Thursday, October 23, 2014

Moon Godess - Lunagirl Theme

I am running a little late on posting this.  Lunagirl is in its second week of the Moon Goddess theme so hurry on over and enter.  This is my second sample for the theme.  It is a pair of Altered Playing Cards.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Second Week of Guest Designer Spot Challenge

The Cheerful Stamp Pad is sponsoring the challenge this week  The winner will have a Guest Spot for at least two weeks.  Please make sure you follow the theme Fall Leaves.
I made a tent card using designer paper of leaves and the center leaf was cut with a punch and then I found a stone in my stash in the shape of a leaf...just perfect!   A yellow ribbon and bow gives a little splash of bright colorThis is the perfect card to make when you need one in a hurry.

This week i made a card.  I used 2 different digital background papers created by Coosty Creations, a designer from our sponsor Stitchy Bear's shop.  I also used a digital stamp sentiment piece from Gecko Galz.  The autumn basket digital image, also by Coosty Creations is here again although this time I printed it, colored it with pencils and then used only the bottom half of the basket for this card. I added some shiny fall leaves stickers as well.
For the second week of Fall Leaves, I created a simple card because the paper I used is so charming. It  lends itself either to a Fall or a Thanksgiving card (my scrapbook paper is from Toke e Crie in Brazil). So I just adorned it with a sentiment, some mushrooms and green crystals. Have a magical week and keep playing along with us!
The background paper is from the Basic Grey Indian summer paper pad (but I think it has an autumnal look), the middle torn strip being another paper from that pad and the torn piece on the left from Basic Grey pyrus paper pad, both edged with spiced marmalade distress ink and Adironadack espresso. The stamped leaves (My Mind's Eye and a Craft Stamper freebie) were inked with Adirondack espresso, terra cotta, Stazon blazing red and Archival russet. I then added some skeleton leaves and the quote generated on the computer.
Second week of Challenge 97, Fall Leaves.  I decided to try something different this week, I inked the Gently Falling set (Stampin'up) with Tim Holtz distress markers and stamped on white cardstock, I then inked the outline stamps (same set) with versafine moss green, then cut them out. I wasn't happy with the results so I took my watercolour pen and muddled the colours and was happy. The button I made with a Sizzix die and covered it with paper glaze then tied the green and white bakers twine through it. This I have no sentiment on it as I think it can be used for a lot of occasions in the fall. 

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Art Journal Page

I have been working on this piece for quite a while, but it is finally finished. It was done on a Gelli Arts - Gel Printing Plate with acrylic paints. I am so glad that Carolyn Dube got me hooked on working with the Gelli. It is so relaxing and gives me a chance to think outside of the box.

The main stencil is from The Crafter's Workshop stencil Loose Woman. The background was done with StencilGirl and StencilGirl stencils. I couldn't decide what color to make the bathing suit so I opted to let the background do the job.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Moon Goddess" is the Lunagirls Theme

Lunagirl has just started her Moon Goddess theme.  Drop over and see what the other Design Team members have created.
I created a tag for the challenge using a Lunagirl image on a background made with a Gelli Plate.  A tiny star was added to the tip of the moon.  Small "stars" were added to the background with drops of Stickles.  A bow made from an elastic cord completes the tag.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Challenge 97-"Fall Leaves"

This challenge is a little different as the winner of the challenge will be asked to be a Guest Designer for at least two weeks.  You may create anything you wish as long as it fits the theme "Fall Leaves".  You will notice below that each team member decided to create something uniquely different from the others. 

Now the Design Team is anxious to see what you create.  Remember, to be eligible to win, do not enter more than twice.

Here are two more Altered Playing Cards.  This time they are for my "Fall Leaves" challenge.  The images are from Gecko Galz's jewel collage sheet.  To make the  cards follow the theme, I added leaves to both.  The background of these playing cards was done with a Gelli plate.
For the first week of Fall Leaves, I created a card using canvas stickers from Imaginisce which I happened to find when I was digging for some new card stock papers. I layered my images on a strip of a fall scrapbook paper and added a sentiment and Washi tape. I simply love Washi tapes! Hope you continue playing along with us! Have a magical week!

For this fall leaves challenge I used a Coosty Creations digital image from Stitchy Bear called "autumn basket."  I also used digital background paper from Coosty. For my tag I covered the tag base with the lovely autumn digital paper which I'd printed with the autumn basket image right on it. I colored the basket with pencils and added the sentiment which comes from the Gecko Galz Thanksgiving digital stamp set.  I added a couple autumn leaves brads which I got from Eyelet Outlet and a bit of washi tape. Happy autumn!

I created a background on watercolour card with some of my new Spectrum Noir AquaTint Inks, stamping the Stampers Anonymous leaf stamp inked with various distress inks - brown corduroy, spiced marmalade, fired brick. This was then mounted on to some old gold mirror card and then on to an 8 x 8 card that had been wiped with the distress inks. The 'last butterflies of summer' twill was dusted with the distress inks. Sparkly circles from the Hobby House were added an a DCWV chipboard sentiment panel.
For the first week of the Fall Leave challenge I used one of my Fall House Mouse images, doesn't he look like he is having a fabulous ride? I made a Z fold card and you will see different angles on my blog. I coloured the image with copics and used patterned paper from Bo Bunny. The cardstock I used is More Mustard and Really Rust. I added the rust metal dots for my embellishment. I will probably use this for one of the Fall birthdays I have coming soon. There is a GDT spot for our winner of this challenge.


The Cheerful Stamp Pad. 
The winner of this challenge will be Guest Designer for at least two weeks.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lunagirl's "Birds"

orgeThis is the second week of Lunagirl's challenge theme "Put a Bird On It".  For my piece this week I chose to alter a playing card and I chose roosters as my birds.  This is what I created:

The background was done in watercolor and the roosters and  the roosters were from Lunagirl.   I added a fence diecut and the cat was a sticker.  The "straw" was raffia.  I like the way this turned out.  However, I am falling behind in getting the 52 playing cards altered.

Don't forget to go to Lunagirl Moonbeams to see the other team member's creations and enter yours.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Second Week of Halloween Costumes and Fun

I have received some great entries so far for the Halloween challenge.  If you haven't entered, you still have time as it doesn't end until next Sunday evening at midnight.\\Let's take a look at what the Design Team has created for you this week
Here is a cute image you will find by Allipeeps at the Stitchey Bear Outlet.  I really like the "cute" Halloween images.  I placed this little witch on a couple of designer papers and added a little cat sticker and a raffia bow.
I don't 'do' Halloween, so I thought I'd do a bit of a playful version for my card. I used 'kitty cat' from Alipeeps Art Kostume Kidz animal set kindly supplied by our sponsor, I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens, mounting it on to the printed out background that I found free here, having added my own text digitally.
Second week of challenge #96 and I chose this super cute witch from out sponsor Alipeeps at Stitchy Bear Outlet. I decided she was too cute to colour her face green and I found my Happy Halloween stamp. The paper I bought at the LSS as I haven't found my stack pack of cute paper, unless my mind is playing tricks and I really don't have a Halloween pad. LOL. The cats are from Impression Obsession and there are 6 on the die, I always cut all 6 as I don't want to break the die apart you know what will happen then. 

This week I grabbed a cute little girl in a kitty costume by Stitchy Bear's Allipeeps Art for my DT piece. I colored the digital image with pencils.  Kitty girl is out for her night of fun on my tag which also features die cuts, ribbon and some background designer paper by Gecko Galz.

For week 2 of our challenge, I created a card using a lovely kitty cat from Ali Peeps - one of Stitchy Bears' designer.It was layered onto a paper I found at There are many Halloween printables there.Then I added a black lace and flower. Have a magical week and keep playing along with us!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The "Birds" Have It at Lunagirl

The Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team members are showing many birds the next two weeks as the theme is to Put a Bird on Your Project.  Below are my inspirational piece.  I took an unfinished birdhouse, painted it using acrylic paint and stencils and then Modge Podge birds all over the birdhouse including an owl on the back in the eves of the church.  Below are a couple of views of the house.  Now I need to varnish it so the weather will not hurt it.
I have loads of birds in my yard and I hope to see in the Spring some build a nest in the "church".

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Challenge #96- "Halloween Costumes and Fun"

I hope this is a fun challenge for everyone.  It is "Halloween Costumes and Fun".  I really don't do a lot of Halloween cards and when I do, they usually are on the cute side rather scary.  However, let's take a peek at how all the members of the Design Team approached this theme.
This cute little Halloween costume is by Allipeeps which can be found on the Stitchey Bear Outlet website.  The black kettle with the sentiment is an embellishment from my stash.  The little doggie footprints are stickers.  finishing the card is a piece of raffia tied into a bow.
I printed and coloured the image kindly supplied from the Stitchy Bear Alipeeps Art Kostume Kidz character set, tearing around the edges to mount on to the black paper, which had been printed with the white saying, the ship and treasure chest, all of which had been added digitally. Everything was then mounted on to a black card blank.
Late at night the mummies and zombies get together for their moonlight dance. It turns out these creatures aren't scary, they just want to party!  Our DT was provided some digital images to work with by the Stitchy Bear Creator Alipeeps Art.  I printed and colored (with pencils) this cute mummy and then created a little graveyard scene.  I used a designer paper from the coven paper pack by Gecko Galz and  then several stickers and die cuts to finish the scene.  The gravestone and little zombies are raised which adds some extra dimension.
For week 1 of the challenge I chose this cute pirate from our sponsor. As you see I still haven't located my Halloween sentiment stamps but I will get them sorted soon. Coloured with copics and die cut with the large rectangles. I fussy cut the sword and top of his head so it fit in the rectangle, and left me space to put the sentiment.
For the first week of "Halloween Costumes and Fun", I've created a card using an image called Little Witch from Ali Peeps Art and you can find it at  the Stitchy Bear outlet. I colored my lovely witch digitally and added some dots to her skirt and stars to her hat. Then I layered it onto a vintage Halloween paper I found at Creative Elegance Designs. There are many fabulous freebies there. The black cat and the pumpkin are from AS Designs. The sentiment I found when I was surfing the net.  Halloween is not a tradition here. We have St Cosmas and Damian's Day on September 27th instead. People give bags of candy to celebrate them because they are regarded as the protectors of children here. Different ways of commemorating our inner child huh! Well, my lovelies, have a magical week and keep playing along with us!

Thanks again to Stitchey Bear for sponsoring this challenge.

A Canvass with a Message

This canvass was made with acrylic paint.  It is based on the saying "You can't see the trees for the forest".  I like the canvass itself, but am not pleased with the writing on it.  Also, I needed to get a better camera angle on the canvass.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to You!

"Birthday" is the theme for this second week's challenge.  You may make any type of birthday card. Below are cards created by the Design Team.  Hopefully they will inspire you to enter.
My Stitchey Bear image is a picture of a "Senior Citizen" bringing a pathetic  little flower.   The flower was so small that I decided to enlarge it a little by placing a yellow sequin flower on top.  The background paper is some I have had in my stash for a long, long time. (It's time to use it!)
 I used Stitchy Bear's 'happy happy' digi, coloured with spectrum noir pens, mounted on to a piece of silver mirror card and then matted on to a patterned paper with a cut out pink and silver border created with a Martha Stewart punch, with just snippets of pink and white spotted ribbon.
This week I chose a digital image from Stitchy Bear called "Gran's Garden" and I've also added a birthday sentiment digital image from  Clear Dollar Stamps.  Starting with a digital background from the Primavera series by itKuPiLLi I've once again this week created a 100% digital creation.  I arranged my images and did all the coloring in Photoshop.  The sun in the corner is not a stamp -- just a digitally hand-drawn image.  You can never have enough birthday cards ready to go so I hope you will join this challenge.  Have a wonderful week.
For this card I used the Stitchy Bear "Happy Happy" image kindly supplied by our sponsor. It was colored digitally. I wanted my card to have a vintage feminine look so it is clean and simple. I adorned it with some pearls, some flowers, a sentiment and a floral eyelet ruffled fabric trim. Keep playing along with us and have a magical week!
For the second week of the Birthday Challenge I used the bonnet girl from Stitchy Stamps.  I coloured her with spectrum noir markers . I used spellbinders Labels eight and Decorqative labels eight.  the cardstock I used is GP white and Ballet Blue.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's Autumn

It's Autumn over at Lunagirl  as we are making cards in the Fall colors.
Here is my card for the first week of the "Autumn" Challenge.
The image on this card and the Covern digital background came from Gecko Galz.  I think the two from the different companies match very well.  Both the image and the top butterfly open to the left revealing the inside message.