Thursday, May 25, 2017

Circus Elephant

Do you see on the news that the circus has had it's last show?  I only went to one, shortly after we were married, it was so exciting and fun. I understand why some wanted it stopped, another end of something that we grew up knowing, how times have changed since I was a kid.

My great nephew loves animals and so I thought I would do a circus themed birthday card for him.
I received this set of Coloring images day by day calendar and this is the first I have used out of it, you can find it HERE. It is cheaper on Amazon :) It comes with a set of pencils but I thought I would try using my Spectrum markers on them and see how it works and I think it did quite well, since it is thin paper I glued it to a piece of cardstock before cutting it out to add to the card.



The first picture showed quite the shine from the sparkle pen I used on the sun, so I took a side view picture of it also.


Day by Day Coloring Calendar image-- Elephant, colored w/ Spectrum markers
Sassafras - Apple Jack paper
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A and Lg. classic inverted scalloped circle dies
Fiskars -- grass punch
Spectrum sparkle pen -- clear on sun

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, love hearing from you when you do,

Connie

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Smack down Technique

In my stamp group one of the girl's challenges for this month is a technique you can see the Video HERE on how it is done .

I used this stamp set for this challenge for both the background and the flowers I used on top.


I used first the top left flower in a tan and I loved the pebble look it gave to the background, I wish I would have just stopped their but I also used the outline to that stamp on top.


I went with a touch of color using some new altenew inks for the blue flowers and fussy cut them out along with the leaves. Banner I cut myself.

Here is a side view of the card, hoping to show off the background techniue a little better.


Hampton Art -- Flower Amaze stamp set
Gina K -- tag lines sentiment stamp set
Doily
Ki-- Gems

Well that's it for today, off to do my running around, hoping not to get caught in too heavy of a rain storm :)

Hope your week is off to a good start and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, I know how busy summer's can get :)

Connie


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wonderful day

I needed this card quickly so I went with already to go goodies.  The embossed background and die cut came from David Tuttera package, I haven't seen them at JoAnns in awhile, that is where they came from a few years back, I have used these flowers that my sister sent before they are already colored and made out of very delicate tissue type paper, I just added a tree limb die cut with them and stamped the sentiment onto a ribbon banner die cut.


I do enjoy making my own flowers and die cuts but when time is of an issue it sure is nice having these items ready to go :)

David Tuttera-- Celebrate embossed background and die cut
Spellbinders -- Cherry Blossom stem and Ribbon Banner dies
Amaco -- country garden flowers and leaves
Gina Marie stamps -- birthday words sentiment stamp set

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, I am off to enjoy a day of no rain :)

Connie

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mystic Garden

I bought the Mystic Garden kit awhile back, it included the stamps, papers, butterfly stickers, step card bases and envelopes and some foiled diecuts that I didn't use on today's card. After stamping I fussy cut the butterfly on the left and around the bird cage so it would fit better on the card.  I decided to stamp the other directly onto the piece of paper, and add it to the middle step.


I didn't have the greatest lighting when taking these pictures and once again, put the card in the mail before seeing how the pictures turned out, it is amazing how they can look good in that little screen on the camera and then you download and oh wow they are bad.

Here is a close up of the stamps, I added a little clear glitter pen to the butterfly, I think that is what that comes out looking a bit shiny. The close up is a little more like the colors I remember it being, LOL!


Hot off the press -- Mystic Garden, Paper and stamps, butterfly dazzle, step card base
Recollections -- Lace
Wink of stella-- clear glitter pen on stamped butterfly

We had quite the storm that went through early this morning, high winds a bit of hail and heavy rain.  We seemed to make it through ok but there are reports of a lot of down limbs, 50,000 people are without power and a semi was toppled over because of the high winds and it closed down Interstate 70.  Hope all those in line of this storm make it through ok.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Connie

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New colors

Spectrum Noir came out with some new colors of markers and Consumer Crafts was having a sale on them so I splurged and bought them.  Some of the new colors went very well with this cardstock so I used them on this stamp.

I had noticed on a few blogs and some girls in my group were making cards by just using what they found in their scraps bin of items they never ended up using on other cards, so I challenged myself to do just that.  I made two cards but forgot to take a picture of the other one before my hubby gave it to a co-worker that gave him a lilac bush in remembrance of his Dad.


The background piece already had the sentiment stamped on it and the flowers were already stamped on this die cut, all I had to do was color the image.

Memory Box -- Distressed Baptisia Collage
Stamp- colored w/spectrum noir markers
Stampendous -- Birthday Assortment

Do you have left over items that you need to use up too?

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!!

Connie