Saturday, May 31, 2014

Together for a Cause

I call this "Together for a Cause"  I took Carolyn;s advice if you are going blank with a blank page.  I started with circles.  I like this, but I wish I could change the colors of the two girls to make them stand out More.  I may add some more paint to change the color of the girls. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Lunagirl's Challenge's challenge of "Vintage Gothic" is in its second week.  I used one of the Lunagirl's Gothic images, but this time it was on the light side.  Go here to check it out.

Challenge # 87-"Use a Sentiment"

I hope everyone in the US is having a great and restful Memorial Day.  We are switching gears this time for the challenge.  It is to have your sentiment as the focal point on your creation.  I hope you have fun going through your sentiments and posting an entry.
This card uses a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs.

The background paper is an unknown piece that I found in my box. The panel on the left was made with my gelli plate, a stencil and acrylic paint. I inked the Clarity sentiment stamp with memento grape jelly, using a pre-cut die shape. Flowers added from stash.
For my first creation on the "sentiments" theme I experimented with a Technique Junkies technique called "aged text boards."  My sentiment is by Penny Black stamps and the profile stamp is by Ducks in a Row.  I punched the heart from designer paper.  I hope many people will play along because I'm excited to see who our next guest designer will be!
For the first  week of “ A Sentiment” Guest Designer Spot, I wanted my card to have a vintage feel so I layered my elegant sentiment onto an old photo of a silent movie actress and a flowered cardboard. Both papers used are from Litoarte, the sentiment is from Toke e Crie. They are from Brazil. Have a super week and keep playing along with us! It is going to be an honor to have you as our spot designer!
We are spending the week at the cottage and I brought my supplies with me but first trip I don't have a whole lot so I chose a simple Z card fold. I saw the ones that Tracy's Treasured posted and really wanted to try one. There is no sponsor for the challenge of Sentiments but there will be Guest Designer Spot for the winner. It's a fun chance to "get your feet wet" if you have never been on a team, 


Sponsor:  The Cheerful Stamp Pad

The randomly picked winner will be a Guest Designer for two weeks.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lunagirl Moonbeams' Challenge has just begun its newest challenge. It is "Vintage Gothic".  I don't really do gothic, so I had a little trouble deciding what to create but this is my card.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Second Week of Challenge

You still have one week to show a Bouquet of Flowers on your creation.  I hope more of you will join us in this very easy challenge.
My lovely basket of flowers image is from my sponsor Lunagirl.  This is the perfect image for any type of card, sympathy, get well or encouragement.  I placed the image on a mat of blue to bring out the blue in the image.  This was then placed on a beige card base for pick up the browns in the basket.  To embellish the card I added two daisies and some white flourishes.  The sentiment was also placed on a blue mat.
For the second week of Bouquet of Flowers I chose a basket of forget-me-nots, I think they are so tiney and sweet. I cut the image with my romantice rectangle die and layered it on blue, I embossed the very vanilla cardstock with the textile embossing folder. I knotted a short piece of ribbon and added it to the basket.
I used a white card blank on to which I matted some torn sentiment paper and spotted ribbon. The image is Lunagirl's 'mixed flowers'  which I die cut and matted on to a piece of textured card that had been die cut. I then added a gold foiled Craft work cards sentiment circle.
Hello everyone!How are you today? Hope you are doing good! Well, for the second week of A Bouquet of Flowers, I decided to make a Moo. But what's a Moo???? A Moo, my lovelies, is a little card sized 2,8 x 7 centimeters, or approximately 1,1 x 2,8 inches. The image used is from our sponsor Lunagirl Moonbeams and it is a gorgeous vintage bouquet of mixed flowers. I also adorned my little card with some pearls, a cotton lace ribbon and a sentiment.Have a magical week and keep playing along with us

This week I've made another ATC with yet another beautiful bouquet of flowers from Lunagirl.  This time another Lunagirl image -- a vintage fan dancer is rising from the flowers against a backdrop of pretty designer paper and vintage Paris tissue paper. This piece definitely speaks of spring to me!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Challelnge #86 - "A Bouquet of Flowers"

Recently I had a challenge in which you used flowers as an embellishment.  This time you are to use an image of some flowers.  We would prefer an image of a number of flowers ie. a bouquet instead of a single flower.  I hope you have fun with this challenge and the Design Team is anxious to see what you create.
Julie Odil- Guest Designer

This lovely image is from Lunagirl.  I simply added layers of cardstock that matched, added some white satin ribbon, and a stickpin given me by a friend.  
I have enjoyed my time guest designing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  Thanks so much for having me!
I thought I would try something a little different this time.  I made an art journal page collage using a vintage flower image and a mother's image.  The collage papers were scraps of Gelli paper that I made.  I also used a vintage mother's image for Lunagirl's Mother's Day challenge.   When I first started I wasn't sure how the vintage images would look on the bright papers.  Many coats of Gel Medium were put on these pages.
I used a pale green pearlescent card blank on to which I matted some torn sentiment paper, spotted ribbon and rub on lace. The image is Lunagirl's 'daisies etc' which I matted on to a piece of textured card\
The focal point of the little tag is from Lunagirl Moonbeams. It is set on Bazill Basic card and a dry-embossed, inked and coloured tag. I embellished the tag with a ribbon and a butterfly.
For week one  was given this image, I sized it so I could make an ATC (artist trading card) I used scraps from the scrap box that were left over from other projects. I cut the ovals with the Nellie Snellen Dies, the sentiment is a very small woodblock stamp I bought from The Butterflly Moon, I think it is from a large set of tiny sentiemnts from Hero Arts. I then added the scrap of ribbon that was just sitting on the desk as I was finishing up. I put stickles on the image flowers although it can't be seen.
I had fun making this card because I love flowers. The image used is from our sponsor Lunagirl Moonbeams and it is so beautiful and romantic. I wanted the card to be entirely monochromatic so I used blue a lot.Just the sentiment has a different color.  Keep playing along with us and have a magical week

Spring and flowers and fairies and all kinds of good things go together in the real world so I have brought them together on my little ATC.  The flowers and fairy are both Lunagirl images.  Have fun creating.

Click on the image above to go directly to the Lunagirl site.  The wonderful images used by the Design Team were supplied by Lunagirl.  If you haven't visited the site lately, you will find many new images.  Also, don't forget to sign  up for her newsletter.  You will be glad you did!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Springtime in the Park

Springtime in the Park is what I am calling this Gelli Arts print. I used a number of Crafter's Workshop Stencils on this one

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Challenge

Mother's Day is this weekend so naturally the challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams this time  "Mother's Day" I used one of the Lunagirl vintage mother images on a piece of distress sheet of music.  Karen at Lunagirl has some beautiful images for this challenge.  I hope you will drop by and see if there is one you can use..

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Second Week for Challenge #85

I hope you are having fun with my challenges.  If you have not yet entered this week's challenge of "Use Embossing Powder", the Design Team would love to have you enter.  You have until Sunday midnight.  For the shortcut to the challenge's original post, just click on the link on my sidebar

This week's selection of inspiration is special as I have a Guest Designer joining the Design Team.
She is Julie Odil.
Julie Odil
First, I want to thank Vicki and the rest of the team for giving me this opportunity to guest design for The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  It's a great opportunity!  I love to stamp and make cards, so this is great fun for me!
The current challenge is "use embossing powder", so I got busy with a resist technique and made this card.
I used clear embossing powder with white cardstock, then a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks to bring out the image.  The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company.  I used the same technique on the sentiment, from the same kit from Unity Stamp Company, called "May Hope Sustain You."
I'm lucky enough to be able to design for The Cheerful Stamp Pad for two weeks, so I'll be back again next week!
It just happened that this red rose paper was on my desk so I decided the best way to get it off the desk was to use it.  Since the designer paper was shades of red, I used a card base of red cardstock.  My embossing was used on the flower scroll work.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs and the little red bow completes the card.
Embossing really makes an image pop.  It also makes your stamped images shiny though that doesn't show so well on the scan here.  My focal stamped image is by Rogue Redhead Designs and the card design is from the April sketch on the Rogue Redhead Facebook page.  My coordinating papers and the sentiment are from the "Reminisce Spring" Creative Memories paper pack.

I used one of my favourite stamps 'gracious lady' by Hero Arts, inking with memento tuxedo black and colouring with spectrum noir alcohol pens. I then swiped the whole stamped image with versamark and using clear embossing powder I triple embossed it. It is much glossier than it looks in the photos. I matted the image on to a feather and then on to the spotted paper to go inside the 'box' piece of the card. The box folds flat for postage as seen in the third picture (paperclips just to hold it for the photo).
One day I got an email from one of my favourite blogs and the card was just gorgeous and I just had to try it since I had all the things to do it with, well I had the Secret Garden stamp set from Stampin'up but the matching dies are in that safe place we all have so I stamped with versamark watermark embossed with the pewter embossing powder and coloured with the SU markers on the back and of course instead of die cutting them I fussy cut them. I love the way the flowers look on the gorgeous crocheted mat given to me by my friend Jessi.
I stamped a little butterfly from CraftyIndividuals with VersaMagic Red Brick ink and embossed it with Clear Gloss embossing powder from WOW. After cutting it out I coloured it with Copics. The magic of the embossing is that the colour does not run but it contained amongst the embossed lines. I love this process. Once the butterfly had its colour and blings I mounted it on a little tag and some design paer from Echo Park. The finishing touches are a little ribbon and a stamped sentiment (Waltzing Mouse).
Since I couldn’t  contribute last week, I decided to make 3 different cards, using embossing powder. I simply loved the effects. My first card is almost a tribute to Pablo Neruda. But above all, it is a love card. My second card can be used as an invitation for a tea party and my last card can be a bookmark too. The first two stamped images are from a Brazilian designer but the last one belongs to Clear Stamp. I used a grayish lead color embossed powder.Love the elegance created by embossing powders! Hope you all have a magical week!
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