Digi Mojo Midsummer Mushroom Hunt – Stampers Delights

Have you seen the Midsummer Mushroom Hunt that is going on this weekend in the DigiMojo Facebook group? If you’re not a member of the group, make sure you join so you can play along!  There are sure to be lots of great freebies and prizes.  This card is made using the Stampers Delights Fawn image that will be featured over the weekend.  Make sure to stop by and join the Stampers Delights Fan Group.

I really enjoyed coloring up this image with my Copics.  I drew a hill for the faun to sit on and masked both the hill and the faun so I could sponge a golden sky with sun rays.  Then I masked the sky to sponge the hill.  After I finished inking it up, I splattered with water for a more magical look.  After I die cut the paper, I decided that it needed a golden border to really frame the scene.  So I rubbed the edges with Nuvo expanding mousse.

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Rainbow Welcome – Technique Lovers Challenge #852

Monday is my favorite challenge day – Technique Lovers Challenge. Today Lyn challenged us to combine repeat stamping with Emboss Resist.  I’ve done some extra combining too.  Combined with this month’s Waffle Flower challenge which is to make a rainbow scene.

My rainbow scene is welcoming my friends’ new great granddaughter. Also a great combo with Lee’s Unique Rainbow VSN challenge. I did my repeat stamping using the sentiments from the Congrats set, “Congrats”, “Celebrate”, “Yippee”, etc. Then I sponged on my “unique rainbow” using my favorite Distress Oxide rainbow of Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves. I used the Autumn Time set to mask and stamp the scene of a sweet sleeping fox in the flower bed.

This card is off to my dear friends Paul and Myrna to congratulate them on the birth of their first great granddaughter.  I’m so excited for them!  I constructed the sentiment using various Paper Smooches and Honey Bee Stamps sentiments.  You know I always make two of each card, but I only needed one great granddaughter card.  I made the second one as a straight forward woodland fox birthday card.  It’s fun to see how different two otherwise nearly identical cards can be.

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Virtual Stamp Night! – JUN21VSNC – Narnia

It’s Virtual Stamp Night!  And time for my VSN Challenge.  The theme for this VSN is Fantasy Worlds and I’m looking for cards that represent my favorite Fantasy World – Narnia. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was always my favorite book in the series. I told myself I was going to choose a different book, because I’ve already made a Dawn Treader inspired card for a Teapot Tuesday challenge years ago (that card was just nautical). Alas, I couldn’t talk myself out of the Dawn Treader, so here is The Dawn Treader as a pirate ship. It’s a card for a coworker that just had a baby boy. I thought this “Adventure Awaits” sentiment was perfect for what they have in store for them. Lots of exciting adventures.
I didn’t want my ship to be a pirate ship, but I was too lazy to change the Jolly Roger flag. I also wanted a mouse on the ship and now that I look at it I realize I could have added a mouse (duh), but it’s fine. Reepicheep the mouse was my favorite character in the book. I die cut glittery water and glitter islands. In this scene The Dawn Treader is sailing away from The Lone Islands into uncharted territory. Adventure awaits!

I made two of these cards at the same time, as I usually do. Set my stopwatch for the one hour time limit and finished them with about 25 seconds to spare. You should have seen me fumbling with the paper of the action wobbles trying to get the ship stuck down in time. LOL!

Come on and play along! Don’t worry if you’ve never read the Chronicles of Narnia–there’s plenty of inspiration in just the titles of the books!

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Ransom Letter Birthday – Ways To Use It Challenge #849

It’s Thursday and time for another Ways to Use It Challenge.  Toni challenge us to use newsprint today.  I grabbed another piece of my very old newspaper (from 1888) to make a masculine birthday card. The bottom and right edges are naturally distressed. The left and top edges were torn this morning. This thin paper is very easy to tear exactly how I want it. Even though it is my nephew’s birthday tomorrow, this is actually for a friend who asked me to make a birthday card for her nephew. I thought the Big News sentiment would be awesome for this challenge, so I to the idea to combine pieces of different sentiments and make it into a ransom note style.

But it was kind of boring when I put it together. So I added some blueprint stamps to the paper and assembled the card. That’s when I realized it was still boring and I should have heat embossed the sentiments. But it was too late for that. So I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the colored letters and traced over the black letters with black glaze pen. Now it’s go the texture and shine that I want.

I also needed a First Communion card for a little boy and I like the way this old newspaper looks behind the First Communion  cut-out.  The newspaper happens to be The Congregationalist – a Christian newspaper.  I die cut “Smile, Rhys” from glitter fun foam.

You can see part of the 1888 date on the top of that photo.  I think it’s amazing that this paper is in such good shape still.  I feel kind of guilty cutting it up and using it for cards, but at the same time, it’s pretty neat to give it a new life.  I hope these cards are cherished for a long time.

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Love You Deerly – Featured Stamper #749

This week’s Featured Stamper is ScrappyHappy. What a fun and lovely gallery! I browsed the entire gallery, but I came back to this gorgeous scene.

I was looking for inspiration for a Father’s Day card that a friend asked me to make and I thought a scene like this would make a nice masculine card. I loved the dreamy kind of glow that Laura’s card has with the darker edges, so I kept that look as I stenciled my scene using my new Mountain Scene Builder Stencil from Erin Lee Creative. I had to dig around in my scraps for a mask to sponge a white moon because I forgot I was going to mask a moon. I do like the very soft look of this moon.

I wanted a very woodsy feel because my friend does live very much near the Freetown State Forest and this sweet deer stamp really looks like the adorable little fawn that walked through my yard with her mom the other day. I also realized I had the perfect sentiment for this card. I decided I wanted to cut it with my ScanNCut, but I wanted to emboss it in white on black. So I first stamped the sentiment on white with black and scanned it to recognize and make the cut file. I cut it out of black and then embossed in white.  I also had to draw a border around the deer and teepee in order to cut them out with the ScanNCut.

The sentiment is popped up on foam squares and I finished with some stars in white gel pen. I’m very happy with this card and can’t wait for my friend to see it! Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!

Linking two these two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Create a Scene
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Do Epic Stuff – Ways to Use It Challenge #848

Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge is torn paper.  I always love the look of torn paper masking, so that is my choice for Sabrina’s challenge. I tore some mountains and sponged them and stamped them with the Weathered stamp according to the Faux Tearing Tutorial. Then I tore another paper to sponge the ground and stenciled in some clouds. I just got this stamp set in the mail yesterday. The Cat’s Pajamas has 1/2 off everything right now and you know I can’t resist a sale like that.  I was excited to get this and another graduation stamp set.  I’ve felt like I don’t have any graduation card mojo lately.

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Stampers Delights June Release – Chibi Smile

Today we’re celebrating the  Stampers Delights  June release of Chibi-Smile.  Isn’t she so fun! You can find the June release here.

I made this card for one of my best friends.  Don’t we all have that one friend with whom we share so many memories and inside jokes?  That friend that you sing silly songs with?  That’s Jess.  My “first Lakeville friend” who I bonded with over our love for Del Shannon’s Runaway.  On this card, cartoon Jess is singing her classic Whitney Houston Medley.  We think we are hilarious.

I cut the stamp out using my ScanNCut and really enjoyed coloring her with my Copics.  Skin: R20, E11, E00, E000 | Hair: E31, E35, E44, E47

I finished her off with Nuvo Crystal Glaze on her eyes and headphones to give them some extra shine.  She looks like such a superstar singing along to her mixed tape that she needed a fabulous background.  I grabbed this leftover nail polish marbling background from my drawer.  I think that’s my last one.  I might need to make some more.  I also grabbed some fun foam stars and covered them with Stickles.

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Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #158 – Anything Goes

 

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Stampers Delights June Release – Believe in Yourself

I’ve joined the Stampers Delights  Design Team as a Guest Designer!  I just love the fun Stampers Delights stamps.  So much cuteness!  You can find the June release here.  This card uses the Anime Believe in Yourself digital stamp.

I cut her out using my ScanNCut and really enjoyed coloring her with my Copics.  Skin: R20, E15, E11, E00 | Hair: E31, E35, E44, E47 | Clothes: B39, B95, B93, B63, B60

I finished her off with Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the lollipop and eyes to give them some extra shine.  I needed a fun and colorful background, so I grabbed these scraps of watercolor paper off my desk.  I’ve been using these small scraps of watercolor paper to soak up the ink left on my mat after I watercolor.  And I happened to have a beautiful rainbow of scraps. I framed her up with some stitched die cuts and added the sentiment “Smile, It looks great on you!” stamped in Versafine Clair ink.

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Love this Nix Elf.  He reminds me of Link from The Legend of Zelda.  I think I’ll be using him for my brother’s birthday card.

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #158 – Anything Goes

Ways to Use It Challenge #847 – Paper Piecing

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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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