Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Red/White and/or Blue - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

The theme is RED/WHITE and/or BLUE

Featuring stamps and dies by AVERY ELLE

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

But… If you have some of their product in your stash,

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


First, how cute is this Peek A Boo Boat Stamp Set!

To get all this cuteness on a card it had to be slimline size.

Using the Slimline Nested Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp

I create a card base with Audrey Blue card stock.

Knowing there was going to be A LOT of blue on the card

I used Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray to break up some of the color in the background.

I used the Slimline Stitched Hillside Boarders by Lawn Fawn

and Soft Navy card stock to create “waves”.



I lined up my “waves” the way I wanted and attached them to the card base.

I also embossed on my sentiment using White embossing powder.

Next, I stamped, colored, and my images using my Spectrum Noir markers.

I kept the red white and blue coloring flowing by adding shades of teal

and I even managed to sneak in a pop of yellow on the boat flag.

After die cutting all my colored images out, I started 

the placement of everything on my card base.

I propped up items here and there with fun foam as needed.

For a final touch I painted on some sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen.

 

That completes my take on RED/WHITE and/or BLUE

I almost forgot the good news!




The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane

 

SUPPLIES USED:

Peek A Boo Boat Stamp Set by Avery Elle

Peek A Boo Boat Die Set by Avery Elle

Slimline Nested Rectangles bySimon Says Stamp

Slimline Stitched Hillside Boarders by Lawn Fawn

Audrey Blue Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

Soft Navy Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp (folded card)

Dylusions White Linen Ink Sprayby Ranger Ink

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers

Onyx Black Versa Fine Ink byTsukineko (stamping ink of choice)

Versa Mark Emboss Ink Pad by Tsukineko (embossing)

White Embossing Powder by Ranger Ink

Fun Foam (pop up the layer)

 

Do you use Instagram?

 

If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge 151 - Summer Vibes

 

Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We have a NEW challenge coming your way.

Here is my take on the challenge.


 Summer has officially begun. Time to get out to the beach and enjoy life.

Here on the Gulf Coast, you can see so many interesting things at the beach.

The Tranquil Tides Stamp Set reminds me of all the found objects of the Gulf Coast.

I must admit, when I first got this stamp set way back when I was not sure how to use it.

Fast forward to 2021 and I have change as a crafter and there are stencils!

For the background on this card, I got out the Wave & Splashes Stencil.

My color choices

Evergreen Bough

Peacock Feathers

&

Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink

Once I got my card top taped down, I placed my stencil down and started inking.

When I stencil, I do not have expectations. I just ink until I like the way it looks.


Satisfied with the background, I placed it aside to dry

and turned my attention to the stamps in the Tranquil Tides Stamp.

I stamped out all the sea critters in various colors that matched the background.

I used Distress Oxide Ink so that the colors wound be bold.

I die cut out all my stamped images and got ready to build the card.

I knew what sentiment I was using, and stamped it out onto one of

the circles form the Circle Frames Die.

I lined up the sentiment circle where I wanted it on the card and

propped the circle up with foam tape.

I added on my stamped images to my sentiment circle until I liked what I saw.


Next, and ALMOST a complete re-do of my stamped images,

 I added on dots of White Nuvo Drops.

I was under the assumption that my Oxide Ink was dry enough.

WRONG! The Nuvo Drop did lift the color a bit and start to migrate.

I do like the way it looks, and it added a bit of light contrasting color.

To finish off the card, I added a bit of sparkly gems and

created a base for my card out of white card stock.

Now that my card is done it is time to show us your take on this fun challenge. 

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as

 


OR


to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

     Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

 

DIANE

 


 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Animal Antics - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 




 The theme is ANIMAL ANTICS

Featuring stamps and dies by LAWN FAWN

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

If you have some of their product in your stash,

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


This week I chose to create a shaped card.

There are going to be a lot of elements that are going on this card I needed

 a nice stiff card base, so I used #120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp.

 I die cut out my card base using the Scalloped Circle Stackables Die by Lawn Fawn.

I created a “sky” using Watercolor Wishes 6x6 paper by Lawn Fawn

For the “ground” Knock on Wood 6x6 paper by Lawn Fawn. (retired)

Using the same Scalloped Circle Stackable die,

I simple die cut a piece of each paper and cut them in half.


 I now had the perfect base for all my elements.

My first element comes from the Car Critters Stamp Set.

The mini bears and red car set the scene for being lost in the woods.

The “woods” are created from trees in the Happy Trails Stamp Set.

I set my trees at various heights with the larger two trees up front

propped up on foam to give the card dimension.


I finished up my shaped card with a sentiment created from 

the Car Critters Stamp Set, the Everyday Sentiment Banners, and some foam tape.

That completes my take on ANIMAL ANTICS

I almost forgot the good news!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

 and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane


 

SUPPLIES USED:

Car Critters Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn

Happy Trails Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn

Scalloped Circle Stackables Die by Lawn Fawn.

Everyday Sentiment Banners by Lawn Fawn

Watercolor Wishes 6x6 paper by Lawn Fawn

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp (card base)

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers

Onyx Black Versa Fine Ink by Tsukineko

Fun Foam (pop up the layers)

Do you use Instagram?

 

If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 150 - Sketch Challenge


 Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We are at the halfway point of this current challenge.

What an awesome sketch we have for you to work with.

Here is my take on the challenge.

It is blazing HOT in Texas right now.

I came up with an idea to create a card that was like the rainbow sherbet I loved as a kid.

It all starts with the background.

I used Lemon Chiffon cardstock and the Large Scalloped Rectangle

from the Frames and Flags Die Set.

To create the element in the back I used the curved edge rectangle from

the same die set and white card stock.


I love texture in my cards, using the Petite Snow Stencil and Versamark Ink

 I stenciled on my little snowy dots and then heat embossed everything with clear embossing powder.

Texture achieved!

I used the Large Banner from the same die set to create another element in the background.

This time I used some Raspberry card stock and the little do-dad stamps 

that are in the Summer Scoops Stamp Set.

I did trim this banner down a bit to fit the style of the sketch.


Speaking of the Summer Scoops Stamp Set, that is my featured stamp set.

This is A Newton’s Nook Classic and one of my favorites.

I used bright citrusy colors to stand out on the front of my card.

To finish off this card I created a sentiment created from one of the Speech Bubble Dies.

I did trim down the die to fit the size I needed and rounded off the corners.

I also added a bit of sparkle with matching Stickles

Show us your take on this fun challenge. 

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as

OR



to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

 

DIANE




Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Create A Scene - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

 We are CREATING A SCENE

featuring products by Lavinia Stamp

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

If you have some of their product in your stash,

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


When I was strolling around the Simon Says Stamp website looking 

for something to use for this challenge I came upon the PODS Stencil.

I was struck by the organic and kelp-like look of the stencil.

 A perfect for a background for fish.

I also found the FLO clear stamp

I started my card by stamping my fishes.

Chipped Sapphire

and

 Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink are colors of choice.


Once the ink on the fish was dry, I used masking paper to cover my fish.

Next, I Placed the PODS Stencil over the fish and taped everything down.

My color choice for the background is Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink.

I added enough ink to make my background stand out.

To finish up my card, I removed the making paper on my fish,

 cut down my card to even out my edges and create a card base

from a piece of Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock.


 For final touches I added some Glossy Accents here and there

and a sentiment strip from the Thinking of You Collection by Simon Says Stamp.

That completes my take on CREATE A SCENE

I almost forgot the good news!



The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

 and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane





SUPPLIES USED:

FLO Clear Stamp by Lavinia Stamps

PODS Stencil by Lavinia Stamps

Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink

Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink

Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink.

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp (card base)

Neenah Desert Storm  80lb Card Stock.

Thinking of You Sentiment Strips by Simon Says Stamp

Masking Paper by Simon Says Stamp

Glossy Accents by Ranger Ink

Blending Brushes

 

Do you use Instagram?

 

If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.