Monday, March 4, 2024

Asemic Writing Tag and Birthday Card

 Hi ho, hope you have all enjoyed a nice weekend and are ready for a new week.
Warning: I have a longer than usual post today.

The challenge for Tag Tuesday is Asemic Writing. Now, I've had past experiences trying to do it and have concluded that, like Scribbling, I cannot do it. So, I Googled and found some public domain samples that I resized in PSE and printed out on SU light green card stock.

This is the sample I used for tag background. Cool, huh?

And then, I used the tag on a birthday card for one of my nephews.
I made the background by ink blending with a Sheena Douglass Pop Dotty stencil and Peeled Paint Distress ink on light green SU card stock.

I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my A7 layout design.
I substituted the 3 dots with the balloons and I made the parallelogram panel a bit wider.

On left is another sample that I really liked, so I used it for the center parallelogram panel of the card front. Also, the stenciled background after running a blue colored pencil and a dark blue gel pen around the edge.

Two close ups to show the clear heat embossing on the Hero Arts balloons, Sizzix hand, Scrollswork man and Hero Arts sentiment. Everything was stamped with Blue Belle Versafine Clair ink before heat embossing with clear powder. The Avery Elle signature seal die cut in white that the hand is on was cut off on one edge per the sketch. The tag and the parallelogram panel were edged with a blue Promarker.

Inside the card I stamped Hero Arts sentiments.
And on back I printed out the sample I really liked for the back, again printed in color on the light green SU card stock (which I also like).

Last look.
Thanks for reading to the end and also for the visit.
Enjoy your week.

Balloons, Birthday, Blue
I prefer feminine because it's easier for me. 
But the more masculine cards I make, the easier it's getting. It's always a challenge, though.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

CD Sunday Plus Challenge Time!

 Sunday Greetings to you!
Hope your weekend is going well.

It's time for Challenge #128 at CD Sunday Plus!
My teamie Jo is hosting us this time.
The challenge is fortnightly beginning every other Sunday and ending the Saturday before the next challenge.
You must use a CD, USB or Digital image somewhere on your make, which must be a physical creation. And please tell us the image source. Complete rules are listed on the challenge blog sidebar.

And here is my inspiration make, using pre-colored digital images from Beccy's Place.
The champagne glass with carnations is from the Girls Night digital set, which I believe is retired and no longer available.
The cupcake with 3 candles is a freebie from her blog, which you can still get HERE.

I used this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design.

Supply List:
Beccy's Place digital images
Bazzill card stock
Pink Paislee Birthday Bash designer papers
Hero Arts sentiment stamp
Charming Pink Versafine Clair ink
Clear embossing powder
Glitter gel pens (on champagne and candle flames)

On the card back I used more of the designer papers and a stamped and punched Technique Tuesday siggie.
Inside I stamped a Deep Red sentiment with the Versafine Clair ink on a scrap of pink paper.

Last look.
Come play with us at CD Sunday Plus Challenge if you get the chance!
Thank you very much for the visit and have a great day.

Middle Row Down: Square base / Digital stamps / Pearls or Gems (I used flat sequins because of mailing constraints. Hope that is okay.)
Hand Stamped Sentiments #432 Inspiration Board
I used the Flowers, Champagne and Chocolate
Feminine is much easier for me and so it's my favorite. But I have quite a few males in my family so the more I practice the better I'm getting at the masculine makes.
Classic Design #3-2024

Friday, March 1, 2024

My Weekly 4x6 Art

Howdy to March!
Hope you're all okay.

With all my birthday shenanigans, I ran short of time this week.
So I went all digital and made this in PSE.

I used these digital products.

Thanks for the visit and have a great day.

Used Beccy's A Drover's Life

It's Merry Little Christmas Challenge Time!

 March Greetings!
Hope all is well with you and yours.

I'm here with my inspiration make for the new challenge at MLCCB.

Here's my card. I've had two Gecko Galz collage sheets printed out for quite awhile with these lovely French Christmas images, so I spent an evening grouping them and came up with 9 cards to make.This is the first one. 

I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my A7 card layout design.

Supply List:
SU and DCWV card stocks
Wausau and Lawn Fawn papers
Gecko Galz collage sheet images
Handmade pulp paper for snow
Spellbinders Classic Squares die
Lawn Fawn Banner Stamp and die
Nocturne Versafine Clair ink
See-D's sentiment stamp
Versamark ink
White embossing powder

Close up of the pulp paper "snow" and the heat-embossed sentiment.

On back, Lawn Fawn patterned paper on a DCWV mat and Hero Arts stamped siggie.
Inside a Stamplorations sentiment stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink on a sheet of DCWV card.

One last look.
Come join us in the challenge!


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Happy Baa-day to Ewe!

Hey there! 
Hope everyone is doing okay.
Welcome to March!
It's also the first Friday of the month and that means a new Challenge #216 at 

And here is my inspiration make for you.
I've used Pattie's adorable Baa To You digi stamp as my focal image, which I sized, framed and printed out from PSE and then colored completely with Castle Arts colored pencils.
I ran a glitter marker around the frame.
I also created the sentiment in PSE and used a scan of the banner die to create the ellipctic text.
Some farm-themed background patterned paper die cut with a stitched rectangle die  on a kraft card base completes the card front.

I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my A2 card layout design.

Supply List:
Pattie's Creations Baa To You digi stamp
Kraft and Springhill Digital card stocks
Authentique Homestead designer papers
My Favorite Things wavy banner label die
The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle die
Colored pencils
Glitter marker

On the card back, I used another sheet of the Authentique papers and a Hero Arts stamped siggie.
Inside the card, I created the sentiment in PSE and added a black frame before printing out.

And last look.
Thanks for visiting today.
Come join us in the challenge!