Monday, 2 December 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 345

It's hard to believe that it's already December. Where does the time go? It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's this week's sketch



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Here's my card


I started with My Mind's Eye's Collectible Notable 6x6 pad and Catherine Pooler Designs' Leaf Motifs stamp set. I stamped the leaves onto tone-on-tone patterned paper and fussy cut them. I chose two other patterned papers from the 6x6 pad to complete the card. I love working with 6x6 pads as the colours all work together. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP's Flower Friend stamp set.

We'd love to see how you're inspired by this week's sketch.

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sue

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Sunday, 1 December 2019

STAMPlorations CAS December challenge

Hi Friends! Happy December! Yup, it's already December. I suspect the big guy at the North Pole is getting things ready for his big show on the 25th. Anyway, we have a new challenge at STAMPlorations CAS

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Here's my card


I started by stamping STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas stamp using Versafine Onyx black ink onto an A2 panel of 96 lb bristol. I put the panel aside to ensure that the ink dried completely. I then tried my hand at freehand watercolouring a Christmas tree over the stamped image. I picked up distress ink (mowed lawn, lucky clover) with my water brush with very little water and made some short strokes moving left to right. I ended up with horizontal lines of colour. I added a bit of water to help to lightly blend the ink. I again, set the panel aside to dry completely. I added some adhesive red pearls and used a gold glitter pen to colour in the tiny star atop the tree to complete the card. 

We'd love to have you join us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge.

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sue

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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Happy Little Stampers - December Challenge

I can't believe that it's already December! It's time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge. This month, our challenge is



Here's my card


I stamped the Christmas symbols from Catherine Pooler's Holiday Charm Stamp set, onto a piece of 96 lb bristol. I added colour using a water brush and distress inks (candied apple, mustard seed, mowed lawn, salty ocean). I trimmed the panel and matted it with gold cardstock. The sentiment is from The Ton's Holiday Flourish stamp set, which was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I added a bit of shine using some glitter gel pens.

Thanks for stopping by. Would love to see what you create.
sue

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #369

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!. This week the challenge is



Clean and Simple - that's a style I'm most comfortable with. Here's my card. Although, it's not as "neat" as my usual cards, there is still a lot of white space to make this a clean and simple card. 


I started with Altenew's Hello Sunshine stamp set. I stamped various plants, arranged horizontally on a piece of 96 lb bristol, with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I gave the ink plenty of time to dry. I then added some smudges of colour using distress inks (ripe persimmon, mowed lawn, mustard seed, picked raspberry, wilted violet, spiced marmalade, mermaid lagoon, candied apple) applied with a water brush. I trimmed the panel down to 4.25" x 2.75" and matted it with black to make the panel pop.The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp's Sweet Little Greetings stamp set.

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sue

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Monday, 18 November 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #343

It's Monday and time for a new sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch to inspire you


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Here's my card

I started with Brutus Monroe's Sunflower stamp which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added colour with copic markers (Y15, YR04, YG63, E37, E47). For the gray frame, I die cut using Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese, Again die. The sentiment is from Newton's Nook's Newton's Day Dream stamp set. I found some scrap striped paper which I used for the horizontal strips. To complete the card, I used Stampin' Up's Scalloped border punch. 

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sue

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Friday, 15 November 2019

STAMPlorations CAS ~ November reminder post

It's time for STAMPlorations reminder post here. Our challenge, this month is 


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Here's my card.


As you can see, I didn't use the optional color twist. LOL! I made a one-layer card using ARTplorations A Bloom and Three Buds stencil and distress oxides (abandoned coral, peeled paint) applied with oval make-up brushes. For the sentiment, I used STAMPloratins Faith Expressions, stamped with Hero Arts Charcoal ink. The sentiment I chose, was one, I needed to read. It's a good reminder. 

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sue


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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Perfectly CAS ~ November Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Perfectly CAS. This month the challenge is


Here's my card


Have I told you how much I enjoy making clean and simple cards? I find all the white space to be pretty calming. As we approach the upcoming crazy Christmas season, it's nice to calm, right? For my one layer card, I started by masking off a 1.5" strip with post-it tape. I then used Kaisercraft's Poinsettia stencil and added colour using distress inks (barn door, fired brick, mowed lawn, mustard seed and aged mahogany) and ink daubers. I carefully removed the post-it tape. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments stamp and cut set.

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sue

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