Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Color Throwdown #452

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Barbara!!



This week we are playing with green, yellow, red, and turquoise.



I was in a summery mood... thinking of the beach. My sweet images uses dies/stamps from several companies. The images are Neat and Tangled's Beach dies- stamped and die cut with the matching dies. The background panel was created using MFT's cloud stencil, sun, and ovals to ground the images. The sentiment if from Verve's Coffee set. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

Thrilled to have y'all playing along!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD452 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd452 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!




Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop 7-19

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.


You should have arrived here from Julie's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below.  


 For my card today, I stamped the Sun Garden in memento tuxedo black and colored with copics. Added a couple panels on the bottom to "ground" the image and some black twine.



This is a close up to show you how I die cut the Bloom die. First, I die cut the Bloom from the flowered panel and then die cut several times in white. The white die cuts were inset into the flower panel to add dimension- lastly the Bloom die cut with the flower images was layered on top. I did choose to leave some of the white inserts in place rather than the flower images. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Beth Chiu

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! 

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Color Throwdown #451

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Amy Rysavy!!

This week we're playing with bright pink, light pink, and green.



I played with some Altenew goodies this week. The flowers and leaves are from Garden Treasure. Stamped in two colors of pink and two colors of green- Altenew inks- and then, die cut with the matching dies. These were mounted onto a white panel that was cut slightly smaller than the card base after dropping gold mist on the left side. The sentiment is from Altenew's Floral Shadow and was stamped directly on the panel. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

AND

Marge, Guest Star Stamper - Marge Crafts


Thrilled to have y'all playing along!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD451 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd451 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Color Throwdown #450

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Wanda!!


This week we are playing with royal blue, brick red, and golden yellow. 


I played with some MFT and Altenew goodies. I am in love with Altenew's Watercolor stencil (this is my third card using it in just a week!). I die cut a panel using MFT's Blueprints 13 and then placed the stencil on top and sponged with ink. Next I diecut a panel from Blueprints 29 which was layered on top. Several mice were diecut with MFT's BB Strike Up the Band, stamped with the coordinating images, and colored with copics. The sentiment was stamped on a die cut from Blueprints 13. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
- In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

AND

Tara Chaussee, Guest Star Stamper - Secret Bees Studio

Thrilled to have y'all playing along!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD450 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd450 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!





Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

You should have arrived here from Julie's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below.  


I only had time to make one card this "go round" busy, busy with the holiday!! I used Serendipity's Flower Rake (which just so happens to be the 50% off stamp of the month)!! The image was stamped three times onto PTI Stampers Select cardstock (this has become my go to for coloring with copics- I like the XPress It cardstock but, it is a little off-white). Once image was colored completely and the other two, I colored the flowers, ribbon, and apples. They were all "fussy" cut and added to the rake with foam for some dimension. 


Here's a little close up so you can see some of the detail. I fussy cut the flower on the left but, adhered it on top of the image- pulling the petals up a little- this also adds some dimension to the image.


This pic shows the dimension I created with the white panel, the flower on the right, apples, and bow all popped up. 


On the inside I stamped Serendipity's In the Attitude of Silence.

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Serendipity Stamps 

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! You can see Beth's fabulous creation on the Serendipity Stamps blog!!

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!



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