Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash Challenge - image is new, but not used until now, other items from stash.
Stamp Something - doodle
Sketchy Colors - orange, turquoise, white and brown The Shabby Tea Room - scraps
Cute Daisy May - boys
Paper Take Weekly Challenge - anything goes
I thought I had another, but dummy me used the wrong layout. Oh well, maybe next time.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This is also the first time I've used buttons on a card. Now that I've started however, it won't be the last time. I also used Ranger alcohol inks on the background of the image and on the buttons to color them. (More new techniques for me.) (Maybe I've been watching too many videos on YouTube at one time.) LOL
The challenges I'm entering are:
Crafty Creations Challenge - spots and dots
Paper Cutz Challenge - 1 ribbon, 3 buttons
Secret Crafter - spring colors or stamp
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - sketch & Penny Black stamp
Squigglefly - buttons
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I've been wanting to do a birdhouse recently, but wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with it. This didn't turn out exactly how I wanted, but I think my friend will enjoy it.
I used SYI for the house, and HD for the bird, which I cut two at 2" and then cut the darker one apart and placed in areas I thought might enhance the bird. The wreath around the entrance was made with a MS punch. I pop dotted the first layer of the birdhouse and the perch.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Cute Daisy May - anything goes
The Pixie Cottage - green
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - green
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything goes
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I just had to do another gatefold card for this card. These are more images that I reduced from a coloring book. After coloring the boy and girl with my prismacolor pencils I remembered seeing a gumball machine on its own, so I got the idea to use it on the front of the card. I didn't want just a plain back showing on the inside, so I colored two, matted them both, and pop-dotted the top one so the right side of the front would slide inbetween it when closed.
The papers are more from a beautiful stack I purchased for $7.95 by K&Company with 360 pages. (What a deal!) I used the new MS pansy punch. The sentiment is done with Sweethearts and PS. I wanted more of a 3-D effect, so I punched some foamies with my "1/4" hole punch and drew a highlight mark on them for more gumballs. Of course, by now I've run out of room to put my message to my friends, so I did a hidden pocket under the picture and used a gumball as the pull.
I'm entering this card at Polka Doodles Challenge and at
Saturday, March 6, 2010
For a while I was only making easel cards, so I decided that I would learn some new designs (new for me). So this is my first, but not last, gate-fold card. I think it is such a nice way to send your message to others.
The floral paper is from K&Company's Best. It is such a beautiful backdrop for my card. The image is from a coloring book that I purchased at Target. I purchased three for $1 each and now I have a stack of new images to color, after printing them at 50% of the full size. I cut the circle on the front from Storybook, as well as the design. I colored the image with my prismacolors and gamsol.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge (buttons, bows, brads or bling) (I chose bling)
Pollycraft Monday Challenge (distressing)
Cricut Cardz Challenge (gate-fold card)