Monday, June 20, 2016

MFT Stamps-Camp Create-Sensational Sliders

Here I am again-this time with my card for badge number THREE! The challenge was posted on June 14, but you can link your card on MFT Educational Series Camp Create Challenge Until June 23! The challenges are fun, fun, fun! 
Hold tight! There are a lot of pictures! I love movement cards!!

 My card-CLOSED. I used Prehistoric fun stamps and dies as well as Balloon Strings background AND Blueprints 28 to make a surprise pop up card. The die made it soooo easy to accomplish WITH perfect cuts! All I had to do was cut the extra panel for underneath and score a couple of places. You can find the directions on Splitcoast Stampers-just search Resources for Surprise Pop Up. Here's the LINK for you.
A dear friend's daughter will have her first child in mid August and this is the card to go with herbaby shower gift . The baby's room is decorated in dinosaurs in primary colors. Of course, the card has to be made to match! That was my excuse for ordering MFT''s Prehistoric Fun set with the Die-namics. 
I also cut 2 colors of Leafy Greenery and two blue circles from MFT dies. 

 My dinos are cut from watercolor paper and watercolored with reinkers.
 There's a touch of stickles on the dinos and on the leaves. I attempted to add white gel pen for white spots. Close up it's not the best look. Oh, of course, that's a tiny MFT cloud too!
 There's some yellow baker's twine to pull up and stand the dinosaur scene while also revealing the sentiment.
Hope my kind of 'slider' card fits the MFT challenge! 
Well, that;s enough for now! Still two more cards to make glitter and shaker! And one more week (almost ) of work! Have a great day!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

MFT stamps-Camp Create-Delightful DIE CUTTING

I have another card for the CAMP CREATE week at My Favorite Things! Camp Create was 5 Days of Challenges posted last week, but you have until June 23 to add your creations to their blog. I'll link it below-after you look at my card, please. ;)
I mentioned yesterday that my little fox would have a friend visit his campsite for s'mores today, so here they are! Yes, it's a different little foxy from a different (but cute, cute, cute) MFT set! This set is Forest Friends . Cute animals, adorable sentiments and a couple of trees too! My absolute favorite sentiment, maybe of all time-"MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU"  Seriously, I love that one!!

Again, I used Tree-mendous for my trees and the campfire from Warm and Fuzzy Friends. I used a blending tool to blend my sky and grass background. The fox (I think) and squirrel as well as the campfire are watercolored with reinkers. The trees and trunks are cut from colored card stock. Once the trees are sponged with a darker green ink, you can spatter with water from a paintbrush and you get the 'blotches' that are so popular! Once inked, the background was also water spattered.
(I think I colored my fox as a badger/fox hybrid because of the white stripe on his head.) Stamping/coloring is so great 'cuz you can do what pleases you! Doesn't have to be real!!
So, thanks for visiting again. I've made more cards along this theme, but I also want (need) to use some of my other fabulous MFT stamps AND I have three more of the challenges to complete!
Here's the link to Camp Create! Educational Series
Better run!
Have a great Father's Day! I miss mine every day! How lucky I am that he was my Dad!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

MFT Camp Create! Watercolor!

How fun! This week My Favorite Things Educational Series has been at CAMP!  CAMP CREATE, that is!  They have had a fun challenge every day of the camp to win prizes! My cards will be a bit out of order here on the dusty 'ole blog, but I hope to earn all my badges! Here's the first (for me!)!

This challenge, WATERCOLOR, went up on June 15! No worries, though, because if you want to play along you have until June 23 to link up to Inklinz on the MFT Educational series site for each challenge! 

So here's my watercolored card:

I used Warm and Fuzzy Friends cut from watercolor paper and stamped in black waterproof ink, then watercolored with reinkers.  The Tree-mendous tree was cut from colored cardstock and then sponged with ink (non waterproof), so that I could spatter some water on it.  The background paper is also watercolor paper. I used a blending tool and various inks to get a sunset like scene.  Then the background was spattered with water too! Here's the link to the MFT Educational Series site and other challenges  My little fox will have a friend visit his campsite for s'mores in my next card! Please come visit again!
Have a great day! Cheryl

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MFT -My Favorite TREES?

Hello and thanks to those who haven't deserted me!! I've been around and busy teaching and, yes, even making some cards here and there! I also spend lots (too much!) time looking at great (awesome and perfect!) cards on Pinterest, Splitcoast, Company and DT blogs! So many wonderful cards!

 I looked back through my photos and thought that it was about time I posted something I'd made.  Above is a card I CASEd from Donna Mikasa a designer for MFT.  I loved the trees she created from My Favorite Things Tree-mendous tree dies. They started as white water color paper! so fun to color with ink applicators, sprinkle with water , more ink and white paint. The cat (cute, huh?) is from Birdie Brown Cool Cats (also MFT) and is watercolored with SU reinkers.
This card has ink applied to water color paper and then water sprinkled onto it. Another Tree-mendous tree die cut was added. I applied darker green ink to the green card stock and then sprinkled that with water, too!  The moose and owl are from Warm and Fuzzy Friends (MFT).  The background is the wood stamp from SU stamped in Early Espresso on Kraft.  the animals are watercolored with reinkers again. You'll be seeing more of these as I made about 10, not as a set, but as invitations to our family camping outing this summer!  May the Forest be with YOU!

Hoping to be back soon! Have a great rest of the week! Cheryl

Thursday, April 21, 2016

No line watercolor Poppy

Hello! Sorry to have been absent. I've been creating, but not had time to post! I should have a number of posts ready to go now as I've been getting cards made!  Seems I've needed a lot lately and of all kinds!  Here's a technique I've been REALLY wanting to try-no line watercolor!
I used the Penny Black Poppy stamp.  It was a bit larger than I expected when I ordered it online, but not matter, I stamped it on a full-sized rectangle cut from watercolor paper with a My Favorite Things die. No doubt that it's the focal point of the card, is there?  The image is stamped in MFT hybrid ink in Natural.  Then I used small drops of SU reinker in my little palette to paint using a regular paint brush and water.  I painted with reinkers in Tangelo Twist and Cranberry Crisp. My greens are Certainly Celery and Old Olive with a little Artichoke added for the really dark areas.  I shaded around the flowers and stems with Sahara sand afterward. IF I every send this card I will stamp a sentiment in the lower right in a crsip black ink. I mounted my watercolor on Tangelo Twish and then on a card base of Sahara Sand.

I'm pretty happy with this first attempt at no line watercolor and am anxious to look through my stamps for others that will work with this technique and try it again!
Thanks for coming by!! I really do appreciate it! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Bunny Pot

Hello!  Easter break kept me busier than I'd expected!  It was sure nice to have some time off work. I spent some time with friends and family, too.  Even more time was spent coloring images to make into cards in the upcoming days.  But, then I seemed to lost my mojo! Now with just evenings to craft I'm trying to get it back. 
Here is a card I took to make with friends one day last week.  I think they liked it.  We colored our images with reinkers (SU!) after stamping this cute Spring Bunny Pot (Whipper Snapper Designs) onto watercolor paper and cutting it with the MFT cross stitch rectangle die. I parted with some of my beloved Apricot Appeal cardstock (sadly retired SU-what is WRONG with them!?!) which had been embossed with a circles and dots folder from Sizzix. The panel of (also beloved) Lawn Fawn plaid designer paper  was added to the side for additional color. The card base is Bashful Blue (another retired SU color).

Guess that's it for tonight-I've got some 7th grade essays to grade! Take care and I'll see you soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Whipper Snapper-Carry a Big Stick!

As I was typing the title of this NEW Whipper Snapper Design image I realized the reference! It must be to Teddy Roosevelt's foreign policy, "Speak softly and carry a big stick".  I'm not sure this adorable dog would speak softly!  Gotta love a dog with a big bark!
Was I rambling? Sorry!  Here's the LINK to the image at Whipper Snapper Designs.  So cute and fun to color. Mine is stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored with a paintbrush and reinkers from Stampin' Up. I loved the non-uniform shape of the image. When die-cut from a square it gave me that nice opening for a sentiment on the front of the card (on SU's oval punch). 
The decorative papers are miniprints from Papertrey Ink in burgundy (I forget what she calls the color) and kraft and the card base is kraft.  The dies are all from My Favorite Things-getting a lot of use lately!  Click on the images to get a close up or visit my Splitcoast gallery where images tend to be larger.
The dog's nose and eyes both have some glaze pen added to them for a little extra shine and there are stickles on his/her kerchief as well as the grass and leaves.  Such a pretty dog!
Thanks for visiting! Come back soon, won't you?


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