Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Are you enjoying your hop with us?  You've seen what a beautiful creation Amanda has for us today.  I think I'm more on board this week, as I recreated the inspiration photo.  I sent this one to our little 6 yr. old Addie Lynn in Utah.  Sweet little girl.  I hope you like it as much as I hope she will.  I made my own "Snow" for the branches, which is just equal parts of salt and flour, then add enough water to make a paste.  Heat it from the back a few seconds, and then from the front, and it will puff up.  It's  a little yellowy, so i painted it with white SU ink, just sponging it on.  I love doing this.  Let's see what Helen did.  I sure can't wait to see either.  Come back again.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Hi ladies, I apoligize for being late.  What a weekend!  My days are all mixed up, because Saturday, we moved our son in the pouring rain, and so naturally, we needed sunday for moving things like matresses and couches.  Now here it is Blog Wednesday already and it feels like Monday... Anyway, you've come from our leader Robbie's   I failed to see the christmas, I just saw beachy colors, cause I'm sick of this weather, I guess.  Our colors were So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Brown Sugar, Pool party, Soft Sk, and Sahara Sand.  A beautiful pallete, but nothing came to mind, so I got out my favorite retired stamp again.  I hope it suffices.  I saw Helen's card, and she hit it out of the park!  Go  Come back again, and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Happy Wednesday blog hop.  Is everyone in icy surroundings today?  Our trees are covered in ice, which is so beautiful, and so with today's challenge.  This is a very, cold, icy looking inspiration photo.  Did you see what Amanda did with hers?  The colors we had to work with were: Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, and Lost Lagoon.  Amazingly, I saw a card done by Leena Girsa not too long ago, that made a background using all these beautiful blues.  Her recipe for this background was this:  Use a white cardstock and sponge the following colors in this order.  Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, and Island Indigo.  Then spritz on the "Coral" stamp from"BY the Tide" (I used Gorgeous Grunge) because my daughter has the Tide set, and stamp onto card with Stampin' Mist.  Then use versamark all over and heat some irredescent ice.  I was out of that, so i used dazzling diamonds.  Gorgeous huh?  Then I made a band from "Seasonally Scattered", in Marina mist, and added some embellishments.  I also scalloped the edge of the card.  Whew!  Got that all out...Let's go see if Helen's card is simpler, but even more beautiful!  I hope you are having fun, and thanks for visiting.  Come back next time.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Good morning, ladies, and welcome from Amanda's blog.  I know she has a beautiful entry for us, as always.  So crafty, that girl!  Our colors for today (I think, because I lost my list) were Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Mossy Meadow, black and Chocolate Chip.  Anyway, I used the new Festival of Trees and added a tag.  I sponged on the vanilla over my embossed background and put my trees on an oval.  Hope you like it, it's really so much prettier in person. I can't wait to see what Helen did this week.  Thanks so much for visiting, and enjoy the rest of the hop and the rest of your week.  Come  back again.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Good morning everyone-  still cold here!  Amanda is not with us today, so you've just come from the beginning, with Robbie, our founder of coloring down the lines-   Our colors for today were Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Smoky Slate.  When I look at the inspiration photo, I saw  those leaf colors again, and pulled out my "Four Feather" stamp set and made one like a few weeks ago, only different hues.  Good Greetings made a nice salutation for it too.  It's hard to preceed Helen, because she always has that Wow factor going.  Let's go see   .  I hope you are enjoying our little hop so far.  Thanks for visiting.   Carol Smith

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just Playing

Happy Tuesday to you...It's really COLD outside here in Schellsburg today.  So I am inside playing with all my toys.  These are what came of it.  Hope you like them.  Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Welcome, friends!  Amanda has a really pretty entry, doesn't she?  Our colors for today were Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake.  I used the stamp set "Long-Time Friend".  It is long retired, but new to me, got it off etsy and I was anxious to ink it up.  How did it come out, do you think?  Very subtle colors together, Robbie does a great job picking out those tones for us.  I am really anxious to see what Helen did, because she is good at putting those selected colors to use.  Huh?  What did I tell you.  Come back again, and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith