Posts tagged ‘Virginia’s View Challenge’

December 5, 2014

Paper craft project no. 313: Joyful

Hey! We’ve got the last challenge for the year over at STAMPlorations. The theme is pretty easy: stamps and any of our past challenges. Our monthly challenges are here and the sketch challenges are here. Our guest designer is the super-talented LauraJane. I hope you’ll check out the blog to see the beautiful makes by our guest designer and the STAMPlorations girls. The winner (voted by the design team) gets to be our guest designer in February. She’ll also win stamps — 2 stamp sets if STAMPlorations stamps were used in the winning entry; 1 stamp set if no STAMPlorations stamps were used.

As for my project, I went with two past challenges (September Challenge: Stamps & Markers and October Challenge: Stamps & Embossing). I used a chevron embossing folder to emboss a cardstock panel. Then I swiped various Distress inks (mustard seed, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, fired brick) over the raised areas and stamped the Christmas word block in brown archival ink to create interest and texture onto the inked areas. On pre-cut diecut, I stamped the poinsettia and colored it with Chameleon Color Tones alcohol markers. I cut a fishtail banner from scrap cardstock and stamped the sentiment.

I’d like to link my card to these fun challenges: (1) Virginia’s View Challenge #10 – All Things Distressed (my 3rd entry; I hope Virginia doesn’t get tired of my entries this month — I’m trying to make up for missing last month’s challenge because of work and school!); (2) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Christmas/Holidays; (3) CASology #124 – Old (the Distress inks I’ve used are the ones I’ve had since 2009 — they’re still good after all these years, thanks to my bottle of ink refresher!); and (4) Kylie’s Christmas Card Challenge.

Oh, and we’re having a design team call at STAMPlorations. We’re looking to have a few more creative girls join the challenge team. You’ll find all the details here.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


December 3, 2014

Paper craft project no. 311: Follow your bliss

Sharing a card I made this morning using a fun technique. I have a short photo tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog if you’d like to see how I created the background.

Linking up my card to the following fun challenges: (1) Virginia’s View Challenge #10 – All Things Distressed (I used Distress inks and distressed the edges of the panel with the stamped sentiment); and (2) A Little Bit Crafty – Anything Goes…but not Christmas.

This card also doubles as a reminder for the current challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. This month’s theme is “home” and the optional element is “lace”. The theme is pretty broad — and as you can see from my card, the theme is reflected in the sentiment: “doors” and “walls” are associated with “home” :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day :o)


December 2, 2014

Paper craft project no. 310: Mixed media Christmas card

Hello! It’s my turn today to share a spotlight project the STAMPlorations blog. I made 4 mixed media Christmas cards. I used Distress paints, Distress inks, watercolor brush pens, PanPastels, washi tape, and drywall tape. Pop by the blog to see how I made this card and the other 3…I put together a photo tutorial here.

I’d like to link up my card to the current challenge at Virginia’s View Challenge, where the challenge is “all things distressed” and Simon Says Monday Challenge (Holiday Cards).

Thanks for stopping by!


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!


October 15, 2014

Paper craft project no. 282: Thanks a bunch

2014-10-15 Thanks a bunch TCCCB

At The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge blog this week, challenge is to use an image with a hat. Stop by the blog to check out the projects my teammates created. Rick St. Dennis is sponsoring us this week.  I used an RSD image (Isabella with gardening friend): printed her out on cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and fussy cut. On my card case, I stamped the leaves in various autumn colors. The sentiment and black stitches are from SRM Stickers.

I’m entering my card to these fun challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #4); Addicted to Stamps and More #117 – Make Your Mark; and Cards und More #117 – Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!


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!


October 6, 2014

Paper craft project no. 279: Christmas one layer card

2014-10-06 OLC Christmas

We’ve got a new sketch over at the STAMPlorations blog! We have the super-talented Elaine of Craft-E-Place guest designing. I just love her clean and simple cards and the card she made based on the sketch totally rocks! Do check out the blog to see the awesome projects the STAMPlorations girls made and be inspired!

To create my one layer card, I masked off the base to create a rectangle in the middle. I applied red PanPastel over the open area then stamped the poinsettia (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower) in VersaMark ink and embossing it in gold. I stamped the sentiment (Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year) in VersaMagic magic red chalk ink. Finished the card by making the thick and thin lines with a black marker.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #3); Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes; and Festive 48 – Any Christmas Card Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!


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