Thursday, April 2, 2020

You're My Favorite Obsession

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Today's cards are being entered into the following challenges:
#Kindred30DayChallenge
#30daysofmixedmediawithana
The Male Room Challenge #133 - Make Me Laugh
Crafty Creations April Challenge (#408) - Anything Goes
Dream In Darkness 
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #113 - Anything Goes




I have been playing around with quite a few challenges on Instagram. One, is the #30daysofmixedmediawithana, the day 1 challenge is to use Brushos. Another is #Kindred30DayChallenge, day 1 is to use something sparkly. The characters top is sparkly as I used my CTMH Black Shimmer Brush. Also, I added a few sequins, just to make sure the card had a good amount of sparkle.

Have you ever seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show? If not, and you have a quirky sense of humor you would love it. For those of you who have seen it. You know that RHPS has weekend showings around the world. This is of course, back when movie theaters were still open. And in those theaters, there are people performing the movie while it is playing. Back in my early 20's I was a part of our local cast. And I generally played  Janet Weiss, the movies female lead.

For today's card, I stamped out Dr. Frank-N-Furter, onto a scrap of white cardstock. As for the background it is watercolor paper. I ran the watercolor paper inside an embossing folder. Also in the embossing folder I put some Brusho and sprayed water. Then with this combination inside, I ran the embossing folder through my die cut machine. If you've seen the movie you will recall that at the end Dr. Frank-N-Furter is singing on a stage. And the curtain is down at that time. I think that the embossing folder resembles that curtain.

Now back to Dr. Frank-N-Furter, I colored him in with colored pencils. I then fussy cut him out. And then I blended those colors out using baby oil. Finally, I popped him onto the card with the sentiment, I used 3M foam tape. This was so he would be flush with the sequins that I also put onto the card. To finish the character off, I used my shimmer brush, you shake it up first to make sure the glimmer is evenly spread out.


Stamps: Kindred Stamps Midnight Movies
Paper: Arteza Expert Watercolor Pad
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: CTMH Playful Scallops embossing folder, Black Shimmer Brush, Brusho Brilliant Red, Prismacolor Premier 10% Cool Grey, 70% Cool Grey, 90% Cool Grey, Eggshell, Blush Pink, Beige, Crimson Red, Electric Blue, 70% Warm Grey 90% Warm Grey

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Bouquet of Cards

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Today's cards are being entered into the following challenges:
#30daysofmixedmediawithana
#3xcardchallenge
#30daycardmakingchallenge
Time Out Challenge #158
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes/Weeks #432-433
Gina K. Designs APRIL MONTHLY MIX CHALLENGE
- From Mindy:

Welcome everyone! It’s the start of a new month which means it’s time for a new challenge with Gina K Designs! We’d love for you to play along with us! The challenge this month is Spring Fling! All you need to do is create a project using Gina K Designs products with the theme Spring in mind. 




The colors of these flowers make me think of Spring.

I have been playing around with quite a few challenges on Instagram. One, is the #3xcardchallenge, where you are challenged to make at least 3 cards using a single stamp set. Another is #30daycardmaking, the day 1 challenge is to make A Simple Thank You. And the third is #30daysofmixedmediawithana, the day 2 challenge is to use Crayons.

For these cards, I used watercolor paper as the card front. Then I brought out my distress crayons. I colored the crayons over the rubber stamp. Next, I sprayed the stamp with water. And finally, I stamped onto the card front. After stamping the flowers, I then stamped a sentiment beside the flower.



Stamps: Gina K Garden Silhouettes
Paper: Canson XL Watercolor Paper, Arteza Expert Watercolor Pad
Accessories: Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Rusty Hinge

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Rainbow Card Challenge 2020

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I hope y'all can play along with us at the Rainbow Card Challenge!

The challenge for this month is to use the color Tiffany Blue


For today's card I used a beautiful ballerina stencil that a friend gave me. As it is a delicate and intricate stencil, I used Pixie Spray to place this onto my card base so I could use it.

Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Aquamarine
Accessories: Ballerina Stencil

Today's card is also being entered into the following challenges:
 STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #April - Anything Goes
LTCCB #45 - April Anything Goes
AAA Cards CAS Game #162 - Made in Minutes + optional twist Use A Stencil
Anything Goes Challenge - 31st March 2020




A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Be a Rainbow

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenge #156
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge - 31st March 2020
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends C #128

Found out that the 31st of March is National Crayon Day!


First I'd ever heard of it. And as soon as I did, I knew I had to come up with this colorful card. But it did take me a while to put this card together. Because, in the stamp set I have there is only one crayon stamp, so I had to stamp it repeatedly. I also created a mask by stamping and fussy cutting the crayon on Post-It. Then to color it, I used a variety of alcohol markers. Fortunately, this sentiment was only two pieces. Which was far easier after creating the crayon rainbow.

Stamps: TPC Studio I Love School, CTMH Be a Rainbow
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Shin Han P83 Lavender, Spectrum Noir Triblend Citrus, Dark Red, Light Green, Orange, True Blue, Lavender

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

For Peeps Sake!

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE- Spring Has Sprung
PBSC March - Anything Goes...Optional 'Think Spring'...More Inspiration!
The Library Challenge 56 - Egg Drop

Image result for egg drop mini grey

For today's card, I stamped the center chick onto both the cardstock and a Post-It. Then I fussy cut the image on the Post-It to create a mask. When that was done, I placed the mask over the center chick. And then I stamped to the left and right of the chick. Then I removed the mask and brought out my colored pencils. I started out by coloring the beak and feet of the chicks. Then I blended the colors in using baby oil on a Fantastix stick. I then moved onto the coloring of the center chick. First, I colored the chick all over. Then I traced with a darker shaded pencil along the body and center of the image. I then drew a couple of chicken tufts. This was done by drawing a V around portions of the body, this mimicked the image of the chick. And finally, I blended the color out using baby oil and a Fantastix. Then I repeated those steps for the other 2 chicks.

Stamps: Penny Black Chick & Egg, Amuse Studio For Peeps Sake
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Sage, Pixie, Carolina
Accessories: SU! Bitty Banner, Prismacolor Premier Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Light Umber, Beige Sienna, Jasmine, Eggshell, Sand, Fantastix

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Chin Up Buttercup

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE- Spring Has Sprung
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #138
AAA Cards CAS Game #162 - Made in Minutes + optional twist Use A Stencil
STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge





Another great sentiment for the times we are living in with Corona Virus going around. I am someone who is unable to be out at this time, because of my health conditions. Thankfully my doctors understand that right now it is better for me to stay home then it is to go in for my check-ups.

This time, I used Post-It tape to cover up about 2/3 of the card. And then I stenciled over the remainder of the card. The stencil that I used was homemade. Although I do have a much larger feather stencil. If you click on the label with stencil below this post you can view the cards I have created with that stencil.

Stamps: CTMH Southern Sass
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense BlackSweet LeafMint, Bashful
Accessories: Homemade stencil (Spellbinders Feathers), Amazon makeup brush

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Well Goodness Gracious

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE- Spring Has Sprung
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #138
AAA Cards CAS Game #162 - Made in Minutes + optional twist Use A Stencil
STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge





This sentiment is perfect for the times we are living in right now. This card was created first by die cutting a couple of feathers into projection sheet film. Then I brought out some of my ink colors. There are only 3 ink colors used besides the one for the sentiment. Although you will see 4 ink colors. When I blended the blue ink too close to the pink, it turned purple. But it looks lovely. After I ink blended through the stencil, I then stamped the sentiment in the center of the card.

Stamps: CTMH Southern Sass
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Sweet Leaf, Mint, Bashful
Accessories: Homemade stencil (Spellbinders Feathers), Amazon makeup brush

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.