Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik: Rose With Thorns

Here is my Inspiration piece for this week's Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook Page.

I chose Rose With Thorns and colored her with Copics.  Can you tell I love purple?

Here's a close up of the image ... Isn't she pretty?

Hope you like what I came up with and try your hand at some of Ching Chou's beautiful images that can be found in her Etsy Shop.

Have a great day!

Little Red Wagon's Birds of a Feather Challenge

This week at The Little Red Wagon, Joanne has challenged us with the "Birds of a Feather" theme.  Use birds, use feathers, play with it and incorporate the theme any way you'd like.  Check out the link to see Joanne's WONDERFUL example!

I chose this digital image from Sliekje's Digi Stamps ('3birds270') and colored them with Copics.  She has some beautifully drawn digital images that you will love.

I added some diamond Stickles to the flowers and a die from Poppy.  Super cute for springtime, I think.

Hope you have a chance to play along at The Little Red Wagon's "Birds of a Feather" challenge this week - would love to see what you come up with!  In the meantime, click on the above link and see what the other design team members have come up with.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik & Rick St. Dennis

Here's a lovely image from Ching Chou Kuik available through Sweet Pea Stamps,

The papers used are digital papers, and image is colored with Copics.  Love this new floral die, also used digital paper to cut this out.  Added a few Stickles to sparkle up her hair.

Here's a close up of the image:
I also finally put this cute Patriotic Turtle from Risk St. Dennis, MFA's Zibbet Shop onto a card.
The papers here are also digital papers, cut out and layered, along with a star border punch.
Here's a close up of the image: 

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Outlawz Challenge - Use Ribbon or Twine

Hey all ... Hope you've been doing well ... I've been on a coloring jag and have been going to town on Rick St. Dennis, MFA's beautiful images .... SO ... when this week's challenge came up with Rick being one of the sponsors, I had to jump in, even if it wasn't my week to post a design team inspiration.

So, this week at The Outlawz' Saturday's Paper ala Mode challenge, we were to use ribbon or twine.  As you can see, I have my yellow satin ribbon beneath the image panel.

This is Columbine, again, one of Rick St. Dennis' digital images found in his Zibbet shop.  She was colored with Copics, then I added a couple of tweaks of Stickles for the sparkly bits & bobs.  The papers are digital, sponged with SU's Pretty in Pink, as is the image panel.  I added some paper flowers and some pink faux pearls and Viola! it was done.

Hope you like it, and have a chance to head over to The Outlawz' Saturday Paper ala Mode Challenge too.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #278 Beachy Keen

This week over at The Little Red Wagon's Challenge #278, Heather has come up with a wonderful challenge called Beachy Keen.  Who's not tired of the cold winter, I challenge you to fess up right now!  I know I certainly am - I think after the first snowfall, I was ready for summer.

As usual, you can use any image, just stay within the heart of the theme of Beachy Keen.

I chose to use this adorable Saturated Canary image called Smokin' Hot.  Daughter is down in Florida at school, and I get totes jelly when she sends me pics of her in a bikini on the beach while I've got 2 coats on shoveling the driveway, so I think she's getting this one!

I colored the image with Copics and then added some stickles to the polka dots on her swim suit as well as the ovals to tie it in.  Glossy accents for the cherry and the heart.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The background paper is digitally created from, and is a picture of waves hitting the beach.

Hope you all have time to create something warm, summery, Beachy Keen, and post over at The Little Red Wagon!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Beautiful Peony from Ching Chou Kuik

Did this lovely digital image from Ching Chou Kuik's Etsy Shop called Peony.

Colored her with Copics and then fussy cut her out so the background paper would show more.

I added stickles to the gems in her hair and glossy accents to her sapphires.

The digi paper provider is no longer making papers, but it's a mixed media style.  The reason I fussy cut the image was so the pretty white bird would show as well as the flowers along the edges.

Hope you like.
Check out Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook page for loads more samples of people who have colored up her wonderful images!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Outlawz "Paper Piecing" Challenge for this week

This week's challenge over at The Outlawz's Saturday Paper ala Mode is PAPER PIECING.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

I chose the Girlz Bare Feet image and colored her with Copics.  I printed same image out onto the digital paper and paper pieced her dress to match the background print, and then shaded that with Copics as well.

Supplies used:
Bugaboo Digital image
Cardstock:  SU Pink Pirouette, Brocade Blue
DP:  digital paper from Etsy/Quakasue
Heart doily sponged with blue
Dies:  Poppy's Lyndon Butterfly & Elsa Butterfly (reversed each)
Flowers: Wild Orchid
Pearls for accents

Here is a close up of this cutie:

Hope you have a chance to play along in our Saturday Ala Mode Paper Piecing contest this week ... would love to see your creations. 
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Challenge #277 at The Little Red Wagon - Round and Round We Go

This week's challenge over at The Little Red Wagon is "Round and Round We Go" ... in other words, use circles, ovals, anything but a 90* right angle on your project.

I chose this adorable image from Saturated Canary, it's part of the Dad 2014 image, which has been retired.

I used my Creative Memories cutting system to cut the card on a fold and layer the next 2 pieces (DP is digital paper).  I used a doily that was sponged with Marina Mist (SU) and then cut the image out with my spellbinders circle with a scalloped mat.  The heart dies are from Memory Box.

In my case, I took everything literal with regard to "round" with the exception of the hearts. 

Head over to The Little Red Wagon and check the thumbnails to see what everyone else has come up with ... Looking forward to see what you create!

Have a great day!

Week 3 at Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook page

Here it is, week three.  For my Design Team inspiration this week at Ching Chou Kuiks Facebook page, I chose the Bones Imprint.  She's absolute lovely!

She was colored with Copics.
The background was Prismacolored pencil and gamsol with Molotow dots
all over to simulate stars.
I used some mini dots digital paper for the background, punching the top piece
with a star pattern and the bottom piece with a fence pattern.
That's a navy grosgrain ribbon on the fence panel.
Here's a close up of the image:
Don't forget the Ching Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge for February:
MUST use the image "Key to my Heart" from her Etsy Store.
Don't forget there is also a blog that you can check out for other challenges, and to see what the wonderful design team there has come up with.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes

For the All Dressed Up Challenge starting February 15th, the them is, as usual, Anything Goes - but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up's Etsy Shop.

Here's what I came up with, using Mirror, Mirror ...
I colored her with Copics and used some digital papers
along with some Stampin Up cardstock.
I embellished with some SU celery twill tape tied in knots
as well as a pink and white layered butterfly.
Here's a close up of the image:
Remember, challenges at All Dressed Up are always "Anything Goes"
but you MUST use an image from the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop.
Hope you have a chance to check out the other design team members
projects, as well as play along yourselves.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!