Saturday, June 29, 2019

SOSS #138 - B is for the Birds & the Bees

Time for the next Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #138 - B is for the Birds and the Bees!

I have this fab VLV sentiment in my stash that I absolutely had to use for this challenge. I really do know exactly who I would poop on and am so glad we humans don't have the ability to fire off a deuce. Eww!!!

I sponged Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Weathered Wood onto the card front using a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil. I spattered Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and was surprised the color changed so with a coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

Once that was dry, I used Distress Crayon Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire to emphasize the crackle and add a bit of color behind.  After that it was a simple matter of stamping the IndigoBlue Think Evil Thoughts sentiment, Carabelle Studio The Birds, and Viva Las Vegas Plate 1470 sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Whimsy - Squeeze the Day

Oh, my goodness!  Isn't the Whimsy Ant You Sweet set adorable? Perfect for summertime or all year round for those of you in warmer climes than I.

I stamped the Ant You Sweet lemon wedge using Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I then created a picnic blanket using Catherine Pooler Tutti Fruitt and the new Whimsy Checkerboard Doodles Background.

I stamped the Whimsy Ant You Sweet image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it up with Copics.

Did you notice I had stamped an extra lemon wedge and fussy cut it so I could place it on the rim the pitcher?

Finally, I stamped the Ant You Sweet sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black and then adhered the ant image to the card front using foam tape. So cute!

Crafty Foam Tape White

Saturday, June 22, 2019

ATCAS #162 - Wedding

The new Addicted to CAS #162 Challenge is all about weddings.  I chose to go ultra cute. Duh. LOL.

I stamped the MFT SY Piggy Pebbles image onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Versafine Onyx Black.  I colored those adorable pigs with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens 072, 021, 047, 060, 082, 220, and 069.

I added grass from the MFT SY Scene Builder set using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn; the heart is stamped with DO Spun Sugar. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Whimsy - Shark Week

Chomp, chomp!  The June Whimsy Snark Attack and Ocean Stencil are amazing--I love them!  Let's jump right in (wink, wink).

With the below card I sponged Distress Oxides onto the card base, spattered it with water on the lower half then used the Whimsy Ocean Stencil to add plants and sea life. The Distress Oxide allows some fabulous layering of colors without muddying.

I then stamped the Whimsy Snark Attack images using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up using Copics. I used my Copic airbrush to enhance the sunset a bit. The sentiment is stamped using Versamark and then embossed with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

I sponged and spattered the background of the next card too but masked the edges first.  I did some experimenting with the Ocean Stencil and Distress Oxides. Notice how I was able to get gradations of color on the turtles, eg?  Very cool.

To finish the card I stamped the Snark Attack image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him up using Copics. 

As with the first card, the sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

Have a great rest of your week!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

SOSS #137 - M is for Menopause

I don't know about you but I'm nearing the age where I'll be able to totally relate to the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #137:  M for Menopause. Ack!

I had this Absolutely Fabulous Edina and Patsy image that I've been wanting to use for the longest. It goes perfectly with the HA snarky sentiment, doesn't it? Those gals just don't give a $&#*. I don't now and can only imagine what it will be like when I do hit menopause.  Best stand back!

The Details: Hero Arts Snarky Mix and Match Messages, Viva Las Vegas image, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Yellow

Monday, June 10, 2019

Whimsy - Oink

Look at the hilarioius expression on the Whimsy June release Oink piggie!  "Did I do that?"  LOL.

I paired him with Doodlebug Design Down on the Farm 6x6 Paper.  My layout was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #386.

The paper gave me the idea to use the new Whimsy Wavy Nested Frames as a mud puddle. I can also see it as a body of water or an ice floe.  Ooh, or as a funky aura surrounding one of the wizards.

I colored up the Oink piggie using Zig 021 and 069.  The sentiment is stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black.  Ever so cute and lots of people I could give this one to. LOL

Saturday, June 8, 2019

ATCAS #161 - Father

I cannot believe it's already time for another Addicted to CAS challenge. Time "flies." LOL. This round the inspiration word is "father."

I was originally planning to do a Father Christmas card but it's nearly summer and I cannot even think about Christmas right now.  So frogs it is!

The Details:  Whimsy Gnome Matter What, MFT SY Friendly Foxes (sentiment) and Oval Shadows die, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover

Thursday, June 6, 2019

One in a Melon

I wanted to make a final make n take for the gals for Saturday so came up with this card.

It all started with the Mama Elephant Beach Chickies set which is soooooo cute. I played off the watermelon chickie with the melon heart, the black seeds heart, and the green rind card base. Sassy and yummy at the same time. LOL.

The Details: Mama Elephant Beach Chickies, Lawn Fawn Polka Hearts Portrait Backdrop, Neat and Tangled Stripe Cover Plate, Lifestyle Crafts Heart die, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Ripe Persimmon, Clearly Besotted sentiment

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Whimsy - Baby Elephant

Can you believe it's June already and time for the Whimsy Stamps release? Time is flying! Fortunately age is just a number and you are never too old to be loved!

I stamped the Whimsy Baby Ellie Cuddles image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using VersaFine Onyx Black.  I then watercolored it with Zig Real Brush markers.  I love those chubby pink cheeks. Insert squeeze.

I die cut the image using one of the Whimsy Pierced and Stitched Circle Dies. What an adorable vignette and plenty of room left on the card front to show off the American Crafts The Color of Memories 12x12 paper.

I even, amazingly, had solid paper that coordinated in my stash.  I used that on the card base as well as for the sentiment banner which is cut using one of the Whimsy Quick Strips dies.  The Whimsy Don't Shop Dogs sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.