Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fall Fun

Hi friends and welcome to the Card Concept Challenge #162, Fall Fun!
I made 2 Mixed Media cards using the colors, plaid and apples as my inspiration.
Which one is your favorite?



The products* I used are as follows:
5) Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Walnut Stain, Candied Apple & Peeled Paint

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to play along with us!

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Watercolored Scarecrow & Pumpkins

It's Tuesday and that means another Digi ChoosDay at Polkadoodles!
We (the Design Team) were challenged to create an Autumn card and when I saw this cute cute scarecrow from the Autumn/Fall digi stamps - MONO bundle I knew that is what I wanted to color! If you take a look at this bundle you'll also see the bushels of apples that I painted for the last DigiChooseDay challenge. 
Here was the last challenge using the bushels of apples - both of these cards used digital images from the Autumn/Fall Digi Stamp - Bundle:
Today's card is a 5" X 7" sized card painted with Kuretake Zigs Clean Color Real Brush Markers onto Bristol Smooth paper. I used a Pigma Micron Pen to create hand stitch lines along the edges. I should mention that I print the digital image through my Brother laser printer so that I can watercolor.
The sentiment comes from Quotes - Winnie Special Moments and I think it is just perfect for this card!
These days we are back in the office working after 17 months working from home. My crafting time has been drastically cut due to commuting, etc. So now I mostly color during lunch and believe it or not, I can get a lot done in a week.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. If you love to craft, check out Polkadoodles shop. They have over 4000 digital images - something for everybody!

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:




































*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.






Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Harvest Adventures

Hi friends and welcome to The Card Concept #161 called Harvest Adventures:
My card is a Mixed Media Style. I started with this cool stencil from A  Colorful Life Designs called: Pumpkins:
Along with my Wendy Vecchi Make Art-Stay-tion and various Distress Inks, I ink blended the stencil
The truck is from Spellbinder's Truckin' Through the Season and "Grateful" is from their Even More Sentiments:
Here are the sentiments so this makes the truckin' set so versatile:
I used colored cardstock with a bit of ink blending for the vehicle and watercolored paper with autumn colors for the pumpkins.
Popped up the truck and pumpkins and finished with a few enamel dots.
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a chance to play along with us at The Card Concept. We loved to see what you create!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.


Paper Funday Oct. 2021

It's October and time for a new The Paper Funday Challenges.
The challenges s
tart the first Weds. of each month. One of our sponsors this month, the one I choose was Paper Nest Dolls:
I picked this fun digital stamp called Halloween Sign:


I printed the image onto Ranger Watercolor Paper twice on a laser printer, one for the background and one to run through my Brother Scan 'n Cut so that I could pop it up right over the image on the background.
The background was watercolored with Daniel Smith Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) - one of my favorite colors!

Watercolored several layers and then splattered away!
I wasn't happy with my coloring of the digital words so I stamped "Happy Halloween" with a stamp from my stash with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink and sprinkled with Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I tried to color it to match the sign and popped it up.
Love the little spider!
Here is the inside sentiment:
Thank you to the Paper Nest Dolls for the sponsorship and I hope you come and play along with us at The Paper Funday Challenges!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Apple Days with Polkadoodles

It's Tuesday and time for a sale at Polkadoodles and a new challenge over at DigiChoosday. The Design Team's challenge for this week was to create an unusual shaped card with any Autumn or Halloween image. I choose Winnie - Sunshine Delight Delicious as my main image for my card:
I wanted to create an apple filled background and to do that I watercolored 3 bushels of apples from the Autumn/Fall Digi Stamps - Mono - Bundle. My go-to watercolor for digi stamps: 1) Design and resize images in a Word.doc,  2) print on Ranger Watercolor Paper using my Brother laser printer, 3) Watercolor with Kuretake Zigs Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
For this card, my "unusual" shape is from a large flag die I have had in my stash for many years. I finished with hand stitching all the edges using a .05 Pigma Micron pen - an Archival Ink pen. Also, added some white highlights with a #10 Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, sparkle with Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glaze Crystal Clear and finished with a quote from Winnie - Special Moments.

Fun card to make and good practice coloring apples!

I am also submitting to the following challenges:
1) NBUS














4) We Love To Create - AG Mixed Media







6) 613 Avenue Create


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