Dad came to visit for his birthday this weekend, so we've been out and about on all sort of adventures.
Tonight we're winding down, so I had time to make a birthday card I needed for a co-worker.
I combined this week's Freshly Made Sketch with colors from The Paper Players.
Stamps are Stampin' Up Big Day.
Posted at 07:51 PM in Birthday, CAS, Color Challenge, Masculine, Stampin' Up | Permalink
Sometimes after being away from my studio for a while, I come back with renewed creativity ... other times (like this weekend) I come back with a raging summer cold and a lack of creative mojo.
My theory is create anyway ... because any creativity is better than no creativity.
I combined the sketch & colors of the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge.
I thought I had things straight, but apparently this cold lends itself to wonkiness ... I figure a thank you is always appreciated even if it is a bit wonky. Stamp is Taylored Expressions Graphic Greetings Thank You with a little Eyelet Outlet Bling.
I'm off to find some Robitussin and a good night's sleep.
Posted at 09:07 PM in Color Challenge, Sketch, Taylored Expressions, Thank You | Permalink
Today's SplitcoastStampers Inspiration Challenge is all about Color Blocking. I love color blocking in my art, jewelry and clothing, so I had to join the fun.
I thought the color block design of this dress reminded me of this week's Freshly Made Sketch (if you flipped it on its side).
Since I wanted to make a wedding card, I used the colors from this week's colourQ Challenge.
I added a silhouette image from Gina K Designs in keeping with the color block theme.
I finished with some bling flourishes for a touch of elegance.
Posted at 12:30 PM in A Muse, Color Challenge, gina k. designs, Sketch, Wedding | Permalink
When I saw the colors at the CAS Colours & Sketches, I thought they would be perfect for a masculine birthday card.
I found those three colors of cardstock in my stash and combined them with this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
Stamps are MFT Chalkboard Greetings. Rather than the circle at the top, I used the Banner Die-Namics.
I'm also linking-up at Seize the Birthday.
Posted at 04:59 PM in Birthday, Color Challenge, Masculine, My Favorite Things | Permalink
There's a little Tic-Tac-Toe to go with the sketch at the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge this week.
I went straight down the middle with stitching, blue & enamel dots.
For the horizontal lines & dots, I used Taylored Expressions Stroke of Genius 2.
Sentiment & main image are from You're My Hero. I added two colors of enamel dots and sticker stitches from SRM Stickers.
This card will be sharing joy for a co-worker's birthday.
Posted at 09:33 PM in Birthday, Color Challenge, Masculine, Sketch, Taylored Expressions | Permalink
When I saw this week's CAS(E) this Sketch, I knew I wanted to use Paper Smooches Positive Strokes Two for my background.
Next I needed a color palette, so I went with Peach, Yellow & Light Pink from the Color Throwdown.
And while one wouldn't normally think of these as Christmas card colors, I decided to make Paper Smooches Snowman 2 my focal image and used a sentiment from Christmas Sampler.
I think my little snow person looks rather dapper in those hues. I finished by punching a few holly leaves to adorn her winter cap.
Posted at 07:27 PM in CAS, Christmas, Color Challenge, Paper Smooches, Sketch, Winter | Permalink
Tonight I'm making a card for my newest Chemo Angel patient ... so the Share Joy Challenge was the perfect inspiration.
I knew I could use three of the colors to stamp a Simply Stamped layered pineapple ... and then add the lollipop pink into the card design.
Those colors are just so cheerful. I finished with the perfect sentiment from Choose Hope.
Posted at 09:26 PM in Color Challenge, Encouragement, Sketch, Taylored Expressions | Permalink
At the Unity Stamp Company Facebook page, the challenge this week is to create something featuring any Unity Girl Stamp.
While I don't have any stand-alone girls, I do have a few that are included in sets, so I used stamps from love. just love. regardless.
Layout is a sketch from the Can You Case It? Challenge ...
and the colors came from the Mood Board at Simon Says Stamp.
Posted at 12:55 PM in Color Challenge, Encouragement, Sketch, Unity Stamp Company | Permalink
I finally added some My Favorite Things Baby Stamps to my collection, so I inked them up this morning using the hues from the colourQ Challenge.
Basic Grey was the perfect color (or in this case Wendy Vecchi's Watering Can Archival Ink ... my favorite Gray) for my sweet little Ellie from Beautiful Baby.
I added the rest of the colors using this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
Posted at 09:09 AM in Baby, Color Challenge, My Favorite Things, Sketch | Permalink
I love the gorgeous colors in the Tropical Inspiration Photo at The Heart Desires Challenge.
I chose to combine the tropical theme with both the colors and the sketch (because I'm an over-achiever that way). It was the perfect opportunity to ink-up my new Hero Arts Layering Pineapple.
Using the Colors from the inspiration, it sort of feels like Andy Warhol Pineapple Pop Art ... and I love it.
Posted at 09:43 PM in Color Challenge, Hero Arts, Sketch, Thank You | Permalink
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