Monday, October 16, 2017

Triple Fall

I joined a swap to make Fall themed cards using the triple stamping technique.  I pulled out my many leaf stamps and went to town.  I used water color pens to color with.  Had a fun time!  I think I may try Christmas themed triple stamping cards soon.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The old general store

This month's Progressive Freebie challenge at the Outlawz has a General Store image provided by Mary Smith of Createful Heart.  Everyone did such a beautiful job with the image.  I struggled a bit with it because I couldn't think of any kind of theme to use the image for.  I finally went with a "thinking of you" card.  I urge you to go to the challenge and see what everyone else did.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Birthday cards

Just wanted to share a few birthday cards.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Birthday Milk

Here's a card I made for Fest Friday challenge at the Outlawz.  I chose the theme "cows".  This particular cow is from Eureka Stamps and is called Valentine Cow.  The background on this card is a skin I made with some acrylic paints.  I love the texture it adds.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tangle Fish

The Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz is under way for the month of August.  This month's image is from Jean Chaney.  She created a wonderful angel fish, and another one with Zentangle designs in it called Tangle Fish.  Jean says:

As a Certified Zentangle teacher, I feel it is important for you to know that these images, while using some of the patterns of Zentangle are in actuality ZIA’s (Zentangle Inspired Art). The Zentangle® method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to use structured patterns to create beautiful images. Do read more about this method from the founders of this meditative approach to art on their website.

I chose to use the Tangle Fish for my project.  At first this image just screamed "shaker card!" and that's what I set out to do.  However when it came time to assemble the card I changed my mind and made a gel card instead.  It's been a long time since I've made a gel card, and I have to say that with the new fuse tool it's much easier than it used to be!  Plus it's good that I put the tool to some use since I've rarely used it since I bought it over  a year ago.

I used a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe for the fish bowl shaker card.  Regina has so many different kinds of cutting files.  I highly recommend her shop!  Now for my card

The sequins and pearls are glued directly to the image.  Only gel is in the pocket.  I hope you will come and play along with us at the Progressive Challenge!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Challenge cards

Here are a few cards I've made recently for some challenges.  The first card was for the Festive Friday challenge and the theme was swimming.

Another one for Festive Friday challenge and the theme was bees.  I made this as a thank you card for a couple who live across from my work place.  They brought over a whole bunch of zinnias from their garden and it brightened up our office for over a week.  Plus this couple raises bees, so I thought the image was perfect.

And lastly, this one was for the Paper Ala Mode challenge where we were to make a card inspired by a song.  My song was "She Wore An Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Baby congratulations

I got some exciting news that one of my nieces is going to have a baby!  I made her this quick, but cute congratulations card with a free digi of a pacifier and fonts on my computer.