Monday, September 28, 2020

Color Hues - Navy and Turquoise

 

Color Hues 

Dear Ones~

Today's offering is for the Color Hues Challenge. This time we are using NAVY and TURQUOISE. What a cool color combination. I love it.

Here's my card:

For this card I used the technique Gina K used a little while ago. I will link her video HERE. I took a couple of fronds from a fern, coated them in Versamark and stamped them on the navy card stock. Then I heat embossed them with the Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder in turquoise. It's gorgeous IRL - there's specks of gold in it.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Navy and Ivory Card Stock
Hot Off the Press Twilight Jewels Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Metallic Card Stock
Spellbinders Fancy Labels 3 Die
GKD Thankful Greetery for Greeting
GKD Master Layouts 2 for Banner
Stash Gold Thread and Gold Pearls

Cold and rainy here in Northern Michigan today. A great day for some chili and cornbread, and to hang out in my craft room. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to swing on over to the Color Hues blog. Lotsa great inspiration there!!

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse,
~judy



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Double D - Don't Fence Me In

 Dear Ones~

This time over at Double D we are on the fence. The theme is DON'T FENCE ME IN, and here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:

I got my inspiration from the photo in the top left corner - that beautiful white gate. I used a Stampin' Up die for this, and I thought it would be fun to do a spooky kind of card. I did the masking technique with Distress Oxides to create that moon. I wanted to leave a white ring around it for effect.  I kind of like how it turned out.


 
 
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
Distress Oxides in Various Colors
SU Garden Gateways Dies
SU Under the Sea Framelits Dies
A Colorful Life Cloud Stencil
Sizzix Die for Greeting
Stash Bat Punch
 
 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable Wooden Gate and Fence Die by Creative Expressions. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.  
I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy


Monday, September 7, 2020

Ink On 3 - Silhouette Your Stamp

 

Dear Ones~
It is my honor once again to be guest designing for a fabulous company named Ink On 3. This is a wonderful company that offers inks, stamps, dies, stencils, even svg files, and more. Swing on over and check them out. You won't be sorry.
 
Today I want you to use your stamps in a different way. Did you know you can make them into a silhouette? Here's my card:

 
 
 
To begin, I made an interesting background by masking off a piece of card stock and sponging various inks using a piece of plastic so that I could get a defining edge. Here I used Ink On 3 Peacock Blue, Marilyn Red and My Jam Purple.
 

 

 


 

 

 

 Here is how it looks when completed.

 

 




 
 
 
 
Next I stamped the Koi fish from the Koi Pond stamp set onto my sponged background using my MISTI.




 
 
 
 
 
Then I colored the fish in with my black Copic Marker. And voile, a silhouette.











 
 
 
 
For a final touch, I added some embellishments with black and white markers. Then I stamped the Hugs greeting with a stamp from the Fox and Bunny Hugs stamp set. I also attached a few gems from Trinity Stamps called Bubble Blower.











I would invite you to hop on over to the Ink On 3 website and take a look at all the wonderful products offered there. And thanks for stopping by. As always, I adore your comments.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!!💗
~judy

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Mod Squad Challenge - Step Up Your Stencil

 Dear Ones~

Welcome to another Mod Squad Challenge. It's my turn to host again, and I have chosen to challenge you to Step Up Your Stencil. I want you to stencil your card front and take it up a notch by embellishing it.

SPONSOR

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, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, A social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. 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. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.

PRIZE

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store

 Here's my card:

As you can see, I embellished my stenciled background with a black pen and just doodled on it. I also used Crystalline Drops to make it more interesting. For this card I used a Gina K Designs Foliage Stencil, and sponged with Apple Mint and Sea Glass Inks. The greeting is from the Scripty Encouragement Stamp Set. Card stocks are Ocean Mist, Apple Mint and Black Onyx. I used Ocean Pearl Crystalline Drops for embellishment. 



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

 
I hope you all are well and staying away from others as much as possible. These are strange times, aren't we glad we have our craft to keep us sane?
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy




Double D - COLORS!!!

Dear Ones~

Hope you are all well and staying dry, or warm, or cool......whatever the circumstance in your corner of the world. Today's challenge over at Doube D is Color! And lots of it. Just look at this gorgeous Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

 

And here is my card:

When I was at Walmart the other day I saw this Neenah paper pack of bright, neon colors. Well of course I had to get it. Had no idea what I would do with it, but I just could not resist those bright colors. It must have been Providence, because they fit perfectly with this challenge.


The Ingredients:

GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock

Neenah Astrobrights Card Stock

MFT Stitched Flowers

PTI Garden Gate

SU Flourish Thinlits

Stash Punch and Pearls



 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable "COLOR" die from Sunny Studio. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

There's a New Challenge In Town!

 Color Hues

Dear Ones~

I am so excited to announce that my dear friend Nancy Leppek has begun a new challenge blog. It's called COLOR HUES, and it's all about color.  It runs twice a month, and each challenge offers a combination of 2 colors that you must use for your creation. This time the colors are YELLOW and GREEN.

Here is my card:

I love this color combination, so many possibilities. I had just purchased a new coverplate die from Divinity Designs, so this was a perfect time to use it. It's called Stitched Sunburst. A really fun way to do inlay.

Here are the Ingredients:
Stampin' Up Crushed Curry Card Stock
GKD White, Grass Green and Christmas Pine Card Stock
SU Garden Green Card Stock
Divinity Designs Stitched Sunburst Cover Plate Die
SU Plaid Tidings Patterned Paper
My Mind's Eye Remarkable Patterned Papers
SU Daisy Punch
SU Garden Green Ink
SU Free As a Bird Stamp for Greeting
SU Ornate Frames Die

I'm so happy for Nancy and the team. You MUST go over to Color Hues the Color Challenge and check out all the wonderful talent the Design Team has to offer. Who doesn't like to play with color?
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse~
 ~judy

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Double D - Sunflowers

 Dear Ones~ 

It's Double D time again, and we are all about Sunflowers. Don'tcha just LOVE 'em? The are just happy creatures full of joy. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

 

And this is my card:

I love this Stampin' Up image, so much fun to color. I have a lot of fun designing this card, I don't do things on the diagonal very often, and I always like the look.


The Ingredients:

GKD Blue Denim and White Card

SU Flowers for Every Season Patterned Paper

SU Jar of Flowers Stamp

SU Ornate Layers Die

The Ton Easy Expressions Stamp for Greeting

Diamond Stickles

GKD Ocean Pearl Crystalline Drops

Stash Ribbon

 

 


If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous die set Sunflower 2 by Elizabeth Craft. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Sunflower 2


I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy