Monday, May 21, 2018

Twofer - Butterflies

Hello!

Time to play in Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #5 - Butterflies.  This challenge is thoroughly enjoyable ... making two cards for one challenge.

The cards presented are in the Birthday and Get Well categories.   The common element is the solid butterfly die cut from MFT Fancy Butterflies.

Card 1 - Happiest of Birthdays.  The butterfly was cut from a watercolor panel spritzed with water and color shine and half of it was adorned with gear die-cuts cut from the same watercolor panel and embellishments randomly placed for a mixed media look. A gear and enamel heart embellishment were adhered to the center. The butterfly was attached to an embossed wood-grain panel then adhered to the larger stitched rectangle panel. A simple birthday sentiment finished the card.

Card 2 - sending get well wishes. The butterfly was cut from a Distress Oxide Ink blended panel.  The companion to the solid die-cut butterfly was cut from vellum.  A few gemstones in the colors of the solid panel were attached to the spine. The butterfly was attached to a framed panel with an embossed inset using the MFT Grosgrain Texture Board.  A simple sentiment completes the card.

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Card Stock - Recollections
DP - Vellum - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Embossing Folder/Board - MFT; The Paper Studio
Inks - Distress; MFT
Embellishments - from stash
Other - Color Shine - heidi swapp


Saturday, May 12, 2018

CAS Watercolour - You Did It!

Greetings!

The CAS Watercolour Challenge for May is Rainbow.  My rendition includes the following:

On a white panel the rainbow explosion was created using a stamp from MFT Distressed Patterns using a variety of Distress Inks. After stamping, each of the colored areas was placed lightly into water spritzed onto my craft mat to enable the colors to slightly blend/run.  When the rainbow panel was dry, it was over stamped with a Water Droplets Background stamp.  The white panel was created using Stitched Cloud Edges die and trimmed with black using the same die. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Wish everyone a wonderful Mother's Day!

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Stamps - MFT; Deep Red; Hero Arts

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Twofer - Get Well - Thinking of You

Greetings!

Another fun challenge at Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #3.  This episode's opportunity is Blossom.

The sentiment on Card 1 (on the right in the picture) falls within the Get Well category.  Card 2 (on the left) is Thinking of You.  From MFT Doodle Blooms stamp and dies I used a stamp and die to create a trio of flowers in Card 1.  Card 2 uses the same stamp and die for the middle of the large flower.  Bold and bright colors with glittery flower centers were used in Card 1.  Card 2 was created using softer colors with a flower printed enamel dot for the center.

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Card Stock - Recollections
DP - DCWV; heidi swapp
Stamps - MFT; Fiskars
Dies - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Embellishments - sequins; glitter dots; enamel dot



Sunday, February 25, 2018

Muse - Best Friends

Greetings!

Time for Muse Challenge 254 where Kim has provided a playful card for our inspirations. My rendition includes general theme, animal friends, grass, upper left-placed sentiment.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Big Red; Stamplorations; Fiskars
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Other - gems; clear WOS

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CAS Mix Up - sending get well wishes

Greetings!

Today, playing in the February CAS Mix Up card challenge.  Our inspiration is to use Felt, Cork or Canvas plus stamping plus a choice.

My card includes cork, water color, die-cut, dry embossing, stamping.  I die-cut the detailed butterfly from cork.  The water color panel beneath was cut using a solid butterfly die.  The butterfly is mounted on a "quilted" round panel.  The quilting was achieved by using a striped cutting plate to dry emboss ... ran it through Big Shot twice ... the second time at a 90 degree angle.  A few gray-toned gems  and sentiment complete the card.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - Cork - DCWV; gemstones


Monday, February 19, 2018

CAS Watercolor - Make a Wish or Two

Hi Everyone!

Today, playing in the February CAS Watercolor challenge.  This time the inspiration is Heart.

My card includes a smooshed Distress Ink water color die-cut heart. A stencil was used to make a flower outline both on the heart and white panel. Black glitter embellishments were added for interest.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Stencil - ARTc
Marker - Micron
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - glitter gems

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Muse - Happy Birthday My Friend

Greetings!

Time to play at Muse Challenge #253 where Tracey has provided a fun card for our inspirations. For my card I used same colored background, bear, heart, white sentiment on black.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Pigment; Ranger - Distress Oxides; 
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll