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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sweet Sunday.....Happy Anniversary


Happy Sunday Peeps!! 

Here is our sweet sketch for this week:



What a great sketch! 
This one is free and easy one that has TONS of possibilities!  
Make the background the focal point, make the center the focal point, it's all up to you!

Well, I kinda made the background and the center the focal points on my card!!

I started out with some watercolor paper and stamped my flower image, which is from the Best Thoughts Hostess Stamp Set.
I colored the image using my aqua painter and ink pads.

After working hard to get this vibrant intense color on my flower and letting it dry thoroughly I moved onto the BG.



I wet the entire BG ( avoiding the flower) with some plain water before adding my ink and letting it flow around. I used Pacific Point for this stage.
I added just a touch of the Melon Mambo in a couple of places, and when mixed with the blue turned a lovely shade of lavender, you can see just a hint of it here and there.
After drying this thoroughly, with my heat tool, I went back in a dropped a few drops of water around again avoiding the flower. After letting the water set for a few I dabbed it up with a paper towel to ge the spotting you see.

The sentiment is from the Timeless Love stamp set and the line under that is from the Tim of Cards stamp set. I then added a few gold sequins to finish it up.

I hope you have some time to play with this weeks sketch!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches.....thank you



Hello Peeps!!!

Popping in her quickly to share a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches Blog.


I love this sketch and you all know I had to use a flower for that circle element!!!

I pulled out a fave set at the moment, the Stampin Up Crazy About You. I have been obsessed with it lately! That layered flower just makes me happy!!

I started with a base of the new thick Whisper White card stock. I then pulled out my Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack and decided to use a Smoky Slate piece.


I then stamped my flower using Blackberry Bliss ink onto some regular whisper white card stock three times. I then fussy cut it out and layered it up with some dimensionals. I stamped the leaf image twice with old olive and cut it out as well

The thank you sentiment comes from the Tin of Cards stamp set.
I added a Perfect Accent dot to the middle of my flower

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Vicki





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Crazy 4 Challenges....thanks for being you


Happy Saturday peeps!!

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

The challenge this week is:


Tag You’re It! 
 This week let’s use a Tag on whatever you create. It can be an individual tag or you can add the tag to your card/project you create.


I made a couple of cards for this challenge using tags, 
I like to make tags and use as the focal point on a card, it is really easy and you can 
add whatever you like to a tag.
I , of course, used flowers!

The flower on here is fast becoming a favorite of mine, it comes from the photo polymer set called Crazy About You. It is loaded with words and contains just a couple of flowers and leaf images. It is a must have in my opinion.
I used some paper from the Go Wild paper stack and I love the pop of color the yellow brings to the card.



I cut a piece of burlap ribbon and frayed it apart to add to my tag and behind it also.

Now my other card was a fun one to make too:

This card is made completely using the Endless Thanks stamp set, it is another photo polymer set that I love!

The flowers are little but so fun, I stamped them using Rose Red, Watermelon Wonder and Crisp Cantaloupe. I fussy cut them out and added them to my tag in no particular order, I popped up a few with dimensionals.


So which one do you prefer? 
Leave me a comment and you could win a pack of the Stampin Up new Perfect Accents:


I love these and used them on both of my tag cards today. I will draw a random name on Friday! good luck!!

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki





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Friday, August 28, 2015

Another Card Set


Happy Friday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a set of four cards I whipped up yesterday.
I had no paticular reason in mind for these but once I made the first one the rest just called out to be made!




These two are the first ones I made, I had the idea to use the flower from the Remarkable You stamp set and the stem and leaves from the You've Got this stamp set and so that was my starting point.
I stamped a couple of the flower heads onto some Naturals Ivory card stock and water colored using Calypso Coral ink. The leaves are in Old Olive ink.

I then fussy cut both out and glued the flower head to the stem.


I knew I wanted to make a square card so I cut another piece of the ivory card stock to mount the flowers on.


The DSP I used on both sets are from the Pretty Petals stack.
The sentiments are from the Endless Thanks, the Petite Pairs set and the Endless Birthday set.




These two are made using the Crazy About You Stamp set.

I stamped the flower three times, for each card, with Calypso Coral so I could cut them out and layer up, The leaves are stamped with Old Olive.



I fussy cut it all out and layered up the flowers with dimensionals between the layers.
The flower is glued directly to the ivory square


I tucked the leaves under the flowers and glued. 
I stamped all the sentiments using Black Memento ink.
The only embellishment on these are a candy dot in Calypso in the middle of the flowers.


I even tried my hand at making my own envelope. I used some retired DSP and the envelope punch board. So fun!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki






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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Best Thoughts Set


Happy Tuesday Peeps!!!

Those of you who follow my bog regularly know a few things about me, I love flower cards and I love to watercolor.

I have been playing around with this set, Stampin Up's Best Thoughts,
 it is a hostess set and is my favorite set for cards lately.

Coloring is relaxing and is something I love to do,
So when I have reached the point where I feel the need to escape a bit I head to my craft table and make something pretty! 

I colored up these two flowers using Watermelon Wonder and Rich Razzleberry.
I decide to make similar cards with different sentiments.


I used a piece of DSP from the Pretty Petals paper stack and the sentiment comes from the Build a Birthday stamp set.
I stamped the image on these with Black stazon onto some Naturals Ivory card stock and colored using my Aqua Painter and ink pads.
I fussy cut them out and mounted the flower to an oval I cut with the Ovals Collection framelits.


I embossed the back piece with the Elegant Circles EF using my Big Shot.
The DSP on this card is from the Bohemian pack.
The sentiment on this one is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.
Hope you like my little card set, I enjoyed making them very much. If you are interested in any of the products to make these cards, just click on any of the links below and start shopping.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki







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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sweet Sunday......birthday wishes




Happy Sunday Peeps!!!

Time for a new sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog.

Here is the fun sketch we have for you this week:


I have been wanting to break into my pack of Stampin Up Go Wild paper stack. So I decided this would be my inspiration for this sketch.

I pulled out my stack and got busy!
The base of the card is Basic Black and then a layer of Crumb Cake and then I pulled out the polka dot print from this pack, I love polka dots, don't you?

My little rectangle elements on the card are layered up with Crumb Cake, Basic Black and another print from the Go wild Stack


I left the middle piece without DSP to showcase my pretty butterfly.

I die cut two with Crumb Cake and one with Vellum, using the Butterfly Thinlits and the Bold Butterfly Thinlits.
I added some Gold Glimmer down the body of the Butterfly and some linen thread for the antennas.
The sentiment comes from the Build a Birthday stamp set and I added a small strip of Gold Glimmer under it as well.

Thank you for stopping by today!!

Vicki




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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges....happy birthday


Happy Saturday Peeps!!

It is time for a new challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges.
This week our challenge is:

The 23rd August is Ride the Wind Day, for our challenge this week create
a card that features something that relies on the wind eg kite, hot air balloon, pinwheel, sailboat, windmill, balloons etc.

I decided to go with "balloons".
I pulled out my Stampin Up Celebrate Today stamp set with it's matching framelits and got busy!

The base of the card is Naturals Ivory card stock. I then used a layer of DSP from the Pretty Petals stack.

The balloon is tamped with one of the new In-Colors, Mint Macron.
I then used some Bermuday Bay for the confetti inside the Balloon.
I cut out the balloon with the matching framelits and the bow is stamped with black and cut out with one of the framelits as well.



The Happy Birthday is from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.
I used a bit of linen thread for the string on the balloon.

Thanks for stopping by today and

HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki