I really couldn't stop playing with the String Art Frame, as you can tell. You can create so many gorgeous cards and get a little creative too. I had a piece of alcohol inked paper and saw this piece as part of the earth in clouds and went with it. I mounted the String Art Frame on a navy panel, affixed a sentiment and it was done.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021
"Tone on tone coloring or layering, is a decorative technique that takes a single or a few colors and uses different saturation of that color(s) throughout the space. The result is a room that can be dramatically transformed just by lightening or darkening of that color."
My friend, Linda, sent me these String Art Corner and String Art Circle die-cuts and I had to absolutely use them NOW. In keeping with the Die Cut Divas' challenge of Tone on Tone, I used a sheet of alcohol inks in my stash and added both Birch Press Design die-cuts with a short sentiment in the middle of the circle to complete my card. I just added some pale green gems and that's all it needed.
Birch Press Design String Art Corner
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
My Haunted House
I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire on a Winter House Pop-Up Easel set and fell in love with the house. She showed how to turn a Winter House into a spring/summer house with flowers, but the first thing I wanted to do was create a Halloween House! I had a glitter paper pad with a bunch of colors and found a purple I thought would be perfect and it is! Finding things I wanted to put in the windows was a bit harder, but I was focused. I really LOVE how this turned out. I almost hate to give it away. I even used the snow because I thought using black glitter paper would be perfect for a scary house and it is. I know it's early for Halloween, but, maybe not. This is a pop-up easel card and the house is resting against a black stopper strip with BOO as a simple sentiment.
Poppy Stamps Winter House Pop Up Easel Set craft die
Poppy Stamps Evergreen Trio craft die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Palm Tree & Pail (pitchfork & spade)
Papers, ghosts & spongy eyes from stash
Vagabond die cut machine
Nuvo Drops Gloss - Ebony Black in the third story window & doorknob
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
Friday, July 2, 2021
I always try to join in the Card Chain Challenge (CCC) as it's so much fun to receive something in the mail! I chose "Things that Fly". I knew exactly what I wanted to use when I saw this option listed. I have never used the die before and it had been languishing with some other unused dies until this challenge. I wanted something bubbly for the sky - a look of airiness about it, so I chose this digital paper to use.
Below are all the options to complete the challenge, so you can see it's fairly simple to find an option that fits your style, stamps, dies...
Thursday, July 1, 2021
The theme is "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld and Die Cut Divas.
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge dates are July 1st to July 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. For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio. Join the Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
MEMORIAL20 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
Julia Spiri Kelly and Falcon
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
I'm fairly happy with this card, however, if you look past the great flames and cute stockings hung by the chimney with care, you'll see that the fireplace is crooked against the "wallpaper". I don't know what happened, but when I put the front of the card onto the back panel, it was all wonky. I'll live with it.
I do love the fireplace. Some of the inserts stayed in like the square corners of the fireplace, which I loved. I used manilla folders for the paper - fantastic color for a fireplace. This is however a very large fireplace, so be prepared to make a larger card than an A2 size.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Hang the Christmas Stockings
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.
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It may not be your birthday, but it's someone's birthday, so it's time to make the Die Cut Divas' (DCD) theme of the month "Birthdays".
Since Bugaboo is the DCD sponsor this month and I love the "Sunbonnet" images from Bugaboo, so I went with the Sunbonnet Birthday Cake in red tones. Red is one of my favorite colors and I decided to go monotone for the most part - I guess I could have had red flames, but, no, they are Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin, so still in the reddish tones. However, if you didn't notice, my cake frosting is a creamy gooey mass of Nuvo Simply White drops.
When you want to coordinate a matt with the image colors, just use your Copic color to edge the paper enough so that it is well covered, but you don't waste your Copics. I used a white square, colored with Copic R29, to create a scallop pattern when viewed from the outside in.
I am joining these challenges:
Monday, May 31, 2021
The last day of the challenge at Die Cut Divas ends at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time today so be sure to enter the Die Cut Divas challenge here. Be sure to check out the Sponsor, Cas-ual Fridays Stamps for all kinds of images.