Friday, July 21, 2017

MCV - Happy Holidays

Greetings!

Playing cards at Muse: ChristmasVisions 82 where Jessica provided a gorgeous inspiration. My rendition includes colors, flower, leaves, gold embellishments. The die-cut flower was created from a panel using tissue paper (repurposed from MFT packaging), distress inks, stamped/heat embossed with Versamark/clear EP. The foliage was created with distress inks and stamped/heat embossed with Versamark/clear EP.

Hope you're ahead on your holiday card making. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT; Ranger - Distress
Gold Sequins; tissue paper

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Muse - Shine Bright

Hello Everyone!

Today, I have a card for the Muse Challenge #225 where Kim Heggins is the designer this week. Kim provided a fun card with butterflies for our inspiration. My rendition includes butterflies, colors (mostly), twine, arch shape, sequins. A few clear sequins add sparkle. The butterflies were painted with clear WOS for shimmer.

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

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - MME
Dies - MFT; ARTc
Stamps - MFT; ARTc; unknown from stash
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Dye
Hemp Cord - MFT
Other - sequins and WOS


Friday, July 7, 2017

CAS Mixup - Tic-Tac-Toe - CAS Watercolour - One in a Million

Hello All!
 
Hope everyone is having a pleasant day.
 
Today, I have a card for a couple of challenges:
 
CAS Mixup Card Challenge - use tissue paper, stamping and choice (dry and heat embossing, die-cut, water-color smooshing)
 
Tic Tac Toe - TTTC005 - my card includes pearls, die-cut, butterfly (middle across)
 
The butterfly was created by wrinkling a piece of pink tissue paper (repurposed from MFT packing) then gluing to a piece of cardstock. (I glue the tissue paper to the card stock first, because I was concerned that I would tear it when it was wet). When the glue was dry, the tissue paper panel was smooshed into Distress Inks sprayed with water. When dry, the smooshed panel was stamped with Versamark Ink/heat embossed with clear EP ... this process helped show the 'wrinkles' in the tissue paper. (Actually, this was a practice piece after watching Loll's video ... I liked the outcome so used it.) Then, the panel was die-cut with a butterfly die. A pierced square panel was used to stamp the sentiment to follow the curve of one of the butterfly wings. For additional interest, the pierced panel and butterfly were offset, three pink pearls were added to the butterfly, and three embossed score lines were added to the bottom of the card stock.
 
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Butterfly - also submitting to this challenge ... thank you, Bonnie. 
 
Enjoyed the tissue paper process ... easy and straightforward ... will use it again.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid; Versamark
EP - Hampton Arts
Other - pearls
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Muse - Warm Wishes

Hello Paper Crafters!
 
Hope you're having an enjoyable day.  At the Muse Card Challenge #223 Anita provided a fantastic inspiration for our creativity with the most intricate butterfly. My card follows the general theme ... I used a black butterfly, bold/rich colors, abstract background inking.  I used colors in purple, red, yellow; butterfly that was stamped in black/heat embossed with clear EP. For some additional interest, a black and white striped strip with a very thin strip of silver glitter paper was added to one side of the panel.  A few clear sequins add some additional sparkle.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT; ARTc
Stamps - MFT; ARTc
Ink - MFT - Dye; Hybrid; Colorbox - Pigment
Other - glitter paper; sequins
 
 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - A Special Delivery ...

Hello Everyone!
 
Today, made a card for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge ... use a moose.  The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils using mostly traditional Christmas colors.  A little shimmer was added to the mug, stripe on pants and pom pom on hat using clear WOS.  Sparkle was added with a very thin strip of silver glitter paper and clear sequins.  Some of the moose's attire was slightly altered using a white Gelly Roll pen.
 
Hope your day is enjoyable.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Honorable Mention
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Other - Gelly Roll pen; glitter paper; clear sequins
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Muse - just a note

Hello!
 
Hope you're having a wonderful day.  It's time for some fun at Muse Card Challenge #222 where Kim has provided an adorable card for our inspirations. My card is a close CASE ... I was inspired to use an arch shaped die-cut; bee, flowers, colors, ink blending, sequins. The bee was stamped and masked before the background colors were blended. The flowers and stems were stamped and die-cut.  All images were colored with Prismacolor pencils. Clear WOS was applied to the bee's wings and to the flowers for shimmer. Sparkle was added to the flower centers with clear sequins.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Featured Member
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; jillibean soup; Hero Arts
Inks - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress
Markers - Prismacolors
Other - WOS; sequins
 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Muse - Congratulations ...

Hi Everyone,
Time to play at Muse ... Jenni provided our inspiration this week with a fantastic thank-you themed card ... unfortunately, she is leaving the Muse team ... always enjoy her CAS cards. Jenni, I believe you were one of the first who commented on my blog when I first started ... I will always remember that.  Look forward to periodically visiting your blog ... wish you and your hubs the best in your new adventure. 
 
My rendition of Jenni's card is celebratory themed and includes sentiments, colors, square design. The mat was colored to match the hearts. Some of the sentiments were masked and ink blended with the pink and yellow colors. For shimmer the hearts and the edge of the blue mat are painted with a few coats of clear WOS.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Featured Member
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT (Sentiments); Hero Arts (Heart)
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Dye
Other - WOS
 
 
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

MCV - May Your Holidays Sparkle

Hi All!
 
Hope you're having an enjoyable summer.  Even with the hot, hot weather (120 F in Yuma, AZ, USA, a couple days ago), Christmas cards are on my mind.
 
Time to play cards at Muse ChristmasVisions 81 ... Chriss provided us a fun card with non-traditional Christmas colors. My rendition includes general layout and center placed sentiment. For the colors I opted for the traditional ... gold, red, green. The stars were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and painted with a few coats of clear WOS. A clear sequin is adhered to the centers of the small stars for extra sparkle.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Note - Featured Member
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamps - Hampton Art; MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Prismacolors
Other - WOS; clear sequins
 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MFT - Camp Create - Sensational Sliders - Hey You

Hi All!
 
Another fun day at camp ... today we learned about sensational sliders. My card is interactive ... the tag pulls out of the 'jeans' pocket. Faded Denim Distress Ink was used to create a bleached/stonewashed look. A couple of 'rivets' and the 'yay' pocket tag were added. This could be a congratulatory themed card for a male teen/young adult ... the theme continues inside the card.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT - Blueprints 1 or 2*; Pierced Tag Stax; Pretty Pocket (retired die/stamp set)
Stamps - MFT - Essential Sentiments; More Essential Sentiments; Pretty Pocket (retired); Distressed Patterns
Inks - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress - Faded Denim
 
*sometimes I mix up the large panel dies in these collections ... so am crediting both

Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Summer Camp - Glitzy Glitter - You're the Best

Hello Everyone!
 
Another fun summer camp activity at MFT - Glitzy Glitter.  My card includes a butterfly die cut from four colors of glitter paper.  The dry embossed 'quilted' panel was achieved by using the Stripes CU (two passes through the Big Shot ... the second time with the CU turned 90 degrees) then cut with a pierced rectangle die.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Glitter Paper - from stash
Dies - MFT - Striped CU; Pierced Square STAX; Fancy Butterflies
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Stamp - from stash
Enamel Dots - from stash

Saturday, June 17, 2017

MFT - Divine Dry Embossing - You Make My Heart Melt

Hello Everyone!
 
Another fun camp activity at MFT Summer Camp ... dry embossing using a die cut
 
My inspiration for this card came from Inge who makes the most fascinating layered cards.  Since this is camp week, I decided to try one to include a dry embossed feature. The embossed heart was created using the Hugs and Kisses CU plate die and cut with a pierced heart die-cut. The penguin's swim trunks were altered by drawing white lines with a Gelly Roll pen. Patterned paper with small hearts adds to the card's theme. The white tip of the Creamsicle was painted with a few coats of clear WOS.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT - Hugs and Kisses CU; Pierced Rectangle Dies; Pierced Heart Stax; Penquins in Paradise
Stamps - MFT  - Penguins in Paradise
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Other - Clear WOS

Thursday, June 15, 2017

MFT Camp Create - Spectacular Shakers - Awesome

Hello Everyone,
 
Playing in summer camp at MFT ... today we are learning about/making a shaker card.  My card is clean and layered. On a piece of DP the sentiment was heat embossed in silver. Pink, silver and clear sequins were added for the shaker components. A small die-cut heart was added for interest. The stitched framed die and a piece of acetate were used to create the shaker enclosure.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Card Stock - Recollections
DP and Acetate - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Versamark
EP - Recollections
Sequins from stash
Foam Tape - Scotch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MFT Camp Create 2 - Warm Wishes

Greetings!
 
Day 2 of MFT Camp is Remarkable Resist
 
For my card I was inspired by a card included on the insert for the Doodle Blooms Card Kit with a few changes ... colors, splatters, sentiment, different leaves. I began by white ink stamping/white heat embossing flowers and leaves onto card stock. Then, I blended dye ink to achieve the sherbet colors for the flowers and leaves. Corresponding die cuts were used to cut the flowers and leaves. Colored pencils were used for some shading/depth on the flowers. Splatters in the flower colors were added for interest. Sequins were added for sparkle.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Pigment; Hybrid; Dye
Markers - Prismacolor Pencils
Clear sequins

Monday, June 12, 2017

Camp Create 1 - Watercolor - Thank You

Greetings!
Today, I'm participating in Day 1 of MFT Camp Create - Wonderful Watercolor. For my panel I was inspired by a Jennifer McGuire video - Wrapped Watercolor.  I wanted to see the outcome using different products (inexpensive 110 lb. cardstock, distress inks, small amount of water). Using the ink cubes I smeared various colors of Distress Inks on card stock; spritzed with water and covered with plastic wrap ...  dabbing the plastic wrap made the pattern in the background. In her video the recommendation was to leave the plastic wrap on until the card stock had dried (she used water color paper, water colors, generous amount of water). I chose to remove the plastic wrap and let the panel air dry. The sentiment was stamped/heat embossed in white.  A few clear sequins add sparkle.
 
This was a very quick card to make.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamp - Stampendous
Inks - MFT - Pigment; Ranger - Distress
EP - Stampendous
Clear sequins

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Muse - Happiest of Birthdays

Hi Everyone,
 
Another fun challenge at Muse ... Anita, this week's designer, provided a stunner in corals (my fav) and black. My rendition includes colors and black flora. The coral panel was achieved by ink blending Candied Apple Distress Ink. The mottled look was achieved by blotting a wipe over a stencil. For the flower ... a stamp from the MFT Distressed Pattern collection was used repeatedly/randomly to stamp the stripes then the pattern was stamped/die-cut with the flower. The centers of the petals were colored with a Copic marker. A few paintings of clear WOS were added to the flower for shimmer. For interest a patterned embellishment was added to the flower center, and a few clear rhinestones add sparkle.
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; ArtC
Inks - MFT; Ranger - Distress
Marker - Copic
Embellishments from stash
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Muse - You Were Meant to Shine

Greetings Everyone!

Muse Challenge #218 ... How fun ... a birthday celebration for Ardyth  ... 50 birthday wishes in this post!!!

This celebration includes using one of her cards as our muse ... and we have chances for presents!! I scanned many, many of her cards (getting inspiration galore) and found one created in 2012 that I chose to use.  My rendition includes layout, sun, red embellishment.

For the sun, I used the negative of a die-cut for a stencil and blended three yellow colors of Distress Inks. The center of the sun is a daisy die-cut colored with the same yellow Distress inks ... only inked deeper in color. Then, the die-cut was painted with a few coats of clear WOS to give it shine/shimmer. A ladybug embellishment was added for interest.

Wish everyone a fun day.
Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - Precious Remembrance
Ink - MFT; Ranger
Embellishments - WOS; ladybug from stash

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
 
Note - Featured Member

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.
Grab Our Badge!
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.
Grab Our Badge! 
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