Friday, April 29, 2016

Aurora Wings Cactus Sprite

This little Cactus Sprite is created for the Aurora  Wings Challenge # 27  "Say it with Flowers." It is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, then accented rhinestones,  and with Gelly Roll Clear Star detail and "Summer" Flower Soft accenting the blossoms.  The edges of the photo mat, picture of a real cactus flower are trimmed with a black line sticker. The mat behind that is Stampin Up, Watermelon Wonder paper, on bone cardstock.  Black braid that I edged in Flower Soft is across the bottom of the card.  The sentiment on this card is photoshopped into the blog post, because I haven't decided what sentiment stamp or sticker I am going to ultimately want on that 5x7 card.  I live in the desert and know that this little sprite will see many applications.    Some of my other Cactus Flower photos are in a Flickr Album

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Poppy Elf_Aurora Wings

I created this 5x7 card  with the beautiful Poppy Elf by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff for her Blog Challenge #27 for Say It With Flowers.     She is colored in  Prismacolor Pencils and embellished with Old Olive, Curry, and Tip Top  Taupe papers (SU) The card is embossed with Embossabilities Bricks folder.  Stickles a sticker sentiment, and olive green ribbon finish this "wow" card.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Happy 73rd---with Mermaid Kisses and Wishes

I love the Mermaid with the secret in her much so I made a VERY special card with her again--this time 5x7.  .  She is colored in Prismacolor pencils and finished with a Stickles, rhinestones and 3D Crystal Glaze.  The graphic background is Copic BG10.  The first mat is Rich Razzleberry (SU) popped up over heavily textured gold handmade paper. That is over gold heart embossed vellum paper, which shows through to"Soft Sky" paper that has been run through the dotted Embossabilities folder with my Craftwell..  Seashells and Martha Stewart "fir" punch embellish the circular sentiment and the "netting" is actually a cut from my Glitter clean up cloth . Inside the bottle is written "Happy 73rd Birthday Donna."  This special card will be given to her when she is on a Celebratory 73rd Birthday Panama Canal Cruise next month.

Happy First Birthday to a GREAT-- GREAT Grandaughter

This little sweet one year old was drawn by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps and is colored in Prismacolor Pencils.   The Birthday sentiment is embossed in sparkle EP and a "doily" die back was used to cut out the image. The Background EF is by Tim Holtz and is one of his fading backgrounds.  

 The inside greeting says
Have a ONE-der-FULL birthday


Happy First Birthday VPH

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rose Garden

I love the possibilities with Rose Garden dies.  This card uses the largest rose cluster cutout over textured "woodrose" paper.  The EF is an Embossibilities folder that is one side woodgrain and the other bricks.    Used with my Ebosser electric Machine by Craftwell. The hello sentiment is diecut
from Avery Elle's "sentimental" dieset.  Gelly Roll "Silver star" outlines the petals of this 5x7 notecard.  . 

This is the same set of dies, but with a landscape orientation for the card.  The rose is brushed with Wink of Stella---and the Wink of Stella really BLOBBED on my background---Happy Accident turned those into a Wink of Stella wash over the textured paper!  The ombre paper for the backing of the rose was created in Photoshop and just the rose is glimmered with Wink of Stella.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Envelope Card

I created this fun Envelope Fold Card following the tutorial by Melissa Banbury at Splitcoast Stampers.  I used natural cardstock for the base, a rich brown  for the frame, and designer paper I made in Photoshop for the background pieces and the  diecuts for the card.  The inside rose is created with the negative pieces from the Rose Garden framelits from SU.  The butterfly is a Spellbinders Les Papillions diecut.  The diecut shapes for the smaller rose and leaves, the sentiment back are all parts of the  Rose Garden set.  The sentiment stamp is from Large Fancy Sentiments by Just Rite Stamps.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Art by Miran--April Progressive

Peace Rose Make a Wish Challenge #26.

Wishing you the happiest day ever!  (Sentiment drawn by Paulette of Create with  TLC).  Profile of a Woman with  Roses by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, Aurora Wings.  Papers are  Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow (SU).  Colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  EF is Tim Holtz Swirls, and finish accents are stickles, orange rhinestones Wink of Stella and 3d Crystal glaze for dewdrops.  This is for the Make A Wish  blog  Challenge at Aurora Wings.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Circles and Sentiments

Sandi Mac Iver designed a card today for a blog hop to support Autism; her abstract card was just beautiful, and I took the ideas of the punched out circles, color washes, and flowers from Botanical Blooms dieset.  The little dots are from  Timeless textures spritzed and sponged to fade and bleed. Dp is by SU (Wildflower Fields), and teeny tiny "lovely little labels" sentiment "love" will be popped up with whatever sentiment this card ends up with (also Round array sentiment punch would fit well into that smallest window.)  Thanks Sandi for a VERY different idea today. Soft Sky, Old Olive, and Blackberry bliss are the principal colors in this and the top art piece is embossed with a Tim Holtz abstract EF.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Aurora Wings Challenge #26 Make A wish

I love the Mermaid with the secret in her bottle.  What a delightful graphic, Mitzi.  Thank you for the fun as I "Make a Wish on a Mermaid's Kiss" for this challenge.  She is colored in Prismacolor pencils and finished with a Purple Sakura glaze pen, Wink of Stella, Stickles, and 3D Crystal Glaze.  The graphic background is Copic BG10.  The light lavender mat is edged in ruffled lavender netting, This is foam popped up off a "bubbles" embossed mat that is SU "Soft Sky" paper.  The card base is  SU Blackberry Bliss. Seashells and Martha Stewart "fir" punch embellish the circular sentiment.  

Happy 56th TO US

The graphics for our anniversary card are by Paulette at Create with  TLC; papers are  SU.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Gatefold Shutter Card

NOW this is EVERY BIT OF 100% FUN!!! to make.  I followed the terrific Blog Tutorial by  Sandi MacIver for this  Gatefold Shutter  Card.  It is done with the Botanical Blooms DP and stamp and die set from SU. Colors are Crushed Curry, black and DP.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

To Thank Dr. Parry

I created this card to thank our Orthopedic Surgeon Dr.  Todd Parry, who did a total reverse shoulder replacement for Roger last Wednesday.  The surgery team and care at Dixie  Regional Hospital in St. George was absolutely wonderful.  For all your compassion, encouragement,  for your incredible skill, for your delightful personality and for your thoughtfulness--we thank you, Dr.  Todd.

This card is created with  SU  Blackberry Bliss, and coordinating DP.  The flowers are punched from various colors, heat embossed Million and One stamp (SU) is the sentiment, and the butterfly (and scalloped edge cut) are Spellbinder's products.  Les Papillons 2 and Borderabilities.