Friday, March 1, 2024

Mini Album Mania Challenge - March - April 15th

It's time for another Anything Goes MAM Challenge.

I have decided that I adore mixed media!  I have been having just a blast making papers, pulling tissue, using stencils.. oh the list just goes on and on.  That said, I now need to use some of these fun items.  Therefore, I made my mini album a pocket book.  I looked up what was a pocket book, and literally, it's a 3.25 x 5.5 size book to fit into your pocket.  Well okay then - that works for me.

This is my album all closed up. I used a brad and then wrapped twine all the way around the album, and then around the brad for a complete closure.  Can I just say, I love how this album turned out!!

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The following are a few of the inside pages.  I'll be honest, this album isn't complete - I have 4 more pages to complete, but that is a future project. 😉 

I took a bunch of stamp sets, laid them on the side of my desk, and went to work to create the pages.  I used stencils, a lot of my self made tissue paper, some washi tape, and even some water coloring smooshing!  Total mixed media project. 😀

 



 

Your turn!  You have until April 15th [!] to upload your mini album [It needs to be 6x6 or smaller] over on the Mini Album Mania Challenge. So many possibilities! I can highly recommend You Tube for unlimited ideas. I'm looking forward to seeing the gallery over the next 6 weeks.  Never made an album?  You should try it, it really is relaxing!



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AAA Birthday Challenge #59 - Geometric

This was my choice for this challenge.  I do adore geometric cards!
 
There are so many ways to create a geometric cards, but I needed a quick birthday card, so I used a stamp.
 
Yep, it's the BIG 30 year for my son and his friends!  The geometric background worked perfectly for a masculine card.

Keeping the color combination simple, I was rather happy with this card.  
[Side note, the recipient liked it too - Yay]
 
Okay, your turn - Come on over to AAA Birthday Challenge #59, and play along.  I can't wait to see your geometric birthday cards!


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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Guest Designing for Time Out Challenges #258!


I was excited to win a GD spot for Time Out Challenges!  This guy is the bomb for a super fun card!

Photo credit: https://www.vecteezy.com/photo/28244412-green-tree-frog-generative-ai
Artist: Wanapong Phobklang, Thailand. "https://www.vecteezy.com/free-photos">Free Stock photos by Vecteezy

 
While he is here to "inspire" us for a card, I loved the colors of this frog, so, I went a looking through my woodblock stamps [knowing I had at least 1 frog image].  Low & behold, I found 2!  However, when I went to stamp them, sadly one went into the trash.  [Yep folks, here in AZ rubber stamps do not survive in our heat - dried out big time]  I was rather glad the other one worked as he made a terrific card!

I made a mini slimline, using a few of Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimlines Dies for the panels,  I cut some circles for highlighting, and adhered this Copic colored fun guy onto the rounds.

I did add some Nuvo Crystal Drops to him for the "shine" [hard to photograph], and kind of caught his colors - [though not as vivid 😀].  I also computer generated a sentiment, and fussy cut it out.

I hope our "friend" inspires you. If so, join in over at the Time Out Challenges #258. You have until March 13th to play along.

Thanks so much for the Guesting Gig T.O. Team!  I certainly had fun!



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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #716 - CASE a DT Week

 
Personally, I love CASEing fellow creators cards.  We are hoping that you will enjoy picking one of our DT cards and CASEing them!
 
For my card, I went with a shaker card.  I did an inked blended background, stamped the image [Altenew, Hennah Elements] and embossed it in gold. I added dimensioned flowers over the stamped image, and finally, I adhered a sentiment. Once all that was done, separately I made a frame, attached some acetate, added some sequins and small beads, and adhered that over the top of the panel.

WA LA! Card is complete.
 
Your turn!  Come on over to JUGS Challenge #716, pick a Design Team Member to CASE, and go to town!  Be sure to let us know who you are CASEing.


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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Mostly Red

 
I instantly thought of a monochrome card in red. I have used this sketch many times, but it works perfectly with this card.
 
I created a mini slimline card base, along with a panel using the Katscrappiness Diamond Wire & Woodgrain Die

I triple layered the Whimsy Stamps Happy Die cut, and shadowed the Birthday, as it blended in a little too much.  Yep, I do love this end result!

Your turn.  Come on over to the Seize the Birthday Challenge and play along.  While mostly red is an option, being a birthday card is not.


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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #715 - Stencil Week

 
There are so many possibilities with this challenge.  Today I went really far out the spectrum, but, I still used stencils.
 
As I said the other day, I have been making tissue paper gelli pulls.  The end result of these is so fun!  So, I pulled a few sheets from my stash, and tore them into strips etc, and glue sticked the pieces onto a card panel.  I love the fun mixed media background this created.

I stamped and colored one of the fun birds from Ranger Dina Wakley Scribbly Small Birdies, and used a sentiment strip from Simon Says, to finish off my card.
 
Your turn.  Come on over to the JUGS Challenge #715 and show us how you use stencils~


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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Addicted to CAS Challenge #252 - Geometric

 
 I was the team member who chose this topic.  I do adore geometrical cards.  They can be complicated, or not.  For my card I went pretty basic, but I am very happy with my end result.

I do love color against a black background too.  This card is a win for me. 😀


Your turn!  Come on over to ATCAS #252 and show us your CAS, geometrical card.


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #714 - Moodboard Week

 
 Seriously, I think mood boards are my favorite way be inspired for creating a card.  I just love this one!
 
I was so inspired by the lower left photo that I made my own alcohol ink panel, and added some gold foil. [I love this look]  I grabbed my favorite Memory Box Grand Tulip Shell Die, grabbed another stashed panel, and cut out the shell.

The sentiment is retired, but so perfect for this card!
 
Your turn.  Show us how you are inspired from our mood board and share it over at JUGS #714.


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