This is my post for the Paper Temptress Community Blog today. I also like to submit a card every week to Make it Monday. Also this week the theme at Party Time Tuesday is anything goes. I just love techniques, so in looking through my Technique Junkies newsletters I found the Smooch Painted Texture technique. I had some of the smooch paint that I just thought I had to have and have rarely used . For this technique you emboss the image and then paint it with the smooch paint. Very simple, but gives a nice effect and helped me to use some of the supplies in my stash. I love the deep red color of the accent paper which is the wonderul Cardinal Red Treasure. The image was embossed on the Cryogen White , so it has a little sparkle to it which goes along with the pearl look of the smooch. The card itself is made of Neenah Solar White. I also added a small red bow with Burgandy Metallic Mesh. This ribbon is just a joy to make bows out of because it holds the shape so well and has great texture.
This is a card I made for a family member that is having some hard times. The design came from the the Midnight Madness Challenge for this month. The background paper is made by using water color crayons and a water pen.
The challenge this week at Just Us Girls was to use light pink, moss and cream. I did not have the exact colors but tried to make do with what I had. The second challenge is at Stamping Scrapping. The challenge there was spring/pastels. I think green and pink fit for spring. Here is my creation.
I used colored pencils to color the image. I used distress pads for the accent. I also used Spellbinders dies for the wonderful cut outs.
The challenge at Do You Stack Up this week was to use your favorite color. Well to say the least my favorite color is olive green. I think I could use it on everything and have everything in my closet that color. The design came from a YouTube by Lorri Heiling. I did change it up a bit.
I found some beautiful tulips on line and knowing the beautiful colors of cardstock at Paper Temptress I just had to try them. The directions for the tulips can be found at Valita Designs and Fresh Folds. If you love punches go to her blog because she does some fantastic things. The beautiful pink card is made from Magenta Basis. The light green layer is Serpentine Mica Metallic. The leaves are Olive Basis. The flowers are Lemon Yellow Treasure, Mountain Rose Glimmer and I used some ink on the White Diamond, I finished off the look with some beautiful ribbon. I used a corner punch to make the slot for the ribbon. I cut the hole with a Spellbinders die. I raised that layer with dimentional dots so that I could insert the leaves and the flowers. If you visit Valita Designs take a good look around because she does some really interesting things. I love these tulips and they were so easy. This is my entry for the Make it Monday Challenge this week.
The inspiration at Crazy For Challenges this week was Spring is in the air. I made this card for a baby shower for a friend. I just love the hot air balloon with the animals in the basket. The stamp set is from Inky Antics. I colored it with colored pencils and blended with gamsol. It has been a while since I used the color pencils and I had a lot of fun with it.
The challenge at Party Time Tuesday this week is bling. I had some sticky tape in my stash and some beautiful glitter from PK Glitz. The sketch came from one of my Yahoo groups. The flower is a new stamp I just got from Stampin' Up. I also got the punch to go with the stamp set.
Scrap and Stamp Art March 2009 pg 18 April 2009 pg 42 September 2009 pg 16 December 2009 pg 50 January 2010 pg 20 (two cards) March 2010 pg 42 April 2010 pg 42 July 2010 pg 19 April 2011 pg 16 2nd place in Turquoise and Black Challenge September 2011 pg 23 January 2012 pg 18 October 2012 pg 17
I am a medical technologist at a hospital in Southeast Missouri. I work full time and love to do paper crafts and make cards. Actually I love most crafts, but have limited time to do them. I have 2 children and 3 dogs.