Friday, December 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43 - Photo Inspiration



It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. This month we have a festive photo inspiration. Our sponsor is BoozyBear and they provided the design team with really fun laser cut wooden shapes. I used some snowflakes and circles in my project.


To make my project I used a 5 x 5 white art board from Dick Blick. I used a TCW Circle stencil that is filled with circle on the background. I colored the circle silver and gold using silver and gold Dreamweaver Embossing paste. Then I brushed DecoArt Gold Interference over the whole thing. I painted the snowflakes silver and also added the Gold Interference on them, then added glitter. I ran silver and gold ink around the edges of the board to finish it off. I heat embossed the Believe sentiment from Lavinia Stamps and inked the edges and also brushed Interference on it. To put it together I added three of the wooden circle shapes in their natural color with hot glue and then added the snowflakes and sentiment. Finally, I put a few iridescent pearls on the snowflakes and sentiment. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will play with us this month.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dancing Reindeer and Santa Christmas Card

Just sharing a card I made using this cute Katzelkraft Stamp featuring Dancing Reindeer and Santa. I used my Koi Watercolors. I haven't used watercolors in a long time so I'm a little rusty, but it was fun to play with them again. I just cut the watercolor paper down so it would fit on a 4.25 x 5.5 card with a matching purple base. I added a white pen for accents. Thanks for stopping by!


Dancing Santa and Rendeer


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge #26

Welcome to Christmas Card Challenges. I'm sorry to say that after 8 years, this will be the last challenge. I hope you will be able to join us one last time. We have a Candy Cane photo challenge this week.

For my card I used a sparkly patterned paper background and framed it with some white and red paper. I used a stitched rectangle die to put the sentiment in. The sentiment was cut from red glitter paper. It was an easy and fun card to make. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge #25

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with Cats.  It's time to get your Christmas Cards made!! 

To make this card I used the Katzelkraft stamp set called Russian Cats. They have such funny expressions. I also used the Accessories set that coordinates with all the Katzelkraft animal stamp sets. I colored the kitty and the background with Comic Markers. I added some glittery ornaments and the sentiment is from a Carabelle stamp set. I'm linking to all these stamps below. They are all available in my online store www.topflightstamps.com. Thanks for stopping by!


Russian Cats


Christmas Presents


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #42 - Silhouette


It's time for another Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! This month our theme is Silhouette and our sponsor is the awesome stamp company Visible Image from the UK.

I used the two stamp sets and stencil below on my card.

Own Kind of Beautiful


Scripted Streets

Cosmic Skies

To create my card I started the background with Distress Crayons. I gessoed the card first, 
put the crayons on and then rubbed them in with my fingers. 
Then I put the stencil on top and sprayed water. Some water got under the stencil 
and left a very random patterned. I kept spraying with water to get it lighter. 
I really like the kind of snowy feel it has.

Here's the finished card. I stamped with Versafine Black Ink and a MISTI so I could get full coverage on the images. I mounted it to a 5 x 7 black card base and added some black pearls. 


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #41 - Mid-Month



I've made another card for this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge sponsored by Rubber Dance Stamps. I used a fun stamp set by Rubber Dance called Textured Houses and the sentiment is from Lavinia Stamps. The houses are colored with PaperArtsy Infusions and the background was made with PaperArtsy Fresco Paints. Remember, you have until midnight on October 31 to play in this month's color challenge. Thanks for stopping by!





Sunday, October 8, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #23

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with purple and silver ornaments.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 


To make this card used layering Step by Step stamps from Studio Light and for the sentiment I used a PaperArtsy Scrapcosy Set. I used different shades of purple archival inks and Hero Arts silver inks. Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly #41 - Color Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month have a color challenge. Our sponsor is Rubber Dance Stamps from Norway. Topflight Stamps is one of the only stores in the US carrying this fun stamp company. If you are not familiar with them, I think you will love their stamps. Our random winner this month will get a $30 gift card to their store!!
I created a card using their Funny Fungi stamp. I also used some DCWV colored burlap. I covered the card base with Distress Oxide ink and then sprayed with Goosebumps shimmer spray. I colored the mushroom with Copic Markers. The ENJOY sentiment is from a Creative Expression sentiment set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Witchy Halloween Card - Carabelle Studio

I made my first Halloween card this year using the Carabelle Studio Stamp set called Pretty Witch and PaperArtsy Stamp Set by Clare Lloyd. I used PaperArtsy stamps to make the brayered background.





Sunday, September 24, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #22

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with the nativity scene at night.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 

To make this card used papers from a Recollections Christmas Foil Paper Collection - Script on the top and gold marbled not he bottom. Then I silver heat embossed the three Wise Men and cut the circle out with a circle punch. The stamp is from Papertrey Ink. It's so shiny that it was hard to photograph but it's very pretty in real life. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #21

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with some Christmas Cookies.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 


I used stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly #40 - Vintage


It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This time our theme is Vintage - just created a vintage project or add some vintage elements to your project.

I created a Halloween card. I used stamps from an IndigoBlu stamp set called Hocus Pocus. I also used some Tim Holtz stickers and the bat is a Tim Holtz Trinket. The papers were from my stash and not labeled. All the inks I used were Distress Oxides.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #20

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with a Snowman.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 

I used an Ornament stamp from Magenta. I colored them with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. Thanks for stopping by!

Three Ornaments


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly #39 - Photo Inspiration


I made this project for this month's Mixed Media Monthly "Photo Inspiration" Challenge. I used this IndigoBlu Country House stamp. I decided to add "flowers" around the door with paint pens. I also added clear glitter glue to the yellow lights and door windows. I used a DCWV stencil on the background with Buff PaperArtsy paint. I colored the scene with Copic markers then added the paint pen flowers. I finished it off with a gray seam binding ribbon bow. I hope you will play in this month's challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Country House


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #18

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with a Snowman.  It's time to start thinking about your Christmas Cards. 

I used a Snowman stamp from KatzelKraft in France. I colored the snowman with Tombow Markers.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. I used a new stitched nesting die set I got from The Netherlands called Leabilities to create the circles.  The papers are from the BoBunny Altitude paper pad. Thanks for stopping by!

Katzelkraft Snowman



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #17

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with a Christmas tree made of words.  It's never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards. 

I was inspired to create a card with a Christmas Tree. This stamp is from KatzelKraft in France. I love it because it has the three zentangled trees and then Merry Christmas written in four languages. I stamped it multiple times and cutout out each tree and the background and adhered them to the card base with foam tape. I colored the images and the purple area on the card base with Tombow Markers. It was a fun to color and  easy to make Christmas card in non-tradition colors - may favorite kind. Thanks for stopping by!

Sapins de Noel
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