Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter and a Couple of Challenges

Happy Easter everyone!! I hope everyone has been enjoying their day.

I am just popping in to post two cards I created last night for some challenges. The first card I created I played around with some new stamps that I received this week.

I was inspired by three challenges for this card. The first being CAS(E) This Sketch #265. The other two challenges that I was inspired by for this card were two photo challenges. One was the Inspired By Challenge: Spring Sunshine and the other was an image from Time Out Challenges.


I used the sketch as a base for my card, the Inspired By photo for the background of my card and the Time Out photo as the color of my flowers.

I started off by stenciling the yellow onto a white background using the Echo Park "Diagonal Buffalo Plaid" Stencil. I layered this over a white card base and a piece of brown that I had embossed an diagonal line on.

I used Altenew's "Happy Bloom" set for my flowers. I colored them in by using Tombow markers as watercolors.

My second card was also inspired by a sketch and again I used Altenew's "Happy Bloom" set as my focal point.

I used the same watercolor technique with the Tombow markers to paint my flowers. I have to admit they came out a bit bright in this photo but they are more red in real life.

I used sketch #330 From the Freshly Made Sketches Blog as the inspiration for this card.

The "happy" die cut is from Sizzix. I used a sentiment from my very oldest PTI set for the stamped "birthday."

I embossed the kraft card stock on this card with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Well that is all from me today. I had fun sitting down and playing-something I rarely do anymore. I colored a few things that I hope to make into cards if I get a minute this week.

Have a great night!!

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Card #1
Ink-*Ranger “Jet Black” Archival Ink, MFT “Daffodil,”
Stamps and Dies-*Altenew "Happy Bloom," WPlus9 "Basic Greetings," Paper Trey Ink "Stitched Circles: Holes Die"

Paper-*Neenah Solar White, *Strathmore Watercolor Pad, *Bazzill "Twig," Kraft Card stock
Ink-*Ranger “Jet Black” Archival Ink
Stamps and Dies-*Altenew "Happy Bloom, *Sizzix Thinlets "Sentiment Words, Thins," PaperTrey Ink
Other-*Tombow Markers "Primary," "Secondary," *Sizzix Big Shot Machine,