What’s Up

Hey Friends…I am back this evening with nothing but some projects I made to enter into some challenge posts.  It has been sort of freeing to create for the pure sake of creating.


Up first is a sketch challenge from the brew crew over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.  And of course, a coffee/tea theme is always part of the plan.

I pulled out a fun coffee image from Altnew and stamped it onto some kraft paper with some ground express distress ink and then added some versamark ink and clear embossing powder over it.  I also distressed the edges with some distress ink.  The background was created with a stencil and more shades of brown distress ink.  Then using a Verve stamp and die, I added the sentiment to complete the sketch.

EK Gorman, Coffee Loving Cardmakers

pp400Next up is a theme challenge celebrating the 400th challenge over at The Paper Players.  The obvious choice for the celebration is well…Celebration!

I went with a purple theme, and added bunch of purple distress ink onto some watercolor paper.  I added a die cut sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a sentiment from The Ink Road.  I also die cut the oval on a plain piece of purple cardstock with an Elizabeth Craft Designs frame die.  Finally I added some sequins from Sparkle Blend sequins.

EK Gorman, Paper Players

MFT_WSC_392I attempted and sort of failed the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things.  I wanted to reuse what I trimmed away, but it sort of just fizzled in the over all designs.

The background was stamped with distress ink and blended with a different shade of brown.  I used a retired MFT background woodgrain die on the kraft paper and another retired MFT stamp set as the focal image.  I colored the image with my copics and really like how that came out.

EK Gorman, My Favorite Things

236 Masculine Cards

I created a somewhat silly masculine card for the masculine theme card challenge over at Art Impressions.

I stamped out what I believe is a retired front and back stamp set from Art Impressions and then colored it with my Tombow markers and blending tool.

EK Gorman, Art Impressions

My last card is a theme challenge from the team over at Allsorts Challenge.  The theme is “In My Garden” and looking for all kinds of floral in the design.  I stamped out some retiring floral stamps from Altnew and colored it with my Dewert watercolor pencils and blended it with my tombow blending marker.

EK Gorman, Allsorts

Thanks for peaking in at my challenge cards!  Have you been playing any interesting challenge groups lately?  Let me know!


  1. My you have been busy, lovely card and the last one perfect for our ‘In my Garden’ theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  2. Wow lots of lovely cards here! You have been busy!Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players and joining us in our 400th challenge celebration!


  3. What a lot of cards, you have been a busy bee! A lovely purple watercolour for our challenge; Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players for our 400th birthday celebrations!


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