Saturday, September 27, 2014

Another fall birthday

This will be for another family birthday coming up soon!  Joan's Touch has a challenge to use something already cut, alter it, and create a card.  I had this circle cut in purple.   I thought I had a good solution - use gold Brilliance ink to give it a gilded look.  The final result is not very sparkly and does not look gilded, but does have a look of fall.   I also used a "bubble" embossed piece that was in my drawer ( I have a lot of pre-embossed pieces).  I used Ranger disress ink to sponge.  That folder is available at Joan's Garden shop.  The Blessings die came from that shop.  I used the Thanksgiving look image at ODB for inspiration.  Oh, yes, several of the pieces of CS and DP were sort of pre cut - from my scrap collection.
Fall; alter item already cut; embossing; item from Joan's Garden:
 Inspiration (lower left):

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Too much like spring?

This kind of looks like spring - not sure if I will use it now or wait for a feWolors.  I used matching Washi tape.  The verse is in my collection of items sent to me through WishRAK at I donot know the source.  I am not going to have much computer access for a while, so my postings will be limited - just hope I can check out a few of the challenges!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Support for friends

This will go to friends from church- both husband and wife are undergoing some health challenges and need support.  The DP (from Faith stack)  has words such as Faith, Salvation, Glory,  The Blessings and Leaves dies are CheeryLynn and the arch shape is Spellbinders - one of my very neglected die sets. The flowers are Cuttlebug, and  the "heart"paper is Paper Pizzazz.
Die cut flowers:
Fall colors:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thinking of you - Vintage fall colors

We have a friend whose liver cancer seems to be diminishing, and she is feeling better - thanks to answered prayer and good medical prayer.  I want to send a note of encouragement.  I have a pad of DCWV papers called Heirloom - I liked the look of this for a bg.  And I am no good at stitching with a pen or needle, so I used some from a sheet of stickers for this one.
Sketch #2: 
Vintage, with distressed edges and layers:
Technique - distress:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pastel cupcake

Interpreting an inspiration challenge is not always easy for me.  The Alley way challenge offered several choices - even harder to decide!  I was looking for some DP that I had in mind, when I noticed this piece - by the Paper Studio  It was part of a sort of grab bag - lots of paper, and this is the first I used these cupcakes!  It fits the color part of the inspiration, and I was inspired to use this sketch for the circles as well.  The Alley Way image is colored with Prismas - some Stickles added to the icing and to the pink flower.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall birthday

This uses a number of papers from a fall/Halloween stack I got a couple of years ago.  I rarely use anything Halloween related, but I figured if I used the fall items I would still be ahead - though I now have enough to last for my lifetime!  I used the Spellbinder circles - I forget the exact name.
Colors of autumn:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Distressed birthday!

There are several family birthdays coming in the next few weeks, and I need to build up my stash.  I really like this cs - it has texture and sparkle - as well as giving me a sense of  old fashioned (vintage) wallpaper.  This is one of many sheets of cs that was in a box sent to me by my sister - given to her by an acquaintance. I added some gems to the strip, and used ribbon that has a bit of shine to it as well.  I distressed the edges.
Technique (distressing):
Distress, vintage, layers:

Distressed Vintage

Our friends are celebrating a milestone anniversary, and I thought the challenge to use hearts would be appropriate - as well as the distressing!  In addition to the die cut hearts, there are hearts in the embossed portion - one one each side has been left uncovered but nearly impossible to see here.  All of the edges are distressed, and I added tiny flowers with pearls, some gems, and a bit of lace.  The CS is all from a huge packet from Costco.
Distress, vintage, layers:
From the heart:
Pearls and lace:
Technique - distressing: