Monday, September 24, 2012

Triple challenge, marker organization, black foam tape, & embossing technique



  I love both red and polka dots, so naturally I adore lady bugs.  My newest stamp set, Neat and Tangled "Fresh Blooms", has an adorable lady bug.  I was looking for inspiration and I shopped my stash for something old to use up.  I came across three fabric brads that I thought would be perfect to use with the little lady bug stamp.

  Then I went in search of a sketch to use my brads and I found it at Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge blog:
  Now all I needed were some papers with a red to coordinate with my brads.  I chose Echo Park "Yours Truly" papers and the black dot from Echo Park's "Chillingsworth Manor."  And then a red marker for the lady bug herself; I was scribbling each red I own and then a thought occurred to me, "grab a scrap of white card stock and scribble the colors to match for future projects."  Why didn't I think of this before?  No more scribbling my Birthday Doodles or Yankee Doodles Promarker sets to match colors:


  This week at Shopping Our Stash the challenge is Emboss it!  And the challenge at Young Crafters Unite (sponsored by Neat and Tangled) is to use a technique you've recently learned.



  Last week I learned (via Jennifer McGuire) to dry emboss dark card stock and lightly apply white pigment ink to the embossed paper, then heat set.  I dry embossed with Cuttlebug "Victoria" embossing folder.  I stamped my lady bug twice, then added glossy accents to the one i wanted to pop up on foam tape.  While I was waiting for the glossy accents to dry, I was concerned that the white foam square might show...so I colored the edges with my black marker.  It worked!

  I love to use challenges to spark inspiration, and I need to create immediately while the inspiration is hot.  Sometimes when I wait I can't remember what I wanted to use or do with the inspiration :)

Happy Monday!

26 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

This is awesome. I have the sketch out waiting to play, too. And your marker idea is very clever. :) Love the shiny lady bug!

Karen Giron said...

Oh how adorable! I love the glossy accents on the ladybug and the papers are SO pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week :)

Patricia said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing the embossing technique :)

Patricia said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing the embossing technique :)

Patricia said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing the embossing technique :)

snappy scrappy said...

You make the cutest cards...this one is wonderful as always! Lee-Ann :)

alienanessa said...

Well, now that you've inspired ME, what else ya gonna do?? ;)

This is wonderful, I'm sooo going to try adding a smattering of white ink to my embossing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL June!! I loveeeeeee the colors and love love love that ladybug!!!

Linda said...

Wonderful Card June! I love the buttons and bug. So sweet!

Court said...

juney-dune, you're so talented.

Shelly said...

June, this is so pretty! Great techniques!
Have a SUPER evening!
Shelly

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful card June!

Susie

Carla said...

Love this- I am so gonna try this! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! See ya on twitter!

Missy said...

This is terrific---I really like the black background paper with the embossing/inking! And the brads & bug are darling. Great storage tip, too!!! ;)

Rose said...

LOVE :)

how cool is that embossing technique!!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful card June ... I love that little ladybird ... what a sweet touch!

Linda said...

This is just lovely! Love everything about it!

Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Linda

lauren bergold said...

wow♥WOW♥wow!!! what an amazing card--an awesome take on the gorgeous sketch and an utterly BRILLIANT embossing technique! (gotta TRY THAT!!!) :)

Winnie said...

Lovely card! I love the lady bug! I must remember that trick to color the adhesive on dark cards. This class is a lot of fun, as I am using embellishments and mediums that I haven't dug out in ages!

Cassaundra said...

Love the embossing technique. Makes it look like you used Core'dinations paper.

Linda R said...

Sounds like you had some fun with this technique.. It looks adorable..

Hugs~

Arlene said...

June, I can't tell you how much you have touched me with your last comment on my blog! Thank you for making my day, that has to be the nicest comment I have ever received on my blog! Thank you! I too am in love with your work, you are truly inspirational to me.

Love this card, especially the way you layered the pattern papers. Simply beautiful. :)

artfuldelight said...

Ooooh LOVE this card June!!

DIANA L. said...

Great technique I love doing this , but haven't done it in awhile so it is nice to see it again beautiful card.

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Marie / Legojenta said...

Fabulous card, I love the glossy ladybug and the embossed cardstock with the ink on it =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

Stephanie @ A StephMade Life said...

Adorable card, and very cool dry embossing technique!! Thanks for playing along with us at Young Crafters Unite!