Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #114 - Play Ball!

The Simple Salutations Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers is to create a card with the theme pertaining a sport that uses a ball!
I used the Tailgate Party stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers and created a Z-fold card.  The ribbon on the right side has the familiar saying "take me out to the ball game!"  I used markers to ink directly onto the stamps before stamping and die cutting using the Spellbinders circle die; the star is a framelits die from Stampin UP.  The paper is from Paper Studio.
We hope you'll play along with the Simple Salutations Challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Anything Goes

The challenge this month at Ruby's Rainbow is Anything Goes!
For my card, I used the Classic Cars stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers.  Masculine cards are always needed but seldom on hand, so I decided that my anything goes will bed masculine!
We hope you'll play along with the Anything Goes challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MFP SWAT Challenge #115 - Yellow and Gray!

The new Tuesday SWAT Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, SpeedyTV is to create a card and include the colors yellow and gray!
Here is the sketch for the yellow and gray challenge!
For my card, I used the Great Flowers Stamp Set from Mark's Finest Papers and papers from the DCWV Lemon Flower Paper Stack.  I stamped the image using London Fog Memento Ink and colored the image using Daffodil Delight Alcohol Markers.  I used Cool Gray Copic marker to do small dots called pointillism around the flower and sponged the edges using Dandelion Memento Ink.  I used yellow Wink of Stella Glitter pen to highlight the colored flower.  The center gem is from Paper Studio.
We hope you'll play along with our SWAT Challenge #115!  You now have two weeks to submit your cards to the challenge.  If you play along, you'll be entered to win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers!
You can find the challenge HERE.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Daydream Designs Quilted From the Heart

For today's Daydream Designs project, I created a gift card and a gift or treat bag using a brown lunch bag and the Snowman Wall Hanging stamp from the Quilted From the Heart stamp bundle found HERE.
I really like how versatile digital stamps are; you can size them to whatever size you need for your project as seen in the larger sized image on the gift bag and the same image created smaller for the gift card.
This beautiful stamp collection includes images for all four seasons!  If you missed the link provided above, here it is again!  Quilted From the Heart
I'm entering my project in the Diva's By Design Anything Goes Challenge.

Sparkles Challenge - Things With Wings!

The challenge at Sparkles Challenge Blog is to create a project with a Things With Wings theme!
For my card I used Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch.  The sentiment was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp in black memento ink and die cut with a banner die.
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We hope you'll play along with this months Things With Wings challenge.  You'll find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Crafting When We Can Challenge - It's an Early Christmas!

Inky Impressions is the sponsor for the Crafting When We Can Christmas Challenge.
For my card, I used the Inky Impressions sentiment and Merry Kissmas Penguins digital images.   You can find the sentiment and image at Inky Impressions HERE.
 I used Prisma Colored Pencils and gamsol and Copic Markers to color the image.  The cared base and layers were created using Spellbinders Scallop and Circle dies along with a Wilton Doily.  Green gems were used to embellish the image panel.
We hope you'll play along with the CWWC Challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.
I'm entering my card in the Completely Christmas Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Daydream Designs Doodle Garden

I enjoy creating CAS (clean & simple) cards using no layered panels.  I'm also still in spring/summer mode even though it's quite cool here today, like a fall day!  I know there are still some warm summer days ahead before we officially get to the beautiful and colorful fall season.
For my CAS card I used digital images and sentiment from Daydream Designs.
The border was created using Spellbinders scallop border two dies to give the CAS card a touch of elegance!
I used the Doodle Garden Color set and the Garden Inspirations Sentiment Set.  You can find these beautiful sets HERE at Daydream Designs online store.