Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Completely Wild About You

I pulled out this adorable stamp set from my stash, the set is from Wplus9 with matching dies. 
 I used two online challenges for my inspiration.  The CAS on Friday challenge is "Baby" and also Clean and Simple so I used quick and easy techniques.  A messy background with Distress Inks is always quick and I like that I can use colors that I want.  The giraffe was quickly colored with Copic markers, the balloon got its cute pattern from a stencil and they both have a matching die meaning I was able to cut them out quickly.  
 I didn't want just a solid color for my balloon so I thought using a stencil added some fun.  
 Is this guy simply cute!!!!
 Here is the Just Us Girls challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hey Sunshine - Color Happiness

Again, a couple online challenges inspired the card I want to share.
 The start of my creation is a messy background with some Distress Inks on watercolor paper.  I love the unexpected result.
 Using a color challenge most often takes me out of my own comfort zone and I find that so fun and so challenging.  The flower is a stamp from Altenew, stamped and embossed with white and then color was added with Distress Stain.  That great circle die cut is from My Favorite Things.  
 Cute sentiment from Sinon Says Stamp with a few little drops using Nuvo Drops.  

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Friday, March 15, 2019


Yes, another card completely inspired by some online challenges plus purchases from last weeks stamp convention.
 I'm quite sure my favorite stamp pad and favorite color ink ever is the Distress Oxide in Blueprint Sketch!!! That and the new stencil from Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz are a match in stampers heaven.  That color also helped me use the Color Throwdown combo.  
 I used a flower stamp set from Altenew and added color to complete the Color Throwdown combo with Distress Inks and Zig Clean Color markers.  The stamp set has a matching die set making cutting out the flower and leaves so easy and perfect.  
 I put a strip of vellum across the card from to help it fit the Freshly Made sketch.  
 Here is the Color Throwdown combo.
 Here is the Freshly Made sketch.
And the Time Out challenges anniversary challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Miss You

I fell in love with the Freshly Made sketch for this week so I designed this card around that and the Color Throwdown color combo.  
 I wanted to keep it as simple as possible so I started out with a watercolor paper card base and used a stencil and some Distress Spray to create a background for my other elements.  
 The leaves are two piece die cuts from Altenew and the scallop/stitched circle is a die from My Favorite Things.  I added color to these pieces with more Distress Ink.  The "miss you" die cut piece is from Simon Says Stamp, I lined the cut out words with a kraft colored piece of paper to use another of the colors in the combo.  
 Here is the Color Throwdown challenge.
And the Freshly Made sketch challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)