Negative – Thanks

If you’ve been to my Pinterest page lately, you may have already seen this card.  Thought I’d post it here, too, just to keep my creative fun going a bit longer.

TY-012-01The ‘thanks’ panel was created when I was trying out some new watercolor paints.  I die cut the word from the panel, but loved the look of the negative that was left.  So I dolled it up here with some glitter tape, a butterfly sticker, and my PTI quatrefoil impression plate.

TY-012-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Wonderful Words – Thanks (PTI)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Watercolor Paper; Black & White Striped DP (KHDigi on Etsy‘)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Watercolor Paint
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections, Kaisercraft); Glitter Tape; Butterfly Sticker (Martha Stewart)
Tools:  Many Thanks Die (MFT); Quatrefoil Impression Plate (PTI)

Sweet Strawberry

Another card with coloring – this one using an image that I colored loooooooong ago, back when I first began experimenting with Copic markers.  The poor thing has been sitting in my files since about late 2012, oh my!  I think this is what you might call ‘closure.’  Haha!

TY-019-01A little strip of Pure Poppy gingham DP on the side, some embossed polka-dots in the background (barely visible!), and some sweet, sweet hand-colored strawberries – done!

TY-019-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Strawberries (Flourishes); Fresh Picked (Wplus9)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx);  Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy DP (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pure Poppy (PTI); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections, Kaisercraft)
Tools:  Polka-dot Impression Plate (PTI)

Bright and Bold

I love bright and bold color combos, which may surprise you a little.  I don’t often use them, because I’m never sure of my ability to get them on a card in appropriate balance.  But I do love them.

Here is a little something I put together with a couple of bright and bold colors:

TY-015-01The red panel is the result of my attempt at sponging a background.  The word die cut is the result of my attempt at blending Copic markers to achieve the ombre effect, which I think is harder than it sounds with Copic markers!

TY-015-4in1This is one of my favorite cards.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Black & White Striped DP (KHDigi on Etsy)
Inks:  Copic Markers; Red Ink (Stampin Up, I think?? but I don’t remember which one)
Embellishments:  Silver Sequins
Tools:  Many Thanks Die (MFT);  Polka-dot Impression Plate (PTI)

Ombre Polka-Dot Thank You

Well, my little summer break is over, and we are back on schedule for lessons this week.  But I’m hoping this won’t be the end of my posting here.  Hopefully, I’ll still be able to carve out bits of time to create here and there.  But it has been a fun week for me!  And I appreciate you all being here and all your sweet, kind comments.  You have given me a wonderful boost this past week! 😉

Here is a little something for Retro Sketches #170.

TY-017-01I used some really cute digital paper I found on Etsy a few weeks ago, and I broke out this MFT sentiment that I hadn’t used yet, despite having purchased it long ago.

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Thanks, again, for stopping by today and the past week. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
170Supplies Used
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Stamps:  Grand Greetings (My Favorite Things)
Paper/Cardstock:  Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Rustic White, Smokey Shadow (PTI); Digital Paper (DigitalCS on Etsy)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); Embroidery Floss

Simple Vertical Thanks

A creation for the CAS(E) This Sketch #129 challenge.  A very interesting sketch!  I’m not sure this is really clean and simple enough for the challenge.  I tried to keep it simple, and I know it has a few layers, but I really love this card and had such a fun time creating it. TY-016-01I love these colors.

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Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
129Supplies Used
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Stamps:  Simple Sprig (Waltzingmouse)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow (PTI); Regal Rose (SU)
Inks:  Regal Rose (SU)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections)
Tools:  Songbirds Die (PTI); Thanks Card Die (Simon Says Stamp); Simple Sprig Dies (Waltzingmouse); Guide Lines Grid Impression Plate (PTI)

Wplus9 Birthday – Trend Challenge – Take 2

Here is another card I created for the Wplus9 Birthday Trend Watch Challenge, still using stripes and sequins:

TY-009-01I tried out my new Coming Up Roses stamp and dies sets for this one.  They’re fun supplies to use.  Not sure it’s very trendy, still, but I will enjoy sending this little card on to someone.

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Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Coming Up Roses, Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Soft Stone Cardstock, True Black Patterned Paper (PTI)
Inks:  Regal Rose (SU!); Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush (PTI)
Embellishments:  Sequins
Tools:  Banner Trio Die, Coming Up Roses Dies (Wplus9); Tin Types Impression Plate (PTI)

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges

I originally thought I would sit out today’s Papertrey Ink Anniversary ATC challenge.  But after thinking about it for a bit while shopping this morning, I came up with an idea in my mind.  So I came home and created 3 ATC cards that seem to fit the instructions from Nichole’s blog.

I really like the new Monthly Moments products, and I could definitely see myself using a lot of those supplies on my cards.  But I’m not really a scrapper, so my intention is to eventually attach these panels onto cards.

I also used a sketch and color recipe from the first PTI challenge earlier this week.

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And here are my 3 panels:

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A fun little project that came together very quickly.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies, Pedal Pusher, Script Sentiments, Simple Sunflower (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Scarlet Jewel Cardstock and Fine Linen Patterned Paper (PTI)
Inks:  Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections)
Tools:  Simple Sunflower Dies (PTI); Circle Die (Spellbinders)