Thursday, July 27, 2017

Monochromatic for The Challenge

Good Morning!
So here we are, with our last challenge of JULY!  
Goodness, where is the summer going?!?!  I have spent some time back at work and I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt, I did not like it, LOL!  
July has been a great month, full of fun, including this week's word challenge!


Here are your words- use one or as many as you want.

I used 'simple', 'monochromatic' and 'circle.  
This image remains one of my favorite Christmas images; it is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  
It is this precious set, Born this Day.  

I used the sketch at The Paper Players.  I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes.

You can check out the rest of the amazing inspiration from the team HERE and then link up your card to The Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Unity Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

I have the pleasure of joining several Growing in Unity Girls for a Unity blog hop! 


 I love Unity Stamps; it was hard to pick a stamp to use as I love them all! I went with a 'sweet' fruit image from the June Kit of the month. 


When I received the June Kit of the Month, I new exactly what I wanted to do with this image.  It is perfect for creating a background, which is so trendy right now.
I stamped the image multiple times, turning the stamp each time, to cover the cardstock.  Images are colored with Copics.

 I used the inlaid die cut technique for the 'Happy' part of my sentiment and heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment in white on black cs.  A nest of gold thread and my favorite sequins finish off the card.

Are you ready to hop?  Remember, leaving a comment on each blog enters you for a chance to win one of two Unity prize packs!

Your next stop is Belinda

Your Hop List~

I am linking up to Addicted to Stamps- Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the Hop!  

Lee Ann  

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 :)





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