Phases 1-4

I’m getting ready to host a challenge on on May 18.  We decided to do the challenges for May and June based on games.  I chose Phase 10 for my game, so I’ll wind up doing 10 cards as examples for the 10 phases.  Wanted to share what I’ve been working on.

Phase 1 is Monochromatic.

As Double D challenges has a purple challenge going, and ModSquad has a “Mother” challenge going, decided to make this one work for those.

5-9-20 Phase 1 Monocromatic

When I do monochromatic, I only use shades of 1 color, no neutrals.  For this, I used:

  • My Favorite Things Wood Plank Background stamp
  • Gina K Designs Lovely Lavender card and ink
  • Gina K Designs Holiday Frame Set and Holiday Frame Fillers Set by Melanie Muenchinger
  • Gina K Designs Wild Lilac ink
  • Ranger Distress Ink in Picket Fence
  • Recollections Floral Embellishments

Phase 2 is to use Foil

5-9-20 Phase 2 Foil

I had so much fun with this one.  I used Queen & Company foam pieces.  These are the pieces you punch out, when you use one of their foam frames.  The fish is made from the mermaid tail punch out and the “waves” are from a chevron punch out.  I used the top and bottom’s, so they were flat on top as I was looking more for a river than ocean waves.  Used foil on the sticky parts of the foam pieces.

Phase 3 is Texture

5-9-20 Phase 3 Texture

My friend Bonnie always has so much texture on her cards, I tried to do as she does.  Mine is not so pretty, but it’s a fun mess.  For some reason, spray bottles do NOT like me.  I went to use my Ranger Distress Spray and it wouldn’t spray.  I had a stencil down, but as I had to pull the sprayer out (tried cleaning it out with hot water, which didn’t work) and just fling it over the stencil.  You can see the white splotches, which are texture.  I used different water color powders on the card and sprayed.  Mopped up the extra with some tissue paper I’ve had on my desk for this the past two times I’ve used watercolors.  There’s a piece of that tissue paper ripped and glued along the top left corner.  Sprinkled a bit of metallic watercolor on there (yellow dots).  Then, used another stencil and some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (top right corner).  Yikes!  That was a mess, as my mousse has gotten too dry.  Was able to add enough water to make it work.  Cut the sentiment strip and the “you” out of shimmer paper and embossed the “thinking of” with glitter embossing powder.  There’s an unbelievable amount of texture in this and I really like it.  There’s a lot of shine, too.  Did, however, ruin my shorts, as the fan in the room was on when I used the watercolor powder.  Oops!  Good thing they’re my cleaning shorts.

Phase 4 is a Shaker

5-9-20 Phase 4 Shaker

Used a Queen and Company kit for this one.  I had some other fun papers I had planned to use, but thought the family I’m sending this too would enjoy the glitter card, better.

I started Phase 5, but wanted to get these up.  Hopefully I’ll be able to work on that one tomorrow, as well as the rest of my phases.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!  Have a wonderful Mother’s Day tomorrow.  (If you’re reading this afterwards, hope your day was special.)

22 thoughts on “Phases 1-4

    1. How fun that you do that. My husband refuses to play games unless we have another couple over, so it’s been a while. Well, he plays video games, but I won’t play those.

  1. Great cards. Sounds like a fun challenge I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the phases.

  2. You have got so much fun going on here. I am impressed with your adventurous nature. Each one has its own special merits but of course I love all the texture .and colors. Now you have to teach me phase 10?

    1. It is a sometimes fun and sometimes completely frustrating card game. The only way this is based on it is that there are 10 separate phases. It’s been fun coming up with ideas for each phase, though.

  3. Looks like a lot of fun!! Your purple wreath card is so pretty and perfect for our challenge…thank you for joining us at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

  4. These are fun! What a wonderful idea for a challenge. Each card is so creative and lovely. I couldn’t begin to select a favorite.

  5. Four great card designs! Very creative to use the mermaid tail as a fish, and I love the foil you added to your foam pieces. Your mermaid shaker card is adorable, and your monochromatic flower card is gorgeous. Great job on your mixed media card; it looks like you had a ball creating it, and it looks amazing!

  6. These are all great and I can’t pick a favourite. I did really like the purple one and am glad you entered it into the challenges. So much texture and I chuckled at the picture of you with the powder blowing all over you. I always wear older clothing in my craft room so if i get glue or other stuff over me it doesn’t matter. Some clever thinking went into these cards with lovely results.

    1. Thanks Johanna! It was pretty funny and I’m glad they were old shorts. Though, as it’s watercolor, it will probably come out in the wash.

  7. Fun and creative cards, Golda. Great texture on your background and love the ocean themed cards from your mermaid to the waves. So creative.

  8. Lots of great inspiration and eye candy here today! The card you made four the Lavender / Purple challenge is so pretty! Thanks so much for linking up to the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!

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