I am on a roll today, with a second post! This one is for today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS. I saw this photo, and know it had tone made with the Modern Cross Coverplate.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
I used New Leaf, Berry Sorbet and Enchanted Evening. The colors are fresh and springy together. Fast, (well after I took the guesswork out for you!..).
Have a great day!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
I actually made my Make it Monday card on a Monday! I would love to have every Monday off to play! After running around this morning, I spent the afternoon in my craft area. Love when I can do that! I watched Dawn's tutorial, and now I this I need those butterflies.... I did make my card like her other sample, using Modern Cross Quilt stamps and Coverplate. I also chose one of the trendy color combinations from this week's blog hop contest. I loved reading everyone's color ideas! Yellow and gray was mentioned several times...
I also used two of my Boutique Border sets, Congrats and Thanks. This was tricky, but the end result was reall cool.
Thanks for coming by!
This weekend, I finally used some of the new scribble items. They've been sitting on my "to play with" pile, and I've still got to give the stamps a little ink! But for this card I chose a little tone on tone for texture.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
This month we have been challenged to use Aqua Mist and Melon Berrry on our project. These colors are just so pretty together! I really wanted to use flowers on my card, and PTI has a plethora of them! I chose to do tulips, inspired by the photo, and my recent trip to Holland. They are my favorite flower of all!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I really loved Betsy's watercolor technique this week. I finished and didn't want to cover it up with a sentiment! It reminds me of an old fashioned wallpaper.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Cased this card from inspiration files from PTI. I loved the colors, and used them with my diagonal plate. I added the little doggie, because this is for my daughter and she has a little cutie schnauzer named Piper. She'll love it!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
I celebrated my birthday this week, and have a lot of thank you cards to make! So this morning I had a chance to make a couple just for me to use!
For the first one I used Stitches and Swirls. I love these stamps, and haven't used them since I first got them. I pulled out a sketch and color recipe to help put this together.
Next up, I made another cluster stamping card for this week's Make it Monday. I won't tell you that this was my third try with this color scheme. I had a little trouble the smearing, while wiping off the embossed letters. I finally realized I needed to blot with the orange and red inks!
I added a little button accent made with the button dies. I love how they add without adding bulk for mailing!!
That's it for now. Have a great day!
Friday, May 16, 2014
My stepdaughter's birthday is coming up quickly, and I thought she might like a bicycle card this year. Makes me thing of spring, even though summer is just around the corner!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In this week's Make it Monday, Heather showed us how to make magic with cluster stamping. It was a fun way to use some of our smaller stamps with a larger sentiment embossed with clear EP. I used Wet Paint and the small Hexigon stamps to create my card.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
I used the new Botanical Blocks for my card, and then I pulled out Simple Sunflowers to decorate my envelope. They really compliment one another. I used my sticker machine for the flap, to make it more mailable, as Danielle suggested. I really like how the water coloring added to this one!
Here is a close up of the envelope.
Hope you've had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Hugs ~ Luanne
Wishing all my Blog friends a Happy Mother's Day today! Whether you are a mom or have one, enjoy memories today as we celebrate the Moms in our lives!
On another note, here are two shots of our wonderful vacation. They are the views from our hotel porch in Nice on the French Riveria! It was fabulous!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I had a little time today to get Stampy! It's hard to get settled after traveling, but I had a shorter day at work today, and thought I could use a little inky time... I first watched Danielle's video. Such a fun way to finish off a card!
Thanks for stopping by!
Of course I had to make a card to go with it! The stamps used are from Natural Beauties, Half & Half and Background Basic Postmarks. My coworkers may notice some Ocean Tide fingers tomorrow, as I made some paintbrush splats too!
This will be a hand delivered card, as I couldn't resist adding the sentiment to the outside! The colors are sweet blush, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz, ocean tides and dark chocolate.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Today a few pictures from the fabulous Rijksmuseum. It was full of Dutch history and fabulous Artisans.
A beautiful collection of Delft hand painted pottery
Wonderful art from Rembrandt
He actually painted himself into this one!
And even history from the Holocost....
One more from the Gardens at Kuekenhof.....!
Monday, May 5, 2014
When we first arrived in Amsterdam, it was a huge national holiday called King's Day. Everyone from Holland comes to Amsterdam, and you wear "orange", the countries color. Wall to wall people, and many of them celebrating on boats in the canals through out the city.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Today I'm going to share a few photos (of the +100)! That I took at Kuekenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. Honestly, I could not stop photographing the millions of blooms there! I know I'll find much inspiration in the future and I highly recommend visiting there if you ever have the opportunity. It definitely was one of the highlights of our trip! (Dawn McVey, you would love this place, so I thought if you while I was there!!)
Also, I had the opportunity to meet a friend from the PTI Forum, Hanne, while we were there! It was great to learn about her life in Holland, and to see pictures of her darling little one! The time just flew by...
How cool is that??
Thanks for letting me share a little of our fun adventure! I hope to share a few highlights over the next few days as we get settled at home.
Hugs ~ Luanne