Thursday, October 8, 2015

Putzing on a Sunday Afternoon

A couple weeks ago I spent the week end in the Twin Cities with my friend Annie.  We went to the first annual Bella Crafts Connection event.  Such great fun we had.

On Sunday, we had a crafter's delight day - we stayed in our PJ's all day and made backgrounds with stencils, stamps and then made card fronts.  It was such great fun playing with all of Annie's fun stamps.  Love the humor in these stamps.  This was given as a birthday card to one of my Ya Ya's.  I love that pop of pink/red on the card front.

I always think it is so much fun to just sit down and play and see what you come up with.  I have 10 card fronts done.  I actually have the valentine cards for my daughters done.  Wow - of course - will I be able to find them come Valentine's Day - that will be another question to be answered in the future.

Have a wonderful day.  I am taking it easy; I had some oral surgery done yesterday but taking it easy does mean I should be able to putz with my craft stuff - not clean the garage.  (Insert grin)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Winter Card

I am part of a private group on Facebook of card makers.  One day I was cleaning out some paper and decided to do a kit challenge.  I made six kits.  I included the paper and a couple stamped images.  the only rules were that you had to use at least two of the papers and the stamped image.  Here is the kit I sent.  I had a non winter stamp I was going to use but I thought make it more of a challenge with the snowman.

This is always a fun exchange to do because everyone does something different with the supplies you send.  Here is my card.

I cut the base with my Silhouette.  The blue plaid paper you can see is extra paper I added.  I used four papers from the kits:  brown, pink, polka dots and blue behind the snowman.  The snowman and sentiment are both from Paper Smooches.  I did add some snowflake rub ons and a small die cut snowflake.

I am entering this card in the weekly challenge on Jingle Belles.  The challenge is The Hanukkah Song, Verse Two.  If you did not make a Hanukkah card you could make a winter based card which is what I chose to do.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Going to visit a friend today.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

The worse thing in the world to have to make is a sympathy card.

On this card I used some Authentique paper and a favorite Penny Black stamp.  The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.

Remember to show some love to your old supplies.  They still make beautiful projects.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Fall

I am sharing today a very simple card that I made.  I received this stamp at Bella Crafts Connection.  It is from Gina K.  I am so happy because I love trees and leaves.  I added gesso to a book page.  The image was stamped and then heat embossed with clear embossing colors.  I colored the trees with Inkintense pencils.  The background was also done with the pencils.  The sentiment is a sentiment from SRM Stickers.

I did some digging and found the address of the hospital where the young man Chris Mintz is recovering from his wounds.  Chris is the young veteran who charged the shooter at the college in Oregon.  The card was mailed to him on Saturday.  I know several of my fellow card makers have mailed him cards also.

Enjoy your Sunday.  I am trying to get some things done in the house and then maybe I can create.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day

I have been lazy and not posted lately.  I have created but was taking a break from blogging.  I have lots of exciting things to talk about so hopefully I will share it all in the next couple weeks.

Today is a day near and dear to all card makers.  Papercrafts created this day to celebrate card making.  There have been so many wonderful things to look at on blogs today.  Simon Says Stamp had a beautiful card on their post today and are asking people to link up what they are working on.  I worked on this card all day since it has many layers and they had to dry.

The base for the image is a book page which has a layer of Gesso on it.  I have started doing some drawing so found a "how to" on Pinterest on how to draw a cupcake.  So Simple and I had so much fun doing it.  I drew the cupcake in pencil.  I colored the cupcake with two shades of purple and two shades of orange.  I then drew around the cupcake with a black pen. After this was dry I colored the background with another Gelato.  If you look closely you can see that I used a beaded/glitter gel through a stencil to add another layer.  The Paper Smooches sentiment was stamped and cut out.  I then went a little crazy adding black splatters.  It is matted in black on a purple card base.

Normally the person receiving this card gets a card with a monkey on it - the monkey will have to be on the inside.  I hope she is not too disappointed.  Maybe when I tell her it is original artwork she will be very excited.

Have a wonderful evening.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo October Challenge

It is the first of the month and time to get our mixed media craft on with the challenge for October at Mixed Media Mojo.  The challenge for the month is Halloween with the added element of wings.

I chose to do some fabric ATC's for our monthly challenge.  Fabric was my first love before paper so I enjoy being able to play with it for projects.  I found fabric that had all these Halloween images on it in little blocks so it was very easy to cut out and use.  The ATC's were done for a swap and each one is a little bit different.  They each used the same cat image on them.  Wonder Under Lite was my adhesive for the project.  No sewing was done.  I made a total of seven ATC's.  Here are three of them.

 I used scraps of fabric on many of the ATC's.

Come back later in the month to see a card I make using another image from my Halloween fabric.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mixed Media Birthday Card

My dear friend Mary will be celebrating a birthday in October.  It will be a surprise to her to actually get a card for her birthday before her birthday.  The shock of that and the mixed media madness in the card may be too much for her to take.

The monthly challenge at Mixed Media Card challenge is Friend with the optional element of ribbon.

The card is just a little under a 6 inch square.  The first layer is brown card stock.  On top of that is a layer of fabric.  The fabric is leftovers from drapes from my Aunt's house.  It has the little flowers on it as you can see in the picture below.  I colored the fabric with a green gelato and wet the color (it was cream originally).  Stamped some brown leaves on it and then added some embossing paste/paint mixture randomly across the fabric.  It was then sewed to the brown card stock.

The focal point on the card is a piece of fabric.  I adhered the fabric to card stock with a lite wonder under product.  A layer of blue and brown card stock are the mats.  I stitched the fabric to the mats.  The bow (ribbon) is fabric.  Different elements were added to the fabric base of the card:  paper doily, couple pieces of brown lace, recycled brown paper bag piece (Panera if you need some) and the green threads in the corner are from tearing the fabric strip for the bow.  The focal point was pop dotted at an angle on the front of the card.  The happy birthday and friend are stickers from SRM Stickers.  They were adhered to a piece of patterned paper.  I added a strip of the paper to the fabric strip at the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Everyone have a wonderful Friday and week end.