Monday, June 27, 2011

Christmas Spirit Challenge by Flourishes



THE Flourishes Christmas CHALLENGE IS: MIM also known as More Is More. You were supposed  to make a card and then spice it up version of your first creation. Here is my version, Card #1 I used Crumb Cake as the base then I cut 2 pieces of paper from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. Put the red on the top and stripes on the bottom. I stamped saying from Flourishes from the set called Christmas Music using black crafter's ink and embossed using detail black EP from Ranger. Using different Distress ink pads colored the white paper, I stamped the scroll stamp using gold pigment ink and embossed using gold EP. I stamped the saying from the same set and used Country Charm Labels using black crafter's ink and detailed black EP. I cut out label using the Spellbinders Grommet Tags. Used red/gold ribbon that I bought at Flourishes. I used 2 red glimmer brads from Stampin'Up.
Card # 2 I changed the base of the card by using Early Espresso paper then I added another green layer from the same Basic Grey collection. Then I used the same red and stripe layer. I added a gold mesh from Maya Arts plus I added a satin red ribbon from Flourishes. I added a sign post that I cut out from Spellbinders Elegant Posts added some champagne mist from Stampin'Up to the raised embossed area. I used the same stamp from Flourishes but changed the orientation punched some holes and use gold thread to tie it to the sign post. I put my saying from the same stamp on the bottom using a different Country Charm Label. I change the glitter brads from red to gold.



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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mojo Monday 196


Here is my take on Mojo Monday's sketch. I used Regal Rose for a base card. I used brown polka dot paper called "Vivo" from the Kaisercraft collection called "Chanteuse". I used brown and chartreuse glitter paper cut out by Stampin'Up die called "Tasteful Trim". I used 'Fancy Fan' letterpress plate from Stampin'up, inked up the plate using Melon Mambo classic ink and ran it thru the big shot. I then cut it out using Spellbinder's Lacey Squares. I cut the paper 'Eco' from the same collection using a Spellbinder's die called Lacey Ovals. I stamped the saying from the set 'Text Objects' by Verve Stamps using black Crafter's ink by Clearsnap and embossed using Ranger's detailed black EP. I cut a corner of the paper from the same collection called 'Marcato' and used pop dots to raise image as shown.Pin It Now!
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Week # 67 - 'Classic Patterns' Challenge at The Shabby Tea Room

For The Shabby Team Room Challenge this week ... we asks that you create a card or project with USING THE COLORS IN THE INSPIRATION PHOTO AND POLKA DOTS AND/OR GINGHAM! Here is my version; I used Rose Red for the base of the 5" X 7" card. Then I used brown polka dot paper called "Vivo" from Kaisercraft collection called "Chanteuse". Then I used another piece called "Evo" from the same collection and ran it thru a Cuttlebug folder called "Snowball". With another piece of paper called "Soprano" I cut out the frame with flowers on it and using another paper called "Staccato" that had just flowers on it. I cut out some of the flowers to add dimension to the frame. I cut out Oval Window die cut from Heartfelt Creations using light green glitter paper and cut the flourish from Heartfelt Creations die called Decorative Dutch Iris using pink glitter paper.Before applying papers to the base card I attached a brown polka dot ribbon that will be introduced on July 1st  from Stampin'Up. I attached a piece of pink gingham ribbon on top of the brown polka dot ribbon. Attached pearls as shown from Kraisercraft.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Jump on Christmas


I started making this card for Our Daily Bread Designs challenge but somehow the missed the deadline to upload my card. The challenge was to use any favorite ODBD stamps. I like this stamp because it coordinates with Spellbinder's Heirloom Ornament so it is easy to cut out. Let's face it I like any stamps who coordinate with Spellbinder's dies it makes me feel like I'm getting more bang for  my buck! It is a fairly simple card not a lot of detail for me. It's 5" X 7" finished card size. I used Shimmery White paper and then I used a soft gold metallic paper and ran it thru a 5" X 7" Cuttlebug folder called Brocade Window.  I applied Champagne Mist Shimmer paint to cover the raised embossed area. Inside the window I ran another piece of Shimmery White paper thru another folder called Swiss Dots. I stamped the smallest ornament from ODBD from the set called "Ornaments" using gold pigment ink and embossed using detail gold embossing powder. I used US Artquest Jewelz watercolor palette called "Duo & Interference to color the ornament. I cut & embossed using the Spellbinder's Heirloom Ornament. Punched a hole on top of the ornament and tied a bow using gold metallic ribbon from my stash. I stamped saying from the same set using black versafine and cut it out using Spellbinder's Fancy Tags #2.




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Monday, June 20, 2011

It's Official !!!

It's true I'm officially certified as a Intermediate Copic Designer. This past weekend I was in Calgary, Alberta taking my 2nd Level certification with Sherrie Siemens who is a wonderful instructor. It was a challenge to find the place but it was worth it. I met a lot of fantastic people who love copic markers as much I do. We were the first class in all of Canada to be certified as Intermediate Copic Designers. Yeah!!!Pin It Now!
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mojo Monday 194 Contest

Welcome to another month of Mojo Monday!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time to kick off our June CONTEST! Here is my take on the Mojo Monday 194 contest. Again I'm off and running to my Nephew's Birthday party I will be back to add the details. Thanks for looking!Pin It Now!
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Think Pink!


Flourishes is having noon time release week challenge! This one takes me back to my teenage days when Molly Ringwald ruled the silver screen. You’ll see why below! Today’s challenge is all about shades of one, ever-so-feminine color. Play along and you could walk away with all three of Flourishes new sets for June!
Here is my creation I used the set Cherry Blossom from Flourishes. I used Copic markers to color my Cherry Blossom using water color technique. Add glitter to the flowers using Pink, Green Atyou Spica glitter pens.
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Get Sketchy!

 Welcome the first of our fun-filled noon time challenges during release week!! We are all so excited about all three of our new sets and we wanted to give you even more chances to win them! So, today, it’s all about a sketch for you to try. Give it a whirl and you could walk away with all three of Flourishes new sets for June!  Here is my card creation. I used the set called Orchids from Flourishes. I colored them with Copic markers and added glitter highlights using purple Atyou Spica glitter pen.Pin It Now!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ODBD SLC 63- Sentiment Only Challenge

Here is another card using Our Daily Bread Designs sentiment only challenge. I used Early Espresso for the base, Lush 'Brown Diamonds' from My Mind's Eye paper collection for the second layer. For the third layer I used another piece of paper from the collection called "Natural - My Boy". I used the Tasteful Trim die to cut out the 2 scallop edges out light green and brown glitter paper. I made my own background paper for the sentiment by taking a Magenta stamp C22056-0 inking with Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk and stamping on the shimmery white paper until there was no more ink on the stamp. I did this with Chestnut Roan as well then I went back in a sponge in the same colors with a white foam tip for each color a technique I learned from Cathie Allan. Then I took the Magenta stamp using black pigment ink, stamped on colored background paper that I just made and embossed with black EP. I cut and embossed it by using Spellbinders Label # 9. Applied Molasses Smooch ink around the raised embossed rim. I stamped saying using black pigment ink from the set Tulip Tag  from Our Daily Bread Designs using Shimmery White paper. Embossed using black embossing powder. Cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Circle Lg and again sponged Ice Jade and Chestnut Roan to tone down the white. Applied Molasses Smooch ink around the raised embossed rim. I cut out the Italian Flourish doily using Chartreuse metallic cardstock and laid this under my sentiment. Before attaching all this to the base of the card I laid down Maya Arts brown ruffled satin ribbon and then Crochet ribbon on top. Tied a double bow using the Bow Easy and Early Espresso satin ribbon.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Early Espresso, Shimmery White by Stampin'Up, My Mind's Eye Laundry Line Collection
Inks: Olive Pastel, Ice Jade, Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk, Black Pigment ink by Clearsnap
Stamps: Tulip Tag set by Our Daily Bread Designs
Other: Black EP, Early Espresso 5/8th Satin Ribbon, Tasteful Trim by Stampin'Up,
           Spellbinders Label #9, Classic Circle Lg, Italian Flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs
           Brown Ruffled Satin Ribbon, Crochet Ribbon by Maya ArtsPin It Now!
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ODBD SLC63 - Sentiment Only Challenge

For this week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs was to make a card that used a sentiment only. So here is my design. I started out with Chocolate Chip paper for a base then used Lush 'Brown Diamonds' paper for the second layer. Then  I cut strips of paper using the same paper collection called My Mind's Eye Laundry and laid them on the Brown Diamond paper. Added crochet ribbon before attaching it to base paper and Early Espresso ribbon on top. Made a bow using the Bow Easy. I cut out a scallop edge using Brown Glitter paper & Stampin'Up die called Tasteful Trim. I then cut a Parisian Motifs doily using the My Mind's Eye Natural "Embark" paper. I sprayed this with green Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I cut out another doily from Spellbinders called Floral Doily Motifs using brown glitter paper. Stamped saying from the set Daffodil Tag set using black pigment ink and embossed using black EP on white shimmery paper. I cut this out using Spellbinders Classic Circle lg die. I sponged in Ice Jade and Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalks to tone down the white.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White by Stampin'Up, Brown Glitter paper by American Crafts,
            My Mind's Eye Laundry Collection
Ink: Ice Jade, Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk, Black Pigment ink by Clearsnap
Stamps: Daffodil Tag Set by Our Daily Bread Designs
Other: Black EP, Tasteful Trim, Early Espresso 5/8th Satin ribbon by Stampin'Up, Crochet Ribbon
           by Maya Arts, Parisian Motifs, Floral Doily Die, Classic Circles Lg by SpellbindersPin It Now!
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #120 Challenge

Here is another card I made for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Color Challenge where you had to use Cranberry, Caramel, Dark Grey
and/or Brown. I used Early Espresso paper as the base then Dark Grey for the second layer. I punch out lace ribbon twice using Cherry Cobbler paper for the top and bottom. Added Rhinestones as needed. I stamped "Happy Father's Day" using the Flourishes set 'What a Catch' using Black Crafter's ink and embossed using Black EP on Shimmery White paper. Traced opening and then cut it out using Spellbinder's Fancy Tag #2 on Dark Grey paper. Stamped main image using Black Memento ink and using the set from Flourishes 'What a Catch'. Colored it with Copic markers E07, E08, E09, E 35, E37, E39, C02, C04 and C07 and using red, green, blue and purple Atyou Spica pens. Then sponge on Cherry Cobbler ink to tone down the white background. I cut it out using Spellbinder's Lacey Ovals and cut out a border using Cherry Cobbler paper. The frame was cut out using a Marianne Designable frame using Crumb Cake paper then I used Shimmery Gold paint with 1 drop of Cherry Cobbler reinker to paint the frame. I then went over the frame with Soft Suede ink to add depth.

Supplies Use:
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, Going Gray by Stampin'up. Copic Paper
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede by Stampin'Up, Black Memento ink by Tsukineko, Black Crafter's
         ink by Clearsnap
Stamps: What a Catch by Flourishes Stamp Set
Other: Cherry Cobbler reinker, Champagne Gold Shimmer Paint, Rhinestones, Black EP, Lace ribbon
            punch by Stampin'Up
            Copic Markers, E07, E08, E09, E 35, E37, E39, C02, C04 and C07 and using red, green, blue
            purple Atyou Spica pens, Fancy Tags #2, Lacey Ovals by Spellbinders, Marianne Designables
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Flourishes - Timeless Tuesday #120

For Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #120 you had to use the following colors in your card: Cranberry, Caramel, Dark Gray and or Brown. Here is my card, I used Crumb Cake for the base with dark gray for the second layer and brown for the third layer. I stamped Tiger lilies from the Flourishes set called Calendar 2 using Memento ink and colored with the following Copic Markers R24, R27, R29 and R59. I also used green Atyou Spica pen for the stems and leaves. I cut this out with a Marvy Uchida scallop punch. Then cut 2 Lacey Ovals using the Spellbinders die in Dark Grey and Cranberry. I used the new lacy ribbon punch from Stampin'Up for the red border and the gray. I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishes set called "Clematis & Butterflies" using black Crafter's ink and embossed using black EP. I then used a scallop punch and the Fancy Tags #2 from Spellbinders to cut it out. The butterfly is die cut from S.E.I. and I colored it with Cherry Cobbler and Going Gray inks. Added Rhinestones where needed. Attached Dark Grey taffeta ribbon over the red border.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Shimmery White by Stampin'Up, Dark Gray,
           Brown from my stash.
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Going Gray by Stampin'Up, Black Crafter's ink
         by Clearsnap
Stamps: Calendar #2, Clematis & Butterflies from Flourishes
Other: Rhinestones, Black EP, Dark Grey Taffeta ribbon,
           Lacy Ribbon Punch, Scallop punch by Stampin'up,
           Lacey Ovals, Fancy Tag #2 by Spellbinders
           Copic Markers R24, R27, R29 and R59, Green Atyou Spica glitter penPin It Now!
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