Saturday, May 31, 2014

Latina Crafter Sketch #35

Saludos a todas! Estoy súper contenta poder participar en este reto #35. El mes pasado se fue tan rápido que no logré participar. Este mes termina en casi una hora y hace unos minutos terminé mi tarjeta. Es que estoy comprometida con participar en los retos porque es através de ellos que uno crece y perfecciona su arte. Pues sin más preámbulo, aqui está el Sketch #35 y mi interpretación.
Sketch de mayo 2014

Los materiales que usé:
Imagen Angélica de Crafters Companion
Flores Latina Crafter Mis flores favoritas
Mariposa y sentimiento Latina Crafter Sellos Postals

Gracias por la visita. Hasta la próxima. Abrazos y bendiciones.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Watercolor Rose

Happy Friday my friends.

It seems everyone is playing around with watercolors, so I gave it a try. Wow! I loved it! It's so relaxing. I haven't tried drawing something of my own and coloring it, but stamping an image and coloring that I can do. I'd like to give a shout out to Lindsay,The Frugalcrafter for all her great tutorials. Here's a link to her YouTube channel in case you're interested in seeing her fun tutorials.

Today's card will be entered in Gina K's Guest DT Challenge. The challenge is to make a matching lined envelope with your card. I already entered Father's Day card, you can see it here; so I thought I'd make a nice summery card.

The materials I used are:
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White for the card
Gina K. Red Hot cardstock
Gina K. Petals & Wings Pattern Paper
Stamped image is from Gina K's Stately Flowers 6
Sentiment from Gina K's Autumn Leaves
90# Watercolor Paper
Artist's Loft Watercolor Pencils
Spellbinders Fleur di Lis die

I hope you give watercolors a try! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mod Squad Challenge Triple the Fun

Hello again,

I did say I had some catching up to do. For my last post today I have two cards, both for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. My friend Judy Woodland is hosting this week's challenge which she has aptly named "Triple the Fun". It was so much fun, I made two cards.

For the first card I used Gina K's Kraft cardstock for the card base and for two matting layers. I first used Tim Holtz distress inks (Wild Honey, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass) on white layering weight cardstock, then stamped the flourishes with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored in some of the flowers with coloring pencils. The sentiment is from Gina K's Wild at Heart stamp set.

For my second card I used Gina K's Honey Mustard cardstock for the card base, two matting layers and the label.Again I used distress inks (Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint) on white cardstock and stamped the flourishes using Gina K's Kraft ink pad. I outlined some flowers using a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen. The sentiment is from Latina Crafter stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. 

That's it for today. Hope you have a wonderfully creative week. Hugs and Blessings to all.

Gina K Guest DT June Challenge

Hi everyone,

I'm back today with another card, this time for the Gina K. Guest DT Challenge. The challenge is to make a matching, lined envelope to go with our card. Gina has a great video showcasing this project and instructions, you can see it here.

Since Father's Day is around the corner I decided to make a card for the occasion. For my card I used pattern paper from the Merry Little Christmas paper pack for the tie and to line the envelope. For the card base I used Gina K's Pure Luxury Christmas Pine cardstock. The sentiment is from Stately Flowers 6 stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger. I added some faux stitching and a button to this clean and simple card. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

A Wedding and a Vacation

Happy Sunday my friends!

I'm back after a ten day vacation in Florida. My husband and I joined my parents and siblings in Tampa to attend my niece's wedding (I have 13 nieces and 4 nephews).  This is the niece I made the wedding invitations for (I'm sharing that in a moment) and I really wanted to be part of the celebration. Happily we managed the trip and we're so glad we did, we had a great time along with some really good weather. My family doesn't need a special reason to get together and celebrate, but when we can, we do and proceed to heartily enjoy the occasion. Some days later, we went to Orlando to spend time with my husband's family, another wonderful group of people and a totally enjoyable time. I thank God every day for my loving family and that we still have our parents with us to enjoy.

As I promised in an earlier post here are some pictures of the invitation. It's inspired by an invitation my niece saw by BellaPapel on Pinterest. We did some tweaking and customizing her colors.

I made the shallow box to fit the invitation since it was a bit bulky for an envelope. 

This was my first experience in making wedding invitations. I bought all the cardstock and papers online from Paper and More. Their prices, quality and service proved them to be an excellent choice. I truly enjoyed this experience and learned that I have the patience and the skills to ensemble this type of invitation and would do so again in a heartbeat.

Naturally, I made a card to congratulate the newlyweds. The stamp set is the Mr. & Mrs. Diva from Gina K. Designs. Stamped on Gina K's Pure Luxury White, colored with Copic Markers and added some shimmer to the wedding dress with the Sakura Stardust pen. It's framed with the Ornate Square Background Frame (Silhouette #45188) cut from Gina K's Black Onyx cardstock. The red ribbon gives it just the right pop of color. This card is entered in this week's challenge over at StampTV.

I have some more catching up to do, so this is all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by.