September 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #49

It's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #49! Thank you for those you who participated in our 2nd birthday challenge, your cards were fantastic!

This challenge we are using colours that I picked, yellow and brown. We are at the tail of sunflower season here and that is what I was thinking about when I chose these colours!

I used the Crafter's Companion Sunkissed Wishes stamp set to create a simple sympathy card. The card that is always hard to make when you are in need. It i always nice to have a few on hand.

I stamped and black heat embossed the sunflower on a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and then I coloured it with my ZIG Real Brush markers. I haven't had them out in so long it was nice to see that they haven't dried out and how fun and easy they are to blend with!

The background was embossed with the Lawn Fawn Just Stitching Scallop Circle and then I blended Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink around the outside of my panel. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I popped the panel up with foam tape on to a top folding kraft card base.

Please head over to the Colour Hues blog to see what the rest of my teammates have made with this colour duo!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

September 9, 2022

Scrap 'N Stamp Colours of Fall Inspiration Hop

Hi friends and Happy Friday. I'm back again hopping with Scrap N' Stamp Canada on Instagram for the Colours of Fall Inspiration Hop! 

Please comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the Scrap 'n Stamp Canada store.

Do you have a time of the summer when you know that summer is coming to an end? For me it has always been when the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) opens in Toronto. This year with everything going on it completely took me by surprise but it happened followed by September 1st and now the air is cleaner and crisper and I have even seen a few of the trees starting to take on the colours of fall!

I used Catherine Pooler Fall Calls for Latte stamps and dies for both of my cards. For my first card I created my own patterned paper using the leaf images from the set in autumn colours. Then I stamped and black heat embossed some of the coffee cups and then carefully coloured them with my Copic markers. You would think after all these years that I would have enough markers but I think I need to get a few more to match these newest ink colours-lol!

For the second card I made my own cardstock using 5 Catherine Pooler inks and once they were dry I stamped and die cut the three leaves with the same colour ink to create a tone on tone image. I made a pile of leaves on the card panel that I cut from Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables and rather than trying to glue each leaf separately I picked them all up with some Stretch and Seal, turned them over, applied glue to the backs of the leaf pile and then turned it back over and placed on my panel. No shifting at all! 

I finished off by flicking some yellow gold Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolour on the card front. Any type of watercolour splatter would work like the new Kuretake Gansai Tambi Opal! I can't wait to get this set to try it out!

Don't forget you need to comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely for your chance to win!

September 1, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #48

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Color Hues!

We hope that you join us for a special celebration!

 We have asked the ladies over at our sister challenge Seize the Birthday to make a birthday card using the same Hues of Color.  The bigger the party the better, wouldn't you say?  

So the change to this challenge is to not only use the Colors below but also to Make a Birthday card to help us CELEBRATE! 

After you link up a card for this challenge make sure you head on over to Seize the Birthday and Link up with them as well!  This challenge and their challenge will be like any other, as each Challenge blog will pick its own Winners! 

I love it when I can make two cards instead of one using the same supplies!

I used the My Favorite Things Big Happy Birthday cover die to create two birthday cards. To use both of the colours I cut one in navy and one in lime green. I inlaid the opposite colour pieces into the cover die cut. I ended up cutting three more BIG in each colour and glued them together before gluing on the cover plate for some added dimension. I also cut the word WISHES from Sizixx gold opulent paper for the bottom line of both cards. I finished it off with a cupcake from My Favorite Things All the Cupcakes stamp set coloured with Copic markers to match the card.

A closer look:

Please head over to the Color Hues blog to see what my fabulous teammates have designed for the challenge!

Thanks for stopping in today!