Sunday, April 28, 2013

A few scenes from my retreat!

These are just a few of the scenes that I made during my annual scenic stamping retreat.  I had 12 gals here from several states and we had a wonderful week of stamping, laughing, eating and fun!!  The stamps are many different companies, Stampscapes, Sutter stamps, Beeswax and probably more companies for some of the smaller stamps.  I colored them with copics and the airbrush.  Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy them. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Scenic stamping retreat

I'm hosting my annual scenic stamping retreat this week.  12 of us are having a great time, lots of inspiration, food and laughter.  This is just a small sample of the beautiful work by myself and others.  I will post more next week after I recuperate.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Frame it in Purple!

Frame it is the challenge at Flourishes and Pretty in Purple is the challenge on Cheery Lynn this week.  I started this 5x7 card with Cheery Lynn's coved rectangles and added some pretty paper from Close to my Heart.  Fiona's Magic Mirror die from Cheery Lynn is the frame and the gorgeous Flourishes Roses are Red stamp is in the center. I colored the flowers with copics in the BV and V colors.   I edged everything with a gold pen and added a bow and some bling.  

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Just Rite Sketch and background stamp

The sketch was the challenge for Just Rite, I took some artistic liberty with it to use this gorgeous French rose background stamp.  I love this stamp and it's so easy to make a beautiful card with.  I stamped some extra and cut out the larger roses and pop dotted them and then added stickles over copics to color them.  I added some tea dye distressed ink around the edges and ribbon across the center and a double bow.  The sentiment is a peel off on the twisted metal tag from Spellbinders.  I edged the layers in gold pen. 

Our Daily Bread Design and Joan's Garden

The challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is a shaped card.   I used the french flair and  scalloped french flair by Cheery Lynn for the shape of the card.  I used the new Floral Labels bundle for the image and the new die cut Quatrefoil pattern to emboss the yellow layer.  I added lots of bling to finish this card, prima flowers and gems, the butterflies are from Cheery Lynn's exotic small set.  Joan's Garden challenge is 2 butterflies, 3 different flowers, Aqua or Lt. Blue Background and a sentiment.  Joan's Garden also sells the stamps and dies.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room and Flourishes

The colors on this card are from the inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room and the saying is from the Tulips for Friends set from Flourishes.  I used the Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers and added lots of prima and flowers from Michaels.  The die cut in the center is from Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die set and I stamped the saying in the center.  The butterfly is from Cheery Lynn's exotic small butterflies.  I added lots of bling to finish this card. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cheery Lynn anything goes

This lovely Cheery Lynn basket of flowers is for the anything goes challenge on their blog this week.  It's a 6x6 card, the background is the Graphics 45 Secret Garden paper.  The Large Spring Basket is used over a purple oval.   Rose leaf strip,  fanciful flourisholive branch were used for the greenery.  Daisy strip, cuties 1 and 3 were used for the purple flowers and rose medium and miniature strips for the coral flowers.  The butterfly is from the small exotic collection.  

Friday, April 5, 2013

Flourishes April Challenge

The colors of pink lemonade are in the challenge at Flourishes this month.   I used the pretty Tulips for Friends set for this card along with the gorgeous Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval die set.    I stamped the image and sponged around it and then used Stickles to color it in.  The background dies are Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles which I also sponged the edges with Spun Sugar distressed ink.  I added a bow and mulberry paper butterfly to finish the card.  The top hinged card is from Becca's tutorial on Amazing Paper grace. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fourishes Timeless Tuesday and Split Coast sketch

Wrap it with Ribbon is the theme this week on Flourishes blog.  The sketch is from Split Coast Stampers.   I used Flourishes beautiful Tulips for Friends stamp and Labels 4 from Spellbinders.  The background is made entirely of ribbons, sheer ribbon and turquoise ribbon with pink ribbon lace over the top of the sheer striped ribbon.  The sentiment is from this same set and I used a Spellbinders fancy label.  A little gold edging from a Krylon pen finishes the card.   

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bug/Butterfly/Bird Explosion box

Cheery Lynn's challenge this week is is to use bugs, butterflies or birds on your creation.  I'm using lots of CL butterflies.  Exotic Butterfly medium  and the angel wing are on the top of this box.  The flowers are made from three different dies.     Stacker flower die 5,   large and medium rose strip.The greenery is  Rose leaf strip, Flourish leaf strip,  wreath strip.    On the inside of the box I used two of the larger butterflies,   Exotic butterfly medium 2 and the angel wing,  Exotic butterfly medium 3 and angel wing. 
The papers are Anna Griffin from my stash and I used a holographic gold peel off border around them.  The saying is a Me and Carrie Lou stamp.  Here are the photos of the inside and the side view. I got this idea and the dimensions from Nataliya Simpson's blog, thank for the directions!!!   I'm also entering this in The Shabby Tea Room challenge, blue and white.