Sunday, August 25, 2013
This month's blog hop theme is Fast Food. A color scheme plus an inspiration photo equals a fairly quick card. Here's the inspiration:
For this challenge, we created scratch-and-sniff cards by mixing scented powders - in this case, sugar-free cherry Jello - with clear embossing powder. When I brought my embossed cherry back to the table after embossing, the red gingham paper happened to catch my eye, and it was the perfect thing to finish the card. Love it!
For this challenge, we used shrink plastic to create an embellishment for our project. I used my beloved Simple Sunflower set to create this card, including a sweet tiny sunflower tag made by shrinking the larger sunflower.
For this challenge, we used the "gallon quart pint" method of achieving color balance - a lot of the main color, a smaller amount of a second color, and just a bit of a third. I chose to use Mighty Oak, which is well on its way to becoming one of my all-time favorite sets, and limited myself to just one color for the leaves (gallon), a dark chocolate trunk (quart), and a navy sentiment (pint).
This challenge involved using glitter to embellish our project. I used the giant daisy from Rosie Posie and glittered the center by die cutting a circle from a piece of wide double sided tape and putting that onto my stamped flower to glitter. I stuck the double sided tape onto a piece of waxed paper before die cutting - an improvisation that worked out really well!
For this challenge, we were given a limited list of supplies that we could use. The list included Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, and Harvest Gold cardstock and ink, as well as a 1" strip of Soft Stone cardstock. I had a lot of difficulty figuring out how I could use all of the colors together, as this particular combination just wasn't my cup of tea. Fortunately, one of my crafty companions reminded me that I didn't have to use them all!
For this challenge, we used salt on our project to interact with the ink. I brushed Enchanted Evening ink onto watercolor paper to create a background. Then I sprinkled it with plenty of salt and mixed in more water. As it dried, the ink created this beautiful stormy night kind of background, so I used an extra die cut tree from Mighty Oak to complete the scene. I love the way this turned out!
For this challenge, we created our own spray mists using reinkers and rubbing alcohol. I used three different colors of mist and sprayed them through a stencil. I didn't want to cover up the design, so I embossed the sentiment on vellum and mounted it over the misted piece.
This flower was made from some tea-dyed fabric cut with the Lovely Layers dies, a cork die cut, and a big brad. I was going to create a card with it, but my daughter loved the flower and wanted to make something with it, so I passed it on to her!
We stamped and laughed past midnight. It was a very long day, but we were so productive. When we arrived, we thought we'd never catch up with the challenges, much less complete all of them. But we all came very close to finishing everything. Christianne actually got all ten challenges done before we left Joy's house! Here we are with all of our projects; tired, but still having a great time.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Here is my card for the Rolled Dough Designs challenge at Stamp A Faire:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Hello, is this thing on? I really dropped off the face of the blogging world, didn't I? No promises, but I'll try to post more often. New toys arrived the other day from Papertrey Ink. Here's my first card made with the new Mighty Oak stamp set and coverplate die. These are so much fun. There are 27 different leaf stamps to choose from - almost too much for my poor flighty brain to handle. I managed to contain myself and only used four different leaf colors and four different leaf stamps for this one. I can't wait to make some more cards with this set.