Tuesday, April 28, 2015

{GDT} Cardz 4 Guyz: Taking Flight

Morning folks!!
Today, I am sharing my very last card for this weeks challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz
It has been an absolutely pleasure joining these talented ladies this month! 
I can reassure you that I will be back to play in the challenges. 

This weeks theme is: 
Taking Flight 
For my card today I am using Paper Smooches Cut Loose and Sentiment Sampler
Did some fun paper piecing with the entire image.  Used BoBunny Souvenir Collection paper.
So hope you will join us this week.  Looking forward to seeing what you create. 

I would like to share this card in the following challenges: 


Thursday, April 23, 2015

{GDT} Little Miss Muffet #109: Round in Circles

Good morning!!
Time for another challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog!
This week is all about:
I am using the ever so darling image Polka Dot Pals: Sally
I have a few birthdays next month and I wanted to make cards ahead of time. 
I used Lil' Inkers Folding Tag die, which creates the pocket tag Sally is sitting on.  
The sentiment is also form Lil' Inkers: Surprise set. 
Colored with Copics and paper is EP: Splendid Sunshine, which has lots of circle patterns!!

I would like to share this card in the following challenge: 

Hope you will join us this week. 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

{GDT} Cardz 4 Guyz: Football Frenzy

Morning folks!!
Today, I am sharing my card for this weeks challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz
This weeks theme is: 
Football Frenzy 
I am using my beloved Football Ian (Retired) from The Greeting Farm Stamps
I love the big sentiments from Paper Smooches!  This one is from the Sentiment Sampler set.  
Digging through my stash I found this yummy paper by Fancy Pants Designs: Little Sports
Image has been colored with Copics and there is some glitter on his jersey too!  I know glitter on a male card?!?!  
So hope you will join us this week.  Looking forward to seeing what you create. 
I would like to share this card in the following challenges: 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

{GDT} Cardz 4 Guyz: Jungle Fun

Good morning-
Geez... These days are just swimming by me.  I thought today was Thursday!!  If that were really the case I would be late for everything this week!! 

I'm back this week to share a card I made for this weeks challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz
The theme is: 
I was in a bit of panic mode when I saw this weeks theme.  I don't have anything jungle!!
I thought I had another Lawn Fawn stamps, but I didn't have it and it was too late to order it, so I winged it.  Then seeing this weeks line up, it also included "wildlife"!!!  Phew!!  SAFE!!

So for my card today, I used the Koala from Lawn Fawn: Critters Down Under.  I masked and added two more trees to the scene.   I created the background with distress inks and colored the image using my Copic markers.  I tried giving the Koala little bit of texture, but I didn't want to over do it...but you can see a little from the picture. 
I also added a little dimension on the trees, since this weeks challenge at Lawn Fawn is all about "Dimensions".  The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps: Deep in the Woods

Hope you will stop by and join us this week and check out the Cardz 4 Guyz Design Team...

I would like to share this card in the following challenge: 


Friday, April 10, 2015

{S.S.} Watercolored Roses

This week at SweetStamps, it was all about flowers.  So going with the theme, I grabbed the new Spring Florals stencil. I want to share a fun way to use these stencils which are from last months new release. This stencil is 6x6 and has 4 different flowers on it, which are all fabulous.
For my card today, I used only one of the roses for this card.  I started by cutting the rectangular shape using a die and scrap piece of cardstock.  I did this because, I knew I was going have a great white space area and this was easier than masking.  Using the Spring Floral stencil, I added some color using my Intense color pencils.  Holding the stencil in place, I took a small brush and very little water and colored the area.  I did the same step for the other two roses, just flipping the stencil and turning it to get a different angle.   
After the water dried, I rubbed the edges with Blue China distress ink.  It was a little brighter than I wanted it to be, so I toned it down with Antique Linen.  I created a thick border around the image and stamped the sentiment. 

Here are the supplies I've used on my card today: 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

{GDT} Little Miss Muffet #108: Anything Goes

Morning lovies-
Hope you are having a fabulous week so far!!  I finally got some rest over the weekend, thanks to my awesome husband!!  Our schedule has changed since my oldest son got a job working graveyard and I've been only managing to get about 20-25 hours of sleep.  Yeah I know..It's been dreadful!!
My husband just looks at me and says, I don't know how you do it!!!

So anyhow...Let's get to this weeks card!
This weeks  challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog is:
I love to watercolor and I have been trying to find ways to do so with my digital images.  Now there are certain printers that use a particular ink, that make it possible to do us, but I do not want to buy another printer!  So I was playing around with my pens the other week and rediscovered my jelly pen.  
This what the image looks like coming out of my printer.  I have to use washi tape to holds down the watercolor paper, since it's so thick.  BTW, I am using TH: Distress Watercolor Cardstock which has a 118lb weight.  It starts to print fine and then it seems to stress towards the bottom causing a trail of residue.   Do you see the shiny substance on the image. I went over the entire image using this pen.  It dries quickly and I the results were wonderful!! 
The image is called Desert Cactus and I used the following distress inks to color this scene: 
Cactus: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
Cactus Flower: Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries
Ground: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs
Sky:Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Vintage Photo

Hope you will join us this week.  
Can't wait to see what you create with week. 

I would like to share this card in the following challenge: 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

{GDT} Cards 4 Guys: Super Hero

Good morning-
Tis month I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer at Cards 4 Guyz!!
You know as a mama of three growing boys, I love making them cards!!
Finding them is the hard part....Making them is the easy part!!  
Today my card is featuring A Random Fan: Underwear Hero. I own this stamp in rubber, but you can also get in digital at Sherry's Etsy Shop
This image reminds me so much of my boys.  They run around the house, playing pretend and dressing up with random items they find.  Making what I call, the creative mess! :) 

Thank you Helen and the rest of the gals at Cards 4 Guys for having me as a guest this month. 
Make sure you stop by the blog and check out what the rest of the created for you this week. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: