Sunday, May 28, 2017

Muse - Have a Tweet Birthday

Greetings!

Time to play cards at Muse Card Challenge #217Kim Heggins, the newest DT member (a big congats, Kim) provided a fun box card for our inspirations.  My rendition includes critters, plaid, flag banner.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - Pebbles, MME
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT
Markers - Copics

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MCV - Merry and Bright

Hello Card Making Friends!

Hope this day finds you well. 

Time to play at Muse: ChristmasVisions 80 ... Kimberly provided us a beautiful wreath inspiration.  My rendition includes colors, bird, berries, ribbon, sentiment. The wreath and ribbon were die-cut from three alcohol ink blended panels - green and blue for the wreath and light red tone for the ribbon. A few custom colored gem 'berries' were added for sparkle.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - Pebbles; Kodak photo paper
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamps - MFT; Unknown from stash
Inks - MFT; Studio G
Markers - Copics
Other - Alcohol; gemstones


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time Out - Hello There

Greetings!

Time Out Challenges #83 features Hannelie as the CASE designer. We are provided the privilege of CASEing her card ... With Our Own Twist. Her cards are so inspiring and swoon-worthy. I've included the color hues, die-cuts, black and white flower. My rendition includes a water-color/smoosh panel laid beneath a snow slopes die cut, then die-cut again using a stitched frame die. Three of the frame pieces were stacked to provide additional dimension. The flower was stamped in black, and the sentiment stamped/heat embossed in white on black. A sparkly yellow enamel dot was added to the flower center, and a few randomly placed clear sequins complete the card. 

Hope your day is enjoyable ... thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
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Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Pigment; Ranger - Distress
Other - enamel dot; sequins

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Flower Challenge - Feel Better Soon

Hello Everyone,

Again, playing in The Flower Challenge #8 - CASE a DT Member.  The card I created is a CASE of the card designed by Ruth Andrews.  The grey rectangle was die-cut three times from grey cardstock, glued/stacked and adhered at a slight tilt. The flowers were die-cut from card stock that had been smooshed with various yellow colors of Distress Inks. Some grey splatters were added to the flowers (I have a stamp that makes "splatters" ... no mess!!). For added interest a few sequins were randomly adhered.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT; Ranger
Other - sequins


Monday, May 8, 2017

The Flower Challenge - Stay Awesome

Hello!

Playing cards in The Flower Challenge #8 - CASE a DT Member. I chose to CASE Karen Dunbrook.  My card rendition includes a panel of Washi tape with a white stamped/heat embossed image. The frame was created using a rectangle die-cut then dry embossing with a larger pierced rectangle die-cut. A sentiment stamped in black completes the card.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Inkadinkadoo
Ink - MFT - Pigment; Hybrid
EP - Stampendous

Friday, May 5, 2017

Muse - hello

Hello!

Playing cards at Muse Challenge #214 ... Anita provided a gorgeous stenciled inspiration.  My rendition includes colors, black sentiment, purple mat panel. My image was achieved by stamping with white pigment ink and heat embossing with white EP to create a resist. Then four colors of Distress Ink were blended - Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon. Purple mat panel, black die-cut sentiment and one purple bling complete the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate hearing from you. Wish you a fun day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Pigment; Ranger - Distress
EP - Stampendous
Other - gem

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time Out - So Sorry ...

Hi Everyone!
 
It's flowers and "kissing" at Time Out Challenge #82... my rendition includes one flower that was kissed for a very CAS card. Periwinkle (main flower color) and red hot (background print color) were used. Just happened to have a piece of DP that matched.
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Although I hear that the "kissing" technique is an oldie, this was my first time trying it.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Hope you're having a great day.
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid and Dye
Other - WOS; enamel dot

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Card Concept - Forever Friends

Greetings!

Today, I'm playing in the CC#72 - April Showers - challenge.  Inspiration for my clean and layered card ... blue polka dot boots, pink sole/trim, florals. The blue polka dot patterned paper was used for the high top with pink trimmed edge/sole ... with similar colored flowers (as the inspiration photo) bursting from the top of the shoe.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Hope you're having a great day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT
Other - WOS

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Muse - smile

Greetings!

Playing cards at Muse Challenge 213 ... Kay Miller who designs the most inspiring cards is the Muse this week.  My rendition includes flowers, grey city skyline, general design.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT; Ranger
Markers - Copics
Other - WOS; sequins

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Muse - Santa Has Some Favorites ...

Greetings!

No playing golf today along with completing a number of tasks ... that means time to play at Muse: ChristmasVisions  ... an adorable scene card is presented by Natasha Kara for our inspirations.  My rendition includes colors, snow slopes, blue sky, three images.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your comments. 

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT and Ranger
Markers - Copics and Gelly Roll
Other - Sequins

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Muse - Hello There

Hello Everyone!

Time to play cards at Muse ... Jenni, the designer this week, provided us a beautiful card in blue and white for our inspirations.  My card includes the blue and white theme and flowers. A couple colors of blue distress inks were used to create a panel using the smooshing method. Then, the flowers were stamped and die cut from the smooshed ink panel.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your comments.  Hope you're having a pleasant day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Pigment
EP - Stampendous


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Muse - fabulous

Greetings everyone!

Playing in the Muse Challenge #211Tracey, the muse designer this week, provided a fun card for our inspirations  ... my card includes rainbow-hued circles, black sentiment, sequins.

The first step on the panel was stamping using Versamark ink and the Scattered Dots background stamp then heat embossing with clear EP. Secondly, a "stencil" was created from different sized circle die-cuts. Then, the "stencil" was used to create the colored circles. A die-cut sentiment painted with a coat of clear WOS and a few clear sequins complete the card.

Wish you a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Dye; Ranger - Distress
Embellishments - sequins; WOS


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LIM - CASology -TPP - Send you Strength

Hi Everyone,

Today, playing in three challenges ...
- Less is More #323 - Curve - curves in the cloud and his little tummy. (I stretched the one-layer definition a little by inlaying the die-cut cloud).
- CASology #244 - Strong - very strong to hold up the cloud!!
- The Paper Players - Color Challenge #339 (sand, mint, purple)

My card is a cute little mouse working so hard to hold up a huge cloud!! There are touches of blue sky showing through on the cloud (may be hard to see in the photo). 

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TIME OUT - GD - smile


Greetings!

Another card for my GD gig at TIME OUT Challenges ... when it rains, look for rainbows; when it's dark, look for stars.

This card focuses on the colors of the rainbow. I repeatedly stamped the flowers and colored them in rainbow colors using Copic markers. A coordinating custom-colored gem that matches each flower's color provides sparkle. A die-cut/inlaid sentiment completes the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Wish you a great day!

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - DCWV
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamp - Hero Arts (it may be retired)
Markers - Copics
Embellishments - rhinestone gems

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Muse - CASology - Hello There - Celebrate

Hello Everyone!

Today, it's two challenges and two cards ... Muse and CASology:

Muse Challenge #209

SonjaK provided a gorgeous card for our inspirations. My rendition for the Muse Challenge includes Kraft, splatter/dot background, blue flower, colors. A painting of clear WOS adds sparkle to the flower. Vellum was adhered behind the Kraft. I liked the way a new stamp made the spots ... although a little too many ... used the panel anyway!!

CASology 242 - Text

The text is a birthday background stamp die-cut as a flower with a 'celebrate' die-cut used as the stem.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Wish you a good day.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Dye
Markers - Copics
Other - Vellum; sequins; enamel dot; WOS

Thursday, March 30, 2017

TIME OUT - GD - Unwrap a Special Day

Greetings!

So honored to have a GD gig at TIME OUT Challenges. Thank you DT for selecting my card a couple of weeks ago and including me. Our inspiration is the following quote:

'When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark, look for stars.'

My card focuses on rainbow colors and stars. The candles are inked using dye and distress inks and heat embossed. Each candle represents one of the colors in the rainbow. Instead of using flames I chose to use star-shaped sequins. Each sequin has a gem in the middle that matches its respective candle color. The sentiment is inked and heat embossed in white on a strip of black card stock.

Hope you're having a wonderful day. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Stampendous
Ink - MFT - Dye and Pigment; Ranger - Distress;
EP - Hampton Art; MFT
Embellishments - sequins and gems

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MCV - A Special Delivery ...

Good Afternoon!

Time to play cards at Muse: ChristmasVisions 78Cornelia, the host designer, has provided a couple of very fun cards for our inspirations ... the cats are too cute ... one looking over the wall and the other from the box. My rendition includes animal friend, hat and 'lights'. My moose all dressed in his holiday best tucked inside the Kraft envelope is special delivering Christmoose Wishes!!

Wish you the best. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always enjoy your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Embellishments - gem stones

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Muse - Happy Easter

Hi All!

Time to play cards at Muse Card Challenge #207.  My rendition of Tracey's card includes the following inspirations ... Easter theme, coloring, sentiment, DP.

Wish you a great day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - Heidi Grace
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Penny Black; Hero Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Embellishment - WOS

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CAS Mix-up - Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Today, I'm playing in the CAS Mix-up Card Challenge ... 1st Birthday Celebration. Cards are to includes stamping, smooshing plus choice. My card includes smooshing with alcohol inks (on photo paper), stamping/embossing on vellum, die-cut, use of gems. The background was created using green and blue shades and the blending solution of Copic re-inkers. A die-cut butterfly and blue rhinestones that match the blue in the panel were added.

This was my first try smooshing with alcohol inks ... the colors are so rich.

Hope you're having a great day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Other Paper - Photo
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Pigment
EP - Stampendous
Embellishments - rhinestones

Friday, March 10, 2017

Muse - Yay, You! Happy Birthday

Greetings!

Playing cards at Muse Challenge #206 where Anita has provided a stunning card for our inspirations.  For my rendition I chose to use Cone Flowers and colors. I love the hybrid Cone Flowers in the coral shades, so I made the background panel coral using a combination of Distress Inks. The flowers were masked/stamped. Some pink highlights were added to the flower petals and the top of the cone. Black dots were added to the flowers' cones.The black coloring beneath the flowers was done to cover black smudges made during the stamping process. A couple coats of clear WOS were applied to the black area. The card panel was adhered to pink polka dot DP.

Hope your day is wonderful.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Unknown (flower); MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress
Markers - Prismacolor Pencil
Embellishment - WOS


Thursday, March 9, 2017

TIME OUT - You Were Meant to Shine

Greetings!

Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Time to play at TIME OUT where they are having a 3rd birthday celebration with the theme of Love and/or Friendship with the optional technique twist of spotlight stamping.

For my card I repeatedly masked/stamped a flower using black hybrid ink and chose to color one of the flowers in shades of red. The colored flower area was die-cut using a pierced square die and stacked on three layers of black card stock. To coordinate with the sentiment the flower was painted with a few coats of clear WOS and rhinestone gems were added to the center.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Precious Remembrance
Ink - MFT -Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Embellishments - WOS; rhinestone gems

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Muse - Hi Friend

Greetings!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Today, it's card playing time at Muse Challenge #205Michelle Lupton, the guest designer, provided a beautiful inspirational card.  For my card I included the layout, two-colored sentiment, similar colors and water color aspect.  Also, I was inspired to use a leaf stamp in a way that I may not have thought of doing.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

The steps for creating my card ...
- Blended Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks
- Stamped the leaf repeatedly in white pigment ink and heat embossed with white EP (MISTI was my friend!!)
- Used Copics to add some deeper blues and greens and a touch of yellow
- Spritzed water on craft mat and smooshed panel to create the water color ... this was done about three times
- Die-cut the 'hi' sentiment in Midnight Navy and inlaid
- Stamped the 'friend' sentiment using both colors of Distress Ink
- Attached the panel to Midnight Navy and mounted on white card base
- Added a few silver sequins

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamp - ArtC
Inks - Ranger - Distress
Embellishments - sequins