Always Artichoke & Last Week’s Tempting Turquoise

always artichoke 001Welcome from Joni’s blog – wasn’t her creation wonderful.   I have 2 cards for you today, as somehow I  missed the line up last week.  This week’s challenge is to use Always Artichoke w/either Wisteria Wonder/Crumb Cake (which is what I did) or with So Saffron/Cajun Craze.  The combo I choose shouted out “Petite Pansies” an older retired set that I searched for years for – and then barely used – so I’m happy to pull it out and put some ink on it.  I used another old background stamp (Weathered) on the Crumb Cake.

real red 001This is last week’s challenge with Tempting Turquoise  and either Real Red/Tangerine Tango or Rich Razzleberry/Pumpkin Pie.  I decided to go with the first combo because I have used RR  & PP very recently.  I love the way these colors  look so bright and clear when used together.  I stamped the image with Serene Silhouettes in black, then masked and sponged using a torn sheet of paper to layer the inks [tt, rr, tang. t, daffodil delight, garden green].  Then I dotted with a tooth pick & shimmer paint [frost] & added some pearls. Hop on over to Robbie’s blog and see what she has in store for you today – I’m sure it’s one you will want to try yourself.


Tangerine Tango

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I am fairly sure you arrived from Laura’s blog – I can’t wait to see what she did for this challenge!  For this week’s challenge I went with the So Saffron/Pacific Point combo. I stamped the main image in black, then  I tried a technique called acrylic block – where you color directly onto the block and then stamp that onto the paper.   I  used my spritzer to get a bit more color.  The Wetlands stamp set is supplemented with other sea scape sets I had.   I added the seagulls in flight w/a fine point marker.   I stitched a border near the bottom w/linen thread and used glossy accents in several places.  Sandy has asked me to link you to Robbie’s blog as she is sooo busy getting ready to leave on her trip.  Happy crafting everyone and thanks for popping in.

Rich Razzleberry

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Hey Folks, thanks for stopping by from Laura’s blog – it’s so very nice to have her back in the line up.  I decided to go with the basic gray/black combo – honestly the ‘spooky’ is stamped in gray, but to me looks almost black – also, the bats are stamped in gray on velum and have a candle inside the card to give it a real flickery glow. The black edging is done with the black glitter from the holiday catelog on sticky strip.  I used the set Wicked Cool (R),  the bat punch (R) and rich razzleberry ribbon (R) and a non-su punch.    Now hop on over to Sandy’s site to see some really creative work.