Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Card Positioning System 113)

I've been busy gardening and shopping for the garden so not much is happening in the stamping area.  I made this VERY QUICK card today for this week's Card Positioning System challenge.
Click on the card itself to see the colors better.  The green is kind of washed out in the small version.

White card:  Pack from Peterson-Arne
Black paper: Wausau
Green Paper:  Scrap???
Stamp: Magenta
Ink: Colorbox Black
Embossing powder : Make and impression black
Ribbon:  May Arts
Green Pearls: KaiserCraft

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

Photo locations : 
Great Art - Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy
Smart car - Bari, Italy
Responsible refuse - Agua Calientes, Peru
P.S.  That "Great Art"  is by Maurizio Nannucci (2003)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 50)

I found another blog with another sketch so I thought I would give it a whirl today.  I added a couple of things to it because it "needed" a little "something"  after I got done.  This sketch came from 365cards blog and is for Day 50 - Super Sketchy Sunday.

Stamps - Girl - Inkadinkadoo, Alphabet - Stampabilities,  Snow spindle bold - Stampendous (yes- these are make your own snowflake stamps on the lavender paper!).
Felt flower - American Crafts
Paper - White glossy - Xerox, lavender - Wausau
Ink - Hero Arts Pigment Little Inker
Die - Spellbinders Oval
Ribbons - Blue - Making Memories, rick-rack - Wrights
Unknown elements - striped paper, holographic embossing powder, big jewel 

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Flight of Challenge (SSS#9)

I found a challenge at called So Sketchy Sunday.  Here is my version of the sketch #9.  All the stamping was done with Chocolate Ancient Page.  The background and the candy are stamps from Stamp Francisco (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers). The chocolate was embellished with a white Inkssentials pen.  The "Hand over etc." sentiment is a stamp I designed using  the Neuland alphabet.  Papers came from Wausau, Fox River and French Papers.  Rick-rack is from Wrights, button, Favorite Findings and ribbon by Offray. The chocolate and the sentiment were stamped light and then restamped with a dark layer of ink to provide shading.  Now go enjoy some know you want it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Rubbernecker Wacky Wed. #7)

It's Wacky Wednesday over at the Rubbernecker blog and I popped into the Rubbernecker Southwest stamps drawer today to meet the challenge. The top picture is the inspiration they provided and the bottom picture is my card.  It may be TAX DAY in the United States, but we don't want anybody to have bad dreams.


Stamp:  Dreamcatcher - Rubbernecker Stamps
Stencil:  Dreamweaver (Tiles)
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black and Ancient Page Asstd. Colors (pounced onto white cardstock over stencil with Color Dusters by Judikins)
Texture plate - Leather by Fiskars used on black cardstock with Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Papers - Wausau Papers
Dies - Spellbinders Vintage Alphabet (applied with a Quikie Glue Pen by Sakura (best thing since sliced bread!)

Flight of Challenge (Card Positioning System 111 again!)

The CPS sketch was still on my desk and I needed to make another thank you card so I used the calendar box the gift I received was packed in to make the thank you card for the gift.  The box was reused for my gift, then I used part of the box for my card and I will recycle the rest of the box.  Another reminder to celebrate Earth Day Everyday! (In case you are wondering what was in the box, it was a great pair of FLAMINGO socks!)

Credits:  Image and tabs - Mary Engelbreit's Mary Days 2009 Calendar BOX.
Paper:  Wausau Papers
Stamp: Impression Obsession
Ink:  Versamark- Onyx Black

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Card Positioning System 111)

Here is  my version of the CPS111 sketch for this week.

"Papers" - Fabric store canvas, Starbucks "Hotel coffee" wrapper, tri-fold brochure paper from Staples, brown and green cardstock from a Grocery Outlet cardstock assortment.
Stamp - Auntie Amy Embossing Arts
Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Ink - Memories black
Colored pencils - Prismacolor
Glitter - Stampendous Pearl Glitter in Marigold
Texture plate - Fiskars "Braid"
Label and label maker - Rotex
Other- Mini-Luster Rub-Ons- Amber - by Craft-T Products (rubbed over braid texture on brown cardstock using finger)

Flight of Visitation

While I never took a class in ornithology it hasn't stopped me from watching birds and taking pictures of them.  I just managed to download this picture I took out my back window on March 26.  Though I'm not sure, I believe this is probably a not quite adult Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).  If you know it's something else let me know.  It sat in the back yard for about 5 minutes before flying into a tree and then it flew away.  This is the first time I have ever seen a hawk land in the back yard!  I assume it was there to admire the violets.  HA!

Flight of Challenge (SFYTT April 11)

On top is the outside of the card and below is the inside.  The outside is my version of the Sketch For You To Try on the i{heart}2stamp blog this week.  Just thought I'd show the inside too since I went ahead and finished the entire card.

Stamps: Garden squares are from one stamp designed by Annette Watkins, company unknown.
Woodstock is Stampabilities, Phrase from Rubbernecker and inside phrase from Impression Obsession.  The last three I went ahead and used a black marker to create the box so it would match the garden theme stamps.
Paper:  Wausau Papers and white glossy from Xerox
Ink:  Ancient Page Coal and colored with Marvy markers
Embossing folder Divine Swirls from Cuttlebug

Friday, April 10, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Card Positioning System 110)

Since Hero Arts is hosting the Card Positioning System sketch of the week I used only Hero Arts stamps on this card.  This features their Misty Swirl Pattern on the outside of the oval and Misty Garden Pattern inside the oval.  The sentiment is from their set "From the Heart Greetings".  The card and ink that appear lavender are actually a shade of pink but my scanner evidently can't "see" that color.

Other credits: 

 Oval Die - Spellbinders - Ovals
 Colored Foil - Amaco Sea Green Art Emboss
Ink - Colorbox - Celadon and Hero Arts Little Inker - Pink pigment ink
Foil decorated with a wheel from Ten Second Studio
Cardstock - Wausau Papers Astrobright Stardust and card from a pre-scored card pack from Peterson-Arne

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Flight of the Easter Bunny

Here comes that wacky rabbit again.  Above is the front and below is the inside of another Easter card.

Credits:  Stamps:  Words - Inque Boutique, Bunny - D.J. Inkers
Papers - Patterned - Heidi Grace (Fiskars), White/pink - DCWV, Turquoise/black  Wausau
Ink- Ancient Page- Turquoise and Coal Black
Punch - Fiskars
White pen - Ranger Inkssentials
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots embossing folder
Die cut was one of my first attempts using Cricut Design Studio and Welding
The waving rabbit was colored with good old Crayola markers!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Flight of the Easter Bunny

Hope you are making all the necessary preparations for Easter.  Here is an "Easter Parade" of ATCs.  Leave a
comment if you what to know the source of any of
the images.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Card Positioning System 109)

Today's entry combined two challenges, CPS 109 with the Hero Arts Blog challenge this week to make a one layer card using at least one Hero Arts stamp.  To do this I first cut a piece of regular typing  paper the size of the card front and cut a hole in the center using a Spellbinders 
Nestabilities circle.  Using repositionable  adhesive I placed the typing paper on the pink card front and using a Prismacolor pencil I made a line of color on the  inside of the hole.  Next I softened the edges using a paper stump with Gamsol. I stamped the  Hero Arts girl in the center of the circle opening with black Memories ink and likewise colored her with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  Next I removed the mask with the hole and placed the "typing paper circle" over the colored "hole".  I stamped the Hero Arts oriental flower border so it would resemble the two necessary elements on the CPS sketch. I proceeded to color them as above.  Finally I stamped the Rubber Stampede Posh Impressions cherry blossoms around the card front using Versamark ink and then embossed those images with clear embossing powder.  I think it sort of looks like a window card without a real window.  This sketch would have been very easy if I had cut and pasted to create the three necessary elements, but doing it all by stamping and masking made it into a "real challenge".