Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mix It Up Monday

Hi there my dear blog buddies,

There's another "Mix It Up Monday Challenge" over at StampTV and it's all about's a challenge from Cat and here are her details.  Have some fun and play along.   

Hey ya'll!! It's time for another Mix it up Monday Challenge ...and guess who's hosting?  Yep....ME!  LOL!   I got to thinking what could we do....and since it's June...that made me think of Bride's!  Weddings!  White!!  And since it IS after Memorial day...we are going to  WEAR YOUR WHITE!!!   I want to see WHITE!   This does not mean you have to make your card all white.   I want to see accessories in white!  Think white buttons, white brads, white ribbon, white flowers....even white embossing powder will work! 

Here is my card for Cat's great challenge.  

It was a gorgeous, sunny day here in Maine and I just had to celebrate it and take a shot of my card in all the glory of that precious sunshine. 

My card details:  The stamps are from the new StampTV Kit "Springtime Silhouettes" and the sentiment is from the newest StampTV kit "Vintage Chic".  Gina K posted a video showing how to create a great bg paper with inks from the Vintage Chic kit and that's what I did here using some of the great paper that comes with the kit.  The inks I used were Distress Inks Victorian Velvet and Old Paper.  The dress form and sentiment were stamped in Vivid Ink "Cobblestone".  I used Ranger Liquid Pearls "What Opal" on the top of the bodice for some detail and Sakura Gelly Roll clear star pen to highlight the dress form.  CS is GKD white and black onyx.  Also used - Nestability Labels # fourteen.  The white flowers are from GKD.   The lace and pearls were from my stash and the leaves are punched with a MS punches.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

JUGS88 Woodgrain Challenge

Hi Blog buddies!  
As many of you may have figured out, I love playing with techniques in my card making and over at JUGS this week they have a technique challenge using a great technique that was featured on my favorite stamping site, StampTV  by Gina K her own self.   Check out all Gina's fab techniques....just click on any one of them on the right sidebar and discover a fabulous technique world.   

Here is the challenge at JUGS:  

It's time for another technique challenge brought to you by Just Us Girls. I'm sure many of you are gearing up for Dad's day which is rapidly approaching. Well today's technique might just help you out with that - we'd like for you to try out the Woodgrain technique as demonstrated by the lovely and talented Gina K from GinaK Designs. Here's a link to the video tutorial if you are not familiar with this technique.

This is my for this challenge using Gina's woodgrain technique.

For my card, the woodgrain is made to look like a boardwalk (I hope).  Although it was created using Gina's technique I didn't use white ink, I started with white CS (GKD Pure Luxury) and then dragged Distress "Walnut Stain" over my embossing.  I then filled in the "cracks" of the boardwalk with my Copic Marker E37 marker.  This is a variation on Gina's technique and it worked for me on this card.  
The stamps I used are from Gina K Designs newest StampTV Kit "Vintage Chic".  Memento ink "Rich Cocoa" and "Lady Bug" were used to stamp the bikes and the sentiment.  After stamping the red bike I went over it with a Sukura Clear Gelly pen for a little pop.  I created the background using tutorials from Theresa Momber, who is a fabulous GKD DT.  

Thanks so much for stopping by,


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