Monday, October 15, 2018

Trick or Treaters Reveal Wheel Card

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Starry Skies

I've never done many interactive cards.  But Lawn Fawn dies make them so easy that I just couldn't resist trying the Reveal Wheel.

As the wheel turns the pumpkin faces change.

Everything but the fence is from Lawn Fawn.
Background is done with Oxide Distress Inks.

Pink Ornament Christmas Tag

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything But a Card

My first Christmas Tag!
My favorite thing to make for the holiday season is tags.
I make them as gifts for my adult family members.  Some have even gotten trees just to display my tags.  Each tag is signed and dated on the back.  I try to make them very personal with something that is meaningful to the receiver.

This tag is on water color paper.  The background is done with Altenew water colors.
The Memory Box ornament is die cut from Yuppo which has been covered with alcohol inks.
The ornament is die cut again in white glimmer paper from Stampin Up.  The pieces are then assembled like a puzzle.

Branches  and sentiment are also die cut from white glimmer paper.

Sequins and some Glimmer Mist add just the right sparkling touch to the tag.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Primary Colors Thank You

Online Card Classes:  Color Theory Day One

When I saw Laura Bassen's card using a folk art design with primary colors I thought of the NeedleWork Motiff stamp from Altenew.  So here it is colored in Copic primary colors with no shading.  The background die and sentiment are also from Altenew.

Monochromatic fall sympathy card

Online Card Class:  Color Theory Day 2

This is the finished card from my previous post.
Concord and 9th stamp
Altenew water colors

monochromatic water color

Online Card Class:  Color Theory

I had a brand new set of water colors from Altenew that I've been so anxious to paint with.
This class was the perfect opportunity.
I made a chart of five of the orange/yellow family's tints and shades.
Then I water colored this fall arrangement from Concord and 9th.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fall Birthday

Online Card Classes :  Color Theory Day One

I selected some unusual color combinations (for me) thanks to a lesson on color theory by Debbie Hughes.

Kids are from Sunny Studios.  Squirrels, grass,  pumpkin and leaves are from Lawn Fawn.

Background is Distress Oxide Ink.

Sentiment is from Anna Griffin.

When you open this card, leaves fly out of it!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wishes Alcohol Ink and Foil

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

This was inspired by Kelly Lavatola.  She did a video showing how she cut up her alcohol ink and foil samples to use on cards.
The flowers from Altenew are colored with Copics.   The center bling is Nuvo Glitter Drops.  The Wishes die from i.o. is cut from foil.

The challenge is to find a copic combo that has the intense color of the alcohol inks.