Sunday, July 14, 2019

Mermaid for Each Other IPC 102


Happy Monday!
Welcome to a new INKY PAW’S CHALLENGE!
Check out this fun sketch we have for you to use.


Summer is here, so I decided to go in a beachy direction.


Mermaid for Each Other a card by Diane Morales | Purr-Made Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

This card all starts with the background.
I used 3 types of Distress Oxide Ink and spattered them on a paint pallet.
Spray on a little water, and smash down your precut cardstock onto the ink.




Make sure you dry your inky creation with a heat gun right away
to keep the colors from over blending.
While that was drying, I turned my attention to my purr-maids form the
I stamped and colored my images in using matching colors from the background.


I kept the background elements simple; die cutting out 2 rectangle panels.
One of the panels, I embossed with the
The second panel I inked in with Abandoned Coral Oxide Ink
Then layer the two elements on top of each other.
A splash of a different color and the bottom element.
was provided by the seahorse and sentiment from the same stamp set.


After I assembled all the elements for the card, I used one of
my favorite crafty items….. EVER!!! Frosted Lace Stickles


This Stickle adds a whole lot of sparkle without
taking away from the color underneath.
That is my inspiration for this sketch.
Here is the crafty aftermath of this card!


Now it is your turn!
Don’t forget to link up your creations
Using the link in the challenge picture above.

Thanks for dropping by!

Diane




Sunday, July 7, 2019

Picnic Time IPC 101

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.
Check out these colors!
 
Using the challenge colors I came up with this card.

PIcnic Time a card by Diane Morales | Woodland PIcnic Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I used Kraft cardstock and the large scalloped rectangle die from
the FRAMES AND FLAGS DIE SET to create the base for my card.
My background grass come from the LAND BOARDERS DIE SET.
On top of that I used images from the WOODLAND PICNIC STAMP SET
colored in with Distress Ink.


I felt my scene needed a little extra of the pink challenge color,
so, I decided to add some Butterfly’s from the
Just a simple fun card!

Now it is your turn!

What will you create using these fun colors?
Use the link in the challenge picture above.
Thanks for stopping in.
Have  a great week!

Diane


Sunday, June 30, 2019

What's the scoop? IPC 101

Happy Monday!
Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!
I hope everyone had a great time playing along with challenge 100!
This time we have a color challenge.

What is Red, Pink, Lime Green and Brown
ICE CREAM!
What's the scoop? a card by Diane Morales - Summer Scoops Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs.

It has been blazing hot in Texas, and ice cream has been on my mind constantly.
The Summer Scoops Stamp Set is the perfect for this card.
Coloring should never be stressful, so I just had fun coloring MY ice cream.
I challenged myself to use ONLY the challenge colors on this card.
This made color placement very interesting.
I ended mapping my colors out a couple of times before
I had the color story I was looking for.

Once all the ice cream was colored in, I turned my attention to the background.
This was created using the Bokeh Stencil and Twisted Citron Distress Ink.

I keep adding ink to circles and stencil till I got the correct color match to my ice cream.
Keeping with the circle theme, I stamped my sentiment on a circle of white cardstock.
I hope you enjoyed my take on our challenge theme.
Now it is your turn, use the link in the challenge picture above
To show us your creations.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a lovely week.
Diane




Sunday, June 23, 2019

Iconic Newton IPC 100


It is the second week of the current Inky Paws Challenge.
In case you did not know, we are 100!


What incredible projects everyone is linking up so far.
I am blow away by everyone’s craftiness!
My “COPYCAT” is from Challenge #29


I LOVE THESE COLORS.
 A record breaking 9 STAMP SETS went into making this card.

Iconic Newton a card by Diane Morales| various Newton Stamps Sets by Newton's Nook Designs

Using some iconic Newton images,
I bravely stamped all of this at once and did not uses a Misty!


My color is provided by Sharpies in the coordinating challenge colors.
I also added in sequined stars for some added bling!


Now for the list!

And finally,

I don’t recommend you use this MANY stamp sets,
But I do recommend that you play along using
the link in the challenge picture above.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs

Diane



Monday, June 17, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge 100


HAPPY 100!
Today at the Inky Paws Challenge we are hitting a milestone!
100 CHALLENGES!

I am so happy and thrilled to be a part of this celebration!
My journey with Newton’s Nook Designs started in 2015.
I was new to cardmaking and I was looking for a cat stamp set that
mimicked all the crazy stuff my cats did.
That’s when I found the 
My love for Newton’s Nook was born!
I started playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge Shortly after that.
Next thing I know I’m getting the most amazing e-mail from Jennifer
asking me to be on the Challenge team and….
 70 plus challenges later, here we are!
My inspiration for this challenge is the very 1st challenge that I attempted.
Challenge # 27


I got the Kraft paper right but, was heavily lacking in the sparkle part.
Here is the redo!

IPC 100 a card by Diane Morales| Newton's New Year Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

For this card I decided on the
I started with a Kraft card base, and for my sparkle, I used one of the
 smaller stamps in the set and gold embossing powder
 to make the background shine.


For the sentiment I used the 
to create a place for my sentiment.
The sentiment is part of the

Now it is your turn!
Come and celebrate with us!
Don’t forget to show us your creations using
the link in the challenge picture above.
 Thanks for dropping by.
Hugs

Diane

Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Load of Fun IPC 99

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge!


All I can say is WOW!
What incredibly crafty projects everyone is coming up with!
I came up with this card.

Loads of Fun a card by Diane Morales | Newton Cleans Up Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

EVERYBODY that has a cat knows that laundry becomes
extra if your cat is anywhere nearby.
The buzz of the dryer is like a dinner bell for my cats!
This is the Purrr-fect stamps set to use with rainbow theme.
The hardest part was deciding where the colors will go!
The natural choice was to have an orange kitty,
so that is my staring point.
Once my kitty was colored, I filled in my “laundry”
with colors that best match that orange kitty.


In the end I had a last color of yellow.
Why not make that my laundry basket!
The finishing touch are the rainbow hearts that I added.
These are made from the same color Distress Ink
 that I used to color in my “laundry”.



 Simply swatch out the color in ½ inch sections, let dry and die cut out 
with the heart from the Speech Bubble Die Set.
 I hope this inspires you to get out your favorite color medium and create
some rainbow using your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamps!
As always, there is link in the challenge picture.

Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs
Diane




Sunday, June 2, 2019

Rainbow Flower Fun IPC 99


Time for a new Inky Paws Challenge!
I know you are going to LOVE this!


For my inspiration using the NEW 


I came up with this card!

Rainbow Flower Fun a card by Diane Morales| Dainty Daisies Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

Rainbow colors are so much fun!
but…too much can become a color puddle quick.
When I think of daisies, I think of tradition white ones.
So why not keep the daisies white and keep the color in the background.

I stamped out my daisies and added some green
 to my leaves and yellow to the center.



To make my white POP I add a bit of gray here and there.
For the background, I cut strips of polka dot paper
for my “rainbow Color”
Each stripe was cut to ¾ of an inch so that they could fit in 
the middle of the scalloped edged die from the Frameworks Die Set.



I added my daisies to the front of my card and included a sentiment 
featuring the banner from the 

Now it is your turn!
Let’s get rainbow!
Don’t forget to link up your creations using the 
link in the challenge picture above.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Diane