Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Double D - Black and White ONLY

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are doing BLACK AND WHITE. And ONLY black and white. What a fun Mood Board provided for our inspiration:
 

So many possibilities with this one. Here's my card:
 Here I have used the positive/negative technique.  I stamped and heat embossed the GKD flower image from Lisa Hetrick's Something Good In Every Day Stamp Set twice, once on black card stock and once on white. The black card stock got white embossing powder, the white card stock got black. Then I cut them exactly in half and joined the two back together. And yes, I have another image identical to this one....lol. This is really fun to do, and can be done with lots of different colors, as long as they are contrasting. I also die cut the GKD Fancy Labels Die out from black and white card and split that in half as well.

here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
GKD Petite Patterns Patterned Paper
GKD Something Good In Every Day
GKD Fanciful Tags for Greeting
GKD Fancy Labels Die
GKD Gingham Ribbon
Judy Dots

I invite you to head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and check out what all the other designers have done. And if you play along you could win this fabulous Memory Box cutting die:


So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D, there is always so much inspiration over there.
Hugs~
~judy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mod Squad - Stencil Your Background

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Mod Squad Challenge it's my turn to host, and I have chosen to stencil my background. You must use a stencil to create your background.

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Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs along with informative and creative crafting videos.Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is the card I have created:

For this card I used a Gina K Designs stencil called Floral. I sponged it with GKD Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, and Apple Mint Inks. The card stock is Whisper (a FABULOUS new color), Innocent Pink and White. The greeting is from the GKD Cottage Garden Stamp Set. It was heat embossed with GKD Silver Embossing Powder on white card stock and then mounted on a tag cut with the GKD Decorative Tag Die on Innocent Pink. I used my white gel pen to add the dots on the flowers for more interest.



Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments!
Hugs~

~judy

Double D - Watercolor

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the challenge is Watercolor. One of my all time favorite mediums. Just look at this GORGEOUS Mood Board provided for our inspiration. OH MY GEEEEE.....my mouth is just watering from all this beautiful color.........

And here is my card:
I can't tell you how much I envy those who can do their magic with water color. I need to practice more. Here I have cut out a card base with the PTI Noted: A2 Scalloped Die, and then colored the flowers from the Honey Bee Spring Blossoms set with Mission Gold watercolors and  die cut them out.  For the background I did a simple smooshing technique with Distress Inks. I was paying homage to the photo on the lower left in the Mood Board.

Here are the Ingredients:
*GKD White Card Stock
*PTI Scalloped A2 Die
*Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
*Honey Bee Spring Blossoms Stamp
and Companion Dies
*Card Making Magic All Around Greetings for Greeting
*SU Stitched Circles

 
 I would invite you to head on over to the Double D Challenge and check out what the other designers have done with this Mood Board. And if you play along, you could win this awesome paper pack. If you love water color you will LOVE these papers!!!!
 
 
 
I so appreciate your stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. They make my day. Don't forget to go over to the Double D Challenge, and I'll see you next time!!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Double D - Gingham

Dear Ones~
Happy Wednesday!!! I can't believe we are over halfway through March. But I'll take it, I'm ready for spring!! This time over at Double D we are playing with Gingham. How FUN! And such a cheery, refreshing theme. Here is our Mood Board for inspiration. Just look at all the bright, bold color here:

And here is my card:
This is a new set from Stampin' Up called Sweetest Thing, and it comes with companion dies. I think it's just so cute, it makes me smile. I stamped and die cut the jars and then stamped the "candy" inside. Then I colored them with markers. You can't see it really well, but there is a die cut doily underneath the jars. I tried to make it look like an old time candy store. I finished up by applying some iridescent sequins and filling them with Diamond Stickles.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Black Onyx Card 
Recollections Petite Floral Paper
Pebbles Basics Gingham Paper
SU Doily Builder Thinlit
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Dies
GKD Black Amalgam Ink
SU Sweetest Thing Stamps
SU Jar of Sweets Thinlits

You should really head on over to the Double D Challenge and check out what the other designers have done with this Mood Board. And if you play along you could win this awesome paper pack. So stinkin' CUTE!!!!
 


I so appreciate your stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. They make my day. Don't forget to go over to the Double D Challenge, and I'll see you next time!!!

Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mod Squad - Green, Green Everywhere

Dear Ones~
Welcome to my blog. It's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad. The challenge this week is to make a project that uses only the color green It’s March, and time for St. Paddy’s Day once again. In honor of this celebration your creation must use ONLY the color green. If absolutely necessary you may use black, white, or any neutral as an accent, but the main color on your card MUST BE GREEN. If you use any other colors AT ALL besides these on your creation, it will be eliminated so as not to skew the numbers for the random drawing.

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Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs along with informative and creative crafting videos.Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here's my card:
I used many Gina K Designs products on this card. The background panel was inked with Distress Oxides and then stenciled with GKD Water Droplets Stencil with Grass Green and Christmas Pine Ink. Then the frame was stamped on Jellybean Green Card Stock with the Fabulous Frame stamp using Christmas Pine Ink. The Fabulous Frame was also stamped on the stenciled piece and then fussy cut to fit on the stamped image on Jellybean Green. Side interest was stamped with a Fabulous Frame Fillers stamp, and the greeting is from the Tropical Blooms Bundle, using the companion die to cut it out. Butterfly and leaf spray embellishments are from the Birthday Blessings stamp set, using companion dies to cut the images out.

Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments!
Hugs~

~judy~
 






Double D - Let's Make Some Music

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are Making Some Music. I love this challenge, so many possibilities. Here is the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:


And here's my card:
The materials I used for this card come from the Hero Arts February Monthly Card Kit. I just adore all the elements here, from the Cover Plate Die to the fantastic Art Deco images. I used a Gina K Designs background stamp for the sheet music background, and kept with the neutral tones in the Mood Board for the overall look. The cover plate die cut has been inlaid with gold foil cardstock to highlight the "fans".

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and Kraft Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
Hero Arts February Monthly Card Kit
GKD Black Amalgam Ink
GKD Music Medley Background Stamp
Copic Markers
Clear Wink of Stella 
Stash Ribbon and Gems

I would encourage you to head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and check out what all the other designers have done. And if you play along you could win this adorable Frantic Stamper cutting die:
 

As I write this we are having another blizzard with high winds and drifting snow. But then, what's new? This is our new reality I guess. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Hope you are having a good week and thanks for all your sweet comments.
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Double D - Pink and White

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with Pink and White. We can create anything, as long as we use pink and white.  Here is the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

 

And here is my card:
 Such a pretty color combination, I had so much fun playing with this. I used a very old Sparkle and Sprinkle image from the Mon Ami stamp set. I have not thought about this set in years, don't know why it popped into my head. But I think it lends itself well to the color challenge. It is stamped and heat embossed in gold and then colored with Copics. The greeting from Stampin' Up is gold heat embossed on vellum. The background is dry embossed with a unique Sizzix embossing folder that is 3 dimensional.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Innocent Pink Card
GKD White Heavy Base Weight Card 
Stash Gold Foil
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Sparkle and Sprinkle Mon Ami Stamp
SU Stitched All Around Stamp for Greeting
Sizzix Jumbled Triangles Embossing Folder
Wall Flower Lacy Layers Die for background
Copic Markers
Gold Thread

You really need to head over to the Double D Challenge Blog and check out what all the other designers have done. And if you play along you could win this adorable die set:
 

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your wonderful comments. And check Double D out. It's a wonderful group of talented artists who love to share their creativity. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Hugs~
~judy~