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Posts Tagged ‘summer’

ABC Series 2017: A is for…#1

A is for…Alligator!


Last year I came up with an ABC series for the blog…I missed the entire first half of the year but hoping to keep up with it for the second half!


Yesterday morning I created this card using an image from the cute Newton’s Nook Beach Pals set. I used MFT Blueprints 14 to create the layout for the card. I had so much fun creating this scene.



Have a great day!


Supplies ~

Stamps: Newton’s Nook Designs Beach Pals

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Sno Cone

PP: Doodlebug Designs Anchors Aweigh

Other: copics, MFT Blueprints 14, SU linen thread, SU Seaside embossing folder, SU dimensionals

Just Because for Share Joy Challenge



I made this card on Friday and mailed it out to a friend to say hello today.  I used the sketch and tic tac toe challenge at the Share Joy Challenge.


I used one of my favorite summer sets from Taylored Expressions, A Day in Paradise, for the main image and sentiment. The splatters were created using a stamp from SU Gorgeous Grunge and Marina Mist ink stamped off once.


I chose the first line for the tic tac toe portion of the challenge – wood veneer, stitching and ink splatter.


2016 Card 81 - Taylored Expressions A Day in Paradise


I just love how this card turned out!




Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Taylored Expressions A Day in Paradise, SU Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: SU Night of Navy, Marina Mist

CS: TE Sprinkles, Sugar Cube

PP: Authentique Seaside

Other: MFT Stitched Circle Stax, Studio Calico wood veneer, dimensionals

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!

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