Sunday, May 19, 2019

My First "Two-fer" Challenge


This is my very first card made to meet TWO challenges at once.  To be honest, it's all because of the flower.  I stamped it on paper that I thought would work with Color Throwdown 543, but just couldn't create what I wanted.  Then I decided to work on the Double D Challenge of "frames," and discovered that I could combine the two challenges!   The flower is a large Hero Arts cling stamp, which I stamped on patterned paper and then paper-pieced for some pattern variety and dimension. The frames are Wacky Stitched Rectangles from Cottage Cutz and the sentiment on gray is from Wordsworth.  The blue card front was dry embossed.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Freshly Made in Black and White

I like making black and white cards, and I chose that color combo for the Freshly Made Sketch 388 after deciding on the panel for the center.  It's from a piece of specialty cardstock from Ellen Hutson. The large "Smile" from Couture Creations serves perfectly for the horizontal focal piece. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sunday Stamps Sketch

For our Top Cups

This is one of those cards that tested me, in spite of the simple sketch provided by Sunday Stamps.  I thought I had a good idea, but it flopped.  Then another flopped.  I settled on a great flower stamp from Stampotique, which I watercolored and then fussy cut.  I adhered the flower to the dry-embossed card front and then added the "imagine" die cut from Penny Black. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"Happy" CAS Colors and Sketches

I have this stack of sea-green double-sided papers that I love!  I don't recall where I bought them, but I know I wish I could find more.  I chose some of the designs for the CAS Colors & Sketches Challenge.  The flower is a stamp and die from Mama Elephant's "Secret Garden" set, and "happy" is a layered die from Memory Box.  

Monday, April 22, 2019

Only Black and White

Although my blog title is "Beyond Just Black and White," the current Double D Challenge calls for "only black and white." 

My card features a moth instead of a butterfly, a large Stampotique image.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs. It doesn't show up in the photo, but the moth is also covered in clear Wink of Stella for a slight glistening effect. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

A Sketch with Flowers

A sketch using flowers... that's the Flower Challenge for this month. My choice of paper was a blue "Watercolor" from Lawn Fawn. I dry-embossed the card front for some texture. The flowers are from an Altenew set and the "Friend" sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. 

Freshly Made Sketches #384 -- Carte Postale


A postcard (in French) on a choice for the Freshly Made Sketch this week.  I flipped the kraft card from vertical to horizontal to use the Stampendous Carte Postale image, accenting it with a green layer and "carte postale" washi tape.