STV17MON39 - Inspirational Photo Challenge
Today, I'm participating - playing, actually - in the weekly challenge over at Stamp TV for the first time. The team provided the photo below to be our inspiration. My eyes went straight to the apples.
To create my apples and pears, I first die cut the fruit out of white cardstock. Then, I started daubing several colors until I was happy.
I created my "accidental background" when I was coloring my fruit on a piece of scrap piece of cardstock. I thought it looked so pretty with the colors all mixed up, so I decided it would be the best background for my card.
There's still some time if you want to create your own card. Here's a link to all the rules.
<<< DESIGNER TIP OF THE DAY >>>
Don't be afraid of colors. Most objects have several different, sometimes surprising colors. I used four colors on my apples and three on my pears. I tried several different color combos before I was happy.
Jump in and give it a try! And remember, it's only paper.
May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
<<< Materials Used >>>
cardstock: grass green (Gina K Designs)
white and black (the Paper Studio)
stamps: Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
dies: apple and pear (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
inks: Black Onyx, Grass Green (Gina K Designs)
Citrus Splash, Orchid, Cranberry,
Fresh Green, Canary (ColorBox)
Birthday Easel Card & Matching Magnets
I have an easel card with matching magnets for you today. I die cut the lattice background and inlaid a few of the diamond shapes. Then, I heat-embossed and die cut the flowers and sentiment adhering some with double-stick tape and others with foam tape to give dimension.
To make my flower magnets I first heat-embossed and die cut the flowers. Next, I die cut the magnets and then glued the flowers to the magnet.
You can buy magnet sheets at most craft stores, but I used one of the many magnetic business cards I've received from various businesses. I soaked the magnets in water until the original paper front came loose. Then, I glued my flowers to the upcycled magnets.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
cardstock- white and yellow
stamps- Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
dies- Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
Lattice Chain (Our Daily Bread Designs)
ink- orchid & fresh green (ColorBox)
pigment- clear (JoAnn Essentials)
double-stick and foam tape
Ironing Board Pops
Today, I have a layout to share with you. And, a little bit of my heart.
That's my mom there in the picture taken back in 1968. I now have the ironing board in the picture. It has a warp on the surface. It makes a loud pop every time I press with more than the slightest pressure. Ah, but it makes me happy! It brings back such sweet memories from when I was a little girl playing at her feet while she ironed.
I wrote about "our" ironing board in a story for Angels on Earth magazine. I worked and worked to get a clear enough picture so that you could read the story here, but I was not successful. If you would like to read the story, you can read it free online here. https://www.guideposts.org/better-living/positive-living/emotional-and-mental-health/memories-are-a-pressing-matter
Patterned papers- the Paper Studio - Entirely Textures
Cardstock - gold, Die Cuts With a View, Beach House
Gems- Die Cuts With a View, Jeweled Sheet
Color Challenge - ODBDSLC287
Thanks so much for stopping in! Today, I have a card for the color challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs.
I used the following stamp and dies from ODBD to create my card.
stamp: Pennant Flag Verses ICS62
dies: Double Stitched Pennant Flags CBD135
Double Stitched Rectangles CBD123
There is still time to join in the fun. Here's a link to the rules.
I have sort of sad and disappointing news ab0ut this monthly challenge. It's the last one. This is my favorite challenge, and I'll really miss it. If you are a fan of Our Daily Bread Designs and like participating in this monthly challenge, head over to ODBD and let them know. Maybe they won't end it after all.
Hope you have a great day, Pamela
Just Say Thanks Challenge ODBDSLC286
Today, I have a card for the "Just Say Thanks" challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs. I send more thank-you cards than any other kind, so I'm loving this month's challenge.
I used these stamps, dies and papers from Our Daily Bread Designs:
cardstock- Rustic Beauty Collection
stamp- Pennant Flag Verses (ICS62)
dies- Lattice Background (CBD237)
Double Stitched Rectangles (CBD123)
Double Stitched Pennant Flags (CBD135)
I fussy-cut my flowers from a sheet of cardstock that comes in the Rustic Beauty paper collection.
I used chalk ink in Olive Pastel from ColorBox to stamp my flag, and finished off my card with a few scattered epoxy dots.
There is still plenty of time to get your own card in. Check out the rules and other details here.
I hope you enjoy this long weekend as we celebrate Memorial Day.
May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela
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