Ray of Sunshine!

When I first saw this stamp set I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough. Then it arrived. I circled it. I continued to circle it. I circled it some more. This week I finally stopped circling it.

My problem is that I cannot, and I mean CANNOT, associate the sun with any color other than yellow and as I’m not the most “yellow” of people, I find it difficult to work with this color (yellow and green should never be seen – is this an actual saying as it seems to apply to me, a LOT!).

Here is what I finally achieved. Note: all circles are YELLOW… ha!

Ray of Sunshine - Bloom of Hope - JIFTo be honest I actually like this card. The flower from Bloom with Hope Stamp Set has been colored with the new Melon Mambo Blendabilities which shall be available for purchase in TEN days (August 1st).

For this next card having chosen So Saffron and Tangelo Twist Cardstock, I then used those two colors in Classic Ink with a Gorgeous Grunge Stamp to create some depth to the Whisper White Cardstock background.

Ray of Sunshine - You ARE my sunshine - JIFThis third and final card has become a favorite of mine thanks to the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set. I’ve yet to decide if the image I’ve used as the background in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink is a feather or a leaf skeleton, whichever it is, I LIKE IT! 🙂

Ray of Sunshine - Happy Hooray - JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadows, Crushed Curry,
So Saffron, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, A Happy Hooray, Bloom with Hope
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Framelits: Circles Collection
Punch: Banner
DSP: All Abloom, Moonlight
Ribbon: 1/8″ Melon Mambo Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Gingham Garden Butterflies

When I first saw today’s Mojo Challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do. This is today’s sketch for Mojo 331.

Mojo 331 SketchOf course what I created was something completely different to what I had in mind. Not that I’m unhappy with what I achieved, it’s simply NOTHING like what I had in mind. This is it…

Mojo 331 - Gingham Butterflies - JIF

For the Decorative Dots Embossing I used White Vellum then cut a banner from the Gingham Garden DSP which was lined with some Primrose Petals Cardstock. A strip of Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon lies diagonally between the embossing and the cardstock.

Mojo 331 - Gingham Butterflies - Hello

The square of cardstock to go under the sentiment I chose in So Saffron then stamped in So Saffron Classic Ink with a stamp from the Sale-a-Bration You’re Lovely set. The stamp is a clean set of four little flower-like images but I stamped it randomly albeit always horizontally. The butterflies come from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits. Both the butterflies and the Hello sentiment from the Label Something Stamp Set have been edged with Dazzling Details.

Mojo 331 - Gingham Butterflies - Candy Dots

Across the top of the banner I’ve added some Tempting Turquoise Candy Dots (I thought I was adding Island Indigo but wasn’t if close, ha)just for a little something extra.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Island Indigo, So Saffron, White Vellum
Stamp Sets: You’re Lovely Sale-a-Bration, Label Something
Classic Ink: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Crumb Cake (for sponging)
DSP: Garden Gingham
Big Shot: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Decorative Dots Sale-a-Bration,
Envelope Framelits Dies
Punch: Ticket Duo Builder, 3/16″ Corner
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
Envelope: White Medium
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

What’s caught your… Quatrefancy!

I know, I know… really, really bad pun but I had to do it considering I was utilizing quite a bit you might say of the Quatrefancy DSP!

Anyways, here is my take on this week’s Mojo Monday (remember – clicking on their name will open you on their page where you can see some amazing creations!).

Live the Life Imagined - Mojo298

 This is the sketch and this month you one can choose either round or square. Obviously I’ve opted for square as I have yet to order my nesting circles. Next week I’m placing an order dear Inkee Fiddlers so if there’s anything you know you’ll need over the summer months (I’ll be away for most of August) please let me so that I may include your items in the order! Mojo299Sketch

 If you could see what I originally began with and what I finished with you’d laugh as the square design is the only thing remaining, even the color of the card base changed literally as I was about to stick the background down. I was determined Coastal Cabana was going to be my base but at the very last moment opted for Baked Brown Sugar which changed the feel immediately making it complete!

As much as I wanted brads on this card I did however want something a little different so chose brads from the Vintage Trinkets set that look like tiny, tiny buttons. I then proceeded to scruff them up a bit by sanding them, then adding just a little black pen to the center to dull them even further. The Pumpkin Pie strip was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to take away its flatness.

Vintage Trinkets with a little smudging...

Due to my pledge of masculine cards, I felt I couldn’t add a flower so eventually punched branches from the Bird Builder Punch out of Crumb Cake before layering the branches directly on top of one another. To take away the starkness of the Crumb Cake I ever-so-gently sponged Cajun Craze over the branches to match the Cajun Craze I’ve used for the Dotted Scallop Ribbon.

Branches from the Bird Builder Punch

And yes, I know I’ve been told I “over layer” but like sponging, that’s who I am, I like, no I LOVE loads of layers. Besides, layering is also a FABULOUS way of using up off-cuts/scraps as I keep almost ALL my bits. This being the result – no wastage and loads of layers! 😉

Its layer upon layer upon layer upon layer...

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron,
Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings
Classic Ink: Cajun Craze, Island Indigo
DSP: Quatrefancy
Punches: Bird Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 2-1/2″ Circle
Big-Shot: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Two-Way Glue,
Clear Mount Block, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sanding Block, Marker Pen

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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