Monthly Archives: May 2021

Vellum Flowers – Featured Stamper Challenge #747

This week’s Featured Stamper is Diane Malcor. What a lovely gallery Diane has! I knew I would find something really fun to CASE and I didn’t make it far before I fell for this card. I know. It’s flowers and I don’t do flowers. But I JUST got this fabulous Tender Blooms stamp set in the mail on Saturday and was so excited to use it!  I stamped it on Neenah in Antique Linen and colored with Spectrum Noirs and Copics. Then I stamped it on the vellum with Versafine Clair Nocturne and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I am horrible at no-line coloring, but not as bad as it looks here.  I knew I could just scribble on the colors quickly because it was going to be covered up with the vellum.  I think it looks a bit like stained glass.

I framed it with an Avery Elle die and added a sentiment strip using a PTI die and MFT sentiment.

A big thank you to Waffle Flower Crafts for the fun Weekly Challenges and the opportunity to win such fabulous stamps as this one!  This week’s Theme is Use Vellum.

I’m also entering into:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

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Whale Hello – Inspiration Challenge #808

Saturday means it’s Inspiration Challenge Day.  Kelly is our hostess and she found us some great photos to inspire us.  This whale reminded me of one of my most recent purchases waiting to be inked up.

I bought A Dose of Vitamin Sea in my last purchase from Picket Fence Studios.  Ooh, it’s on sale right now!  Come to think of it–everything is on sale right now at Picket Fence Studios, so I need to go buy some more Paper Glaze.  I love this stuff.  I envisioned my whale in a deep blue ocean with fish swimming all around. A perfect excuse to use my Current of Fish Stencil with my PFS Paper Glaze. I used blue and green kind of mixed together for it. The background started with a swirly kind of marbly dark blue DP and I stamped SU Bamboo II to add some more depth and interest behind the fish. And because the site is Picture Frames, I added a frame.

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Poppy Mail – Clean and Simple Challenge #639

For this week’s Clean and Simple Challenge I used my newest stamp set.  I was the lucky winner of an Instagram Giveaway from Erin Lee Creative.  A stamp shop that is new to me.  I just LOVE my new stamps!

I love poppies and I think these are gorgeous. I thought this stamp was perfect for the Diagonal challenge with the diagonal lines on the envelope.  I colored and die cut the flowers and arranged them diagonally on the card with some diagonal score lines.

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All Dressed Up – Ways To Use It Challenge #845

We are dressing up the gallery for Toni’s Ways to Use It Challenge today. I chose this Bugaboo digi that I’ve never used. I think she looks rather fashionable in her high heels. And I went to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog for some extra inspiration from this week’s Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

To really dress up my card, I stamped these two-step Waffle Flower dresses all over the background.

I find the stamps a little bit difficult to line, but they have a more handstamped look, right?  That’s what I tell myself at least.  I colored the Bugaboo image with my Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers.

Skin: R20, YR02, YR00, E00 | Hair: E23, E25, E29

I was never as skinny as this girl, but I do fondly remember when buying jeans didn’t make me cry.

Linking to these two other challenges:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes Challenge

Bugaboo Bi-Weekly Anything Goes Challenge

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Paper Pieced Scene – Ways to Use It Challenge #844

Thursdays mean Ways to Use It Challenge.  Cathy’s challenge today is to “Take the Scenic Route.”  You know how much I love to make a scene. I had just the right stamps that I just got with some of my Waffle Flower winnings from a recent Weekly Challenge.  This sweet Summer Time stamp set. I decided today’s scene would be made on a postage stamp and combined with the Waffle Flower Weekly Challenge which is Paper Piecing.

I really took that paper piecing challenge and ran with it. Took out my drawer of small scraps of paper and picked out good pieces for each image.  I really like the sky.  It’s actually cut from a get well card that a friend sent me last year when I had my gallbladder removed.  Never throw anything away.

This was really fun, if a bit fiddly and time-consuming, to make.  So much fussy cutting.  And glue.  And just a bit of Stickles in the flower center to make it sparkle.  Make sure you check out the Waffle Flower Weekly Challenges!  They’re really fun and all the entries have been pretty fabulous.

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If Friends Were Flowers – Teapot Tuesday #668

It’s Teapot Tuesday  and today’s Tea Party is for Jeanne in California. Jeanne is 85 years old and has been an avid stamper for many years. Sadly, her eyesight has deteriorated to the point where she can no longer see well enough to make cards. Because of this, she has begun to give away her extensive collection of stamps. We can sympathize and we are going to shower Jeanne with cards. Given that her eyesight is so poor, it’s suggested we incorporate dimension, textures and bright colors. Jeanne likes flowers, cats, traveling and reading.  I went straight for my Cottage Cutz Garden Cat with Wagon. I think a die cut critter gives nice dimension. I also popped up the scalloped panel. To make the card more touchable I finally used my Fun Flock. And I love it. I need it in every color. I put it on the cat and the hedgehog. I also added some Stickles to the flower centers and Enamel Accents for their faces.

Today is also Color Challenge day.  My substitutions are Seedless Preserves for Rich Razzleberry, Shabby Shutters for Pear Pizazz, and Shaded Lilac for Highland Heather.  Karen challenge us to use flowers for dessert and I’ve got those too!  That card was exhausting to make. So many fiddly bits. And I still have my second one waiting to be assembled!  But now I’m off to buy more Fun Flock.  I wish you could feel it through the computer screen:

Do you know someone that could use some well wishes, encouragement or all around warm fuzzies? Consider nominating them as a guest of honor (a.k.a. destination station) for an upcoming tea party. Send your request to jacqueline via PM or e-mail [email protected]. Include SCS Teaparty Request in the subject line.

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Balloons and Glitter – Inspiration Challenge #805

Saturday is the Inspiration Challenge and what a fascinating Pinterest board Kia gave us for inspiration today. This photo reminded me that I had this sweet digi waiting on my to do list. It was a freebie from Digi Doodle Studios for the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group. I noticed that the Digi Doodle Challenge is to add glitter and couldn’t resist that. I also couldn’t color up a plain dress after looking at that inspiration site, so I put colorful spots all over her dress to imitate the balloon dress.

Skin: E95, E21, E00, R20 | Hair: Y21, E43, E44, E47

I wanted her to look hip and I’ve noticed a lot of people wearing blue reflective sunglasses this year. They were fun to do. Added some Stickles to them for good measure. Look at the sparkle!

Challenges:

Digi Doodle Studio – Bring on the Glitz

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Feminine

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Feminine

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Linda’s Cup of Tea – Teapot Tuesday #667

It’s Teapot Tuesday and today’s Tea Party is for Linda (Hotwheels). We’re sending some kind words and encouragement as we mark the second anniversary of her dear mother’s passing. Polly is our hostess and she has challenged us to make our cards with something that reminds us of our own mother. When I read that Linda and her mother liked tea, I knew I had to make a tea party card. I get my tea drinking habit from my mom. When I was growing up, she always had a cup of tea on the table while she sewed, and now so do I. Well, except I’m making cards instead of sewing. I wish I had picked up the sewing skills too.

This ended up being a combination of last week’s MIX Challenge to paper piece with mixed media backgrounds, because I was looking at these sweet Bo Bunny teacups and thinking they would look good paper-pieced. I had small strips of paper that I had used to soak up the watercolor from yesterday’s Technique Lovers Challenge.

I love the Fabriano Hot Press paper.  The pad that I have right now is 11 x 14.  I’m able to cut six card fronts out of each piece, and I’m left with two strips of 5.5 x 1.25.  I always soak up the remaining ink of my workspace with a scrap of paper and yesterday I decided that I should use those strips.  Lo and behold, those strips that I used to soak up the bird color made beautiful teacups.  To make it a truly mixed media card, I added gold Wink of Stella to the rims of the teacups, colored the flowers with metallic markers and added Stickles to the petals and flower centers.  Love that sparkle.

I’m also linking to this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is looking for Feminine cards.

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