Wednesday, January 18

Two things I'm addicted to...

at least for these challenges they are coffee and color!


This card is perfect for many of my friends who share my "addictions".

It's a simple white linen base card.
Using Taylored Expressions "Moka Sunshine" and "Joe To-Go" with StazOn jet black ink I stamped the image and the verse.
The cloring was done with Prisma colored pencils!

I did add a horizon line with a Micron08 pen.
It takes me back to my days in art class... 

I can't help thinking of grey hair...

when the challenge calls for grey.


I love using colored pencils, in one form or another.
I started with a white linen card stock base card and added a layer each of black, grey and pink.
The top layer is white linen card stock, on which I stamped the image and verse from Art Impressions "cat lady" set.
I colored her using Prisma colored pencils and attached it to the front of the card.
I wanted the sequins to match but I had no pink.
I turned over some sparkly sequins and found they were white on the back.
I took my Chameleon pen, pink, and colored the sequins.
It worked!
I attached these with glue dots.

Friday, January 13

Starting to use enamel dots...

and I like them!


I rarely use cream card stock, and I should more often.
This base card is cream linen card stock.
I used this to do the "no line" coloring technique with Altenew "floral motifs" and Prisma colored pencils. 
I stamped the verse from Altenew's "floral frame" with Adirondack raisin ink.
Finally I added the accent enamel dots by Paper Studio. 

Just realized I only have a few hours to get this posted...


I used the "no line" coloring technique again for this card, I am so enjoying this technique.
I started with a white linen card stock base card and cut another piece of white linen to wrap the ribbon to using double stick tape to hole it on the back.
I used a small piece of thread to tie the ribbon together.
On another piece of linen I did the technique using Altenew's "floral  frames" and Prisma color pencils.
I trimmed the image freehand and using foam tape I applied it to the front of the card.
The verse, from the same set, was stamped using Distress Ink. 

Thursday, January 12

I was so thrilled to play with this set...

Freshly Made Sketches 270

Color Throwdown Challenge 425

I placed an order with Stamping Bella Stamps and just had to get the "Cool Chicks Collection".
Then I found these two challenges and knew this was a great set.

I started with a white card stock base card and cut out a strip for the blue stripe as well as the black stripe.
The black card stock stripe I ran through the BigKick with the Sizzix Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder.
I glued both pieces on the card to match the sketch then stamped the verse from the stamp set using StazOn jet black ink.
On a separate piece of white card stock I stamped the chick on the wall using the black ink.
I colored him or her using Design Spectracolor pencils then cut him out and glued him to the wall on top of the verse!