Friday, July 31, 2015

colourQ challenge #301

Surprisingly, I had all the colors for this week's colourQ challenge, but they did not speak to me. I tried a couple of different layouts and just couldn't come up with anything I loved, so this card will have to do. Mustard is a very hard color for me to use, especially combined with lighter and brighter colors. So, this will have to do it for this week, kids! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Friday, July 24, 2015

colourQ challenge #300!

This week's colourQ challenge colors are gorgeous, but I wasn't in the mood for ink, so I cut strips of paper from each color and made little banners. I needed a thank you card for my little one's camp counselor so I stamped a piece of vellum with Hero Hues Unicorn pigment ink using an image from PTI's Wet Paint stamp set. I embossed it with SU! white embossing powder. Because I have a habit of ruining cards at the last minute, I stapled the sentiment instead of taking the risk that my adhesive would show. I love the texture! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Make it Monday #218 Watercolors with Die Cut Stencils

Happy Tuesday! As soon as I watched Lexi Daly's video for watercolors with die cut stencils on Nichole Heady's blog yesterday, I knew immediately which PTI die I was going to use - Mighty Oak!I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this impression plate (mostly hate), but today it was all love! I pulled out all my Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this project - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, and Rusty Hinge. All these fall colors have me absolutely pining for cooler temperatures and fall festivals and boots and all things PUMPKIN!! Yes, I'm one of the ones who drinks pumpkin spice lattes as soon as they make their first appearance in September even though it will be hot and humid here in Tennessee! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, July 20, 2015

colourQ challenge #299

I'm not overly thrilled with my card for this week's colourQ challenge, but here it is anyway. I like the way it started with the floral focal point, but somehow, I couldn't quite get it the way I wanted it. Plus, I smeared purple ink on the two spots that I had to cut off. The only color from the palette that I had this week was Rich Razzleberry and I substituted Tim Holtz's Abandoned Coral and SU! Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss. Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

Monday, July 13, 2015

colourQ challenge #298 (part 3)

I have gone completely crazy making cards recently as you can probably tell since this is my THIRD card for this week's colourQ challenge!! I really wanted to make a video for Altenew Stamp's challenge ($100 prize gift card!) but I never figured out a way to do it so I just made a card using Altenew's Painted Flowers set. It's an awesome, awesome set that you should order immediately if you don't currently own it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!

Friday, July 10, 2015

colourQ challenge #298 (part 2)

My sweet stamping buddy, Mary Ann, is sick this week so I decided to make that bouquet card I mentioned in my previous post just for her. OMGosh!! I LOVE THIS CARD!! The bouquet die coordinates perfecting with PTI's Brush Blooms, but takes a little bit of practice to perfect. I also bought PTI's Mason jar die because I can hardly call myself a Southern girl without it! Now I just need a deviled egg plate, but that will have to happen at a later date. I used this week's colourQ challenge colors again so I could show off this beauty. I'm getting ready to die-cut more white bouquets so stop back often to see what other color palettes I'm using.

colourQ challenge #298

This week's colourQ challenge colors look lovely with my new PTI stamp set Brushed Blooms. To have such a black thumb, I sure do love floral stamp sets! This set has a die that is shaped like a bouquet and I can't wait to make a card with it. I had not a single color this week, so I subbed Tim Holtz's Seedless Preserves and Milled Lavender, and SU! Kiwi Kiss and Pool Party. How do I not have Cool Caribbean?!?! I have really been a slacker or something! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're keeping cool - it's in the 90s here in beautiful East Tennessee.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

colourQ challenge #297

This week's colourQ challenge colors are gorgeous but, of course, I only had two - Pool Party and Kraft. I substituted Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire and Barn Door for the other colors. My card is super simple and I used a vintage PTI stamp set that I received at Stamp-A-Faire the year it was in Cincinnati. I am so bummed that the event is now online! My stamping friends and I had the BEST time that year! Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!