Saturday, June 18, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #20


Hi Friends, Today I have a card focusing (ha, get it? snort!) on cameras! It's for this week's Inspired by all the little Things Challenge #20.

 I don't have a camera stamp and I didn't go with the color turquoise like the inspiration photo but I had Simple Stories patterned paper with cameras that I used for the background. Then I used some vellum cut with a Wplus9 die to tone down the pattern. My circle shaker looks like a lens, right? I used a SSS stitched circle die, more simple stories paper and beautiful PPP sequins. The sentiment is from SSS reason to smile stamp set.

Tell me, Friends, what kind of occasion does this sentiment work for? I'm kinda stumped?

Come play with us this week, won't you? Thanks for visiting!
Kim

Other Challenges:
As you like it -Favorite die and why *Favorite die is any stitched circle die like I have used here.
Inspiration Destination _Anything Goes


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge -Off Kilter


Hi Friends, Today I have a card for the Lawnscaping Challenge Off Kilter #131 Challenge. We are to make something askew, off kilter or tilted on our card. I tilted my background panels for this one and added a cute Flamingo! 
Using orange paper was a bad choice for the background of the photo because you can't really see the card well. Opps. Can't redo the photo because this card was quickly given to a sweet young woman battling breast cancer, my Boss's daughter. 

This is a new set from Lawn Fawn from the last release. The inside has another flamingo and uses another sentiment from the set "I'll stand by you".

I searched Pinterest for a sketch with something off kilter and found this Freshly Made Sketch (below) and used as my starting point. I cut a few stitched rectangle panels with Lil Inkers dies then set about creating a tiny little scene within my MFT circle. I Copic colored the sand and Flamingo and stamped the palm trees. I added a few enamel dots from various packs and called it done. 

I am linking up to another challenge as well. 

House of Cards Challenge Photo Inspiration -Flamingo
Thanks for visiting!
Kim



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #19




Hi Friends, Jeanne chose a gorgeous water color photo with purples and greens to inspire us this week at Inspired by all the little Things #19. I had an older wood mounted Inkadinkado Hydrangea stamp hidden in my stash so I dug it out for this card. (Love using older supplies so not to waste the money I spent!) 

I stamped the images on water color paper with distress inks and lightly spritzed them to let the ink run slightly. If you put too much water the flowers turn into blobs! Hahaha.

I then die cut the paper into a tag with SSS tag dies. I die cut a SSS hello die from black card stock and black fun foam intending to layer them but I ended up just using the foam cut. It looks cool and different for a change. I mounted the tag on a piece of grey patterned paper and added twine and sequins.

I hope you play along with us this week! Thanks for visiting!
Kim








Saturday, June 4, 2016

Inspired by all the little things #18


Hey there friends, Thanks for visiting and taking a peek at my card for Inspired by all the little Things #18. I love these colors and the pretty photo inspiration. If I could have a wedding do over, I'd pick these colors!

I started with Wplus9 Stamps Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus water colored with many Distress Inks on Strathmore Bristol paper. I then cut it on a diagonal but fussy cut the shapes above the diagonal line. I dry embossed a separate navy card stock mat and mounted the piece with black craft foam on a navy card base. 

I tucked a piece of doily under the diagonal line, tied a piece of gold twine around with a bow and added gold sequins. A Hero Arts sentiment was heat embossed with detail gold embossing power before adhering it all together. 

This is a fun one, why don't you join us this week?
Kim


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things # 17


Hi all! It's Memorial Day weekend in the USA. We've got some unseasonably warm weather and it's perfect for a holiday. Feels like summer! 

For this weeks Inspired by all the little Things #17 Challenge, I went with the spike-y looking  flowers in the inspiration photo along with the colors.  

I heat embossed the Inkadinkado image (set is called "meadow") with white embossing powder on Ranger water color paper. I laid down a wash of clear water then dropped the darker colors close to the images. Those colors were Picked Raspberry and Seedless Perserves Distress inks. Then I added Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar in the outer wet edges and let them do their beautiful spreading magic. To help the spreading process along, I spritzed clean water from a mini mister. For me, this is key to getting the look I want. Then let AIR DRY. 

The rest is obvious, white heat embossed Hero Arts sentiment on a piece of heavy weight torn vellum, a couple of punched butterflies adorned with PPP sparkling clear sequins adhered to a dusty green mat and white card base. No foam tape for easy mailing. 

Thanks for visiting and please come play with us this week! 
Kim :)

Also submitting to Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Anything goes





Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Birdie told me...


Hey Friends, I'm finally get a chance to blog my daughter's birthday card. Oh gosh, how tweet is this Avery Elle stamp set? It's called Tweet Tweet. I adore these cute birdies! 

I hope this is CAS enough for the AAA Cards 2nd Birthday Bash. ( I really get stumped with clean and simple) I'm also playing in Seize the Birthday challenge with "toppings" of "Dimension".

 My birds are sitting on foam tape and the enamel dots add dimension as well. I Copic-colored the sweet birds and paper pieced the roof. For the circle, a simple circle sponged with Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and a piece of twine wrapped around and Done!  
Thanks for Visiting. 
Kim
Crafty Sentiments -Anything Goes
Live Laugh Stamp Linky Party 4 -Critters and Creatures







Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lawnscaping meets Merry Monday


(Please scroll down for my Inspired by the little things card)

 Hey there, I combined two challenges today that I LOVE to play in. I haven't played in so long and I missed it. I combined Merry Monday Christmas card challenge # 205 Make a snow globe with Lawnscaping #130 Sparkle it up

Last year when I bought a bazillion dollars worth of Lawn Fawn, I swore I'd play in every challenge so I'd use the stamps and Merry Monday, I've been playing for years and now I'm behind with Christmas cards. Gotta get to it!

I used LF Snow Day stamp set, Bannerific from LF and a greeting from Hero arts. I used Lawn Fawn papers, Momento inks and Copics. I have a make-shift snow globe cut with MFT stitched circle dies for the frame, cut 4 times and layered. My sparkle comes from Pretty Pink Posh iridescent hearts and of course, sparkling clear sequins. Oh, the bunnies are properly winked as well. 

Oh what fun this was to build the scene. Thanks for visiting! Kim

Christmas card challenges-24 -Anything Goes
52CCT.May-theme-challenge -Christmas Critters