I've had lots of crafty time lately--yesterday because my girls got a ride home from school and today because I was keeping my oldest company while she did her homework and studied for her ACT. I had to take a pause to clean up my mess and post what I have done so far.
First up is a little number for CAS-ual Fridays CFC129: Shades of Gray. I used Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow, and am also linking to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is Tick Tock. My dies are from PTI Hands of Time, and the sentiment is from 2012 Birthday Tags--that ink is Heidi Swapp Teal, on sale for 40% off at Michaels. It's a really bright peacock blue and matches the enamel dots I had in my stash. I added the blue and red to brighten the card up a little.
My next card is for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#67 and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Tag It. I got this Jane's Doodles set, Home Sweet Home, a while ago, but had not had a chance to ink it up yet. I decided to paper piece everything with some SU paper, and used the Lil Inkers Love Tags for my focal point. I impressed my card front with the Lil Inker Circles and Diamonds Cover Plate because I thought it looked like a homey quilt.
My next card is for ColourQ cQc #231, Little Tangles #32: Inside of the Card and Stamplorations Sketch #7. It is my second time playing along with this sketch, but this time, I actually have Stamplorations stamps--Retro Mod Shapes. My sentiment and card inside are from Neat & Tangled Party Dots.
I have two cards for this week's Make it Monday #154: Color and Texture Tips for One Layer Cards. My first card uses Stitches and Swirls and the Solid additions. I embossed my Stitches stamps in gold, and then stamped over using the solids in Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice and Pure Poppy. My sentiment was stamped in black, but apparently wasn't dry when I was embossing, because the gold stuck, and so my sentiment is gold too.
My next card was really quick to make. I wanted to pull out some stamps I hadn't used in a while, and I used the Gallon/Quart/Pint rule for color, and stamped everything on top of something else. Another sympathy card for my stash.
I think my favorite of the day are these next two. I forgot that I had bought the Text Block Birthday die until I saw this card that Tracey posted this morning for Seize the Birthday. I cased this card by Laura Bassen from the PTI release last month. Laura used Copics, but I wanted to use water colors. I took a 3X4 piece of cardstock and scribbled a few different shades of every color of the rainbow in stripes down the paper using Inktense Water Color Pencils. Then, I wiped my water brush across the stripes. After that dried, I ran it through my Xyron Machine (thanks, Kim) and then cut it with the Text Block Birthday Die. I also cut a plain white piece of card stock after running it through the Xyron. I adhered the white die cut to a white card base, and filled in the spaces from the colored sheet. I'm entering these into the new challenge at Virginia's View #1 as well as Seize the Birthday.
I was left with a rainbow colored die cut, so I adhered that to another white card base, and had a super quick second card.
Here they are together. I can't decide which I like best--but I do think that they are my favorite thing out of all I made today.
As you can imagine, I have another giant mess to clean up.
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