Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog

I am so pleased to be one of the guest DTs for the World Wide Open Design Team challenge this month.  I chose the lovely image "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe" to try to do justice to this wonderful scene.  

I wanted to try two different colors of flowers and followed my course from there.  The first card shows flowers in red tones and the second card is created with yellow flowers with an orange as a deeper tone.  I hope you are inspired and join in the challenge.
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge
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 "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universered flowers





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Supplies:
Silhouette Cameo die cut machine
QuicKutz Nesting Scallop Squares
Hearts from Card Chain Challenge member a year or so ago
metal camera found in stash (5 years old)
Recollections floral embelishments from stash (years old)
Copic markers BV0000, E00, R0000, R11, W2, Y000, Y02   (YR12 darkest color on yellow flowers & R20 fdarkest color on pink flowers)


I am entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Creation Challenges Anything Goes
Creative Moments Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” - Starts 1st, may go through 31st.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Hero Artx In the Study, Chapter 1

A2Z Scrapbooking has a challenge that makes everyone happy - it's ANYTHING GOES.  I so enjoy the images of "In the Study and especially the chair.  With a title like Chapter 1, you could write a manuscript or just a pick-up note.


This inspiration post can be seen at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Please join us in this month’s "Anything Goes" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month
Image may contain: flower and text
Be sure to check out the new Hero Arts Winter products at 
A2Z Scrapbooking store.  Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.
I personally can't wait to receive my order.  Have fun shopping!  

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts
The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  • Hero Arts "In the Study" stamp set and die cuts
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp dies
  • Scrap papers
  • Copic markers
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, August 11, 2018

A2Z Constellation Duel

This card seemed to fly together.  After I printed the page out, I quickly die cut two of the images and snagged a piece of ribbon to add interest.  I also pulled a yellow card out of my pre-made card basket and that's all it took.  I thought "Hello" would cover most situations and made a nice guy card.

No coloring at all on this card.  As I said it just came together all by itself.



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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Image may contain: flower and text
Please join us in this month's "Anything Goes" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 A2Z SCRAPBOOKING INFO 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  •  Hero Arts Printable Digi Constellation at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
  • Die-namics Pierced Circles STAX
  • Sizzix "friend" dies (hello)
  • Scrap Ribbon
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Birds At Sunrise Silhouette

Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is to submit a project which uses silhouette(s). 
A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject

While this is not a Cheapo Die, Cheapo Dies has wonderful Birds on Branch here, Tree Panel here, as well as dotted square dies here and Scallop Stitch Square Dies here.



I'd say these birds are singing in the dawn.  I posted at Die Cut Divas here.

Supplies:
Silhouette Design Store Birds on a Branch Spring Scene by Samatha Walker
Distress inks worn lipstick and candied apple
Wink of Stella Brush - clear
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
Silhouette  Cameo


Friday, August 3, 2018

Hero Arts Tiger Lily and Infinity Dies

I made a tag to say hello, but then I wanted to experiment with colors, some were successful and some not so much.

First up is my hello tag.  With the tiger Lily stamp set, I like all the sentiments in this stamp set and I think they will be well used.  .  I also ordered the suggested ink cube pack, Desert Sun for stamping the flower.  I used Dandelion for the bottom stamp, Tangerine for the middle and Strawberry for the top stamp.

Order of stamping:
Lay the Spiral Stencil over the tag and sponge with Dandelion ink.
No masking because the same color ink is used on the bottom flower layer.
Stamp in order (stamping order on back of stamp set packaging.
Stamp sentiment.

You can use any stencil with the same color as the bottom layer of the flower without masking.


I die cut more tags to use as samples of different Distress Inks used to ink the Tiger Lily.  I wanted to use different inks to see which color combinations I might like to use in the future.  
I'll start with a couple iffy combos and you never know if a background can save an image. 

Hero Arts has featured the Tiger Lily in a video on July 10, 2018 here using different Hero Arts inks.  If you want this stamp, you should check out all my images (last two I fell in love with) as well as Yana's video at Hero Arts.

Check out the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.

The three inks listed below each tag photo are the distress inks 
used in bottom to top order used for each tag. some of these are not as bad as they look at first glance.  A bit of work may be required, but I don't waste.

     
mustard seed, fossilized amber, ground espresso    tattered rose, wilted violet, dusty concord 

          

worn lipstick, victorian velvet, ground espresso      tattered rose, victorian velvet, ground espresso

This is a bit messy, but I like the colors.  I think it's a good color match.

mustard seed, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon

worn lipstick, ripe persimmon, candied apple

My fingers made orange marks at the bottom of this card, but this is a decent color combo.
broken china,faded jeans, blueprint sketch

I decided to use white embossing on the last two tags for the top layer.  I think this turned out quite striking.  


broken china, blueprint sketch, HA white embossing powder


ripe persimmon, candied apple, HA white embossing powder

 This inspiration post can be seen at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Be sure to check out the new Hero Arts Winter products at 
I personally can't wait to receive my order.  Have fun shopping!  

Please join us in this month’s "Anything Goes" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month
Image may contain: flower and text
a2z scrapbooking store hero arts
The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  • Hero Arts color layering Tiger Lily stamp set at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts ink cube set Desert Sun - you can custom order this set through A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Infinity dies - Nesting Tag Dies (you can custom order through A2Z)
  • Distress Inks - specific inks under each tag
  • Hammermill paper
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • Matching Hero Arts Color Layering Tiger Lily Frame Cuts die is available at A2Z

I am participating in the challenge at 

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - “Anything Goes” July 15-Aug 12









Wednesday, August 1, 2018

In The Study, Write Your Own Story

A2Z Scrapbooking has a challenge that makes everyone happy - it's ANYTHING GOES.  I so enjoy the images of "In the Study and especially the chair.  I can just imagine curling up and reading a good book.  You can make any type of scene you would like.  Have fun and enter the challenge.


Please join us in this month’s "Anything Goes" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Image may contain: flower and text

  • Hero Arts "In the Study" stamp set and die cuts
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Copic Markers
  • Ribbon
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Midnight Blue
  • Vagabond die cut machine 


Let's do Something With Silhouettes

Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is to submit a project which uses silhouette(s). 
A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject

Silhouettes can be so striking and you don't have to do much except select your die or image and cut.

While this is not a Cheapo Die, Cheapo Dies has wonderful Birds on Branch here, Tree Panel here, as well as dotted square dies here and Scallop Stitch Square Dies here.



Supplies:
Silhouette Design Store Bird in Maple Tree Spring Scene by Samatha Walker
Left over Cream color folder
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
Silhouette  Cameo