Monday, June 30, 2014

An Art Journal Page

Here is an art page journal I made using a Gecko Galz image.  There are many layers of acrylic paint on this page.  I am entering this in Unruly Paper Arts.

Color-Blocking Background

This card is one I made recently for Gecko Galz.  It has a subtle color-blocking background,  This is one of the beautiful images Gecko Galz carries in their extensive inventory.  I hope you will drop by to see all the creations of the new Design Team.  They will be post July 1.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Second Week of Challenge

This is the beginning of the second week of my challenge "Weekend Activities".  The Design Team looks forward to seeing what you create.  Look at the top of my sidebar for the shortcut to my challenges and you may enter as many as two entries.

Here is what the Design Tram created for inspiration.
My image is called "Do You Want to Play?".. it is a BB Kakes images found on the Stitchy Bear Outlet site.  I think this is such a cute image.
I used the BB Kakes 'stitcher fae' image, kindly supplied by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet, the sponsor of the challenge. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens, adding Art Institute glitter to her wings. I cut out the image using a Spellbinder marvellous squares die, brushing the edges with peacock feathers distress ink. The main background paper is an old piece of Daisy Bucket and the torn strip is from American Crafts 'amy tangerine' plus one paper pad that I recently bought with a prize voucher. The added 3D embellishments were from an Express Yourself DIY pack
This very darling digital image from digi designer BB Kakes, provided by our wonderful sponsor Stitchy Bear Digitals is both experiencing the heat of summer and is herself quite a hottie.  I kept my design simple and layered a nice die cut on complementary card stock.  I added a sun and the word that i think describes this situation to a T.  I colored the digi with pencils. I have to admit I can identify with the idea of getting overheated!  You have one more week to share your weekend activities creation -- and hopefully you are not too hot!
For the second week of  “Weekend Activities"-Stitchy Bear (BB Kakes),I made a card using an image called “Want to play” and it is so cute. I layered it on a light pink cardstock  and added some flowers, a lovely sentiment and a decorative adhesive paper tape.The effect was amazing.Have a magical week! 
My image is from Stitchy Bear BB Kakes and it's called  Let's Play. Coloured with a combination of Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. I seemed to have made my image faily large, probably to be able to colour it better. I was at Wal-mart last night and couldn't resist the 6 X 6 patterned cardstock pack, not paper it was a good weight. Because there was some gray in the kpattern I decided to use it as and accent colour.along with the prink. Stop by my blog and  have a peek at the inside.
Thanks to the creators on the Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet site for sponsorship of my recent challenges,  Click on the logo above to go to the site,

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Where is Lunagirl?

Where is Lunagirl and the Moonbeams?  Well, they are on vacation.

Monday, June 23, 2014

I'm Excited!

I am so very excited as I have been chosen to be on Gecko Galz Design Team.  I will begin my term in July and I really am looking forward to using many Gecko Galz images in projects.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Challenge #89-"Weekend Activities"

I hope everyone will find this an enjoyable challenge.  It is "Weekend Activities".  What does this mean?  Well, you can post anything that shows what you might be doing over the weekend.  It can be some type of work or play.  Let your imagination flow.  There should be plenty of images around that would reflect this.

In showing the Design Team's pieces of inspiration, we will begin with my Guest Designer Leona Roberts.
Leona Roberts, Guest Designer
This is the second week that I have been asked to contribute to The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  Today I have made a card using a digi from BB Kakes.  It is called bb-watering boy and is also available in a girl version.  he papers I have used are called Mac mini prints by Bazzill Basics Papers.   I have coloured the image using Promarkers. I have mounted my design onto a Hunkydory shaped card.

 This is really a "cool" image by BBKakes which can be found on the Stitchy Bear Outlet.  Since this was such a cute image, I decided to put it on some polka dot designer cardstock.  The sentiment is one I found in my stash.  This is what I wish I had been doing this past weekend with the temperature in TN reaching 94 degrees.
For the first week of Weekend Activities"-Stitchy Bear (BB Kakes),I decided to use the lovely image called  ”girl watering the garden”  graciously provided to us by our challenge sponsor BB Kakes.  All the weekend activities images from Stitchy Bear outlet are adorable. I wanted to do something different so I created a simple art journal background paper using sprays .Then I layered my cute girl on a navy blue cardstock after coloring it digitally. After that I adorned my card with some  dimensional  flowers  stickers, a pink ribbon and a cute sentiment that expresses how I feel about Spring. Today, Winter starts here in Brazil and I love how Mother Nature always presents us with so many beauties and wonders. Have a magical week and keep playing along with us. We love your work. They are a feast for our  eyes!

back of the card
One weekend activity many people enjoy is gardening.  I mostly like to just think about gardening!  But this little gardener digi by designer BB Kakes sold by Stitchy Bear is such a cutie patootie that I had to make something with her.  I colored her with pencils, cut her out and set her up with some sky paper and flowers and vines and birds.  This makes for a happy scene!
I based my card on the sketch given here (more details on my blog). Papers are from Spring and Summer pads from Create and Craft. The image is one kindly given by the sponsor, Stitchy Bear's digi outlet 'BB Kakes girl watering', coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens, with the addition of some gems.
A special thanks to Stitchy Bear Outlet for sponsoring this challenge.  You can find the BB Kakes images on the site.  Just click on the banner above for a shortcut to the site.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Featured Guest Designer

The Cheerful Stamp Pad is delighted to have Leona Roberts as Guest Designer this week and again next week.  Her blog is Cards by Leona..  She has created this lovely card from my current sponsor. Stitchy Bear Outlet. 
Leona Roberts
My  Inage is from designer Scraper's Delights which can be found on Stitch Bear's site.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Second Week of "Fruits and Veggies" Challenge

We are entering the second week of the "Fruits and Veggies" Challenge on The Cheerful Stamp Pad. I hope more of you will enter sometime during this coming week.  You have until Sunday at midnight CDT.  Remember you entry does not have to be a card.
I just love this Strawberry image from Scraper's Delights.  This is only one of the many designers on the Stitchy Bear Outlet site.  I used a couple of scrap designer papers and some embellishment from K and Co.
For the second week of the challenge I decided to use the cute little watermelon girl, she is so sweet, all the fruit images from Stitchy Bear outlet are so cute. I went to Splitcoast Stampers and checked out their colour challenges to see what went with Cameo coral which is retired and found out Bermuda Bay looks awesome with it. The ribbon is from Len's Mills store, bought by the metre or yard .I used the Sizzix tulip border embossing folder to frame the image.
For the second week I used Fruity Babies-Citrus from Scrappers Delight, graciously provided to us by our challenge sponsor Stitchy Bear  I love this image.  I colored it with pencils, cut it out and arranged it with some pretty papers and washi tape.  I love the summer feel of it.  I hope you will join the challenge!
These fruity babies by Scrapper's Delight at Stitchy Bear are lovely! I colored mine digitally and layered my raspberry baby on two different cardstocks. I love bold colors! Then I adorned it with some crystals, three fabric red roses and an adorable sentiment. Have a super week and keep playing along with us!
I continued the strip on to the back of the card:
and I decorated the inside
Papers are DCWV 'summer' (I've had them a long time). The image is Stitchy Bears Scrappers-delights 'fruity babies watermelon' coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to green mirror card.

Thanks to Stitchy Bear for sponsoring.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Challenge #88 : "Fruits and Veggies"

Summer is the time we think of gardening and picking all those fruits and vegetables.  Some of us just like to go to the farmer's market to get ours..  Whichever you do, this is the time of good eating.
My card uses a digital from Scrapper's Delights which is one of the creators on the Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.  I think this is such a cute image and I happened to find a lemon embellishment to go with the image.
For the first week of "Fruits and Veggies", I made a card using a stamp generously supplied by our sponsor Scrapper's Delights on Stitchy Bear. I colored it digitally and printed it on a coated paper. Then I framed my lovely stamp before layering it on a dotted green and white cardstock. I adorned my card with some pink pearls and an adorable sentiment. This is card is going to be for my friend Alexandra. She is a radiant woman. Have a magical week and keep playing along with us
These fruity babies by Scrapper's Delight at Stitchy Bear are darling and I had fun coloring the raspberry baby with colored pencils and setting her out on a summer walk with her raspberry baskets.  I used pretty papers and borders and a sentiment by TLC Creations.
I've used the lovely Scrapper's Delights 'fruity babies strawberry' on the Stitchy Bear site, adding the sentiment digitally and colouring the image with spectrum noir pens, mounting on to mirror card. The background paper is K & Co Berry sweet (I chose it because it had strawberries on it, but I've covered so much of the paper that you can't actually see any of the strawberries - lol!). Sparkly ribbon and lace from stash.
The first week of the Fruits and Veggies challenge I received William Pear from Stitchy Bear Outlet Scrapper's Delight, isn't this the most adorable little guy. I cut the ovals with my Nellie Snellen plain ovals, the patterned paper is from DCWV matstack Mariposa and the ribbon is from Len's Mills Store. All the other cardstock I located in my file folder box, this is where I put half, quarter and scraps. I look there first before I cut anything. I put some stardust stickles on the feather.

A big "Thank You" to Stitchy Bear Outlet for Scrapper's Delights' sponsorship of this challenge.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Second Week of Challenges

This is the second week of our "Sentiment" challenge on the Cheerful Stamp Pad.  Make sure the sentiment is the focal point of your entry.  Below are some ideas from the Design Team.  Remember the challenge is being sponsored by The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  The randomly picked winner will be Guest Designer for two weeks.

Before I show the work of the Design Team I want to say a fond farewell to Petra.  She has been with me since I started challenges and I will miss her beautiful creations.  It is with sadness that she has had to stop blogging for a while.  My prayers and best wishes go to Petra.

This is one of a number of cards I am making for a friend.  She said that she needed some sympathy cards.  I hope she likes them.  It is a white card.  I laid it on a piece of brown cardstock to take my picture so it would show up.  The stamps are by Stampin' Up
I tried another technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter this week for my DT piece. This one is called "over-stamped bands" and it is a great technique for highlighting a sentiment stamp.  My butterfly stamp is by Hero Arts and the "Oh Happy Day" stamp is by  Rubber Stampede.  This card represents how I feel now that spring has finally come to my hometown!  I wish you a happy day as well.

For the second week of “A Sentiment” Guest Designer Spot,  I made a simple stenciled card. Then I adorned it with some silver butterflies, some crystals and a beautiful sentiment which is made of fabric. I like the contrast between the silver and golden colors. Have a magical week and keep playing along with us. We are eager to see your beautiful work!
All papers are Basic Grey Cupcake. The sentiment was computer generaed and printed. The bicycle paper clip was from Tiger. I based the card on the sketch given for Freshly made sketches 138
Week 2 of sentiments I used  one of the sentiments from a Hero Arts set, cut with Nellie Snellen Ovals. I used a lot of scraps for this card, one oval and the butterflies are some glitter cardstock I found at a dollar store, the light pink border punched piece was in my scrap box so decided it was time to use it. Even the embossed pink was part of a base I had started and in the inside is the other half of the base.

Sponsor:  The Cheerful Stamp Pad

The randomly picked winner with have a two-week Guest Designer Spot!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Little Bit of Change

This is the same art journal page as the one below.  However, I decided to make a few changes.  I think it really helped.  What do you think?