Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MFT - Clean and Simple - Awesome ...

Hi Everyone!

A fun challenge at MFT - the 2017 Superstar Card Contest.  My card is for the Clean and Simple Genius Category

On white card stock I used various stamps from MFT - Abstract Art and Distressed Patterns to create the distressed/grunge/abstract design. The various Dye Inks used were MFT - Grape Jelly, Periwinkle, Pure Plum, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop. I like how the inks layered and retained their true color even on the grape and periwinkle colors. This panel was die cut using the stitched die panel from MFT - Blueprints 20. The diagonal striped strip was created using MFT - Bold Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp and MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. A very thin strip of black card stock was adhered just above the striped strip. The sentiments (from MFT - Simply Fabulous Sayings and Essential Sentiments) were stamped using MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.

Even with all the colors, I think my grandsons (teen and young adult) will like this creation. 

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT - Blueprints 20 (Stitched Panel Die)
Stamps - MFT - Abstract Art; Distressed Patterns; Simply Fabulous Sayings; Essential Sentiments; Bold Diagonal Stripes Background
Inks - MFT - Hybrid - Black Licorice; Dye - Grape Jelly, Periwinkle, Pure Plum, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Muse - thanks ...

Hi Everyone!

Today, I'm playing cards for the Muse Challenge #232 where Anita provided a gorgeous clean card for our inspirations. My rendition is an almost CASE. I focused on the colors and blending, white pattern in the color band, black die-cut sentiment and white embossed on black sentiment. The colors used are Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough. The pattern was created by randomly stamping a flower in Versamark then white heat embossing. The thanks was diecut three times and layered. A few paintings of clear WOS add shimmer. The remainder of the sentiment was stamped in white and white heat embossed on black. A few clear sequins complete the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Hampton Arts
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Pigment; Versamark
EP - Stampendous
Other - WOS; sequins

Friday, August 25, 2017

MCV - Season's Greetings

Greetings!

Just having fun playing cards with Muse: ChristmasVisions 83. Actually, this is the second card I made (but didn't post before today) ... it's an extra for fun. My inspiration came from the small houses on one of Cornelia's cards.  I thought of them as gingerbread houses. I stamped the houses and sentiment in brown ink. To give the gingerbread look I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add frosting/icing to the roof lines. Strips in red and green foil DP were adhered below the houses.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - DCWV
Die - MFT
Stamps - Hero Arts; MFT
Ink - MFT
Marker - Gelly Roll

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MFT - You are Awesome

Greetings!

Another fun day at MFT - Camp Create  This episode is Awesome Ombre. I created a free-form ombre look using MFT Distress Patterns and Abstract Art Stamps and Ranger Distressed Inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistaccio). The sentiments are from the MFT Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set. To finish a few stars from the MFT Hand Lettered Holiday stamps set were randomly stamped.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Hybrid - Black; Ranger - Distress

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MFT - birthday ...

Hi Everyone,

Another fun acitivity at MFT - Camp Create ... Delightful Die-cutting.

My card is very CAS. The die-cut was created from an ink blended panel. It was layered with three cuts of black card stock for dimension and interest. For shimmer a few coats of clear WOS were applied. Clear sequins add sparkle.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - Stampendous
Inks - MFT - Hybrid - Black; Ranger - Distress
Other - WOS; sequins

Sunday, August 20, 2017

MFT - thinking of you

Hi Everyone!

Another fun activity at MFT - Camp Create - Monochromatic Magic. I chose to use Kraft, light browns and cream colors. The floral image and butterfly were stamped on DP. A light coating of clear WOS was applied to the flowers and butterfly. The sentiment was stamped using a Chocolate colored pigment ink and heat embossed with clear EP. For interest score lines were made between the image and sentiment.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - MME
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo; unknown
Ink - Hampton Arts - pigment
EP - Hampton Arts - clear

Saturday, August 19, 2017

MFT - Magnificent Masking

Hi Everyone,

Another session at MFT Camp Create - Magnificent Masking. 

I chose to use the Doodle Blooms stamp set to stamp, mask, stamp, etc. various blooms. The large ones were chosen to color in shades of red with Copic markers. Clear WOS and gold sequins add shimmer and sparkle. To separate the flower panel from the sentiment panel strips of foil paper in gold and red were adhered. The sentiment was stamped/heat embossed in white on the black panel.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - DCWV; Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamps - MFT; unknown from stash
Ink - MFT - Pigment
EP - Stampendous

Friday, August 18, 2017

MCV - Wishing you ...

Hi Everyone!


This has been a fun time at Muse: ChristmasVisions 83 to create four cards from Cornelia's impressive array of inspirational cards. The wreath was created by very lightly drawing a couple of circles then filling in the space with red and green snowflakes, yellow stars and a few green sprigs. A bow in a light green shade painted with a coat of clear WOS and small clear gems add interest to the wreath. The sentiment is stamped in a darker shade of green.


Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamps - MFT; Hero Arts
Ink - MFT - Dye
Other - WOS; gemstones


Thursday, August 17, 2017

MFT - hello ...

Hi All!

Another fun day at MFT Camp Create - Background Bonanza.

The background was created by using three cuts from MFT - Sno-Drifts Coverup and staggering them to create a 'stencil'. The Distress Ink colors used ... Crab Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral. The 'hello' sentiment was die-cut from black card stock and attached to a thin black strip with the remainder of the sentiment stamped/heat embossed in white. The 'hello' was painted with a few coats of clear WOS for shimmer. A few clear sequins add sparkle.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Inks - MFT - Pigment; Ranger - Distress
EP - Stampendous
Other - WOS; sequins




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MCV - MFT - 'Tis the Season



Greetings!

A couple of fun challenges ...

Muse: ChristmasVisions (MCV) 83 and MFT - Camp Create - Inlaid Made Easy

For MCV 83 Cornelia provided four cards for our inspirations.  Her card with the penguins inspired my rendition that is suited for the southwest Arizona, USA, environment.  (For those unfamiliar with Yuma, Arizona, it is a winter destination for visitors from the cold climates and very hot in the summer.) Part of the design includes inlaid circle and date palm tree that is our assignment for MFT Day 1 Camp Create.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.


Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - Martha Stewart
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Pigment
EP - Stampendous
Markers - Copics
Other - WOS; gold-colored gems





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MCV - Celebrate the Season

Greetings!

Today, I'm presenting my second card for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions 83 challenge. Cornelia provided four cards for our inspirations ... come play ... there are prizes!!

My card is mostly black and white themed with hints of colors on the ornaments, a colored gemstone on the nose of the reindeer and a thin red strip abutting the striped panel strip. Clear WOS painted on the ornaments adds shimmer.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Hero Arts
Ink - MFT
Markers - Prismacolor Pencils
Other - WOS; gemstone

Monday, August 14, 2017

Merry Everything - MCV

Hi All!

A fun challenge at Muse: ChristmasVisions 83 where Cornelia provided four cards for our inspirations ... and, there are prizes!!

My first card's design is similar to the layout of the cookies on the cookie sheet ... I used small Christmas images, colored in festive holiday colors with Prismacolor pencils, and added a couple paintings of clear WOS on each image.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Unknown
Ink - MFT
Markers - Prismacolor Pencils
Other - WOS

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Muse - Happy Birthday

Hi All!

Time to play cards:

Muse Challenge #228 - Anita provided an ink blended floral beauty for our inspiration. For my card I chose blended Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough), flower, script sentiment, black background. A few clear sequins add sparkle.


Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamp - Stampendous
Stencil - ArtC
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - clear sequins





Monday, August 7, 2017

Hello - MFT - Colors and Blueprints

Greetings!

Today, a card for two challenges:

MFT - Color Challenge 74

MFT - Creative Construction with Blueprints 

For the color challenge I used Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Weathered Wood, Old Paper and Evergreen Bough - to align with the challenge colors of Grout Grey, Factory Green, Green-Eyed Monster, Purple Rain. The inks were smooshed for a water-color effect.  Also, card stock in Factory Green, Grout Grey, Egg Plant was used.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - MFT - Factory Green, Grout Grey, Egg Plant
Dies - MFT - Blueprints 1 (3 of the dies were used); Happy Hello; Stitched Rectangle STAX
Ink - Ranger Distress (Seedless Preserves, Weathered Wood, Old Paper, Evergreen Bough)
Other - clear WOS; clear sequins


Thursday, August 3, 2017

MFT - WSC - Make a Wish or Two

Greetings!

Hope you're having a pleasant day.

The MFT - Wednesday Sketch Challenge 344 was inspiration to play cards. I stamped, die cut and Copic colored Doodle Blooms and mounted them on the Pretty Pocket die cut (retired). The sentiment was stamped following the curve of stamped dashed lines. For shimmer the flowers were painted with a couple coats of clear WOS. Sparkle was added with clear sequins. For interest a couple of small flowers peak from the top of the pocket. All stamps, dies and ink are MFT.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Blueprints 20; Doodle Blooms; Pretty Pocket (retired)
Stamps - MFT - Doodle Blooms; More Essential Sentiments; Pretty Pocket (retired)
Ink - MFT - Hybrid - Black
Markers - Copics
Other - clear WOS; clear sequins


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

LIM - Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone,

A fun challenge at Less is More #339 - Pierce Your Project ... so I'm playing cards.  My creation includes two piercings:

-- stitched rectangle panel
--staple that attaches the striped tab

The flower was colored using Copic markers, shimmered with clear WOS and die cut.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Pigment
EP - Stampendous
Other - clear WOS; staple

Monday, July 31, 2017

CTS - Hey You ...

Hi there!

Hope you're having a pleasant day.  

The sketch at Case This Sketch #232 was inspiration to play cards.  My rendition is a literal translation of the sketch.  The pattern was created using MFT yellow, green and orange dye inks and stamps (Distressed Patterns and Abstract Art).  A few 'splats' in black were added with one of the stamps from Distressed Patterns.  The sentiment was stamped slightly overlapping the pattern.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Dye; Hybrid

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Muse - hey!

Hi Everyone!

A fun and bold abstract card by guest designer, Marci, is presented for our inspirations at Muse Challenge #226.  My rendition includes abstract panel, a few splatters (in black) and bold, colored sentiment. Stamps were a great asset to help me achieve the abstract background (I originally omitted this.) A couple paintings of clear WOS add the perfect shimmer to 'hey!. 

Hope you're having a super day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.


Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - WOS

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Casology . LIM - celebrate

Hello Everyone!

Hope everyone is having a great day.

A couple of fun challenges enticed me to play along ...

CASology - 5 year Anniversary - BALLOON blog hop

Less is More #338 - No Stamps

For my card, I chose light blue cardstock, a die-cut big white cloud, a die-cut 'mylar' (metallic DP) balloon with a number '5' embossed onto it and a die-cut sentiment for the balloon string.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - DCWV
Dies - MFT; Penny Black



Friday, July 21, 2017

MCV - Happy Holidays

Greetings!

Playing cards at Muse: ChristmasVisions 82 where Jessica provided a gorgeous inspiration. My rendition includes colors, flower, leaves, gold embellishments. The die-cut flower was created from a panel using tissue paper (repurposed from MFT packaging), distress inks, stamped/heat embossed with Versamark/clear EP. The foliage was created with distress inks and stamped/heat embossed with Versamark/clear EP.

Hope you're ahead on your holiday card making. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT; Ranger - Distress
Gold Sequins; tissue paper

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Muse - Shine Bright

Hello Everyone!

Today, I have a card for the Muse Challenge #225 where Kim Heggins is the designer this week. Kim provided a fun card with butterflies for our inspiration. My rendition includes butterflies, colors (mostly), twine, arch shape, sequins. A few clear sequins add sparkle. The butterflies were painted with clear WOS for shimmer.

Hope you're having an enjoyable day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - MME
Dies - MFT; ARTc
Stamps - MFT; ARTc; unknown from stash
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Dye
Hemp Cord - MFT
Other - sequins and WOS


Friday, July 7, 2017

CAS Mixup - Tic-Tac-Toe - CAS Watercolour - One in a Million

Hello All!
 
Hope everyone is having a pleasant day.
 
Today, I have a card for a couple of challenges:
 
CAS Mixup Card Challenge - use tissue paper, stamping and choice (dry and heat embossing, die-cut, water-color smooshing)
 
Tic Tac Toe - TTTC005 - my card includes pearls, die-cut, butterfly (middle across)
 
The butterfly was created by wrinkling a piece of pink tissue paper (repurposed from MFT packing) then gluing to a piece of cardstock. (I glue the tissue paper to the card stock first, because I was concerned that I would tear it when it was wet). When the glue was dry, the tissue paper panel was smooshed into Distress Inks sprayed with water. When dry, the smooshed panel was stamped with Versamark Ink/heat embossed with clear EP ... this process helped show the 'wrinkles' in the tissue paper. (Actually, this was a practice piece after watching Loll's video ... I liked the outcome so used it.) Then, the panel was die-cut with a butterfly die. A pierced square panel was used to stamp the sentiment to follow the curve of one of the butterfly wings. For additional interest, the pierced panel and butterfly were offset, three pink pearls were added to the butterfly, and three embossed score lines were added to the bottom of the card stock.
 
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Butterfly - also submitting to this challenge ... thank you, Bonnie. 
 
Enjoyed the tissue paper process ... easy and straightforward ... will use it again.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid; Versamark
EP - Hampton Arts
Other - pearls
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Muse - Warm Wishes

Hello Paper Crafters!
 
Hope you're having an enjoyable day.  At the Muse Card Challenge #223 Anita provided a fantastic inspiration for our creativity with the most intricate butterfly. My card follows the general theme ... I used a black butterfly, bold/rich colors, abstract background inking.  I used colors in purple, red, yellow; butterfly that was stamped in black/heat embossed with clear EP. For some additional interest, a black and white striped strip with a very thin strip of silver glitter paper was added to one side of the panel.  A few clear sequins add some additional sparkle.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT; ARTc
Stamps - MFT; ARTc
Ink - MFT - Dye; Hybrid; Colorbox - Pigment
Other - glitter paper; sequins
 
 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - A Special Delivery ...

Hello Everyone!
 
Today, made a card for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge ... use a moose.  The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils using mostly traditional Christmas colors.  A little shimmer was added to the mug, stripe on pants and pom pom on hat using clear WOS.  Sparkle was added with a very thin strip of silver glitter paper and clear sequins.  Some of the moose's attire was slightly altered using a white Gelly Roll pen.
 
Hope your day is enjoyable.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Honorable Mention
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Other - Gelly Roll pen; glitter paper; clear sequins
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Muse - just a note

Hello!
 
Hope you're having a wonderful day.  It's time for some fun at Muse Card Challenge #222 where Kim has provided an adorable card for our inspirations. My card is a close CASE ... I was inspired to use an arch shaped die-cut; bee, flowers, colors, ink blending, sequins. The bee was stamped and masked before the background colors were blended. The flowers and stems were stamped and die-cut.  All images were colored with Prismacolor pencils. Clear WOS was applied to the bee's wings and to the flowers for shimmer. Sparkle was added to the flower centers with clear sequins.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Featured Member
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; jillibean soup; Hero Arts
Inks - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress
Markers - Prismacolors
Other - WOS; sequins
 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Muse - Congratulations ...

Hi Everyone,
Time to play at Muse ... Jenni provided our inspiration this week with a fantastic thank-you themed card ... unfortunately, she is leaving the Muse team ... always enjoy her CAS cards. Jenni, I believe you were one of the first who commented on my blog when I first started ... I will always remember that.  Look forward to periodically visiting your blog ... wish you and your hubs the best in your new adventure. 
 
My rendition of Jenni's card is celebratory themed and includes sentiments, colors, square design. The mat was colored to match the hearts. Some of the sentiments were masked and ink blended with the pink and yellow colors. For shimmer the hearts and the edge of the blue mat are painted with a few coats of clear WOS.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Featured Member
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT (Sentiments); Hero Arts (Heart)
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Dye
Other - WOS
 
 
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

MCV - May Your Holidays Sparkle

Hi All!
 
Hope you're having an enjoyable summer.  Even with the hot, hot weather (120 F in Yuma, AZ, USA, a couple days ago), Christmas cards are on my mind.
 
Time to play cards at Muse ChristmasVisions 81 ... Chriss provided us a fun card with non-traditional Christmas colors. My rendition includes general layout and center placed sentiment. For the colors I opted for the traditional ... gold, red, green. The stars were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and painted with a few coats of clear WOS. A clear sequin is adhered to the centers of the small stars for extra sparkle.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Featured Member
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamps - Hampton Art; MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Prismacolors
Other - WOS; clear sequins
 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MFT - Camp Create - Sensational Sliders - Hey You

Hi All!
 
Another fun day at camp ... today we learned about sensational sliders. My card is interactive ... the tag pulls out of the 'jeans' pocket. Faded Denim Distress Ink was used to create a bleached/stonewashed look. A couple of 'rivets' and the 'yay' pocket tag were added. This could be a congratulatory themed card for a male teen/young adult ... the theme continues inside the card.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT - Blueprints 1 or 2*; Pierced Tag Stax; Pretty Pocket (retired die/stamp set)
Stamps - MFT - Essential Sentiments; More Essential Sentiments; Pretty Pocket (retired); Distressed Patterns
Inks - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress - Faded Denim
 
*sometimes I mix up the large panel dies in these collections ... so am crediting both