Sunday, January 28, 2018

Vienna Concert Layout

Again, using the Stuck?! Sketches other sketch, I used it for this double layout of the Concert we attended in Vienna on night. For this layout, I turned the sketch upside down and backwards. It allowed me to use the other sketch as well, somewhat for the right side layout. I turned it on it's side as you can see.

Photo story: We were treated to a Wiener Conzert of Mozart and Strass by the Wiener ResidenzorchesterThe Clarinet Concerto, which is also performed by the conductor, was a highlight of the program. The show leading up to it is delightfully amusing.

Supplies: Kaiser Craft Time Machine Gears and other papers that were still in my stash; Prima Marketing Tales of Me blossoms and other Prima flowers as well; vintage doily; seam binding; lace flowers; Queen and Co. music notes trim; Grey and brown cardstock.  I used my Cricut Explore to die cut the titles and used a combination of Blackletter cartridge and Old English Font with Bazzill Charcoal cardstock.

Ancient Doors in Passau Layout

I am so far behind doing my scrapbook layouts that I decided I would use Stuck?! Sketches to get my mojo back working! Love their inspiration by their talented designers too!! Here is the Sketch for January 2018

Here is the January 1st Challenge Sketch and what I use for the right layout of my double layout.
Supplies Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers; Shimmerz Paints Paste-eez Puttin'on the Glitz; Stencil Clearsnap Blizzard; Creative Embellishments (wood): Window Shutters, Dripping Heart Lace, Lace border #2; Painted with Plaid FolkArt Bight Gold; Red Tape 1/8". Key and Brad are from my stash.
I used my Cricut Explore to die cut the titles and used a combination of Blackletter cartridge and Old English Font with Bazzill Charcoal cardstock.

Photo story: Passau, Germany is a Bavarian city known as the city of 3 rivers but the real secret is that this city has a checkered past of ownership due to it being on the border of Germany, Italy and Austria. As we walked through this small town, there were so many gorgeous ancient doors with carvings, iron, and different metals and woods. Some were all the way from the 12th Century!! I was so amazed and had to take many photos of them. The photo on the left page is the massive old door in the courtyard of the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral and the center photo on the right page is their front door!! The city was so romantic to walk around and take in the ambiance of it's history and beauty. 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer it up
Further photos of layout:
 The left side layout with details shown.

More from the Right side layout: Shown are the gold paint added to the Creative Embellishments borders and the mixed media which are shiny looking 3D snowflakes.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Birthday Blessing Card

 I am trying to get ahead on the many winter birthdays so am doing another this month but with a different stamp set. I just love the Vintage Tea cup!
Using the Kennedy Grace Creations Vintage Tea set, I stamped with VersaMark Ink on Black smooth cardstock. I then embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. It almost looks gold but has a beautiful silver-gold color instead. It also is fine powder and embossed the tiny cursive letters perfectly!! Other tools I used were my EK Success Powder tool and Marvy Embossing Heat Tool. I then colored in the areas with my new Prismacolor pencils making sure as to sharpen each often to get into the tight and small places. I wanted a vibrant color and did a little bit of shading. Hope you enjoy the card today.
  The pattern papers matched up wonderfully and are Echo Park Party Time. Other supplies include: Doodlebug Designs trifold card, and pink cardstock
Double D Challenge Kitchen is the heart of the home: I used black to match the upper black wire basket and the pinks and yellows. I'm #133

Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment #226
Craftyhazelnut's Pattern Paper: Jan2018 #275
CAS-ual Friday Challenge: CFC #191 -- More Coffee Please #20
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Coffee Lover's Blog Challenge: Cuppa Joe #12

Friday, January 5, 2018

Kennedy Grace Creations Happy Birthday Card


Here are the Kennedy Grace Creations challenge for the month of January. I selected the diagonal line: Die Cut, Rhinestones and Ribbon! The easy way for my creativity time during this season of the year, because I am making a birthday card for a close friend. I have so many friends birthdays coming up that I think I may continue to use this as a
jumping off point.
January's Challenge Tic Tac Toe

Other supplies I used are: Kennedy Grace Creations Beautiful Sweet Rose for the Happy Birthday sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; MISTI stamping tool; Copic Markers: RV02, RV13, RV04, C1, C3, C5, YG11, YG13; Fiskars 12" trimmer and small scissors; Offray silver satin 5/8" ribbon; Glossy Accents; Scotch tape runner; Platinum 6 die cutting machineSpellbinders Annabelle's Trousseau Layering frame from the Chantilly Paper Lace CollectionSpellbinder's Tool 'n One; Pattern paper is Quick Quotes Picadilly Pink Collection QQP-P1200; Want2Scrap pearl embellishments; white and pink cardstock and Neenah 110# cardstock for use with the copic markers.
The Spellbinder's were purchased over Christmas and I just HAD to use them!!! Bought at Simon Says Stamp.

I cut the beautiful die set out in white cardstock and a hot pink cardstock for the frame of Annabelle's Trousseau die set. Then I cut a special piece out of Neenah 100# cardstock for the inner smaller frame again but discarded the white lattice framework and kept the center piece which was stamped with the flower. After coloring it with my copics, I assembled the entire card onto a premade 4.5" x 6.5" card base putting the Quick Quotes patterned paper down first.  When I was assembling the papers, I left room for the ribbon to come through in the middle and be tucked under. So at this point, I inserted that gray/silver satin ribbon under the card base on each side. I used the end of a small pair of scissors to tuck it in and used Glossy Accents to adhere ribbon and close card base. Then I added pearl rhinestones as extra embellishments around the outside frame. I could have gone further but decided to finish it with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Rose stamp set. It is such a pretty flourished script font that I thought it would be perfect with the fancy frame.  

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