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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Darnell's Birthday!

Let the bees buzz and the birds's Darnell's birthday today!
Happy birthday dear, sweet friend.  
This is for you on YOUR day!   I sure do hope that your day is filled with everything wonderful!  Big hugs to you and kisses too!

To make this card I used a brass stencil that has 3 sizes of the hibiscus floral and I sponged the 3 sizes and colours  with sponge daubers.  I kept thinking of Darnell's sponging post and giggled the whole time that I was making this card.  I totally get what Darnell was talking and feeling about sponging and blending colours!  HAHA! I have been there many times my friend!

The SU hummingbird is stamped with two greens and I rotated the stamp to create the flutter for the wings.  I used 2 ancient Tattered Angels mists of blue and green (funny, they don't have a mister, just a paintbrush-like applicator) in selective areas of the hummingbird.  I added some liquid pearls to the stamens of the hibiscus and a few sequins finish the card off.  
That large sequin at the 8 o'clock position, well, it is covering a wee smudge of the red ink from my finger, shhhhhhh don't tell Darnell!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Funky and unconventional Christmas

 My uber talented friend and fellow WINO, Lydia, is our guest Muse this week at 
Muse: Christmas Visions
I got to see the card in person last night as the WINOS gathered for our monthly Happy Hour :)))
She made a video too!  If you have never heard Lydia's calm voice before, head on over!  You are in for a treat :)

Lydia really surprised me with her colour combo!  She LOVES blues, but made her card with new distress inks colours.  I used non traditional colours too, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio, a funky (Flinstones-like) circles stencil and an Impression Obsession Christmas tree sporting coral ornaments.  I also used a frame of sparkly silver paper around my funky tree image and my sentiment is a wonky looking traditional style from the SU Bells and Boughs set that I heat embossed with regular silver EP.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope to see you over in the Muse: Christmas Visions gallery this week!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Runway Inspired Birthday

A second post for today!
I have not been able to play along with quite a few challenges in the last few weeks, Runway Inspired being one of them and I am catching up this week!
Here is what I came up with for the latest Sophie Theallet RIC #86.
I sued a Hero Arts background stamp and heat embossed with gold.  I water coloured with various distress inks and then heat embossed the sending(PTI) and wishes(Ellen Hutson) sentiments and then die cut the birthday twice.
I am also offering this up for the Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe challenge.  I used the diagonal line with heat embossing, birthday theme and water colour.  Loving the water colouring these days!

Thanks for stopping in...quick post, but I may be back tomorrow!

Summer Rainbow

 Happy Monday!
I have a card today for the Casology and Avery Elle challenges.  I was inspired by the Casology Kids cue word, well, maybe inspired is too strong of a word, as I don't have anything Kids, but I paired the Rainbow Avery Elle challenge and worked it out!
  So, Summer is upon us and what child wouldn't enjoy this rainbow assortment of flavors?  I used a journaling card on the top portion and die cut (twice) a tall glass dish of sorts for all of the ice cream scoops. The top layer of the dish is clear card stock and I adhered over the ice cream with a generous coat of glossy accents.  the white panel of the card is die cut with the Avery Elle-ements dotted frame and the sentiment banner is Avery Elle too.  The Summer is an old SU stamp and I stamped it in Avery Elle Lemon Grass pigment ink.. 
As always, thanks for stopping by! Chriss

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bright Butterfly

Playing with Fusion 
(Bright Butterfly) today and this technique from Jennifer McGuire that I saw on the Hero Arts blog and was intrigued by last week!  Embossing powders over embossing powders.  Really easy and I love the texture that in creates IRL.
Sneaking in at the very last few hours, sending this over to Addicted to CAS, where they are asking for a butterfly and this will be my second cup!

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Card of many challenges

Virginia's View "Monochromatic/Ombré"
My flowers and tag are ombré

My Chintz and glossy accented teacup for
The Challenge #39

      I used a piece of twine on my tag for
    The Retro Rubber Challenge blog (a new to me     challenge)  Although my Bluebells stamp is brand new, my sentiments on the tag are from SU 2007!

I used a brand new "Bluebells" stamp for the Summertime challenge going on at Magenta.

The current Inkspirational photo challenge going on right now!
This is what started my inspiration for this card!

This is quite a few challenges for one card!  I rarely connect a card with more than two challenges, so this is an anomaly :)

As always...thanks for peeking in!
We are expecting lots of rain tonight here in the Austin area and under a flash flood warning until Thursday....  We (our house) are situated pretty high up in between the lakes, so very safe.  Who would have thought just a month ago that we would be so blessed to see our lakes full once again.  It is the first time in five years and before this summer, the lake was down 50 feet!  So, so fortunate.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Graduation for CASology

Here is a card that I am sending over too CASology for the current Graduation challenge.  I used the Ellen's Essentials Bohemian Garden dies and a PTI tag die to make a very quick feminine card.  Easy Peasy!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Coral and Navy and Kraft...the Challenge

Happy Sunday :)
Such cool colours for The Challenge this week...I could not resist !
Ranger liquid platinum embossing of the K and Company? butterflies and SSS sentiment from Thinking of You 4X6 set on kraft CS that had been stamped with SU Crumb Cake ink with a very old SU background Cheesecloth stamp.  The butterflies were stamped onto PTI Vintage Cream CS, fussy cut and I had coloured with SU markers.  The center panel is adhered to a slightly larger PTI blue panel and then I decided to bring a little more of the navy colour in with a Derwent Inktense WC pencil in India ink colour.
I am also sending this over to Addicted to CAS where the cue word is Butterfly.