Friday, July 25, 2014

PTI July Blog Hop

Hello!  Yay!!!  It's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Day!  I always love these, because I love seeing how differently each person sees the inspiration that is provided for us.  And this time there is just one photo of inspiration to work with...

I drew my inspiration from the stitched flower and the flowers on the doily...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Stitches and Swirls, Botanic Silohouettes
Ink: PTI Spring Rain, Autumn Rose, Pure Poppy, and Dark Chocolate, also Avery Elle Mint 
Hemp Cord: Darice
Patterned Paper: MME
Paint Brush

I recently bought a set of nice water paintbrushes, and there is a itty bitty one that I just had to bust out for this card.  I basically painted my flower using very little water and the ink pads as my color pallet.  I stamped the inks onto my craft mat and dabbed my paintbrush right in and got to work.  I pulled my colors from the bottom up and then went back over in areas I wanted to create more dimension.  Another trick I used on this card was stamping off... I inked up my sentiment with Dark Chocolate stamped it onto a scrap paper before quickly stamping it onto my card front.  This gave it a muted look that blended more with the background.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!
Lisa Christmas Tag

Hello beautiful people!!!  This morning I have a post up on the Blog and I would love for you to visit and learn more about how I created this lovely little tag...

Thanks and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Old and New

Hello all!  Today I have a post up on The Alley Ways Stamp Blog sharing a fun colored card!  I was inspired by a picture of a peacock for my color combo, and played with a mix of old and new stamps.  I have used the Spotted Stamp Set to create my background and the newer sets Pick One for the flower and Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood for the sentiment.

I tried taking a close up to show the pretty shimmer on my flower, but drats it is still hard to see.  Just pretend to see it and say ooohhhh and ahhhh hehehehe!  

I am also entering this into the Crafting From the Heart Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Stamps, woo hoo!

Let me tell you when I saw the new release for Altenew I knew I had to jump on the ball get my order in the minute they opened the store... and that is exactly what I did.  Then my happy little package came with my two new stamp sets and I just had to play with one of them that very minute (thank goodness the kids were already taking their nap, hehehe!).  When I came across the sheet cake challenge at A Blog Named Hero I knew this flower would be the perfect fit for a Hero Arts Sentiment and viola...

This image was so fun to water paint with distress inks... it's so relaxing.  I'm still a beginner with water painting images, but I was happy with the result! :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Loads of love for The Alley Way Stamps

I do love The Alley Way Stamps, it's true!  Not only are the images always super fun to work with, but the owner Alison is just one amazing person!  Anywho, enough with my gushing... I'm sharing this sweet little love card today on the TAWS blog and on here...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Mrs.Rogers Neighborhood and Speak Easy)
Ink: Memento and PTI
Embossing Folder: We R Memory Keepers
Various Copics
Heidi Swapp Color Shine

I am also entering this little card into the AAA Challenge #12 CASE Angela Maine Challenge... I didn't base mine off of the colors of her card, but more of the design. 

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Challenge Fun on a Saturday! yay!!!

Hello!  Today has been a very nice day here in Ohio, and I was lucky to squeeze in some crafting time too! woot woot! 

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Luxe ink
Various Copics
Patterned Paper: Glitz
Embellishments: Studio Calico

So I have created this card based on the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge

and the Curtain Call Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in to see me!
Happy Crafting and Weekend!

Friday, July 18, 2014

New BIC Challenge with The Alley Way Stamps!!!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  Today starts a new Be Inspired Challenge hosted by the amazing Alley Way Stamps... woo hoo!!!  Here is the gorgeous/yummy inspirational photo for this challenge...

And here is what I've created using the Lighter Than Air and Once Upon a Time Stamp Sets...

Now bust out your Alley Way Stamp Sets and start crafting for your chance to win a Guest Designer spot and two stamp sets!  Plus you have 4 weeks to play along, and if you don't have any stamps ( how could you not have one?  They are soooo cute and fun! ) there are even freebies for you to use! 

Happy Crafting!