I stamped a piece of watercolor paper with the flower background stamp from MFT. I heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder from Sparkle n Sprinkle. I colored in several of the flowers and their leaves and then colored the rest all with peerless watercolors. I love the way this turned out. A new try for me.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
I began this card by stamping the car. It is an old on that I have had for a long time, but according to my husband it is the most favored among men! LOL. I created a mask for the car, and then masked off a rectangle around it, a little larger at the bottom for my sentiment. I stamped the "road" using MFT distressed patterns. Next I placed the Sunburst stencil over the car and using MFT Lemon Chiffon ink created the rays. After carefully removing the rectangle tape and the car mask, I stamped the sentiment, also from MFT. I love the detail in 1 layer!
I am also entering this card in the "Less is More" challenge #341
Monday, August 14, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
This is a new challenge for me. Cards are supposed to be 1 layer. I love die cuts and embellishments so this was a challenge. I have been trying masking so this was a great one to try. I like the way it turned out, although I still need work on the backgrounds.
All stamps, paper, stencil and inks are from MFT stamps.
As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of a Christmas Wreath. I have some pine boughs die cuts but I don't think they are MFT and I have a hard time using another company's dies or stamps on the MFT sketch, so I improvised. I used the Tropical greenery. I think they resemble pine boughs. I chose the dotted kraft paper for my background, Cranberry Cordial for my cardstock, bow and sentiment. A strip of brushed gold cardstock as accent along with some gold sequins for an elegant, old fashioned look.
We had so many wonderful adventures with our children growing up while camping. Since we lived in the city, there were not many places where they could hike, ride horses, build a campfire, splash in a stream or see much in the way of wildlife. It was wonderful. Now our lives have come full circle. The children are raised and we live in an RV park! I still love it. \
All of the stamps are from Taylored Expressions and the paper, ink and dies are from My Favorite Things. Colored with Copics.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
I toyed with ideas for this sketch for a few days. I was trying out some background color combinations when I came across this one and it reminded me of water. I added some shells to my border and some coral as the focal point. I love this combination and will definitely use again. All supplies are from My Favorite Things.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
I love the way this card turned out. I was very suspect about these colors working together, but look! I cut the die out of all 4 colors and inlaid them back in like a puzzle. I was able to move them around until I came up with a combination that I liked.
Friday, August 4, 2017
I decided to try my hand at coloring with pencils on Kraft. I used MFT "Funky Florals" stamp set because I love the stitched detail and thought it would stand out on the kraft paper. I was not disappointed. I colored in the leaves with green pencil and shaded the flowers with white. A very nice clean look, suitable for any occasion.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
I was looking through my dies to see which oval I wanted to use when I came across the flip flop oval. I had never used it and thought, why not. I must say that the MFT videos provided were a great help. I had forgotten some minor things, but after several attempts, I have a birthday card fit for a special young lady.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
My grandmother has been on my mind for the past several days. She was a warm and caring lady and a big influence in my life. Her favorite flower was the peace rose and we had several of them in our yard. When my childhood home was sold, I received permission to dig up the last bush and moved it to our home in Cincinnati. It bloomed and flourished for many years. This card is my tribute to her.