Friday, August 28, 2015

Bloom in Faith

I have another yet another faith based card today using stamps from the Illustrated Faith Bloom set.


I cut a rectangle from vellum using a Lil Inker Designs stitched mat and then stamped the flower image and the sentiments using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I layered it onto patterned paper and then matted it with a wonky layer in dark blue to ground it. After adding a sun cut with another Lil Inker Designs die, I anchored the piece with a button and added an enamel dot to the flower center.

Products: Illustrated faith stamps, American Crafts dp, Bazill vellum and cs, PTI cs and button, Doodlebug enamel dot, Lil Inker Designs die, Versamark ink


Have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

What's Buzzin? and a sale {Purple Onion Designs}


You have until tomorrow (Friday) to take advantage of the  Purple Onion Designs anniversary sale. The discounted prices will appear as soon as you add the items to your cart.


Today's card features images by Stephanie Ackerman including the Heart Flower, the bee from the Love Bugs set and the sentiment from the new Love Bugs Sentiments set. All were stamped onto Neenah cardstock cut with a Lil Inker Designs Stitched mat. I colored the bee and the flower stalk with Copic Markers and paper pieced the flower, attaching the flower center with foam tape. The completed image panel was attached to a patterned paper background with craft foam. A couple of enamel dots were the only embellishments.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Lil Inker Designs die, Copic Markers
Copics: Flower-YG61, YG63, YG67; Bee-C3, C5, W00, E81, R22, R24, Y0000, Y11, Y13; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000 

As always, please check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Cute as a Bug and a Sale {Purple Onion Designs}


It's the 12th Anniversary of  Purple Onion Designs and you have until Friday, August 23 to take advantage of the celebration sale.



Using the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Film Strip Die to cut from both white Neenah cardstock and then again from Limeade Ice cardstock. I stamped the various bugs from the Purple Onion Designs Love Bugs set onto the squares, coloring them with Copic markers. I attached the finished piece onto a cardstock mat with craft foam, slipping a patterned paper tag in between. The sentiment from the Love Bug Sentiments set was stamped directly onto the card base. Matching buttons finished it up for a whimsical card for a child.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, My Mind's Eye dp, Neenah, DCWV cs, PTI cs and buttons, Pretty Pink Posh die, Verve die, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG05, YG0000, YG01, YG13

Please check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.



Friday, August 21, 2015

Blessed to Call You a Friend

Happy Friday!

Today's card reflects my interpretation of the Freshly Made Sketch #200. They are celebrating the 200th sketch and have lots of prizes up for grabs so I am tossing my card into the mix.


I actually flipped the sketch so that the smaller panel was at the bottom. I cut the background panel from Strathmore watercolor paper and a strip of patterned paper from an older My Mind's Eye pad using a Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mat die. I really didn't need to use watercolor paper for the background since I wasn't really coloring on it but I liked that the texture would match my image piece. I used a die from the Papertrey Ink Building Blocks die for cutouts and then backed with more paper from the same paper pad. I cut a tag also from the same watercolor paper using the largest die from the WPlus9 Timeless Tags 2 set. I stamped the stem/leaf and sentiment from the WPlus9 Doodle Buds set onto the tag, plus a flower and extra leaf separately using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I heat embossed all images with clear embossing powder and then cut out the leaf and flower bud with the matching Doodle Buds dies. After coloring the images with my new Zig Clean Color Real Brushes - I am still in a major learning curve on these - the flower bud and leaf were attached to the tag with foam tape. I added some baker's twine in the tag hole and then using the tag as a guide, I stamped the rest of the sentiment directly onto the background panel and then added the completed tag with craft foam.

Products: WPlus9 stamps and dies, My Mind's Eye dp, Strathmore watercolor paper, PTI cs and die, Lil Inker Designs die, Versafine ink, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes
Zigs: Flower-Light Carmine, Carmine Red; Stem/Leaves-Yellow, Pale Green, Light Green; Background-Cobalt Blue


That's it for today. Have a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Where Flowers Bloom and a Sale {Purple Onion Designs}



It's the 12th Anniversary of  Purple Onion Designs and Michele is celebrating with a sale. The discounted prices will appear as soon as you add the items to your cart.



Using Versafine Onyx Black ink I stamped the flower from the Mixed Middles Flower set onto three pieces of Ranger Watercolor paper and then stamped each with a sentiment from the Flower Quotes set. I stamped the "middle" directly onto the flower center for the center card and then stamped separately for the left and right cards, using a different middle stamp for each. I heat embossed the images as well as the sentiments with clear embossing powder. After coloring the images with Zig Clean Color Real brushes, I fussy cut out the two middles, attaching to the left card with glue and the right one with foam dots. The card fronts were attached with craft foam and then I added a few sequins to each as the only embellishments. This was my first time using the Zig brushes. I like them but I think it's going to take some time to master the technique.

Here are the individual photos:




Products; Purple Onion Designs stamps, Ranger Watercolor paper, PTI cs, Doodlebug sequins, Versafine ink, Zip Clean Color 
Zigs: Yellow, Violet, Mid-Green (top); Carmine Red, Orange, Olive Green (center); Light Pink, Pink, Yellow, Pale Green, Light Green (bottom)

 As always, please check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Grow with Prayer

I have another faith based card today using Illustrated Faith stamps.


I cut the tag from Neenah cardstock using a die from the Paper Smooches Gift Tags 2 set and then stamped the flower and sentiment from the Illustrated Faith Bloom set. I colored the image with Copic Markers and then attached the tag to the prepared background using Hemptique cord and craft foam. I kept it simple and organic for a more masculine look.

Products: Illustrated Faith stamps, Doodlebug and WRMK dp, Neenah and PTI cs, Hemptique cord, Paper Smooches die, Copic Markers
Copics: Flower-YR30, YR31, YR20, YR23, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97; Shadows-W00, E81

As always, thank you for stopping by.

Monday, August 17, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas} TCPTUES297 Inspiration Challenge


It's time for another TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas and I am your hostess this week with an inspiration challenge. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat’s Pajamas stamps are not required.


I am definitely not ready for summer to be over as you can tell by the photos I chose for this challenge. I decided to go with the surfer theme although I am more of a sit-on-the-beach-with-a-margarita-in-one-hand-and-a-book-in-the-other kind of girl. I started out by messy watercoloring the background onto Ranger Distress watercolor paper using Loew-Cornell watercolors. I then  stamped surfer Poochie from the Fun in the Sun Set onto Copics X-press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I cut the frame using the new County Fair die, cutting off the lower banner and hiding the grass with a piece cut with the Wave CutUps.  After stamping the sentiment directly onto the background, I attached the frame and placed the image in the waves using foam tape.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Avery Elle dp, PTI and DCWV cs, Ranger Watercolor cs, Loew-Cornell watercolors, Simon Says ink, Copic markers
Copics: R20, B0000, B00, B01, B04, YG0000, YG01, YG13, YR0000, YR01, YR04


Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog as well as on our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button below.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die but if you do the Cat Cash amount increases.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the week's winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.

And, if you use a TCP image, you can also enter your project in the Summer Blog Hop! That's two chances to win a TCP gift voucher.