Saturday, August 27, 2016

MCV - Addicted to Stamps and More - Happy Holidays

Hello Everyone!

A couple of challenges:

Muse: ChristmasVisions 59

Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Today, playing cards with MCV where GD Meredith MacRitchie provided a beautiful card for our inspirations. I like tags on cards, although I seem to struggle with size, etc., on mine. From Michelle's card I used hand stamped flower background panel, tag with scallop edge, red and black sentiment with part of the sentiment die cut, vellum, general layout.  My main panel was created using a ghosting technique (randomly stamp images with white pigment ink, let dry thoroughly, apply/blend colored ink with a blending tool). The centers of the flowers were stamped with gold Delicata ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Also, linking to Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is holiday.

Wish you an enjoyable day!


Marilyn

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Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - Vellum - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - Hampton Arts; MFT
Ink - MFT - Dye, Hybrid; Delicata
Other - Hemp Cord - MFT

Monday, August 22, 2016

Muse - GD - Just a Note

Muse Challenge 180 - Guest Designer

What an honor to GD for Muse ... a big shout-out to Ardyth who invited me for this week.

For my card I had a couple things in mind ... I wanted to use at least one technique that was new to me and for the card to be easy to make. Maybe it was because I took my time, but this card was created on the first attempt ... a big accomplishment!!

I'm looking forward to seeing and commenting on your creations. Following are the steps for the card and some notes.

Wish you a pleasant day!
Marilyn

Step 1. The colors on the main panel were created by randomly stamping four colors of Distress Ink on an acrylic block, spritzing with water, applying the block to the card stock, and blotting with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. This process was repeated a few times to achieve the desired colors, pattern, etc. In between the steps, I let the card stock dry naturally. 

Step 2. The black images were stamped using MFT - Licorice Hybrid Ink.

Step 3. The white image and sentiment were stamped using MFT - White Pigment Ink and heat embossed with Stampendous White Embossing Powder.

Step 4. The colored panel was mounted onto black card stock, then adhered to a white card stock base.

Notes - The ink blending technique was new to me, although not new in the paper crafting community. So that I had an idea where to start, I viewed a few videos. For some steps I spritzed just a little water and others more water ... this creates some interesting 'textures' in the colors. Stamping and embossing in white was finally a success on this card. I concluded it just takes good quality products. My card stock is not water color paper. It is 110 lb. card stock from Michaels. It did not warp.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo; MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress (Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey); MFT - Hybrid and Pigment
EP - Stampendous








Sunday, August 21, 2016

CASology - CTD - May all your Christmas Dreams come true



Greetings!

A couple of cards for two challenges

CASology 211  - Dream


Today, I'm playing cards at CASology where the cue word is 'Dream.'  Never too early to start Christmas dreaming!

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - MFT; Hampton Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Embellishment - WOS

Color Throwdown 406


Our challenge is to use light pink, orange, green and white. The back panel is ink blended/water colored using Distress Inks. The die-cut sentiment and water color panel are offset with black card stock to add some definition.  The small gems in the center of each sequin were custom colored to match the background.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Embellishments - sequins and gems


Wish you a pleasant day!

Marilyn

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

MCV - Wishing you the joy of the season

Greetings!

Muse: ChristmasVisions 58

This week Cornelia provided a stunning card for our inspirations.  My rendition is a CAS version that includes color scheme and one deer colored in black with white features.  A light painting of clear WOS adds some interest to the slopes.  A few pale lavender gem stones dot the mostly lavender sky.

Hope you're having a pleasant day!

Marilyn

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Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - Hero Arts
Ink  MFT - Hybrid
Embellishments - Gelly Roll - White; WOS; gem stones

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Muse - Love Always Wins

Greetings!

Muse Card Challenge #179

Today, I'm playing cards with Jenni who is this week's muse. She provided us a sparkly CAS birthday card for our inspiration. My rendition includes general layout, rainbow of colors, sparkle. 

Jenni, I know what you mean by having to redo a card that seems easy to create. Frequently, mine go to the 'round file' or I'm looking for an embellishment to cover my oops! Somehow, I managed to complete this card the first time ... a big yea!!

Wish you a pleasant day.

Marilyn

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Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Hero Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Embellishment - WOS

Monday, August 15, 2016

MFT - Camp Create Farewell Bonfire! - Love Always Wins

Greetings!

Playing cards with the MFT Summer Camp. Today, it is the Camp Create Farewell Bonfire!  The challenge is Bonfire Craft - Single Layer Savvy.

I used Copic markers to brightly color a couple of birds from the MFT Birds of Paradise stamp set. For a few white dot features on the birds a white Gelly Roll pen was used. For a little sparkle a painting of clear WOS was added to the heart.

Hope you're having a pleasant day!

Marilyn

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Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - MFT; Hero Arts
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Embellishment - clear WOS


Saturday, August 13, 2016

MFT - hello



Greetings!

Playing cards with ...

MFT - Camp Create 3 - Stunning Shadow Stamping

The main panel is MFT Red Hot card stock. Using Flashy Florals stamps first I inked with MFT - Pigment White Ink and stamped.  Then, I inked with MFT Red Hot Dye Ink and stamped offset over the white. This lets the white and red show as shadows on the images.  Before adding the sentiment and sequins, I die-cut with a MFT die and adhered to white card stock. The sentiment was cut from a MFT Die-namics in white card stock and layered three times for some dimension. Sparkle was added with silver sequins with a pearl adhered to the center of each.

Wish you a fun summer day!

Marilyn

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Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - MFT - Flashy Florals
Ink - MFT - Pigment, Dye
Embellishments - sequins and pearls from stash