Sunday, April 17, 2016

Relax - Sunny Day Crafting Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at Sunny Day Crafting.  The project is based on this photo.

To me this image said vacation to me which makes me think of a warm tropical beach somewhere.

For my card I started with a piece of watercolor card stock cut at 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  I decided to create a sunset background for my palm trees.  I used mustard seed, ripe persimmon, and rusty hinge Distress Ink to create my sunset background. for the sand that the palm trees are sitting on, I used my Antique Linen Distress Crayon and a water brush.  Once I had the background where I wanted it, I adhered my palm tree border to my card base. The tree's were cut at 5" using my Cricut Explore.  To finish my card I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo black ink and attached the watercolor paper to my orange card stock card base.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Teacher-Thanks so Much

It's time for another 3D Challenge over at CardzTV.  The new challenge is to make a treat bag or box for a teacher.  This is what I came up with.

I started with the Apple Box SVG file from My Scrap Chick and cut out and assembled the apple box. I cut the box using my Brother Scan and Cut. Next I added some flowers also an SVG file, this one from Digiplayground.  I used my Cricut Explore to cut the flowers.  The flowers were cut from white card stock and inked with some Spun Sugar Distress Ink. The flower centers were cut from light pink card stock.  I assembled the flowers and added them to my box. Finally I stamped my Ticket from the CardzTV Ticket Talk 2 stamp set.  I scanned the ticket with my Brother Scan and Cut and let the machine cut the ticket out for me. Love that feature.  Once the ticket was cut out, I stamped the sentiment and attached it to my box

Now it is your turn. Show us your bag or box that says Thank You to a  Teacher.  Link up your project at CardzTV for a chance to win a set of CardzTV Stamps.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

It is time for another inspirational post for 2 Creative Chicks.  This is what I have for you.

I started with a dark turquoise card base cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card. Next I added a black mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then the patterned paper cut at 3 3/4" X 5".  The umbrella patterned paper is from an Echo Park.

I stamped the umbrella onto watercolor paper and colored it with Spectrum Noir Aqua Pencils.  I scanned the image into my Brother Cut and Scan and had it fussy cut the image for me.  I then ran some black and turquoise paper through my big shot and used the stitched square dies from Memory Box to cut a shadow and a base mat for the umbrella.

Next I cut the flowers out using my Cricut Explore machine and using the stitched rectangle dies from Memory Box to cut a mat and shadow for my flowers.  Finally I stamped by sentiment using a stamp set from my Creative Time. The sentiment reads: April showers bring May flowers.

I hope you will join the challenge this month and let us see what you make.

Challenge #9
Starts April 1, 2016
Ends April 30, 2016
Click HERE to link up!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Sky's the Limit

Hey everyone, it is Deanna here again back with another  Die R Us post.  Here is what I have for you today.

For this card I started with white card stock that I cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper at 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Using some light blue watercolor paint, I painted the entire piece of paper so it looked like the sky.

Next using Lawn Fawn stamps and matching dies I stamped my balloons and clouds onto watercolor paper.  I colored the images with some watercolor pencils.  Once I finished coloring the images I die cut them out.

Once I had the images cut out I stamped my sentiment with some dark blue ink onto the sky blue watercolor paper.  I then arranged the clouds and my balloons onto the paper and adhered them down.  Finally I adhered the sky watercolor paper to the entire front of my card.

I hope you will join in on the fun over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog.  Be sure to pop over to the Dies R Us store to do some shopping while you are here. And don't forget to like us on our Facebook page.  You don't want to miss out on anything that is happening at Dies R Us.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hey everyone, Deanna here and I am excited to present to you my first Design Team post for Dies R Us.  Here is what I made for you today.
I started with a turquoise card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" base. Next I added a black mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4".  I then took some watercolor paper and cut it to 3 3/4" X 5".  I inked the watercolor paper with Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers distress ink.  Once I had all the colors on the paper the way I wanted them I lightly spritzed it with some water then dried the paper with my heat tool.

My flowers are from the Poppystamps Olivia Blossoms die.  I cut them out of yellow and used a yellow colored pencil to highlight the embossing in the middle of the flower. For the sentiment I used a die from Impression Obsession Thanks Word.

Are you up for a challenge? Then stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and join in. The current challenge is to use scallops!  And, don't forget to stop by and like our Facebook page. Of course, you will want to stop by the Dies R Us store site to check out the huge selections of dies they have.  Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to return tomorrow for another great post by our Design Team.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Have a Magical Day! Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #3

It is time once again for a new challenge over at A Sunny Day Crafting.  My card is a 6" X 6" card.  The patterned paper is from my stash.  The fairy is an SVG file that I downloaded and the used my new Brother ScanNCut2 to cut it out.  I printed it, then scanned it into my machine and told it to cut.

I added some gold Frantage from Stampendous to the background. I wanted to give the impression of fairy dust.  Finally I stamped my sentiment which is from a Lawn Fawn Fairies stamp set and added the purple ribbon.

I sure hope you will hop on over to A Sunny Day Crafting and join us in this challenge.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy News!!!

I am so excited to share with you that I have been selected to the Design Team for Dies R Us.  You will find me on their Dies R Us Inspirational Blog the first two weeks of the month. Look for my posts starting next Wednesday, April 6.

Are you up for a challenge? They also have a challenge blog with a new challenge each month  This months is to use scallops.  Remember you can also find us on our Facebook page as well.  We encourage you to like our page so you don't miss out on any of the fun.

Haven't been to Dies R Us, they sell a wide variety of thin metal dies most of which are discounted from the regular price.  They are speedy on the shipping too.  So pop on over there and do some window shopping.  You can create your very own wishlist.  What you can't wait on then place an order today.