Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Father's Day card

Hello Everyone,
Thought I'd pop onto my blog and show you the only Father's Day card I needed to make this year.
When I saw this image from Sugar Pea Designs, I couldn't resist. I jumped on Pinterest to get inspiration from my 'Just the sketch" board. I used my new Tim Holtz oxide distress ink pads to color the fossilized amber diecut mat. These pads are freakin' awesome. If you use a MISTI, you can use them to stamp sentiments. I'm on a quest to get my ink pad numbers to a reasonable number --- say 50 or so. You don't want to know how many I have now. I can purge some older inkpads that don't allow you to use watercolors and/or copics.

So here's my card.

Isn't he just the most adorable? His weight has sparkly Wink of Stella in silver on it. The sentiment is from a tiny set from Technique Tuesday. My son-in-law is a lay pastor at our church, and always says, "That's how I roll." I used Prima Julie Nutting watercolor pencils for hair and skin tones. These pencils are proving to be very useful. My SIL is bald, so I only had to color skin...yippie, not my fave body part to color. Everything else on this card is from my stash.

I am entering my card here Tuesday Throwdown, For the Men.

Let's see your Father's Day cards. We all know we don't have enough masculine cares in our stashes.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Simply Create Too Challenge no. 128, Summer Fun

Hi everyone.

It's been quite some time since I've blogged and my mojo hasn't been on its game. I've made the obligatory graduation card, and a birthday card now and then, but nothing spectacular. I've joined in on a swap or two, but didn't remember to take photos of my work. Then I took off for a few days of planned vacation with my daughter who had to work and grand-daughter. We went to Wash. D.C. I've never done so much walking in my life. It is indeed a walking city with every major museum having free admission, we did our best to enjoy the culture.

Simply Create Too has its monthly challenge this month and so I put together this cute card using a frog image that I think is perfect for summertime. The dsp paper is from an old pad and so is the sentiment. I had fun water-coloring with Zig water-color brushes and I do feel like I'm improving using this medium of coloring.\

And just for fun I entered my card here,  Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
I hope you get a chance this month to play along with our challenge. It's all about summer too.