Sunday, July 31, 2016

Splits - Best Wishes


Headed to a Bridal Shower this afternoon, and I made this card to tuck in a Giftcard. I think using some color, helped to make this more of a shower vs wedding card...

Love the Splits series!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

SAF Redo...

So I immensely disliked my splatter card from SAF.  It just came across to Christmasy, and so when I sat down to create today, changing that card was at the top of my list.  I carefully took the round tag off, and added a new die cut that covered the original area.  I also kept my colors a little more simple, only using Pure Poppy ink.  I like it a lot better!

Original...


New and improved...


What do you think?!


Monday, July 25, 2016

July 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

At the moment, I'm preparing for the 2016 Stamp-a-Faire. I know it will keep me busy this weekend, so I've already made my card for the July Blog Hop.  The colors in this month's photo, just spoke to me, and I was totally inspired!


I didn't just use the colors, but also the design in the curtains, and the pretty flowers in the pillow.


I used Soft Stone with a stencil for the background, and attached the card front to an Aqua Mist card base.  The sentiment is from Choose Joy.

Can't wait to see what others came up with! 

Luanne


Sunday, July 24, 2016

SAF 2016: FAREWELL

Oh! I can't believe it's over!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Papertrey Ink!  I think this could have been my favorite Stamp-a-Faire ever! I love how we focused on our art, and the wonderful Masters, and I'll include the design team in that list.  I especially loved the clips about the artist and their techniques. I was mesmerized.  Can't tell you how much you are loved and appreciated!


Until next year......!!!




SAF 2016: COLOR BLOCKING WITH LEXI DALY

My last card, and I love this (new to me) set from Lexi.  It worked perfectly for the Andy Warhol color blocking technique.  I chose fun, happy colors for my card...


I think it will work for any kind of celebration, not just birthdays!  And let's face it, you can never have enough ice cream!!

SAF 2016: MASTERING DRIPS & SPLATTERS WITH LIZZIE JONES

So dear Lizzie! This challenge was the hardest one for me! Of course, I got it in my head to use a red background, so it would mimic one of the paintings shared... The yarn with yellow paint, really didn't show up, but I still worked with it!  I'm afraid my project looks a little Christmassy, but maybe someone has a birthday around then! 


Haha! I still had a lot of fun trying this out, and know I'll use the techniques she shared for many more cards! Thank you Lizzie!

SAF 2015: POINTILLISM PLAY WITH HEATHER NICHOLS

This challenge was easier and faster than I thought it would be!  Trying to find the right stamp, was a little bit harder, but opted to use Vintage Linens again.  The sentiment is from the new set, It's the Thought, which I already love!


Thank you Heather, for a fun and new way to ink up our stamps!  

SAF 2016: MASTERPIECE INSPIRATIONS WITH THE TEAM

I have really always loved the art of Monet, so I chose to style my card off Dawn's water lilies inspiration.  I found another piece of his to use as mine, he painted many irises too. 


I fell in love with the rich purples and blues!  And here is my finished piece...


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to finish more challenges today!  


Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016: FLORAL IMPRESSIONISM WITH MELISSA PHILLIPS

This was so much fun!  I had to hunt for a set that had outlines, and Vintage Linens filled the bill.  I also looked at some photos on Pinterest, to help choose the colors to use.  The basics are Pale Peony and Aqua Mist. The colors I used for watercoloring, are Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Vintage Jadette.  


I used the larger Friendship Jar, because the flowers are bigger, and used a French Scrip background stamp all over.  The tag is from Tinier Tags with a bow made from silver thread.

On to the next challenge!

SAF 2016: GILDED IN GOLD WITH DANIELLE FLANDERS

For this challenge, I decided to use a Coverplate Pretty Frame.  I actually had one cut from Sweet Blush, that never seemed to work with anything. VoilĂ - now it's gold!  I've used the Navy Pin Dot paper, and the flowers are from Mums the Word.  I added some vellum leaves too.


The gold paint was smelly, but worked great!  By the way, have you watched "Woman in Gold" starring Helen Mirren? Fabulous film, and the painting in the film is much like the artist and clip that Danielle shared. I loved it and so will you!

SAF 2016: STARRY NIGHT WITH AMY SHEFFER

I'm a big fan of designer Amy Sheffer, and just watching her work her magic on the night sky was awesome!  I made two panels, thinking the first was too dark, but it did dry lighter like she said it would, so now I have a second panel for future use!  I forgot to get black ink, so I've left her tree skyline for another time, probably on that extra panel....!


I picked a simple verse from Light of Life, stamped and embossed on vellum.

Thanks for looking!

SAF 2016: MASTER COLOR RECIPES

Oh my! Amazing inspiration to start us off today! I can't wait to make more from this awesome list of beauty.  To start this morning off thought, I chose Renoir


Such richness in some of my favorite hues.  This was the direction I went ~ Some Like it Hot! Haha, I just knew those pinks were screaming for my new flamingo!


Off to try out a night sky now.... Love VanGogh too! 



Friday, July 22, 2016

SAF 2016: Share Your Masterpiece!

I actually have two, but I'll only pick one as my masterpiece. ;)  This first one, was one I loved, because it was a customer request, and all he asked for was the sentiment, "Just Because". I loved how it turned out, he loved it, and so did his wife!


But, this was what I would consider my "Masterpiece" this year.  It was for one of Melissa's Make it Monday's, to make one of her awesome scrappy bows!


It just turned out exactly how I wanted it to, Watercoloring, Embossing on Vellum, and my attempt to create a shabby chic scrappy bow!

Looking forward to a fun weekend! Thanks PTI, for helping us to create masterpieces all the time!

Luanne




Saturday, July 16, 2016

CREATE ALONG WITH US: JULY 2016

Today I have a card that was inspired by the wonderful Melissa Phillips!  She is so creative, and I love how she adds special little touches to every project she makes.  I chose this card,


I had experimented with her Friday Inspiration technique, and used that card base as a start, since she had used one in her cute flamingo card.


I used some of the Chicken Scratch paper in Aqua Mist, and used my waves and boat for the pop of color. The sentiment has stamped in Hibiscus Burst, for another punch of pink. My holes were made the old fashioned way, with a paper pierced.

Thanks Melissa for how you inspire me, and thanks for stopping by...
Luanne


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A week at the beach!

I just got back from a week at Siesta Key for a family reunion. It was fabulous! This is the view from ou condo on July 4th...


People were claiming their spots for the day!  Needless to say, I came home thinking about using my new Simple Shells stamps!  

First I created a card like Heather's. I loved the colors she chose, stamped on Classic Kraft!


Then I tried using various colors, for a traditional look.


And then I went for a monochromatic pallet, that was inspired by some coasters in our condo!


Fun set to play with!  Can't wait to make some more!!