Saturday, August 10, 2019

In the Studio with Fran and Deb

Hi everyone  Had a wonderful day in the studio a couple of weeks ago with two of my dear friends that I have know for over 30 years.  We used to work together and we've always crafted together. :)

Fran and Deb came for a day of making pretty cards as well as lunch out to celebrate birthdays.  It was a lot of fun.  They started by creating three sponged cards.  Above is the sample card I made for them.  It uses a new-to-me stencil from Magenta that I HAD to HAVE after seeing my dear friend, Christine, use it on this amazing card!

Isn't this stencil fun and cheerful??  I used my new blending brushes and they worked perfectly for this.  Trina gave a set of these amazing brushes to each of us at the retreat. Thanks again Trina!

Before heading out for lunch, lots of card fronts were made by smooshing Lindy's magicals.  Once back, we made them into simple cards, using white die-cuts as the embellishment (similar to the cards made HERE).

Fran went home with eleven completed cards, Deb with nine!  Very successful (and fun!) day in the studio! :)

Here's a close-up of my stenciled sunflowers ...

I'm entering this into the CAS on Friday challenge #162 - Use a Stencil.







Stamps:  Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade  (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Three Sunflowers Stencil (Magenta), blending brushes, fine black marker

Challenges:
CAS on Friday #162 - Use a Stencil

22 comments:

Betty said...

love this card, Loll - think i really need that stencil!!

Liz said...

Just beautiful, Loll. I love the Sunflower stencil - one to add to my wish list! Sounds like you had a great crafty time with your friends. xx

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous glow you created on those beautiful sunflowers, Loll ... they're glorious! Sounds as though you had a wonderfully creative and fun day! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne H said...

What a bright n pretty card. I do envy you have friends that stamp near by as no one I know makes cards except my 2 demos! I am very grateful to have you and other cyber friends and have met a few in person. Thanks for posting your lovely work.

Nstiz said...

It's always so fun to craft with friends. Wow this is beautiful. Your blending with sponging is always so well done. Love that stencil! It's now on my wish list. This card is just gorgeous!

Pat said...

Well what a great time you had with your two friends Loll and a lovely lunch too. I simply adore this stencil and your colours are so bright and pretty. It sounds as though you had a very productive day with so many finished cards. x

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous sunflower card, my friend! Sounds like a fun and fruitful day!

Maria said...

Very beautiful sunflower stencil used for your gorgeous card, so lovely!! Happy to hear you had a fun crafty day with friends!!

Susan said...

Lovely blended colours - such a happy card, and perfect to give to a friend!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll. I love that stencil, it's so easy to work with. Your friends must have had so much fun and so excited to go home with so many card fronts :)

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful blending of the pretty colours and what a stunning stencil. The pop of black and the font on the sentiment looks fabulous too x. Always fun to craft with long time friends ....Fran and Deb sure did make a lot of cards x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous color blending over your beautiful stencil with your brushes, Loll. I also had to have that wonderful stencil:-) We are all so good at enabling each other. How fun to make all the backgrounds, eat lunch and then make your backgrounds into cards with dear forever friends:-) TFS my dear friend. Hugs..Nancy

Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful with the gorgeous vibrant colours and love the sentiment stamp.
Faith

Linda said...

What a pretty card indeed .... that stencil is gorgeous xx

Brenda in IN said...

The brushes worked wonderfully for putting color through the stencil. The centers are so pretty in that soft orange color.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you blended your inks with your new brushes...the colors are so bright and cheery and your sentiment is just perfect! Barb xx

BożenA said...

Such a beautiful card, Loll. I love changing the intensity of colors, also adding black dots in the middle of flowers is a great idea.
Hugs,
BozenA xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll, that would be a wonderful day - can't think of a better way to celebrate with long time crafty friends! Loving your card - it's stunning. Aren't those brushes the best! Loving mine.
Blessings
Maxine

Viv said...

This is sooooo lovely Loll!
I have to have that stencil..... off to find a UK stockist!x

Julia Aston said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous stencil - beautifully done! xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous blended colors for your beautiful stenciled sunflowers Loll. I love your color choices. So bright and cheerful. I am loving this stencil too. TFS and all the inspiration, my friend. Hugs...Nancy

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll! What brand are the brushes?