Monday, November 25, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge # 70

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm showcasing a card I created for The Lawnscaping challenge.  The theme is polka dots! 

Since I'm new at card making I didn't really have any polka dot paper so I decided to emboss swiss dots onto the card base and also wet embossed gold dots to the blue panel. Next I added a die cut handstamped rose using the Papertrey Ink's Sweet life stamp set.  I was going for a vintage romantic feel :)


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Sweet Life Handmade Card

Hello all,

Today I got the opportunity to finally use my "The Sweet Life" stamp set from Papertrey Inks.  I was initially drawn to this set because the flowers looked so 3D.  The stamp set comes with multiple stamp pieces that allow you to add dimension to your flowers.  I love how lifelike the roses become.  Mr C almost couldn't believe it was hand stamped. 

I was going for a very romantic and sweet card, and this is what I came up with.  I used a light blue, gold, coral and light pink color palette.  I embossed the white card base with Swiss dots and wet embossed the gold dots onto the blue scalloped panel.  The "love you" sentiment is from Avery Elle called "Oh Happy Day".



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Feather Bokeh Card

Hi again,

Woohoo, a second post for the day.  I'm so glad the blog is finally up and running.  I feel like I've been away from blogging for too long.  Last night I randomly stumbled upon this picture on Pinterest.  I was really drawn to the beautiful bokeh, the siluoette of the dandelion seeds and the dreamy feel of the picture.  Isn't this picture gorgeous?  Unfortunately the pinned post wasn't linked to any source so I do not know the photographer. 

This is the card I made from the above picture.  I used a combination of Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord distressed inks to create the background.  Next I stamped circles using my Simon Says Lots of Dots stamp sets.  I used a combination of chalk and dye inks.  I love how everything turned out and how dreamy it looks.  I didn't have a dandelion stamp set, so I used feathers instead.  I think it still worked out, however I wish they were slightly bigger. 

This is by far one of favorite cards.  I think I'll have to try it again with different color combinations.  Wouldn't it look great in different shades of blue?  The possibilities are endless. 

Cheers and enjoy the day!

CAS(E) this Sketch #54

 Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing the card I created for CAS(E) sketch #54.  The following is the layout for the challenge.

This is the card I created.  I was inspired by an orange, red and blue color palette I had seen on Pinterest.  I think it's such a fresh and funky color combination.  I stamped the vertical lines using the Basic Borders Mama Elephant stamp set.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets ever.  It's so versatile and can be used for any type of card.  I added some glitter dots as well as distressed the edges with brushed pewter.

Cheers and until next time! :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Needle Felted Rabbits

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my new blog!  I spent last week figuring out a possible layout and color scheme for this new blog so I'm rather sorry for the delay.  I'm still on the fence about keeping my Purple Umbrella blog.  Maybe I'll keep that one as my personal blog and use this one for my handmade creations/contest entries. Either way I'll keep you all updated.  

Last week I was inspired to needle felt baby rabbits and I created these little furry friends.  I had a lot of fun during the photo shoot.  My favorite shot has to be the one where they are looking out the window.  Precious! Check them out, they're in my Etsy shop now if you're interested.

 It's rainy season here in Washington, so it's rather grey.  That just gives me more time to needle felt.  Next project will be a needle felted moose so stay tuned!  How's the weather in your part of the world?