Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pink Foliage, OLW 107 masking

Karen is hosting the One Layer Wednesday challenge this week; create a card using the masking technique.   That's simple.  I've been in love with SU French Foliage so I created a One Layer card, masking and a bit of pink foliage.

Lay your Post-It notes down on the card stock as shown below.  Make sure the Post-It notes are lined up evenly.  Use the SU Grid paper as a guide, a must have.  Start by sponging Melon Mambo onto the Post-It note, then off onto the card stock with a small circular motions. Don't rush.  Repeat the above step to your liking of shading. With the Post-It's still in place stamp what ever images you like and them remove the Post-It's. Add sentiment.
My swaps for September, made a bunch. 

Here are my other French Foliage Favorites (click on image)!

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Stamp Recipe: French Foliage, Curly Cute
Ink: Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Pink Pirouette, Stazon Jet Black
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Sponge, Post-Its notes 3" x 5".
Technique:  Masking, Sponging


Sunday, September 09, 2012

Coral Leaf, Brown Leaf CARD, Less is More, colourQ

Two Challenges today!  I was encouraged by one of my stampin sisters Loralee (Mrs. Parrish) by this card I made last week to play over at the Simply Less is More challenge Week 84 using a design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.  This week's theme is using FOLIAGE in focus.  With that in mind I created another foliage card using Stampin' Up!'s French Foliage stamp set.  This is my very first time playing with the Less is More One Layer Card Challenge team and I think I'm hooked.   My second challenge is one of my favorites creating with colors is the colourQ challenge #153 using this lovely color palette that are perfect for Autumn cards.
French Foliage - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Create the romance of a leisurely fall afternoon spent in a French cafe writing thoughts and impressions in a journal with the images in this set and ink spatter backgrounds. 
Recipe ...
Stamps:  French Foliage, Just Believe (sentiment)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, So Safron, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White
Technique:  Masking, Sponging
OLC: One Layer Card = One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped.

*update ... Friday 9/21 I won both challenges!  I've been showcased LIM ShowCased Week 84 ... Congrats to all these are lovely.

*update .... Tuesday 9/18 I won the colourQ challenge and now Im a  colourQ CourtierThank you ladies! These are great challanges to grow with so much inspiration. 


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

French Foliage Happy Birthday CARD, PP111

Today's post is for The Paper Players Theme Challenge (PP#111) using either Leaves or Trees.  Here is my take using my favorite Fall stamp set French Foliage by Stampin' Up!
This card was CASed and INspired with slight changes with the sentiment and colors added whose original can be seen by the talented artist, Leonie Schroder, Stamp a Latte blog all the way from Campbelltown, NSW Australia ... that's far!  Thank you Leonie for the inspiration.
Using the new 2012-2014 In Colors.
Five In Colors. Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit.
A Happy Birthday shout out to my Stampin' UP! upline Brenda Keenan along with a big congratulations to her on her big achievement for receiving the SU Founder's Circle Award.  She may see this posting before she receives her card in the mail. 

Recipe ...

(SU only unlesss noted)

Stamps:  French Foliage, Curly Cute
Paper:  WW, Midnight Muse
Ink:  In-Colors:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit and Stazon Jet Black
Accessories:  Stampin' Sponge, Post-It Notes 5" x 3" for masking
Technique:  Sponging and Masking

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