Tuesday, October 8, 2013

StampTV CSS October sketch hop

Hallo,
  Welcome to another Gina K CSS blog hop. This time we are following a  sketch  - AND we have a prize giveaway too!!! The prize is a big grab of Gina K products - just leave sweet comments along our blog hop and one lucky commenter will be chosen. Check back to Stamp TV on Tuesday 10-15 for the winner announcement.
  Here's the link to the Hop announcement on Stamp Tv in case you get lost along the way - CSS October Hop
  You probably came to me from the very talented Vicki.
 
   For my first project I did a card using a stamp from the set 'Posterboard Sentiments"  I started with the flowery DP and found some DP in the  same packet to match but that was light enough to stamp the phrase onto, then I started digging into my draws of 'stash' (still trying to remember where I have put everything when I moved into my new craft room so I tend to do a lot of digging ) and I ran across a box of puzzle pieces so I pulled out 3 for the embellishments.
   I found the clear flowers in another drawer and used a puzzle piece punch to add the 'center' of the flower.
   Lastly I added  some pearl drops with a Viva Décor pen.

  My second project went through several versions - it started out to be a card but then I got the idea to do a plaque, so I again went digging through some boxes this time (a box of picture frames and wood plaques) and found one that was the size I wanted.
   I stamped the main panel with leaves from the 'Fall Foliage' set - inked and stamped off once to make them lighter and then stamped 'Only God' over the top in a darker color.
  The main panel was cut with a Spellbinders die and layered to the same die - one bigger in the same color as the phrase. I edged the main panel with the darker ink and the next layer with gold metallic pen.
   Under that I first tried doing the stamped off leaves again with a row of 3 leaves in full strength ink but it was just too busy so I left this layer mostly white (edged in the darker ink) with 3 leaves stamped to match the sketch. and layered to another layer of the dark maroon red - again edged with gold metallic pen. I painted the plaque with gold acrylic paint - 2 layers and then used modge podge to glue the cardstock layer to the plaque. When all that dried I added some pearl drops with a Viva Décor pen.
   I really love that phrase on this second project!!!
   Now I will send you off to Miesje and I am sure she will have something wonderful to show you!!!
   And I am off to work once again tonight!!!
        Have Fun!!!
          Tera





52 comments:

Lori said...

Very nice projects Tera!! Too bad I don't have a box of plaques, great idea!!!!

joy said...

Both are great takes on the sketch! Love the bright happy colors in your card!

Miesje said...

Very creative use of the sketch - love both of them.

Cheri said...

So creative, Tera! I love the leaves.

Marsha said...

Wow, love the plaque you made. Beautiful sentiment, beautiful leaves.

Susan White said...

Pretty card and Awesome Plaque!!

Robin said...

These are so pretty.

Jennie said...

Nice design Tera and love the puzzle pieces.

Barbara said...

I love that card and your puzzle pieces as embellishments. Wonderful idea as is that amazing plaque you created. Very clever idea and so pretty.

Maxine D said...

Wow - these are beautiful - love your interpretation of the sketch on the plaque.
Blessings
Maxine

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you

Blessings,
Kathleen

Pat said...

Clever and colorful ideas. Beautiful

Pam T. said...

Very colorful! I wish I was brave enough to use so much color/patterns!

Theresa Momber said...

Lovely cards, Tera! Those puzzle pieces are so cool!

catdidit said...

oh so awesome! I love the puzzle pieces too!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas! love the leaves.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love those added puzzle pieces.

Marj said...


I love the way you interpreted the sketch--very creative!

Bev Hill said...

Love the puzzle pieces!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, I love those cards. Both are so beautiful and well done. I might have to use the sketch for a card myself. It looks like fun!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great projects. The plaque is awesome.

Neesey said...

Very pretty projects...never would of thought to do the plaque. Great inspiration .

Fran said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colors.

Kathy E. said...

Two great projects with with wonderful words! Thanks

Anouk said...

beautiful backgrounds

Shar said...

Very cute card!

cmarie said...

Love your projects. The puzzle pieces are way cute and the sign is absolutely lovely.

Sharon said...

Love how you used the puzzle pieces on your card! The plaque is so pretty.

Dee Earnshaw said...

clever use of jigsaw pieces. I have a ton of old jigsaws; can't wait to use them on cards.

coco said...

I love that you used puzzles pieces as an embellishment!! And your plaque is very handsome.

MsJudyC said...

Love your cards

Joni said...

Both pieces are gorgeous. Great job.

fuzzylover said...

Love the puzzle pieces - such a cute idea.

--Marcy said...

Great ideas!

--Marcy said...

Great ideas!

Kay said...

What great ideas! I too have a box with plaques and picture frames. I'll have to give this a try.

Brenda said...

Pretty cards Tera. I like the puzzle pieces, very cleaver.

KraftyKim said...

Love the cards esp the leaf background!

Tina Doyle said...

Wow love how you have added the jigsaw puzzle pieces. Very clever

redwasher1 said...

Awesome cards and so inspiring.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are lovely and I like that you flipped the sketch too!

Gayle said...

Great creative take of the sketch.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE that sentiment on your 1st card, just used it twice myself. Pretty colors!

Cheryl Depler said...

Really great work, thanks so much!

Sharon Underwood said...

I really like the puzzle pieces added to your card. They blend beautifully.

Linda said...

what fun card to make for the challenge.

Parker said...

I like the way the stamp looks on the plaque. Thanks for inspiring me.

mtscrapgal said...

Both projects are inspiring. I'm glad I'm not the only one that does a lot of "digging" in their craft room. Thanks

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Great projects!

itzamitzi said...

I LOVE that plaque! I'm nuts about Fall and that is so gorgeous. But I also think your card is adorable. I like the way the puzzle pieces pick up the bkgrd. colors.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards Tera!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous projects, Tera! The puzzle pieces are a great idea, and your plaque is just beautiful!