Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April With Morgan's Artworld

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.
Challenge dates are April 1st to April 27th on Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times on the blog.

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I have had this beautiful image printed out for several months and decided this was the time to color it and I wanted something different, not red or yellow, but blue.  I wasn't sure of my colors at first, but as I went on, I fell in love with the colors.

I did write the colors down, but mislaid them so I'm afraid I can only guess, but I believe I used some B00, B02 and B14 for the flowers with perhaps G40, G17, but really not sure.  Try your colors and see what you can do.  I think you'll like this classic flower.

I think this would make a good Get Well card.
Morgan's Artworld digital image
QuicKutz cutting dies - nesting rectangles
Kraft card 
Silver glitter tape
Leftover patterned card stock
Various Copic markers
Store-bought flower with Nuvo drops - Midnight

I have entered the following challenges:

Polkadoodle  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft- "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"

Di's Digi Get Well

Time for a new challenge over at Die Cut Divas and it's all about the animals.  I needed a "get well" card for a friend who is having wrist surgery and thought this would be perfect.  It's like wrapping everything, including the wrist and having fun too.  I thought the ribbons were a reminder of being wrapped up in gauze and putting a nice yellow bow on top.  I really like the bright red and yellow here.  You never know when a leftover piece of yellow patterned card stock will come in handy.

I added more dots to the ground to create a whole floor.  I thought it turned out to be very cute.

Di's Digis "Get Well Mice B&W" digital stamp
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched rectangles
Copic markers C00, C0, C2, C3, C4; E000, E00, E11, E13; Y04, Y09, Y19; YR000, YR12, YR15; black multiliner 0.3 
White uniball pen
Ribbons in my stash (velvet & grossgrain)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Down on the Farm with Chic Chickadee Crafts

Last day of the Die Cut Divas' February challenge.  (Tutorial on working with Word below last photo.

I went a little "down on the farm" here.  Anyone remember that song by Doris Day, "A bushel and a peck"?  Well, it was really quite catchy.   The opening lyric is part of the Sugartree Farmhouse Digital stamp set at Chic Chickadee Crafts.

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talkin' in my sleep...

Close-up below.  Next time I will color the big basket 
a lighter shade so the sentiment is more visible.

I googled how to add another jpeg on top of another jpeg in Word.
  1. I copied, pasted and resized the bushel baskets and sentiment in Word
  2. Working with Word 10, I then clicked on the baskets image.  
  3. While still in the image, I RIGHT-Clicked on "Wrap Text".  
  4. Another drop-down popped up and I clicked on "Behind Text".   
  5. I then clicked on the sentiment.
  6. I RIGHT-Clicked on "Wrap Text".
  7. Another drop-down popped up and I clicked on "Square".
  8. I moved the text over the baskets and resized anything I didn't like.
  9. I printed this off on Copic paper to color.
Die-namics Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Design Crafts Postage Stamp Squares
Copic markers E29, E47, E55 & E57; R 24, R27, R29 & R39 plus ) blender
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Never-Seen-Ink Challenge

This week Hero Arts is encouraging us to dive into our supplies and actually *use* those products! 

They are calling this challenge Never-Seen-Ink!   But, wait,  it is not limited to only stamps but also dies that have been languishing in our stash. 

I have used the die that comes with the Hero Arts "Thanks" set, but never the stamps, ta-dah.  Also, I bought a large plaid block cover stamp and I think it's from Hero Arts, but I cannot find the label for it, so I'm not sure.  I AM SURE I have never used it either.  I stamped only part of the cover stamp in Distress Ink "Tattered Rose" on the bottom right of the card, then lined up the sentiment stamps (NOT as well as I could have) and stamped them in the darkest of the Hero Arts Ombre Inks Light Ruby to Royal Red.  To distract the bad stamping, I used the stars in the set too.

Entering the Never-Seen-Ink! challenge here.

Leave me a comment if you  know who manufactured the plaid block cover stamp used here.

I have to tell you, lining up my sentiments today has been totally OFF.  My first stamping of the sentiment "you are the best" was angled upward, so I saved the day by stamping two more times at angles and I think it worked.  
Inside of card

I think the plaid cover stamp is a Hero Arts stamp.  
Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red ink

Chic Chickadee Tags/Banners

I had pre-colored some Chic Chickadee coffee cups and wanted to share what I used them for.  I just needed to choose papers for some tags and also a card.  I recently purchased some papers from Stampin' Up and I was more than eager to try them out.

I also needed to use some banner dies which have sat unused for quite some time.  Below is the result of banner die-cuts and coffee cups.  I think I should have used a different background to really show off the background colors, but alas, these have left the building, much like Elvas.

Card below.
I sent this card off to a friend and hope it gets through all the borders.

Have fun stamping.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Hero Arts Happy Days

I totally stole this idea from Lin Brandyberry at Sending Hugs.  Lin cut the Garden Flower die cut apart and made a gorgeous unique card.

I had to try it out myself.  I had cut the die from some VERY glossy paper (not even realizing it), but it went with this very glossy card base originally sold by Hero Arts in Target stores more than several years ago.  I love these stripes, but have barely used the cards.  I colored the glossy paper with Copics which do not really show the true colors on glossy paper as well, but I am totally satisfied with this card.  It's bright and fun on dreary days and that's what I was going for.

Closeup below
Hero Arts Card - in a kit about 10 years or so ago
Hero Arts Garden Flower Fancy Die
Kat Scrappiness Hello My Crafty Friend dies (Hello used here)
Copic markers G06, G14, R32, R35, R39, R59 & Y38
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Ripened Pumpkin, Red Berry & Nuvo Glitter Drops - Ruby Slippers
Vagabon die cut machine

I want to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes" ?
A Bit More Time to Craft- "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"

Monday, March 23, 2020

Window on the Garden for The Card Chain Challenge

I sponged Distress Oxide ink over this front panel, spritzed with water.  I was really looking to make it the background, but I accidentally cut it out with the Window on the Garden die.  I used another background I had made for another card which seemed to go well with the blue.  I thought I'd give some depth with the Nuvo Drops.  I was going for a fresh garden and chose a bright yellow card base for the panels (I cut two rectangle dies so they would layer properly).

This is going to Greta, part of the Card Chain Challenge.  It's so nice to receive a card in the mail.

See close-up below.

Hero Arts Window on the Garden
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Little B Handwritten (hello die)
Distress Oxide (I think Salty Ocean for front panel)
Distress Oxide (Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade for bottom panel)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Violet Galaxy, Woodland Green, Caribbean Ocean &Midnight Blue

Have a great spring.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Mix It Up - Anything Goes