Saturday, March 28, 2015

Anything Goes!

Hi Everyone! 

I have enjoyed guest designing with 613 Avenue Create for 3 months; today is my last challenge as a guest designer.  As luck would have it, it is an "Anything Goes" challenge! 

I used a brand new to me Stamping Bella image, Blown Away.  I wanted a fairly simple sketch to accommodate the size of the image, so I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches~

I colored the image with Copics and then, using the 'outside the box' technique, trimmed down the rectangle.  While you cannot see it, I used my Wink of Stella pen on the dress for some wonderful glitz.  I had some old Basic Grey dp that was a perfect match for my colors.   The sentiment is heat embossed with black ep on vellum and hand stitched to the image panel.  I few pale pink sequins finishes the card. 

I am also linking up to~
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Challenge Blog- #122 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- 'A Cut Above'-Fussy of Die Cutting
Addicted to Stamps- "Make your Mark"

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday! 

Lee Ann  :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CASing Easter

Hi All! 

I thought I would play in a few challenges today, as I wanted to use some new stamps and also use the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch

I just adore the images from Stacey Yakula; I had yet to ink up this bunny and the leafy sprigs.  I thought this sketch would work well~

Clearly, I rotated the sketch.  Some masking, sponging and coloring were simple enough.  Getting the leafy springs to line up on the two panels and cut the panels the right size was a different story!  Let's just say I did this card more than once! 

The colors are from Colour Q~

I had to use the closest thing to Pale Plum- I am not even sure what this color is, but Pale Plum was not in my stash. 
This is also for Darnell's NBUS #4 Challenge~
And for~
Crafting for All Seasons -"Use Pastel Hues"

The Curtain Call~
I went with an Easter theme and used the pastel colors.

That's it for me this evening- short and sweet!  

Have a wonderful second half of the week!

Lee Ann  :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Butterfly

Happy Sunday, Everyone.

I am gearing up to go back to work tomorrow.  For those on spring break this week, enjoy!  I took advantage of the last few hours of my spring break and played along in a few challenges; I wanted to try out a new stamp that had yet to see ink.  Of course, stamp shopping is a must on spring break!

This is an Indigo Blue Stamp, and I just love it!  It is the first of this brand that I have; I love the detailed design.
The image was stamped on mixed media paper with Versafine Black ink. I heat set the ink and then colored it with my Peerless Watercolors.  Love that stuff!  Next, I splattered on some watercolor and used my color spritzer to spritz on some black ink.  I pulled out an oldie but goodie sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up and heat embossed it in black on vellum.   
Sadly, I need this card for a friend and co-worker who lost her daughter 2 weeks ago.  I have made too many sympathy cards lately.

This card was inspired by several challenges-
Runway Inspired Challenge-
Darnell's NBUS #4-

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge-

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is 'Lion and Lamb'- use an animal on your card

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dazzling Tulips

Hi Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

It was finally feeling like spring around here, but we have had a little setback as the temps have cooled and we are expecting rain tomorrow.  I am not going to let the weather dampen my spring break fun; I am having lunch with friends at a tea room tomorrow and  I am looking forward to touring a Frank Loyd Wright house with a friend on Friday;  I am a bit of a Frank Loyd Wright fan.
Anywho, on to this week's Add a Little Dazzle Challenge.  We are continuing on with spring, regardless of the weather in your neck of the woods; this week is a theme challenge- "Spring"~

And here is your challenge photo~

When I see tulips, I think of the beautiful scenes of tulips and wind mills in Holland.  Of course, this is not the type of wind mill you see in the photos, but it is the only wind mill die I have, so it will have to suffice! 
I always feel like I have way too many stamps, but every time I am looking for something in particular, I do not have it.  Like tulips.  I do not have a plain tulip stamp.  Instead, it has a big bunny in the midst of the tulips and has a checkered border framing the image.  So, yes, every one of these tulips has been fussy cut out.
My background is water colored with my Peerless watercolors -love those things. The tulips are stamped fussy cut and colored with Copics.  My grassy hills are cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills die.
The windmill is cut with a Top Dog Dies Windmill Die.  I cut it from the silver back side of an Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheet.
I am linking up to ~
the inspiration challenge at {Pin}spirational
The Die Cut Divas -theme of spring or children
Addicted to Stamps and More is 'Anything Goes' this week!
Fab and Funky Challenges- Spring into Colours
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge has some awesome spring inspiration this week!

For more beautiful inspiration from the rest of the design team, pop over to the Add a Little Dazzle Blog.  We would love for you to join us.  As always, a prize is up for grabs.  You do NOT have to use Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal, but if you have some, we would love to see it! 

Ready to try your own Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal? 
You can purchase yours HERE.  If you make a purchase from my link, I 
thank you in advance as I get credit for it.  

Are you ready to play?  Why not join us?

Have a blessed day!  

Lee Ann  :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Are you up for The Challenge?

Happy Monday, Everyone!

It is an extra happy Monday here as we are on spring break! I imagine there are quite a few of you out there also enjoying 'the break'.
Lesley Croghan from Always Playing with  Paper has a new sketch and color combo up at The Challenge!

Clearly, I only followed the sketch this week!  I am going to have to give the colors a go as I think they are gorgeous; I think I have just been short on mojo again. 
I used PTI stamps and dies along with Studio Calico dp for my card.  I added a few of my favorite sequins, Moonshine, from Simon Says Stamp.
We hope you can play along!  There is a lot more inspiration on the blog, so hop on over and check it out! 

Thanks for visiting! 


Lee Ann  :)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

To Caffeinate or Not to Caffeinate

Hello Everyone!

IT IS SPRING BREAK!  I was soooo ready for a little down time; hoping to play in lots of challenges this week. 
First up, a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create; it is National Caffeine Month, so the challenge this week is to make a card with something caffeinated- coffee, tea, soda, chocolate...
I am very limited on caffeine themed stamps.  I had to pull out an old Flourishes stamp to color up.

I went with another one layer card, and since this was a Christmas image, I decided to play along with The One Layer Christmas Card Challenge.  This week's challenge is "glitter". 

I am also linking up to Less is More where it is one layer week and in addition, there is to be an animal on the card.  I have a cardinal and reindeer. 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is 'Things that Fly'- again, I have a reindeer and cardinal (yes, the reindeer is stretching it, but if you believe in Santa, they fly!)

Thanks is much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dazzling Rain!

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to another Wednesday Challenge with Add a Little Dazzle!
Is it spring yet???  I know some of use are starting to see glimmers of it!  Regardless of the weather where you are at, Add A Little Dazzle is all about SPRING this month!

We have all sorts of inspiration for you with another Mood Board~

I really got caught up in the rain/boots theme!  I am not much of a St Pat's girl anyway!  I used a Great Impressions image, colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Copics, and then die cut and matted it on Basic Gray cs.  I made a couple of banners with my MFT FishTail Flag Stax Dies, and some Echo Park and Prima dp.
The cloud is cut with a MFT cloud die and cut a second time using the silver side of Add a Little Dazzle craft metal.  Backing the white cloud with the metal cloud gave my cloud a silver lining! 
I used the sketch at Deconstructing Jen-

 And added an Add a Little Dazzle craft metal scallop border in silver along the bottom edge of the white cs to tie in to the cloud. 
The sentiment is heat embossed in white an some sequins finish off the card!
I am linking up to-
Allsorts Challenge- ' Spring is in the Air'
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - B is For...  Boots

Ready for some more inspiration?  Check out the rest of the Design Team creations on the Add a Little Dazzle Blog and then play along!  You do not have to use Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal, but if you have it we would love to see it! 
 Wanting to check out Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal?  
You can do so HERE.  I thank you in advance if
you purchase from this link as I get credit for it.  


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