Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Rainbow Card Challenge 2020

Howdy!

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.

Bloom Where You are Planted

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE- Spring Has Sprung
Art Impressions Challenge #279 Bloom Where You're Planted
#TGIFC257 Technique Challenge
STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge




Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 30th day of participating in the challenge.

For today's card, I started out by stamping the stones onto both the cardstock and a Post-It. The Post-It was then turned into a mask, after I fussy cut the stones out. I did the same thing for the kangaroos. I then stamped onto the cardstock. using the masks to cover the areas I was stamping on. That way some items were able to be stamped under or beside the kangaroos. When the stamping of the piece was done. I moved onto coloring in the kangaroos and stones. For that I used colored pencils and baby oil to blend the colors out. When all the coloring was complete, I glued that cardstock on the card base. I then searched for my sentiment, as I didn't know where it was stored. Gives me more motivation to work on my stamp book. I will share that with y'all once it's complete.

For the sentiment, I stamped that onto vellum. And then heat embossed. When that was done, I ran the vellum through my Xyron. The adhesive in the Xyron is good for using with vellum as you can't see it.

Stamps: Art Impressions freebie stamp (2016), Flower Set 4052, Southwest 4763, Foliage 4051, CTMH She's a Wildflower
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Lagoon, Vellum
Ink: VersaMark Watermark, CTMH Lagoon, Intense Black, Evergreen, Fern, Thistle, Sage, New England Ivy
Accessories: Amazon makeup brush, Fantastix, Xyron, Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder, Prismacolor Premier Deco Peach, Burnt Ochre, Chestnut, Beige Sienna, Blush Pink, 30% Cold Grey, 50% Cold Grey, homemade stencil (SU! Rainbow Builder Framelits)

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.

Force You to Love Me

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Today over at the Make My Monday challenge blog. We have a NEW challenge it's to Make Your Own Background.

Today's card is also being entered into the following challenges:
The Paper Girls CHALLENGE #196 - Babies! - baby Yoda or the Child - as we don't know his actual name
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Little Cuties!!! - pretty sure baby Yoda is a little cutie
Dare 2B Artzy March Challenge: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends C #128
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils - baby Yoda was colored with pencils

For today's card, I started out by stamping onto some cardstock. The cardstock had previously run through the Xyron. Then I colored him in with my colored pencils. Followed by blending the coloring in with baby oil. And finally, I fussy cut baby Yoda out.

Next, I took some cardstock and sprayed ink onto it. When I was done with the ink spray, I took out my acrylic paint. With my acrylic paint I also brought out a toothbrush. To create the stars, I put a bit of the acrylic paint on the toothbrush and then rub that against my finger. This creates a spray effect.

Stamps: KS Chickie Nuggies
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Archival Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Deco Pink, Peach Beige, Celadon, Green Jade, Blush Pink, Ginger Root, 20% French Grey, 30% French Grey, 50% French Grey, 70% French Grey, Dylusions Ink Spray Crushed Grape, Vibrant Turquoise, Slate Grey, Black Marble, Sprinklers Midnight

This is a close up of baby Yoda.


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.