Sunday, May 24, 2015

Freshly Made with a Butterfly


I'm edging in under the wire with my card for Freshly Made Sketch #187 today.  I have so many butterflies:  stamps and embellishments.  I wanted to use at least one of them for this sketch. It's an adhesive-backed Jenni Bowlin butterfly and the sentiment "Smile" is a new die from Intricutz (Couture Creations).  



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tag You're It! #22




With a multicolored tag as inspiration, I chose to build my tag around a Prima flower for the Tag You're It! Challenge #22





















Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 268

This "stacked" sketch design inspired me to go to one of my MANY 6x6 paper pads.  In this case, I chose Prima's "Rondelle.  Joining Sweet Sunday Sketch again.  



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Cards

I'm stuck on red, black and white, I guess.  However, I realize that this is a color combination I would choose over any other.  The poppy image is a digital one from the Two for Tuesday blog, where digi images are free.  (I notice there hasn't been a post since February.)  The sentiment is another great one from Penny Black--I have quite a collection of PB sentiments in this quirky font.

I tried something with the popped-up individual blossoms:  I spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist and immediately regretted it.  There was no "un-spritzing" possible, however.  The card on the right shows the rather "milky" effect, which is most obvious in direct light.



Thursday, May 7, 2015

"French Twist" -- Fusion

For this particular FUSION -- French Twist challenge, I liked the idea of the dress, the basic layout and the color combination.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday Cards again

I've been mailing every Tuesday as I've done for years, but I just haven't been posting the cards. These are the two for this week's mail:  "Love is Kindness" from Stampin' Up!   I really like anything with a newsprint feature.  For this "newspaper," I stamped two additional images and cut them out to stack on the original image for some dimension.  The tulips were colored with SU! markers.  The accent is a strip of dotted washi tape.




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Freshly Made Digi Coneflowers






Every so often, I purchase a digi image that really works!  This is an example, from Wax Fruit Co. and it's of one of the favorite flowers in my garden---the coneflower.  The sketch is #183 of Freshly Made Sketches.