Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Challenge Your Stash

 Today's card is for our Challenge Your Stash group over on Splitcoaststampers.  We are to create a project with supplies from our stash.  Vickie was our hostess this month and she selected our theme to be using Watercoloring to celebrate International Watercolor Month.

I used the adorable image from My Favorite Thing Stamps called TI Flutterby Friends.  I used my Altenew watercolors on the background and images.  The scalloped die is by Waffleflower.  I used a little wink of stella on my wings for sparkle.  

Thanks Vickie for a great challenge.  I always love pulling out my watercolors as a different way to color.  I really need to use it more to improve my technique.  

Monday, July 19, 2021

PIP Challenge #2129

 Today's card is for our Challenge #2129 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog.  This weeks challenge is being sponsored by CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps.  


During the summer I am always intrigued by all the butterflies and dragonflies that I see.  Of course it seems like there are fewer of them all the time.  Could be living in the city and not much food for them.  

For my card today I am using the stamp set "Everyday Dragonflies" from CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps.

For my background I used a watercolor looking paper by Craft Consortium.  Sure saves time by not having to do the background but it is fun to do.  I then stamped both of the dragon flies and the sentiment on the card.  This is a quick card to make if you need a birthday card in a hurry.

Thanks to CAS-UAL Fridays for sponsoring PIP Challenges this week.  Be sure and check out all the wonderful stamps in their store.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Retro Rubber Challenge #162

 I decided to do a second post today because I found this fun sketch challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  I love sketch challenges and trying to find a way to use papers and images that I haven't used in a while.

Another part of the challenge was to use an old stamp.  Well I sure do have alot of those.  
For my card I pulled out this old Stampin Up Stamp set that I have always loved. It is called Circle of Spring.  I purchased it back in 2017.  The sentiment is from Stampendous called Birthday Wish.  Not sure or the year but I have had it along time.

So thanks to Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for coming up with a new and fun challenge this week.

Classy Card Ladies

 It was Jeanette and Kelly's turn to come up with a theme for our Classy Card Ladies this month.  They decided our theme would be "In the Clouds".  Jeanette sent a wonderful bag of goodies to inspire my card this month.

To make my card I started with the Darice Clouds embossed page in SU Ballet Blue.  I added glue and glitter to the clouds so them would stand out.  I then added the balloons from Fun Stampers Journey Fly Away stamp set that I had colored with my copic markers.  The clouds are from Fun Stampers Journey Cloud Dreams.  I gave them a little copic color and then added some sparkle with my wink of stella markers.  The glittery ribbon is from Stampin Up.  I added the sentiment in the center of the scalloped rectangle and then added a few sequins from the goodie bag to finish off my card.  

This is what the other girls came up with on the Diamonds and Pearls teams. 






Suzy - in the SCS Gallery



Deb - in the SCS Gallery



Tracie (You are Here)

Thanks to Jeanette and Kelly for a great theme this month.

Monday, July 5, 2021

PIP Challenge #2127

 Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.  It is nice and warm here which always reminds me of the 4th of July.  Hot weather and watermelon at picnics are memories of summers of my childhood.

Over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies, there is a new challenge starting this week.  This week is sponsored by one of my favorite stamp companies "Newtons Nook Designs".  

For my card today I used the stamp set "Loads of Blooms" which is one of my favorite stamps to color.
I started with a piece of 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar white paper and stenciled a cloud background using Broken China Distress Inks.  I then cut out a grass die I had and added to the bottom.  Of course I thought my card needed some sunshine so I added a sun die.  I colored the image and the flowers with my copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  As always I love anything Newtons Nook comes up with.  Such great artwork.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

PIP Challenge #2407

 This weeks challenge over at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges is sponsored by Varada Sharma .                                              ...