Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fishing Scene

I realize it has been a few days since I posted a card. The first part of the week I was busy with gardening and preserving and then the last part of the week I have been sick. I caught a flu of some sort and had fever, joint aches, severe headache and just wanted to sleep all the time. Well, I am glad to say I am feeling some better but still very weak as it seems I do a little bit and I am all tuckered out again. But at any rate I wanted to share a card I made several weeks ago using all stamp images from Stampscapes. I just love those stamps for nice scene cards.


This was done very quickly by me and used for a sympathy card for a gentleman who had died but who always enjoyed fishing so very much. I thought this was an appropriate card in memory of him. And, I made it a sunset card.

The scene was stamped out with Versafine black ink and then I sponged on colors using Gina K. Designs inks. I used a double stitched Cottage Cutz oval die to cut the scene out and another die from My Favorite Things to make a frame. This panel was then mounted to a white card base.


Well that is all from me this week. I am so far behind on things that it may not be until later in the next week before I post again. And, forgive me if I have not commented on all of your blog posts too. I just have not been very energetic with this bug I caught. At any rate I hope the coming week will be a great one for all of us.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Neutral Holiday

I spent yesterday afternoon using Deco Transfer Gel and stencils and making a lot of patterns which I dried overnight and then this afternoon added the foil to them. For this particular card I used a stencil from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 and added Deco Amber Watercolor foil to the design by heat setting it with my laminator.



The card stock colors I went with were Gina K. Designs Kraft and Ivory. I simply added this design to the ivory base but before I did that I added two different types of ribbons along the side. Both are from unknown sources but I sure am tickled with the way they looked. I had issues trying to keep the ribbon in place so I added a brown pearl to each and that way they were anchored a bit better.

I am adding this card as an entry for the Double D's Blog Challenge in which we are to use texture and neutral colors. The colors I picked are neutral and also this is a design that would work for any winter holiday as I did not add a sentiment.

Well, the past few days I have been without a hubby in the house. He went fishing for several days so I decided to try and get a bit ahead on the Christmas designs. I have a lot of things all foiled now and ready to work with. So it was a fun activity for me.

I hope all of you are having a great weekend. And thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Elf Peeker

I had to play with the cute Elf Peeker set from Sparkle N Sprinkle again today. This time I used a scrap of kraft and red striped paper from Stampin' Up! and again colored the elf in with my Zig markers. I was going to use Copics but forgot to stamp it with Memento ink so I had to switch to the Zigs and they worked well too.


I also added some branches from the Diemond Die Pine  Branch set. I thought it would appear like the elf is under the tree and peeking behind a package as a friend of mine suggested. I think she had a great idea so I went with that. I also used the Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die to cut out the main panel.

Well, tomorrow is my half a year checkup at the doctor so no doubt I will be busy with blood draw early in the morning and then later on a visit with her. I hope all of you have a great day and thanks for stopping in.

God bless,
Verna