Monday, September 1, 2014

Winnie and Walter Challenge Day 5: Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday!! The weekend is over and I am so very sad. Back to work again tomorrow.

Today I am sharing a card I created for the Winnie and Walter Sketch challenge.

For this challenge, you had to use a sketch, use a stamp set from Winnie and Walter and at least one Simon Says Stamp original product.

Since I only own one stamp set from Winnie and Walter, I used the "Big Bang Bling" set to stamp the sequins. Can I tell you how much I LOVE this stamp set? It is so fun to use!!

I used black ink to stamp the sequin outlines and then filled them in with five different types of Ranger Distress Ink. I then went in and stamped a few stars in Squeezed Lemonade ink from the SSS "My Stars" set.

I then misted the white card front with a citron mist spray.

While that was drying, I die cut the "happy" three times from teal card stock. I then glued the three die cuts together to give the word a little dimension. The "happy" looked a little flat and needed something so I applied "glossy accents" to the front to give it some shine.

This card was a bit of a stretch for me. I don't usually use this many colors on one card. I also had to add the banners to cover up a distress ink mistake. I actually like how it came out but think I would do the sentiment in a bit of a different way next time. It is fun to play around and step out of my comfort zone sometimes, though. Keeps me fresh!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great week!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Winnie and Walter One Layer Challenge Day 4

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend. This week I went back to work and my goodness am I tired. Charlotte started high school and is in the same school as me this year. She had a great first three days and seems to like her teachers. Thank goodness.

Today I am going to share a card that I created for a challenge at the Winnie and Walter August Release Blog. It was in conjunction with Simon Says Stamp to make a one layer card.

To be honest, I am not a one layer card girl. I always wind up messing up, even when I plan it all out and do a mock up, which I did with this card. As usually, I then try to go adding things and comes out totally different!!

I used two stamp sets on this-"Big Bang Bling" from Winnie and Walter and "Talk Bubbles 2" from Simon Says Stamp.

To begin, I stamped a middle area of shapes with PTI Tropical Teal Ink onto Teal card stock. I started with the rectangle stamp, followed by the "Hi", then stamped sequins etc. I then added all the other elements from there.

I might of gotten a little carried away but I kind of like it. I think if I created it again, I would stamp in a few different colors on white. However, my own internal challenge was to use the teal and add some gold accents. I am trying to think outside my comfort zone.

I thank you for stopping by. I hope the rest of your day is fabulous!!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Finally Friday and Card #5 from "The Mess on my Desk"

Hello!! The weekend is finally here. Whoot, Whoot!! Ok, I shouldn't be celebrating after only starting back to work on Tuesday but I am. I would rather be home having fun in my craft room!

Today is just a quick post with yet another card I created using what was on my desk. It is EXTREMELY simple and literally took 10 minutes to complete.

You cannot tell from the lighting in this photo but the whites really do match!! The die cut lion and sentiment are from Paper Trey Ink's "Sweet Baby" set.

The little banners were cut from scraps of red paper.  I will admit that this is not my most creative card but it works for what I wanted to do. It was the last card I created out of six so I was losing steam.

I want to thank you for stopping by this week to view all of my creations. Have a fabulous weekend and tune into next week for some more cards created from the mess on my desk!!