Monday, December 9, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #346

It's time for a new sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I'm still making Christmas cards and only need a couple more.   I love how this one came together.

Traditional colors are my favorites so I used Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow for my colors.  The silver you see is from the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I cut it out using the border die from the Everything Is Rosy Dies.  The pine branches are cut from the Pine Clippings Die.  I love that die!  The poinsettias were stamped using Poppy Parade.  They are from the Holiday Florals stamp set by Taylored Expressions.  There are three Vellum branches but they don't show up well on the Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Holiday Florals stamp set and stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.  For the finishing touch, I added silver sequins with a rhinestone placed in the center.



Stamp(s):  Lovely Lattice (Stampin' Up!); Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Every Is Rosy Dies (Stampin' Up!); Holiday Florals Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Silver Sequins;  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday,  December 15th at 8:39 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WWC250 - Helen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge


Hello and welcome to the next installment of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  We’d love to have you join us and share your creation.

 
 
Stamp Set: Flower (Stampin' Up!); Simple Strips-Background (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Secret Garden (Graphic 45)
Dies: Stitched Oval Stacklets, Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other: Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, December 9th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Monday, December 2, 2019

Eat Cake

Oh, the weather outside has been frightful so what do I do, I stay inside where it's warm and craft to my hearts' content.  It also helps to be retired and not have to worry about getting to work.

Today's card was made for the Fab Friday Challenge.  It's been a while since I've played along with this challenge and loved the sketch they had for this time around.  I'm thinking of making a set of these for one of the Christmas gifts I need.  And, it fit the Just Us Girls Wild Card Week-Anything Goes.

On a Blackberry Bliss card base I added a layer of the pretty Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I already had the sentiment strips in my stash and I added them using foam tape for some dimension.  For the finishing touch, I added some Iridescent Gems.




Stamp(s):  Simple Strips-Birthday (Taylored Expressons)
Ink(s):  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Iridescent Gems


I've entered my card in the following challenges:

http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/fab-friday-177.html


http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/just-us-girls-challenge-516-wild-card.html?m=1

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Sunday, December 1, 2019

We Wish You

Today I'm playing along with a new challenge to me.  It's the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I'm looking forward to participating on a regular basis so I can have my Christmas cards all ready for next year.  It makes life so much easier when you have them all done and just have to write a note and put them in the mail.  So much less stressful.

Their challenge was a technique challenge of watercolor.  It's been a while since I've done any watercoloring and I really enjoyed coloring this poinsettia.  I started by stamping the poinsettia and leaves with VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder to make my outline.  Then, I filled in with watercolor.  It's a simple but effective technique.


Stamp(s):  Big Blooms-Poinsettia, Mini Strips Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Cherry Pop, Cilantro (Taylored Expressions); Iceberg, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Other:  Icy Sparkle Crystals (Studio Katia)


I've entered my card in the following challenges:


https://52cct.blogspot.com/2019/11/november-technique-challenge.html



https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/mlccb-17-december-anything-christmas.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha