Sunday, April 27, 2014

Make it Monday, Colour Me, Lawnscaping and More



I am trying to get caught up from my trip, and finally had a bit of time over the past few days to make a few cards.




First up are two cards I made using the technique at Make it Monday #161:  Watercolor Splats using the colors from Colour Me #17.   After applying my inks using my mini ink daubers, I painted water spots all over the paper.  I was too impatient to wait for it to dry, so used my heat gun to speed up the process.  I cut the Memory Box Prim Poppy out of the panel, and then filled the space in with a white die cut that I had completely coated with Wink of Stella.  My sentiment is from Verve, and I put a tiny rhinestone inside the flower that is the 'o' in Mother.



OK, can  you see where this is going....What to do with the poppie die cut from my water splatted base?  Yes, you are right--I just made another card that is the opposite of the first card.  I added a bunch more tiny little water splats just on the flowers.  My sentiment is stamped with Brilliance Lightning Black--one of my favorite specialty black inks--I just love how muted and shimmery it is.   I am linking this card up at this week's Simon Says Wednesday Keep it Clean and Simple.




I'll be linking both cards up at Make it Monday and Colour Me.





The challenge this week at Lawnscaping #80 is Mini.  How fun is that?  I love mini things.  I've got two mini projects to link up today.  First up is this little mini birthday card, that I am also linking up at this week's Seize the Birthday Anything Goes. 

I made a little envelope using my Envelope Punch Board and paper from MME Happy Day.  I used the same papers to paper piece a mini birthday card using  the Hippo Birdie.  I'm so in love with this little mini card and envelope, I don't know if I will ever be able to use it.




I have another mini project for Lawnscaping #80--a mini paper cube.  Hard to tell in this close up photo, but this cube is 2" by 2" by 2", and I bought it at Impress.




I stamped three sides with flowers from Penelope's Garden.






Last up is a card I started making last week for Make it Monday, but did not finish it in time to enter.  I used the stamping and embossing on die cuts technique show in the video here.  I am entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Keep it Clean and Simple and Simply Create Too Challenge #60:  Stack em Up.  I stamped and embossed the flowers from In Bloom before die cutting them.  It did make it much easier to emboss.  I used my new Background Basics Art Deco in Soft Stone and Spring Moss for the background.  That stamp is really easy to line up.





Well, that's it for me today.  


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25 comments :

  1. Picture me, overwhelmed and inspired!! Your watercolor work is especially delicious, Joyce, with the perfect touch of splats!! Glad you are getting all settled back in and I hope your trip was awesome and enlightening! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Wow Joyce! You've been busy. I love all of your projects. I think my two favorite are the mini card and the paper cube. Oh how I love inky projects and yours are fabulous!

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  3. Wow Joyce you really DID get caught up on your card making!! These are all fabulous, as always. I adore the cute card with the patterned hippo!

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  4. Wow...you have been very busy! So many gorgeous cards and that sweet little note pad too, I love it! I love your sweet matching hippo card and envelope, so sweet. And your pair of Mother's Day cards are beautiful using the PTI MIM technique but your favorite of all your cards is your final card, I love those flowers from WMS and the way you paired them with that retro background, simply stunning. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!

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  5. Oh Wow, you have been so busy...I love all your projects...your little mini card and envie is too awesome!! Love that little hippo and birdie! And what you did with the MIM is fabulous also!

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  6. So many amazing projects--you have really been a busy bee! Love your mini card and that adorable cube. Fabulous job on everything!

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  7. Bet you had so much fun in your craft room. Love the two cards for MIM ,the negative is gorgeous! I have that little hippo set ,you have inspired me to use it .Your card is adorable with the matching envelope . Love the pretty flowers on the cube.

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  8. All your projects are fabulous but I especially like the two cards you created with our challenge colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me...!

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  9. So may lovely creations Joyce, how do you do it when you had a such a busy weekend! One fabulous card after another, great job with the splats!!

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  10. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

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  11. So many lovely creations, I especially love what you did with the negative image with this week's challenge colors - So glad you joined us this week at Colour Me...!

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  12. How great to see all your fabulous projects, Joyce ... love love love the prim poppy cards with the awesome splats, the mini card is adorable, the mini paper cube's so pretty ... and the last floral one is gorgeous, such rich colours! Anita :)

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  13. Wow, you don't joke around....so many great cards as soon as you came back! That note cube is going to be a lovely gift and you rocked the watercolor splashes.

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  14. Awesome projects, but I really like the layered flower card the best! Thanks for playing along at Simply Create Too!!

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  15. Gorgeous collection of cards! I especially love the ones you created for us. I cannot decide which is my favourite, well done :) Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to have you back again soon :)

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  16. adorable CAS cards..So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  17. Man, you don't mess around with catching up do you? LOL! I love the mother's day cards - those blues are gorgeous and the ink splats are really cool. Your mini card is adorable and I know what you mean about loving a creation so much you don't want to use it. :) Your In Bloom flowers are scrumptious and they look great with that background pattern!

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  18. Holy cow..this post is full of fabulousness! Your MIM cards are amazing...I can't even begin to decide which version I like best because I truly love them both. I don't blame you for not wanting to give away your mini card...I'd want to hold onto it, too. :) The paper cube is awesome, and your last card is lovely.

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  19. OMG! Smitten with that Hippo Birdie. Lots of beautiful cards (just what I've come to expect!!)

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  20. Oh my goodness! That matching mini envelope is genius! So many awesome projects in this post! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

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  21. All your cards are so pretty! Thanks for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope you join our next challenge too.

    Diane
    DT Member

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  22. Incredible cards Joyce, I love that box and hippo birdie card too. You are so talented :) look forward to visit ur blog

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  23. So sweet and funny!
    Thank you for joining us at STB this week.
    Hugs, Marzena, DT

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  24. Your cards are gorgeous! You certainly made up for lost time! Thanks for playing along this week at Seize The Birthday :)

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  25. LOVE the pair of prim poppy cards. Very snazzy! The little mini card is so cute! Great work on everything!

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