Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TSOT # 164

Can you believe that we are now at Easter and there is still snow and winter just will not give up!  I am truly beginning to think that we are not going to have a summer this year and we dearly need to make some cheerful cards to get us through it.

With that being said this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday we have a Sweet Tooth challenge for you.  Seems only appropriate with the Easter Bunny just finishing off his/her yearly visit.
Unfortunately I don't really have any stamp sets that would work for the Sweet Tooth images so I have a happy colour and a little song bird. 
I wanted this to be a clean simple look so I started with my DSP and then added a piece of CS on top of it.  Once I had my three holes punched out and positioned I stamped the little insets and then elevated the punched out area with Dimensionals.
If you look closely you can see my little song bird in the one inset.

Now that you have seen what I have come up with it's your turn.  Show us your Sweet Tooth - if you have one - if not we would still love to see what you can come up with for our sketch this week.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

HOC C&S April Sketch Challenge

Another sketch challenge for you over at House of Cards.  This is another one of those sketches that can be used over and over.
With this sketch I decided to try a watercolour technique that is hitting the blogs these days.  I had seen somewhere that someone had used soap, water and colour and blew bubbles to make their own paper, but for the life of me I just couldn't find it when I wanted to.  So I reverted to the old parchment paper and blotted the ink onto the paper and then spritzed it with water.

Also rather than making my card a single layer, which is the true definition of Clean and Simple, I decided to layer it a little, but keeping the overall look simple.
Using the Tim Holtz Branch Die I die cut the branch and lightly sponged it and placed it behind and around the watercolour paper.  Hoping that this would look like coral!
Then using By the Seashore I stamped out the star fish, then cut and shaped it to give it a little bit of definition.

I love how the watercolour paper turned out and when I looked at it I could remember the great colours of the Gulf when we were in Florida this year.  

Hope you like what I have come up with.  Now it's your turn.  Lets see what you have up your sleeve for this great sketch and don't forget to post it so we can all have a look see!

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