GDP# 105 color challenge

This week’s Global Design Project’s color challenge is to use Peek-a-Boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Lemon Lime Twist.  My submission card is take 2 for the challenge, even though the color combo was bright and semi-Springtime, which is how my first card turned out.

For take 2, I used the Peek-a-Boo Peach and Tangerine Tango for the sunflowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the fern leaves.  Early Espresso was used for the center of the flowers and the base of the card.  I wound up having to use the tiny 5 dot stamp in a random pattern to cover up a couple of “oops” marks.  The label also helped.  I love layering the Pretty Label Punch and this time I added  Stitched Shapes circle as the bottom layer, which really makes the greeting front and center.

This stamp set is fabulous, and I have seen some really out-of-the-box cards using it on Pinterest and demo sites on facebook.  I’ve recently fallen in love with the two step tiny acorn stamps and will be sharing a card featuring them later this week!

Here’s my card:GDPcolor

Here’s the challenge:

Have a Peachy day!!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #009

I really enjoy the #TTTC weekly challenges because of the flexibility of available options.  This week, I decided to follow the top row of thank you, sequins, and all things round.   Thank you and all things round was pretty easy to conquer.  Sequins?  Not so much.  I’m just not a fan of sequins, I don’t get how to attach them and they just don’t work in my comfort zone sense of order.  However, I met the challenge and used 3.  Yipee!

Here’s my card:


Turns out I used quite a bit of Tranquil Tide this weekend.  I didn’t realize just how much until I started posting pictures on FB.  The DSP is the Naturally Eclectic (LOVE the patterns and colors).  I punched out the circles and just flipped the paper over then popped up each on a mini-dimensional.  The inner circle is Lemon Lime Twist, with a Tranquil Tide stamped sentiment.  This font is one of my very favorites!  Mat circle in Tranquil Tide sitting on a Whisper White doilie. I thought the card needed a little bit of something and just threaded Whisper White bakers twine under the smallest circle and tied a neat little bow.  Added the 3 sequins and ta-dah!  I was done.

Here’s the challenge board:

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The #tttc008 is always interesting because of the 8 choices using the tic tac toe board.  This week, I chose bottom row of square, feminine, and doilies.   For some strange and unknown reason, I thought that animal was in there, which explains the puppy.

I used the new to me Naturally Eclectic DSP and I really like all of the papers.  The stripes and Powder Pink paper worked well for feminine, as least IMHO.  I need a card for my soon-to-be-born great niece, and thought this would be perfect.  I added the doilie peeking out of the square layers and wrapped some Pool Party ribbon around the base layers.  Obviously, I am still having challenges with ribbon bows, so I’ve just got a square knot.  I used the Stitched Shapes framelits for the puppy and greeting Whisper White square.  I wanted to make sure I really emphasized the feminine, so I used my Powder Pink fine marker to just color in the the stitched lines.

Here’s my card:


Here’s the #tttc008 board:

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Fab Friday #117

The Fab Friday challenge, #FF117, is a bi-weekly challenge and I was honored to be chosen as a Fab Fave at the beginning of the summer.  This week’s sketch was clean and simple with a focal circle and strip on top of part of the circle.  I pulled out Color Theory DSP,  A Little Wild clear mount stamp set and framelits, Label Me Pretty punch, and Stitched Shapes framelits, Crushed Curry chevron ribbon (retired), some Soft Suede ink, my blending pen, and markers in Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Peek-a-Boo Peach.  Oh yeah, the retired Hello stamp set and mini-dimensionals. When writing all the supplies  out I realized it sounds extensive, but this card went together pretty quickly.

Here’s my card:


The bear, elephant, and lion in this set are adorable!   I’ve already made a card with all 3 (see it here), just the honey bear (see it here), and the elephant (see it here), so it was time to showcase the lion.  I have found I love coloring, especially with the blending pen, because of the softer looks available when using it.  Crushed Curry was used for the body, Tangelo Twist for the main and part of the tail, and the Peek-a-Boo Peach was used for shading on the body and tip of the tail.  I used the framelits to cut out the lion and all I had to do was snip across the top of the mane.

A Stitched Shapes large circle in Crushed Curry Color Theory DSP, mounted with mini-dimensionals over the chevron ribbon mounted on Color Theory DSP.   I stamped hello right on the DSP mat, and used the Pretty Label punch on the same base DSP, used mini-dimensionals to mount the lion on the label, and the label on the circle.  Got everything together and wanted just a little something more, so I cut out a thin strip of the ombre Color Theory, punched it with my (retired) little tag punch and slipped it under the circle.  Now, I was done.  He’s so cute!

Here’s the Fab Friday sketch:

Have a Peachy day!

#tttc007 and #tgifc117

TGIF Challenge #117’s theme this week is Summertime Blues, which was pretty open to interpretation as long as at least a touch of blue was included.   It’s my first time playing along with this challenge, and I enjoyed the openness of the concept.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #007 had a bunch of options, but I went with the right-hand column of diecut, floral, and yellow.

Here’s my card:

#tgifc117, #tttc007

I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, and I knew that I wanted to use the Daisy Delight bundle.  I have a retired SU small die to cut out leaves in Old Olive and Pear Pizazz, and I used the Stitched Shapes to cut the tiny yellow tag.  Die cuts – check.

When I figured out what piece of DSP I wanted to use, I noticed that the daisies weren’t a true white, instead they all had pale blue shadows.  I have a Bashful Blue SU marker and used that to color on the daisy stamp twice to get both layers.  I wanted to shade using Night of Navy, but didn’t want my coloring to be that dark so I used my blender pen with the ink from the inkpad to shade.  I am tickled pink with the result!  I used the center stamp in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White, punched it out and layered with mini-dimensionals.   I also used mini-dimensionals to pop up the center of the top layer of daisies and each top petal.  I’ve found that sniping the bones (outsides) of the dimensionals I can get just the size I want for each petal.    I mounted that on a Night of Navy circle.  The DSP is mounted using a thin mat of Calypso Coral and the base is Night of Navy.   The sentiment is from Eastern Palaces stamp set in Night of Navy on Daffodil Delight, which is mounted on Night of Navy.  Floral – check.  Touches of blue – check.

I also used the Daffodil ribbon and can I tell you that I must be ribbon-challenged.  I have been having a terrible time lately trying to tie bows.  Terrible time.  I’ve been going with simple square knots and I keep repeating Connie Stewart’s directions in my head (check out her channel on youtube!) to go right over left, then left over right and pull with just what is in my left hand.  That is completely backwards from what this lefty wants to do, but I’m trying.   I used a tiny brad to attach the little tag onto the ribbon so that I could get the casual effect of this hanging tag.   Yellow – check and check.

It took a while to create this card, but I find coloring so relaxing, and just figuring out the ribbon, getting it tied, and then trying to figure out how to attach the tag so I didn’t have to untie it took as long, or longer than, the stamping and coloring.  But, I am pretty darn pleased with the daisy, and the card.

Here are the challenge sketches:

Have a Peachy day!