Saturday, June 23, 2018

Crazy 4 Ombre

I am excited to again be guest designing for the Crazy 4 Challenges blog again!  This week's challenge is about ombre.  For my card below, the circles background, leaves and butterfly all have some ombre!


That butterfly is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bugs & Butterflies clear stamps and is cut with the coordinating dies.  I colored it with E31, R81, R83, R85, and B34.  The sentiment is from the Plant, Grow and Blooms sentiments set and is cut with a Dashing Rectangle die.  The blue piece is cut with the Circle Background die.  Before cutting it, I colored it with Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Broken China.  The branch is called Berry Branch and is colored with Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint.  I added some Key Lime Jewel Nuvo drops to the branch.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Ombre Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Friday, June 22, 2018

Emma's Sweet Friend

It's my day to provide inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  My card features one of the adorable June releases: Emma's Sweet Friend .




Ain't she pretty!  The image is die cut with a Fitted Oval die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and is colored with the following Copics:

Hair:  E50, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, BV00
Clothes:  YG11, YG13, B12, B14
Ice Cream:  YR12, YR14, YR16, E41, E42, E43
Dog:  W0, W3, W5
Table:  C1, C3

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Color of Puppies, Boy.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Thursday, June 21, 2018

More Hexagons

Earlier this week, there was a Hexagons Designer Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Design.  I liked the random hexagons of my card so much, that I did it again!



In this case, I "dyed" a piece of 110lb White Soft-Finish Cardstock with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks and then cut it using a few of the Stitched Hexagons dies.  I placed them randomly and added a sentiment from the Beach Sentiments.  Then, I added an adorable flamingo from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Flamingo die along with a few sequins.  He's colored with Copics R81, R83, R85, E42 and YR14.  Easy, fun and sweet.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hexagon FuN

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  That means there's a ton of fun and crafty inspiration on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  This month, we are celebrating hexagons.  Fantastic!  And there's a prize.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


Here's my hexagon creation:



I loved this combination of hexagons with the flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan's Garden collection.  To create this card, I washi-taped several of the Stitched Hexagon dies to a piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dreams 12x12 collection.  Then, I took the fun cuts and placed them randomly on a piece of 110lb White Soft-Finish Cardstock that I cut with a Dashing Rectangle die.  I then "gardened" up

  • Shasta Daisy with a Copic Y15 and some yellow pollen center along with a couple Copic YG17, G43, G46 leaves
  • Forget-Me-Nots colored with Copics B93, B95 with white acrylic marker and Copic Y15 centers and a E33, E31 branch.
  • Baby's Breath with a G43 stem and a smidge of Y11 in the centers of the flowers.

I finished the card off with a few half pearls and a sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps that I colored in with a Y15.
V20, V22, V25, R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, Y26, B93, B95, B97

Be sure to see all the other hexagon goodness on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Saturday, June 16, 2018

Crazy 4 Sketch Challenges

I am excited to be on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog again today!  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here's what I created:


That pretty birdie is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Feathered Friends Clear Stamps and is cut with the coordinating die.  I colored him with B93, B95, B97, BG01, BG02, BG05, V20, V22, V25, RV52, RV55, YG11, YG13, YG17, and YR14.  The diamonds and sideways Dashing Square die cuts.  That pretty paper is part of the Butterfly Dreams collection.  I finished off the card with a glitter line sticker and some lace.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Sketch Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Let It Go

Happy Thursday!  It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy. I created a card for a friend who's hit a bit of a rough patch using the Totally Tracy Let It Go stamps and the Wacky Boxes Stencil.


To see all the fun details, be sure to stop by the Dare 2B Artzy Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,




Monday, June 11, 2018

A Way with Words - Happy Birthday

I've recently gotten into making Elizabeth Craft Design Susan's Garden flowers.  So relaxing to bend and form the die cuts into pretty flowers.  Here's one I made using the Garden Notes - Forsythia, Shasta Daisy and Frosty Fern.


To make the Forsythia, I colored 110lb Soft-Finish Cardstock with a Y06 Copic, and the center of the flower is dabbed with a G40.  The branch is E33.  The Shasta Daisy centers are colored with a Y15 Copic and I added some yellow pollin.  The leaves on the daisy are colored with YG17, G82, and G85.  The fern is colored with a G43 and G47, and the very tips are dabbed with a white acrylic paint marker.

The background is made with Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint.  The sentiment is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs from the "A Way with Words" collection.  I die cut the circle frame around the sentiment with a couple Dashing Circles Dies and cut the card front out with a Dashing Rectangle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen