Thursday, October 26, 2017

acrylic block technique


I tried the acrylic block technique -- just take an acrylic block, apply some ink, spritz with water, and apply to paper.  It creates an interesting background that's sort of pre-framed.  I added an NBUS stamp from Kaisercraft, which I black embossed. The rest of the card was based on the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch. 

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Entering these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Monochromatic
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: anything goes
Rudolph Days: anything Christmas
ABC Christmas -- U is for unlimited
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #356: anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas ChallengeExtra: anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #306: Anyting Goes
Crafty Sentiments: anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #124



Friday, October 20, 2017

Easy Christmas


I'm starting to work in earnest on holiday cards. This one features a background made from alcohol inks, basically treated like watercolors (substituing rubbing alcohol for water). Basically, wet glossy paper with rubbing alchohol, put some alcohol on brush, dip in ink and apply.  To finish it off, I found some matching fibers, added a sentiment and a couple of snowflakes.

Entering these challenges:
CRAFT #438 -- Christmas
ABC Christmas -- V is for Vibrant
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #355 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #304 -- anything goes


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Monstrously fun

It's time for another challenge at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie, and this one promises a monster of a good time. How cute are these? All you have to do is make a project inspired by the cookies, and you'll be in a random draw for a prize from Limited Runs digital stamps.

My card features an image from Bugaboo. I printed it on the designer paper intending to do some paper piecing, but I decided I liked the look as is. Used gel pens to add a little detail, and the bat is a rub-on.

Entering these challenges:

Victorine Originals #13 -- Halloween
Pattie's Creations #139 --colors of autumn
Creative Inspirations #282 -- Halloween/fall
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Halloween/fall
Word Art Wednesday #304 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Kraftin'  Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes

Friday, October 6, 2017

Purple snow

I went super CAS with this card, which was inspired by the Sugar Pea Mix It Up challenge.
In fact, it's so CAS, there's really nothing else to say.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bj7JER0qa7A/WcmpG1dGSoI/AAAAAAAAHpM/OkYjt-T8LvgW-NX7m9yquXp-r8IP4cS9QCLcBGAs/s1600/21762528_10159498394705650_8117430344881561704_o.jpgEntering these challenges:
Sugar Pea Mix It UP #36 -- photo inspiration and sketch
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #353 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Christmas
ABC Christmas -- U is for unlimited
Winter Wonderland -- anythhing Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #302 -- anything goes 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The night has eyes

Halloween is in the air, and in the cookies with the latest challenge for If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. This challenge is sponsored by All Dressed Up, which has some free digis for the winner of the random draw.  Just create a project inspired by the cookies.

For the background for my card, I used the Darice goggly eye EF on black paper and sanded down some of the embossing. The tag is actually an incredibly real looking sticker. The ghost was cut from some Halloween-themed cardd-stock, and the Boo is a cool brad.

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- A Walk on the Dark Side
Double D -- Fright Night
Die-Cut Divas -- fall mood board
Kraftin' Kimmie #401  -- holiday
Word Art Wednesday #302
-- Anything Goes