Saturday, May 23, 2015

Birthday Bouquet

This month's challenge on the Die-namites blog  was to use this sketch:

I used these 2 Die-namites in my design.  And the added challenge was to use fabric as a layer.  There is a layer of pink burlap fabric behind the flowers on the right side of my card.

This die is available HERE

This die is available HERE

I added Stickles accents and the sentiment was stamped with a stamp from Crafty Secrets.

Have a great holiday weekend.................Paulette

Monday, May 18, 2015

Anniversary Song

This is a card I designed for the May Color Change Challenge on the Rubber Dance Blog.  These are the colors and an optional part of the challenge is to use flowers.
This stamp is from the Rubber Dance catalog and can be found HERE.
I stamped the image and then tore the edges and sponged the torn edges with distress ink.  I added beads and gems to the paper flowers.  The leaves were cut with dies by CC Designs.

Thanks for stopping by.....................................Paulette

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Life's Sweet

I made this card for the May 2015 Readers' Art Quest on the Unruly Paper Arts blog.  The paper is DCWV, the stamps are Fiskars and the dies are Couture Creations (doily) and Spellbinders (label).  The treats are paper pieced and I added gems and Stickles.  The ink is Ranger's Tim Holtz Pine Needles.
Wishing a few sweet treats come into your life.......Paulette

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Butterfly Birthday

This Butterfly Birthday card was done for the May 2015 DCWV blog sketch challenge.  It uses paper from my favorite stack:  Mariposa.  The borders were punched with Martha Stewart border punches.  The small rectangles were cut with an Ellentina die and sponged with Ranger Wild Honey distress ink.  The larger rectangle was edged with a Krylon gold leafing pen.  The large butterfly was fussy cut from the Mariposa paper and also edged with the Krylon pen.  The DCWV blog challenge can be found HERE:

Thanks for stopping by.........................................Paulette

Monday, April 27, 2015

Die-namites April Sketch and Color Dare Challenge

I make a lot of Hawaiian themed cards for my daughter to sell as fundraisers for her hula halau.  I love this beautiful hibiscus die from Die-namites that you can find HERE.  I cut the hibiscus three times out of orange, dark green and light green cardstock.  I backed the cutouts in the flower with hot pink cardstock.  I fussy cut the orange flowers and layered them on top of the dark green diecut.  I inset the light green pieces in the dark green diecut.  The background paper is from the DCWV Mariposa stack.  The white diecut layer was from an unknown die.  I added orange Stickles to the flower stamens.  

Wishing you a day of Aloha.........................Paulette

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

At the Beach

I recently won these stamps from Rubber Dance Art Stamps Co. from Norway in Unruly PaperArts Reader Art Quest. Main image was stamped with Faded Jeans ink and the edges were torn. The shells and starfish were stamped and then were fussy cut and embellished with a Wink of Stella pen to add a touch of sparkle. I added a few cream colored half pearls.  The blue paper is from DCWV's Nantucket stack and the red paper is from Graphic 45.  I used a sketch on Splitcoaststampers as my inspiration.

Entered in the challenge on the Rubber Dance April Color Challenge.
Have a great day.........................Paulette

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Showers

I used DCWV's Sky's the Limit stack to design this card using this month's Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge.

I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the circles. I added Crystal effects to the umbrella and handle.  The DCWV has glittered raindrops that added texture and fun.  I added a rhinestone droplet and 2 rhinestone flowers.

Looking forward to Springtime showers and May flowers.  Paulette