I am participating in a swap on Splitcoast Stampers called March to the Beat. Each month, I receive a stamped image to create a card with. I add my own papers, coloring tools, dies, or anything else needed to complete a card with the image provided.
The above images are from January. I was provided this elephant from Unity Stamp Company, the greeting and the DSP. (This is SU patterned paper which they call Designer Series Paper.) The greeting was stamped in Island Indigo ink. She did provide the name of the DSP, but I do not have it handy. To complete my card, I colored the elephant in colors that matched the DSP. I placed the greeting on the inside.
The French Fry image was provided along with the greeting. I colored the French fry image and fussy cut it out, popping it up on an action wobbler and added googly eyes. The dotted background is made with a stencil. The Happy Valentine’s Day and I heart You are from a Lawn Fawn set. I used Spellbinders dies for most of the circles and the dotted circle inside is a retired Stampin Up die. I may give this to my husband. He does enjoy puns.
The final challenge from Friday evening was large sentiments.
I chose the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Birthday Die for the star of the card. I stacked it with three layers of white cardstock to make it thicker. The polished stone background was in my stash waiting to be used. I found a color in my Gina K Designs cardstock from many years ago from a pack called Calypso. It worked perfectly for a layer and the greeting. I added the toucan already colored and fussy cut, then balanced it out with the flower. Those images are from Catherine Pooler’s stamp set Toucan Do It.
When I made this, I liked the tone on tone. Now I am wishing for a bit more contrast, but have no idea what I would change.
Thanks for sharing in my samples. I have been making samples for a few weeks with not much else. I am ready to move on. Today the other challenges go live and I do have 3 more challenges that I haven’t made a card for. I will make them as I get to them.
I took a break from other things and made a simple card recently. I like the CAS Colours & Sketch challenge. They are celebrating their 500 challenge.
I am using Challenge #475 colors of Tatian Tide, Parakeet Party, and Sweet Sorbet. I used Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter for the gifts and Simply Winter Sentiments for all of my stamping. I used the MISTI and moved my paper up and down the platform using the grid paper to move it three spaces with each border.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Double D Challenge would like a lighthouse. Retro Rubber challenge is Anything Goes. I decided a recently made card would fit both challenges.
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.
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.
Summertime is the perfect time for an ice cream treat. Snoopy and Woodstock seem to agree.
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.