Thursday, July 20, 2017

Feeling Blue with Today's Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

I have been away from the craft desk for a while, as I went on another trip out to Colorado.  What a beautiful place Rocky Mountain National Park is!  Pics below, if interested, but you are here for the new challenge!
The challenge at The Challenge this week is all about your color choice- black and white plus one color!

Goodness, it seems I never can have enough sympathy cards.  Seems that is all I make these days.
I went CAS with this card, using a small floral image from Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet Stamp Set.  I stamped the image several times, colored and then fussy cut them out.
For texture and depth, I used white embossing paste and a stencil to create a background for my flowers. Once dry, I adhered my flowers and the sentiment strip.  My favorite sequins finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stop by the blog for all of the other design team members' amazing inspiration and then JOIN us! 

I am linking up to Curtain Call Challenge as I was inspired by the colors in this weeks pic~


And, as mentioned above, a few pictures from my trip-







Thanks for visiting!  Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Gorgeous inspiration from The Challenge!

Hi Everyone! 

I am off exploring the mountains again, but the challenges continue at The Challenge!  This week's inspiration is just stunning! 


As this image practically screamed to use florals,  decided to use my brand new Honey Bee Stamps, Country Blooms Stamp Set and Happy Everything for the sentiment~


This is actually a mixed media piece; I used a chicken wire stencil (or honey comb, whichever you want to call it) for the background and colored in the negative space with a white Prismacolor pencil.  The pencil resists the watercoloring that I did next.  I like the almost bokeh effect that I got.
Check out all of he amazing inspiration- just gorgeous stuff- over at The Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Lee Ann  :)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Bella and Challenges

Hi Everyone!

I played in the Stamping Bella Challenge this week as I was totally drawn to the inspiration photo.  And, I had a NBUS image that was just calling for me to color!


Isn't this a gorgeous photo???

I used the newest sketch from Fusion Challenge~

I am also linking up to Seize the Birthday- 'Anything Goes'-


And Time Out Challenges- 'Celebrations'.

The background, is not really what I was going for, but my gesso and Colorbursts were not working with me!
Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann  :)

The Challenge with a New Option!

Hi All!

Welcome back; we have a new style of challenge for you this week at The Challenge!  I like the versatility of it.  Let me know what you think!


Here is your challenge~


Pick one or pick as many key words as you would like!  It is up to you!

I just got this new stamp set from Altenew and of course had to ink it up.  Love, love, love this set!  I colored the leaves and smaller bunches with Copics. The two large blooms are stamped with Altenew inks.  As I was playing around with the arrangement and looking at the key words,the word 'square' jumped out at me.  I decided it might be fun to use a vellum square as a window and embellishment for my bouquet.  So flowers, bright and square.  There you have it!
Hope you can join us!  check out the rest of the amazing work from the rest of the team and then link up your project HERE!
I am linking up to The Flower Challenge~


As well as Sunday Stamps Challenge~


And Addicted to Stamps- 'Make your Mark'. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann :)


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Yee Haw!

Hello Everyone! 

Hope you are all enjoying your summer; we get a bit of a reprieve from the heat and humidity today- Yeah! 
I have had a bit more time to craft and was in need of a graduation card for my nephew, so I got busy and pulled out an oldie but goodie from MFT. 


 I have fun with this one, using the resist technique and distress inks.  I used the sketch from CAS[e] This Sketch~





As you can see, I rotated the sketch 180 degrees.  I used the colorse from Color Throwdown~


 My cowboy is colored with Copics.  I am also linking up to AAA Cards, where this week's challenge is 'resist technique'.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann :)





Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Challenge- Colors!

Hello, Hello!

Happy summer everyone!  I am back from vacation and ready to hit the ' To Do' list, LOL!
But not before getting out the Copics for this week's challenge at  The Challenge!


I love this image and love stamping her off the card front for a sense of movement.  So, almost a OLC with the exception of the thin black strips of cardstock beneath the die cut sentiment, which is one of my fave sentiment dies.  It is from SugarPea Designs.  
To get the look, I die cut the word celebrate from the card front after coloring my Uptown Girl from Stamping Bella.  I then  die cut the word from a second card front sized panel, using the already cut negative space on the card front for positioning purposes.  I sandwiched a piece of clear cardstock in between the card front and the second plain card front panel, adhering the card front, second uncolored panel and clear cardstock together.  This gave me something to adhere my 'celebrate' die cut to and keep the one layer look as well as the clear or 'see through' look on my card.
Clear as mud, I am sure.
Wink of Stella and SSS sequins add just the right amount of sparkle.


Now it is your turn!  I hope you can join us this week!  Check out all of the amazing inspiration from the rest of the team and then link up your creation HERE!

I am linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More- 'Anything Goes' and Casology, 'Clothes'.


I am also linking up to Seize the Birthday!

Thanks  for stopping by!

Lee Ann  :)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Winners, Winners!

Hi Everyone! 

I am back from vacation and ready to dish on the winners of the Unity/GIU stamp packages! 
The two random winners selected are:

CARISA 
and
JANET CHRISTENSEN

 CONGRATS ladies!  

Please send me your info via e-mail; Unity is requesting the following info-
name
mailing address 

Please provide me with your contact info by Saturday, June 17th. 
You can e-mail me at kandlbarrett@aol.com

Thanks so much for participating and for all of the sweet and encouraging comments during my GIU week!  LOVE Unity!

Now, back to that vacation...

 Alberta Falls, RMNP

 Ouzel Falls Trail, RMNP

Bear Lake, RMNP



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