HLS October 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m so happy that you’ve come to visit. 🙂 This is the first of two posts today. If you are looking for my MMCC post please click on the photo below to go to that post:


I have a bright Autumnal card to share with you today for HLS’ October 2015 Sketch Challenge.

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This month we have the fabulous Valentyna of “Flourishtina” as our guest designer.  Please drop by and welcome Valentyna. 🙂

Here’s the Sketch:
Yet another fun sketch!

Here’s my card:


I used SU’s Vintage Leaves and the corresponding dies. I colored them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers with a red/orange/yellow ombre color combination. Then I blended the colors with an aqua-painter brush. I did some fussy cutting on the sentiment strip, the wavy dotted line and the “clouds”.

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The sentiment is from PTI’s Scripted stamp set and the dotted line is from PTI’s Southwestern Style Stamp Set. I can’t remember the name of the embossing folder, but it’s made by Sizzix. I’m going to play along at The Daily Marker’s: 30 Day Coloring Challenge,  Uniko’s Challenge #25: Autumn/Fall with a twist of Thanks, Time Out’s Challenge #41DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 THEME:  FALL, Virginia’s View #19: All Things Colored, SSS Monday’s Challnege- Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203: Anything Goes and at The Male Room’s Challenge #20: Autumn/Fall.

IMG_0414edited Please stop by Happy Little Stampers to see what the rest of the Design team came up with for October’s Sketch challenge. You have the entire month of October to play along.

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AAA #48 Autumn Colors

 Hi! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I’m glad you’re here. I’m excited to be joining you today with my second post as a member of the AAA Cards Design Team!

This week’s Challenge: #48 Autumn Colors

I really like this photo, don’t you?!

I made two slightly different cards for this challenge post. Here’s the first.

IMG_0743square For both of the cards in this post I used with my NBUS SU Vintage Leaf Stamp on some fabric with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I’m going to play this first card along over at Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5 (Yay Darnell!!), SSS’s Monday Challenge: Stamp And Punch/Die Cut, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 – LET’S CELEBRATE!!!

ATCAS’s Challenge #72: Leaves and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

I love Autumn! Especially in Maine.

IMG_0747squareYou can see the unfinished bg paper in the photos below. I also added some Smooch Spritz in order to even out the background and to add a little bit of shimmer.


Here’s the second card:


I used the photo below as a guide when I colored in the leaves with my new ZIG Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers. The sentiments are from the Penny Black Creative Dies, Words of Gratitude die set.

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P.S. Have you ever heard the song “Amazed”? Part of the lyrics say, “You dance over me, while I am unaware. You sing all around, but I never hear the sound.” That line reminds me of Autumn in Maine, the leaves falling all around on a sunshiny and breezy day. https://i0.wp.com/www.maineartinspired.com/new_images/images/PassadumkeagAutumn.jpgI miss Maine in the Autumn. Here are a couple of my father’s paintings of Fall in Maine.https://i0.wp.com/www.maineartinspired.com/2011images/GoldenRoadMarsh1.jpg

And here’s a lyrics slideshow of the song “Amazed” sung by Lincoln Brewster. I hope you enjoy it and have a beautiful Fall day.

CTS #137, LIM’s Week #238 Sketch & JUGS #307

Hi! I’m here to day with a card which was inspired by N@ Ali’s Sketch for CAS(E) This Sketch #137,

LIM’s Week #238:Sketch #16.

N@ Ali’s fabulous sketch.LIM #238

and also for Just us Girls Just Us Girls Challenge #307 Inspiration Week:

Here’s my card.IMG_0519editedI did some partial die cutting, used my new ZIG Clean Color markers. I saw Laura Bassen using them and really liked what I saw. Fabulous. Of course, it was Laura!



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