Thursday, September 29, 2016

Scrapping4fun Challenges Guest Designer

Happy Thursday evening!! I'm so excited to be a guest designer at Scrapping4fun Challenges!! The theme for Challenge #75 is Fabulous Autumn Colors.


For my cards, I used watercolor paper that had been sprayed with Dylusions Sprays and then stamped with a Darkroom Door Script stamp in Red Geranium Archival Ink.


I cut the Penny Black Branching Out tree die from the paper and then cut it again in black. I inserted the black tree in the opening and then popped up the tree cut from the watercolor paper with foam for dimension.


Grateful is a My Creative Time die and I cut it in black sticky-back foam. The sequins are from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).


The leaves were cut with My Creative Time A Thankful Heart leaf dies from sprayed paper I had in my stash. The edges were inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The crinkle ribbon is RAO Red from The Newspaper Bundle at DL.ART. The pine cone is an Elizabeth Craft Pine Cone die.


Finally, I splattered some black paint on the card and then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Biscotti for a subtle shimmer.


Thank you to Rachelle and the talented design team at Scrapping4fun Challenges for having me as a guest designer this week!! And thank you for stopping by!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Merry Christmas Skates Die-Versions Post

{This is a scheduled post} Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of Christmas cards to share with you today using several Die-Versions dies. If you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price (does not include sale prices) Die-Versions order.


The papers are from Maja Designs Vintage Winter stack. For the focal point of my cards, I used the Whispers Skate Around die. I cut them several times for the different colors of the skates, and then applied crackle paint to the boots to give them an aged look.


Once the crackle paint dried and cracked, I added DecoArt raw umber antiquing medium to highlight the cracks. The blades were cut with aluminum tape. The skates were popped up with foam tape for dimension on a Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares die.


A Whispers Snowflake Corner (not currently in stock) die was added to the corner and covered with Decoart Snow Writer paint. A Sweet Petite Snowflake die (not currently in stock) was covered in crystal ice glitter.


A Whispers Lacey Dots border die (not currently in stock) was added beneath the middle layers.
Merry Christmas and...


Seasons Greetings are from the Compliments Holiday 1 die set.


Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be by to visit when I return :)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday #189 - Fall

{This is a scheduled post} Happy Thursday and happy first day of fall to all my northern hemisphere friends...or happy spring to those in the southern hemisphere!! I am leaving today for two weeks so I will not be able to visit you until I return. It's time for a new Thankful Thursday challenge at DL.ART and the theme this week is fitting...Fall!! If you use the code l01210, Diana will give you 10% off your order at DL.ART :)


For my fall cards, I used papers from Maja Designs Walking in the Forest stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA and inked with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


For the focal point on my cards, I used a wheelbarrow die from My Craft Spot (sadly, no longer in business). I popped it up with foam tape and added leaves from My Creative Time. The leaves were crumpled and then inked to give them a worn look.


The banner is a My Creative Time Stitched Banner die. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot. This gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Caribbean Coral ~ Tropical Summer Bundle.


And this beautiful ribbon is Green ~ The Rainbow Bundle.


Thanks so much for stopping by!! I will catch up with all of you when I return!! Big hugs :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #50 - Happy Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land and the theme is Happy Birthday plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from.


For my birthday cards, I used papers from Craft and You. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA. The lace is from my stash.


The tag is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 2 die. The two peeking out the side are Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 dies.


The sign is a Trimcraft Vintage Sign die. The birds perched on the sign are Memory Box Resting Bird dies. They were covered in Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice. Happy Birthday is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).


Tucked under the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish Right and Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish Left dies, Cheery Lynn Designs Dandelion dies and Memory Box Botanical Stem dies. The butterflies are Impression Obsession Medium Butterfly dies. The gorgeous crinkle ribbons are from DL.ART.

SCRAPY LAND DIES USED


I am leaving tomorrow for two weeks and won't be able to stop by your blogs until I return. I'll have scheduled posts set for my blog. I will miss you while I'm gone!! Be safe!! Have a wonderful couple of weeks!! Big hugs :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Butterfly Celebrate Die-Versions Post

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog, and I have a couple of shabby cards with you today using several Die-Versions dies. If you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order!!


For the focal point of my cards, I used a beautiful Whispers Butterfly Kisses die. I covered the butterfly in Shabby White Frantage and added a body of pearls.


The butterfly is resting on a Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares die. Celebrate is a Sweet Wordlets die.


The beautiful die along the top is a Whispers Butterfly Garden die which unfortunately, is not in stock at the moment. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the beautiful crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Frilly and Funkie - Things With Wings
2) Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
3) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday #188 ~ Gardens

Happy Thursday!! It's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART and the theme this week is Gardens. If you use the code l01210, Diana will give you 10% off your order at DL.ART!!


For my cards, I created shabby garden cards. The papers are from Craft and You's Rose Garden stack. The base layer was created with Andy Skinner's Mega Crackle technique.


A Prima Persian Lace die was added next. The butterfly in the top corner is a Fiskars Punch, and it was coated with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice.


The cherub fountain was left over from a previous shabby garden project and it was perfect for this challenge. It's a Prima Baroque Mould 5, made with air dry clay. I then applied DecoArt Antiquing Cream in Burnt Umber.


Inside the fountain, I added Tu Tu Pink Prills (love them!!) with Finnabair Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel.


And I think these are Third Place Prills (not positive on the color).


Beneath the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, I added Memory Box Tender Leaves and Anja's Leaves from Marianne. This gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Cappuccino ~ Coffee House Bundle #3.


This is my all-time favorite crinkle ribbon - Pink Champagne ~ Vintage Vinyard Bundle. Happy Birthday is from My Creative Time.


I am linking this up in the following challenges:

1) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Garden project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #49 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land and the first Wednesday of the month means it's Anything Goes plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from!!


Remember how I said you'd be seeing more projects with the Sue Wilson Pierced Tags die I'm addicted to?? Well, here's another :)


For this card, I used papers from Lemoncraft's House of Roses stack. On the bottom layer, I used a Prima Wood Texture Stencil and texture paste.


The clock is a Prima Vintage Clock die. It's tucked beneath a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 die. Tucked under the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are Memory Box Chloe Stems and Impression Obsession Open Scroll Vines.


The Sue Wilson Pierced Tags dies were tied off with white twine from DL.ART. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is also from DL.ART. On the bottom corner, I used a Cheery Lynn Designs Hinge die adorned with pearls.


On the inside, I included an Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies die. The borders were cut with a Spellbinders Curved Borders 1 die.


SCRAPY LAND DIES USED



I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
2) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday
3) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes



Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Anything Goes project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - September

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a great day :) I finished my tag for Tim's 12 tags early this month!! Yay!! I will actually be going on vacation from the 22nd until around the 8th of October, so I've been trying to get all of my commitments done before I go :)


The tag this month was a huge challenge for me. I usually try to stick very close to Tim's tag, but I didn't have most of the supplies including Yupo paper (??). So, this is very different from Tim's tag, but I did follow all of his instructions and all of the supplies are Tim's, starting with the tag which was cut with his Tag and Bookplate die. I used his Distress Patina technique on the tag (and I was a little sad to cover it up!!)


Instead of Yupo paper, I used Specialty Stamping paper. I used Alcohol Ink in Cranberry and Meadow. The stamp is from Tim's Old Fashioned Christmas set. For the Alcohol Ink Resist Technique, I used a TH Splatter stencil to represent snow :) Merry Christmas is from Tim's Framelits Retro Christmas set and the snow flakes are from his Framelits Holiday Joy set. The tag was stamped from his Simple Sayings set, with a 25 Remnant Rub. To finish the tag, I used a Tag and Bookplate die on the edge, TH Film Strip, the letters for Joy from Alpha Parts Newsprint, a wish Typed Token and finally, Santa Claus is Coming to Town Small Talk stickers.

You can find all of the instructions for Tim's Tag HERE.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016
2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!! Big hugs :)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Anything But Cute Challenge #17 - Friendship

Happy Monday and happy Labor Day to all my friends in the USA!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's time for a new monthly challenge at Anything But Cute!!


The sweet and talented Branka of Vintage Homemade is our fabulous hostess this month and she's chosen the theme "Friendship". Here's what she had to say about the theme:


Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. We want you to show us a mixed media creation that's inspired by friendship. You can create anything, from tags to art journal pages but make sure it's a mixed media piece. Let's celebrate friendship together!


For my project, I created a friendship canvas for one of my oldest friends, incorporating several of her favorite things. I started with an 8 x 10 canvas and flipped it over. I covered the canvas with gesso and then applied drywall tape to the edges.


Next, I applied crumpled white tissue paper to the center for texture.


I added texture paste through a Tim Holtz Brick stencil to the background.


For added texture, I applied crackle paste to a piece of heavyweight cardstock and applied it to the canvas. I also added the crackle paste to the sides using the brick stencil. I applied paste through a Crafter's Workshop Art Is stencil as well (not pictured).


Now to fill in the background. I used a Cuttlebug die to cut the flowering vines in cardboard.


I cut other pieces in cardboard and covered them with gesso.


I added some some chipboard pieces, buttons and lace, as well as the friends forever wood pieces. I coated the entire canvas with gesso. This is where things went a little sideways. I wanted to use my Finnabair Mica Powders to color the canvas, but my experiment was a huge disaster. I'm too embarrassed to show you what it looked like, so I covered the entire canvas with black gesso and started again :)


This time, I used several different colors of Viva Decor Inka-Gold. After I had the canvas the colors I wanted, I used white gesso and a dry brush to highlight different parts of the canvas.




I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3) Emerald Creek Dares - Anything Goes
4) A Vintage Journey - Create Within a Frame
5) Creative Artiste - Anything Goes Mixed Media


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Anything But Cute to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your mixed media Friendship project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

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