Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Layer It Up - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 THIS WEEK’S THEME AT THE

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

LAYER IT UP

Featuring products by

DOODLEBUG DESIGNS

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.


 For this card I used the following product

Lots of Love Bits and Pieces

Buffalo Check-Wood Grain 6x6 Paper Pad

So excited to share all the fun elements on this shaped card with you.

I started this card by separating all the pieces in the Lots of Love Bits and Pieces pack.



Since I am a visual person, this helps me to put together an idea.

I stared to play with the different flowers and put them together mixing up shapes and sizes.

This gave me the idea for the shaped card and just a whole bunch of flowers.

The card base is made with Circle Nesting Dies and Buffalo Check-Wood Grain 6x6 paper pad.

I let the process happen naturally, and just stared to layer elements on top of the circle card base.

Once everything was decided, I took all the elements off the card base.


   

This time as I placed the elements back on the card, I adhered them with glue or foam tape.

For a place to put a sentiment I used one of the tags that was included in the pieces pack.

I love all the layers that I have on this card.  This was a super fun project!


To finish this card, I add Glossy Accents and Clear Sparkle’s for my Spectrum Noir pen.

This completes my take on LAYER IT UP

Featuring DOODLEBUG DESIGNS

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




HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES TO CREATE THIS CARD

Lots of Love Bits and Pieces by Doodlebug

Buffalo Check-Wood Grain 6x6 Paper Pad by Doodlebug

Brushed FlowersStamp Set by Simon Says Stamp.

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

Glossy Accents by Ranger Ink

Clear Overlay Pen Sparkle Pen by Spectrum Noir

Big Momma Foam Tape by Simon Says Stamp

 

 

Do you use Instagram?

 

 

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

Monday, May 16, 2022

Ink Blot Shop Guest Designer

 

Hello everybody!

My name is Diane Morales, and I am so excited

 be your guest designer for the month of May

 Here at the Ink Blot Shop.

Here is my first card.




For this card I used the following items

Winging It Stamp Set

Botanical Boarders 6x6 Clear Stamp Set

Decorative Boarders 4x6 Stamp Set

For this card I used a mini slimline card base.

This is the perfect size for the Botanical Boarders Die.

To start my card, I stamped out my flowers.

I am not sure what made me decide on a pink and gray theme, but I and glad I did.

The bold pink color against the gray leaves is dramatic.


Once I finished coloring the flowers I carefully fussy cut them out.

To add interest and depth in the background I used one of the Decorative Boarders Stamps.

To finish out this card, I used a sentiment and Grasshopper from the Winging It Stamp set.

For a final touch I added Stickles to the Grasshopper

and Clear sparkle Spectrum Noir Pen to my flowers.

 

Thank you so much for joining me for this week card.

You Can find the stamps I used and all the other wonderful product at

 INK BLOT SHOP

Thanks for stopping by

Diane

 

 

Inky Paw's Challenge 173 - Color Challenge

 


Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We are at the halfway point of this current challenge.

Using the challenge colors, I created this card.


For this challenge I used the following Newton’s Nook Design’s product.

Best Mom Oval

Oval Frames Die

Using the challenge colors, I came up this this fun card.

I love a shaped card!

This card was so easy to do.

I started by stamping the flowers from the Best Mom Oval.

Using the challenge colors, I stared to color in the flowers.

I made sure to balance out the challenge colors so that the flowers really stand out.



I also stamped out my sentiment and colored in the “amazing” using the challenge colors.

Next, I die cut out my images using the Oval Frames Die.

I created a base for the card using green card stock and the largest Oval Frame Die.

To complete my card, I started by layering on the largest of my die cuts.

For the sentiment die cut I popped this up with foam tape.

For a finishing touch, I covered all my flowers with a Spectrum Clear Sparkle Pen.

And that completes my take on this challenge

Now it is your turn!

Show us your take on our fun color challenge

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be

OR

 

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

using random.org

                                                   Do you use Instagram?                                           

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

DIANE

 




Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Not a Card - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

THIS WEEK’S THEME AT THE

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

NOT A CARD

Featuring products by

TIM HOLTZ

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.



So excited to share all the fun elements on this Butterfly House with you.

To start this project, I found this wooden house at the local craft store.



The plan is to turn it into a butterfly house.

I am NOT in any way! a mixed media artist so I did the best I could do and enjoyed the process.

I decided on the color scheme based on the butterflies that I chose from the ephemera pack.

 Not knowing what to do, I covered the house with first with backdrop paper.

Huge mistake #1!!

I ended up covering this up with blue tape to paint the roof and base.

This led to some of the paper being damaged when the blue tape was removed.

I ended up covering the damage with Rose Design Tape around the base of the house.

Speaking of the roof, so much fun to do!


  I stared by smearing crackle paste on the roof and letting it dry.

Using a combo of peeled paint and rustic wilderness I panted over the crackle paste.

I LOVE the texture of the roof; I also painted the base of the house with the same color.

I did not like the hole on the front of the house.

That got covered with a die cut circle wrapped with washi tape.

To add on the ephemera elements, I kept it simple.


I pick a few that I liked and layered them up using foam tape on the front of the house.

To make the butterflies “fly” I glued them to Clear craft plastic and glued them to the back of the house.

For a final touch I picked a sentiment from Small Talk Stickers that

 I stuck to a piece of craft plastic for strength and glued to the front of the house.

This completes my take on NOT A CARD

Featuring TIM HOLTZ PRODUCT

 

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



 

HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES TO CREATE THIS CARD

Small Talk Stickers by Ideology/Tim Holtz

Rose Design Tape by Ideology/Tim Holtz

Field Notes EphemeraPack by Ideology/Tim Holtz

Backdrops Volume1 by Ideology/Tim Holtz

Peeled Paint Distress Paint by Ranger Ink

Rustic Wilderness Distress Paint by Ranger Ink

Opaque Crackle Paste by Ranger Ink

Big Momma FoamTape by Simon Says Stamp

Clear Craft Plastic from my stash.

 

Do you use Instagram?

 


 

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

 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Inky Paw's Challenge 173 - Color Challenge

 

Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We have a NEW challenge coming your way.

Using the challenge colors, I created this card.


For this challenge I used the following Newton’s Nook Design’s product.

Lilac Stamp Set

Frames and Flag Die Set.

Springtime 6x6 Paper Pad

I started this card by picking the green striped paper form the

Springtime 6x6 Paper Pad.

The original idea was to have three different lilacs.

Upon reconsidering the design this was going to be a bit much.

That is when I formed the idea of using the three colors on one lilac.


When coloring the lilac, I made sure to start at the top and work

 my way down so that the color would look even on the flower.

I also highlighted around the edge of each color so the colors would distinguish themselves.

There is a whole lot of green on this card I felt a simple banner of white cardstock

breaks up the color and is a wonderful place for my sentiment.

I also added two yellow butterflies to balance out the color.

Using a white gel pen, I add in a center to each of the flower.

To finish the card, I glazed over the lilacs with a shimmer pen to make the colors pop.


And that completes my take on this challenge

Now it is your turn!

Show us your take on our fun color challenge

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be


OR

 


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

using random.org

                                                       Do you use Instagram?                                           

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

DIANE