Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Leaping Birthday

This is a big time CASE from a card I saw recently in an online card class.  My attempt (for what it's worth)  and explanation will follow in a bit.

First of all's time once again for the Scrapy Land Challenge!  Our theme is Anything Goes!  Come on over and join the fun and see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team!  All you have to do to enter is to be sure and use one of the brands of dies that the Scrapy Land store carries.  The winner will receive a great prize too.

Now, on to my CASE of a card.  This is so not me and just sorta got blobbed up a little but the idea was pretty cool.  I used watercolor paper and stamped an image with Gesso and then water colored over the image.  My problem happened when I used more of an outline image instead of a solid one so it really got washed out looking.  The thought was there though!  After that I die cut the Memory Box Leaping Deer and then added the white embossed sentiment to a strip of black card stock.  The enamel dots were then added.  Like I said, the idea was good anyway. 

That's it for today and thanks so much for stopping by.......Be sure and check out Scrapy Land Challenges now.


Monday, March 2, 2015

A Bit of Sunshine

Some of you are still buried in snow, so thought I'd bring a little sunshine in your life today.  We're not exactly warm enough here in Texas for this type of activity, but it's coming soon - hopefully!

The stamp set I used is from Newton's Nook and is called Newton's Summer Vacation.  For my one layer card I stamped the image and then the waves.  I sponged in some very light sky and added the little birds (from Newton's Nook Flirty Flamingos).  I added some Wink of Stella on the inner tube and then Glossy Accents. 

I'd like to enter this in the Inky Paws challenge at Newton's Nook - one layer.

After completing the above card I decided to make another one - same design with a different image.  I don't think this one is quiet as one layer though since I popped it up on the base card and added sequins.  Besides that, the twine got a little squirrely looking in the photo!    I still think it's cute though and will be a nice birthday card for someone.  I used stamps from Newton's Antics on this card.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Wanted: Someone Special

A fun card for someone special here at the Back Forty.  Guess this will probably have to go to Jim since they resemble each other - and he really is a special someone in my life.  Don't know if he'll agree with the resemblance though!

This is one of those - where was your freaking mind? - cards!  I stamped the image, from Crackerbox Palace, and then colored the bandana and hat band in blue.  All's good.......after getting it completed though I decided it needed to be red instead.  Stamped and colored again and paper pieced the bandana and the cut out the hat and popped it up over the one with the blue on it.  Instant dimension!  All's good once again.

Ok, let's make it look like a wanted poster.  YIKES!  Don't ever try what I did in the house!  I decided to burn around the edges for that rustic feel.  Got out the matches and fired up.  When you do that you're not only going to have burning paper everywhere but also a stench that will knock your socks off!  It was too windy to attempt this all outside so just carried on and then started spraying Fabreze everywhere!  Gives it a different look anyway.

Oh, the image was stamped on some vanilla Neenah card stock and then added the Paper Studio wood looking paper.  I sponged around the image and base card with Antique Linen.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I added a tiny red heart and the twine.

I'll enter this in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by.........and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cow Are You

Cowabunga. how now brown cow, till the cows come home, and all those other cute cow sayings!  We have cows in Texas.  Yep, all kinds of cows....but don't know if I've ever seen any as cute as these two.  Although I did have one a long time ago named Harold that was almost as cute.  Anyway.....

They're from Deedee's Digis and I've used the pre-colored version today.  The set also comes in the line version you can color yourself AND that cute cowhide looking paper AND sentiments.  A win win situation!  Be sure and check out Deedee's Digis for not only this set but so many more as well.  Plus, there's our monthly progressive challenge going on and you can read all about it there.

I actually printed out the big mama twice and popped her up to give some dimension.  The sky was sponged in and sun added.  Like I said, the black and white patterned paper came with this set of digis but then I added some red and white gingham check paper as well.  A bit of twine and it's done.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

You're Pawsome

Just a quick birthday card to share today.........

This will be going to one of the granddaughters who loves Rambo and Sassy (bless her heart).  Of course they're pretty easy to love though.  The dog and cat stamps and dies are from Simon Says Stamp and I also used the Stitched Hillside Borders die from LF and a balloon die from Paper Smooches.

I'll be taking this little Rambo and Sassy over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop for her snippets challenge.  Um.....I think they're going to be joining a bruiser of a guard dog over there!  Pretty scary but just know that Rambo and Sassy will fit right in!!  Check out what I'm talking about HERE. LOL!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Sharing a Carrot

It's a mouse - and a rabbit!  Nothing better than sharing a carrot with friends I guess.  Rambo (our doxie) and I usually share one too.  Never knew a dog would like carrots.  Anyway..........

I used the House Mouse stamp called Carrot Friends - colored in Copics and then popped up and mounted on a stitched die.  Two pieces of different patterned paper were added and then the ribbon.  I have so much patterned paper and never seem to use it enough, but sure know how to collect it - just like everyone else I suppose.

I'd like to enter this in the challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge (Friends).

Thanks for stopping by.........and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bouquet Splat

Scrapy Land Challenge is up again and we have a fun theme for you this time.  SPLAT - Use spray mists, paint, inks, one of the brands from the Scrapy Land store too of course.  Be sure and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize from the store.  Also, check out all the inspiration from the Design Team.

I used a Memory Box die called Blushing Bouquet that can be found in the Scrapy Land store.  It's a fairly large die - at least for me - and pretty well takes up the entire card.  The die was cut twice with one of the cuts being on the polka dot paper like the edging.  A pearl was added to the center of each flower and the sentiment (from Stampin' Up) was embossed on vellum with Liquid Platinum. 

The SPLATS!  I've watched all the videos, etc. on how to do that bit of putting the ink of a paintbrush and then tapping it to make the cute little splats.  Not going to happen with me though because I run out of patience way too quick!  I did pretty good on them for a while on this and then figured it was taking too long so instead of tapping I THUMPED!  Now the splat looks like a splatter.  I guess splats and splatters are pretty much the same though so there you are!  Oh, I used Peacock Feathers distress ink mixed with water for the splats/splatters.

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