Wednesday, July 1, 2015

52CCT Mixed Media Challenge

This week's technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is "mixed media". I watched a lot of very fun instructional videos! Here's what I made:

I built up the background with gesso, Ranger distress paints and distress inks. I glued on the Martha Stewart punch snowflakes and added another layer of gesso. Then I used the Ranger Texture Paste with Tim Holtz "Bubble" stencil. I paper pieced the MFT Pure Innocence stamp and added stickles and ribbon. The most fun aspect was using the Texture Paste--can't wait to use it again. Thanks for this fun challenge, 52CCT!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Frilly and Funkie challenge: It's Summer!

I made this for the Frilly and Funkie "It's Summer" challenge. I may be too late adding this link but next time I'll remember!
The pretty bicycle stamp I used is from Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A starburst and another banner card

Welcome! I had a lot of scraps around from a 6x6 Pebbles paper pad called "Family Ties." I decided to try the OWH starburst technique. After piecing the starburst and trimming it to make a card, I had this nice strip of starburst left over so I decided to make another banner card for OWH. Here's the banner card first:

And here's the starburst that I cut the banner strip from:
 I haven't used this technique in ages and it was extra fun to get two cards out of it! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

OWH Midmonth Throwdown: Banners

I used Sketch 226 from the OWH Archive for my card. The paper is by Pebbles:

thanks for stopping by!!

52CCT challenge: Elves

The new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is "elves". I love this digi by Whimsie Doodles:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Making a Christmas card for this week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge seemed like a good way to beat the heat! The color challenge is Black & White + one other color. I chose red:

Digi: Stamper's Best
I just noticed one of my 3 tiny black pearls fell off. I had put them there to disguise a stamp Oops. The little typewriter key stickers are from Tim Holtz
95 degrees and humid in Arlington, VA today! Stay cool.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Red, White & Blue challenge at Cards In Envy

For my red, white and blue card I chose this cute Melonheadz digi. Now I just need to find a little boy who has a July 4th birthday--any takers?