Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Paper Funday with Alex Syberia

Hello friends and welcome to July 2022 challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges. I went with a Christmas theme and made 2 ornaments and a tag.
One of our sponsors this month was Alex Syberia Designs. Her designs are just beautiful and I choose the Christmas Bouquet Digital Stamp. It is just such a lovely image and appealing layout. All 3 projects today were downloaded in Word, resized and then printed with my Brother Laser Printer onto Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper. It's a nice white, sturdy paper and watercolors beautifully.
All images were watercolored with Daniel Smith's 238 Dot Set of watercolors. I love these cards! I color at work on my lunch hour and they travel nice and flat and I have tons of choices. I discovered some new favorites that I plan to eventually buy the tube itself.
I found a small grapevine wreath in my stash and I thought this image would layered beautifully on the back for an ornament. The digital watercolored image was die cut with a large circle die and once again with another piece of gold card stock. The gold was layered in the back, facing forward. This was for sturdiness and to fill in the blank areas, for this grapevine wreath is not a perfect circle. I added a little red bow that I created with an old bow die cut I had in my stash with hot glue.

For this ornament I die cut the image and green glitter card stock (Retired Stampin' Up! stash) with the Honey Cut Dies: Globe & Ornament Shaker.
Here is the Honey Cut die set...lots of versatility for projects.
The smallest image and my favorite coloring was this one shown below die cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Circle Tags. I usually color 1 to 3 images of the same digital stamp and by the time I get to the 3rd one, I know the colors I like the best.
I love these little tags for gifts at any time of the year. I plan to cut the same tag again to create a backer for the watercolor piece. That will help keep it flat and I'll have a nice smooth area to stamp a sentiment.
Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you think about how you could create ornaments or tags with your creations. Come join us at The Paper Funday Challenge in July - Anything Goes!
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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Spinning Lines Stencil 3 Ways

It's July and there is a new release from A Colorful Life Designs! I choose this Spinning Lines Stencil to create a Home Decor item and 2 cards.
With the card below the stencil is ink blended with Ranger Ink's Distress Oxide: Peacock Feathers and Wild Honey:
This little guy from above is from Pink and Main Too Cool stamp and coordinating die set (retired). 
I used Lawn Fawn Stencil Paste Gold onto an 8" square panel I had purchased at Michaels years ago. The wings and heart are from Spellbinders Love in Flight die set (retired). I cut the wings from white glitter paper and the heart from Pink and Main Holographic Cardstock Set 1.
In this picture you can see the depth of this panel. I also used the embossing paste along the sides for continuity.
For this card I cut part of the ink blended stencil with the Tim Holtz Deckle Edge Trimmer:
The cute little monkey is from Pink & Main's Party Animal Stamp Set and coordinating die. Both Pink and Main Images are stamped on Ranger Ink's Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper and Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink and sprinkled with Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Power and heat set. They were watercolored with Kuretake Zigs Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Thanks for joining me today - this stencil has such great movement and works well for card making or home decor. Please use AnitaFan10 for 10% off your entire order at A Colorful Life Designs website! (Not good on the bundles for they are already discounted).
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Friday, July 1, 2022

SheepSki Designs for Paper Dragonfly

Welcome to the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge #7 for July 2022! Our generous sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs and the image I chose is called Huddle Image No. 127.  You have to create Christmas in July, right?
I decided to go with a slimline card since the image lent  itself to be fairly large.
This cute cute image was printed on Ranger Ink's Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper on a laser printer.
I watercolored with Daniel Smith's 238 Dot Cards - just love the variety in this set. I used Wink of Stella to give some sparkle here and there.
So from my family to yours - Happy Holidays in July! Come join us at The Paper Dragonfly Challenge this month. Love to see what you create!
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Four Seasons Guest Designer

Welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge Summer July 2022! I am delighted to be their Guest Designer this month and just loved this inspiration board:
I am such a fan of red, white and blue anything and my card reflects those colors:
I  started with Blue Corn Card Stock from Taylored Expressions. I really enjoy using this deep deep blue card stock which is also 100 lb. weight! This is my favorite weight - not too sturdy to create a nice fold for a card base AND holds up to mixed media applications.
Which is exactly what I started with to create the base. I have this star stencil in my stash and I applied a layer of Altenew Embossing Paste and let dry. Next, I die cut all 7 pieces from Sizzix's Brushstroke Flowers #1 by Tim Holtz in white card stock. Leaving the die cuts in the panels I ink blended (I use Scrapbook.com's Foam Blending Tools) all the pieces with various Distress Inks - reds, pinks, yellow and greens trying to create a variety.
If you're not familiar with the Taylored Expressions Strips Stamps and Dies - they work together as a single unit to stamp once and die cut once. The matching die cut for the Mini Strips cuts all of the sentiments at once - just line up the squares on the side. And very quickly you have multiple sentiments ready for future projects. 
Taylor also has storage containers for the strips with inexpensive labels to identify the sets for she has many!
And they also have a free downloadable spreadsheet of all the Simple and Mini Strips available. Can't ask for more than that!
Thank you for joining me today and I want to thank the Four Season Challenge Group for inviting me to Guest Design! Hopefully you'll be inspired and submit some of your creative work - it is a month long challenge...you have lots of time!
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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sun & Surf

I thought I'd play along with the current Just Us Girls Photo Challenge #638:
Such a fun image and that inspired me to create a beach themed card.
This gorgeous stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs called Sun & Surf.
Don't you just love this stencil? Clean and Simple in its own way.
The Sun & Surf Stencil is ink blended with blues and yellows from my Distress Ink stash.
The young lady standing in the sand is from Newton's Nook Designs - Summer Moments:
The images are stamped on Ranger Ink's Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink. I sprinkled Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder on the black stamped lines while still wet and finally heat embossed. For water coloring I used Daniel Smith's 238 Dot Card Set. Then finally used my favorite for any stamp set - the coordinating dies!
The "sand" is WOW  Sparkling Sand Embossing powder by Jo Firth-Young. I tried to capture how sparkly it is in this picture. Really looks like she is standing in sand.
The sentiment is from the same Summer Moments stamp set.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you get a chance to play along with the Just Us Girls Challenges! I will also be submitting to:
Crafty Gals Corner - AG
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