Monday, April 27, 2015

SSC100


Above is my entry for the Challenge at Sunday Stamps #100. I chose purple, pink and orange for my color palette. I am quite pleased. I colored the flower from Chocolate Baroque's Fancy Flowers #UA5SP0422, the Sketched Hummingbird from Stampabilities and the sentiment from Reverse Confetti. The banners are from the Dear lizzy paper stack called Lucky Charm. I added a little shimmer to my hummingbird with Zazzles Blossom and Evergreen.

The sketch for the challenge is below.

Pop on over to Sunday Stamps and try out this sketch challenge. 


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Betty Justilian Schaub

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Freshly Made 183

Using the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I created the card above.

I don't have a professional set up for photographing my card so this image does not do this card justice. The image is stamped in Versa Mark ink onto Always Artichoke cs. Then using Perfect Pearls in powder form, I took a small paint brush, picked up a little of the powder with the bristles and in a circular motion applied the powder to the Versa Mark ink. Its a really fun technique and like Forrest Gump's mother always said,
It's like a box of chocolates... You never know what you're going to get."

Below is the sketch for this week at Freshly Made Sketches it is #183.


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cajun Cabin

Tuesday Morning Sketches #297. Coloring is therapy for me. So Monday when I started stamping and coloring this I had some heavy thoughts on my mind. I finally was able to complete the coloring and making into a card this morning. Hope you like the little scene I have created.


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Subtle


Today I am playing along with ColourMe...!#67 

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For my card I chose a base of Pistachio Pudding, a matte of Rose Red and bordered my focal image with Blushing Bride. I used markers to color my image. Then I spritzed a little water on my stamp to give that water colored effect. Added the sentiment and some little jewels to make it Zing!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Masculine Bister Card

Using my Versa Mark pen and my circles stencils with white embossing powder I created the background. Then I sprinkle green and blue Bister onto the card. Then spritzed with water. The truck is a Deadbeat Designs stamp I colored with my Memento Markers and my silver gel pen.

I am quite pleased with the way this turned out.

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Betty Justilian Schaub

Friday, April 10, 2015

CTD337



Orange, Light Blue, Kraft and Limey Green are the challenge colors this week at ColorThrowDown #337.

For the challenge I chose to make a set of cards for my mom. She always loves having some of my cards on hand. So I figured I'd do this little set for her. I just purchased this Memory Box die called Pierson Corner. It looks so fabby when cut! I just ran my cardstock through my Big Shot and die cut each color. Then with my two way glue pen I mixed and matched the die cut pieces into my cards. I love the way they all turned out and I wouldn't be afraid to bet I'll be trying this with other color combos!

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Betty Justilian Schaub

MonikasBirthdayChallenge

My sweet friend Monika is celebrating a birthday this month! She wants to celebrate with a challenge. So her challenge is to CASE one of her cards. For my CASE card I chose the card below.

This was a fun challenge for me as I don't create a lot of masculine cards. Which happens to be Monika's favorite card to make. 
I hope she likes my attempt at CASE-ing her card. If you'd like to help Monika celebrate her birthday month, hop on over to her blog and play along. Just click HERE to follow the link.

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Betty Justilian Schaub 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

More Bister


Today, I used Bister with a stamped image and at mask.
To begin, I stamped with flower onto cs using Versa Mark. Then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I punched a circle from another piece of cs and used it as a mask over my stamped flower. Then I sprinkled Red and Mahogany colored Bister on my piece. Spritzed with a little water and watched the magic happen. When it was dry, I used yellow and pink ink pads and sponges to work in the color on the flower. This one is now ready to make a card.
YouTube has several video tutorials on Bister. You just have to type in Bister into the search.

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Betty Justilian Schaub

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bister N Bleach



Hi There! Yes I am back with another Bister/Bitre piece. This card is 4 x 4 inches. I used Green and Yellow Bister. Then I stamped the bird, leaves and flowers with Staz-On black. Using a fine paint brush and a little bleach, I painted bleach onto the body of the bird, the leaves and the flowers. Then with my white gel pen I went back in and added some white  centers to my flowers and the bird's eye. I need to put a little black in his eye and it will be ready to turn into a greeting card.


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Freshly Made

Today I played with the sketch over at Freshly Made. This card was created for Challenge #180 -- using the sketch below. 
 To start off I tried something "NEW". Well at least it is new to me. Have YOU ever heard of Bister/Bitre??? YouTube has several tutorials on Bister. Just type Bister in the search bar at YouTube. You won't be sorry.

I hadn't until last week. You see I was just looking around on Pinterest for some new techniques I could try on my cards. I was getting into a rut and wanted to do something different. So when I stumbled across Bister I said, "I've got to get me some of that!" Then I immediately popped over to I Brake for Stamps and bought all 8 colors. Very reasonably priced!!! You get these 8 little pots. Mind you, a little goes a LONG way! On my card I used Red, Mahogany and Yellow Bister. Spritzed with clear water and sat back and watched the magic happen!!!
Once my Bister piece was dry I took a piece of my clear sheets from Stampin' Up! and stamped the large flower from the Nature's Perfection Sale-a-brations set in Versa Mark and heat embossed with white em powder. Then I trimmed around the bottom edges of the stamped flowers, so I would have that rounded effect that is on the FM sample.
I then stamped the Hello from SU! set My Friend in black ink on SU! dsp. Then I stamped the bird and its feet and feather from SU! Language of Friendship set in Versa Mark and heat embossed in white. Then I flicked in some real red with my marker. I assembled the bird and used dimensionals to attach it to the sentiment. Finished it off with some SU! twine and some beads from my stash. 
Then I called this one DONE! 

If you;d like to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge you can click the image below.

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Betty Justilian Schaub

ColorThrowDown

ColorThrowDown#336 -- For my card I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango and Pistachio Pudding. I started with a clean clear acrylic block and just smooshed the ink pad in descending order on to the block. If there was excess ink I simply wiped it away with a damp paper towel. Then smooshed the next color and so on. Before applying paper to ink, I spritzed with block with a little water. With the block on a flat surface I laid white cardstock to ink. Let sit until all of the color was absorbed. Using my heat tool, I dried the cardstock. Then I stamped the tree from SU! set Forever Young and the sentiment is from TPC Studios. The set is called Faith Friends. Using my SU! markers in Pistachio Pudding and Dusty Durango I colored the leaves and the flowers framing my sentiment. Using a white gel pen I highlighted the tree and swing.

The sentiment reads : May God look down from Heaven above and bless your day with peace and love. --Thena Smith

I hope you all are having a blessed Easter weekend! Jesus is Risen! Let us sing praises and glory to God in the highest!!!


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Betty Justilian Schaub

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Colour Me...! Subtle

Whisper White, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand and So Saffron are the colors for the challenge at Colour Me...! blog this time. Below is my card. The little boy image is from Lili of the Valley. I have colored him 3 times this weekend. I just love him soooo much! I am sorry, I am not sure where the sentiment stamp came from as it is a loose rubber stamp in a little plastic baggy all by itself. There is no company name anywhere on it. But it expresses exactly how I feel when I am fishing or most times when I am creating and things just don't seem to be working as I had planned. 


  Inspiration piece from Colour Me...! Subtle
So if you want to play along with this fun color combo challenge pop on over to the Colour Me...! 
blog by clicking right HERE


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Betty Justilian Schaub

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Color Me...! Green with Envy


Color Me...! Striking! Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz plus Neutrals.

Ok, those of you who know me, and know me WELL, know this challenge was created for me! Green is my favorite color. This was sooooo much fun to create!

I made an easel of Pear Pizzaz. Then on Whisper White I stamped the flower and stem from SU! Crazy For You stamp set. The sentiment is from SU! Good Greetings Hostess set. I added some glittered flowers and leaves from Prisma. Some rhinestones from Stampin' Up! and this one is complete!

If you'd like to play along in the challenge at Color Me...! just click HERE.

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Betty Justilian Schaub

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy as a bird

Today I'll be as happy as a bird with a french fry. Unity SOTW.
This card was created for the Tuesday Morning Challenge. I started off the a piece of watercolor paper. Then I spritzed it with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Peacock Feathers. I got a little heavy handed, but once it was dry I loved the effect. I then wrapped a piece of yellow and clear dotted washi tape around one end. Then cut and placed a piece of pink satin ribbon over that. Then I stamped my Unity stamp on whisper white cs. I colored with my Prisma watercolor pencils. I die cut using SU! Framelits dies. Added a little fuzzy ball and bead charm and stamped the sentiment. Matted that onto a piece of Chartreuse cs. Called this one down!

If you like this card layout and would like to try your hand at the sketch, pop on over to Tuesday Morning Challenges and give it a go! Click HERE.

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Betty J Schaub

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy Bird-day

Today's card was created with the Craft Your Passion challenge #251 in mind -- Anything Goes.

I recently purchased the chalk board cs from SU! and the 3 chalk ink pads that coordinate. I stamped the Tiered Birdcage from Stampendous! with the Yellow Citrus chalk ink. Then I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Added a jeweled flower from Jodie Lee Designs at Prima and a little banner from October Afternoon's Cakewalk Little Flyers. I matted the chalk board cs on a piece of craft cs then onto a piece of Coastal Cabana then onto my tangerine card base. With some white craft ink I smudged with a dauber just to give it that chalk smudged look. The sentiment is handwritten.

Hope you like my card. If you want to play along with the challenge you can jump over to the blog from HERE.

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Bety Justilian Schaub