Hello friends! Hope you had an amazing Christmas and Santa brought you everything you’ve wished for! It’s always a fun time of year to celebrate with family and friends!
Today is Thursday which means a brand new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday! Another easy theme of “Anything Goes” for this week! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been crafting through the Holiday Season!
Sometimes I like to try out working with different media that I don’t normally always use on my creations, so for this one I’ve pulled out my watercolor:
I have used one of the prints from Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s Winter Warmth Watercolor Prints. I’ve decided to use my Kuretake Gansia Tanbi Watercolor set with a #4 and #8 Silver Brushes to color the complete panel.
For a little bit of “snow splatter”, I took some white Folk Art Mixed Media acrylic paint spray around the edges of the dried watercolor piece. (Something new and fun for me to try out with this too!)
To finish up the design, I added some doodling in a couple of areas with my white gel pen and then attached the entire panel onto a white A2 sized top folding card base and rounded the corners of it with a corner chomper.
It was simple, but a fun card to make. Because SOMETIMES, you just need to take time to chill and have fun coloring or playing around with different media, right?! 🙂
Hope you will stop by the Cute Card Thursday challenge and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team and add your creation in the gallery too! Thanks so much for dropping in today and I’ll see you soon!
Challenges I’d like to enter:
- SSS Work It Wednesday – Try Something NEW (Mixed Media acrylic spray is new!)
- QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #327
- Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
- The House that Stamps Built (D6218) – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
Hello friends! It’s time for a new Cute Card Thursday challenge! This one may have a tendancy to make you a little hungry as we are asking for your “Food and/or Drink” creations to add to the challenge gallery this week! We really look forward to seeing what you come up with for it!
Here’s my take on the challenge:
LOL! I can’t help but giggle at these silly puns and especially with the smiling faces on the food images too! 🙂 I just had to grab the Simon Says Stamp “I Chews You” card kit and I couldn’t wait to have a play with it! (I think there are still some available if you’re interested in it!) Everything that I’ve used on my card including the paper all come from this card kit.
There were some pre-scored card bases, so I used one of those for my card base, then I took a strip of the colored stripes paper and a thin strip of the gold glitter paper included in the kit and glued it on at the bottom with the glue included in the kit.
I then stamped the images and colored them with my Copic markers. I put the “salsa bowl” at the bottom so it looks like it’s setting on top of the colored stripes. I added the speech bubble with the punny sentiment inside of it too. I then added the sequins from the kit and then filled the centers with some Nuvo Crystal Drops for the centers.
Here you can see a closer look at the coloring of the images. I’ve also added some shimmer with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Brush Pen over the “salsa” images. I know that it shows it as “guacamole”, but I’m more of a “salsa” person myself and decided to go for that instead. Hubby is not a guac fan either, but we love to eat Mexican food! 🙂
So I hope that you will get out your “food and/or drink” craft supplies and join us for the challenge this week! Be sure to check out the inspiration from the design team over on the blog!! Thanks for joining me today!….What’s on your menu?!
- Moving Along With the Times – For a Man
- Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes
- CASology – Menu
- Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple
- Watercooler Wednesday (WWC192) – Marsha’s Masculine Anything Goes
That was quite a post yesterday and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words…it was even hard to read those, but please know I appreciated your kind hearts immensely!
I have a very fun and cheerful card for you today! Although I had missed the Cute Card Thursday challenge this last time, it is still going on and you have a few more days to enter if you wish to play along with us using your Bugs and/or Butterfly creations! I just love playing with butterflies and the first thing that came to my mind was that past Simon Says Stamp card kit called “Beautiful Butterflies”. There was some awesome rainbow patterned paper in the kit as well as a butterfly stencil and so I decided to mix them together!
I used the rainbow papers (from Lawn Fawn) for the base background of my card. I took the butterfly stencil from the kit and sponged in some Distress Oxide inks for the different butterflies in rainbow ink color! I’ve used: Picked Raspberry, Orange Marmalade, Squeezed Lemon, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and sponged them in with a sponge dauber. Mounted it onto a strip of black cardstock and placed over the rainbow background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit with white embossing powder and then used some foam tape to mount it over the card. I finished off the card with some black enamel dots.
Simple and fun card to make! I hope you will consider joining in the fun with us this week over at Cute Card Thursday! Check out the inspiration on THIS POST! Thanks so much for stopping in today!! See you soon!
- Addicted to Stamps & More! – Anything Goes
- Butterfly Challenge – Butterfly wheel on letter ‘O’: butterfly, orange, over the edge (sentiment banner)
- Casual Friday (CFC204) – Rainbows & Butterflies
- Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
- Artistic Inspirations – Anything Goes
Hello friends! Have you already seen a couple of different styles now on my blog? LOL! I’m trying to get one on here that I think I would be comfortable with for a while…so far I’ve settled on this one! 🙂
So I’ve been “outta the loop” for a while and feel a bit rusty, but I thought the BEST place for me to start is with some of those card kits that I keep on hoarding and then it just sits and never gets used…so I’m going to stop hoarding and start using! Besides, all of the contents are already right together and you can’t go wrong with that, right?!
So I’ve pulled out an April 2018 Simon Says Stamp card kit (sold out) with some butterflies and thought it would be great to work with! I needed some “pick me up” cards that I’m sending out to a couple of fellow crafty friends who need a lift in spirit and hope this will help send a smile their way:
This card was simple as I just used some papers from the kit, colored the images with my Copic markers and attached to design. I colored some white glitter paper with a yellow Copic to get that color above the patterned paper.
This is probably my favorite one as I love the pop of black everywhere. I used some of the Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink from the kit to ink blend, distress with water and then added the Copic colored butterflies.
This one was inspired by Sheri Carrol’s card design. I obviously like her design better, but I find it amazing just how different a design can turn out from each person.
I saw that the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop just started today (Yay!) and so I hope to be back later this evening with something fun for that! I haven’t played in challenges for a while and it’s always fun to create using some fun themes!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my butterfly cards today and please let me know if you’ve stopped by so I can see what everyone is doing! Would love to know how you are!
*Don’t forget to share a smile today! 🙂
I would like to enter one of these cards into the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Use More Than one Stamp
- QKR Stampede #297 – Anything Goes!