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.

Cassettes

I remember the 80’s. I graduated HS in the 80’s, graduated from two colleges in the 80’s, and started my first job away from home in the 80’s. The Retro Rubber Challenge is all about the 80’s. I remember a lot of music from those years. Music was on the radio and at home, usually on a cassette player. I will also include Can You Handle the Pressure as I embossed the background with stars.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2022/08/challenge-189-its-the-80s.html https://cyhtp.blogspot.com/2022/08/anything-goes-with-twist-of-petsdogscats.html

I went with the cassette theme using the Beboppin set from Paper Smooches, 2013. It has the 80’s vibe with the colors and the cassette tapes. The challenge says to use 3 of these colors: Mauve, Pink, Blue, Grey, or Tan. I used all of the colors. The palette in the early 80’s had more pastel shades of these color and in the late 80’s it turned to neon colors. My colors are bright but not neon.

I enjoyed my trip down memory lane. I do not remember the using the word gnarly, though. Thanks for spending time with me.

faBooLous Ghosts

I created a Halloween card today. It was so fun to take out images that I created last year and had left over.

https://twooldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-mid-month-reminder.html

I love the mood board at the Two Old Bats Challenge and the ghosts captured my attention. These ghosts were punched from the SU Tulip Builder Punch. The eyes were punched from the Owl Builder Punch. They needed a background, so my daughter, who has a large collection of Halloween stamps and accessories, came to the rescue with a Cuttlebug Web embossing folder. I inked it with Gina K Designs White Pigment ink. The greeting is from a Paper Smooches set called Ghoul Friends.

This was a fun card to create. Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas Puppy

Following Buddy Gayle, I had to play with the AAA challenge. I have many animal stamps, but a favorite has been Paper Smooches since I bought the first stamp from them. I am sure it was one that I used on this card. I am also playing along with the Let’s Squash It challenge of using my folder and keeping it CAS.

https://aaacards.blogspot.com/2022/07/game-219-anything-goes-christmas-pets.html

The stamps used are all from Paper Smooches: Chubby Chums, Chubby Chums Pals, and a greeting set. The background was embossed using a Darice EF. I added sparkle to the hat with Nuvo glitter. The nozzle clogged and when trying to unclog it with a craft pick, the nozzle came off of the bottle. My hack was to use a broken q-tip and use the cardboard to apply the glitter glue. Worked perfect!

As I am typing, I am getting chats with the grocery store. I placed the online order in last night, so they are currently shopping for our order. This is a first for placing it to pick up early in the morning. So far, so good with the questions. Thanks for spending time with me!

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.

Skeleton Spinner

I have been working on Summer Virtual Stamp Night with Splitcoast Stampers. One of the cards is to be a spinner. I found a Frankenstein in my stash all colored and cut out, so I began creating with him in mind. First snag was my circle was too large for my pennies as I didn’t pay enough attention to the details of the tutorial. So off I went for more change and the quarters worked. Next snag was Frankie was too large for the small circle as he kept stopping the spinning motion. Sad to say, he didn’t make it to my card.

This card is all Halloween. It will be entered in the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge. I remembered this challenge thanks to Buddies Gayle and Gerry.

https://twooldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-anything-halloween.html

My card background was created using a Paper Pumpkin Sept 2019 set. I added the candies from a Paper Smooches set.

The card is quite heavy, so it will not be mailed. It does spin! It was fun to create.

Day 10 Wreath

Day 10 is all about patterns and rainbows.

Die cut wreath with Gina K.

I think anyone who is a Gina K Designs follower will recognize the placement of any wreath made using the wreath builder. I followed her directions today and made the die cut wreath. The dies I used are SU dies that recently retired, so I picked them up for half the original price. This shows one of the leaf dies. I used the colors that Gina used making an 8 color rainbow. My greeting came from a Paper Smooches set. I enjoyed creating with Gina’s ideas.

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.

Talking Birds

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/05/birdsbird-nestsbird-cagesbirdhouses.html

I used a Paper Pumpkin kit for the patterned paper and flowers. I placed a stencil over the pp and added the vines. The stencil is from A Colorful Life. The bird dies and branch are from a Memento set. I used Peacock ink and cardstock which matches the color on the pp. The light green is Mint Macoron and the peach is from Hobby Lobby. It is a close match to the flowers. The greeting and “meep” are from a Paper Smooches set.

As I created this card, I listened to the birds singing outside. I love birds and this was a fun challenge.