Thursday, September 18, 2014

TGF Farm Fresh Friday Challenge: A Warm Hello!


Hello Friends and Happy Friday!!!  This week just flew by for me and I'm so happy the weekend is now here.  Doesn't it seem like as you get older, time moves so much faster?!
Well it definitely has been a hot summer in Cali for us and although I do love Summer as my favorite season, I am looking forward to Fall and the Holidays coming right around the corner.  This week's theme is here to get you all in the mood for the next season.  How about some Fall Colors?!!! :)  

Here's my card...


I used the cute little boy from the new set Winter Kindness just because he is so super adorable and I couldn't wait to color him up with my copics.  I also played with my distress inks to color up the circle background and also decided to use some bright Fall papers.  The fun sentiment "A Warm Hello" comes from this fun set and I just moved the words around to make it fit better with my layout.  

Please check out The Greeting Farm blog to see the beautiful Fall cards from  the DT Girls!  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! :)

Hugs,
Marcy

Monday, September 15, 2014

Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge: Back to School!



Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you're all having a great start to your week.  Today, we start a new Loves Rubberstamps Challenge.  I am excited that this week was my turn to pick the challenge theme.  Since I've been so busy with Back to School events this last month, it's been on my mind constantly and I thought it was perfect to pick this as our theme for the week!

Our fantastic sponsor is Rick St. Dennis!!!

Rick St. Dennis


Here is my card:




So even though we are just at the very beginning of the school year, I decided to get a HUGE head start on some teacher cards.  Since I just love Cheeky Lessons so much, I thought she would be perfect on my Teacher Thank you card for today!  I had so much fun coloring her up with my copic markers and decided to add some polka dots to her dress with my white gel pen.  I added some shimmer to the apple and her shoes using my Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I also added some glossy accents to her eye glasses which I thought came out pretty cool!  The fun papers I used which are perfect for the school theme is called Paper and Glue by Echo Park.  To finish off my card, I tied some twine and added some pretty blue sequins to match with Cheeky's dress.

Here are some other supplies used on my card:

Black Tuxedo - Memento Ink
Polka Dot Greetings - My Favorite Things
Faded Jeans - Tim Holtz Distress Ink


Please check out the Loves Rubberstamps store to find this adorable image as well as many more images from the TGF Cheeky Collection.  Also, check out the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog to see the amazing projects made by the other DT girls!  If you want to join this fun challenge, I'll post the details below and you could have a chance to win some great prizes from the store! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week! :)

Hugs,

Marcy








Saturday, September 13, 2014

Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Day: Water Coloring using Distress Inks


Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm here to share a super fun card I made for today's Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Day!

Here is my card...


Today, I was feeling in the mood to take out my favorite distress inks to play a little.  I used one of my favorite background stamps, embossed the image and then added my Tim Holtz distress inks for some vibrant color.  I then sprayed some clear glimmer mist over my creation to give it the water color effect.   For the roses, I did the same technique using this beautiful stamp set called "Contemporary Roses" from My Favorite Things.  I'm definitely getting a lot of use out of this stamp set lately!  It is just so perfect for mixed media and water coloring which I love to do!  To finish off my card, I added some pink rhinestones and sequins from my stash.  I really love how colorful this card looks and just loving the Tim Holtz distress inks which are so versatile to use!

Here are the Supplies Used:
Contemporary Roses - My Favorite Things
Spiced Marmalade - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers -Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Picked Raspberries - TIm Holtz Distress Ink

I'm entering this card in MFT's Get Sketchy Challenge #193.  Wish me luck! :)

Have a wonderful Saturday and see all you next week!

Hugs,

Marcy