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Celebrating Summer #8



We are on to the last couple of Celebrating Summer posts! I know summer isn’t over for several weeks but I have something else up my sleeve for September :)


Another card from my crop last weekend, this one uses Sketch #554 from SCS.  I liked the split panel at the bottom.  At first I was going to use it as a sentiment panel but then decided to create a sea scene and cut the panel to add interest. I think it turned out pretty good!


2015 Card 88 - TE Under the Sea



I stamped several images from Taylored Expressions Under the Sea stamp set on Canson Watercolor paper and then colored everything with my Zig Clean Color brushes.  The background was a pain to color! The sentiment was stamped from the same set and then I added twine from the Twinery to finish it off.


Here is the sketch~



Have a great night!

Disney Layout: Animal Kingdom 2011

Hey, hey!  Happy weekend!!


I made this layout at a crop on August 1st, the day the Stuck?! sketch was posted lol…it’s been a busy month and I kept forgetting to post it!


2015 Page 11 - Disney 2011 AK Peacocks


I brought a ton of pictures with me from our first Disney trip in 2011.  I didn’t think these would be the first pics I’d grab but my scrap group had an inspiration challenge this month and it was a peacock picture with pretty colors.  So I ended up buying quite a few things to build this page.  I had so much fun misting and dabbing with Tim Holtz distress sprays & stains!  I also bought two of his new punches to make flowers.  I punched them out of white cardstock and used the stain on them.  The patterned papers are from an Echo Park boy line that I had with me for pics of my nephew. They worked great for these outdoor pictures!


Here is the sketch~

8 August 1 2015 - Stuck


The challenge closes at midnight tonight if you want to enter!

Celebrating Summer #7





Here is another card I made at the crop. This one for the sketch at Sketch Saturday.


2015 Card 84 - Riley Pool


I used an old Riley stamp back from when he was sold at Hanna Stamps (what a throwback, right??)  I don’t know what his official name is because it’s not on the stamp and I couldn’t find him online.  Riley was watercolored with Derwent Inktense pencils on Canson Mix Media 98 lb. paper.


I used Echo Park Splash paper for the background, MFT Orange Fizz Cardstock for the base and sprinkled Pretty Pink Posh Sunny Days sequins to finish the card.


Here is the sketch~



Have a great night!



Stamps: Riley from Hanna Stamps, sentiment (um…don’t remember which set I pulled it from!)

Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black

CS: MFT Orange Fizz, Canson Mix Media 98 lb

PP: Echo Park Splash

Other: MFT Circle Stax, Derwent Inktense pencils, Tim Holtz detail water brush, Pretty Pink Posh Sunny Days sequins

Celebrating Summer #6



I am back with another card from my crop. This is one of my favorites!


I used the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge with my LJD Sea Life stamp set.


2015 Card 87 - MFT LJD Sea Life


I started by die cutting a piece of Canson Mix Media 98 lb paper with MFT Stitched Oval Stax and watercolored it with MFT Sno Cone ink on an acrylic block.  After it dried, I stamped the leafy image in MFT Sour Apple ink and the bubbles in MFT Berrylicious ink.  I then die cut the fish with the coordinating dies with MFT Sweet Tooth cardstock and stamped the images with MFT Orange Fizz and MFT After Midnight inks.  The sand dollar was stamped with SU So Saffron ink and attached to the sentiment piece which was stamped in MFT After Midnight ink.  The patterned paper is from Echo Park Splash.  The card base is MFT Berrylicious cardstock.


Here is the sketch~



Have a great night!


Supplies~ all MFT unless otherwise noted

Stamps: LJD Sea Life

Ink: Berrylicious, Sour Apple, Sno Cone, Orange Fizz, After Midnight, SU So Saffron

CS: Berrylicious, Sweet Tooth, Canson Mix Media 98 lb paper

PP: Echo Park Splash

Other: LJD Sea Life dienamics, Stitched Oval Stax dienamics