Monday, August 20, 2018

Animal Outing with Follow Your Dreams!

Yes, let's go one more time with the Animal Outing stamp
set (p 27) and the coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits
on page 215.    These animals are so much fun and you
can absolutely use any color combination that strikes
your fancy.  In this case, I used Soft Seafoam,
Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Ivory Stampin'
Blends (p 205).  I love color combinations that pair
a pale color with black!

The "Big Wish" sentiment comes from the 
Follow Your Dreams set on page 54.  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Rooted in Nature Leaves

To say that Rooted in Nature (p 143) is elegant is an
understatment.  It is simply stunning.  Add to it, the 
Natures Roots Framelits dies and this Bundle works
for so many card and scrapbook needs.

This card was pretty quick, stamp leaves in Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow, add some Wood Textures DSP
and layer it up.  Given the texture of the leaves, it looks
much more complicated than it is to create.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Varied Vases with Chase Your Dreams

I love the way different Stampin' Up! products 
coordinate with one another, even if it was not planned
that way!  I had this idea in my head, and finally
got it into paper form!

The Chase Your Dreams Framelits (p 216) are perfect
for the creation of patterns or wheels.  In this example,
I lined them up over a recessed Whisper White panel.
I ran the card base through the Tufted Texture 
Impressions Embossing Folder (p 223).  The sentiment
from Varied Vases was added, along with a couple of
candy dots that were colored with a gold Sharpie.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Animal Outing Wild Kangaroo

The Animal Outing bundle, on page 27, is just a happy set.
I can't help but smile when I look at the images.  The
bonus is that it is a wonderful set to color with your
Stampin' Blends, Brusho Crystal Color or watercolor pencils, 
even when you
are coloring the koala Highland Heather! 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Stamp Off Serene Garden Polaroid

As scheduled, this is a Stamp Off Challenge
with Buffy, Susan and myself.

This week, we are doing a Polaroid card. 
I don't often use this sketch format, so it was
a bit of a "challenge".

I love the Serene Garden stamp set on page 166,
with the coordinating Garden Scene Framelits because
it is kind of fancy doodling, with the set doing all the work.
You can add as little or as much color to the images
as you need.  The Stampin' Blends are a perfect tool to
use with Serene Garden.

The sentiment comes from Varied Vases, which makes
it easy to line up on your card.  The card base was run
through the Pinewood Planks Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder (page 223)

Now it's time for you to check out the challenge projects
offered by Susan and Buffy.  They are brilliant artists
and wonderful friends!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Timeless Chase Dreams with Dandelion Wishes

I've been making a lot of get well cards, given
joint replacements and other illnesses.  I wanted
to get out of the rut a bit and make a get well card
that looks a little different.

I started with a layer of Mango Melody (love) and stamped
it with images from Timeless Textures, to give it kind of
an updated vintage look.  I then ran it through my 
Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
(even more LOVE) to rough it up a bit more.

I added Tranquil Tide feathers, from the 
Chase Your Dreams Framelits on page 216,
that were also run through the Subtle folder.

 The sentiment from Dandelion Wishes in
Poppy Parade (cut out with Stitched Shapes Thinlits),
 layered it on more Poppy Parade finished things off.