What a Weekend!!! CC227 – Lavender Essence of Love

I am still on a high from this weekend’s classes with Michelle Zindorf.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Michelle, she is the brayering master and was in Tennessee this weekend for a beginner and an advanced class on this technique.  Brayering is layering inks to create backgrounds and scenes and the Gang of Four, Leisa Jane, Cleo, Lisa and me headed off to the Tennessee River to get some learnin’.  I’m gathering photos and hopefully can get them posted in a day or so.  You can see Michelle’s fabulous work and wonderful tutorials here.

 

Here is my first semi-original card using this technique.  The SCS Color Challenge today spotlighted Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Going Grey and Basic Black and White.  I used the banana and lavender to create my sky, the lavender for one mountain and the gray for the other.  The grassy area uses a little olive, gray and yellow.  I added a little dimension to the flowers with a white gel pen, then stamped that pretty floral at the top in eggplant.  The main panel started out white.  I am pleased with the result and amazed at how quickly it came together.  I can’t wait to try another one.

CC227 Lavender Essence of Love

 

I hope your weekend was as grand as mine and that this week will be a blessing to you,

 

Diane 

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU! Essence of Love; Innovative Stamp Creations Art4Frames II

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray

Ink:  Basic Black, Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant

Embellishments:  White sheer ribbon, Silver brads

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Rubber brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen

 

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Breezy Asian Love – NEW BLOG LOOK -LSC225/CC223

We’ve had another busy week and I haven’t had a chance to spend much time in my craft room.  My hubby is the coach of my great-nephew’s All-Star baseball team and they have played every night.  I’ve also been working on some church projects- what can I say? – I LOVE being retired!!!  And, as you might have noticed, I have changed the look on my blog and would love to know what you think of it.  I am still fine tuning and would love your suggestions.

I’ve decided that SU!’s Parisian Breeze DSP is my all time favorite and it is being retired, so I have stocked up for the future and used a little slice of it on today’s challenge card.  It’s a two-fer, sort of.  Today’s Limited Supply Challenge was to use stamps with a different language in our design to give our cards an International Flair.  Also, I thought Tuesday’s Color Challenge sounded interesting – Breezy Ruby Whispers- so I thought I would combine the challenges.  My sweet DIL Jennifer is from Shanghai and I was glad to get to use a sentiment from an old SU! set called Kanji, along with the pretty retired set Brocade Basics.  I heat embossed the brocade image with a new to me embossing powder from American Craft’s Zing collection which is very close to the Ruby Red color.  I was so lucky to win an American Craft’s package in a Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s drawing that included a set of embossing powders and two marvelous stamp sets.  It is just too cool to support such a worthy cause and get free stuff too!

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Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

Blessings,

Diane

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU! Brocade Basics, Kanji

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Parisian Breeze DSP

Ink:  Basic Black

Embellishments:  Baja Breeze ribbon

Accessories:  American Crafts Zing Red Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat tool, Dimensionals

Boatloads of Friendship – CC210

It’s another very pretty day here and I am really enjoying the sunshine coming through the window in my craft room.  We are getting ready to go out of town for a couple of days to celebrate my 61st birthday.  I plan to eat “large” and maybe visit my favorite LSS in Memphis.  I must admit I can’t believe I am in my 60’s, but I thank God for every day that he has blessed me with.  I hope I have many more days to grow in His wisdom and grace.

Today’s SCS Color Challenge is very interesting:  Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun and Black (Optional).  They didn’t sound very appealing at first, but do make for a pretty combo.  My new to me  Boatloads of Love set called out for ink and I had fun putting this together.  Hope you like it!

CC210 Boatloads of Friendship

 

I’m moving closer each day to 15,000 hits- so stay tuned for a Blog Candy announcement.  I’ve got some really cute goodies to send out.

 

Many Blessings,

Diane

 

Supplies used today:  Stamps:  Boatloads of Love; Paper:  Kraft, Basic Black, PTI White, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, SU! Patterns Pack DSP; Ink: PTI True Black, Real Red, Summer Sun; Accessories:  SU! Markers, Nesties, Scallop Circle Punch, Black and White gingham ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch.

Pink Chocolate Kiwi – CC208

Don’t ya love the title of today’s Color Combination Challenge?  I love Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss, but Pink Passion is a real challenge for me.  But all in all the combo and this cute sketch make for a pretty cool card.  The image is in a little shadowbox and popped up with dimensionals on this 4.25’ square card.  It was pretty easy except I had to watercolor the Kiwi Kiss since there is no coordinating marker and I just haven’t mastered that technique yet and probably never will.

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Gotta be quick today- I need to complete my Bible Study lesson for tomorrow and they get harder every week.  We are studying Genesis and I am learning so much about the beginnings of mankind and the way God worked in the lives of our prophets.

Many blessings,

Diane

Supplies:  Stamps:  A Flower for All Seasons, Sincere Salutations; Paper:  PTI Chocolate, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Confetti Cream; Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, YoYo Yellow; Accessories:  SU! Markers, AquaPen, Chocolate satin ribbon, Brass brads, Scallop circle punch, Dimensionals.

Bold and Bright Birthday – CC204

cc204-boldly-and-brightly-goWhat a busy January!  We have had very cold weather, snow, ice and lots of wintry mix (what is that anyway?).     But, that didn’t stop me from traveling a couple of hours on MLK Monday for a day of stamping with my sweet, great friends Lisa, Leisa and Cleo.  What a fun, fun day we had!  Great food and great conversation.  We got a little stampin’ done too….

But, today is what I’m all about right now- in particular the very, very challenging Color Combo that Julie Buhler chose for us.  Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Pink Passion and Lovely Lilac.  All from the Bold Brights collection and let me tell, these ain’t my favorites.  I was really challenged and finally decided to take Sharon’s (notimetostamp) advice and just Stamp Simply.  So here it is.  I managed to get all the colors in and focused on my favorite of the four- Tempting Turquoise.  I clear embossed the flowers to give it a little pop.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Embrace Life; Paper:  PTI White, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac; Ink:  Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow, Pink Passion, PTI Dark Chocolate;  Accessories:  SU! Markers, Turquoise GG Ribbon, Dimensionals, Clear EP, Heat Tool, Versamark Marker;

Hope you are staying warm.

Many blessings,  Diane

Sweet Brilliant Pumpkin Gardens – CC200

What a strange title!  It’s the color combo challenge for today on SCS and I added the “Sweet” to go with this cute, cute and yummy image from Great Impressions.  The colors are Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green.  I love the green and pumpkin together and managed to work in the blue to comply with the challenge.  I love Brilliant Blue, but adding it to the other two colors really WAS a challenge.  Check out today’s great challenge creations on SCS here.

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Supplies: Stamps: Great Impressions background and pie image, SU! So Very; Paper:  Bo Bunny DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, PTI White; Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Blush Blossom; Accessories:  Pumpkin Pie GG ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals, SU! Markers.

Many blessings,

Diane

Happy Holidays!!! CC199 BVC08

cc199-bvc08-as-for-me-and-my-houseI absolutely cannot believe that I haven’t posted since the first of December!  I was getting ready for the holidays and stayed a week behind it seemed.  I will post more tomorrow, but did want to play the Color Challenge today- what great colors- So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy and Handsome Hunter.  I didn’t get to my December Bible Verse Challenge card, so created a two-for-one .  Tomorrow I will make a few more and get them in the mail to my Bible Study gals and sweet friend Lisa.

This is one of our favorite verses and one that we try to follow every day.

I used the following supplies:

Stamps:  Stampabilities Joshua 24:15;  Paper:  Handsome Hunter, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, MME DP;  Ink:  Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron; Acessories:  Burgundy Satin ribbon, Primas, Bazzil Brad, Ticket Corner and Scallop Edge punches, SU! Markers, Dimensionals;

I sure hope your Christmas was wonderful and wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Blessings,

Diane