Thursday, July 24, 2014

DS161 - Thanks!

Happy Thursday to ya!   Thursday means there is a new Deconstructed Sketch ready for you to tackle and get your mojo flowin'!  

Word dies are all the rage right now so I decided to play along with just that.
This card features the Simon Says Stamp Thanks craft die.  

I chose some pretty patterned paper from te Carta Bella Sew Lovely 6x6 paper pad.  
I used a dies from the MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX  to create the circular panel and a die from the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 12 for the sentiment panel.  I added a few rhinestones to embellish.  

I die cut the sentiment with the Simon Says Stamp Thanks craft die from some more of that same patterned paper to add a little interest.  

Here's the sketch:

Head to the Deconstructed Sketch blog to play along and link up your creations.  Be sure to check the creations of my fellow DT members for some inspiration!

Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties Blog Hop

I was thrilled to have received an email from the Jen del Muro, talented designer and owner of Reverse Confetti, inviting me to part of a blog hop featuring the Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties line of stamps!  Since coloring is my forte. I was more than happy to join in! 

I adore this images so I ended up making two cards! 
First up is Oliver Owl

I had a blast coloring up this little guy!  I started with a circular panel that I die cut using the MFT Die-namics stitched circle STAX.  Then I blended in some Tim Holtz rusty hinge, wild honey, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed Distress Inks and spritzed with water. 

I colored my image with copics and used a white gel pen to add some texture to his his feathers.

I used the MFT pinstrip background stamp and stamped it as well as the sentiment in hot fudge ink.  I added a tangy orange button and twine to embellish. 

I repeated the lay out on the inside, stamped another sentiment, and stamped Oliver Owl one more time.  This time I only added a little pop of color to the image.  

And here is my second card featuring Freida Fox!

This time I paired some PP from the Echo Park Paradise Beach 6x6 paper pad with some MFT hot fudge CS and some PTI white CS.   

Once again I colored my image with copics.  I again used a white gel pen to add the polka dots and a few little freckles to her rosy cheeks.  

I stamped the sentiment in hot fudge ink and added a hot fudge button and hemp cord to embellish.   

Whether you are a coloring proof just starting out, these Quirky Cuties are fun to color and they are paired with adorable sentiments!  They stamp like a dream, too!  These are high quality clear polymer stamps! 

Reverse Confetti is pairing up with Studio 3 Solutions for a cross promotional blog hop which means we have TWO prize packages up for grabs for two random commenters!  Two lucky ducks will each win a Studio 3 Solutions Color Cubbie AND a choice of 3 Reverse Confetti Quirky Cuties stamp sets!  Yep!  Winners choice! 

Ready to hop?!

If you got here from Jessica Fick's blog, then your next stop is Lisa Henke's blog
If you started here first, then you want to go back to the beginning so head right to the Reverse Confetti blogComments will stay open through and a winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti blog

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Can't Say Thanks Enough

While I still love MFT products, I must admit that I am enjoying the freedom of designing with products from other companies that I had been eye balling, but just didn't have time the time to play while on was on the MFT DT.    My purse, on the other hand, is unhappy with these new shopping sprees of mine.  :)

Tonight I am playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week's challenge is embossing.  I am also combining it with The Card Concept's Challenge # 15.  It's a color challenge.

I LOVE this cool Simon Says Stamp Circle Card Border craft die.  I sponged on some Tim Holtz mowed lawn, peeled paint, tumbled glass, and peacock feathers Distress Ink and then spritzed with water.  I rounded the bottom corners of my card base with my corner chomper,  

I stamped the flowers from the MFT Peaceful Wildflowers stamp set with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I added little pearls to the centers of the flowers to embellisg and then stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Thanks Clear Stamp Set in MFT black licorice ink.  

I definitely went the CAS route with this card.