TMS #672

Oh boy! These days of summer are fading fast everyone. Soon it is going to be fall and my son will be going back to school. He’s less than thrilled, let me tell you!

Ok, here’s this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

This has a fun prompt for the background doesn’t it?

I’m sure a lot of you may feel the urge to do embossing for that background, or maybe a background die of some sort? I went for some stenciling. Using the Joseph’s Coat technique I created this fun background with a Stampin Up leafy stencil. I was trying to use some fall-ish colors for this card.

The sentiment is from Craft Addicts Too and I just got it in last week. The sequins are from my stash as is the ribbon.

Head on over to our blog to play along in this week’s sketch. While you are there, check out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT.

A new (favorite) technique !

For day 2 of the Spring Card Class 2022 with Kristina and Jennifer, I learned a new technique called Joseph’s Coat which is pretty cool. It when you create an inked up card panel, and then stencil over it in black ink. How cool is this!!

I created my rainbow background panel using inks from Your Next Stamp, Lawn Fawn and The Stamp Market. The star stencil I used was distressed stars from Plaid Crafts which I used with black Memento Ink. I heat embossed a sentiment from Stampin Up for the focal point and then just a few clear enamel dots.

This card was based on the Cathy Zielske example for the class. I’m pretty sure I’m going to chalk this up as a new favorite because it is just so easy and makes such an impact on your project. I love the effect!

Thanks for stopping by.

Entered into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge: E is for embossing

Creative Inspiration: Masculine

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday: Favorite Technique

Online Card Class

So, as you know I’m a fan of card classes. I’ve taken a lot, some I’ve finished, some I’m still working on.

I recently signed up for the Spring Card Camp 2022 hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire as part of their Online Card Class Series. I really enjoyed this class and I learned a lot of techniques. There are a ton of classes on their website, something sure to tickle everyone’s fancy. I have a few more in mind once I get this one done and the cardstock one that I signed up for!

The class has since finished and I’m only on the third one, but that’s the great thing about it being online, one can go at their own pace as time allows.

So our first lesson was about Ink Lifting. A simple technique that has a lot of punch and one that I don’t do near enough (all of these classes really take your cards to the next level). We used stencils, heat embossing, distress inks and then some fun embellishing.

Here are the some cards I created for this class!

So for this one, I used a stencil from Vicki Boutin and some distress inks in some oranges and pinks. The butterflies and sentiment strip are from Brutus Monroe (which I got in a different online card class with SCT). I thought it would be fun to dip them in some gold embossing powder, which I’ve not done in forever!

The happy is from Stampin Up as well and I die cut it in white and then glued it to some vellum and cut it out. I added a few gold Nuevo Drops as well. I really like how this turned out.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Gals: Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

We Love to Create : Anything Goes Mixed Media

This is the other card I created with the challenge! I love the colors in this one. I used a stampin up stencil for the background. The Yippee is a die from my stash as is the sentiment strip, which was stamped, embossed and then die cut out. I punched out some leaves in some teal glitter paper to set it off and added a few pink enamel dots.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting Happiness: Anything Goes

Everybody Art Challenge: Glitter or pearls

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Dream Valley: Summer Colors

Simon Says Stamp: Bright and cheerful

That’s week 1. Very fun and some great techniques that just add a lot of visual interest in my cards I think. Stay tuned for more cards as I progress through this class!

CCC January

It’s hard to think of Christmas in January after everything is put away and done, but here we are! Our first challenge with Christmas Craft Creations for 2022!

Here is my card this month with some fun Christmas stenciling from a Kaisercraft stencil called Poinsettia.

I used some Market Street inks and then the sentiment is one from my stash. I also added a few enamel dots and snowflakes from Stampin Up.

Be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us and to see the great projects that the Design Team has created.

2 Old Bats: October

Hey everyone! It’s October! It’s the Halloween month and we have a great inspiration piece for you this month on the 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge blog!

Ok, so I had these wooden pumpkins in my box and thought that I would take a stab at them!

I was inspired by the black & white pumpkins in this pic as well as the gingham pattern.

Here’s what became of them:

Now I did the one on the right first. I used the Tim Holtz Mica Stain in the Empty Tomb and then went over it with my Simple Stories Gingham stencil and some Nuevo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. This actually didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to. The empty tomb was a bit too light and the moonstone actually had a bit of a blue tinge to it.

For the second one, I sprayed it first in the Black Soot Spray stain and then using the stencil again, I went over it with the Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste in the Snowfall from the Christmas collection. Again, going with the idea of using these holiday products for their colors not their collections. This got me a bit closer to what I had envisioned but I think just some good old fashioned white textured paste probably would have done the trick and got me that stark white that I wanted!

I did want it to be a bit rustic which is why you can see the small bits of the paste. I didn’t want them to be totally smooth.

Now it’s time to head on over to the blog and see all the great inspiration that the DT has drawn from this picture…what will you create??

Crop & Create Delivered Online

This weekend I am doing the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s Crop & Create Delivered Card Class. It’s 3 days of classes led by some amazing talent in the industry, learning new techniques, play with new products and just having fun.

The first card we did today, is from Becky Moore using an exclusive stamp/die set from Photoplay Paper’s Say it With Stamps.

For this class we created our own stencil using the die cut as a template and then using some inks (I used Stamp Market Peachy and Mossy and Gathered Twigs distress ink). The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Festive Fall mi.

C’mon back tomorrow for a bunch more examples of our cards for this weekend!

UYS #422 Stencil

Have a stencil that you’ve never used before or one that is a go to favorite? We want to see it over on the Use Your Stuff blog! That’s the challenge theme for the next two weeks….stencils!

I dug out a Vicki Boutin butterfly stencil that I’ve had forever but never used. I’m pretty sure that it came in one of my SCT samplers at some point and so I figured this was as good a time as any to pull it out.

I decided to go with a rainbow and used a few colors from the Tim Holtz distress inks as well as some Lawn Fawn. I added a few enamel dots from Echo Park and then the sentiment is from Avery Elle and I realized one of the few that actually have a Mother’s Day sentiment on it in my collection!

I hope that you will join and play along in our challenge. You can find all the deets on the blog here! You can also stop by and see the great projects others on the DT have created for you!

PIO #147

Hey everyone! I’m happy to announce that I have been accepted to the Pile It On challenge blog and I am so excited to be a part of the team!

Pile It On

 

 

This is my first challenge with the blog and the theme is Black/Purple & Orange.  Your project would have those three colors or a combination thereof, as the primary focus.

The Challenge begins at 7AM CST (U.S.), and closes at 11:55PM CS  the Saturday before the next challenge begins, with a bonus theme on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Our sponsor this month is Ike’s Art.  I am using an image called Frankinella for my Halloween Tag.

 

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I used a large manilla tag and added some Halloween paper from my stash.  I then added some Dusty Concord Spray Stain to some Heidi Swapp Metallic white paste and mixed it together and put it onto the tag with a crackle stencil from Tim Holtz.

My image was colored using my copics and I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her dress.  After placing it on the tag, I added a few pieces of Halloween ephemera from my stash and some enamel dots from Doodlebug.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog.  The rest of the DT has created some awesome inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes

Fab N Funky: Orange/Black/Green

Little Red Wagon: Use a Stencil

Unicorn Challenge: Autumn or Halloween

Creatalicious Challenges: Anything goes with option of Texture

Creative with Stamps: Halloween or Leaves

A bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge: Halloween Colors

 

 

 

 

 

CCAYR – Anything but a Card

First weekend of September !  Wow…fall is almost here and then ..dare I say it…winter…**sigh**

I am not looking forward to winter in Calgary (I never am), but I do love creating winter crafts!

This month’s challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round, is to create something other than a card.  What are you in the mood for….tag, gift bag, scrapbook page, traveller’s notebook, maybe a treat holder.

For me, it’s an ATC.  It’s been awhile since I made one so I thought it would be fun!

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I took some Christmas music paper and added it to the base of the ATC.  Then did a wash with some gesso and added some color with my distress crayons.  Next was a layer of Heidi Swap texture paste through my Carta Bella stencil and then when it was dry, I added a sentiment strip from my stash as well as a glitter snowflake and some enamel dots to finish it off.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog!

Have an awesome weekend!