Saturday, February 27, 2016

Masculine card

I always have trouble with masculine cards.
I made this simple and easy one today.

Coloring Challenge Day 30

For the last day of the challenge I made this butterfly birthday card.
I stamped the back butterflies and sentiment with my MISTI.
Then I heat embossed and colored the butterfly and mounted it with some
foam tape to stand out a little.
I have really enjoyed this 30 days of coloring!

Coloring Challenge Day 29

Today is coloring challenge 29.  
I stamped the image on white cardstock and then heat embossed it
with gold embossing powder.
I then colored with distress ink.
Last step is I ran it through the matching embossing folder.
Added some lace and wallah, a finished card!

Coloring Challenge Day 28

I tried a new technique today for the coloring challenge.
I ran my cardstock through the embossing folder.
After it was embossed, I ran a white crayon over the embossed cardstock.
I then colored with distress ink.  I wiped off the ink
with a paper towel.
Look how those flowers stand out!
I love this technique and will be doing it again.

Coloring Challenge Day 27

Today's coloring challenge is a simple card I made last night after 
getting home from a night out with the girls.  
We saw Grease at the high school and it was so good.
I had this background that is mixed media that I made last year at Cozy Crop House.
I stamped and colored the flower with Spectrum Noir markers and added some
Wink Of Stella glitter to it, then fussy cut it.
That's simple enough to me!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 26

I needed some pet sympathy cards so I made this card
for Day 26 of the coloring challenge.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 25

For today's challenge I stamped the background
stamp in Versamark ink, then heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
I colored the background with distress inks.
Then I ran it through the matching embossing folder.
I added a silver ribbon to finish it off.
I made 16 of these as I thought they were so pretty.
They will go out in tomorrow's mail to all my crafting friends!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 24

For today's card I used the same technique that
I used on Coloring Challenge Day 9.
A fun technique that I will definitely try again.

Coloring Challenge Day 23

For Day 23 I made this pretty little birthday card.
I stamped the flowers in black and then colored them
with Spectrum Noir markers.
Sorry my picture is not the best, 
 The flash made my black paper look grey. :(

Monday, February 22, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 22

I made this quickie card today for the coloring challenge.
  It did not turn out as I wanted.
I did not have time to make another one as I had a doctor's appt.
Hopefully tomorrow's card will be better.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 21

For today coloring challenge, I stamped the image and sentiment
in black ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
I colored the flowers and I dabbed distress ink around the edges.
A pretty simple card as I had company today.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 20

It has been so fun doing these daily coloring challenges.
For day 20 I put some distress ink on a piece of white cardstock.
I then spritzed some water on that distress ink.
I stamped the butterflies in black on that ink, then cut them
out with the matching dies.
I used a Cuttlebug folder for the background 
and a sentiment from a stamp I have had forever.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Coloring challenge Day 19

For today's color challenge, I put distress ink inside of an embossing 
folder, then I spritzed it with water.  I put water color paper in the folder
and ran it through the Big Shot.  I made a couple of flowers and added a sentiment
and there is my card.  My hubby took the picture and it seems to me the 
card is way prettier in person.  The picture looks a little dull to me.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 18

I had a most busy day today so
I put this card together really fast.
I heat embossed the flowers and then colored
with crayola markers.
Added a sentiment and a few dots and there you have it!
Easy peasy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 17

For today's card I did a technique that I learned from Tim Holtz.
I put drops of alcohol ink on glossy cardstock and then 
sprayed it around the cardstock with a can of spray air.
I love the technique as it is so fun!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 16

For today's card I used a stencil and a brush.
I tapped the brush into distress ink and then tapped it again on my paper for this soft look.
I thought it was to plain so to grunge it up as little, I added some paint drops to it.
I was not real pleased with the final result but my husband said
 this would make a great masculine card.
So I kept it instead of it going in the trash can!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 15

Today's card is a favorite of mine.
I stamped this large background stamp
with black ink.  Then heat it embossed it
with clear embossing powder.
I then colored it in rainbow form with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
I added a die cut and sentiment to finish it up.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 14

Today's card is made with a sunflower stamp that I have had
since I first started stamping.
I always have loved the darker colored sunflowers
so I colored this one with oranges and reds.

As you can see, I don't take the best pictures.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 13

For today's coloring challenge I tried the Boca technique.
It is supposed to a soft look like a photo.
Not bad for my first try!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 12

I had so many projects to do today, 
so I did not take much time coloring.
I made this quickie card for today's
coloring challenge.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 11

Today's card came out of necessity!
We had a friend pass away and I needed a sympathy card
so I did today's coloring accordingly.

I started with navy blue paper and stamped the background
with Hero Art's white ink.
I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
When the embossing was dry, I colored some of the flowers
with Spectrum Noir markers.

I just added a sentiment and some twine as I did not
want to cover up that pretty background.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 10

Today's card is a card I made in a hurry and made a mistake.
Instead of throwing it away, I put a piece of purple paper in an 
embossing folder and Wallah, my mistake is covered up!
Card turned out pretty nice too.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 9

Today's card comes from a technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog.
I stamped the flowers in Versamark and then heat embossed them
with white embossing powder.
Then I took purple distress ink and went over the whole page.
I then took a brush with water and went over the flowers.
After they dried and the color was lighter, I put some
blue distress ink on my craft sheet and used a paint brush
dipped in water and painted the flowers.  I did the same with 
green distress ink in the centers.
A little washi tape and a sentiment,
and there you have it!!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 8

Today's card is a simple card using a new stamp I got.
I stamped the image with black ink and then heat
embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I then went over the whole oval with distress ink and a sponge.

I did not have a lot of time to craft today as I went out to lunch
 and shopping with my friend Kim to celebrate her birthday!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 7

Today is Super Bowl Sunday.
Not much time for crafting,
so I put this card together real quick.
This stamp is from Close To My Heart
and I got it from my friend Ronni.

I should have made the card in orange in blue for my team.

Go Broncos!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 6

I got this retired Stampin Up set at a yard sale.
It was brand new and never used and I got it for $1.

I picked it up last Fall and it has never been inked since.

I decided today to get it out and start playing.

Here is the end result for today's coloring challenge.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 5

Today's card is a time consuming one but the results are always beautiful!
I used a negative image stamp and stamped it with Versafine ink.
Then I heat embossed my image with white embossing powder.
I put some distress inks on a craft sheet and dipped a water brush 
in them to color the flowers.
I stamped the craft paper with some white flowers to make my image pop a little.
My sentiment is from Hobby Lobby.
I learned this technique from a class I took at Archiver's when I first started card making.
I thought it was so difficult then.
Now it is just super fun!
Oh how far I have come in card making!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 4

Here is a quick card I made today for the coloring challenge.
I am sick as a dog with bronchitis so I went with simple and easy.
I am not good with masculine cards, so I thought I would
do today's card in masculine colors.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day 3

On today's card I colored my stamp with Ranger distress markers.
I then spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped it on white card stock
I added a ribbon and a sentiment and I thought it turned out pretty good.
The Stamp is made by Penny Black.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Coloring Challeng Day 2

I heat embossed the poppies and then colored with
Spectrum Noir Markers.  The little orange dots 
are from Stampin Up.  The poppy stamp is made
by Technique Tuesday and I bought it at JoAnn Fabrics.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Coloring Challenge Day One

I joined a daily coloring challenge for the month of February.
Here is my project for today.
I  heat embossed the flowers in black and then colored
them with Spectrum Noir Markers.