Monday, October 5, 2015

You Are Awesome

I have lots of awesome friends and they would probably all love this card.
 I wanted to use the great CAS(e) this sketch so I pulled out some of my Altenew stamps.  I just love this set, I love the outline look to the leaves and flowers plus the allowed me to quickly add color with one of my favorite techniques, Distress Stains on watercolor paper.  
 This resulted in one of those one, two, three done kind of cards.  After I stamped all of the images to match the sketch, I embossed the images with clear embossing powder so that when I added a little bit of water and the inks, the black ink wouldn't run.  That neat sentiment is from another set of stamps by Altenew.  Some Liquid Pearl dots finish it off. 
Here is the CAS(e) this sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Beautiful Day

I wanted to put the Freshly Made sketch to use plus the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of Anything Goes.

 The sketch has three spots, I decided to make circles on watercolor paper with Distress Stains and then to accent them.  
 After my spots of color, I wanted the rest to be very simple with a black and white accent.  The flower is a stamp from Altenew and that neat sentiment is from Wplus9 Designs embossed with silver.  

 Here is the Freshly Made sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A friend is a smile God gives when you need one

Don't you just love that sentiment! Its fits any season.
 I wanted to use the colors from the Colour Q combo and the sketch from My Favorite Things so those challenges set the pace for my card.  That fun background was created with a My Favorite Things background stamp.  I stamped it in white, embossed it in white and then added color with Distress Stain in Hickory Smoke on watercolor paper.  That helped my card fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to not use patterned paper. 
 I'd been wanting to use these adorable pumpkins from My Favorite Things for some time and it just seemed like I could get them to fit the color combination.  I used a MFT's border die, it is actually from a square set but I cut it twice and made it fit the sketch.  The pumpkins have matching dies, my favorite way to stamp and cut shapes out. One pumpkin has Liquid Pearl dots added and another one is coated with Glossy Accents. 
 Here is the Colour Q challenge.
 Here is the My Favorite Things sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Leaves and more Leaves

I am holding onto summer with everything within me but I have a weakness for fall leaves and fall colors. 
 With the yellow and mint I kind of stayed with a slightly summer look but I still used leaves.  That really cute sentiment is from Paper Smooches and of course the background is the result of playing with some Distress Stain and watercolor paper. I used the Friday Mashup sketch for my card as well as the Addicted To CAS challenge to use leaves.  
 These leaves are die cuts from Lawn Fawn.  I feel in love with the great veins that the dies cut.  The leaves were also colored with Distress Stains.  
 Here is the Friday Mashup challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Friday, September 18, 2015

You're Brag Worthy

I needed a baby card so I turned to some online challenges for my starting point. 
 I used the color combination from The Paper Players.  I thought they were just made for a baby theme.  My card needed to be for a new little boy so how could I go wrong with this adorable little airplane from Reverse Confetti.  That cute sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
 I used the matching die set to cut out the airplane and the propeller making my card fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  Isn't that little background the cutest using a circle set of stamps from Simon Says Stamp.  The set has the outline circles and the solid circles.  By using the circles I made it fit the Cas(e) this sketch for this week.  All of the inks are Distress Stamp pads and I coated the airplane with Glossy Accents to make it a little more standout.  
 Here is The Paper Players challenge
 The Cas(e) this sketch.

Here is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Autumn is around the corner

I pretty much resist that thought because I love summer but I did like putting together this color combination.
 I wanted to use the CAS(e) this Sketch and this is the result.
 This really cute stamp and matching die set is from Simon Says Stamp.  I have pretty much become addicted to stamps that that have their own matching dies.  I used more Distress Stain to ink my stamps on watercolor paper.
 To go along with the sketch design, I used a Tim Holtz stencil and used Distress Stain in the dots of the stencil.  I so love the watercolor look. 
 Here is the CAS(e) this Sketch.
This also fits the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use stamps.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hello Friend

I wanted to use the Freshly Made sketch and I also wanted to keep my card on the clean and simple side.
 I used my watercolor paper for the entire card.  To go along with the sketch I used my Dotted label die from Lil' Inker.  I embossed the label into a piece of watercolor paper and then cut out a matching piece from the same die to add to the center.  I used a few Distress Stains to add color.  Spritzing the inks with water help to make then run and mingle.  
 The circle piece with the cut out "hello" is a die from Technique Tuesday.  This die set comes with several words so I used the word, "friend".  I added a piece of washi tape across the card. 
Here is the Freshly Made sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)