Sunday, August 16, 2015

Only One...Thanks


 Today's Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to use only one work and no images...just embellishments. I used a Memory Box "Thanks" die and added some dotted paper flowers and some red rhinestones and flourishes.

THANKS for stopping by................................Paulette

Friday, August 14, 2015

Rain Drops Keep Fallin"



The Saturday Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers is to use a business card from a Pinterest board of over 1000 business cards.
I used a kitty die by Impression Obsession and a Sizzix Thinlits umbrella die. My inspiration was this business card: 
Have a great weekend.....................Paulette

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Birthday Cheers!


  


I used patterned paper from DCWV's Sky's the Limit stack and solid color cardstock from the Brights Matstack.  The cheers die is from Die-Versions and the star dies are from Teresa Collins.  The stamp is by Endless Creations.  The background was embossed with a Darice button embossing folder.  Button brads were used to anchor the banners.

Sending Cheers & Happy Thoughts your way.........Paulette

Monday, August 10, 2015

Upsy Daisy Birthday



The August Sketch Challenge on the Die-Namites Blog is to base your design on one of the sketches shown here:


I chose this Daisy Bunch die:

I used Sketch #4 as the basis for my design.  I used a scalloped circle Spellbinders die to cut the frame.  I outlined the edges of the circle cut out with a gold leaf Krylon pen.  I cut the daisy die with green and yellow papers and paper pieced the flowers onto the green die cut.  The Happy Birthday is an Endless Creations stamp and I cut the banner free-hand and outlined the edges with the Krylon pen.  I added yellow Stickles to the centers and tapped the Krylon against a pencil to create some gold splatters.  I added some gingham ribbon.
Hope your day is as happy as these daisies........Paulette

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Romance in the Garden






I chose this rubber stamp entitled "Love Musical."  You can find it HERE:  http://www.rubberdance.com/product-p/co3-6e.htm  This patterned paper by DCWV was just the right color combo for the challenge.  I cut a scalloped oval from the flowery paper with a Spellbinders die and used a smaller die from the same die set to cut a window out of green cardstock.  The green window was placed in back of the flowered window to create a frame.  The larger leaves were punched from a Punch Bunch punch.  The smaller leaves were cut with a die from CC Designs.  The pink flowers and the larger yellow flower are pre-made paper flowers.  The yellow flowers were cut with several flower punches.  I added yellow Stickles for accents.

Take time to smell the flowers this month...........Paulette

Monday, August 3, 2015

Vintage Golfer


The Reader's Art Quest Challenge for August is to design a project with a "manly" theme and to use the following color palette as inspiration:
I used a card by DCWV as my background.  The golfer is from a Stampin Up set.  I did paper piecing on the hat, sweater, shirt and knickers.  The socks were colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Happy Monday..........................Paulette


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summertime in Venice



One afternoon in Venice was just not enough time...my dream is to return to this magical city for an extended stay. 
 I created this card for the July Challenge on the Rubber Dance Art Stamps blog.  This stamp is from Rubber Dance Art Stamps.  My photo is a bit dark and the actual colors are more true to the colors pictured in this color chart.
I used DCWV papers and the flourish was cut with an Ellentina die.  I added paper flowers and the flower centers were made with cinnamon Stickles.

Dreaming of spending some time on the Grand Canal.......Paulette