Sunday, October 6, 2019

SUNDAY STAMPS Color Challenge

Welcome!  The new challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS is a beautiful color challenge! I knew I wanted to use a lot of bright color and I had been playing around with DSP, when I remembered a coloring tool in my stash...the fun and easy  Brusho Crystals!


I used the Gamboge and Yellow to create the motled background. I played around with different mixtures, and went with the more orange one. Below is the Fallious inspiration picture:


I used the Layered Seasons stamp set. I seem to go back to that set for the leaf die and stamp. The sentiment is from the new Gather Together set...it has leaves also, I haven't had time to play around with it yet!


I used the Black, Gray, Orange and Gold colors from the photo along with variations of the colors for my card. I heat embossed the leaves in white so they would pop and standout from the background. I'm not a big ribbon, twine or baker's twine user(even though I buy them!), but the liked the rustic feel the Jute Twine gave. 

Well that is all for now. The other DT ladies made some gorgeous cards for this challenge. Head over to their blogs to be inspired...

Happy Fall,
Melissa 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Tis the Season

It's Sunday, the beginning of a new week and welcome to my blog! SUNDAY STAMPS has a brand new challenge up on their blog and it's a great sketch! The sketch is a wide open canvas for you to create as you'd like! I decided to use a dominant pattern of DSP for this challenge. I haven't used the Painted Seasons set much or the matching DSP at all so, I went with that and choose a Christmas theme.  I really like the look of the stamped image it has a soft, water color, even a little whimsical look to it. I used a lot of layers and patterns but I like the final look. I used Real Red, Old Olive as my main colors which matched perfectly with the DSP.



Thanks for stopping by! Please stop by the other Ladies blogs on the Design Team and see their loves for this challenge and hopefully we will see you in the gallery...

Enjoy...
Melissa

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Christmas Blessings for FMS

It's  Saturday morning as I make this post and I am trying to get things done early before the football games start! This is my second Christmas card I have made this year. The first I will post tomorrow  for the new SUNDAY STAMPS challenge. So you might want to stop back by and see what all is going  on there...

But this one is for Freshly Made Sketches #403. It's a great little sketch. I did substitute the bars for other shapes to add a little  interest (and use my dies a little more!). When I show sketches to my husband and then the card I made, he always comments about how it's not identical to the sketch...I think he thinks I'm a rule breaker 😂...I have to remind him it's ok to sub different shapes and elements. Sometimes I think the left brain thinker doesn't believe me...🙄


The background is SU white embossing powder on white cardstock.  I was surprised  at the ivory hue, but decided it was pretty and you could probably see it better. I was going to do different bars in DSP...but being the "rule breaker", I chose these 3 elements and they work well together. Also my bird is fictiously colored...but kinda sorta close to a finch... 

Thanks for stopping by....
Melissa


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Thinking of You for FMS

Welcome! This card and post is for the FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES Challenge # 401.  It's an interesting sketch and I really had a hard time deciding which stamped image would work well with the sketch and if I could get it to work Lol! So I chose a trusty old friend...Dahlia from Stampin Up!






I used Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow & Gray Granite.  I used the Gray Granite CS to stamp the the Dahlia in Grapefruit Grove onto. I liked how it aged it down a little. But I did layer it on a 5 x 5 White base so the sentiment stamped on Grapefruit Grove Gingham would pop. I splatter with Gold Metallic paint and place Old Olive glitter dots to embellish. I went the opposite with the sketch and made the round shape larger and the foliage smaller. I think it work!  Thanks for stopping by. Glad you did!

Melissa

Hello for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hello Sunday! That means it's time for a new challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS. I selected the COUNTRY HOME set from SU! to use for this challenge. I also used a lot of Crushed Curry for a heading towards fall kind of feel. The new Birch background stamp is going to be one of my favorites for a while!





Thanks for stopping by. Please stop by the other Design Team members blogs  and check out what they created.  See you next time...Melissa

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happy Harvest Blessings

Hello and welcome! Today's post is for the 400th Freshly Made Sketches challenge!  I wasn't sure if I was going to get the chance to get it made and posted. I live in Florida, and we have been preparing for Hurricane Dorian since the end of last week. As of last report, Dorian should stay off the coast of Florida or skim our East coast. Our thoughts and prayers  to everyone in it's path.

Below is the sketch...


Below is my card...


I just picked up the Country Home set. I didn't purchase it last year and I was sorry I didn't. I was happy to see SU! carry it over in the new catalog! I also picked up the new birch background stamp...love it! Thanks for stopping by. See you next time...

Melissa

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sweet Friend

Hello and welcome...

It's Sunday! So that means it's time for a new challenge over at SUNDAY STAMPS. This time around it's a sketch by our wonderful Annette! Check out the sketch below...



Below is my interpretation...




I decided on the Wishing You Well stamp set. My image looked better in an oval shape so that's  what I used. But it still needed something...so I used the same Old Olive color I used for the images foliage and placed it on a rectangle background. I aslo bumped it up for dimension and interest. I fussy cut the bow and added dimension with that too. I have been loving yellow gold and rose gold lately so to add a little shine, I used just a smidge of yellow gold peeking out from behind the DSP. My card is simple but I like the color combo and layout from the sketch. Good card for my stash when I want to tell one on my besties I'm thinking of them!


Please take time and stop by the other DT blogs and see their cards. We have a lot of inspiration and variety this challenge. See you in the gallery...


Bye for now,
Melissa