Thursday, April 29, 2021

Snarky Cat Holiday Scenes

Ahead of the game with my 5 Christmas cards for May.  Go, me!

Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020
Tim Holtz Snarky Cats Christmas
Tim Holtz Mini Brick Stencil
Lawn Fawn Snowflake dies
Neat and Tangled Fa La La Stencil
Recollections 6x6 paper
Avery Elle Oval Burst die
Distress Oxides

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Purple Snarky Cat Christmas

I had planned on making a bunch like this but just not feeling it so one it is. So much sponging then embossing then watercoloring.  

I'm entering this in Fab 'n' Funky #521 Christmas, Addicted to Stamps & More #404 Any Occasion, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

Tim Holtz Snarky Cat Christmas
Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Happy Graduation!

I can't believe my first great nephew is graduating high school.  I can remember changing his diapers.  Wait, no I can't because I'm the aunt and you can have your baby back, thank you very much. LOL.

He's hoping to enter the Air Force so I used an aviation theme for the card. I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out, especially for using boy blues. It was really hard not to add a dash of magenta as is my wont; I made do with the yummy yellow.

Katzelkraft Aviator
PaperArtsy Eclectica Emmy Godfrey EEG13
AALL & Create Spiral Checked Stencil
AALL and Create Steampunk Alchemist
Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Spray & Pad
Dylusions After Midnight & Vibrant Turquoise Sprays

Monday, April 26, 2021

DB - Unicycle Birthday

I made this fun birthday card for my partner--cute but still masculine(ish).  LOL.  More details on the Doodle Bugs WA blog.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Peace on Eart

I'm finishing up my April Christmas Cache cards with this one which uses a background I hated but now love.  Snowflakes and more snowflakes!

It was an interesting process with good discoveries. The texture of the deer was created by stenciling the deer first in black and spattering with white which just didn't rock my boat so I stenciled again using gold embossing paste.   I wasn't expecting the black (Versafine) to mix with the gold to create some greenish undertones nor the spatters to morph into such brilliant texture in the gold.  

Tim Holtz Christmas Bold Things #3
Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020
Stamplorations Christmas Reindeer
Distress Ink and Oxides, both pads and sprays
Honey Bee Deckle Edge dies
Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste
Versafine Clair Twilight for the sentiment

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 9

An electic mix for today. We've had some unusual weather lately--should be gray skies but instead sunny smiles. I also thought of aliens because of a recent X-Files marathon on the telly.  The top left card is good advice but can I actually do it?

All/Most Cards: Liquitex Gesso, Distress Oxides Inks and Sprays, Dylusions Sprays, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

Card 1: Doodlebug Design Washi, Carabelle Studio Circles Collage, TCW Mini Art Is Stencil, Tim Holtz Small Talk

Card 2: Impress Rain Die, Brutus Monroe Be Unique, Mama Elephant Display a Card die (clouds)

Card 3: Lavinia Josie, MFT Polynesian Paradise, Rustic Wilderness Distress Embossing Glaze, Dylusions White Linen Spray, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, AALL & Create Doily Stencil

Card 4:  Viva Las Vegas 1520, Visible Image Alien Invader

Monday, April 19, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

SOSS #183 - M for Monochromatic

Whew, ladies. I know some of you know what I'm talking about with this one!  I'm not there yet but my age group is in that range so the horror stories I hear--umm, no, thank you.  

Now do come join us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #183 Monochromatic challenge. It's an easy one to let your snark shine through!

Whimsy Stamps Menopause
Distress Inks and Oxides
Stampendous Detail Fine Black Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Brick Stencil

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 8

Oh, man, has it been a looooong few days.  Let us say that these cards reflect a lot of what I've been dealing with.

Thanks to Simon Says Monday Anything But a Card prompting, I gave myself some much needed craft therapy.

All/Most Cards: Liquitex Gesso, Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 1: Doodlebug Design Down on the Farm 6x6 paper, Taylored Expressions Alpha Blocks, PaperArtsy Zinski Art 58 (Chickens), Zigs

CARD 2:  Whimsy Stamps Creepy Clowns, Paper Smooches Balloons, Hero Arts Newspaper Bold Prints, Copics

CARD 3:  VLV Queen of Hearts, Pretty Pink Posh Layered Hearts, Tim Holtz Snarky Tiny Text, Gina K Red Embossing Powder

CARD 4:  Dylusions Shimmer Spray, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower, VLV Smooching Lady

Monday, April 12, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Folk Xmas

Now I'm caught up with my Christmas Cache group.  These cover the 2 (3?) I needed to finish up March and 2-3 for April.  Woo hoo!

I used the Waffle Flower Winter Floral Panel in a variety of ways.  My fav is the one on the bottom right using Lindy's Magicals.  I love the colors and "magical" look of it. You can see I used the leftover for the card on the bottom left.  Other treatments included Brushos (love that bold black!), layering the diecut pieces, glitter and more glitter paper, and doodling (the card in the upper left with the red foil).

Monday, April 5, 2021

DB - Hey You

Do you recognize the Mama Elephant cover plate I used? It's the Lift Flap Grid without the flappies. Read more on the Doodle Bugs blog!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

SOSS #182 - D for Distress

 Are you ready for another Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge?  This time we have D for Distress which can be interpreted in so many ways.

I went for emotional/mental/physical distress with COVID but also used a lot of Distress Inks and Oxides.

VLV Plate 1524
Bubble wrap
Distress Oxides & Inks
Stazon Jet Black
Aall and Create Spiral Checked Stencil