Pansy Congratulations

Good morning 🙂  I just had to take another stab at a CAS card….practice makes you more comfortable, right?  For this, I used one of my first Aurora Wings digital stamps, the Pansy Corner 1.  I love pansies….there are such a wide range of colors in these pretty flowers, so I decided to go with fall colors on this card.  I printed the image up on kraft paper, then colored it up with my Prismacolor pencils.  I may or may not have got a grease splat on the background, which may or may not have caused me to add the black banner under the gold “congratulations” that was cut with a Tattered Lace die.  I sprinkled some gold embossing powder around the image, then matted everything in black 🙂  I’m loving the look of these vibrant pansies with the kraft and black 🙂

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #58 CAS

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #1741 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – Week of October 9th ATG

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog – Colors of Autumn

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #190 Use a Die Cut and Sentiment

 

Golden Rose

Hi there!  I’m on vacation, so am using my time to play 🙂  This card features a gorgeous image from Power Poppy, it’s the Rose and Chamomile Digital stamp.  I love this image, it reminds me of a corsage for a special occasion 🙂  I printed it on kraft paper, and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  I did a bit of inking with distress inks around the edges as well.  For the background, I tried inked up an embossing folder with embossing ink, so the de-bossed side would be heat embossed after I added some sparkly green embossing powder to it.  Even though there’s some parts that got embossed outside the pattern, I really like it, as it gives it a bit of a rustic effect.  I matted both pieces with red CS and added some pretty off white sparkly ribbon and a bow.  To finish it off, I found a little gold dragonfly in my stash 🙂

I would like to enter this in the following:

Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!

Power and Spark Challenge – Get Krafty!

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge – #98 Techniques – using ink on an embossing folder, then heat embossing

Di’s Digi Design Challenge – Ribbon, Lace, Twine &/or Cord

Morgan’s ArtWorld – #18 ATG

Glitter Party

Sometimes, a girl just needs to go nuts with glitter. And this card is an example of one of those times for me 🙂  The image was a freebie at the Kit and Clowder Facebook group’s 15,000 member celebration, courtesy of the lovely sponsor LaLa Land 🙂  I colored Marci‘s skin and hair up with my SN markers, then decided to take a walk on the wild side and color her dress and bows, using a fine glue pen and loose glitter.  It was a bit of a challenge, as I was trying to keep all the shading as it should be, especially on the teeny bows!! (Yes, there are 2 shades of green in those suckers)  I fussy cut her out and decided to use this sketch, and technique challenge from The Sketchy Challenges, for the card layout.

The instructions are to use a mask or medium that you’ve never tried for the background…since I seem to always be trying new things, and was too broke to buy some new goodies to play with, I cracked the seal on my sticky embossing powder and used it on the background.  When it was stamped and embossed, I was really surprised at how sticky it was!!  I dumped glitter all over it, to create a sparkly background, to coordinate with the dress.  I added a strip of white ribbon, that I adhered rhinestone letters spelling Party onto, then matted it on even more glitter CS!  As it wasn’t quite glittery and glitzy enough (bahaha), I added a few sequins as a finishing touch!

I’d like to enter this into:

Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!

The Sketchy Challenge – #126 using the sketch and technique shown above

Addicted to Stamps -#153  Stamp a Background

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – ATG week #36/37

Sunflower Splendor

Hello 🙂  The weather is getting cooler here, and it’s really starting to feel like fall.  When I was a child, I can remember waiting for the sunflowers to be ready to pick, and when they were, I would grab the big flower, twisting them, as I pretended they were a steering wheel that I was driving 🙂 Then, it would be a feast, straight from the plant.

The card I have today is featuring a beautiful sunflower image from Power Poppy.  It’s a digital stamp, called Sunflower Power.  I printed it very light, so I could color it with my Prismacolor pencils on kraft paper in the “no line” method.  I added a faint script stamp accent in the inked background and distressed the edges before layering it with a piece of brown CS, some cheesecloth (I love that stuff!), and a background that I made by stamping a large flourish corner, and heat embossing with a pearl powder for a subtle effect.  I added a few die cut branches and some brown pearls to balance the design.

I’d like to enter this into:

Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!

Power and Spark Challenge – Get Krafty!

As You Like It Challenge – Flora or Fauna…..why?  although I love both, I’m way more drawn to flora for cardmaking, I love the range of colors and the beautiful imperfections of nature 🙂

Creative Knockouts – #211 ATG

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Week 37 ATG