30 Day Color Challenge – September 2017

So yesterday I finally started watching Kathy Rac’s color challenge here. I won’t likely participate every day but I do like to color a lot so maybe I will get more done. I will be adding photos of the projects I added to this challenge here.

First day I participated. 9/4 I had this sitting around waiting to be finished coloring so here it is. It is a stamp by The Ton called Rose Terrace embossed with rose gold embossing powder and colored with Copics.

30 Day Coloring Challenge - September 2017 #1

9/5 Coloring – The image is by Magenta and called Azalea. I was trying a different coloring style that I usually do with Copics.

30 Day Coloring Challenge - September 2017 #2

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Crafty Divider for Stencil and Stamp Set Storage

So recently I took all of my stencils and made an image with them on a piece of paper so I could see how they look, label them and put them in sleeves instead of shoving in together to get tangled up. I got the same plastic sleeves that Jennifer McGuire suggested. Not only is she great at card making and techniques she does a fab job at organizing too. Of course I mostly used my Oxide inks to create all of the images. I barely get them put back in their box and they come right back out. I love them.

Fun Divider for Crafty Storage

This is a piece of chipboard that I first put a coat of gesso on. Then I used the Hero Arts Honeycomb stencil to create the background. It doesn’t match up perfectly where I moved it around but it’s a divider so I wasn’t trying to have it be perfectly lined up. I used two different colors of Oxide ink which is kind of hard to see. The flowers are a stencil by Donna Downey Studios called Painted Flowers (DD-020) and you guessed it Oxide ink.

I actually had a lot of fun creating all the sample images from my stencils and this divider. You can just do it and not worry about making a card and play around. I didn’t do anything tricky or fancy but just good old putting some ink down through a stencil.

The fun container I got to store the stencils and large stamp sets in.

Hero Arts Scramble 158 – Postcard

Hero Arts Scramble 158 was hosted by Cindy and she had a theme of create a postcard. I went very literal and created a postcard I can send someone.

Hero Arts Scramble 158 - Front

To create my postcard I used mixed media paper so it is nice and thick.

All the stamping on this is stamps from the Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero 2017 set. This is the first time that I have had a chance to use this set. Lot’s of fun images in it.
I colored the barrel and flowers with Copics using a little masking where the bunch of flowers go into the barrel and covering the main images while splattering.
The leafy branch was stamped with Quick Quotes Seafoam ink.
Then I splattered some Color Shine spray also seafoam.

Hero Arts Scramble 158 - Back

I stamped all of the lines and postage stamp spot with different stamp sets. When I was coloring on the other side with copics I forgot that it would show on this side.
The line down the middle is from an Avocado Arts set called Bold Celebrations. I forgot to erase my pencil line for the photo but it is gone now.
The address lines is a stamp from Hero Arts set Stamp Your Story Remember (AC028).
The postage stamp area is a stamp by All Night Media called Postage.

 

Sparkly Peacock Feathers

Sparkly Peacock Feathers

I made this for a friend. She recently got a very nice detailed feather tattoo so that was the idea for my card. The background is done with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Blue Topaz and Tanzanite Lavender. I wouldn’t call myself a big glitter person but this stuff is really nice and looks super cool. Some colors have multiple colors of glitter in them like these two. The stencil I used is Hero Arts Peacock Feathers (SA094). The die for the sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die called surprisingly Happy Birthday.

Silhouette Safari Cards

Silhouette Safari

Silhouette Safari #2

 

I really like the silhouette look and after I made my flower silhouette cards I wanted to make a couple with the June 2017 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kit. This is the first time I finally got it out and used it.

To start off you rip a piece of paper in half and tape it down spaced apart over some nice white card stock such as Bristol paper and blend 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks. I think maybe they are my favorite inks. The Bristol paper changed my world for ink blending.

For both cards I used the June 2017 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kit.  I stamped the images and sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black and I love this ink too. The top card is all stamping. I need to get a sentiment on it and I am pretty sure I will be sending it to an ill boy. I lined up most of the images in my Misti and then stamped them on the card.

For the bottom card I stamped and cut out some images with the die set from the card kit. The sentiment on the second card is from Hero Arts set It’s Your Day (CL661). Funny story about the second card. I grabbed a piece of black paper to cut out the animals and man. I made the card and sent it off. Well when I went to move the paper scraps over near another piece of black paper I noticed that no that paper is dark brown not black. So.. the stamping is the Versafine onyx black ink and the die cuts are dark brown.

If you would like to join in sending a card to Jacob who is ill here is the information.
I first found out about him from Linda W. one of the members in the Hero Arts and Love Handmade Cards Flickr groups. You can see her card for Jacob on her blog post here. LaVon another member of these groups is also helping to spread the word. Here is her card. I used some of her wording for my post here.
Jacob is suffering from a rare and deadly illness. For the past 14 years he has marked each of his birthday’s as a victory in his battle. He gets great joy from each of the cards he receives.
There is a goal to get him 100,000 birthday cards for his 15th birthday this year. His birthday is August 28th.
The address for the card is:
Jacob Priestley
PO Bx 855
Queen Creek AZ 85142
See his story here:
www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/queen-creek/pa…

Silhouette Flowers

Silhouette and Oxide Inks

I really like the silhouette look and I ran across some cards here that inspired me to make these.

To start off you rip a piece of paper in half and tape it down spaced apart over some nice white card stock such as Bristol paper which changed my world for Distress Ink blending. I used 3 Distress Oxide inks. I think maybe they are my favorite inks.

For the card on the left I used the Hero Arts set You’re So Lovely and the Clearly Besotted set for the sentiment. I almost forgot.. You can’t see it to well but over the blended ink in the background I used a leafy stamp from the You’re So Lovely set and stamped with Versamark. I stamped the images and sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black and I love this ink too. Very bold and the images are nice and sharp.

For the card on the right I used the Stampers Anonymous set for the flowers and the SSS set for the sentiment. I really like this look and how they came out.
Hero Arts set – You’re So Lovely (CL949)
Clearly Besotted – Say What? (CBSSA421)
Simon Says Stamp – Birthday Messages (SSS101391)
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz set – Mini Bouquet set (CMS269)

Golden Flowers Birthday

Golden Flowers Birthday

This card was made from digging through all my saved stuff.

The background was made using a Memory Box stencil named Pattern Lanthenay and some embossing paste. After it dried I sprayed it with gold Color Shine. Since I have been playing around trying things much more I think I need to write on the back of things about how I did it so I can explain it down the road. Sometimes I don’t remember all the details.

The flowers are embossed using gold powder on a piece of paper I had with some purple on it which is probably Distress ink but I’m not sure. The flower stamp Small Striped Flower (CG256) is by Hero Arts.

Underneath the embossed panel is a dark purple paper which looks black in the photo. I also used that same paper to cut out the sentiment with a Spellbinders die from the Sentiments One (S2-082) set.

Hero Arts Scramble 157

Hero Arts Scramble 157

The challenge for Scramble #157 is “Frame It”.  LaVon asked us to use a frame or framing technique as part of our creation. LaVon was the host for this Scramble and she showed a card made by Jacqueline that she received a few years back and one that she made and they were both very nice so mine was made from this inspiration.

Here is my card and I went over the 90 minute time frame some.. what’s new. Whenever I use a layered stamp I have to stamp it many times to practice the lining up and get the color combo I want. So when will I learn not to use those during the Scrambles. I think I spent at least 2/3 of the time stamping over and over to come up with the right color combo and have the layers lined up nice.

Anyway.. I first put down three different Distress Oxide green inks on watercolor paper that I wet first. I used Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron. I set that aside to dry. The first one didn’t come out right so this is number two.

Then I spent quite awhile stamping the bird. Stored with the stamp set was a die set so I thought great just die cut that bird. Well I just noticed that the die set I put in the same plastic sleeve was not even the one that matched this stamp set. Ha jokes on me. So I hand cut the bird. The stamp set I used is Color Layering Bird (CL866). The die is for the Color Layering Dimensional Bird. Oops! Now I need to get that stamp set. The inks I used on the bird was Color Box Chalk Dark Peony, Colorcube Heliotrope, Distress Ink Seedless Preserves.

The branch is by Tessler (DCL019) and I altered it after die cutting. There was a swirl at the end of the branch and I cut of one grouping of leaves and a single leaf so the bird could sit there. I colored the branch with Oxide inks Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap.

The sentiment is from a set by Simon Says Stamp called Birthday Messages (SSS101391) stamped with Memories black ink. It is stamped more crooked than I would like it to be.

The circle frame is from Rubbernecker Stamps Freehand Border Circle (955) and also stamped with the Memories ink.

Blue & Silver Flowers Thanks

Blue & Silver Flowers Thanks

One more book page for now..

When I was in Wyoming I found this awesome Scrapbook store called Scrap Tree in Laramie Wyoming and I bought the book pages there. It was perfect because the thought of me ripping up a book was kind of a tough one but someone else did and I got many pages from it. The paper is kind of delicate but fun to work with. If you try to cut it with a paper cutter with the sliding blade that does not work. I used either scissors or a guillotine type paper cutter. I made a few backgrounds and a few cards recently using this book page paper. Some of this is a repeat but maybe you did not see all the posts with the same info.

On this one I also painted over the book paper with gesso. I used a plant stamp which I am not sure where the plastic pouch is to put it away which also means I can’t remember who makes it. But anyway.. it is stamped with gray ink. Okay now I have it. It was in a pile with other stamps I forgot was right by me. The branch is from Rubbernecker and it is called Floral (496-03). The flowers are from Hero Arts stamp Small Striped Flower (CG256). I heat embossed them with silver and then colored them in with Copics. The sentiment is a from a Tim Holtz die set called Celebrations and cut out from dark gray card stock which the base is made from too.

Book Page Butterfly Thanks

Book Page Butterfly Thanks

Here is another card with some book paper on it which you can see. When I was in Wyoming I found this awesome Scrapbook store called Scrap Tree in Laramie Wyoming and I bought the book pages there. It was perfect because the thought of me ripping up a book was kind of a tough one but someone else did and I got many pages from it. The paper is kind of delicate but fun to work with. If you try to cut it with a paper cutter with the sliding blade that does not work. I used either scissors or a guillotine type paper cutter. I made a few backgrounds and a few cards recently using this book page paper. Some of this is a repeat but maybe you did not see all the posts with the same info.

For the background panel I first heat embossed some flowers on the book page panel.  I inked over the book paper with Oxide Distress Ink in probably Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.

The butterfly is a nice stamp from Stampendous set Butterfly Trio and it is heat embossed I am pretty sure. Now I can’t look at the card because I sent it out today.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Thanks a Bunch (CL663) and is heat embossed.