Tuesday, May 21, 2024

TSOT 647 - You're in My Thoughts

 Welcome to Try a Sketch on Tuesday Challenge 647!

I made a very spring-like card for this challenge. The plaid paper determined the colours for my card. I random stamped flower outlines on a piece of green cardstock and placed that piece at the top with a strip of gold glitter paper below that. The flower was heat embossed in gold, stencilled and die cut. I added a gold ribbon under the flower and adhered the flower with foam tape. A hot foiled sentiment was added under the flower and I placed some gold glitter gems around the flower. 

Come and join us at TSOT and show us how you interpret this week's sketch. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy,

Alyson

Monday, May 20, 2024

DT 167 - Birthday Roses

 Welcome to Double Trouble Challenge 167!

The small graphic for this challenge is found below - please visit the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for detailed information. 

I chose to make a birthday card for this challenge. The colours for my card were determined by the inspiration board at the Beautiful Blossoms challenge. I gold embossed the rose outline, some individual roses and leaves and stencilled them before die cutting them. The Kraft background was embossed with a rose embossing folder and I splattered gold paint on that piece. The roses were arranged on the front and I added two hot foiled sentiments in the top corner. The card front was added to a dark orange mat and then a green card base. Some gold sequins were placed around the flowers. 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you interpret this challenge. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

I am also linking up my card with the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

We can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy, 

Alyson

AH 578 - Pink Tulips

Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Challenge 578!

I stayed very true to the sketch. The pink polka dot paper is from my stash and I die cut the tulip images from white cardstock and inked them before splattering them with water. The angled rectangle was lightly inked in green and I splattered black paint on that piece before arranging the tulips on top of it. That was adhered to a silver glitter rectangle and I chose a sweet sentiment for the bottom. 

Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret this week's sketch. 

You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy,

Alyson

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Yellow Tulips

Another post with tulips! The background was stencilled and I die cut two tulips and stems from white cardstock and inked them. They were adhered on top of the stencilled image with foam tape to add dimension. A die cut black sentiment was placed at the bottom and I added a black mat to my card. Some clear gems were placed around the die cut images. 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Saturday, May 18, 2024

SS 751 - Just Because

 Welcome to Sketch Saturday Challenge 751!

The optional element (in addition to the sketch) is to use a die cut shape. 

I usually flip horizontal sketches to make vertical cards but I stayed with the horizontal orientation for my card. 

I chose a silver hot foiled background and matted it on green cardstock and then a blue card base. The diamond and the circles were die cut and I stamped, stencilled and die cut the floral images. I added a piece of blue glitter tape under the diamond and the sentiment was placed on top of that along with some blue metallic thread. I used green Liquid Pearls to add a handful of dots around the flowers. 

Come and join us at Sketch Saturday and show us how you interpret the sketch. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create! 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Friday, May 17, 2024

CD 601 - Christmas Flowers

 Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 601!

Choose ONE colour to go with Candy Apple. Please see the graphic below for details. 

I chose Jade - so a mix of red and green, which was perfect for Christmas.

It would have been a little easier if I could have used yellow as well but after I coloured everything, I fussy cut some gold foil paper to add a lighter colour to the centres of the flowers and the berries. The photo really picked up on those little foil pieces! I splattered the image with gold paint and added three mats on this card to give it some definition. Easy! 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you interpret this week's challenge. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy,

Alyson

Cut It Up 304 - White Flowers

 Welcome to Cut It Up Challenge 304! 

The theme for this challenge is "send me flowers". 

I love working with florals and this card was made with the Spellbinders Kaleidoscope collection. I stencilled a grey background on light grey cardstock and matted that with dark green cardstock before adhering it to the card base. The flowers, leaves and kaleidoscope were all die cut and I stitched the lower section with yellow embroidery floss. The flowers were arranged around the kaleidoscope and I brushed the centres of the flowers with a clear shimmer brush. 

Come and join us at Cut It Up and show us your floral projects. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy, 

Alyson

MTTC 534 - Woofing You a Happy Birthday

 Welcome to My Time to Craft Challenge 534!

The theme for this challenge is super cute. The possibilities are endless! 

I love dogs so I decided to make a dog-themed card. The background was embossed with a brick embossing folder and I dragged grey ink over top to enhance the pattern. The doggies were stamped, coloured and fussy cut and I arranged them along the bottom of the window to make it look like they are looking out the window. A birthday sentiment was placed at the top of the window and I adhered that piece to the card front with foam tape. 

Come and join us at MTTC and show us your super cute projects. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy,

Alyson

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Two Sets of Cards

 When I attend crop events, I usually make sets of cards as it is easy to work on one design for several cards - plus I don't have to take a lot of stuff with me! 

These two sets each have eight cards in them, with four different sentiments in each set. I actually made two of each set, for a total of 32 cards. One of each set is pictured here. 

Enjoy,Alyson

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

You are Awesome Card

 This card was created with a technique that was new to me. It's messy but the effect is pretty cool!

I embossed a floral image with a 3D embossing folder and on the debossed side, I added ink to the images using small brushes. Once that was finished, I dragged a black ink pad over the top and it covered the raised areas, leaving the coloured images without (much) ink. I do like that some black ink was transferred to a few lines of the flowers and leaves. 

I kept the finished card simple - just embossed s sentiment and added it to a stitched oval. A few iridescent gems were placed around the sentiment. 

Enjoy,

Alyson