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Monday, December 4, 2017

Bursting with Joy


This is the inspiration photo for today's card and I was inspired by all the beautiful watercolor demonstrations that have been shown in The Classroom over at Ellen Hutson.


I used Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony stamp set which I heat embossed and die cut. 

Wreath Focal Point

The challenge at Mod Squad this week is to use a wreath as a focal point.

The stamp set I used is Essentials by Ellen which I heat embossed and colored with Zigs. I also added clear Pico Embellisher for a bit of shine and dimension. The background is embossed with Essentials by Ellen Stitching Lines

I'm also linking this to SSS Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by ....

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas shaker card

Hello!  After  watching Kristina Werner's video today I was inspired to make a shaker card.

The shaker background was made with Brusho's on watercolor paper, and for the card background and frame I adhered glitter paper.  On the inside I have the word "wishes" die cut from glitter paper.  

Thanks for visiting and have a great week :)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mini Marvels - Mixed Media

As the title suggests today's project is a mixed media mini canvas inspired by A Vintage Journey Mini Marvels Challenge. I've had this mini canvas (2.5" x 3.5") in my stash for so long and this was the perfect opportunity to use it.

The background (which is now hidden) was created with lots of layers of pretty papers, gesso, texture paste and stencils. I added color with Prima color bloom sprays and Prima rose gold acrylic paint. I adhered the flowers, leaves and embellishments and lastly added a sentiment. 

I'm also linking this to Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge

Thanks so much for visiting.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Challenge 1

Hello and a very quick post to share two cards I made a few weeks ago.  The challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 is Christmas.  I don't have any Concord & 9th Christmas stamps (yet) but I pulled out all the stamps sets I have and started playing:

The background was created using the Stripe Builder stamp set, black on red card stock. Using a gold and black pen I added a few more stripes.
For the wreath I used the Painted Thank You stamp set.

See my next post for my second card.

Christmas Challenge 2

And here is my second card for the same challenge Where Creativity Meets C9 Christmas Challenge.

I used the same stamps sets (Stripe Builder and Painted Thank You) for this card.  I really had fun creating these and ended making a bunch of different cards.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Inspired by a Film: "Out of Africa"

Hello friends and Happy Saturday!

The challenge over at AAA Cards is to make a card inspired by a film.  When I saw the challenge I immediately thought of the movie Out of Africa and here is the link to the trailer if you're interested in watching: Out of Africa.  

And here is my card:

I used stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps and Studio Calico.  I really had fun with this and even more so with the subject being so close to my heart ❤.

I'm also playing along at Stamplorations and Simon Says Anything Goes.


Altenew Inspiration Challenge

My next card was inspired by Altenew's Inspiration Challenge

The stamps and dies are Altenew's Penned Rose stamp set and Halftone stencil and I used my Zigs to color the images.


Hey there

Next up is a card for Paper Smooches October Challenge and CAS-ual Fridays, for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

A simple card using the inlaid die cut technique on a stencil background with Paper Smooches Square die.

I'm also playing along in Simon Says Anything Goes.


Shades of Concord & 9th

As the title suggests this was inspired by Where Creativity meets C9 and the challenge is to to create projects using the design theme colors of the Concord & 9th logo.

I used a number of stamps and dies from Concord & 9th and a few different inks to try and replicate the color. 

I'm also linking this to Simon Says Anything Goes.

Just the Month

The challenge at StampTV this week to use the allocated color for your birth month which in my case is orange (for May). It doesn't hurt that I love the color so I got a little carried away and made a few cards:

I used Brusho's for the background - love them, you're never know what you're going to end up with .....

The flowers were colored (actually scribbled) to match the artsy painted look of the background and it's always fun to color outside of the lines! ☺

I'm also linking this to Stamplorations and Simon Says Anything Goes.


As always, thank you so much for visiting and have a great week-end!
Hugs, Zelda x

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Creative Crop

Hello friends!

As per my usual weekly Sunday post, I have a few projects to share. My first card was inspired by the challenge at StampTV Creative Crop. The stamp set I used is Gina K's Peony Wishes.

I'm also linking this to Mod Squad Fall FestWinnie and Walter WCMDJoy Clair WCMD (used partial stamp as a frame) and Uniko.



I had fun with this card and got all inky playing with the Mini Mumsy stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. 

I'm linking this to Winnie and Walter WCMD and Joy Clair.

Happy Birthday

For this card I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus and I thought it teamed up perfectly with Essentials by Ellen paper pack Modern Graphics which I used for the background.

I'm entering Essentials by Ellen MIUM and Winnie and Walter WCMD.


Christmas Tag

Next up is a mixed media Christmas Tag with lots of layers: DO inks, texture paste, embossing, cheesecloth and Cheery Lynn Poinsettia die cuts. To add sparkle, I dipped the little foam balls in glossy accents and then in clear 
rock candy (and they almost look like candy balls ☺)


Brush Art Floral

I love Altenew's Brush Art Floral stamp set and whenever I use it I make multiple cards.

A simple CAS card

a few more ....

and here I used a stem image to create the background

I'm playing along in the following challenges: Winnie and WalterJoy ClairHLS CAS Challenge and Stamplorations CAS Challenge.


That's it from me until next time, have a great week!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thank You

Hello friends and Happy Sunday!

I had such fun yesterday celebrating World Card Making Day and have a few cards I'd like to share. 

I used Gina K's Daisy Delight, colored with SN markers, gold embossed the sentiment and the edges of the background panel.

I'm linking this to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017



You Are Altogether Wonderful

For my next card I used Penny Black the unfolding stamp and distress inks.  The sentiment is from Rubbernecker.

I'm linking this to the following challenges:

      Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

  Take It, Make It Challenge