Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Crafting Forever - Housework Whenever!!!


Today's design team post for Lemon Shortbread Digital stamps was made on a 5" x 7" white card base and uses Painter Artist Girl from the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store. I will be entering her for "Anything Goes" @ the following challenges...Dare2BArtzy, Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends, Catch the Bug, Creative Fingers,  and Polkadoodles


To make the background, I used a splatter stamp set from Close To My Heart along with some Sparkle Silk from Fun Stamper's Journey. 


The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I sponged on some blue ink around the edges after cutting it apart. The holographic oval behind the artist is from a paper pack made by Die Cuts with a View. I colored her up first with Spectrum Noir markers and then layered in some depth and shading using Prismacolor Pencils. 



Until next time...



Saturday, August 4, 2018

Peaceful Spirit


Today's design team project with Happy Little Stampers is for their Christmas Challenge where the optional theme is "Sequins" this month.


This 2 piece stamp set is an oldie from Stampin' Up and I colored it with pencils on kraft cardstock. The vellum frame was added to help ground the design and draw the eye into the depth of the scene.


The iridescent sequins are meant to imitate the dreamy quality of a soft snowfall...not sure if I captured that exactly the way that I had originally intended too, but I guess not every card can be our favorite once the creative process is finished, lol. 


That's it for me today...Until next time~



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hey Hedgie!


Today's design team post with Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps using Hedgehog Leaves was a fun change of pace from summer themed cards! 


The background papers all came from Stampin' Up and the card base is a 5 x 7. Coloring was done using a mixture of Spectrum Noir markers with Prismacolor pencils over the top. Accents with a Star Dust gel pen finished everything off nicely. The light blue background was done with decorator chalk and distress ink along the edges.



Until next time~



Monday, July 23, 2018

We Make a Perfect Pear


Today's design team post for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge uses stencils, diecuts and digital stamps.


The subtle gray background was done with ink and a stencil. The pinked circle from patterned paper is a diecut as is the notebook/planner page edge to the right of the card front.


I colored the pair of pears using colored pencils and die cut it out, mounted it on black cardstock and fussy cut around it then mounted it to the card front using foam tape for a bit of dimension.


Until next time~



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Flapper Twirl Girl


Today's design team project with Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps uses the gorgeous Flapper Twirl Girl. I will also be entering her @ Southern Girls Challenge for " Tic Tac Toe" (using the middle horizontal row), @ Craftaholics R Us for "Turquoise", @ Unicorn Challenge for "Stitching Real or Faux", @ Pile it On for "Vintage/Retro" and @ Crafty Calendar for "Totally Girly".


I used a square punch to cut the patterned paper squares, die cut and layered the "amazing" and hand stamped the "you are". 


The faux stitching around the oval was done with a die cut and Distress ink was blended around the image to help with the vintage/retro look. 


I used Prismacolor pencils to color the Flapper Twirl Girl image in shades of turquoise and highlighted her jewelry with a sparkle gel pen.


The card base is a flecked and speckled ivory card stock cut to 5 x 7.



Until next time~



Monday, July 9, 2018

OWL Always Love You!


Today's design team blog post with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was a fun way to take out some stencils that were in need of love! 




First, I matched my inks to the cardstock colors and then used a feather stencil on the  sea foam background. On the kraft layer I went with the circle pattern and on the peacock blue I layered two different stencils -both the tree rings and the paint splotches.


The owl and sentiment are from a cute stamp set from CTMH and I stamped using Memento ink so that I could color with Spectrum Noir markers.


We are headed to the beach here for a few days, so.....
Until next time~




Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Jolly Holiday


Today's design team project is another Christmas card with Happy Little Stampers and this month's optional theme is SANTA!



I did some simple layering and colored the image with decorator chalks on the red part of the hat and on the beard plus clear Wink of Stella pen on the trim parts of the hat.


Simple and sweet -that's all for me today~




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sunflower Sailor Girl


Today's design team project is with Lemon Shortbread and uses their Sailor Dress Sunflower Girl digi stamp along with the sketch from Your Next Stamp. I will also be entering her @ Dragonfly Dreams for "Summer", @ Stamping Sensations for "In My Garden", @ Crafty Hazelnut for "Using Patterned Papers" and @ Country View for "In The Summer Garden".


I colored her up using one of my new favorite combinations....first I laid down the basic colors using my Spectrum Noir markers and then add the shading and details using colored pencils. I coated the "lovely" sentiment die with Glossy Accents to get that gorgeous dimension and shine.


  The patterned papers are all older- came from my stash that goes back about 10 years or so -and the banner tails are super simple to make using the Triple Banner Punch from Stampin' Up. The small white layer was run through an embossing folder and some giant sequins added the finishing touch.



Until next time~