Friday, July 20, 2018

Bikini time

Here's a summertime card featuring some fun images from Scribbles Designs. One thing I like about Scribbles is that so many of the images are perfect for paper-piecing, like this bikini.
I used the current Sketch Saturday layout, substituting one beach ball and one bottle of sunscreen for the multiples on the sketch.
This card is entered into these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #522
Scribbles Designs #67 -- Fun in the Sun
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Crafting By Designs -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #344 -- anything goes

Thursday, July 19, 2018

To infinity, and beyond


Here's a quick, fun card using an image from Bugaboo. I added a fitting sentiment on the bottom of the panel. The image is colored in pencils, with Wink of Stella adding sparkle to the stars.  I also used Wink of Stella on the wooden star embellishment -- worked like a charm and basically dried instantly. For the background, I found some space-themed patterned paper (that's Saturn in the upper right corner). The layout here is the current Stella Sketch from Bugaboo.

This card is for these challenges:
Catch the Bug -- use patriotic colors
Stella Says Sketch #612 -- used layout
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- add some sparkle
Crafty Sentiments -- add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #344 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1828 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas in July


This snowman would surely melt outside right now, but it's Christmas in July at the PINspirational Challenge #220. That a look at this inspiration photo, then cool down by making a Christmas card or two. You'll be glad come December, and you will be entered in a draw from a gift certificate to Pattie's Creations digi stamps.
I used a snowman from Pattie's Creations for my card. The image is colored in pencils, with sparkle added to the snowy elements with white Wink of Stella. The embellies include itty-bitty buttons and Glossy Accents on the tiny heart.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Shopping our Stash #362 - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Add a little sparkle
Crafty Sentiments -- include a sentiment
Winter Wonderland -- Simply Snowmen
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #394 --  anything Christmas
Crafting Fron the Heart #215-- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #342 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Butterfly jar





     It is way too hot to think about running around chasing butterflies, but this image from Scribbles Designs makes it look like fun (as long as you let the butterflies back out, of course).
     This card uses the Stella Says Sketch layout from Bugaboo, and is also based on the current Buttterfly Wheel at The Butterfly Challenge.  The wheel is based on W this go-round, and I chose the color wisteria and washi tape for my card.
      I've had ths set of butterfly-themed washi tape for ages, and I used it to the max here, including the sentiment strip and the little flags on the side of the image. (I actually folded the tape over to make tabs, which added a little dimension that cuase that awful reflection in the photo.)  The image is colored with pencils.

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #103 -- wisteria and washi
Catch the Bug -- Stella Says Sketch#612
Catch the Bug -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #342 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Summer Fun
Scribbles Designs -- anything goes
Crafting By Designs -- anything goes
Pamme's Inky Pinkies #1827 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ornamental


     I have really fallen behind on my Christmas card goal, but this week I finally made one. This features a technique I saw on SCS recently. Basically, you die-cut an item and cut the negative into a strip to create a column of color.  I think you can probably figure out what I did easier than I could explain it.
     The die I used is a Sizzix tag tie that looks like an ornament to me.  I used snippets of red and green and added a line of sequins along the center of each ornament. However, my red sequins are flat and the green ones are not, so the look is a little inconsistent. 
      This is a fairly quick and easy technique that I might use to make more cards. However, I think the strip looks a little wide so I may do some adjustments.

This card is for these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #393 -- anything Christmas
Crafty Sentiments -- Christmas in July
Pixie's Snippet Playground #330 -- use snippets
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1827 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #342 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wish I were there


     The new PINspirational Challenge is taking us to the beach. The prize is offered by Elisabeth Bell, who created the sweet image used on my card. To get into the random draw for a gift certifcate to her shop, all you have to do is create a project (doesn't have to be a card) inspired by the photo.

     Because the image is so cute, I wanted to highlight it and keep the rest of the card CAS.  The image is watercolored with Distress Inks (with the skin tones in pencil). For the background, I just did a quick watercolor wash.

This card is for these challenges
The Paper Shelter #345 -- use a digi image
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge -- July
Word Art Wednesday #340 -- anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations -- anything goes
Crafts Galore -- anything goes


Monday, July 2, 2018

Dance in the Rain


     I  finally put ink to this lovely stamp I picked up on clearance so many months ago I don't really remember when. The inspiration for this activity was the current Butterfly challenge. The current "wheel of choices" all start with the letter V.  I went with violet and vintage. The image already had a vintage feel, which I highlight with some crocheted lace and silver butterfly charm that looks sort of antique.
This card is for these challenges:
Butterfly #102 -- vintage and violet
Crafting From the Heart #213 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #340 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #49 -- anything goes