Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cheer Up/FM#206/ CTD#339

I don't usually get a chance to craft on Sunday or post, but today I could do both.

The card above is combining two challenges, Friday Mashup! and Color Throwdown. I fell in love with colors from CTD and the umbrella/polka dot theme over at Friday Mashup!

Used my Cricut Explore Air to die cut the Umbrella w/ shadow (The First Few Years cartridge). There are over 90 umbrella images to chose from with my subscription, but this is the one I really was drawn to.

SU products: Geometrical, Daffodil Delight CS, Basic Black CS, Polka Dot Parade, Whisper White CS, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Boho Blossoms & Petite Petals punches.

That's about it for today. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and do something CRAFTY!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Love Grows Here / FMS #183

Boy, has this week flown by! I really had plans on getting several cards up, but that didn't happen. I was out and about, lost my mojo and have been learning the in's and out's of my new Explore and the Cricut Design Space. I'm still amazed at how much it can do. They just released another update yesterday which adds more awesomeness.

This is a Baby card that I created today using this weeks Freshly Made Sketch #183. I was tempted to add more "stuff" but refrained myself.  I'm really trying to produce more simple, uncomplicated cards.  I am succeeding a little and hope to become more comfortable with keeping it simple.

The stamp set I used was one I bought quite awhile ago from Taylored Exressions, Love Grows Here. It always makes me smile, but I have been challenged when it comes to coloring it. Unfortunately, today was not much better, but I pressed in. I think I stamped and colored the image 7 or 8 times. UGH! My final attempt was used, but I'm still not completely happy with the results, but used it anyway. I would love your opinion and suggestions.

The technique I settled on using: 
  • Stamping the image with Black Memento Ink on SU Shimmer White paper
  • Adding clear embossing powder which was then heat set  
  • Colored the image with SU inks and the Aqua painter
Having the image outlined with the embossing powder helped me "stay within the lines". I still need practice. I'll be using the sweet images from the set again trying this technique and perhaps my Prisma Color Pencils. So stay tuned!

Other SU products used:  Sweet Dreams DSP with matching buttons, Bitty Banner Framelit dies, Chevron EF

Have a wonderful evening and I hope you can do something CRAFTY!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Boys will be Boys Birthday Card/ cQc#287

A quick and easy boys card today using ColourQ's color challenge. Loved this sketch, but I was not able to link this to retrosketch challenge#160 because it was due by yesterday. I still loved the sketch and used it create this card using it.

SU Boys Will Be Boys stamp set, Project Life Cards and Labels Die, Sweet Dreams DSP, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White card stock, Stylish Stripes EF, Tangelo Twist buttons.

Well, I need to get going. My hubby and I are off to a church Western Party. It should be lot's of fun and I'll try to take some pictures and post them on Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get to do something CRAFTY!