Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Celebrate! Flourishes August Release Challenge

Flourishes August Release Challenge is all about color with the rules to use teal, rust,and gray.

Let's start from the bottom layer and work up to those gerber daisies.  A muted teal is the base for this card. A plaid paper of teal, gray, and cream and a gray text patterned paper are matted on rust cs with rust pinking between the two patterns.  I stamped the gerber daisies and butterfly after cutting the shapes with the Silhouette files sold by Flourishes---love the files for Flourishes stamps!  Then I colored with Prismacolor pencils and mounted with dimensional tape.  A little twine and a sentiment from Seasonal Wreaths stamped on a die-cut flag finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Stamps: Gerber Daisies, Seasonal Wreaths (Flourishes)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Expresso Truffle (Memento by Tsukineko)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Canyon Clay, Ocean Tides (PTI); Lost and Found:Portobello Road (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Prismacolor pencils; Mini Wavy Pennants die (MFT); Silhouette Cameo; Pinking shears die, rustic twine(PTI)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sweeten the Day

Sugar cookies are a sure way to sweeten some one's day. And a cute cookie box and card make the presentation even sweeter.

The cookie box was made with Silhouette file #44621. The polka dot paper was printed from Crafty Secrets Vintage Patterns CD.

I used PTI's Everyday Treats and Crafty Secrets Birds of Happiness for the tag tied with baker's twine,naturally; the box is filled with cookies.

I love these adorable little feathered bakers from Crafty Secrets digital stamp set Sweet Stuff. I enlarged the image, printed it on Blending Card by X Press It, and colored it with Copics. Then I used Distress Inks to age the edges.The patterned paper is the same used on the cookie box; however, on a smaller scale with a border of cookie cutters also from Sweet Stuff. Next, a small recipe card, printed with more scaled-down digital papers and a sentiment and image from Sweet Stuff was added with dimensional tape.(The ability to adjust the scale and size is a great advantage of digital paper and stamps.)  Finally, more baker's twine ties it all together.

I am linking this to Crafty Secrets August Linky Party here.

Ok, now for something a little crazy that I did with digital stamps. Here's the background, Ed and I recently spent a wonderful evening at an outdoor concert with Heart at Biltmore in Asheville, NC.  Since the concert starred Nancy and Ann Wilson, I wore my "rocker" top. Ed commented that I needed a nice tat since the sleeves had openings to showcase the tat.  Well, no real tat, but I did add one to the photo(bottom right corner) in that week's Project Life page.
 I don't think needle and ink will ever hit my skin, but a girl can dream and photoshop one fantastic tat.
Before I go I must confess  I will have to find more cookies to put in the cookie box because some of these sugar cookies are going to sweeten my day.

Wishing you a sweet day with or without the cookies,