Friday, November 16, 2012

Moxie Fab World Canvas, Cork,and Burlap Challenge Take Two

This one is my second take on this challenge, and I like the way the Fiskars Fuse letterpress dies worked on the cork. Thank you Moxie Fab World for this textural challenge!

Moxie Fab Canvas. Cork, and Burlap Challenge

Moxie Fab World Canvas, cork, and burlap challenge entry. I used the Ranger Sticky Back Canvas to stamp the Hero Arts flower, and Ranger Distress Inks to paint using a water brush. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CFC#76 Kraft On, and CASE Study Challenge

Hi fellow card makers! It is time to join in on challenges again this week. For my clean and simple card, I got to use my new Fiskars Fuse Creativity System dies to make this letterpress tag for the focal point of my card. Love the CAS design of these dies! Papertrey Ink and card stock in Berry Sorbet, and the stamps are Papertrey Ink as well:Signature Greetings Two.  Hop on over to Cas-ual Fridays for the Kraft On Challenge to see the Design Team and those of us playing along!

Then head over to CASE Study Challenge Blog for this week's challenge using this card by Julia Stainton!

I was inspired by her card layout and the texture of the trim!! LOVE!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #113

For this card inspired by October Muse at CASE Study Challenge Blog, I used my new Hero Arts/Basic Grey Collection background stamp called Poinsettia( coordinates with the new Aspen collection). Stamped on cream background with Hero Arts Shadow ink in Sand, then stamped again and colored in with Ranger Distress Markers. The card stock is from Core'dinations line that matches the Ranger Distress Ink colors. I was really inspired by Julia Stainton's (October Muse) use of three highlighted stamped areas on her card.

 Here is Julia's inspiration card, and I love how she highlighted the stamped background. Thank you and God bless.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Val De Victorians And CFC#75

Here is the inspiration picture for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger. I was inspired by the angle of the street line and the color scheme to create my card. Entering this in the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge Blog also as a "Hang something over the edge" of a card!

Used the new Basic Grey Soleil papers and my new Fiskars interchangeable border punch Laundry Line. Baker's twine is from Doodlebug.TFL!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CFC#74, Put Your Heart Into It

Played along with Cas-ual Fridays Challenge #74, and created a mask for my Tattered Angels mist in Candy Apple Red, by tracing a chipboard heart with my Exacto knife onto copy paper. Sprayed, then splatted some watered down white paint too.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink "Thanks All Ways" set.  Super quick clean and simple card! TFL!

Case Study Challenge #112

I have always loved Julia Stainton's style, and she is the muse at Case Study Challenge Blog for the month of October. I LOVE her sample card for challenge #112!  This is my take on her lovely style.

Here is Julia's "Sew Trendy" Card!! Sew crafty!! Click on over to the Case Study Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team, and those of us playing along, created this week. TFL!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CFC #73 (Cas-ual Fridays Challenge Blog)

The Cas-ual Fridays Challenge this week is to make something in honor of a woman in your life. I chose to make this card to honor my Mom! You are the BEST!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Take Two of CFC #72

I just wanted to try another idea that popped into my head, by using something other than a font as the yellow focal point, but keeping it similar to my new blog header. Hence take two! TFL!!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cas-ual Fridays Challenge #72 (CFC#72)

What timing! I just had a blog make-over by Designer Blogs, and the Cas-ual Friday Challenge is to be inspired by your own blog header. The ribbons are attached with the tiny attacher to the back portion of the card, (that's why they look crooked in the photo), and are resembling the social tabs on my blog.
Letter stickers for "Happy" are from Bella Blvd. , and the "birthday" portion is from Papertrey Ink, Think Big Favorites #12.

  Thank You for looking, and taking the time to comment. Your comments are truly appreciated!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Case Study Challenge #110

My take on the CAS card by Torico at Case Study Challenge Blog. Love her card!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lily Bee Design Layout for Design Team Call

Here is my layout entry for the Lily Bee Design team call. Combined their Head Over Heels line with the brand new Persnickety line. Fussy cut the roses from Head Over Heels-Swoon.  TFL!

Close  up! Seriously, a thirty minute layout, since my paper just arrived! Printed Instagram photo on my home printer.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Brand New Lily Bee Design Persnickety Line

Brand New Persnickety Line by Lily Bee Design
This line is so adorable! It was super easy to create this card with the small scale prints from the 6x6 Tiny Tablet. Love the Persnickety line clear stamps too! They are made in USA of the highest quality non-yellowing photopolymer.  Made this card for the Lily Bee design team call:) TFL!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Frame using Lily Bee Design Head Over Heals Collection

This is the Head Over Heels collection, dreamy paper. I used both sides to create the rosettes. I crocheted the doily and gathered and stitched a scrap of burlap. The vintage sewing pattern was glued to the chipboard die cuts with Ranger Matte Glue N' Seal.

Close up for detail.

Added lilybeedesign paper behind this button.

Finished product! YAY! 
Artful Leigh*

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #78, Stamping and Hand Stitching

I must preface this post and say that I felt guilty after posting my previous card on the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday link up, because I felt like hand stitching the felt and buttons on the card were not enough. Here goes card number two for the MIM, stamping and hand stitching:) 
I am also entering this card in Moxie Fab World Minty Fresh Challenge.

Here is my Mega Gracious Vases Die Cut from Papertrey Ink. I was inspired by those really cool modern vases that have beading on them. Just backstitched with crochet thread.

Used my Tim Holtz ruler to space the stitching here. In hind sight, every other space would be great! :)

OK, I feel better now! Much more hand stitching on this card. Love this Papertrey Ink card stock, it is so thick and the colors are beautiful!