Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Christmas Card for Fall, Y'all!

Hey, there! 
Two more days of Summer officially left...are you ready for that? I'm not! Kinda hard to transition to Autumn where I live, lol. We will have Indian Summer instead of Summer, until November, probably. But, I can start "falling" for more Autmn-y art colors and elements. So, I'm trying to slip in some Fall-ish and Halloween-ish makes in between Christmas cards.

You may recall seeing the focal point on this 5x7 card. It's the 4x6 art I shared HERE

Supplies used for the card:
SU card stock for card base and green matting
Imagination Project Chloe's Closet Reindeer Games paper and coaster tiles
Technique Junkies Watercolor NY stamp
Crafters Companion Scruffy Little Cat Ashleigh stamp
Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes stamp - inside sentiment
Spectrum Noir markers
Memento ink
Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics A dies

I snapped this Chloe's Closet paper for you because it's so old (I'm thinking at least 7 years old) but also so retro it fits in fine today. And the colors are as much Fall-like as Christmas-y. Reds and oranges, greens and golds. 

What is missing from the papers is the plaid sheet I've cut and used on the back of the card and for one mat layer on the front that you can barely see, which if I had to do over, I'd have used a die from the Matting Basics B set to let more of it show. I need to use the Matting dies more to see how the 2 sets work together...

Just a small point, but it goes to the sentiment: I purposefully colored Ashleigh's face and chest like she was blushing - hence the pink glow to her skin. As if she's thinking, oops, I guess I over-spent! Oh, well!! lol


Here you can see the plaid paper peeking out behind the matted focal point on the front. 

Challenges I am participating in with this card:
Plaid Paper is on front and back
They want yellows, reds, greens, oranges. And since you shop for Christmas in the Fall, hey!
I have 5 layer and this is my 5th and final entry allowed for this challenge. 
I used greens, reds, oranges and she's shopping in the Fall. :-)

That does it for me today. 
Thank you for visiting me and allowing me to share my art with you.
See ya as soon as I can make my next make!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Wish for Christmas Peace

Hello, I'm happy you are here. I'm sharing this Christmas card today.

Supplies used on this card:
SU card stock for base
red copy paper
Core'dinations Glitter card stock for ornament
Basic Grey Fruitcake paper and tags
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die
Sizzix Tim Ornament and Wish die
Verve Vertical Peace sentiment
Papertrey Ink inside sentiments stamps
Clearsnap Smooch Gold Lame ink
Gold ric rac and dots from stash

Some detail shots:

I am participating in the following challenges with this card:

That's all for me. I'll be back with more as soon as I can make them.
Thanks so much for dropping in and best wishes for everything!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

City Santa Girl

Hi again. It's my second post for today. If you are looking for The Merry Christmas Challenge post, go HERE. 

I created some 4x6 art (aka Artist Post Card) for Sunday Post Card Art's City Girl challenge. 

For my city girl, I chose Ashleigh, one of Crafter's Companion's Scruffy Little Cat chicas. I needed a hard-core shopper and I found three in my stamps. You'll meet Scruffy Cat Autumn and Deep Red Stamp's Wintertime Girl in the near future. 

I colored Ashleigh with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers this go-around. And I found they don't tend to bleed as much as the Promarkers, or didn't for me on my 110# index smooth card stock. I fussy cut her after coloring her using my Martha Stewart detail scissors and my Fiskars finger knife.

I stamped the background with Technique Junkies' Watercolor N.Y. background stamp. I was going to color it but I like how it looks just stamped in black. I thought it lets Ashleigh stand out more and doesn't compete this way.

Later I will use this 4x6 as the focal image on a card, but for right now it can just be ART. 

That's all for me today. Thanks for visiting! xoxo

The Merry Christmas Challenge!!!

Hello and Happy Saturday! It's September 15th and time for another "Anything Christmas Goes" challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge

This is my first Design Team post and here's my sample make. I used papers from my stash, of course, along with some Core'dinations glitter and pearlescent card stocks die cut with a Spellbinders' label nestie. The sentiment is very old See-D's and the image of Santa is from Crowabout.

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? A friend of mine on Facebook just posted we have 14 weeks left! Wow, just yesterday it was June, where does the time go? If you need motivation, check out our challenge blog. What I like about it is no restrictions as to what you make, really, as long as it's Christmas or Holiday. So, give it a try to get a jump start or a mid-way jolt if you've already begun. The current challenge runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 14th. More details are HERE!

The inside of my card.

And the back side...

I hope everyone has a great weekend despite this weather. Tonight is my hubby's retirement dinner and it looks like we will get some better weather for it, but the mosquitos may eat us alive just running from car to restaurant and back! They are really bad here now. And they love me, I must be sweet meat for them, haha. Here's hoping they aren't messing with you wherever you are!

Thanks for dropping by and allowing me to share my art with you. 
You'll see me again this weekend, just don't know when yet. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Happy Happy Joy Joy

TGIF! It's the weekend!

Friday seems like a perfect to share this card. I am still in the clutches of lime green and hot pink. 

Supplies used to design this card: 
SU card stock for card base
KI Memories Ornaments Christmas paper
Lime green copy paper for inside
Core'dinations Pearlescent card stock to die cut words
W Plus 9 Happy die
Lawn Fawn Scripty Joy die
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen

And scraps to decorate the back.

For the inside, another of my poems created in PSE and laser-printed.

I am participating in the following challenges with this card:

One of our daughter's favorite childhood TV shows to watch with her Dad was Nickelodeon's Ren and Stempy, and this was their signature phrase they made famous.

That's it for me today. 
Thank you for stopping by to check out my makes.
Rainy days like today are perfect for art time!