Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dies R Us - Lighthouse Scene

Hello card makers!  Barbara Campbell back today with another beach inspired card for you.  If you saw my card last week, you may have noticed that I cut some dies and I didn't use.  Well, here they are for you now.
This is another layered die from Elizabeth Craft.  See the solid layer and the outline?  I actually colored it after gluing it together.  That way I could do some shading to make the lighthouse look curved.
                               Elizabeth Craft Designs - LighthouseElizabeth Craft Lighthouse

I used some water colors on the sky and the water, using the brush to make the waves.  Next, I tore another piece of the sand beach and also used the watercolors for some texture.
Take a close look at the rock near the lighthouse, they are mushroom tops colored and shaded.  I think they make a great rock.  Then I just added the Shoreline Cattails and the sentiment to complete the scene. The sentiment is from Power Poppy Good thinking.  

 Here are the other dies that I used on this card. 

Have some fun with your stamps and dies, I hope that I have inspired you today.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
click below for:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Double D Challenge - Woodland Creatures

Time for another Double D Challenge and this time the theme is Woodland creatures.
Are these not the cutes critters that you have ever seen?
I went right to a stamp that I have had for a very long time, but never put on paper.
This was the right time. 
This little fox was a free stamp from Art Impressions.  So glad that I had him.  He is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
Other ingredients are White heavy base card stock from Gina K, Die-namics Sun Ray die ( made a stencil with it), Memory Box, Alpine Trees and Distress Oxides ink in Spice Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. The sentiment is from MFT stamp called Sunflower Sweetheart.

This is the terrific prize!

Thanks for stopping by, You are going to want to enter this challenge, not just for the fun, but look at the great prize. 
Thanks for your comments, I sure do enjoy them. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Coffe or Tea

 Boy, this month is going fast and it is time for another fabulous challenge at Seize the Birthday.      

This time we do have a topping and you can try it if you would like.  
 Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

  Our "Toppings" option this time is...
                                                              "Coffee or Tea"

                                                             Here is my card for you. 

Ingredients:   Kraft and red card stock from Gina K Design
                      Stamp is Penny Black, Micey Day  colored with my colored pencils.
                      Red ribbon from my stash. 
                      Stitched and scalloped circle dies.  
Please visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!  Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. 


MFT Event 3

The Crafty Biathlon tests your ability to adapt to obstacles and excel in multiple challenges simultaneously. Below you’ll find two columns – one representing a technique and the other, a type of card. Your challenge is to select one option from each column and combine into one fabulous card!

     I selected the Inlaid Die Cutting and the Z fold card. 

 Supplies used:
MFT Hi die, a freebie
MFT Tropical Flower stamp and die
MFT Painted Prints 6x6 designer paper Citrus
MFT Words of Inspiration stamp

This has been a fun challenge and I would encourage you to give this Olympic event a try.  You can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy as much as I enjoy your comments.

Dies R Us- Sea Shells

It's Barbara Campbell with you today showing a card inspired by the beautiful beaches here in Florida. I am having a lot of fun with these layering dies.  Yes, that is what I said.  I know that you have all heard of layering stamps..... well these are layering dies.  Here, let me show you by card. 

I got the dies for this card a while ago and was not sure what I would be making.   So I just die cut them all from white water color paper.  I'm sure that I would be water coloring them.  
 After I selected the ones that I would use on my card, I saved the others for another time.  You will see them soon. 
Coloring them was fun. 
 I left the top layer white in some cases and colored the crab and star fish. 

I scored a piece of cardstock at half inches to look like wood and used distress ink to color it.  Then tore the edge and swiped more ink on the edge.  I got some  rugged looking wood.  That went on a white base card and I arranges my sea shells on the front.  I added some twine and a little tag and then the sentiment from Power Poppy Natural Beauties and Good Thinking. 

Don't forget the inside.  Some scoreing on the left side and bottom and one more sea shell.  

Here are the dies that I used.
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Small

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Large 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Foliage

You will have as much fun this these dies as I did, I guarantee it. 
Come join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
click below for: