Saturday, April 30, 2022
Pastels, gems, and sparkles for Christmas
Friday, April 29, 2022
C.R.A.F.T. #635 Christmas
I am so happy to get to participate in the C.R.A.F.T. Christmas challenges as they have this this theme once a month. I helps me to get my Christmas cards done in a timely fashion.. This one was fun to make using old paper scraps that I could not part with and made this background a while back. Today I added the focal point which is aa die from Impression Obsessions cut from green foil cardstock. The sentiment is a stamp I got in one of my grab bags from Impression Obsessions as well. I love "grab bags" because you never know what goodies you will find. I think that is better than buying lottery tickets which usually for me is nothing to show for my money, where for my $5 grab bag, I probably got about a dozen or so stamps.
You can find the details of this challenge here:
As you see it - Blue
Find Joy in the Ordinary
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
CCEE2216 Favorite blossoms
Liz here bringing us this final challenge for April:
April 28, 2022 - ccee2216 – Give us a peek at what you have planted in your spring garden. Feature your favorite blossoms on your creation.
These paper gardens created by our team are fabulous. Check them out!
I used a stamp image from Power Poppy. I stamped the image with versafine clair black ink onto water color paper. Then I used distress oxide inks to do the water coloring. I stamped the red background with a rose image from the same Power Poppy set in black onto the red background. My red roses are the major thing that is going in my flower beds at the moment. My azaleas were gorgeous earlier this month but are now gone. The sentiment is a TH idea-o logy strip that says: Give out what you most want too come back.
BYSHC Linky Party
Can you handle the pressure? - Pastels
I made this card for the Can you handle the pressure challenge to use pastels. I used a stamp set from Power Poppy on water color paper. I water colored the image with distress oxide inks in various shades of pastels. The I embossed the entire card with a Sizzix embossing folder.
You can find the details of this fabulous challenge here:
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
House Mouse Fun Monday Challenge 364
I used distress oxide inks for watercoloring the mice and the flames. I also used it for creating the glow of the candles by blending it on. The other parts of the card are colored with Copic markers. The stamping was done with versafine clair black. The paper for the stamping is watercolor paper, It was mounted on a piece of design paper and light pink cardstock.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
CCEE2215 National Kindergarten Day
April 21, 2022 ccee2215
Liz is back for our next April challenge:
– It’s national Kindergarten day, so make a card using primary colors and basic shapes.
Check out these great ideas our team has created for this week here on the CCEEstampers blogsite: http://www.cceestampers.blogspot.com
Here is my card that features primary colors, a few basic shapes and of course A, B, and C. A is for art, B is for blocks, and C is for crayons. As a former kindergarten teacher, I could have not made it in the classroom without those 3 things.
Monday, April 18, 2022
TLC 895 and Cupcake inspiration Challenge 542
I am using this card for the Technique lovers challenge on SCS to use a faux torn paper technique. I am using the Cupcake Inspiration challenge 542 for the colors and butterfly inspiration.
You can find the details for the Cupcake Inspiration church here:
Make my Monday 172 - Use washi tape
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Just Us Girls 628 color challenge
\\You can find the details for the challenge here:
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Can you handle pressure? with a twist of Easter
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
CCEE2214 Look Up at the sky day
April 14, 2022 CCEE2214
It's Liz back for our second challenge for April.
– It’s "look up at the sky day.” So recreate something you love as a beautiful part of God’s huge canvas (maybe a starry night, a bright rainbow, sunrises or sunsets, or beautiful cloud formations. )
I have used a Hero Arts stamp for the sea and sentiment, a Stampendous set for the sailboats and seagulls, and an SU geometric stamp for the sun. I used the cloud stencil from A Colorful Life. Distress oxide inks provided all the colors for the sea and sky and Versafine Clair for the sentiment and the sailboats and seagulls.
Enjoy these fabulous creations the team has designed for this week!
I also used this card for the Little Red Wagon challenge this week to use 3 off something. In this case, it is my 3 sailboats. Details for the challenge found here:
As You See it 272 Horizonal Array
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
CCE2213 "No Housework Day"
April 7, 2022 CCEE2213 –
Hi, Liz Williams here for the April challenges for CCEE.
Let’s celebrate “NO HOUSEWORK DAY” by spending the day in our stamp rooms celebrating by doing a “Free for All” card theme of your choice. Have fun!!
Check out all these great ideas our design team has created for this challenge over on the blog site:
I promise I did not make this up, but it sounds like a day I really can celebrate. Any excuse to be in the stamproom is a great day for me!! Today I made this card and getting to play with some new stamps that just arrived in the mail yesterday from Sweet and Sassy! So here is the card I made with two of my new stamp sets and an old Sunflower stamp that is ancient. I watercolored some of the background stamping with the same blue distressed oxide ink with which I had stamped the image. That takes a little more time but water coloring is very relaxing for me.
As You See it - staying dry
Monday, April 4, 2022
I love getting to use a stamp from my House Mouse collection any chance I get so I used the chance use this stamp this week for the HMFMC 362 challenge with the option of snack. I loved this little guy juggling these peanuts and I used a Tim Holtz sentiment strip that said "I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14 day diets in 3 hours and 12 minutes. I found some great papers in my stash to use for my layout. Hope you like it!