is sitting on something. This makes a perfect card for my birthday stash that always comes in handy.
You can find the details for this terrific challenge here:
I was so thrilled to have been mentioned in the top 3 winners for this card:
Kelly here with your June challenges.
Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? Fun!
Create a card/project showcasing something fun outdoors
- camping, hiking, biking, picnics, etc!
"Things in the sky" is the theme for this week's MyTime to Craft challenge. You can find it here:
I used an awesome clouds background stamp from Impression Obsessions and a fun stamp set from Art Impressions for this birthday card. For the sky I used distress oxide broken china ink, for the image I used versafine black ink and copic markers.
With my last order from Stamplorations, I got this fabulous sentiment panel. I made my background with a stencil that is from Artplorations . I laid it in horizonal position to make this background and I brushed distress oxide inks (in warm colors to go with the word fire). I decided to color over the words with copic markers just to add a little more color to the card. I used my Gina Marie rectangle die as the frame for this sentiment in Crushed Curry. Then I used crushed curry for the cardbase as well.
It is always fun to see what Stamplorations has going every week on their blogsite as they have so many opportunities to take part in and fun monthly prizes that are available for participation.
Check out the details and opportunities for yourself here:
I do not mass produce Christmas cards instead everyone gets a unique design and one of a kind when they get a card from me. I am the kind of artist that enjoys to process of creativing and doing over the finished product. Making more than one of anything would get every boring for me. So, I love that there are challenges that motivate me to make Christmas cards during the year. So, this card is for two of those challenges. Here is the list of challenges this card is for:
The digital is from Sassy Cheryl designs. I am not sure of the source of the sentiment. I color the image with copic markers.
Hi friends! Kelly here with another challenge this week.
Yesterday was Donald Duck Day,
her husband’s favorite Disney character :):
Please feature a duck(s) on your card/project.
Although my husband's name is Donald, I did not have a Donald Duck stamp, or any cute little duckie stamps, so I used a silhouette image off of my Joy to cut this realistic image of a duck for my card this week. I did some original water coloring for the background scene and stamped an Hero Arts imagine for the sentiment. I water colored using distress oxide inks. I stenciled the clouds with my clouds stencil from A Colorful Life.
Check over on the CCEEstampers blogsite here:
I love this bee set from Stampendous and was excited to see the theme of theDouble D challenge this week. I used distress oxide inks to do a water color smash on watercolor paper for the background. I stamped on the honeycomb background using stained walnut oxide ink and stamped the bees with versafine black ink. Then I colored them with Copic markers. I mounted this onto a honey colored cardstock card base.
I used a stencil to make the water, an IO cloud background stamp to make the sky, a Stampendous set for the sailboat, anchor, and sentiment. The lighthouse is from a Sweet and Sassy set.
This great challenges can be found here:
Summer seems to be in full force and all I found lots of summer challenges in the stamping world this week. So here is my card made with scraps from my paper piles, and stamps that are probably around 10 years old. The sun I punched, and the chair was a diecut. The palm is from an old Stampin' Up set and the sentiment and beachball are from an old Flourish set (that is no longer in business).
Here are the challenges I am using this card for:
Happy Summer, everyone!!
We're All Bundled Up this week ... which means we're asking you to create cards with lots of layers (at least three). Break out your favorite papers, ephemera and embellishments and layer it on.
I used some of my fun scraps on this card. Some were Christmasy and some were not. I love this Art Impression image and the sentiment is from a sassy little set from Studio G. I added some sparkle gel pen to the jingle bells s our Christmas gal has accessorized with and a glittery little holly sticker just to make things a little more festive.
You can find the details and link for this challenge here:
The blue heron stamp is from Repeat Impressions, the sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy, and the fence is from Rubbernecker. I masked the moon with distress oxide inks, and I stenciled the clouds and water with stencils from a Colorful Life.
Hi friends! Kelly here with your June 2021 challenges.
Today is Repeat Day!
For this week, we'd like for you to use the
repeat stamping technique on your card/project.
This is one of my favorite House Mouse stamps, and I have to use it at least once every graduation season. I decided to combine it with the embossing challenge going on over at HMFMC 341 that can be found here: