Wednesday, November 9, 2016

613 Avenue Create #191 - Anything Goes

Hi!  Due to internet issues, I'm late posting about this month's 613 Avenue Create challenge which is, of course, Anything Goes. Our sponsors this month are All Dressed Up, Doodle Pantry, A Day for Daisies, QKR Stampede and the Cutting Cafe. The DT has some wonderful inspiration for you. Click over and look at all the beautiful creations and to see who won last month's challenge.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016


Here I am enjoying simply gorgeous and unseasonably warm Fall days. I just love being in my craft room filled with natural sunlight. It makes creating cards a bit easier as I feel so happy. This card is for my brother-in-law's birthday

I stamped the leaves and fussy cut them, adding a bit of color randomly with colored pencils. I think the card has a nice masculine look.

Cardstock:  Recollections (white and kraft)
Inks:  Memento, Close to my Heart
Stamps:  Close to my Heart (retired)

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Well, I need to do some housecleaning so I'm off to do just that. I hope your weekend goes well!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS Flower Card

This card is for a line dance friend who is recovering from a serious illness. I sponged Spun Sugar Distress ink onto water color paper and sprayed it with water to create the background.  The flower is a retired Close to My Heart stamp. I created the paper for the flower by smooshing 3 distress inks separately on a craft sheet. I sprayed each area with water, and using a paint brush, splashed each onto some water color paper to create a random pattern. After stamping the flower, I fussy cut it and glued it on the pink panel. I added a sentiment and some sequins. Voila!

  I like the flower from my hand made designer paper. I stamped and fussy cut two other (different) flowers and saved them to use another time. I'm really liking distress inks. I recently added some mini ones to my collection and intend to use them soon. I want to work on my blending.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb; Canson Water Color Paper
Inks:  Distress - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler; Close to My Heart
Accessories:  Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Emboss Resist Card

This card is for the husband of a friend of mine. He suffered a stroke, but is progressing well, thank God. I wanted to try something new so I gave the emboss resist technique a try.  After embossing some Martha Stewart leaf stamps in white, I sponged on distress inks. The Paper Smooches sentiment is also embossed, but on vellum. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  Take a look:

Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
Ink:  Versamark,
Embossing Powder:  Wow Clear, Wow White
Card stock:  My Stash
Stamps:  Martha Stewart (leaves); Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
Accessories:  Vellum (my stash), Theresa Collins enamel dots

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Flowers

Today is a beautiful Fall day where I live. I know some people are dealing with extreme weather issues, and I pray for their safety.

I used my MISTI (boy, do I love it!) and made this birthday card for a friend:

Stamps:  Altenew Painted Flowers, Close to My Heart sentiment
Card stock:  Recollections
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous White
Inks:  Close to My Heart
Sequins:  My stash

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

613 Avenue Create #190-Anything Goes-Option Use Green & Gold

It's monthly challenge time again at 613 Avenue Create.  Our Anything Goes theme has the option to green and gold, to continue our Fall celebration. I used a Bugaboo to create another card for our grandson - no surprise there, LOL!  He made the freshman basketball team so this image is perfect for him:

The uniform is black and gold to match the school colors. Our grandson wears red basketball shoes so this little guy had to have red basketball shoes, too!

I made my own background paper using a $1 basketball stamp I got from Michael's years ago and chalked the background surrounding the basketball player. I just love Bugaboo's stick figure sport images - they are so cute and such fun.

Cardstock:  My stash
Inks:  Close to My Heart
Stamps:  Waffle Flower Congratsl Michael's
Markers:  Copics E35 & E57; Spectrum Noir BG5, 8 & 10; CT4; DR5; GB1 & 4; OR1 & 2; TN3 & 4
Washi:  My Stash
Dies:  Fawn Lawn Stitched Rectangles

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Distress Ink Halloween

I'm really early with a Halloween card this year. I am determined to get better blending distress inks so I decided to ink up a night sky for our grandson's Halloween card. Here it is:

The tree  is heat embossed in black and so is the bird. I created the sky with distress inks. They blended pretty smoothly. The background is a bit darker in real life. I splashed the background with water to create an erie look. I cut the panel down and matted it. I didn't think it needed a sentiment - it looks like Halloween, don't you think?

Card stock:  Recollections
Inks:  Versamark
Stamps:  Close to My Heart (retired) and Michael's
Embossing Powder:   Stampendous Detail Black
DP:  BoBunny Fright Delight Collection ( blog candy I won a couple of years ago on Virginia Lu's blog)

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I have to make a Halloween card for a grandniece also. She may just get the same card-LOL!!

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