Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines -- February 25, 2015

Good day, and welcome to our weekly color blog hop.  What a yummy inspiration piece we have today.  Makes me hungry.  Our colors today are Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Blushing Bride.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  She is always a hard act to follow.  Love her entry today.  And if you keep on going around our hop, you will get to see several more great entries.  Robbie's blogsite is after mine.  She also has a super entry.

So here is our yummy cupcake.  It really does look fluffy and creamy.  I decided to work on something with our colors, but I did not do anything edible.

 Here is my card.  I'm not usually one to do really frilly cards, but somehow that cupcake made me think of the lacy doily.  So this is what I did.  The flower is colored with the Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  In real life the colors on this card are much richer.  I'm not sure whether the lighting in the room was off or whether I need to figure out how to adjust my camera.  A photographer I am not.

I love coloring and have been working quite a bit with the Blendies.  I have a bunch of cards which I want to put on this blog.  Hopefully I can sit down soon and get them here.  In the meantime, continue the hop by heading over to Robbie.

Have a happy day,

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines -- February 18, 2015

Welcome back to our blog hop Wednesday, where we are challenged to use specified colors for our creations.  We were challenged this week to use Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand and Pistachio Pudding.

And here is our inspiration piece.

The Stampin'Up! coordinating colors:
 And this is my creation.   I used Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss for the flowers.  Blackberry Bliss is such a dark color that I stamped off once to get a more vibrant shade.  I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on the flowers, but it does not show up well in this picture.  Then Early Espresso for the branches.  Mossy Meadow is the main part of the card.  Pistachio Pudding is the "mortar" between the mosaic tiles.  Oh, you ask (do you ask?), what are those mosaic tiles and how did you get them?  You did ask, right?  I had almost forgotten about the technique, but ran across another card a few days ago that I had done several years ago.  Remember back in the "olden days" when we had to cut and trim our stamps and mount them?  I made a mosaic stamp from pieces of that left over rubber by cutting pieces and gluing them to an acrylic block -- see below.

Here is the stamp I made.  So this is legitimately a Stampin'Up! stamp.  Those pieces of rubber are Stampin'Up.   For my card above I just inked the "stamp" with VersaMark, stamped it on Whisper White then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  After that just sponge with a color of your choice.  In this case, Pistachio Pudding.  Blue makes a really pretty cut china look.  So have fun making your own and playing with the effect.

I hope you like my card and my almost forgotten technique.  You should have come to me from Liz's blogsite, and now you should continue to Robbie's blogsite.  Be sure to see the pictures of her new granddaughter, Remi, and the baby's big sister, Zoie.  And enjoy the creations on this hop.

See you soon.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Coloring Down The Lines -- February 11, 2015

Hi Friends.  It's coloring down the line blog hop Wednesday.  How are you?  Are  you dug out of all that snow?  Boston is still socked in.  I sure hope our Boston friends are doing ok.

Today you are here to check out the latest challenge.  You should have come to me from Liz's blogsite.  I still need to go take a look to see what she has done.  Beautiful I am sure.  We are challenged to use reds and pinks.  Below is our inspiration piece, and the corresponding Stampin'Up! colors.  Below that is my take on the challenge.

And here is my card.

I believe I am finished with Valentines and now have moved on to spring and flowers.  Just wish the weather outside would follow my lead and warm up.  Soon, I hope.

So let's hop on to Robbie's blog site to see what she has done.  It is always something really nice.  I'm hoping Robbie is with me about the time you read this.  She is supposed to join me and friends to craft today.  Hope she makes it.  Her grandchild is due any day, and so all plans are "up in the air."

See you next week.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines -- February 4, 2015

Hi everyone.  Looks like it is color hop Wednesday.  I hope no one has blown away.  It has been so windy around here I hate to stick my head out the door.  Our hot tub cover even blew off and landed in the yard.  Hate it when that happens.

Anyway, you are here for our color hop, and should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  Nice creation.  So nice.  Our inspiration piece is below.  Looks a little like a barn I pass on my way home from "the big city."  Only the door is up against the road so the cattle can cross the road from the barn.  Hmmmm, not sure why they need to cross the road from the barn.  I bet there is a joke about why the cattle cross the road from the barn.  If you know the answer, let me know.

And here are the Stampin'Up! colors we are to use.

So this is my interpretation.  I don't have any barn stamps, but no problem making a nice big Cherry Cobbler punch.  I am really liking the stamps in the new Occasions Mini, and all the ones from the Sale-a-brations catalog too.  I can't work fast enough to use them fast enough.

So hop on along to Robbie's blogsite.  She is next.  She also is first, so you can continue around until you come back to me.

Happy Crafting,