Archive for ‘Monochromatic’

December 8, 2014

Paper craft project no. 315: You’re a sweetheart one layer card

It’s a great Monday morning, folks! I have been up since 8 last night (I’m on a weird schedule) and DH and I should be well on our way to town by the time this post is published. I haven’t been out much in the last couple of weeks because of work, school, and my weird sleep schedule, and this week, I’m trying to get turned around and at the same time get a bit of sunshine. I’m dropping packages in the mail and then we’re headed to do some grocery shopping. After that, we’re having a little lunch date at our favorite Thai restaurant (I can almost taste that vegetarian pad thai…). Keeping my fingers crossed I’ll be awake enough to enjoy lunch ;o)

Anyway, this one layer card is to remind you that there’s a little less than 3 weeks left to play in the last sketch challenge at STAMPlorations. Linky is open until December 28, you can link up as many projects as you want (instead of the usual 3 projects max) as long as they’re based on the sketch, and you can win one of two gift certificates!

I made my card by first stamping the butterflies (from the Trendy Butterflies set) in different shades of blue. I masked the big butterfly then stamped the leaves (from the Trendy Leaves set) in different shades of green. Then with a TCW reversed chicken wire stencil, I sponged broken china Distress ink for a bit of interest and then stamped the sentiment (from the Sugar Rush set) in black. Finished the card by rounding the bottom right corner. As you can see, I flipped the sketch and used butterflies instead of circles :o)

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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November 21, 2014

Paper craft project no. 304: Thankful mixed media tags feat. SRM Stickers + video tutorial

Hello! It’s my turn today on the SRM Stickers blog to share a project. I decided to create mixed media tags featuring some of my favorite SRM products. If I were to pick my absolute favorite from all the stickers by SRM, I’d say it’s the sticker stitches! I simply love them because they can add so much interest to any project. The sticker sentiments are fabulous, as are the punched pieces.

I created these tags from one sheet of 9″ by 12″ 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper. In addition to the fun SRM products, I used whipped spackle, Gelatos, Inktense blocks, Twinkling H2Os, Distress inks, Memento inks, modeling paste, Japanese watercolor brush pens, and the Trendy Leaves stamps. Here’s a video showing how I made these tags from start to finish. Hope you enjoy it!

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlJSn-Jn3pc%5D

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll check out the SRM Stickers blog and poke around. There’s lots of awesome projects there by my teammates!

I hope you’ll also check out the current Mixed Media Mojo challenge, where the theme this month is “Thankful”.

~Shery

November 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 293: So thankful mixed media card

2014-11-1 So thankful MMM

We’ve got a new challenge at Mixed Media Mojo. This month, our theme is “Thanks/Thankful”. Stop by the blog to see the beautiful projects my team mates created!

To create my mixed media card, I watercolored yellow and orange Inktense blocks on my card base (140-lb cold-press watercolor paper) and then stamped the trendy leaves in Memento ink (morocco). On a watercolor panel (3″ by 4.5″), I stamped my daisies and watercolored various Distress inks on the panel and daisies (barn door, fired brick, spiced marmalade, wild honey, crushed olive, vintage photo). I also painted the daisies with a thin coat of pearl red Twinkling H2Os to give them a little shimmer. I also applied and blended water soluble oil pastels along the edges of the daisies to give them some depth/dimension. I applied whipped spackle over a honeycomb stencil and then rubbed gold champagne and mango Gelatos. I rubbed licorice Gelatos on the edges of the panel and then stamped the sentiment before adhering the panel to my card base.

[I’ve got another mixed media card posting in about 6 hours. It’s a Christmas card but I used similar techniques on the panel. I’ve got a video of how I put that card together so check back again in a few hours. Here’s that post with the video tutorial.]

I’m linking up this card to these fun challenges: Brown Sugar #118 – Anything Goes; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; and Fussy and Fancy Challenge #126 – Thankful.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 25, 2014

Paper craft project no. 288: Thankful tag

2014-10-26 Thankful Tag 613 Avenue Create

Hello and welcome to another challenge week at 613 Avenue Create! It’s Anything Goes again with the optional twist of Bags, Tags, Boxes & More! I used an image provided by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, to create this fun Thanksgiving themed tag. I printed the image on white cardstock. Because I know I’m bound to screw up coloring the image, I printed 4 of this cute girl on the sheet.

I’m still getting used to the Chameleon markers, but I am slowly getting the hang of coloring with them and I actually find them easier to use than other alcohol markers. There is definitely a learning curve involved, but you can’t really overcome that curve without practice! And practice I did — I screwed up coloring on 3 of the 4 images on my sheet (my blending wasn’t right, or my layers didn’t look good). On the last image, I managed to color everything except the hat without any problem. I didn’t want to start all over again so I went back to the other images, colored the hats, picked the one that looked best, fussy cut it, and then paper-pieced it onto the 4th image.

Because I have just the primary set (blue, yellow, red, black, and green) + a couple of neutrals (br2, br5, and bisque) to work with, I had to improvise when it came to coloring the girl’s apron and hat. So to come up with orange, I laid down the yellow first and then applied the red over it. Same thing I did with the tofurkey (I’m not a meat-eater so I’m sayin’ that turkey isn’t a real turkey, okay?) — I laid down the yellow first and then applied light brown (br2) over it.

As for the tag, I blended Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, and Brushed Corduroy before stamping the trendy fall leaves in Memento inks (Rhubarb Stalk, Morocco, and Tangelo) and “thankful“. I also added a black sticker stitch along the bottom. I adhered my Thanksgiving girl to the tag with foam tape and finished the tag with ribbon and jute twine. Here’s a close up of the tag:

2014-10-26 Thankful Tag

I’d like to enter my tag to the following fun challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More #118 – Holiday (mine’s for Thanksgiving); Hiding In My Craftroom #171 – Any Holiday; Sweet Stampin’ – Anything But A Card; and Simon Says Monday Challenge – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 15, 2014

Paper craft project no. 283: Hello one layer card

2014-10-16 OLC Hello TO reminder

Hello! Popping by to share a card I made to remind you that there’s still a week left to play with us over at Time Out Challenges.We’re CASE-ing the talented Heather Telford and giving our project our own twist. I took inspiration from the colors in Heather’s card and went with a fall-themed card.  My twist? I did a one-layer card :o). I stamped the fun leaves from Trendy Leaves in various Memento dye inks: cantaloupe, tangelo, morocco, and rhubarb stalk and finished it with a simple sentiment.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: Simon Says Monday Challenge – O is for… (mine is a one-layer card); One Layer Simplicity Challenge #10 – Turning to Fall; Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #5); and Everybody Art Challenge #296 – Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 12, 2014

Paper craft project no. 281: Hello, autumn CAS card

2014-10-12 Hello autumn CAS card 613 Avenue Create

Hello! It’s time for a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create! It’s Anything Goes this week with the optional twist of CAS. We’ve got two awesome sponsors: Melonheadz Illustrations and The Stamping Boutique. Stop by our neighborhood to see the beautiful projects my teammates created. We’d love for you to come play with us as well!

I created a fun CAS autumn card using a couple of images by Melonheadz (The basket of apples and “autumn” are from the Season Fall Deluxe bundle). I printed the images, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers (and used my white PITT artist pen to add some highlights), and fussy cut them out. On my card base, I stamped the leaves (from the soon-to-be-released Trendy Leaves set by STAMPlorations) in Memento inks (Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter’s Clay, and Morocco) and the bold “hello” in Memento Tuxedo Black then mounted my images using foam tape. I finished the card by rounding the two bottom corners. (I’ve found that I just cannot live without my corner rounder punch!)

Hooking up my card to these fun challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #3); Happy Little Stampers October Sketch; and Crafting at the Weekend #6 – Anything Goes.

   

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 5, 2014

Paper craft project no. 278: Follow your bliss

2014-10-04 OLC Follow your bliss

WCMD 2014 LOGO web 300x264 World Card Making Day Link Up!

I made this one layer card Saturday night, when it was still World Card Making Day. (Because I’m such a slow-poke these days, I didn’t get to post right away.) Thought I’d take some new stamps for a test drive. To create this clean and simple card, I simply inked up two leaf stamps in various Memento inks (cantaloupe, dandelion, tangelo, morocco) and stamped them on one side of my card base, and then stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black ink.

The leaves and sentiment are two of several STAMPlorations stamps coming out in November. (Previews of the new stamps will be on the STAMPlorations blog this week.) Like the leaves? They’re from the Trendy Leaves set, and the set was actually DH’s idea. A couple of months ago, when I was brainstorming for stamps to design, DH said that since Trendy Feathers is one of our most popular sets, we ought to come out with a Trendy line. And so we came up with a list of Trendy [insert word here]; Trendy Leaves is one of several that will be coming out in the next 6 release months. As for the sentiment, it’s one of 7 from another new line, Typografia. I love typography and fonts so I decided to come out with a line that features my love of combining fonts and what better way to do that than to turn inspirational quotes into stamps :o)

So what were you up to during WCMD?

I’m linking my card to the following challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #2); Addicted to Stamps and More #115 – Photo Inspiration; Less is More #192 – Color Challenge (Autumn’s Bounty/Autumnal Shades); and Allsorts Challenge #279 – Autumn.

   

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

~Shery

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