Thursday, February 25, 2016

AHSC # 148

My card for this challenge is a combination of textures that was easily created by using the Penelope papers. I started by sanding the edges of the Crystal Blue cardstock, embossed a piece of White Daisy with the diamond embossing folder, added a piece of shimmer trim and then popped the stamped image with foam tape.

Now head over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog and see everything else created with this week's sketch, and! you still have time to enter your own creation so play along!
Here's the sketch and the link to their blog...

Saturday, February 20, 2016

AHSC #147 & Penelope

I decided to use the Penelope papers for my card this week, and I actually choose the Picture My Life sheet from the pack. The Picture My Life sheets are 12 x 12 papers complete with a zip strip, which I also used on my card! Here's what it looked like before I started cutting...

I also needed to decide what sizes to cut my pieces so I started with a piece of graph paper and made a pattern...

The background paper is also from the Penelope collection. I finished off my card with a Happy Easter sentiment and some gold puffies.
So many ideas came to mind when I saw this sketch and the Design Team at Atlantic Hearts made some awesome projects so be sure you visit their blog!
Here's the sketch...

Friday, February 19, 2016

Canvas Art #1

I've been wanting to try some mixed media art for some time now. This Lucille Ball quote is one of my favorite birthday quotes & since I needed to make a birthday gift a couple weeks ago I decided it was time to create Canvas Art #1.

This is by no means perfect but it was a great learning experience. As I create my canvas pieces I will share them here and also share with you what I find that doesn't work! The technique on this canvas that did not work very successfully was the strips of washi tape applied directly to the canvas. The stamping on the canvas was a little more difficult than I thought it would be so I will do some research before I create my next canvas. TIP: If you paint your canvas with white gesso, you can go back and paint over your stamping if you decide to. I didn't paint over any of mine on this piece, I just stopped stamping in the lower corner before it got too messy!

The quote is printed on a piece of scrapbook paper that I ran through my printer. I was concerned with where the print was actually going to be on the canvas and I didn't make the signature a smaller size font, I wish I had!

I hope you'll follow my journey as I explore this medium and hopefully get a little better with my techniques! Please feel free to leave me a comment.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Paper Bouquet!

Don't buy your Valentine bouquet! Make it! The beautiful CTMH La Vie En Rose papers are perfect for creating something special!
TIP: Use Liquid Glass to attach bamboo skewers to the back of the hearts, you will want to let these dry overnight.  I put a piece of Styrofoam in the little bucket to hold the flowers in place.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

AHSC # 146

I think my biggest challenge this week with the sketch was wanting to make something that didn't look like my last few cards! I love the rose pattern paper in the La Vie En Rose collection so I decided to cut out individual roses for my card. The roses and sentiment are all mounted on the card with foam tape to give a little dimension.
Please visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog to see all the great cards everyone else makes with this week's sketch...

Friday, February 5, 2016

something just a little fancy!

Every so often I get to make a card that I don't have to mail so I can get a little fancy!
This card was inspired by one I saw on the Cricut website, I just adapted the cuts to similar shapes on the cartridges I own.
The papers, ribbon and gold puffy are all from the CTMH Charlotte collection.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

AHSC # 145

There are lots of ways to go with the sketch this week but it seems my crafting it taking on a spring look so this is the direction I took with the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #145.
Here is this week's sketch...