Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Welcome Autumn!!!!!

 Hello everyone: Every day I pray for you and your families to be well in this very difficult times we're living, please stay healthy, safe and wear your masks.


Yesterday was the day that Autumn officially started, I don't know about you guys but this is my favorite season of the year, I know I've said it before but it's true, I just love everything about it, the colors, the crisp days, apple picking with the grandkids, baking apple pies. 

This is a card to welcome this most beautiful time of the year.

I embossed at piece of Kraft card stock with the retired SU "Birch Trees" embossing folder, then I sponged a little "Spiced Marmalade" and "Peeled Paint" distress inks (Tim Holtz). I stamped the leaves from the retired SU "Vintage Leaves" stamp set (2015-2016) with Versamark ink and gold heat embossed them, I sponged more of the distress inks on them, I made a bow with linnen twine.
I stamped the sentiment from an "Our Daily Bread" set called "Autumn Blessings". I think the company has closed down, I couldn't find this set anywhere.

This is the INSIDE of the card.

Both the sentiment and the acorns are from the Autumn Blessings set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

I think my card is a combination of Fancy and clean and layered.
I was inspired by all the beautiful leaves.

I turned the sketch on the vertical.

Thank you for stopping by.
Stay healthy, safe and please wear your masks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Feather Finnery.

Hello everyone: I hope and pray you and your families are doing well dealing with these very worrisome and disconcerting times.
Stay healthy, safe and please, wear your masks.

It's time for another challenge over at RETRO RUBBER, this one is a very popular one, you can create anything you want provided that the stamps you use are older than one year, we can't wait to see you in our gallery.

This is the card I made to inspire you to come and play along.

This is a gorgeous stamp set from Papertray Ink and it's called "Feather Finery", I bought it just about 3 years ago on Ebay for a song, I love all of the feathers in the set and it's very versatile, you can really create all kinds of cards, this one goes to my youngest daughter's Pastor, his birthday was on Sunday.
I stamped the feathers with Versamark ink and heat embossed them, one in gold, the other one in black, the specks are also gold embossed.
The green panel is sponged with a very old pad of Color Box Copper ink, it's a bit dry so I just sprayed a little water on it, waited a few minutes and then added the color with a sponge dauber, I really like how the ink shines.
I think the sentiment is from Penny Black but I'm not sure, it's old and with no packaging.

This is the INSID

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called "Party Time".

I hope you come and play along with us at the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE, please remember to use stamps that are older than a year.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay healthy, safe and please wear your masks.