#924 – STB: Three Shades of Green

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time, the Topping chosen by Vicki is ‘Three Shades of Green‘. Of course, you are free to choose to not go with this topping, since our Anything Goes challenge is always there, you can just join with any fresh birthday project you create!

And this is what I made –

I started with stamping the leaves from Altenew Build A Flower: Rose and Fabulous Floral stamps in three different shades of green inks. I stamped it on a linen textured cardstock for some additional texture. I then die cut and fussy cut the leaves.

For the sentiment I chose Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms. I debated between adding them by stacking the die cuts or adhering them directly with a single layer of die cuts, but finally decided on adhering them directly. After stamping it on a white cardstock using black ink, I arranged the leaves around it, then adhered them so that the leaf ends are free so I can curve it a bit.

I then trimmed the cardstock and splattered some green and black splatters on top. Once that dried, I adhered the panel over a dark green cardbase. I hope that doesn’t count for an extra shade of green! 😉

Just Add Ink challenge #544: Just Add ‘L’

Timeout Challenge #182: Birthday/Celebrate

Fusion Challenge: Green

Hop over to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to see more shades of greens from our talented DT and our Surprise Party Guest Carol Mayne! And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#923 – A Prickly Thought!

PE: Winner at Addicted to Stamps and More!!!

Addicted to Stamps - Winner

Hello and welcome! With the start of the a new month, we have the start of a new Watercolor challenge at the Happy Little Stampers challenge! As usual, it is an Anything Goes challenge.

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes

And here’s my inspiration for you for this month –

I used the image from Waffle Flower Potted stamp set and stamped it on watercolor paper using VersaFine black ink. Now I wanted it to have the look of a sketch, so I used an extra fine pen and drew over the lines again, adding a few more pricklies. Once done, I messy watercolored the bunch of cactii and also the table and wall behind it using Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Once it dried, I added a few splatters of black ink on top. Finally, I added the sentiment, from The Stamp Market Scripty Sentiments using black ink. I trimmed the panel, mounted it on a grey card base. I added a couple of strips of black card stock to balance everything out.

And that finishes my card. I’m joining the following challenges with it –

Addicted to Stamps and More #399: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #310: All About Occasion

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Hop over to the Happy Little Stampers challenge to get more wonderful inspiration from the rest of our creative DT. And thank you so much for stopping by!

#922 – Rose Stenciling

Hello and welcome! Its for the new challenge we have up a the Tic Tac Toe challenge. Continuing with our February theme of ‘Congrats/Thinking of You‘, we have a new board, created by Betty, for you to work with –

I am trying out a card which in which I am using a few things that I am wanting to use lately – nothing new, more like trying to use what I have. I used the diagonal from top right, including the cells Stencil – Word Die-cut – Flowers. Here’s what I made –

I started with the roses. I’ve used the stencils from CrafTreat called Roses 2 and Roses 3. These stencils help you make a rose using the layered coloring approach. The stencil set also has masks for the roses.

I used the stencils and the masks on striped texture cardstock and then fussy cut it. I then die cut a frame using white cardstock and some scrap cardstocks, which I adhered together. I then adhered the flowers and frame over a mango yellow cardstock. For the sentiment, I first cut out a few pieces of My Favorite Things Congrats die cuts, adhered them together and adhered it over the card. The stamped sentiment comes from Waffle Flower Congrats stamp set. For embellishing, I used a few half pearls.

I’m joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #399: Any Occasion

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #310: All About Occasions

Timeout challenge #182: Anniversary challenge: Birthday themed or any Celebration

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Checkout the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog for more wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#921 – Elephant Love!

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge up at the Seize the Birthday challenge. This time, the Topping was chosen by Lindsey and she chose ‘Create a Scene‘. But of course, like always, the Topping is optional and you are free to go without it, and join us as long as it is a birthday project.

And here’s what I created –

I started with stamping the images. The two elephants are from Mama Elephant Ella & Friends and WPlus9 Bubble Talk. The flowers from Purple Onion Designs Blooms No.2, the little cupcake from Memory Box Birthday Bunnies and the clouds are from My Favorite Things Scene Builder. I stamped them all on my linen textured white card panel using a light grey ink. The extra grass I drew myself. I then colored the panel with pencils, and used mineral oil to blend them.

I then trimmed the panel and stamped the sentiment, from My Favorite Things Friendly Foxes. I then adhered this panel over a kraft cardbase.

With this card I’m joining the following challenges –

Global Design Project challenge #279: Animal

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #399: Any Occasion

Hop over to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to see more shades of greens from our talented DT and our Surprise Party Guest Carol Mayne! And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#920 – Plaid Thanks

Hello and welcome! Its for the new challenge we have up a the Tic Tac Toe challenge. Starting with a new theme for February ‘Congrats/Thinking of You‘, we have a new board, created by me, for you to work with –

My card today is relatively simple. I chose the last row – Thanks/Congrats – Foxie – Gingham to make my card –

Well, the card is relatively simple to make, nothing much to explain there, except the products I used! Though I have to admit that the foxie turned out a bit darker than I would have liked..

Here’s the list of products that I used –
Impression Obsession Gingham
My Favorite Things Friendly Foxes
My Favorite Things Grassy Fields
My Favorite Things Simply Thanks
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery
Distress inks for stamping & watercoloring

Checkout the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog for more wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂