Mar 30, 2020

Count Your Rainbows


Sharing on last card for the 30 day coloring challenge. Yall I made a card for everyday! I think this is only the second time I have done this, the first being the very first one. 
Right now we all need to count our rainbows and not our thunderstorms. Everyone's anxiety levels are high and we all need a little more grace than normal. Go is goo and this Covid 19 hasn't taken Him by surprise so lets all follow the recommendations, stay home and see what God has in store for each of us.  He is he giver of rainbows 

My card uses the newest Simon Says stamp card kit, Follow the Rainbows.
I love all things rainbow so I had to get this kit and it did not disappoint! you should see the papers!


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Dragonfly Dreams



I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today with these cards featuring a set from the February release Dragonfly Dreams. 

To create the card above I started with a white top folding card base, a white panel and a purple panel. I randomly stamped the dragonflies from the Dragonfly Dreams set masking them off as I stamped them in Wild Lilac, Lovely Lavender and Sea Glass. On the two larger ones I embossed the bodies in Lilac Shimmer and Under the Sea embossing glitters by WOW embossing. The sentiment is from the Sentimental Wordfetti set.  



The card below uses the same Dragonfly Dreams set but this time I gave the card a little more mixed media look. I started with a white top folding card base, a purple panel for a mat and a white panel for the focal panel. 
I stamped the parge dragonfly and then masked it off and randomly stamped portions of the Psalm 23 Background in a light purple and then added some texture in a darker purple using the Texture Tiles 2 set.  Next I used a stencil to create the flourish background. I added a second set of smaller wings and embossing them with Lilac Shimmer embossing powder. To finish the card I added some epoxy drops to the body and the sentiment from the Scripty Thoughts set. 




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Mar 29, 2020

Tulips for Easter



It's time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs with a £15 voucher to their store. We want you to make your card in minutes and the optional twist is to use a stencil. Well by using a stencil it is super easy to make a card in minutes.


To create my card I started with a top folding white card base and a white panel. I used the Layered Tulips stencil by Simon Says Stamp, distress inks and the Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios. 
When using a stencil especially layering ones this size, the Misti makes it super easy to line up. I placed my panel in the corner and then placed the stencil on top and blended the tulips one by one masking the others off as I blended them placing each stencil in the corner to ensure exact placement. 
To finish the card I added a few sequins and the greeting from the Clean Line faith set also by Simon Says Stamp embossed in gold on vellum across the bottom of the card. 



Mar 28, 2020

Hello



It is time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Sue is our hostess and she chose the code word Texture. 



To create my card I started with a white top folding card base, a white panel, and a black panel for the mat. 
I used the some distress inks,  Winter Leaves stencil by Erin Lee Creative and the Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios. After I got the ink blended then I used some of the new Iridescent Glitter Glitz Gel by Gina K Designs over it to create the texture. 
To finish the card I added the Hello die and cut it out three times and glued it together to create more texture and definition. 


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Mar 27, 2020

Virtual Stamp Night



Since we or most of us are sheltering in place, it's a perfect time for VSN over at Splitcoaststampers. I have not played along with the VSN challenges in a while so it is fun to play along again and get some cards made to send out to hospital workers to let them know they are being thought of and prayed for. 
The theme for the VSN is Floral Palooza so it is right up my ally, I love floral images. 

To create my card I started with a top folding white card base and a white panel. I placed the panel in the Misti and stamped the tulip from the Early Tulip Bouquet set with fadeout ink by Ink on 3 several times to get it dark enough for my old eyes lol. I colored them using Copic markers and added some details with Poloychromos pencils. This card is going to some hospital workers so I added a thank you greeting. I could not imagine how scary it is to work at a hospital right now so a group of us are making cards to let them know they are being thought of and prayed for.  


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Mar 26, 2020

Hey Gorgeous


I am up on the Ink on 3 blog today with this card featuring our newest set, Hey Gorgeous

To create my card I started with a top folding white card base and a white panel. I stamped the image using Blackout ink and then colored her using Copic markers. I masked her off except the hat and then used a stencil to create the flower pattern. I stamped a flower also from the Hey Gorgeous set, fussy cut it out and added it to the hat. To finish the card and tie in the pink I added a pink dress/shirt to her.
This is for day 26 of the 30 day coloring challenge and I can't believe I have played along every day. thanks to the sheltering in place I guess lol.


I also wanted to let my blog readers know if you are not following me on Instagram that I am having a birthday giveaway over on my Instagram account @cealp. You are welcome to come follow me there for a chance to win, I will be giving away 7 different prizes. 
I am trying so hard to get to 2000 followers on instagram and when I do there will be lots of giveaways. 

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Mar 25, 2020

He is With Us



I am up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today with this card featuring the Swim In The Sea set. Everything is so chaotic with the Covid-19 virus that I am sending out as many encouragement cards as I can because we all need a little encouragement  right now.

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a bristol panel, I have found that ink blends really well using the Life Changing Blender Brushes and Bristol card stock. 
I started by blending Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean distress oxide inks with the  Life Changing Blender Brushes and a little water to create my background.  Next I stamped the water bubbles from the set A Bottomless Sea with embossing ink and embossed it with Under The Sea embossing glitter by WOW embossing. They are so sparkly here is an up close photo


I stamped the sea turtles from the Swim in the Sea set, colored them using Copic markers and then cut them out with the Coordinating dies.  These sea turtles remind me of Squirt and his dad in the Finding Nemo movie I love them!
To finish my card I added a sentiment from the A Bottomless Sea set that is so encouraging and reminds us that no matter what we are going through we are never alone God is alway with His children.




Mar 24, 2020

Introverts Unite



It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More. This week we are coloring and it can be any type of medium you choose, Copic, watercolor, colors pencils and even crayons. I hope you will play along. 



To create my card I used the Grumpy Cat set by Tailored expressions and colored it using Copic markers. The stencil is by A Colorful Life Design and I used ink by Hero arts blended with the Life Changing Blender Brushes.


Mar 23, 2020

Beachy Hello



Hello and thanks for stopping by, my card share for today uses  the Wentletrap Shell Scene one of our are release sets by Picket Fence Studios. I stamped the image using Wild Lilac ink and colored it using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. 
For the background I used the new Mermaid Scales stencil along with some Paper Glaze.  I mixed the Cornflower Blue with the Ocean Poppy to achieve this deep teal. 
 I used the Hello Word die, cutting the hello out of purple glitter paper and the backing out of vellum and added it near the bottom. To finish the card I added a few sequins.


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Mar 22, 2020

Art Nudge


Happy Sunday!
Today I am sharing a card that I created for a new facebook challenge Art Nudge.  I am not sure if this is a group you can join off hand, but if you're a crafter and want to join you can request it is needed. How it works is each week Jeanne will post a new inspiration picture and you create any type of art inspired by it. It doesn't have to be a card.


To create my card I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel.  I stamped the daisies from the Daisy Bouquet set by Simon Says Stamp using Fadeout ink by Ink on 3. I colored the daisies using Copic markers in Y0000, Y13, and Y18. I used C1 as a shadow and YG25 for the stems. I also used colored pencils as well but forgot to write down the colors.
 For the background I used B95 and colored the entire background. I used a technique that I learned from Kathy Racoosin to create the texture for the background, a piece of terry cloth and the copic blender refill. Put some blender solution on the terry cloth and dab (leaving it down just a second) over your background. This gives it a really cool effect
What was really cool is when I went turned the panel over to add glue to it, it was so unique that it made me want to create another just for the opposite side. I added a picture f it below, isn't it cool?





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