Monday, April 14, 2014

A Fair Indian Girl

"Fair Indian Girl" is what I call this page in my art journal.  Stencils are by Crafter's Workshop.  I also use my Gelli Plate here too.

Guest Designer

Hello everyone!  I am excited to say that I am one of the Guest Designers at Craftting by Design.  They are having a challenge now being sponsored by Lunagirl which lasts until April 25.  This is the card I posted.
I used one of the labels by Lunagirlk and printed it three times and cut it apart so I could put them in layers using dimensional dots.  The background was made with spray webbing.  Gold cording finishes the card.

Challenge #84- "Use Three Different Papers"

This challenge is a little different from my others.  To enter you must use three different designer papers / cardstock.  There is no theme; there are no particular images you have to use; and you may create anything you wish.  I am the sponsor this time.  The winner of this challenge will have a two-week Guest Designer Spot.  It is open to beginners as well as advance crafters.  So have fun.

Below are some creations of the Design Team.
My card is also for the Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge, Victoria Spring, as it uses a Lunagirl image.
For the first week of Use Three Different Designer Papers" Guest Designer Spot", I used a salmon scrap paper from a Brazilian designer called Toke e Crie. I don’t know why it seems to be pink in the photo. I also used a green Victorian ornate pattern paper from Shabby Princess and the striped paper is from Kim Broedelet. The other elements are from my stash. My simple card is for my mother. It is her birthday. She’s going to be 72. You can see inside the card below. I haven’t written anything yet but guess what I will write. Have a great week ahead
I based my card on the sketch given for Freshly made sketches 131 using three different design papers from my offcuts box (always trying to use some up) - I also matted the embossed panel on to a piece of patterned card, but that's so minimal that I haven't counted that in my three papers! I inked the Papermania Easter stamp with stazon cactus green and added a few daises - there are little embossed flowers on the panel, but I thought it would be good to have daisies to match the ones added to the sentiment stamp.
For this challenge there isn't a sponsor but you could win a Guest Designer's spot for two weeks on the Cheerful Stamp Pad.The challenge is to use three patterned papers on your project. I used a Lacy Sunshine image Bubbles Bath, isn't she adorable in her daffodil bath tub. I used 4 designer papers, the base is Daffodil Delight and I used 4 because I wanted to use up a few scraps and make banners. I bought a few more copics at Scrapfest and wanted to play with them, I love turquoise and had to use it somewhere on my card. Talking  and asking questions of a "copic guru"at scrapfest Kitchener I learned quite a bit about copics and how they work so now it's just practice.
Lately I've been kind of obsessed with making ATCs and I liked the challenge of fitting three distinct designer papers on a small surface.  I picked bright and fun papers to highlight this delightful vintage lady clown image from Gecko Galz.
Papers from October Afternoon, Dovecraft and K&Company make a great combination for a card with the best wishes. A little girl from Birdie Brown coloured with Copics and colouring pensils, some half pearls and a stamped sentiment are the perfect additions.
This challenge is being sponsored by The Cheerful Stamp Pad and the winner of the challenge has a two-week Guest Designer Spot!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Desire For Sunshine

I felt in the mood to really put some sunshine on an art journal page.  This is what I came up with....Sunburst with a Message.  On this page I used stencils from Crafter's Workshop and my acrylic paints.

This is a close-up of the message.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Second Week to Add Flowers

This is the second week for my challenge "Add Flowers".  The flowers should not be your main image. You are to add the flowers as an embellishment.  Let's see what the Design Team has made this week.
I had bought some lovely flowers to use this week, but when I grabbed up some of my craft items to take out of town in our motorhome, guess what I forgot to pick up?  Well, I was determined to not let that goof up keep me from my posting this week,  I used a Stampin' Up stamp and punch and added a flower to my card with a Bugaboo image and a very busy flowered background.
Just in time for Easter I used a bunny and chick digital image from our challenge sponsor Bugaboo Images for my card this week. I used coordinating designer papers, a bit of border and of course I added some simple pretty flowers!  This is a great challenge for spring time and I'm so glad spring is finally arriving where I live.  I hope you'll play along.
For the second week of our “add some flowers”, I used an image from our sponsor Bugaboo. It is the Spring Bird and it has everything to do with the new season. I added a lace strip, some lovely flowers and the papers you can see are called Creative Papers. I don’t know if they can be found in U.S. Keep playing along with us and have a magical week!
For the second week of the Add Flowers challenge I used a snow globe from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured with spectrum noir markers and coloured over the butterflies with Spica glitter pens. I used the tulip border embossing folder and some scrap patterned paper. I cut the globe and base out, covered the globe with a scrap of acrylic, flat attached it and popped the base up . I plan the sentiment on the base but not sure yet if it is Birthday, Get Well or Mother's day. Super image from the sponsor I love it, now I want a winter snow globe.
A Happy CupCake Flower Birthday card ... the sentiment is from our sponsor Bugaboo coloured with Copics. I layered it on patterned paper and added some lovely paper flowers and a little half-pearl

Below Hazel is showing various views of her lovely card.
For my design card I used Penny Paisley 4 by Bugaboo Stamps (our sponsor) colouring the image digitally in Microsoft Paint. The added red hat is a My Sentiments Exactly stamp inked with fired brick distress ink. I matted the image on to a piece of card that had been dabbed all over with a 'shades of mauve' Blending Blox ink pad by Marvy. This was also used behind the printed poem (you can read the poem here). I used a variety of papers and flowers.

Again thanks goes to Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I hope you give them a visit.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring is Coming

Spring is coming to Tennessee and Lunagirl and I am anxious to see it arrive.   I used the Rounded Corners technique on this card incorporating three of Lunagirl's images.  They all reflect Spring with images of little chicks.  In the fourth section has a green bow.  The sentiment is by Katie Hall and the flower is Stampin' Up.
I am entering this in Really Reasonable Ribbon. of using a ribbon and flower.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lunagirl's Second Week of Challenge

Lunagirl Moonbeams is still having the challenge "Showgirls".  This is my inspirational card.  It is a very simple card, a lovely Lunagirl showgirl and a big orange bow!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Challenge #83- "Add Some Flowers"

This challenge is a little different so read the description carefully.  You are to "add" flowers in some way to your project.  The image itself should not be a flower image.  What kind of flowers can you add?  Well, it really doesn't matter.  They can be paper ones that you put together yourself, some you bought, felt ones   (or any other fabric), plastic. or like mine flower eyelets.  You have plenty of   options.  Just make sure that your image is not flowers.  I have an upcoming challenge in which you can use your flower images.

Let's see what kind of flowers the Design Team used.
My card uses this cute little bunny from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I used little blue cardstock for my mat and embossed it with the Dottie Swiss  embossing folder   My flowers are actually eyelets,  I glue little shiny pearls on top of the holds to give them a little bling.  The bunny was fussy cut so some of the while would show,
When I saw this hummingbird digi from our challenge sponsor Bugaboo I fell in love with it.  I also thought a hummingbird would be a perfect image to "add some flowers" to!  I printed the hummingbird onto background paper from TLC Creations and then added my flowers, brads, and other goodies.
I used one of the freebies from our sponsor Bugaboo for the first week of our “Add some flowers”. It is the charming Button Bear. It was printed and hand colored. The sentiment was computer generated and I decided to adorn my card with a purple butterfly and different kinds of flowers. After all, it is Spring: the season of flowers and butterflies. Here in my country, we are enjoying Fall. What a blessing nature is!
The image I used is from Bugaboo and called Girl with Flowers. I used my favourite colour....Purple, I haven't used it in a while. The image was coloured with my spectrum noir and copics (skin) The embossing folder is Argyle by cuttlebug. ribbon from the dollar store and the flowers from a yard sale.
I used  'bug jar caterpillar' by Bugaboo Stamps', colouring digitally in Paint and adding the text. The background was created with some patterned paper and acrylic paint and stencils using my gelli plate.There are strips of washi tape and ribbon down the side, although most of this is covered by the Craftime flowers
She is quite a lady her button dress is just fabulous! This is an image from our sponsor Bugaboo coloured with Copics. It sits on a little tag stamped with buttons.
A special thanks goes to Bugaboo Digi Stamps for sponsoring this challenge.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Combining Two Forms of Art

I know if you received this card, you would wonder about me.  I have combine two forms of art in the card below by using my Gelli-made cardstock into a card.  I am really pleased even though it is a little on the wild side. I finally had a chance to use one of my Stabilo pens.  By outlining the flowers it made the flowers in the background appear on top.  A little ribbon and a small bow finished the card.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Forgot to Post

Here is a card I made not too long ago for Lunagirl, but somehow I forgot to post it on my own blog.
The Lunagirl image is of three women.  I used a burgundy colored base card with beige designer paper on it.  The matting of the image is green to make the little bit of green in the image pop.  A final embellishment of a wide ribbon that has a lacey edge was placed at the bottom accented with a burgundy bow to match the colors in the image.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lunagirl Moonbeams Showcase Showgirls Moonbeams are showcasing "Sassy Showgirls" in their challenge this week.  This is really a fun challenge. 

This is my inspirational piece of what I call Vintage Rockettes!  The printed background out of designer paper has two glittery flourishes which hold back the paper curtain.  The blue at the bottom acts as the stage and a wire / mesh ribbon accents the card.

Transportation Challenge

We are on the second week of "Modes of Transportation" using the beautiful transporttion images from Lunagirl.  Don't forget to look at the top of my sidebar for the shortcut to my challenges.  It is usually changed the next day after the new challenge begins as I usually post late at night.
I used one of the vintage car images from Lunagirl and placed it inside a ornate oval diecut from Cheery Lynn dies.  To bring out the color in the car a bow was added.
This vintage bicyclist from our challenge sponsor Lunagirl has been traveling all over Europe on her bike and she is none the worse for the wear!  A bicycle is a great way to get around, excellent for physical fitness and for the environment!  Enjoy.

I fell in love with the little girl in a red car from our sponsor Lunagirl Moonbeams as soon as I saw the image. I tried to create a romantic card because she is so cute.I’ve embellished it with some buttons, a ribbon and a white eyelet ruffled fabric trim. I also used 3 different kinds of paper. Hope you like it. Keep playing along with us. I love visiting your blogs.

For the second week of the modes of transportation I used another Luna Girl image. I also made another Artist Trading Card. The image was layered on a scrap of shiny red paper then on some black glitter cardstock I found on my desk, it was an extra from an ATC swap. I added the rhinestones to the side for some bling.
I used Lunagirl Transportation (7) image, giving it an antique look digitally before layering it on to some unknown paper that I've had in my stash for a while. I've added bits and pieces from various sources, including Teresa Collins and K & Co. I enjoyed putting this card together.
You will want to enter this challenge as Lunagirl is again my sponsor. She has some wonderful vintage images.    If you need any transportation images, I am sure Karen will have what you can use.
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