Thursday, October 20, 2016

cas(e) this sketch #195 - guest designer

I’m so excited to join the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge as a guest designer this week!  Such an honor!  Here’s the sketch we worked with:

And, here’s my card:

I tried to achieve the splatter and blotchy look by using a heavy hand when I blended distress inks for the sky.  Then I splattered on some white color mist, waited for everything to dry, and stamped on the blue snowflakes.

I stamped, colored (with Copics), and die cut the buildings.  Then I die cut the snowy hill.  Next, I adhered everything onto the card base with a combo of glue and foam tape.  And last by not least, I brushed some Wink of Stella glitter on to the buildings.  It was absolutely necessary.

Thank you for taking a look, and big hugs and thanks to CAS(E)this Sketch for inviting me to the party!  I had a great time!

Stamps: Mama Elephant City Sidewalks
Dies: Mama Elephant City Sidewalks and Landscape Trio

Inks: Copic markers, Mama Elephant (stargaze), Mister Huey’s Color Mists (opaque white), Tim Holtz Distress (broken china, peacock feathers)    
Other: Wink of Stella glitter brush (clear)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

lawnscaping challenge #136: punny time version 3

I can't stop making pun-based cards and I only wish I had more time to play in the current Lawnscaping Challenge, appropriately entitled "Punny Time".  Here's my final entry for this challenge:

The backstory: I made this card for my pun-loving friend, Cynthia, who is celebrating her birthday at a karaoke bar, followed by a Michael Jackson tribute party.  So, a karaokeing ewe singing one of Cynthia's favorite songs, Michael Jacksons "Rock With You", made perfect sense for a birthday card.

I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn stamp sets for this set: 

Ah yes, up until recently my proudest moment was beating my librarian/geography and world history-loving friend in a thrilling game of "Who can name the most countries that end in the letter A" (Note: there are lots of 'em).  But now, I have to say that my proudest moment is turning an ice cream cone into a microphone:)

Thanks for taking a look!

lawnscaping challenge #136: punny time version 2

I’m having way too much fun with the current LawnscapingChallenge, so much so that I decided to make another card.  The theme:

My card:

So silly!  Didn’t know it was possible for two pieces of moldy bread to be so cute.  Thanks for taking a look!

Inks: Copics markers, Memento (tuxedo black), Tim Holtz distress inks (peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade)

Other: foam adhesive

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

lawnscaping challenge #136: punny time

Hey hey!  I had so much fun with the last Lawnscaping challenge (use patterned paper) that I decided to use even more patterned paper for the current Lawnscaping challenge...

I love a good pun, and with the many punny sentiments that Lawn Fawn provides in their stamp sets, I had a lot to choose from.  I chose one of my favorites from the stamp set, Love You Tons, and made this.

Please check out my process for making this card on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog.

Stamps: Love You TonsYear Four
Dies: Love You Tons, Say Cheese, Spring ShowersYear Four
Paper: various Lawn Fawn patterned paper
Inks: Copic markers, Memento (tuxedo black), Versafine (onyx black)
Other: clear acetate, foam tape, glue, sequins

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

little tangles challenge 71: shakers and sequins

Hey there!  Here's a fun card I created for the Little Tangles challenge.  It's my first time entering this challenge, and now that I have a few of Neat & Tangled's sets, I hope to continue to participate.  The theme:

My card:

Supplies used:
Neat & Tangled's Big Top Birthday stamp set and dies; Memento ink (tuxedo black).  Tim Holtz distress inks (peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade); glue, foam tape, circle die, acetate, assorted sequins.

Please check out the Butterfly Refections Ink blog to see my process for making this card.  Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

essentials by ellen: take 3

Hey there!  I’m submitting my third and final card for the Ellen Hutson’s call for artists.  Here it is:

For this card, I used a sentiment from Mama Elephant’s GoodTimes stamp set.  I paired up the little critter from Mama Elephant’s Rowdy Raccoons with the sun from Essential byEllen’s All Inside.  I loved the way the raccoon and sun have the same smug expression, kind of like they’re besties sharing an inside joke or something.

First, I stamped the images on cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers.

Next, I die-cut the images using the corresponding dies: Mama Elephant’s Rowdy Raccoons creative cuts and Essential by Ellen’s AllInside dies.

For the watercolor background, I used a combination of Derwent Inktense pencils and Tim Holtz distress inks.  I also painted in some hearts using the Inktense pencils.  Lastly, after the background was dry, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the images on the card with foam adhesive.

Thank you so much for taking a look!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

lawnscaping challenge #135

Hello there!  It’s Lorraine here, sharing a card that I’m submitting to Lawnscaping Challenge#135: Patterned Palooza.

I was pretty excited about this challenge because I’ve been trying to use up bits of scrap paper that I just refuse to throw away.  So putting this card together really helped make a dent in my scrap paper pile.  I first grabbed some Lawn Fawn paper scraps in several shades of blue.  Then I used various Circle Stackable dies to cut out half-moon shapes in various sizes.

I then adhered the die-cuts with glue and foam tape to get some dimension.  Next, I stamped, colored (with Copics), and die-cut the otter using the Year 5 stamp set and corresponding Year 5 lawn cuts.

I popped the cute otter up on some foam tape.  And then my gutsy move  -- stamping  the sentiment after I had placed down all the waves and otter.  Not perfect placement, but I still dig it.

Thank you for taking a look.