Friday, February 27, 2015

Lunagirl's "Sewing" Challenge

The Lunagirl Moonbeams have been working on the sewing challenge on the Lunagirl site.  Come on over and visit; look are the DT's creations; and enter into the challenge.  Here are two of my inspirational pieces.

The first piece is a tag using a number of Lunagirl images and a digital girl from Little Blue Button Stamps.  I love combining images from different companies as each company has its own personality.  The girl appears to be walking across the timbles.

The second is a card on which I used my sewing machine.  It is about time as I haven't used it in years.  I decided to add some fabric to give the card some dimension.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

So Much Fun to Sew

I  used to sew a lot.  I made all my kids clothes until they got the "attitude".  I don't sew for my grandkids as they are getting grown now and I found that my daughters never put the clothes I made on them.  Does this sound familiar to anyone else? 

So the only thing I can do sewing-wise is to make it a theme in my craft.  Here is a card for the "Sewing" theme at Lunagirl.  Drop by and see the creations from the Design Team.

This card uses only a few of the great sewing images at Lunagirl.  The tape measurer at the bottom was made with texture paste I made.  For the first time, I though it turned out well.  I think the sewing machine is a great detailed image and you can find it at Lunagirl.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Second Week of "Bear" Challenge

The Design Team has created some additional inspirational projects for you.  We have received some great entries for this challenge, but want to see additional ones.  So look though your images and enter.  Don't forget you can go directly to the challenge announcement by linking on the shortcut on my sidebar.
My little bear image sits on a blue mat on top of a background of letters.  The card is embellished with a scroll sticker and the sentiment reads "embrace family".  This little bear can be found on the Stitchey Bear Outlet website.
For my card I've used Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet 'boo boo bear'. I coloured with my newly-acquired Chameleon pens (please be gentle as I've only just started using these). I tore around a perspex oval template and brushed the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink. The background sentiment papers are offcuts. A few fabric hearts were added as it looked too plain without them.
For the second week of the challenge I used Coco Bear, isn't he just the cutest? I had a sketch in mind and wanted to u se some scraps so I sized him small and fussy cut, coloured with copics and SN markers added White opal liquid pearls to the foam and star dust stickles to the icicles. I really like kraft and riding hood red cardstock together and the scraps of patterned paper go well too. Everything but the base is from the scrap box.
I've made another card featuring a bear digital image provided by our challenge sponsor Stitchy Bear Stamps.  This bear knows that the best way to deal with a snowy day is to land in a mug of hot cocoa!
I colored the digital image with colored pencils.  For the background I used some wonderful wintry papers from Bo Bunny, one with snowflakes and one with ski images.  I decorated this card with ribbon, a sparkly border and a sparkly snowflake.
For the second week of  B is for Bear, I used a lovely image kindly supplied by our sponsor Stitchey Bear called Ballarina Bear. I colored it with watercolor pencils and outlined it with a black pen. Then I layered my adorable image on a wine cardstock. I used a patterned paper for background.  Hope you can see it. I also added some buttons, pink pearls. a couple of ribbons, some paper flowers and a chipboard sentiment.Hope you continue playing along with us!Have a blessed week!
Click on the banner above and go directly to Stitchey Bear Outlet, my sponsor, and find an images or two that you can use.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Challenge # 105 - "B Stands for Bear"

Bears are on our mind.  You can enter anything with any type of bear.  It can be a toy. a real bear or a cartoon one.  Look through those stamps and digitals and see what you can find to use.
I chose to use a baby bear for my card.  It is a digital on Stitchey Bear Outlet created by Dusty Bear.  The bear is colored with Copic and sits on a background of an assortment of Washi tape.  I love the way these particular tapes come together to make a pastel background.  My sentiment is an acrylic sticker which says "Marvelous".  I think this card is perfect for a new mother.
I covered a piece of card randomly with red and yellow Pan Pastels and then brushed this lightly with a thin layer of white gesso. I then used a stencil with hearts, first using red Pan Pastel and then a thin smear of white gesso, gently wiping some of this so that the years became pink. I got the idea to use Pan Pastels and gesso in this way here. I printed out the digital image of Beary Dust Stamps 'ballerina bear' kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens. I added some small pink hearts on to the larger hearts dotting with liquid pearls gold, adding some also to the bear, the sentiment oval and the chipboard number 1 that had been coloured with a spectrum.
Week 1 of B is for Bear I used Ballerina Bear and she had to be coloured pink, this would be a cute first birthday or a baby shower card, she is so adorable. I layered it on pretty in pink and some patterned paper that was on my table, it was perfect for the image. I decorated the bows and around the edges of the dress with a pink spica glitter pen and then added the pink rhinestones.
For the first week of “B is for Bear”, I created a card that is a 100% digital using an image kindly given by Stitchey Bear. All the papers and elements are from the internet. Hope you play along with us.  Have a magical week!
My first card for this challenge features a card I made with one of the images from Dusty Bear, which I made for Valentine's Day. I colored the digital image with pencils and outlined with an ink pen. I used a variety of patterned papers for the background and punched hearts out of the same designer papers.  I also added some borders to decorate the corners.   I hope you'll make something featuring a bear and then join the challenge!

Welcome back Stitchey Bear as my sponsor for the next couple of challenges.  Click on the banner above to go directly to their site.  Please check all the many images they carry.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Is Spring Around the Corner?

I know everyone in the East and South will be getting snow the next couple of days.  However I took an old piece of Gelli print and made a Spring card.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Unruly Paper Arts Artchain

I was invited by Michele Storms to enter the Unruly Paper Arts Artchain yesterday and this is my Day 1 entry.  It has numerous Lunagirl Images. The background is printed tissue paper on which I used some watercolor.   In turn I invited Shelly Schmidt to join in.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Second Week of Spring

I know many of  you are wishing for Springtime and the only thing you are getting is another snowstorm..  Why not brighten your day by creating a springtime entry for my challenge?  You may enter two times.  If you enter more than twice, you will be disqualified.  For the shortcut to this challenge announcement, look at the top of my sidebar.

The Design Team has been busy thinking about Spring and have created some pieces of inspiration.
I chose to use a lovely butterfly image from my sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps.  If you go to their store you will find it in a frame.  I chose to remove her from the frame.  She is placed on designer paper of  flowers.  On top of the paper I added some whimsical flowers and a sentiment.
For my springtime card I have used Elaine Cox's Thumbelina stamp inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers, mounted on to an offcut of striped card and then on to a card blank with a pastel tartan type pattern. I wrapped yellow and white twine around the card, finished off with felt buttons from Poundland and Papermania yellow bows, raising the image with 3D foam.
For the second week of the Springtime challenge I used a Sweet Pea digital image called Spring Fairy from Connie Fong. Isn't she the sweetest image. I coloured her with Blendablities and copics layered her on a scalloped die cut then popped her up on the decorative oval die cut. I embossed the white layer with a butterfly folder.
For my design card I've used Sweet Pea Stamps digi  “Night Dreamer” by Ching Chou Kuik colouring with watercolor pencils. Then, I mounted my lovely image which I love on three scrapbook papers and I added a couple of laise trims, 3D stickers, pearls and a sentiment.
Hope you keep on playing with us> Have a magical week!
This gorgeous digital stamp called "Mary's Magic" was created by Joanne Schempp for Sweet Pea Stamps.  I colored it with colored pencils, fussy cut it and arrange it on some designer paper and cloth lace. I added a couple stickers as well.  This definitely makes me want to make sure the front yard is suitably messy so that fairies can be comfortable hiding there!  Well, anyway that's my excuse for voiding yard work!  Play along with our challenge for the chance at a  "sweet" pea prize!

Sweet Pea Stamps

Thanks to Sweet Pea Stamps for  the sponsorship of this challenge.




I am so excited to announce that I  am being spotlighted on Gecko Galz Scrapbooking today.  You can find me here:

Saturday, February 7, 2015

:Lunagirl Goes Red

The Lunagirl Moonbeams are going red this time.  There are some wonderful samples on their site this week.  If, you have a chance, go over, take a peak, and enter this great challenge.  My sample using one of the images from the Vintage Women and Men CD that Karen has for sale.  Isn't she just lovely?
I made this for a friend who is fighting cancer.  I think she will like this card.  The background is a piece of cardstock on which I cleaned my brayer.  It is cut into strips and then put together as a background mat.  As you can see, I don't throw anything away.  My husband could not believe I didn't want to trash that paper.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Challenge #104 - "Springtime"

Even though some of you are buried in snow, I thought you would enjoy making something with a feel of Spring.  Please note, that you should not enter more than twice if you want to be included in the random generated drawing.  Let's see what the Design Team has created.
This beautiful image is from Sweet Pea Stamps.    She has a Blue Jay on her shoulder.  The base card is white.  On top of that is a black mat and then some grey/blue designer paper followed by another black mat and then the image on top.  She is colored with Copic markers.  The scan with doesn't show it, but her headband is completely covered  with diamond Stickles and the flower in the center of the headband  is covered with blue stickles.  A very delicate silver border is under the image.
The digital image I used for the first week of Springtime is called Toadstool Fascination and was designed by Ching Chou Kuik. You can find it at Sweet Peas Stamps. I colored my lovely image with pencils and acrylics and framed it. Then I layered my image on a scrapbook paper. Fabric butterflies and crystals were used to adorn my card.Hope you play along with us!Have a magical week!
For my design card I've used Sweet Pea Stamps 'peachy pink fairy' digi by Ching Chou Kuik colouring with spectrum noir pens., with Art Institute glitter with quickie glue pen on to the wings. This was cut out with a deckle edged nestie die and brushes on the edges with tattered rose distress ink.The background papers are from my offcuts box and the panel behind the image was made by a mask and acrylic paint with my gelli plate. I added various pieces of washi tape and flowers from Hobbycraft.
For the first week of the Spring challenge I went with spring flowers and pink, the image is Awareness Ribbon Angel from Charmaine Flannery, you can find this image at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This is a lovely image and you can colour the ribbon whatever cause you might need it for. I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches I added star dust stickles to the wings. I hope you will join us for the Springtime challenge.

The lovely digital stamp which I've colored with pencils is called "forget me not" and was created by artist Ching-Chou Kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps.  I love love love this stamp!  I used simple designer papers, borders and stickers to finish this simple card celebrating the spring we hope for.

Sweet Pea Stamps

Click on the sponsor's name above and visit  their site as I am so glad to Sweet Pea Stamps as my sponsor again for this challenge.  A big thank you to them.

Sweet as Honey

Lunagirl is having a challenge "Honey Bee" and I forgot to post my original sample so I am going to post the one for last week and the one for the second week of her challenge now.
This is a two-page spread journal page using images from Lunagirl.  Below are some close-ups of the journal pages

The Lunagirl Honey Bee challenge is in its second week and  this is a card I made for this week.
The jar of honey is a Stampin'  Up stamp and the bee a Lunagirl image.  The bee is on a dimensional and sits up from the front on the card.  Both backgrounds were made using stencils and acrylic paint.