Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MCV - A Special Delivery ...

Good Afternoon!

Time to play cards at Muse: ChristmasVisions 78Cornelia, the host designer, has provided a couple of very fun cards for our inspirations ... the cats are too cute ... one looking over the wall and the other from the box. My rendition includes animal friend, hat and 'lights'. My moose all dressed in his holiday best tucked inside the Kraft envelope is special delivering Christmoose Wishes!!

Wish you the best. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always enjoy your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Embellishments - gem stones

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Muse - Happy Easter

Hi All!

Time to play cards at Muse Card Challenge #207.  My rendition of Tracey's card includes the following inspirations ... Easter theme, coloring, sentiment, DP.

Wish you a great day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - Heidi Grace
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Penny Black; Hero Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Embellishment - WOS

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CAS Mix-up - Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Today, I'm playing in the CAS Mix-up Card Challenge ... 1st Birthday Celebration. Cards are to includes stamping, smooshing plus choice. My card includes smooshing with alcohol inks (on photo paper), stamping/embossing on vellum, die-cut, use of gems. The background was created using green and blue shades and the blending solution of Copic re-inkers. A die-cut butterfly and blue rhinestones that match the blue in the panel were added.

This was my first try smooshing with alcohol inks ... the colors are so rich.

Hope you're having a great day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Other Paper - Photo
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Pigment
EP - Stampendous
Embellishments - rhinestones

Friday, March 10, 2017

Muse - Yay, You! Happy Birthday

Greetings!

Playing cards at Muse Challenge #206 where Anita has provided a stunning card for our inspirations.  For my rendition I chose to use Cone Flowers and colors. I love the hybrid Cone Flowers in the coral shades, so I made the background panel coral using a combination of Distress Inks. The flowers were masked/stamped. Some pink highlights were added to the flower petals and the top of the cone. Black dots were added to the flowers' cones.The black coloring beneath the flowers was done to cover black smudges made during the stamping process. A couple coats of clear WOS were applied to the black area. The card panel was adhered to pink polka dot DP.

Hope your day is wonderful.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Unknown (flower); MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress
Markers - Prismacolor Pencil
Embellishment - WOS


Thursday, March 9, 2017

TIME OUT - You Were Meant to Shine

Greetings!

Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Time to play at TIME OUT where they are having a 3rd birthday celebration with the theme of Love and/or Friendship with the optional technique twist of spotlight stamping.

For my card I repeatedly masked/stamped a flower using black hybrid ink and chose to color one of the flowers in shades of red. The colored flower area was die-cut using a pierced square die and stacked on three layers of black card stock. To coordinate with the sentiment the flower was painted with a few coats of clear WOS and rhinestone gems were added to the center.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Precious Remembrance
Ink - MFT -Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Embellishments - WOS; rhinestone gems

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Muse - Hi Friend

Greetings!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Today, it's card playing time at Muse Challenge #205Michelle Lupton, the guest designer, provided a beautiful inspirational card.  For my card I included the layout, two-colored sentiment, similar colors and water color aspect.  Also, I was inspired to use a leaf stamp in a way that I may not have thought of doing.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

The steps for creating my card ...
- Blended Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks
- Stamped the leaf repeatedly in white pigment ink and heat embossed with white EP (MISTI was my friend!!)
- Used Copics to add some deeper blues and greens and a touch of yellow
- Spritzed water on craft mat and smooshed panel to create the water color ... this was done about three times
- Die-cut the 'hi' sentiment in Midnight Navy and inlaid
- Stamped the 'friend' sentiment using both colors of Distress Ink
- Attached the panel to Midnight Navy and mounted on white card base
- Added a few silver sequins

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamp - ArtC
Inks - Ranger - Distress
Embellishments - sequins






Monday, February 27, 2017

Time Out - Life takes us ...

Hello Card Makers,

Such a fun folk-art type inspiration is presented by Time Out Challenge #77 for our creations. For my card I stamped and colored artsy-style houses with Copic markers. The main part of each house was colored using a light blue with bright colors used for the details. The grounding was created using DP in a blue-green shade. The sentiment was stamped on a white cloud die cut and adhered to a light blue cloud die-cut. Clear glaze was applied to the doors and window frames to give them an enamel look.


Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - My Minds Eye
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Stampendous
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll (glaze)