Wednesday, July 26, 2017

For You - Fab Friday #117

What a summer we're having - little sunshine and lots of rain.  Despite that my flowers are blooming.  This morning I noticed that my coneflowers were blooming. That got me thinking about the Daisy punch.  Could I use it to make a Coneflower?
Well I played and played with it and I found I could.
I incorporated this coneflower into the sketch challenge with Fab Friday #117 here



The Tranquil Tide card base is layered with Whisper White and  then Naturally Eclectic DSP.

Inside the 2 1/2" Whisper White circle I placed the coneflower I created using the Daisy punch, along with  2 leaves I cut freehand along the fold of Garden Green card stock. This was matted with a 2 1/2" circle punched in Tranquil Tide card stock.

How did I made the coneflower? And the leaves?

One Daisy was punched in Berry Burst card stock  This flower was cut in half, the petals sponged with Berry Burst ink and curled under with a bone folder.  The two halves were placed on top of each other alternating petals.  When the flower was complete it didn't look right, so I removed one of the petals and - walla- the coneflower was created.  When making the center of the coneflower,  I stamped the two flower centers from the Daisy Delight stamp set - the first using crumb cake, and the other on top of this using Calypso Coral. This was punched out with the 1/2" circle punch. But the center of the coneflower in my garden was fuller and more colorful, so out came my flower soft, something I have not used for a while. I chose the Heather mix and added a bit of yellow and after the glue was set this center was added to the top of the cone flower.



On a folded piece of Garden Green card stock, I cut 2 leaves on the fold, sponged the edges,and adhered them to the circle near the flower.

The focal circle was adhered to the card front using dimensionals; a second smaller circle contained the sentiment from "Best Wishes" was added just to the right below the larger circle.


A 1/8" strip of Tranquil Tide was placed on the lower part of the main circle, proceeding behind the smaller circle extending slightly beyond its other side.  On this circle I placed 3 Glimmer Enamel dots because no card is complete without glimmer.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Daisy Delight, Best Wishes
Inks:  Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Always Artichoke
Papers:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Berry Burst, Garden Green
Accessories:  1/2" circle punch, 2 1/4" circle punch 2 1/2" circle punch, Daisy punch, Flower Soft (Heather plus Yellow) non SU, Glitter Enamel dots, Dimensionals













Happy Birthday with Naturally Eclectic DSP - Craft Project Central #73

I'm hoping to get a free month's subscription to Craft Project Central.  If I'm lucky enough this card will be randomly selected to be one of the winners and I get to select one month of my choice of the projects at this site.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

This month's card challenge here is "Creating Pretty Cards #73" and it's a sketch challenge.




On a Whisper White card top folding card base layered with Night of Midnight card stock, I layered various sizes and patterns of the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  These pieces were layered so that there was 1/8" between each piece, allowing the Night of Navy to peek through.

The sentiment, from "Special Celebrations" was stamped with Tranquil Tide ink onto Whisper White card stock, die cut with the layering oval framelits, and matted with a Scallop oval die cut in Tranquil Tide.  These two ovals were adhered together and then added to the card front with dimensionals.

1/4" Island Ink ombre ribbon tied into a bow was added to the left side of the image piece using a glue dot.

No card is complete without bling, so 3 glimmer enamel dots were placed under the sentiment.ratio

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Special Celebration
Inks:  Tranquil Tide
Papers:  Night of Midnight, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Tranquil Tide
Accessories:  Layering Oval Framelits, 1/4" Island Indigo ombre ribbon, Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, glue dot.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Have a Swimmingly Good Day - Try Stampin on Tuesday or Not #332 , Hand Stamped Sentiments #269

Under the sea! Under the sea!  With the heat we have been experiencing, under the sea sounds like a nice place to be.

This week I combined 2 challenges: Try Stampin on Tuesday # 332  here and Hand Stamped Sketches #269 here

The challenge with Try Stampin on Tuesday or Not this week is not only a sketch one (sketch by Donna) but also an optional theme one associated with it - seaside/ocean.

At Hand Stamped Sentiments, the Inspirational Challenge also had a seaside theme.






The base card is Night of Navy, layered with Soft Sky embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder.

For the sand at the bottom of the sea I first tore a piece of Sahara Sand card stock and then stamped sand on it using the "sand" stamp from High Tide. The top torn edge was then sponged with Sahara Sand ink

On the right lower corner I clustered 3 different sea shells. All were fussy cut.
The large shell was stamped first with second generation Crumb Cake and then with full strength of the same color.  After cutting out the edges were sponged with Basic Gray, and the edges curled to make it look 3D
The round shell was first stamped with second generation Wisteria Wonder, than regular strength.  Edges were also sponged with Basic Gray.
The last shell was also sponged with a bit of Calypso Coral.
Some sea grass from the stamp "Seaside Shore" was stamped and coloured with Always Artichoke, then fussy cut and arranged around the sea bed.
A couple of fish were playing around the shells.

On the bed at the left lies an anchor tied to a chain.

After I had the card all put together, I applied a liquid lacquer to the shells and the anchor.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Lots of Shells, Seaside Shore, High Tide
Inks:  Black Memento, Pacific Point, Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Gray
Papers:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Liquid Lacquer (non SU), dimensionals.

Now its your turn to create something using Donna's sketch, with or without the theme, and you have 2 weeks in which to do so.  When done, upload your project to either the Try Stampin on Tuesday or Not blog here or to their facebook page here
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