Sunday, February 9, 2020

Lawnfawnatics #70

 Hey there Friends, I have a card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #70. 

Sorry for the dark pics.
I was inspired by the watercolor hearts on the inspiration photo. 
Supplies used: LF Snow Day stamp set, LF Sparkle stamp set, Distress inks, Clear embossing powder, water brush, zig markers, versamark embossing ink, versafine pigment ink onyx black, silver star sequins, silver spica pen.
Thanks for stopping by!
Kim





Saturday, September 14, 2019

Flutterby TCC119


Hey Friends, I was very inspired by the Card Concept 119 inspiration photo this time. I decided to make a mixed media vintage card. I took out my MFT Butterfly wishes stamp set (maybe retired) and inked up the butterflies by stamping each in two shades of ink. I touched them up with some colored pencils. I then sponged around the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and splatter some gold spray and white paint on top. 

Using sketch 339 from Case this sketch I diecut and vellum square and gold heat embossed the sentiment. Deviating somewhat from the sketch I placed a punched butterfly and gold thread in the right corner and added some gold bling. The photo does not capture this as pretty as it is in person. 


Thanks for stopping by!
Kim 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary


Hi Friends, I am thrilled to be asked to Guest Star for The Color Throwdown Challenge!

 They provided a elegant, colorful floral color palette and inspiration photo to work with. You've got to play this week!

I had to pull out my WPlus9 Ranunculus stamp set. The golden flatware inspired me to gold heat emboss my image and I colored the blooms with Copic markers. I used more gold powder to heat emboss the Verve sentiment. (The inside says ...a happy anniversary). The Pretty Pink Posh scalloped frame was die cut with gold foil cardstock. I added a few tiny black splatters and sparkling clear sequins to finish it. 

My in-laws our celebrating 70 years married next week! I was thrilled to use the Color Throwdown #558 to make their card. 

Make sure you check out the design teams' cards as well. Thanks for stopping by!
Kim



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Thinking of you


Hmmmm. Do I remember how to do a blog post? It's been months Friends! 

I had won this Simon says Stamp Stamp and die set months ago and never inked it up. It's called Delicate Flowers (click the name for a link) It's really beautiful and has wonderful sentiments. I edited this card photo on my phone for Instagram so the colors are a bit dull, sorry! My Instagram account is @kjl571. 

I'm playing in a few challenges with this card and had them all in mind while creating. 
First was the Color Throwdown 556 . I knew I wanted to color the flower yellow so the colors were perfect for this. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens or whatever they are called! HaHa.
Next I wanted to use the 400th sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. The sky is the limit with this sketch. I sponged my background on Bristol with Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire.

 Then added some Mermaid Lagoon Spatters and some water spots. The third challenge is the SSS Instagram challenge which I can't link but this fits the SSS Wed. Challenge Mid-Summer Blues so it's all good.

I hand cut a flag banner and stamped the sentiment, added a few sequins and called it done. 
Thanks for visiting! 


Monday, May 20, 2019

The Card Concept 115




Hey Friends, I made a card for The Card Concept 115 challenge. I used SU Delicate Doilies to get the circle shapes similar to the inspiration photo. I heat embossed them and the SSS sentiment in clear powder. I then added a yellow and orange distress oxide inks with the smooshing technique. 
I heat embossed a sentiment in white on black and added black and silver sequins. Other challenge below.
Bye for now.
Kim

Alphabet Challenge Distress Inks


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics 51


Hey Friends, I'm playing in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge 51 today. I love a sketch challenge so I had to play. I used Hello Baby from Lawn Fawn and colored with Copics with white gel pen accents. 

In the same coordinating die set is the cute little clouds dies so I cut them with patterned paper. I don't know which paper line this is, the cover on the 6x6 pad was missing but it's at least 5 years old. 
I used a butterfly punch to match the background paper. When creating this I was going by memory and forgot to add the horizontal element. Opps! 

On another note, I stepped down from the The Card Concept Design Team. (to have more time for scrapbooking in travelers notebooks) But here I am playing in the challenge! The bunny is what inspired me to use this stamp set. I'll always love the Card Concept Challenge and my lovely team members. 

Other challenges links below.
Kim



Other Challenges:
Allsorts challenge Blossoms, Butterflies and Bugs
Cut it up challenge Butterflies and bugs
Simon says Stamp Wed. Challenge Spring Mood Board

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Card Concept 111


Hey Friends, Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #111. I love shells and all things beachy! I did buy a new-to-me stamp and die set from Avery Elle called The Reef. 
I started with a piece of bristol card stock for distress inking of the background. I use Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo and Antique linen. After sponging I used clean water and watered down distress inks for flicking. 
I stamped the coral shapes on the background and stamped more shell shapes which were die cut out. 
With a Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped frame die I cut out 5 frames and stacked them with a piece of acetate under the top one. I put the die cut shells and some sequins inside and adhered down.  The sentiment is from the same set. 
My mind is getting ready to think about the beach again. Winter is so long in New England but warm weather will be here eventually! Come play with us and visit the blog too!
Thanks for visiting!
Kim