Better Slimline and Resist

Simon Says Stamp Blog challenge for Monday is to use resist. Their Wednesday challenge is to do a slimline card.

The WeCraftCards.com challenge this week is to use a pun. I had started this and came up with 4 images from My Favorite Things and their punny sentiments. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

Here are the other 2 that I did. All 4 cards are slimline style and have a pun, only 2 were resist.

Once again, the color isn’t quite right in the picture. It really is super cute. Used an MFT Die-Namic for stitched sentiments. I heat embossed the pawprints in clear, then inked over them. Some are hidden, but it was fun to do. Used Distress ink and some blending brushes for the background.

This is my favorite of all 4. I used a Gina K Designs background stripe stamp to do my banner. Used the same MFT Die-namic Stitched Sentiment. Also colored these with Prismacolor Pencils. Colored last night, then did backgrounds and put them together this afternoon.

Smaller cards are quicker to do, but not as economical as A2. These were lots of fun to make.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me!

Slimline and Resist

Simon Says Stamp Blog challenge for Monday is to use resist. Their Wednesday challenge is to do a slimline card.

The WeCraftCards.com challenge this week is to use a pun. I had started this and came up with 4 images from My Favorite Things and their punny sentiments. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

Here are the first 2 that I did. All 4 cards are slimline style and have a pun, only 2 were resist.

This one is just using different patterned papers for the background. The papers look like their actual colors, but for some reason, the heart looks really dark. In real life it is a bright red color with some shading. The sheep is a lot more white, too. Pictures can be very weird.

For this one, I used a piece of card that had foiling on it and used that to resist the inking I did. There are actually 5 colors of Distress ink blended in that background. It was a bit difficult to get some shading to ground my llama, but used a dark gray alcohol marker for that. I also used a My Favorite Things Die-namic to cut the sentiment strip. Colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me. I’m hoping you saved a bit more for part 2 with the other 2 cards.

Creative, Or . . .

There are times I think I’m fairly creative, times I think I just have a different way of looking at things, and times I wonder if I just recycle what others do.  Then again, I’m pretty good at trying to figure out economical ways of doing something.  Okay, the economical is probably most of it.

Here are a few things I’ve done in the past week or so, that I thought I’d share with you.

8-8-14 Crop F Lofty 8-8-14 Crop F Majestic 8-8-14 Crop T Puns 8-8-14 Crop T Regal 8-8-14 Crop W Gratefulness 8-8-14 Crop W Shattered Glass 8-10-14 Crop S Crown 1 8-10-14 Crop S Crown 8-10-14 Crop S Quote

 

These first nine were all from the crop last week at ScrapZee.  There were 8 challenges, but I did 2 for the “Crown” challenge.

8-11-14 Crop Game Thank Yous 8-13-14 STV Polka Dots 8-13-14 SZ PP

 

The weekly challenge at StampTV this week was to use polka dots, but there was a twist.  You were supposed to use black and white with 1 other color.  That was all well and good on the first ones, except, I typed up my image/sentiment as they were thank yous for the winners of my Mad Libs game and the pre-crop game.  Oops, no StampTV image, so they wouldn’t work for the challenge.  Then I searched for black and white polka dot paper, but found I had none.  The second  picture is what I actually used for the challenge.  I made my own polka dots using a sponge dauber, a pencil eraser, and an embossing tool.  Then made pink polka dots with a Perlen-Pen by Viva.  That one actually turned out pretty cute.  And made an unusual Christmas card, too.  The last one, I was rather stuck on polka dots, so used 2 different polka dot papers, as well as a striped paper for the Patterned Paper Background challenge at ScrapZee.  It was a fun new baby card.

Now, I’m not sure any of these are actually all that creative, except maybe the hippo polka dot card, but then I’ve been having problems concentrating the past couple of weeks, too.

I was amazed at how God works: when I pray about helping me to feel better, and the doctor’s office was closed when I called last night, so I called when they opened this morning and asked to see my doctor, they had an appointment this morning.  He got me started on some medication, just in case, and has me scheduled for some tests and set up to see a specialist if the meds don’t work.  I REALLY like this doctor!

Now, hopefully they will be able to figure out what’s wrong and I can get my diabetes back under control, be able to focus better and not be completely drained of energy all the time.

Sorry, this last bit sounds like I’m complaining, but I’m actually just thrilled at God working in situations at just the right time.  How often can you get an appointment with a good doctor within a week, much less within an hour?

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  I know schools have started back up already, but go enjoy the rest of summer, before fall actually arrives!