Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things 29

Hey Friends, How's your October going? Flying by, right? Today for this weeks' inspiration I used a Simon Says Stamp stitched leaf die to cut my wood grain paper. Underneath I placed a prepared piece of watercolor paper. 

To prepare it, I sponged Ripe persimmon, Mustard seed and maybe Peeled paint ink on the paper then splattered some watered down Copic white. I added a Avery Elle vellum die cut banner that was heat embossed in gold. (Hero arts) 

As a final touch I added clear dew drops to mimic the raindrops in the inspiration. I kept it simple so this card could be used for multiple reasons.
I hope you come by the Inspired by all the little Things blog and see what the other inspiration awaits you! 

Some other challenges I will link to are:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 175 -Shades of Autumn
Moving along with the times -Trees and or leaves
DRS Designs Color challenge
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 26 -Anything goes/Autumn Colors

Thanks for visiting! Kim

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things 28

Hi Friends, welcome to #28 of Inspired by all the little Things! This week I used a Penny Black Pumpkins cling stamp which I masked to create a bunch, similar to the inspiration photo. Yup, I Copic colored some in pink and blue, it was fun. :) 

I first tried my Zig Clean color brush markers, oh my, that didn't go well so I went back to my trusty Copics, in my comfort zone. I grabbed the wrong paper so they didn't blend as well as I expected but I still like it. 

I masked the stems so I could sponge Antique Linen distress ink on the background. The sentiment is MFT and embossed in Platinum. I matted my colored panel with Vellum before adhering it to a teal card base. The sequins are Doodlebug. 

This week's guest is Marisa Ritzen. Come on by and see how we all were inspired by the photo!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Merry Monday 217

Hello, time for a Vintage Christmas card from me! I had a fun time making this card this afternoon. I started with an old K&Co. chipboard stocking piece and looked for matching paper.

I found Fancy Pants "Merry Little Christmas" which has a vintage/collage-y feel. I distressed the edges with a TH distress tool and sponged on Antique Linen distress ink.

 Following the sketch, I laid out the panels, adding a MS doily, Jillibean Soup ribbon, twine, a jingle bell, and a few clear sequins. The card base is Papertrey Ink Kraft, my favorite.

Thanks for visiting today.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #217 Vintage or Retro -Vintage theme
Mojo Monday 469 -Sketch
Christmas Card Challenges 44 -Decorations or Anything Goes

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things 27

Hey Friends, It's time for a new Inspired by all the little Things! This time we have pretty umbrellas to inspire you. Since my friend's daughter's shower is coming up, I made a baby shower card. 

I used Lawn Fawn's  Hello Baby stamp set for my shaker card and also the Bannerific set. Pretty Pink Posh scalloped frame die and sequins were used as well. 
I think this is a fun challenge so come join us this week!  


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things 26

Hey there Friends, We've got another pretty inspiration photo for you this week at Inspired by all the little Things #26. I chose to take the wood, the little bit of green and the love theme from the photo.  I used  Cartabella Rustic Elegance collection for this. It's so pretty. My daughter's 2nd wedding anniversary is this weekend, so perfect timing for the challenge. 
I started with a journal card from the collection and matted it on a SB vellum die cut scalloped rectangle. I hand cut a fish tale banner and adhered it on a beautiful textured wood grain A2-sized panel. All the papers are textured to add to the rustic feel. A SSS sentiment was inked with brown ink and diecut. Some grey pearls finished it off. 
My daughter's wedding had a very rustic theme so I think they will love this. 
Lori Turner is our guest this week. Stop by, see the DT cards and play along, won't you?

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Anything Goes 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop-Fall

Hey Friends, I couldn't very well let this week go by without participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, now could I? I had to whip up a little somethin'.

I used a Simon Says Stamp called Choose Happy for the sentiment focal point that I heat embossed with Copper powder. It has about the same shine as the ribbon I used but the photo didn't capture it. I pulled out my neglected Spellbinder Labels 28 dies for this card. The size of the card was dictated by the width of the largest die. It's about 4" or maybe 3.75.  

I used a new Echo park Fall paper pad that was fun to break into. I actually regret the placement of the bow but, oh well, I'm probably just going keep this card. My husband always makes the coffee every morning so I may sneak down stairs one morning and put it by the coffee maker. 

Have you seen some of the awesome cards in the Blog Hop gallery? Wow, they are impressive and there is a gazillion! Nice prizes too!

Thanks for stopping by today! Kim

Some other challenges I'm submitting to are:
Crafty Sentiments-Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations164 Anything Goes

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lawnscaping 138

Hi Friends, I'm playing in the Lawnscaping Challenge 138 -Use a Geometric shape or shape. I was also heavily inspired by Amy R's ink blending at the Color Throwdown Challenge 411. But, Ugh! I missed the link up. Frown. 
I used Distress Inks like Amy but used slightly different colors. I used Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw. For the stamps, I used 2 sets. They are Lawn Fawn Booyah from last year and Frosty Fairy Friends (the tree house) from this year, colored with Copics. I inked the background on Bristol paper, cut out the images and popped them up through the die cut circles. A heat embossed sentiment was added. I love how the background came out. It's so bright and pretty! 
Thanks for visiting today!