Sunday, January 27, 2019

Love you...

Hello and welcome! My card this time is for  SUNDAY STAMPS color challenge. Here is the inspiration image...

Very pretty right.  I actually love pink and red together. It goes back to my days of floral designing.  I love how pink can brighten a darker shade of red. I had selected my colors: Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.  When I stamped the Rose image using all of those colors, they really didn't stand apart. They seemed very close especially when photographed. So, I added Powder Pink and kept the Real Red & Melon Mambo.  I fussy cut the PP & MM to add some dimension.
Also added metallic silver to add some shine...


Thanks for stopping by. Please checkout the other design team ladies and their lovelies. See you later...


Have a great day!!
Melissa

Sunday, January 13, 2019

ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU...

Hi there and welcome! This card is for a new sketch challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS and it's by our Annette. It's a fun little sketch and you can use any shape or element in place of the stars. I used a new stamp set from Stampin Up! It was a Christmas present from a friend and I've been playing around with it. It's also a new "cling" stamp from SU! So all their new clear sets will be known as cling stamp sets. I LOVE them and yes they cling! Finally, they figured out how to get the clear sets to stick to a block. I had started to just not apply the the clear image to my stamps and that was working but they fixed the issue and I'm so glad they did!

This set is called ALL THAT YOU ARE. Now, the challenge for me is I love to color but I am not that great at it :( I think I'm better with colored pencils than markers so my goals this year is to practice my coloring technique...or really develop a technique :/
So with that said I have been playing with this set and using it in ways I didn't have to color but still quickly make a card.

Below is the sketch from Annette...



This is my card for SUNDAY STAMPS...





I really love the red and white together it just pops. I also added some dimension to some of the flowers. I don't currently own the dies that coordinate with this set, so I fussy cut the flowers and leaves. I still have more ideas of how to use this without coloring but, my next card I'm going to give it a try and COLOR! Ugh!... Below is another card I did in heat embossing and again no coloring.



Thanks for stopping by and checking things out. Please stop by the other Design Team blogs and and see what they created with the sketch. I look forward to seeing what you create.

See you later...
Melissa

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Happy Blooming Birthday

Hello and welcome. Happy New Year!  Can you believe it's 2019!?! I had a little extra time and wanted to do a few cards for some challenges today. But when I sat down  I was blank! I couldn't put together a color combo or design layout I liked. Well, I finally came up with this card for FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #369. I have been going through my stamp sets and deciding which ones I will put up for sale, either I don't  use them enough or I bought them and didn't care for them after using them. So, that's  what happeed when I stumbled back upon this set Flower Patch. It's one I was considering selling but starting playing around with it and like the result for the FMS  challenge. Still not sure if It's  staying or going...




Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I can get my creative juices flowing and keep checking my For Sale page. I will be listing things soon.

Have a Happy, 
Mel