Sunday, September 26, 2010

A little fairy dust

This month's SmART Words Challenge is the word "juvenile," which SmArt Works owner Susan said could refer either to a card featuring a child or a card intended for a child.

What little girl doesn't love fairies, so this card is designed with a little girl in mind. Lots of delicate pastels, and glittery fairy wings should appeal to girls.

Stamps are from Faerie Song. I colored the flower fairy with pencils and OMS, and used a spica pen to add glitter to her wings. All the papers are from Cosmos Cricket. Stacked a couple of Prima flowers and attached them with a mini brad -- you have to imagine the fairy dust yourself.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pastel paradise

This week's colors for the Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge (OTWC26) are lovely sherbet pastels. Love them, because they are such happy colors. You can see the inspiration photo below.

The butterfly is an old A Muse stamp. The colors are SU Yoyo Yyellow and Rose Romance, and a light blue from a Colorbox pigment set. I found grosgrain ribbon that matched pretty closely as an accent. With the pretty colors, I wanted to keep it simple.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Favorite color combo

This week's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge (OTWC25) is one of my all-time favorite color combos -- pink and gray. Kim added a little twist by using an inspiration photo that has both a pale pink and a darker, rosier pink. (See below).

Thematic inspiration comes from this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge (EIC106) shop, Pegasus Maiden, which is the place to go for stunning hair accessories that feature feathers. They are all simply beautiful, but I chose this lovely, delicate dusty rose one as my inspiration.

In honor of Pegasus Maiden, I stamped feathers (from SmArtWorks) with Versamark on both the gray and pale pink layers. The bird stamp is from Inkadinkadoo, stamped in SU Rose Romance. And how perfect was it to find that bit of two-tone pink-gray ribbon I have been holding onto for ages.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

doggone it.

I was working on several challenges with this card, and intended to do the colors for this week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge (OTWC24). Unfortnately, I relied on memory -- I knew it was a corally orange and a blue, and went with a light blue. So, just pretend the background is actually navy blue (or as my neighbors might say, think Auburn U. colors).

The inspiration photo for the OTWC challenge is to the right:

Both of the stamps are from grab bags, so I'm not entirely positive where either comes from. I think the hydrant is DRS and the dogs might be Viva las Vegas. The ink is SU cameo coral. I also used a piercing tool, Swiss Dot embossing folder, mini brads and twine.

Sketch is from last week's SCS sketch. Theme was this week's MMTPT.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rose among thorns

It has been busy, busy, busy for me. Looks like it took a 3-day weekend for me to finally make it to my stamping supplies. I combined several challenges to take advantage of the rare stamping opportunity.

The colors are inspired by this week's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge, OTWC23. As you can see the inspiration photo, the colors were deep red, a medium blue and black. I'm finally learning how to handle color challenges -- my first impulse is always to use LOTS of each color, and that hardly ever works. This is a less is more kind of challenge.

The image is inspired by this week's Etsy Inspired store, Glamasaurus, which features unique jewelry -- some fun, some vintage, some glamorous. My card for EIC104 was inspired by these rose ear studs.

The sketch is CPS sketch #183. The actual sketch features lots and lots of horizontal lines, but I pared it down to the 4 lines of sentiment and two lines of ribbon. Less was more, here, too.

Rose stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. Sentiment is an old one from SU that I've been using a lot lately, cause I like the thought behind it. Accessories include white eyelets and thin silk ribbon.