Friday, September 4, 2015

September Club Kit with A Day for Daisies

It's time for the A Day for Daisies team to start showcasing the beautiful September Club Kit. For my project, I worked with Fairy Dandelion Portrait.

I watercolored this lovely fairy and kept the image's background fairly simple. A little Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit in Pink from Stampendous in 2 of the corners was all it really needed.

I used a simple "Believe" stamp and then I started to work on my card base.

I used the Damask Dreamweaver Stencil and some green ink, which was applied with a stencil brush. That's it! The fairy really needed to speak for herself...so I didn't want to go overboard. I'll have another new fairy to share with you next week, as well as a new ADfD challenge. Please be sure to visit the A Day for Daisies Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

All in Ones with Stampendous and Dreamweaver

Hello! Have you been enjoying the All in Ones from Stampendous this week? Today, we are combining these awesome stamps with Dreamweaver.

I used the Sweater Snowman for my card today. I colored him with Spectrum Noir and Prismacolor markers.

For the Dreamweaver portion of my card, I used the Christmas Border Embossing Folder. I rolled it through my Sizzix machine with Coredinations cardstock, and then I sanded it to highlight the  design. It works really well with the snowman's background.

I used some fabulous Stampendous Crystal Glitter around the edge and some ink. I like using soft, non-traditional colors for Christmas...how about you? Although, this would be a great card for the folks that don't send out actual Christmas cards....non-secular cards are very important too! Please be sure to visit the rest of the team that is posting today. Their links are below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sprays and Splatters with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! Have I got a post for your today! I have five, that's right, FIVE ATCs to share with you today. I was so beyond inspired by this week's Wicked Wednesday sponsor, that I just couldn't help myself! So who is it? Vera Lane! Now with this many projects, I'm not going to into great detail with what I did for each one. But if you have a question for me, please ask! I'll be happy to answer.

I colored almost all of the images with my Tombow watercolor markers. This first ATC features the Whimsical Mermaid set. My backgrounds were done with a combination of Dylusions, and Memories Mists sprays.

At the bottom of this ATC, I used Green Mica Fragments, from Stampendous.

My next ATC features the focal image from The Little Witch set. My background uses a few of the stamps from the Stampendous Spooky House Perfectly Clear set. Actually, all of my background stamps are from Stampendous.

This cutie is the only one that I used Chameleon Pens for. I thought this bear was perfect for them. I couldn't find him in the shop though. My background uses a few stamps from the Family Home Perfectly Clear set. I also used a few spritzes of irRESISTables from Tsukineko for some added texture and shine.

You can see what the irRESISTables does in the above photo. Love that stuff!

This lovely princess goes with the next ATC I share with you. They're from the Kiss the Frog set. I plan on making a little booklet of all of these, so I'll have them side by side. This sentiment and the next are both from the Life Words set. Now, for my favorite....

How great is this handsome frog??? He makes me giggle. A lot. And isn't that sentiment perfect for him? Whew! That was a lot of ATCs! Thank you SO MUCH to Janet Klein from Vera Lane for your generosity, and your super fantastically fun digis! They are an absolute blast to work with. Please be sure to visit the Wicked Wednesday Blog to see what the rest of the gals created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Monday, August 31, 2015

All in Ones with Stampendous

Hello again! Stampendous has these awesome stamps called "All in Ones." Fran Seiford, Owner and Founder of Stampendous, understands that holiday card making can be time consuming. Plus, it's not always easy to find images that go together to make the perfect card. Enter the All in Ones from Stampendous. These darling stamps are the perfect size to make a whole card. Easy shapes to cut with scissors or simply stamp on a colored background, these stamps have a focal image, a background, a frame, and a phrase for the holidays. Just stamp it, sign it, mail it. OR get as creative as you like by combining with other stamps and embellishments!

I used the Christmas Train stamp for my card. I colored it with Tombow's fabulous Recycled Colored Pencils. The Stampendous team will be doing a collaboration with Tombow very soon, so you'll be seeing a lot more projects done with these great pencils. Besides, I looooove working with colored pencils!

I made my little stamped background using the Holiday Expressions set, and coloring the images with my Tombow pencils. I added some pretty May Arts ribbon too.


I really like these All in Ones images. I can see myself using them for quick, pretty cards. Now, for lots more of these great images, please be sure to visit the team members that are posting today. Their links are below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Add Some Plaid with A Day for Daisies

Greetings! The A Day for Daises team is busy showcasing the Veggie Lover images, and this week is also a new challenge week. So, we ask that you "Add Some Plaid!"
***If you are looking for my Left of Center Post, please click HERE.

I used the Fancy Onion for my project today. I painted the image with watercolors. I didn't think I'd ever enjoy painting veggies...but ya know what? It's a lot of fun!


I found a great plaid in my stash that worked perfectly with my onions. I die cut a couple of ovals, and I textured some of the edges for a more rustic feel. Then I used my Small Typewriter Font alphabet set from Stampendous for my sentiment.

The rest of the card is pretty simple so the onions would really be highlighted. So, will you join us this week? Don't forget to add some plaid! And be sure to visit the A Day for Daisies Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Use Mainly Blue with Left of Center

Hello out there! I have a new Left of Center project for you today. This week, we are sponsored by SLS Lines, and the challenge is to "Use Mainly Blue."
***If you are looking for my A Day for Daisies Post, please click HERE.

I chose to work with Garden Fairy Flower Fairy. I think she's so pretty. I colored her with my Tombow watercolor markers, and used some chalks for my background. Here's a closeup.

For my card base, I used a purple Dylusions spray on the super cool Mosaic Swirls Dreamweaver stencil. I spritzed the stencil directly, and then placed the wet stencil on to my green card.

This gave me the negative image of the stencil. Of course, I sprayed the stencil on to white cardstock, so I have the positive image to use at a later date. Be blue with me and join the LOC gals this week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman with Dreamweaver?

The Stampendous team has been building snowmen all week, and since it's Dreamweaver Thursday, we will be using some fabulous stencils with today's projects. Today, my card features the Whispered Wishes stamp and the Chevron Background stencil.

I colored these sweet friends with my Chameleon Pens. This is a great image for those pens. I also love that this image has a sentiment built right in. Making your finished card is that much easier because of it. And, you can always not ink the sentiment if you don't want to use it...or only ink the sentiment. Lots of options here!

For the Chevron Background, I used the super fun and sparkly Double Glitter Technique. You can check out a video tutorial HERE. It's really easy, and the effect is fantastic!

On my card base, I sprayed a little green Dylusions spray. This is a pretty quick card to make. From the ease of the Chameleon Pens, to the simple Double Glitter technique, and just a couple of spritzes of color. Please be sure to check out the rest of the gals posting today. Their links are below. Thanks for stopping by Have an inspiring day!