Friday, June 5, 2020

You Old Goat!

Howdy!

I hope y'all can play along with us at the Alphabet Challenge blog. This week's challenge is E is for Earth Bound Animals.

For today's card, I used all the stamps in the set. As for the coloring I used a variety of colored pencils and blended them with a Fantastix and baby oil. If you wish to see how I do that please check out THIS video!

Stamps: Stampendous Old Goat
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Fantastix, Prismacolor Premier Rosy Beige, Deco Pink, 10% Warm Grey, 20% Warm Grey, 10% French Grey, 20% French Grey, Dark Umber, Sandbar Brown, Spring Green, Apple Green, Kelly Green, SAP Green Light, Blush Pink, baby oil

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!

Please stay safe and healthy!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Today - Dr. Seuss

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Today over at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. We have a NEW challenge which is to be inspired by this picture!


The colors that I saw in this picture that inspired me are the shades of pink and the blue of the water in the pool. I created this card by bringing out my stencil and distress inks. I applied the inks using a makeup brush. Then I used a water bottle to activate the properties of the distress inks. I then die cut the circles for the sentiment. When I put the card together. I thought that the card was missing something. So I chose to splatter paint onto the card. (If you wish to see how I splatter paint. This video has that technique.)

Stamps: CTMH You Are My Happy
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Bazzill Aruba
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral
Accessories: M. Graham & Co Acrylic Ivory Black, Altenew Broken Chevron stencil, Tim Holtz Stitched Circles, QuicKutz Nesting Circles

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, June 3, 2020

On the Beach

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My name is Mary Ellen Driggs and my blog is Creative Time With M.E.

I am so excited to be a guest designer for the Clever Dexter blog this month!

This month's challenge Sponsor is Oddball Stamps.


And the challenge for this month is Beach Bum.


As guest designer I was able to play with the Creepy Cute Big Eye Hula Girl Spooky Sue Image No. 247 from Oddball Stamps!  With this stamp set you get a couple of images.

For this A2 sized card, I used stencils to create the background and ink. Also for where the ocean meets the beach, I put fabric applique there and heated it up. This creates a more realistic look. And for the beach cutie, I used colored pencils. And blended the pencils with baby oil. On my YouTube channel, there are videos on how I use colored pencils and blend with them. Along with a video on how I create such a wonderful cloud background.

There's still time if you wish to participate in the Clever Dexter Challenge!!!

The challenge runs from June 1st to June 30th! And this month's theme is Beach Bum!

Stamps: Oddball Stamps Creepy Cute Big Eye Hula Girl Spooky Sue Image No. 247
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Glacier, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
Accessories: Liquid Applique, Fantastix, CTMH Round Sponge, Prismacolor Premier Aquamarine, Pomegranate, Light Aqua, Scarlet Lake, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Crimson Lake, Apple Green, Orange, Black Raspberry, Sky Blue Light, Magenta, Silver, Crimson Red, Permanent Red, Blue Violet Lake, Cobalt Turquoise, Grass Green, Lilac, Dahlia Purple, Imperial Violet, Peacock Blue, Neon Orange, Muted Turquoise, Nectar, Parma Violet, Tuscan Red, Seashell Pink, Eggshell

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.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Happy Paw - ther's Day

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Today over at the Cardz 4 Guys challenge blog. We have a NEW challenge it's to create a Father's Day card!!! Hope y'all have a chance to play along with us!

The sentiment die was cut 9 times and then for each sentiment, there is a stack of 3 die cut words. I cut the word HAPPY from the die cut. And then I stamped the sentiment FATHER'S DAY onto white cardstock with black ink.

This card will be going to my husband. As we have fur babies. Our youngest is a female Boston Terrier and our other 2 dogs are the same age. One is a Dachshund and the other is a Boxer mix.

Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #121
Try It On Tuesday Cut It Out
Unicorn Challenge #55 Masculine
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge
The Spot Challenge #113 Masculine Project
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Arty Divas Challenge #23

Stamps: TAC Trendy Greetings
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Kat Scrappiness Happy Mother's Day Die

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.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Monday, June 1, 2020

June Rainbow Card Challenge 2020

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I hope y'all can play along with us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! Also this month y'all have the opportunity to try out for the Design Team!!! All you have to do is enter this month's challenge. There are more details included in the post.

The challenge for this month is to create a Pastel Rainbow.


For my card I took a stencil from Scrapbook.com and turned it at an angle. This creates the look of rain falling. I then masked out a section per color using Post-It notes. After I applied the inks to the stencil and the look was complete. I then stamped the sentiment and did the steps for heat embossing it. I think the sentiment combined with the rainbow colored rain creates a fun look.

Stamps: Visible Image Sparkle in the Rain
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Mint, Lilac, Lemonade, Peach
Accessories: Scrapbook.com Dashed stencil, Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold

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.

Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says: Make Your Own Background
Path of Positivity Challenge #81--Opt. Twist: SUCCESS...June 1─July 5
STAMPlorations June Stencil Challenge

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends C# 132

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Baby Card

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Today over at the Make My Monday challenge blog. We have a NEW challenge it's to create something For a Baby!!! Hope y'all have a chance to play along with us!

You never know when you'll need a baby card! So that is what I created today!

This card is all about die cutting and a bit of stamping. When you are creating a baby card, it is important to use pastel colors. And as I do not know who will be receiving this card, I chose to go with a neutral palette. So yes, there is pink and blue but also green and purple. And the card base is kraft cardstock.

Stamps: TAC Trendy Greetings
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Kraft, Lilac, Glacier, Bashful, Sweet Leaf
Ink: CTMH Nutmeg
Accessories: Park Lane Woodgrain embossing folder, QuicKutz Metro Alphabet dies, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B

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.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

We Have Awesome Chemistry! Let's Bond

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Today's cards were created for the Online Card Classes Spring Card Camp 2 that I am taking. The lesson is on Creative Color Blocking.

When I saw this lesson, these stamps just came to mind. Below this picture and supply list you will get a closer look at the cards that I made. The Indian looking chemist reminds me of my high school chemistry teacher.

Stamps: IndigoBlu Periodic Table of Elements, Paper Smooches Great Chemistry
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Bluebird, Candy Apple, Lemon
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Fantastix, Prismacolor Premier 70% Cool Grey, 70% Warm Grey, 90% Cool Grey, 20% Cool Grey, 90% Warm Grey, Shin Han Touch Twin R11 Carmine, BR96 Mahogany, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey, Purple, True Blue, Lavender, Tan, Citrus, Coral, Fair Skin, Earth Brown, Jade Green, Spectrum Noir Illustrator BG6 Brown Grey 6, Liquitex Basics Acrylic Mars Black





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.