Saturday, March 24, 2018

Twofer Blossoms

Hi there!

I am getting my twofer in on the last day of the challenge. 

I used the Altenew Rose Flurries dies for both cards along with some paint chips.

I love a lot of the cards I see made with these dies, but I had a difficult time figuring them out.  There are so many dies with this set almost 30.  5 flowers with 3 - 4 layers each, 3 leaf dies with two pieces each along with several single layer dies for filler.

My first try with the roses is on the right side.  The colors are a bit off, but it was a lot of work so I'm going with it.    Then I decided I had to organize the dies. Below is a photo of the dies and the layering guide.
I layed out each of the dies and traced them on magnetic vent cover material.  I labeled each outline, and also labeled each flower on the package insert so they corresponded.  This made it MUCH easier to build my flowers and choose appropriate colors.

Since I was using paint chips for the differing colors, it makes sense to look at each layer see what it covers. You'll see on some of my cuts there is writing and the white separation line from the paint chips. These blemishes are covered up by following layers.

I hope seeing my process helps anyone else struggling a bit to get these fabulous flowers put together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 23, 2018

March Bizzare and Unique Day

Hello -

Yup this makes the third month of my cards inspired by a Bizarre and Unique calendar Day.

The 23rd is national Puppy Day.  So I'm letting the dogs out. (sorry I couldn't help myself)

I recently won this stamp from Newton's Nook and I think its perfect for Puppy Day. (Thank you so much!)

It's difficult to tell in the photo, but there are 3 layers of the pups on this card.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Here comes Peter Cottontail SOS 346

Hi There,

Its a fabulously snowy day today and since hubs works out of our home, we can both enjoy the weather without having to actually be out in it.  Having spent most of my life in southern California, snow when it came was always magical.  That doesn't change in adulthood.

Hubs and I were on our way to Calfornia to visit my Dad when the last snowfall hit - it was a bit of a tricky drive but our flight made it out of Baltimore before the airports started cancelling flights.

I am happy to have another snowy day where I can craft and watch it come down; I haven't stopped smiling since I woke up.  I made lentil soup yesterday, we have some crusty rolls to go with it so I am set to play in my crafty space most of the day.

This card is for Shopping our Stash # 346 Here comes Peter Cottontail,we are to provide Easter Creations.

This is a Stampendous image, it was a gift last year so he's  making his Easter debut this year. The stamp was heat embossed with versafine onyx black and clear powder and colored with zigs.

That natural light from my window with all the snow makes for a photo that needs no adjusting.

Here is my view today. Snow is expected to fall well into night time.