Sunday, March 29, 2015

Challenge #108 -'Silhouette"

I just love working with black and white so "Silhouette" fits me perfectly.  However, I am still on my road trip and didn't know what I was going to do without my designer paper. (I have a whole pack that is nothing but black and white- at home!).  By chance my hubby and I went to a restaurant in Alabama that is called 50 Taters.  By chance our food was served in a basket with black and white parchment type paper.   When hubby got up to pay the bill I asked him to request a clean sheet.  He was given a big sheet of the paper and now I have enough to make a couple of cards.  My image is from Floppy Latte which can be found on my sponsor's site, Stitchey Bear Outlet.
Thanks to our sponsor for providing digital images by Floppy Latte to our DT I chose this lovely fairy silhouette to work with.  I sized it and printed the digital PNG file onto mystical paper by itKuPiLLi and adhered this image to cardstock.  I stamped my sentiment by Penny Black onto another paper by itKuPiLLi.  I added a die cut from my stash for a border and distressed the edges a bit.
For my card I used Stitchy Bear Stamps Outlet Silhouettes fairy moon by Floppy Latte, printing directly on to a piece of Papermania Persimmon Collection 'reminiscent of a bygone era paper', also printing the quote on to a tag from that collection, embossing this with clear embossing powder. A few stars and the little black flower with gem were added.
For the first week of Silhouettes, I used a digital image called Fairy Moon and you can find it at Stitchy Bear Stamps Outlet.I layered it on two scrapbook papers and added some red fabric roses, a couple of ribbons, pearls and crystals. The sentiment expresses what fairies inspire us: dream. Have an inspiring week and keep playing along with us!
For the first week of the Silhouettes challenge I used this lovely image, from Stitchy Bear Outlet.  I have a friend that love Black anything so I'm using this for her Easter card, hope she likes it. I cut the circle in the patterned paper smaller than the scalloped edge so some of the paper frames the image.

Thanks to Stitchey Bear Outlet for sponsoring this challenge.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lunagirl's Challenge

Lunagirl is still holding its "Flappers" challenge.  Below is a card I made for the challenge.

When we go camping in the motorhome I usually takes loads of craft supplies.  However, this time I forgot all my supplies except a couple pieces of designer paper and my acrylic paints.

To make this background I used a paper I had cleaned my brayer on.  I liked the colors so I then stenciled on top of it.  I used some ric-rack that I found at a local Wal-Mart store.

The background now looks like a wild retro 1920's background.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Another Art Journal Page

Here is another page from my art journal.  A Crafter's Workshop was used as a base for my lady and then I made changes especially to her hair.  The words on the top say "I am not afraid, I was born to do this"


A Spring Card

Here is a little Spring card using Gecko Galz Easter Chicks. Washi tape was used in the back of the image as part of a mat.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Second Week of "Garden" Challenge

I am so pleased to see such great entries so far for the "In the Garden" challenge.  Below are some additional pieces of inspiration created by the Design Team.
I used the Beary Happy Bloom image created by Kaz Krataz on the Stitchey Bear Outlet site.  It is colored with Copic markers.  As embellishment I used a piece of ric-rack and a snail sticker.
Our design team was lucky to get some fun digital images to work with and this week I chose an image from the designer Kaz Kraftz.  The background designer paper on my card stock is by Lunagirl. I printed the Kaz Kraftz digital image onto designer paper by Gecko Galz.  I colored the digi ant with colored pencils, cut that paper to size and adhered it to the background paper.  I added the butterfly border on two sides and a little flower sticker at the bottom.
For the second week of “In the garden”,  I used the Stitchy Bear Outlet stamps BB Kakes 'garden me' digital image kindly provided by our sponsor. I colored it with pencils and layered it on a cardstock and then on a scrapbook paper. I added some fabric flowers, a butterfly, a lovely ribbon and sentiment. Spring is an adorable season. Enjoy it!  Have a flowered week and keep playing along with us!  See you!
For the second week of the In The Garden Challenge I chose this cute little girl from Stitchy Bear Outlet who is ready to get to the garden. So far we can't get to our gardens yet as all the snow has not melted and for some spots it might be a while since we are still below freezing, but it's good for the Maple Syrup. I found a cute sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge that I thought would work perfect for this image I added the die cut flowers to match the ones on her hat. The patterned paper is from the Green Stack from DCWV.
I've made an Easter card using a piece of Pink petticoat Wild Blossoms paper for the background with a striped band across the middle (an offcut from some paper that came with a magazine). I die cut the Stitchy Bear Kaz Kraftz 'beary happy bloom', kindly supplied by the sponsor, having coloured with Chameleon pens. I lightly brushed the edges of the die cut with victorian velvet distress ink before removing from the die. The Happy Easter ribbon and the eggs were originally from Poundland, quite a while ago.

Don't forget to visit my sponsor Stitchey Bear Outlet for a great inventory of digital stamps.  You can enter this challenge by following the shortcut at the top of the page.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lunagirl's "Flappers" Challengeuall

Lunagirl Moonbeams have just started their challenge "Flappers".  This is my card of inspiration.  I love this little image and the color which will pop on any card.  The numbers down the side is  Washi tape.  I chose the numbers as you usually count out the beats when beginning to learn to dance. The background is a page from a book.  The sentiment is by Stampin' Up.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Different Type of Card

I thought I would try my hand at making a Fold-down Gate Card.  I  made this one using Lunagirl Asian images.  The pictures below show the card closed, the fold-down top open and finally with the inside with the "gate" open.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Challelnge #107- "In the Garden"

Now that Spring is finally here, let's focus on the garden.  The theme allows for numerous images.  You can enter something pertaining to preparing the garden, the results of having a garden like veggies and flowers, or you can enter a garden atmosphere.

Let's see what the Design Team has prepared for you.

I chose this garden image from Stitchey Bear Stamps of a watering can and work gloves.  After the image was colored with Copic markers, I placed it on top of some flower stickers.  The card is simple but effective as it plays up the image and makes it pop.
As some of us welcome spring a lot of folks are thinking about getting in the garden.  My first DT piece features a digital image graciously provided by our challenge sponsor Stitchy Bear Stamps, the digital image was created by artist BB Kakes.  I printed the digital image onto one of the Victorian Garden digital designer papers by Gecko Galz and then colored it with pencils.  I cut that out and arranged it on card stock, adding brightly colored laces and a butterfly. I hope you will play along!
I love Spring. It's a vibrant season and as Ralph Waldo Emerson said "Earth laughs in flowers".Here is still Summer and it is the hottest we have ever faced. Spring reminds me of gardens which is our new challenge. For our first week, I chose an image called Beary Happy Bloom kindly supplied by our sponsor Stitchy Bear. I colored it with pencils and layered it onto two scrapbook papers.Then I added a blue lace, some pearls, a butterfy and an adorable sentiment which expresses what I think of gardens: they are wonderful. Hope you play along with us!  Have a magical week
For my card I used the Stitchy Bear Outlet stamps BB Kakes 'garden me' digital image kindly provided by the sponsor, colouring with Chameleon pens. Easter papers and ribbons saved from a couple of years ago.
For the first week of the challenge In the Garden I chose Beart Happy Bloom from Kaz Kraftz. I thought it would make a really cute Hello or feel better card. Coloured with copics and cut with spellbinders oval dies, the patterned paper was just loose in the paper file and I have no idea where it was from but it matched perfect. Finished with Hello punched with the oval punches and three rhinestones to fill in the empty space. I hope you can join us for the In the Garden challenge.
Challenge is sponsored by Stitchey Bear Outlet
Please visit the site of my sponsor and see if there are some images you can use.   For a shortcut, just click on their name above.

In the Garden

"In the Garden" is the March Customer Challenge at Gecko Galz and this is one of my samples.

Both the background and main image are from Gecko Galz.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gelli on Gelli and Then Some

There are times when I just don't know when to quit.  The first picture below shows my Art Journal Book with a Gelli print on both pages.  At first I felt like they really didn't go together except for coloring. 

I decided to try and fix the fact that one seemed more of a ghost print of the other.  I added some little houses made with the Tim Holtz dies and using a Gelli print I had made a couple of months ago.  After they were added, I found that I wasn't finish so on came the images from Whatsnot 2 on Mischief Circus.  Well, I must be finished as I don't know what else to do!
Below are some additional close-up pictures of the various elements.
 A woman from the 40's has lost her face behind the glasses.
A dog carries the balloons for the party.
A bird sits on the roof of a house. 

A woman looks out the window at the dog with balloons.
I hope these two pages gave you a little laugh today.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"In the Kitchen" is my challenge theme.

A shortcut to my current challenge announcement can be found at the top of my sidebar.  I would love to have you enter a project with this theme.  You can include food / drink as well as kitchen item or appliances in your entry. 

Hopefully the Design Team will inspire you to put in an entry.
I treated the Dusty Bear image a little differently this time.  I paper pieced the image by using a piece of wrapping paper that looked  perfectly for an apron.  I added a sentiment created on the computer.
Week 2 of In The Kitchen I used this super sweet image from Stitchy Bear Digitals, I just finished watching Master chef Junior and those kids 8 to 13 were just awesome at cooking it sure made me envious. I used another piece of the Kitchen paper pad this time I used the green and yellow colours that are in it for the accent colours on the card (didn't want to do another pink card, LOL) I used the square die and lacy square die to cut the image and the layer. Picked up the yellow with the ribbon. I will computer generate a sentiment when I figure one out, until then it will remain blank. \\
Here is another cute digital image provided by our sponsor Stitchy Bear,  I printed the little chef and colored him with pencils.  The first background paper is from my stash but the sunburst is by McMahon Five.  I used some stick on letters for the sentiment and punched a heart with my heart punch to finish the piece.
For the second week of In the Kitchen, I used a digi called A la mode. You can find it at Stitchey Bear Outlet. I colored my lovely image with watercolor pencils and layered it on a scrapbook paper.Then, I added a trim, some cup cakes buttons and a canvas sticker.Hope you play along with us. Have a magical week
For my card I used the Stitchy Bear ala mode image, kindly supplied by the sponsor. I coloured with spectrum noir pens, cut round the image and mounted on to torn pieces of Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique papers, then on to the background paper. The sentiments were generated on my Dymo letratag.

A special thank you goes to Stitchey Bear Outlet for sponsoring this challenge.

Lunagirl Goes Botanical Moonbeams are going botanical this week as they create items for the theme "Fruits and Flowers". This is such an easy theme and the Design Team would love to see what you can create with this theme.  Below is my piece of inspiration.
My card uses one of the beautiful Lunagirl floral images.  I printed it three times and then cut two of the images apart and put them on back of the first image with dimensionals so the flower would have a 3D effect.  A couple of the leaves were done the same way.  The sentiment is by Stampin' Up.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Chalalenge #106 - "In the Kitchen"

The Design Team thought they would have a theme that might peak your interest;  it is "In the Kitchen".  What can you use for your entry.  There is the cook, recipe books, cooked food, utensils, and fresh vegetables.  Take a look through your stash and see if you don't have something you can use and join in on the fun.  Let's see what the DT created.
For that kitchen look I used a designer paper that resembled tile that you might see in a home kitchen or a diner.  It is accented with black cardstock.  The image is from Stitchey Bear Outlet.  At the side of the image are the words "MM...good"

For the first week of "In the Kitchen", I  used  an image called “What’s cookin” and it was kindly supplied by our sponsor Stitchey Bear Stamps. I colored it with watercolor pencils and outlined with a black pen. For the background I used a scrapbook paper and a cardstock. I adorned my card with a trim, some fabric pots and a cup. The sentiment is made of fabric too. Have a magical and keep playing along with us!
Back with a new challenge for the next two weeks...In the Kitchen. I chose this sweet little girl image serving a banana split...yummy although haven't had one since 1967. I have a 12 X 12 pad of just kitchen paper left over from when I was doing 4 X 6 recipe card swaps and cut ta Nellie Snellen  scalloped oval in it to layer over the image that I cut with a smaller oval and the pink base shows through. ( a technique I was taught at a Stamp Art class) I used the off cut on the inside. the sponsor is Stitchy Bear Outlet.
for my creation i used a very cute stitchy bear digital stamp called "tea time" to make a recipe pocket. i started with a library card pocket.  i covered it in two different papers from the background fairy   I adhered those to the pocket and added a border and a heart punched from one of the two papers. i colored the digital stamp with colored pencils and cut it out and added it to the pocket.  my final step was adding some words and putting a recipe into the pocket.

I used the Stitchy Bear In the Kitchen apple pie image,kindly supplied by the sponsor, colouring with Chameleon pens. The main background paper is from Basic Grey offbeat paper pad and the other pieces are from my offcuts box.

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