Monday, July 25, 2016

SAF 2016: Color Blocking

First of all, I was not the least bit excited about this challenge.  I wasn't sure about the look
and I am not really into fussy cutting those masks.  Andy Warhol inspired Lexi and she did a fabulous
job on her card found here. Thanks for all the tips and tricks Lexi! They sure helped!!
I, on the other hand, need practice and more patience! For my first, not too bad but I do need practice.

So, here goes:

I snuck in some Pure Poppy ink and PTI Stampers Select White but all the other colors were 
various other inks to match the Buffalo colors I wanted to go with.  I think with some more
practice, it might be a card I would do again, love the idea. Thanks for stopping! I got the stamp set at my local store, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

It didn't hit me until about an hour ago that today was the blog hop over at PTI. I didn't want to miss it because I remembered I loved the colors in the inspiration photo below:
Blog Hop Inspiration
I picked up on the rug design and the colors also but kept it clean and simple.

Here it is:
PTI CS and ink, quatrefoil die. Hero Arts thanks die.  

Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016: Farewell

I know I say this every year but I can't believe it's over! Another year gone and I haven't missed one yet. This is something I really look forward to for some crafty ME time and it goes by way too fast.

Anyway, I had my daughter take a picture of me since I was solo today with my favorite cards.

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did today. I saved a couple of cards to do tomorrow to stretch out the fun.  See ya then!


The talented Kay Miller gives us tips and tricks for this challenge to help us watercolor like a master!
This is a gorgeous inspiration piece!! Unfortunately, I didn't go this route.

Inspiration 3

I wanted to be different and do something other than flowers but I think I will opt for the 
flowers the next time around.
Here is my card:
I think that's about the end for tonight. I will do my color blocking card when I am a bit
more awake tomorrow. Good night for now.


Today Heather shows us how to do a cool dotting technique called pointillism.
 Very cool and fun too!

Here is the card that she did using this technique:
And this is what I came up with:

I really love the results and I decided to leave the sentiment off the front of the card. 
I'm not sure how much I would use this technique even though I love the results, 
seems like it took FOREVER!

All PTI inks were used, Pure Poppy CS, PTI Pierced Circles and the stamp is
 Mondo Magnolia by Ellen Hutson.
Thanks for stopping by!

SAF 2016: Mastering Drips & Splatters

Lizzie Jones does a great job with her tutorial today and shows us how to drip and splat!!
She gets her inspiration from Jackson Pollock, he was so fun to watch!
Here is the card she made:
Brighter Days Card 1
And here is mine:
My yellow paint really lightened up when it dried and I couldn't seem to get the
paint to splatter like I wanted it to when doing the bigger drops. All in all, I got another
birthday card ready for my birthday club!

Enjoy the rest of the evening!


So, this is the piece of art that inspired Amy and her card.

 This piece spoke to me as well and 


 all I could think of was Meadow Greens. So here is the final product:

SAF 2016:Gilded in Gold

Danielle shows us a pretty cool technique today using gold leaf. Now, I have this product somewhere
in my house but I could not put my hands on it. I found a rub-on product, in my stash, made by Viva called Inka Gold Metallic Rub. It looks vey similar so I went with it. I didn't want to purchase more gold leaf when I know I have some!

Anyway, here are the notecards she made:

SAF Monogram1

Quite inspiring,wouldn't you say?
I decided to make an inspired note card set. Right now I only have "Lord" and "Grace"
word dies but I do plan to get "Faith" and "Prayer" so I think this would make a great set!

Here's how they came out:
       I still don't have the mini stamp set for Grace so it'll have to wait.
This is before the sentiment(lighting is better)

and after:
I love the results of this one. It even looks like there's a bird flying in the clouds!

I am failing in keeping up but still having fun!!

SAF 2016:Starry Night

Amy showed us how to create a starry night with different mediums. Now, I  love to use
my inks and ink blending tools but I do it frequently because it's pretty quick and easy.

Today I decided to play with watercolor because it's fun and you never know what you'll
end up with.

 Here is one of the inspiration photos by Van Gogh, love it!
Inspiration 1

I used Gansai Tambi watercolors & acrylic paint, and created this card:

I really like the results of this one and it was so much fun!!

See you soon!

Master Color Recipe Challenge

Good Morning!!!!

I hope everyone is ready for this fun filled day. I know I am, and have been looking forward
to some crafty ME time!! This year I will strive to blog and post as the day goes on....we'll
see how that works I guess !

Anyway, the first challenge was a color recipe. I chose this one.

I am trying to get out of my box and I loved the pink and orange recipe
but I decided to go with a color combo that I would not normally choose to
challenge myself a bit more. I picked this one:
Georgia O’Keeffe
So, here is my take on the challenge:

First time inking up Floral Sketches for me. I seemed to have a little trouble lining
up the second layer, anyone else have trouble with this?  I added a little water
with a water brush when I finished stamping just to soften the edges a bit. 
Thanks for stopping and on to the next challenge!
Any questions, don't hesitate to ask!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Masterpiece(in my mind)

Let us begin the festivities with Stamp-a-faire 2016 at Papertrey Ink.
I am attempting to prepare my inks, paper and stamps amoung everything else!

Anyway, I just wanted to post what I consider a masterpiece.
I made this many, many years ago and I don't cross stitch anymore so when
I look at it, I really consider it a work of art and it makes me happy.

I hope everone has a great day getting inky!!