Monday, October 20, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday

Who would have thunk that from the Basic Grey paper Collection "Little Black Dress" you could make a masculine card.


I wanted to make a masculine card and I saw this neglected paper pad so grabbed it and wondered was there something I could use because I wanted to stamp my trusty rusty truck stamp in black and use some kraft paper.  I started looking through the pad and found a great plaid and some wonderful stripes.  Plus there was some solid paper to do the stamping on.  Thus the masculine card was born.


This card is going to a fellow cardmaker's son.  His mom makes fantastic cards so hopefully he likes this one.

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember to show some love for some old supplies.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sweet Halloween


Isn't this the sweetest little witch.  She is designed by Julie Nutting for Prima.  I had the pleasure of meeting Julie this last week end.  I will post my projects from the class later in the week.

I used an assortment of different Halloween papers for my card.  Her entire outfit is paper pieced.

Once again I used that fat quarter of black fabric for my bow on my card.  If you go back through all my recent Halloween projects, you will see this fabric in bows in all of my projects.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is time to make a birthday card for my Mom.  I used some pretty colors for her card.


Everyone wants cake for their birthday.  I made her a cupcake card.  This is a stamp from Whipper Snapper Stamps.  I got it on clearance but you know you can never have enough cupcake stamps.  The image was colored with Copics.  I made polka dots in the cupcake liner by using the color remover.  I then added clear Stickles.  The cherry has glossy accents on it.

The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.

Enjoy your Monday.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Mixed Media Frog

It is the part of the month where Mou posts a challenge on the Faber Castell blog.  The challenge is to create any project for Halloween or Day of the Dead.  I try to make a few Halloween cards each year.

This was a fun card to make.  I got out my texture paste, gelatos, Big Pens and started to play.  The background is a piece of Basic Grey paper which I applied texture paste to through a stencil.  I colored the texture paste with gelatos.  I wish I would have gotten a brighter orange.  The frog (a stamp from Whipper Snapper Stamps) was stamped and colored with gelatos, Big Pen and some distress ink.  I wanted a stormy looking sky so I put a layer of distress paint and then used purple, grey and dark blue gelatos to make it look stormy.  The weird looking circle is a moon - a very funky colored moon.  The brown earth is the Big Brush pen smeared with my fingers.  I added a little green in the brown.

I matted the image with several colors of cardstock.  Patterned paper was carded to the front.  I added stickers from SRM Stickers for my sentiment and the spider.  The stitches are also stickers.  A spider web was cut with my Silhouette.  I added a bow of fabric.

Eventually I will link this up on the SRM Challenge blog.

I am also entering it into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - where the challenge is to use fiber, ribbon or twine.

Happy Halloween.  I do so love getting messy.  (Shhh - inside is a big spider hanging down)  The person who this card is for - hates spiders.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Unity Monthly Challenge


I am slow at getting to the monthly challenges.  Here I am skidding in under the wire.  Yesterday and today.  Here is the challenge for the month at Unity Stamps.


I decided to do the card sketch for today's post.  I enjoy how they say "loosely follow the sketch".  I am pretty loosey goosey sometimes with following sketches.

I have been trying to get some Christmas cards made (I even finished the inside of this one).  I also know who I am sending it too.  The snowman is an itty bitty.  The sentiment came in a grab bag from Unity.  The paper is the new winter collection from Doodlebug.  I am a sucker for teal and purple.  Favorite colors in my design palate.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday, Unity Stamps and SRM Stickers

Boom - they all collide and out of the dust comes a little fall canvas.  It is a very whimsical canvas because there are no leaves - just dots of paper to give the allusion of leaves.  That is why I say it is whimsical.

It is oldie moldie because the canvas is a $1 canvas that had an image on it for kids to paint.  I always picked them up because hey - it was a cheap 5 x 5 canvas.  I have had the stamp for awhile.  The SRM Sticker has been hanging out in my crafting area for a couple years.  You get so many stickers on a sheet it is hard to use them all up.

I covered the canvas with a page from a dictionary.  I used gel medium to adhere it to the canvas.  I then applied a layer of gesso.  I stamped the tree with VersaMark and used brown embossing powder.  The background was painted with distress paints.  The sentiment strip was painted with three colors of distress ink.


I am going to enter this into the monthly challenge at Unity Stamps.  You have a choice:  a picture to inspire your color selection or a sketch.  I chose the colors. I used different pieces of paper to coordinate with the colors in the inspiration picture.  I get so much use out of my little hand punch.


I am also entering it into the SRM Monthly challenge.  This time my project is inspired by the picture in the challenge.  The colors and the leaves.  (I used whimsical leaves.)


I am also going to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is "falling love with...".  I really am falling in love with mixed media.  I guess I just like to get my hands all goopy but I sure am having lots of fun.

It was kinda fun for me to be able to actually have my oldie moldie Monday creation work itself into a couple challenges.

Enjoy your Monday.  One day closer to the week end.