Royalty Tribute

I played with a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers honoring Queen Elizabeth II using any kind of mixed media. I do very little mixed media, but chose to give it a try.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3098240?&cat=500&ppuser=301308

I used several stamp sets in completing this card. I used Paper Smooches Royal Cuteness for the greeting and castle. The crown came from Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After. The corgi’s came from My Favorite Things Best in Show along with the pedestal the queen dog is standing on.

The background is on a piece of Strathmore Watercolor Paper. I began with a stencil and acrylic paint. I came back after it dried and began adding green ink colors, but that wasn’t enough. Then I remembered I had Ken Oliver pigment powders, so I shook a few colors on the background and applied a lot of water. I let it dry then sprayed gold spray onto it. This gold is from Stampin Up and I must have added water to it at some point; it is in a small mister bottle that I shake. After drying, I decided it finally looked like a lawn fit for a queen.

Thanks for spending time with me. I enjoyed creating this card. I am not sure when I will dive into the mixed media again, but I know I can create this way when I choose to spend the time.

Plaid Birthday

I thought a while on the Navy and Lime Green colors for the Color Hues challenge, knowing I needed to turn it into a birthday card for the Seize the Birthday challenge. These are not colors I generally mix, but I finally found a way to mix them.

https://colorhuesthecolorchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/color-hues-48-and-our-2nd-birthday.html http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2022/09/seize-birthday-246-collaboration-with.html

The plaid background was created with a plaid stencil from Newton’s Nook. I inked it with GKD Key Lime ink, then flipped the stencil and inked it again with GKD In the Navy ink. It made an interesting background. Next I die cut the Big Happy Birthday die from Lawn Fawn three times with this very bright green cardstock from Hobby Lobby. It is close to the Key Lime color I used for the ink. I paired this green with a navy cardstock also from Hobby Lobby. I think this will make a nice masculine card to add to my stash, however, if a women loves green, this would work her as well.

Lighthouse card

Double D Challenge would like a lighthouse. Retro Rubber challenge is Anything Goes. I decided a recently made card would fit both challenges.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/08/lighthouse-challenge.html
https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2022/08/challenge-188-anything-goes.html

The stamp set used is Beacon by Maymay Made it, released in 2017. I stamped the lighthouse in Lawn Fawn Lobster ink. The birds are from the same set, stamped in Gina K Designs In the Navy ink. The greeting is from a Hero Arts set very retired, from 2011 or 2012, stamped in GKD Black Onyx ink. I added twine to balance the card front.

I enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Fish Porthole

I had fun creating a sea of fish card.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/07/creatures-inunder-sea.html

I used the Critters in the Sea Lawn Fawn set for the fish. I chose several colors for my under the sea world. I decided to view these bright sea critters through a porthole, which meant I needed a boat. For my boat, I scored the paper with 1/4 inch scores, then used Kraft ink from Gina K Designs to add the boat color. The porthole and card base are made from Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood patterned paper. I found the gems in my stash. The greeting is from a Paper Smooches set.

Thank you for spending time to view my cards. This is my third post for today and will be the last.

Snoopy eating a Treat

Summertime is the perfect time for an ice cream treat. Snoopy and Woodstock seem to agree.

https://cyhtp.blogspot.com/2022/07/anything-goes-embossing-with-twist-of.html

I used a Stampabilities set called Snoopy Eating Ice Cream, which is the perfect name. I added a piece of Echo Park patterned paper to add more color; it is a popsicle print. The embossing folder is The Paper Studio A2 Quatrefoil, which I think looks like the ice cream cone pattern. This was a fun card to create. Sometimes I like to color an image that I haven’t colored in a long time. I think it has been a few years. The greeting is from Lawn Fawn, Simply Summer Greetings.

Day 8 HOmework Poppies

Day 8 for Online Card Class is about flowers.

Day 8 with Dana Joy.

I created with lessons from Dana Joy. She showed how she watercolors flowers with layers. I own a die set from Lawn Fawn, so I die cut many pieces of watercolor paper with this set. I made several poppies. I used Stampin Up inks and refills for the coloring. Poppy Red was used for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I added a bit of Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus with the apple green for a bit of variation. I finished the flower centers with a bit of sparkly Nuvo drops. I chose the greeting from a Paper Smooches set.

I really enjoyed Day 8 lesson. I enjoyed coloring the large petals of this flower.

Day 2 Joseph’s Coat

Working on Online Card Class Day 2 technique.

Joseph’s Coat with Cathy Z

I used Lawn Fawn inks for the background with a Simon Says Stamp Stencil. The black in is Gina K Designs. All of the inks work well together as they are the same formula.

I am enjoying class. My time has been limited this week due to life. I will continue to watch and create as my time allows.

Wall of Succulents

I have been wanting to create with my newest succulent dies for a few weeks. Today I was inspired!

https://cyhtp.blogspot.com/2022/05/anything-goes-embossing-with-twist-of.html

The succulents are made with Lawn Fawn plant-a-succulent die set. I made these over the last several weeks and they were sitting in an bowl waiting to be used. I needed the slimline size to fit the three groupings with different faces together. This means my brick embossing folder would not fit, so I had to run it through 2 times trying to line up the bricks. I was close but the recipient will not notice. The greeting came from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents. I placed a strip of Kraft between the bricks and the sky. I like this card. I am considering sending this as a birthday/retirement card.

Bubble Wrap Birthday Card

I made a card using a video idea from Gina K Designs with bubble wrap.

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-94/

I used a Lawn Fawn set called Flutter By for the butterflies. The greeting came from a Unity set illustrated by Gracielle Designs. The background is bubble wrap stamped in Polished Pink.

This card was originally created for the Challenge Your Stash challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. We always upload our cards on the 28th of the month. The challenge was to make something for Earth Day thinking of things that make our Earth beautiful. I love butterflies and Gina K had the perfect video for inspiration. I redeemed my bubble wrap from heading to the trash and using it.

It will be going to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge as it is an Anything Goes challenge.