The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Silver Leaves & Framed Coffee Cup

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today.

Today I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH. slide04

    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

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 Besides the stamp  I also used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background with some Brusho color crystals on water color paper.slide03
  2. After allowing the panel to dry, I sponged the leaves in embossing ink. slide022
  3. I heat embossed the leaves in silver. (I double heat embossed.)slide023
  4. I stamped the Framed Coffee Cup in embossing ink onto water color paper.slide024
  5. I heat embossed the cup in silver embossing powder. slide07
  6. I colored the cup panel with Zig markers.slide020
  7. I cut the leaf panel on a diagonal.slide06
  8. Matted the leaf panel.slide10
  9. Matted the cup panel.slide021
  10. I attached the cup with foam tape.slide12
  11. Attached the panel to the card base.slide05

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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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:

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

This month’s challenge is sponsored by:

Winner will receive a $5 discount code to the Happy Little Stampers store!

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Random Draw with chance to win 5 digis

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:

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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.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

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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.

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Here’s the second card:

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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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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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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.

2 Freshly Made

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! Today a have a couple of cards that were inspired by Freshly Made Sketches 200th challenge along with a second card that was also inspired by the gorgeous colors from ColourQ’s #304.

Here’s my first card:IMG_0436editedI used my new I’m also going to play this card at WAW’s challenge #197: Anything Goes. I used my ZIG markers to watercolor on the heat embossed bg.

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And here’s the second card also inspired by FMS’s Sketch; the colors were inspired by this week’s ColourQ cQc #304:

IMG_0510editedI used my new ZIG markers to color some of the embossed flowers and leaves on this card too.

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XO

Melissa

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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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Melissa

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