Tuesday, 23 August 2016

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge OLS30

The current challenge at One Layer Simplicity is

August Art!

My skills are about as far away from art as Pluto is from the Sun. I kept coming back though and read through - hmm - watercolor, watercolor pencils, mosaics, stencils. Perhaps, I could "fake" it!

Here's my card

I used Inktense Watercolor Pencils and a stencil from iStencil 27-00079 R SC. With a waterbrush, I moved the color around and in some cases, I added more color by touching the waterbrush to the end of the inktense pencil. The sentiment is from MFT Just the Way You Are stamp set.

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

Joining in the fun over at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

The current challenge is

Make For The Border

This week we would like to see some sort of interest around the borders of your project, whether it is using a decorative border stamp, punch or die along one edge or around the whole project, we will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!
We are showcasing Memory Box Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.

Here's my card

I used Memory Box Lucienne Tile die, cut several times with different colours of cardstock. Using a fine glue pen, I adhered all the little pieces. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Flower Friend stamp set.

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MFT Card Challenge: Sketch 294

Another super versatile sketch over at MFT Blog

Here's my card

I used MFT Just the Way You Are stamp set for this card - for both the adorable little girl and the sentiment. I coloured the little girl image with a variety of copic markers.

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Pals Paper Arts PPA314

Found a great sketch to inspire me at Pals Paper Arts


Here's my card

I masked off the vertical area using post-it tape. I then used an ARTplorations stencil - Tribal Weave with distress inks (pumice stone and antique linen). I carefully removed the post-it tape. For the horizontal banner, I used a scrap of cardstock and the sentiment and heart stamp are from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

CASology Week 211

There is a super cool cue card word over at CASology

So, I admit it, I wasn't sure what to do. I checked out the Design Team's cards for inspiration. Then, I recalled that I had the perfect stamp set for this - if I could only find it.

And I did ... here's my card

I used Newton's Nook Design's Newton's Day Dream stamp set for the sweet kitty, the speech bubble and the word dream. I coloured in the image with copics and tried to mimic the colours of our sweet kitty, Bayley.

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Sunday Stamps Challenge 133

Thought I'd join in the fun at Sunday Stamps 

Here's the inspiration


I made myself a note to do a hydrangea. I finished a card with a purple hydrangea, then I noticed that the challenge was

SSC133 Shades of Blue - Use a Minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your Choice

UGH - I figured that I would just skip this week. Then I noticed that I still had a week to try to re-create me card. No problem - I can always use another thank you card.

Here's my card

Used Mondo Hydrangea by Essentials by Ellen, coloured with copics. Sentiment from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Calling All Sistahs: August Blog Hop

Calling All Sistahs is a campaign started by Michele Gross of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps after her discovery of breast cancer.   The idea behind it is to remind our sistahs to do their monthly self exams and annual mammograms.  Michele designed the Calling All Sistahs collection during her cancer treatment and is now donating 50% of her profits from that line to National Breast Cancer Foundation.  This is an important reminder for all my sistahs.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the US and 1 in 9 women in Canada will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Look around, do you see 8 (or 9) women? Think about it, on average, one of them will develop breast cancer. It's up to us to do something to do what we can to reduce that incidence. Annual mammograms and monthly self exams are one way for us to take an active role. This is your monthly reminder.

Michele is being super generous by offering 3 - $15 gift certificates to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to those leaving comments on the various stops of the blog hop. Only the comments left before 12:00am on the 19th of August will be considered for the gift certificates.

Here are those participating in this month's blog hop.

And here's my card

I started by using distress inks (worn lipstick and picked raspberry) and ink blending tools to create the background panel. I cut a tag from a piece of scrap bright pink cardstock and stamped the sentiment from CASual Fridays Calling All Sistahs stamp set. I felt that it needed something more, so I added a second tag using printed vellum, some sequins for a bit of shine, silver thread and a small silver bow to complete the card.

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Now on to the next stop on the blog hop - Bonnie Sharp