Thursday, November 30, 2017

It's Color Combo Time!

AYSI Color Challenge!

Check out this weeks challenge!  It's color time!  Create a card using these colors or if you don't have these exact color ones that are close to them.  You must use all 3 on your card.  

Man, this mermaid stamp set is amazing to color with!  I'm really loving the set and whipped up this card for a special little mermaid girls that will be turning 12 soon! 

For the card I stamped on watercolor paper in black then colored using both watercolor pencils and SU!s new blendies!  For the background I freestyle with watercolor pencils, aqua painter, and stamps.  
Hope you enjoy it! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Almost Christmas time!

'Tis Almost the Season?!?

It's time for another AYSI Challenge.  This week we have a great layout that can be used for so many different occasions but I went ahead and focused on winter.  

I went ahead and colored the back of vellum with SU!'s new alcohol markers then stamped on the front.  I also colored the back of the vellum snowflakes to give them a winter effect.  

Of course, what's a winter card without some glitter paper!!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

AYSI Creepy Challenge

It's another AYSI challenge!  This weeks challenge is SCARY!  That is the theme of the week, ya know because of Halloween coming up and everything.  

I made a not-so-scary card for this week.  It's going to be sent out to a cute little two year old in my life.  :) 

Using 1/2 sheet of shimmer white paper I cut strips and then used my stampin' blends to color the edges to give it a bit more detail.  Then using some circle punches I made some eyes.  Does anyone else remember when punch art was the rage in stamping?!?! 

Hope you have a great Halloween and play along with AYSI! 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AYSI Speed Stampin' Shades of Orange!

It's Speed Stampin TIME!!!  This challenge you are required to only use shades of orange and neutrals (Black, Ivory, White). You will have a 10  min time limit to create, hence the speed stamping!  

Here is my creation!  I took a solid stamp and stamped it one by one in 5 different shades of orange.  Then I stamped the trees on top and greeting on the bottom.  I ended having to do it over due to smearing but it took me a total of 9 min for the two cards.  Ha, well, when your speed stamping make sure your ink is dry first.  ;) 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Summer like AYSI!

What do a circle, brad, stripes, dark blue, and a bird have in common?!?!  It's not a riddle it's your challenge this week!  
If you choose to accept it, which I hope you do please use these items in your design and follow your inspiration.  I wandered around my stamp room and came up with a beachy design. 

So this card may bring you back to the old school.  Remember when we used to always use velum overlays?  I watercolored the card and then layered it up added the necessary brad and here you go!  It was great to have a challenge and use some items that I haven't in a long time, I'll admit the stripes and the brad threw me for a loop! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

AYSI September

It's time for another AYSI Challenge!  

I really like the fanciness of this layout that Amanda created.  Wedding invitations come to mind!  Simple thank you cards or even photo Christmas cards.  

For my card I kept it more simple, big surprise ;) It just seems to be my stamping style these days I guess!  However, I did make my own ink pad to stamp the leafs.  I'll add some pictures of the ink pad I made later.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

AYSI 8/25/2017

AYSI Challenge #157

Really 157 challenges, how crazy is that?!?!
  Check out this great layout! Love it and it's easy to use variability! 

Here is what I came up with this week.   I'd say I was more inspired by the sketch and following it to a t.  I really departed about something else to the left of the circle but decided in the end not to.  Once again I created a somewhat simple and easy to recreate card to share with all of you!

Hope you all have a great week and enjoy the last couple weeks of summer!