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June 30th, 2015

working with a sketch…

Hi everyone.  Andrea has made a sketch for the latest Vintage Udfordring challenge.  I really enjoy sketch challenges because they leave color and theme choices up to me, but give me a ‘skeleton’ on which to hang my design choices.  Here is the card that I made…

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I had this vintage image set aside for a good opportunity to use it.  This challenge was just the one!   I love it as my focal point.  Here is the sketch that I worked from…

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If you have never worked from a sketch, think of it as a map.  Let it guide shapes and placements without being tied to the exact diagram.  You’re also free to add or subtract elements to the sketch.  For example, here is an element that I added to the design and wasn’t in the original sketch…

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I just love the way this hand dyed, blowzy bow broke up the symmetry of the design.  The trinket pin is one I made…

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I added a mat to the vintage image.  It’s another layer added to the original design…

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A doily was used as the background circle.  The sheet of patterned paper that is sandwiched between layers of solid card stock was stamped with two shades of green using some solid leaf stamps and an outlined leaf stamp.  The strip of punched branches was used in place of a solid horizontal strip.

I hope this helps to clarify some of the ways you can exercise personal choice when using a card sketch and I really hope it inspires you to join us in this challenge!

Because I love ribbon and love bows, I’ll be linking this project to the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #121~ Pretty Bows.

 

Hugs and blessings,

 

June 28th, 2015

my turn…

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a card that I made for my turn at The Pony Case-Press!  If you haven’t visited Mynns’ newest challenge, you might like to check it out and participate in this long, card challenge chain.  This is my card for the chain challenge…

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This is Karen Bourkes’ card, which was my inspiration…

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I started with those gorgeous delphiniums and beautiful colors…

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Layers of vellum and some silver embroidery thread between the sheets, in place of the die cut circle ‘scribbles’ that Karen used on her card.  A few white iridescent sequins are scattered around.  Karens’ sequins were placed at the corners…

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This was a very quick card to make and I really like it!  Usually, I like the pieces that have lots of time consuming and intricate work.  This was a happy surprise~

I’ll be entering this card into these challenges;

 

Blessings and hugs,

June 27th, 2015

4th of July…

Hello dear blog friends!  I’m popping in with a card for Independence Day…

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It was my desire to create a card full of exuberance!  A little fireworks sort of explosion made from ribbon was my choice. This is the card sketch that I worked from…

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I really love the challenge of making something that expresses my feelings and still uses a guide.  The one thing you can always be certain of is that every creation made from this sketch will be entirely unique!…

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The banner that was die cut from a shiny silver paper has lots of small star cutouts.  Instead of discarding the pieces, they exploded out of the tag and found their way onto the card stock…

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Thin florists’ wire holds the gathering of ribbon and trim bits together.  A red button was strung with red and white twine that secures a tag stamped with the year this nation was established…

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As you can see above, I scored double lines every half inch for some added texture.  Freedom is the word that seems most essential to me, when I think of July 4th.  So many people have given life and limb, for the cause of freedom.  The freedom to vote, the freedom to work hard and succeed, the freedom to worship, the freedom to have our individual ideas and the freedom from tyranny.  The list is long and each of us has our own version. That too, is liberty…

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This is the inside of the card.  I cut the navy card base of the front panel, an inch longer than the height of the card.  I scored that flap and punched the swaged border.  A bit of extra stamping along the bottom, just because.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a happy and safe 4th of July.

I’ll be entering this card into these challenges;

Blessings and hugs,

  • stamps~ Est.1776- Papertrey Ink
  • papers~ cardstock-Bazzill, patterned papers-scraps
  • inks~ poppy red-PTI, midnight muse-Stampin’Up
  • punch~ beaded ruffle-M.Stewart
June 15th, 2015

sweet summer…

Hello everyone~ The newest challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called ‘Sweet Summer’ and is inspired by a photo that Debbie has chosen…

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I had fun, using the color inspiration and the mason jar theme from this photo…

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I opted for just one jar and the great summery color combo…

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I embossed a scrap of light yellow card stock and swiped an ink pad over the raised design.  The mason jar and label were stamped and colored with Copics…

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Some paper daisies, colored to punch up the color and a stray bee, left from a set of chipboard embellishments finally found a home!…

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Above, you can see the inside of the card.  Hinging it at the top, I punched an edge along the flap from the front sheet and embellished it with some ribbons.  I printed some Basic Pink Tags from Artistic Adventures and used two with different patterns, to  create something a little different for the inside.  I really do use these tag files in lots of projects.  They come in a range of yummy colors!

Life has been busy, busy and I miss posting to you more often.  I have a few projects in the making that I hope to share with you very soon.  The weather here has continued to be very strange.  The month of June traditionally has less than .02, or two hundredths of an inch of rain for the entire month.  Only one week into June, we have had an inch of rain in my area and other locations had even more.  The weather service is now forecasting more rain this week, with the possibility of it lasting through the week!!!  I am doing a happy dance in my heart~ I just love clouds and rainy days and here, they are few and far apart.  I’ll let you know how it goes ;-))

 

Blessings and hugs,

June 14th, 2015

a vintage challenge…

Hello friends~ Today is the start of a new Vintage Challenge, aka Vintage Udfordring!  I had so much fun, working with a precious, vintage style stamp called ‘Baby Hugs‘ (Baby Kram in danish), from our sponsor, Shop.YourOwnScrap.dk

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I began by coloring the stamped image and die cutting it out in a circle.  I just love this sweet little image!  The circle was mounted onto a pink doily that I found in my stash and then embellished with some die cut vines, cut apart to work around the circle and leaves colored to add some contrast. Tiny paper roses and leaf green rhinestones were added next.  They’re hard to see, but there are also some small pink half-pearls in the ring.  The next step was deciding to take this image and place it front and center on a sleeve that will hold a tag.  Again, the same lacy, die cut detail was added to the edges of the sleeve and the focal point was added to the crossover front…

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The tag was cut from a beautifully floral Tilda paper and mounted onto white card stock.  The same die cut lace was used to top the tag.  A die cut corner embellishment was embossed and highlighted with pink ink.  A bow made of thin, stitched ribbon and behind that, a multi looped bow made from hand dyed seam binding, was added to the back of the tag…

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A doily in the center, is where a message will be added.  There’s more room on the back if needed.  I hope you will join us for this challenge which is all about ‘Flowers’ in a vintage style~

 

Blessings and hugs,

June 1st, 2015

in my garden…

Welcome dear friends~The Shabby Tea Room has a new challenge called ‘In My Garden’.  I wish my garden was beautiful right now, but the heat has taken it’s toll.  Fortunately, I can dream…

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We are going to be at 108°F today and the lush green that prevailed from October through the beginning of May, has turned to  brown.  This is the inspiration photo that spurred me to make this little water colored scene…

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Roses, lavender and a white picket fence~ there isn’t much that is as ~sigh~ worthy as that!…

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I stamped this lovely sentiment from the ‘Best Wishes‘ set from Paper Sweeties and rolled up the end of the banner for some emphasis, tucking it behind a hand dyed bow and a hand made rose and rosebud…

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It’s been ages since my water colors have been subjected to water, but the desire hit and I’ve been having great fun creating little vignettes.

I’ve not been posting much lately, as I’ve been devoting a lot of time to my CASA work.  If you would like to know more about it, you can find more information at the National CASA site HERE.  I’ve also been teaching and so my time spent creating has been reduced but is even more precious to me now!

Hoping you are high and dry and perhaps…even a little bit warm!

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

 

 

May 18th, 2015

fun blooms…

Good morning.  So glad you could stop by~ Today’s newest challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called fun blooms…

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I used a fish bowl shaped pattern, to cut a sheet of clear acrylic to make the base of this card.  The fish bowl shaped file comes from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe.  I scored a sheet of lightweight clear acrylic down the middle, folded and flattened the fold with a bone folder, before lining up the fold at the top of the bowl and cutting out the shape.  Here is the inspiration photo…

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There are just so many ways to interpret this photo…the colors, the layers of flowers, the fun filler.  That’s the really fun part of a photo inspired challenge.  Each of us will focus on a different aspect (or aspects) and interpret it with our individual styles.  I cut an oval piece of vellum to fit inside the card to hold my sentiment…

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It’s very hard to see the clear acrylic base as it’s truly crystal clear!…

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I stamped three versions of poppies and colored them in before fussy cutting them.  Very small glue dots were used to attach them to the card base.  The leaves were die cut from green card stock before being stamped with a different shade of green ink.  They too were attached with glue dots, in a band across the clear bowl.

Have a good long look at the inspiration photo and see what aspects of this arrangement make an impression on you.  Then let your creativity flow and come join us for this challenge!

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

May 16th, 2015

digital elements…

Good morning and welcome.  I have a card to share with you that I made with two digital printouts from Heather’s ‘My Artistic Adventures’ Etsy shop.  I used one digital file with lilac embellished, place card shaped tags that are offered in mirror images and both small and large versions in the same file.  It also includes lots of words that can be cut out, but for this card, I stamped a vintage inspired sentiment….

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The mirror images of the larger size tags are adhered to the front and back of an aqua tag, from another favorite digital file from Heather’s shop.  These tags come in a wide range of colors and each file comes with a choice of 6 different patterned tags, all in the same color way.  They are so very, very useful to have on hand.  If you look at the detail of the photo below, you can see that the tag with the lilacs on the left, was cut along the edge of the lilacs so that I could hook it around both the aqua tag and over a corner of the sentiment tag.  It’s fun to play with these elements and use them in original ways…

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Some sprigs of white babies breath made from paper, were colored in shade used on the lilacs and adhered to the bottom of the aqua tag.  Oh, and I nearly forgot, there is cluster of fussy cut lilacs below the right side of the sentiment tag.  It was cut from a small version of the lilac tags and helped to carry the eye along a cascade of lilacs.  It may not seem that way, but this really was a quick card to assemble.  I hope you will join us for this new challenge at My Artistic Adventures.

 

Hugs and blessings,

 

May 14th, 2015

a classic wedding…

Hello dear friends and welcome~  I’m here today with a new challenge from Vintage Utfordring (Vintage Challenge), that is about confirmations and weddings.  Our sponsor this month is Papirdesign.  My project is a classic wedding card and dimensional envelope that would be suitable for all but the most contemporary of weddings…

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The paper used for this card is an iridescent, heavyweight white card stock.  Because of it’s lightly reflective finish, the white has photographed in an assortment of white shades….

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A simple stamped sentiment and some tiny paper flowers and stamens were adhered in a half moon shape…

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Using the same heavyweight, white iridescent card stock, I made a dimensional envelope. It is quite sturdy.  The flap of the envelope was punched with an eyelet design and it seals with a strip of double sided tape.

I love the vintage feel of this very ‘quick-to-make’ wedding card and think that it would work for all but the most extremely contemporary couples.  I’m looking forward to seeing your entry in this challenge!

 

Hugs and blessings,

May 4th, 2015

pretty in pink…

Hello everyone~ Whew, I can almost see the surface of my play table!!  The debris of recent projects have been piling up and it really feels great to put it back into order.  I love to sit down to a clear space.  The newest challenge #251 at The Shabby Tea Room was created on my newly clean surface…

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I used a die cut bicycle, cut from pink card stock and stamped the detail with a darker pink ink.  The background paper was sponged with inks and given a few spatters for interest, without competing with the focal point…

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The basket on the back of the bike was cut from white card stock, as I wanted to mimic this inspiration photo…

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I did some freehand coloring for the flowers and foliage, dabbing some glitter with my little finger, over the pink and purple ‘flowers’…

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A strip of ribbon anchored the bike and provides a nook for this lovely sentiment stamp.

I hope to see you at this ‘Pretty In Pink’ challenge!

 

Blessings and hugs,