Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hot Foiled Watercolored Colorful Fall

Happy September, friends and the Design Team is back from our summer hiatus and ready to inspire! Today's challenge is The Card Concept #159: Colorful Fall:
What a gorgeous picture and this year you can be inspired by the picture or the colors shown or both! I was inspired by the beautiful colors and leaves to create some Mixed Media cards and a bookmark using gold foiling and watercoloring:
When you start playing with your Spellbinders Hot Foil Glimmer Machine, of course you have to make multiples! It's heated up and ready to go, so I kept dropping plates and sentiments down until I had several to use.
They were foiled with Spellbinder's Gold Hot Foil onto Ranger Watercolor Paper - the smooth side for better adhesion with the foiling. I watercolored with The Stamp Market Color Crush Watercolor Palette. Lovely colors!
I tried to capture the beautiful shine from this foiling system in these pictures:
I love making bookmarks. I read books - just old school I guess!
Here are some of the rest of the products I used for these projects:
3) Autumn Leave Border - Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
I look forward to seeing your creations on The Card Concept site. The challenge is for 2 weeks, so come play along!
I am also submitting to:
1) NBUS
2) Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge











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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Trick or Treat with Polkadoodles!

It's Tuesday and Digi Choosday over at Polkadoodles which means a discount on digi stamps!
Our team was challenged to make a Halloween card and I had so much fun playing with all the Halloween digital images I had:
The digital stamps I used are: Spooky House Halloween, Spooky Mummy, Spooky Witch, Spooky Dracula and Spooky Sentiments. The cool harlequin paper is from Winnie in Wonderland Paper Heaven 1.
I put the 3 images together having the Spooky Witch in the front as saved as a group. i printed onto Ranger Watercolor Paper with my Brother laser printer and cut out with my Brother Scan 'n Cut. Works like a charm!
These 2 fun card fronts have images that were just dropped onto Polkadoodles' digital paper. One, two, three, you have a card!
Funny inside sentiment!
Thanks for joining me today. I am also submitting to the following challenges:
1) NBUS


































5) PaperBabe Stamps Challenge #151 Anything Goes

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!

Hello and welcome to a quick post for this Labor Day weekend. I was working with my Hero Art's My Monthly Hero Kit from October 2019 and made another vintage style CAS card. And the kit is still available!
I stamped the images on Ranger Watercolor Paper with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink, sprinkled with Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder while still wet and then heat set. Next I watercolored the images using my Silver Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes and Daniel Smith Dot Watercolor Palette.
Once dry, I cut the images out with the coordinating dies that come in the kit. The sentiment was shite heat embossed onto black cardstock and I fussy cut it to fit the card's theme.
The "rockin" part was created with CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps Stencil called Swirls. I used some Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze called Fallen Snow through the stencil with a palette knife. It dries quickly and has a beautiful glittery finish. Trying to capture it in the pictures, not too successfully!
In real life it is a sparkly fun swirl for "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"! Lastly I added some Nuvo Glaze Crystal Clear on the ornaments for some depth and shine.
 
Thanks for joining me today and to the following challenges to which I am submitting my card:






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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

My Dream World Part 2

Welcome to September and the start of a new Paper Funday Challenge!
One of our Sponsors this month is the Colour of Love Shop and I choose the Artistic Dreamer Digital Stamp for my project.
I knew I wanted to create an art journal page that was the continuation of my June's project for Paper Funday:
So the 2 pages read: "In my Dream world art supplies are free and Painting counts as a Workout":
As usual I started with the card to get the feel of the images and then moved on to the larger image for the art journal page. Both watercolored.
Fun inside sentiment from Studio Light Art by Marlene (I believe discontinued):
Here are some more images of the 8" X 8" journal page:
So fun to create these art journal pages. Just very freeing...there are no mistakes!

Here's a close up of the 2 journal pages which will be together in my disc bound journal:
Here are some of my favorites to create these pages:

Both digital images are from the Colour of Love Shop. They have so many images from which to choose and are wonderful in their detail for coloring! 
Thanks for joining me today and come play along with us at The Paper Funday Challenge - as always, anything goes!

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Retro Christmas Card with Hero Arts

Welcome friends! This week Freshly Made Sketches hit an amazing milestone - 500 sketches!  I really wanted to play along with them to celebrate:
I thought the colors for the Color Throwdown challenge would be fun to use, too:

I began with a Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit I have from October 2019. And yes, it is still available!
Since I am a child of this era these iconic images really spoke to me.

I am also submitting to NBUS for I have never used this set before. So sad because I love it!
Just fun to stamp, die cut and play with these images. Even the inside received that retro font:
Lot of stars in this sky!
Thanks for joining me today and stop by the challenges to see all the amazing work submitted!
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