Thursday, September 13, 2018

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Color Challenge: Lime Green and Hot Pink

Hello everyone, it's hard to believe it is September already, and I continue to be busy making Christmas cards for this holiday season, which I've probably been doing since! One great way to get some of them done is joining in on the fun at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

 This week's challenge is to make cards using the colors lime green and hot pink. I always loved the pink and green color combination, and I was happily up for the challenge.

I just received my Simply Celebrate Winter stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I colored these little snowmen with Copic markers in green and pink, fussy cut them out ( haven't purchased the matching dies yet ) and attached them to a piece of lime green card stock that I stamped with the sentiment that is included in the set, and embossed with a dot embossing folder that I had on hand. I added a pink mat, and adhered that to a piece of white card stock that I stamped with some snow clusters in pink and green to continue with the green and pink theme. I added strips of the same green card stock and then adhered it all to a white card base. I wanted to add a little more to it, so I added some die cut snowflakes that I had in my extra die cuts stash and added rhinestones to the middles.

I had so much fun making this card, and was so pleased with how it came out, that I'm sure I'll be making more of them.

Friday, August 24, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School: Ombre

This is the last day of this MFT Summer school for this session, and the assignment this time is to create something using the ombre techneque.

I started my card by heat embossing images using white embossing powder and some stamps that I had in my stash, then created the ombre effect using three different Distress Oxide colors, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Candied Apple.  I didn't add a sentiment to it because I'm not sure what I want to use it for yet. I know my techneque needs a little more practice, and it all looks a little smoother in person, without as much blotchiness, but I like the way it turned out, and that is what these challenges are all about, to learn a little something.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my creations for this challenge as much as I enjoyed creating them. I'll see you when I post my next project.

MY Favorite Things Summer School Session 2: Rainbows

Hi there, it's time for another assignment at the MFT Summer Camp. This one is to create a project using a rainbow pattern.

For my card, I used a panel that was from a project that I did a while back. I had made a larger rainbow panel using strips of colored card stock glued to a white piece of card stock, then cut that one up into different sized pieces for what I needed. I had some of these pieces left, so I thought I would use one of them for this project.

To start with, I used a die with stars on it from Memory Box, I can't remember what it was called because I don't have the packaging, but even individual star dies would do. I used the die on a blue piece of card stock, then adhered the rainbow panel under the cut out portion. I added a Happy Birthday cut out that I made from another die I had on hand, and added that to the panel. You might not see it on the screen, but I added some clear Wink of Stella on the Happy Birthday to add some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you for the next assignment.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School: Visual Triangle

For today's assignment at this MFT Summer School session, we are to create a project using a visual triangle.

I chose to make my visual triangle as a cluster, using three images from the Ink on 3 Magic Dragons stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and placed them on a stamped background using the gem stamps from the same stamp set. I just love this little guy.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my project, and I'll see you for the next assignment.

My Favorite Things Summer School : Focal Point

Today's assignment at the MFT Summer School is focal point, focusing on the main element of the project. Here is my project.


I really liked the technique that Karolyn used on her project, masking the area behind where her subjects would be and inking only inside the mask stencil. I didn't have the masking sheets that she used in the video, so I decided to try clear contact paper, and it seemed to work just fine. The images I used are from a Hampton Arts by Mama Elephant stamp set. For some reason I can't find the name on the packaging.but it is a stamp and die set with unicorns, rainbow, and a castle and such. I cut the images out with the dies provided, colored them with Copic markers, and layered them on the inked part using foam tape on the unicorn for dimension. I used the greeting stamp that came with the set.

Thank you for stopping by, and I'll see you for the next assignment.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School Session 2: Monocromatic

Hello, for the assignment for the first day of this session is to make a project that is monochromatic, The color I chose is blue.

I decided to use a star background die that I had and used a centement out of one of the stamp sets I had in my stash, and inked it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. I inked the background of the my sentiment panel with the same ink that I used for my background, but it's hard to see in the pictures. I added some of the stars from the cutouts from the die, and added them to the panel. You can't see it in the picture, but I put Wink of Stella on the white stars, and on the cutouts that I added to my sentiment. Now on to the next day's assignment...:-)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School: White Space

Ok, I know, I'm a little out of order on this one. I missed the assignment that was on Sunday, and thought it started with Monday, and didn't realize until today that I missed it, so, here is assignment that I missed.

This assignment was to use white space on our project. I chose to use images from the MFT's Magical Dragons for my creation, which I colored with Copic markers. I embossed the white background with a cloud embossing folder, and made the hills using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies from Lawn Fawn, and embossed them with a dot embossing folder to add some texture. I didn't have a banner die to fit the sentiment like I wanted, so I cut a strip from white card stock, then made a fishtail with scissors, stamped the sentiment which is from the same stamp set, inked the edges, then adhered it to my card.