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Friday, October 29, 2010

SCS A fall day by the lake QFTD33

The Queen for the day over on SCS is Broom.  What a wonderful gallery chocked full of a great variety of beautiful creations.  I chose to case this card of hers which is kind of a REPEAT CASE.  Guess that says something nice about the original artist (Zindorf).
I used a kraft card baske, SU! dp, more mustard, black and white papers
Ink:  tempting turqouise, black, more mustard, pumpkin pie, ruby red
Sponges, masking with sticky notes, scallop circle for masking the sky, clear ep on tree and leaves, dimensionals and lace.
Have a great weekend!

SCS F4A36 using paper piecing

Okay, I realize this may not look like paper piecing, but I promise, I used that same dp as the edge punch:)  I stamped the trees in craft white and embossed with white ep.  I sprayed smooch spritz on white paper and tore it to look like some hills.  I got my fingers so completely covered with spritz, I wiped them on the sky...of course it isn't evident in this photo!
Have a great day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another SCS challenge card

Another card for the SCS ways to use it challenge today to use a frame. I framed the sentiment again. Wasn't crazy about this..though it turned out better than I thought.  White, hunter green and SU! dp papers, DRS designs snowflake background stamp, snowflake punch, scalloped oval punches, ribbon, dimensionals, hologram highlights embossing powder.

SCS WT294 to use a frame

WT294-to use a frame.  As my friend Cheryl would say, "Super Simony Simple"......used DRS designs pine bough stamped in black and added poppy parade berries with marker.
The challenge today was to use a frame on the card. I framed the sentiment.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SCS sketch challenge SC304

Good day!  I decided to continue with the Christmas card theme...though I'd really like to keep fall around:)
I used DRS Designs pine bough and stepping back in time stamps.  Inked the sentiment in black and inked the pine bough with soft suede and always artichoke....stamped off and then stamped onto sentiment.  Weathered all edges and sponged chocolate chip around them.  Buttons and embroidery thread for interest and some fancy lace/ribbon, too.  Lastly, I did little dots with the glue pen around the main panel and glittered it up.  As usual, you can't see the glitter in the photo:)  Try to imagine it!

Monday, October 25, 2010

DRS Designs By Invitation Only

Last week DRS designs invited me to choose 1-3 stamps from their website that I could use to make a card.  I chose 3 stamps:  Pine bough, Snow background and Stepping back in time.  I inked up the pine bough with always artichoke and early expresso, the sentiment was inked in noir black and clear embossed.  I added the snow background with craft white and embossed with irredscent ice ep.  Unfortunately, the photo doesn't capture how sparkly the snow is.  Next, I brayered with soft sky from left top corner to bottom right corner and then brayered not quite navy in the same fashion.  I sponged cherry cobbler around the edges.  Papers used;  cherry cobbler, white, always artichoke and black.  Main image put up on dimensionals and Basic Grey square rhinestones used.  A black satin ribbon tab added as well.  Thanks for looking!



Today's CAS90 challenge over on Splitcoaststampers was to use gingham or checks.  I have had this ribbon from MFP's a year this month and hadn't touched it.  I have decided that it will work wonderfully for some Christmas cards that I need to get busy making!  This didn't turn out quite as clean and simple as I'd planned but I am happy with the result.  I stamped the window, colorred it, cut it out and put it on dimensionals.  I used a scallop circle mask to make clouds in the sky.  Embroidery thread was used to add the sentiment tag.  Thanks for looking and have a glorious day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Hello All!

I was chosen...by invitation only, to make a card for DRS Designs!!!  I chose 3 stamps from their wonderful website and am waiting for them to arrive in the mail so that I can make the card!  Woo hoooooo.  Looking forward to it.

Have a grand day!

SCS inspiration challenge 255

This was a fun challenge.  I chose this as my inspiration: http://postercabaret.com/redforestartprintbythecricketpress.aspx
Neat website.  I used the trees from MFP'S Stinky situation and only inked up what I wanted to use with a marker.  The wolf is from SU! Nature Silhouettes and the wood background on base of card is from ODBD.  I had a lot of fun with this but couldn't decide on a sentiment.  I masked off the ground with a sticky note.  Used a versamaker to clear emboss the trees and make little snow spots, sponged ridinghood red on for the sky.  Gray ink was used for the ground...though it looks a bit green-weird!
Thanks for checking it out and have a great day!