Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Birthday Butterflies...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I have a couple of mixed media cards to share with you... they feature a beautiful butterfly from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. They were stamped in black ink, heat embossed with clear power and watercolored with Distress inks. For the backgrounds I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap and then I got a little crazy with all of my mixed media goodies! Between the two cards I had used gesso, acrylic paint, crackle paste, Nuvo Glimmer paste, Distress inks & Distress crayons, a couple of stencils and several stamps :)

They were really fun to make and I love how this card turned out...
and I'm pretty happy with the one below but I applied too much glimmer paste through my stencil and you can't really see the shape of the yellow circles but IRL this card is super sparkly! I used a Pink & Main die for the 'celebrate' sentiment and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangles. The label sentiments are from Altenew & Studio Katia and the stamped circles are from Simon Says Stamp and Carabelle Studio.
Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Dies R Us- Nature
Dragonfly Dreams- Happy Birthday
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Moo-Mania & More- Use a Stamp
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Mixed Media Goes

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sunrise Radiating Rays...

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a few cute and colorful cards to share... they feature several images from My Favorite Things 'Springtime Critters' stamp set. 
They were stamped with black licorice ink, colored with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies. I used MFT Sunrise Radiating Rays and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink for the background and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti. The grass was cut with a Lawn Fawn die and I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangles. 
I've been trying to make several cards at a time with a quick and easy design in mind and I think these cards fit the bill :)

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
a2z Scrapbooking- Anything Goes
Dies R Us- Nature
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Always Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers- Dies and/or Punches

Friday, August 30, 2019

Birthday Succulents...

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! 

Today I wanted to share another card that I created with a few of the gorgeous succulent plants from Vera Lane Studio.
The images were colored with Copics, the label sentiment is from Altenew and the stitched rounded rectangle is from Pink & Main. I created a watercolor wash background with Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Oxide inks. Once dry- I applied more Peacock Feathers ink through Simon Says Stamp Grid stencil.

I love how this card turned out because I used some of my favorite colors and I love succulents! We have several indoor succulent plants, two of them are over 5 feet tall and many are 25+ years old thanks to my husband... he has the green thumb in the family :) 

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
a2z Scrapbooking- Birthday
Colourific- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday- "S" is For? (succulents, stitched die & SSS stencil)
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built- Anything Goes
WaterCooler Wednesday- (C8) All About Occasions

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Birthday Friends...

Good morning everyone! 

I've been working on birthday cards to add to my donation box so I thought I would pop in today and share a couple. I made one feminine and one masculine and they feature the cute 'Birthday Friends' stamp from Great Impressions
I stamped them in black licorice ink and colored them with Copics. The sentiment on the first card is from Paper Smooches and the one below is from Penny Black. 
Well, that's it for today... short and sweet :) Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Allsorts- Feminine (1st card)
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes + rubber stamp
Aud Sentiments- Masculine Project & A Sentiment (2nd card)
Penny Black and More- For Boys or men (2nd card)
SheepSki Designs- Animal madness

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Golden Butterflies

Good morning everyone! 

Today I'm sharing a card featuring a couple of gorgeous butterflies from Hero Arts. The background was created with some very old shimmer ink sprays from Recollections. After that layer dried, I sprayed it with Tim Holtz Distress resist spray, sprinkled it with Simon Says Stamp gold detailing powder and heat embossed it. The butterflies were also heat embossed in gold and watercolored with the same ink colors.  
Here's a close up of one of the butterflies and the inky- gold background. 
I used the coordinating dies to cut out the butterflies, an Avery Elle die for the wonky stitched rectangle and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
a2z Scrapbooking- Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers- It's s Bugs Life
Daring Cardmaker- Splish, Splash, Splosh (use watercolors, inks or paints) 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes 
Retro Rubber- (C10)  Anything Goes (my stamp is 6+ years old)
Stamping Sensations- Things with Wings
Try It On Tuesday- In My Garden There Is... 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sending you a llama love.

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a very bright card to share with you and it features a couple of images from one of Vera Lane Studio digi sets... isn't that llama adorable?!! 
The images were colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Inky Antics and heat embossed with white powder. The background was created with Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon Oxide inks. I also randomly applied Moonstone Glimmer Paste through Rangers Spring Bloom stencil... it's so sparkly IRL but very hard to see in this photo. I used a Simon Says Stamp die for the stitched rectangle, a My Favorite Things die for the pierced rectangle and the Grassy border die is from Lawn Fawn.

  Well, that's it for now... thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Aud Sentiments- Animals + a Sentiment
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps- Four legged friends
Cutie Pie- Favorite Color Combo (greens & blues)
Dragonfly Dreams- No Patterned Paper
Dream Valley- (C10) Hand Colored Image 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Midsummer Blues
Simon Says Wednesday- Midsummer Blues
The House That Stamps BuiltTic Tac Toe: border, stencil & bright colors

Friday, August 9, 2019

You are my HAPPY!

Hello everyone and happy Friday!

Today's card is another mixed media style of card and it features several stamps from Carabelle Studio!
I created a 'stamping with a stencil' background with Darkroom Door Polka Dot stencil and several of my favorite colors of Distress Oxide inks. The cute little owl, checkered pattern and circles are from Carabelle Studio and the sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps. The owl was stamped with Ranger Archival Ink and watercolored with Distress inks... to finish it up I added some googly eyes :) 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
A Inky Mess- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes + rubber stamp
Lavinia World- Anything Goes Using Rubber Or Clear Stamps
Papercraft Business- Anything Goes + optional use a circle
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday- Use Tim Holtz Products
Stamping Sensations- Things with Wings
We Love 2 Create- Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Monday, August 5, 2019

Vintage Botanical Cards...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I created with Tim Holtz Botanical chipboard pieces...

On this card I added Crazing Collage Medium over the flowers, once dry I rubbed some gold acrylic paint into the cracks. The yellow panel was created with Tim Holtz Resist Spray, Simon Says Stamp Grid stencil and Mustard Seed distress ink. The stitched rectangles are also from Simon Says Stamp and to finish it up I added gold and copper sequins. 
On my second card I added a coat of Matte collage medium over the flowers, a little white acrylic paint to the background paper and some gold acrylic paint to the die cut sentiment. I used Avery Elle dies for the postage stamp frame and rectangle, all papers are from MME and I used Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo inks for the distressing. 
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + optional distress it
Creative Artiste Mixed Media- Anything Goes
Funkie Junkie- (C10) Marvellous Metallics
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes/Optional Bright
Papercraft Business- Anything Goes + optional use a circle
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday- Use Tim Holtz Products