Monday, October 18, 2021

Autumn Birthday


Good Morning!  It is new Sketch time at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, and this is my design team card for this week's sketch #443.

After stamping the sentiment, I ran a panel in CTMH's woodgrain embossing folder making sure the sentiment was between the grain.  I did some direct ink to paper over it before adhering the color card stock.  The leaves were created on watercolor paper and cut out with an older, cherished, Lawn Fawn set of leaf dies.  At the last minute I added the metal flower. I recently tried to clean a chaotic embellishment drawer and found a packet of copper Foundry Flourishes. You know those things that are too pretty to use and you hoard them?  lol The little dots seemed to match the stitching marks on the leaves. I hope you will try your hand with our sketch this week. Link up at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  We love to visit your blogs to see your creations.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Autumn Leaves


It was fun to watch a few technique videos that are linked in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge for October.  I really had fun playing with paints and Distress Oxide inks and some leaves collected on my walk.  My acrylic paints are not of a good quality, and I found I had greater success with the Oxides.  I also don't have mini-gell plates, so I used the back of the Concord & 9th Painted Shapes stamp set as gel plates.  I have lots of sweet square backgrounds to turn into cards as well.

I used the Freshly Made Sketches #506 to create this card. I adhered 1/4" strips to a card panel and then used a circle die to cut out a window.  I stamped a small sentiment on the inked portion and adhered it behind the window.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Sending Smiles

Happy Monday morning!  A new month and a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I spent most of National Card Making Day organizing and cleaning...I have finally begun the process of creating Inventory sheets for my supplies.  I have finished stencils, CTMH inks, Distress Oxide inks, and all the sentiment dies.  And I created a big box of stamps that I am saying good-bye to. That last is much harder!

Stand alone dies are next, and while going through I found a fun little folder that cuts and embosses. It is from Stampin'Up so I know it's been in there for quite a while!  Honestly, sometimes I wonder if my hobby is collecting products or using them!

I cut a pretty pattern scrap into a rectangle, found some card stock that coordinated and ran it through the machine with the stencil. While the stencil was still attached, I pounced some white pigment ink through the stencil. Found a scrap of green that matched and cut a few bits of foliage. Cut the frame and stamped it with Cocoa ink and embellished with a few pearls from my stash before popping it on with some foam tape.

I hope you will create some fun in your craft space with this week's sketch # 441 and share it with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Fall Leaves


Autumn has always been my favorite - I love the colors, the crisp air and woodsy smells, and the food. Today I played around with a new layering stencil set from Simon Says (Stepped back Squares) and blended with Gina K inks.  I cut two leaves with the Large Stitched Maple die from Simon Says- one in the deep brick color and another in copper card stock.  The panels and sentiment were cut using Gina K Master Layout 2.

Linking to several challenges:  Addicted to Stamps and More #415

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stencils challenge

Dare2BArtzy October challenge -Fall

Saturday, September 25, 2021

A Halloween Birthday

 New sketch over at Sketch Saturday!!  I am late to the game this week because I have been a delegate at a 5 day virtual convention.  Wow!  Zoom all day for 5 days and I survived.  I admit to getting a bit of coloring done while listening to debates... I have two friends with birthdays on Oct. 31 so I made two of these. Inside it says Happy Halloween, Happy Birthday, Sweet Treats.  

This is a marvelous sketch - quick and easy and very versatile.  Join us at Sketch Saturday. Our challenges are sponsored by Riley & Co.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Fall is My Favorite


Good Morning!  New sketch today at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge which runs from September 20-26th.

I was very literal with the sketch, but I am excited to see how some of the other crafters will interpret #439. My card was made mainly with Gina K stamps and inks using the smallest wreath builder. The sentiment is from Cocoa Daisy, gingham from MFT, and wood grain paper from the stash. A few of the cluster foliage pieces were cut with an Altenew set.  

Play along, link up to AHSC so we can see your creations!

Ink Colors: Fresh Asparagus, Faded Brick, Honey Mustard-Gina K                                                          Card stock: New England Ivy -CTMH                                                                                                        Embellishments: Fresh Cut Grass sequin packet-SSS

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Hello for Sketch Saturday

 My design card for this week's new sketch at Sketch Saturday.  Our weekly challenges are sponsored by Riley & Co.  

I used dye inks on an acrylic block, misted with water, and then 'stamped' it on card stock.  I dried it and then stamped the feather image several times in black and fussy cut them out. I used the feathers to create the stacked portion of the sketch. 

I hope you will try out the sketch and share with us at Sketch Saturday!