Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Outlawz Paper ala Mode Some Old, Something New, Something Blue Challenge

This week over at The Outlawz' Paper ala Mode challenge, the theme is "Something Old, Something New, Something Blue", and our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.

Here is my design team inspiration piece: 

I chose to use the Aquarius Portrait image and colored her hair with blue green Copics.  The cardstock is from Stampin Up (tempting turquoise and pacific point).  I used some designer papers I've had for ages that look like water.  At the split, I added a sheer polka dot ribbon and some lace upside down (to simulate wave action).  I added a couple of dies in the same cardstock colors and some glossy accents to the image panel to simulate bubbles.

Here's a close up of the image:

I hope you like her and have a chance to head over to The Outlawz and play along with our SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BLUE challenge and see what the other lovely design team members came up with.  Remember, there are challenges at The Outlawz for every day of the week.
Have a wonderfully blessed week!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Little Red Wagon #285 Challenge - Travelogue

This week over at Little Red Wagon, Heather has challenged us to make a project with the theme "Travelogue" - make a project that is inspired by another country, whether it's where you've travelled or wish to travel in the future, or just are inspired by another country.

My first thought was Paris, I don't know why ... but I got this beautiful digital paper from Blossom Paper Art on Etsy.  That was my first step.  Usually I'll pick the image first and let it speak to me - this time, I went the other way around.  I chose this gorgeous image from A Day For Daisies called Tiny Fashionable Present (recognize the wrapping? I'm sure Paris has a Tiffany's, no?)
I colored her with Copics and used my handy dandy Creative Memories oval cutting system because the other oval dies just didn't fit her.  I sponged the edges of all the layers with SU's melon mambo and used melon mambo and saffron cardstock.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the pretty oval beaded embellishment.  The center flower is from one of their build a flower kits.  I added some diamond Stickles to the brad and pushed down a pearl so the sparkle would show around the edges.  This beautiful satin polka dot ribbon finished off the card.

Here's a close up of the colored image.
I hope you like my contribution to the Travelogue challenge over at Little Red Wagon and have a chance to head over there to see all the other design team members' projects, as well as have a chance to play along yourself.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tears in Wind by Ching Chou Kuik

Here is my Facebook DT inspiration piece for this week ...

She's called Tears in Wind, and can be found in Ching Chou Kuik's Etsy Shop.
I colored this beauty with Copics and used dark blue streaks for the background, then came in with a BG000 to fade and muddle the sky.
The DP's are a combination of digital and regular designer papers.  For the circled paper, I added some diamond Stickles to a few of the dots randomly, as I did for the 'pearls' in her hair.
I sponged the doily with some SU wisteria ink, as I did the edges of the DP and the image panel.
Finally, I added some pretty flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Here's a close up of the image:
Hope you enjoy her, and have a chance to check out both the Ching Chou Kuik Facebook page, as well as the Ching Chou Kuik blog for more beautiful samples and some fun challenges.


Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ching Chou Kuik Facebook inspiration

Here is my Ching Chou Kuik Facebook DT inspiration piece for this week, using Purple Iris.

I love the color combination of purples and blue-greens/teals, so I kept her in purple and decorated all the rest with the blue-greens.  All papers are digital.  I added some diamond Stickles to the image and overlapping off the edge.  I sponged the edge of the purple circled ribbon with turquoise.

Here's a close up of the image itself:

Head over to Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook page to see more delightfully colored images, as well as the Ching Chou Kuik blog.

Have a wonderful day!

Some Rick St. Dennis images

I've been doing up a few more of the beautiful digital images from Rick St. Dennis that can be found in his Zibbet shop.

(I like this color combo WAY better!)
Love the way the blue turned out, but the grey gloves were a mistake, as were the baubles.
Hope you enjoyed them.
I always love reading your comments.
Have a WONDERFUL day!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #284 - Spring is in the Air

It was my turn this week to host Little Red Wagon's challenge, and because it's finally starting to get warm out, I chose the theme "Spring is in the Air" ... My crocuses are already up and the stalks of my daffodils and tulips are sprouting up, so it's just a matter of time.

I chose a beautiful image drawn by Tiffany of Tiffany Doodles Stamps with Copics.

The cardstock is from Stampin Up (garden green and burgundy).  The designer paper is digital paper that I sponged the edges with burgundy ink.  I used a pretty set of dies from Elizabeth Craft design to punch the flower in the corner, keeping it a bit subtle.  The pretty lace is from a pack of Martha Stewart lace.

For the image panel, I also sponged the edge with burgundy and added some rhinestones to opposite corners, then used a slot punch to thread the pretty cream satin ribbon through.

I hope this card puts you in mind of spring, and that you're able to play along with the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon - Spring is in the Air.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge 283 "Call the Vet"

This week over at Little Red Wagon, Susie's theme is "Call the Vet" ... use an animal or animal print. 

I'm in need of an Easter card, so I used this Saturated Canary image (Easter Dress) that included a cute little bunny.  The image was colored with Copics.  I added some crocheted lace and yellow ribbon, then some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here's a close up of the colored image:

I hope you get a chance to play along over at the Little Red Wagon's challenge and show us what you have related to animals.

Have a wonderful day - And have a Blessed Easter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Little Red Wagon You're a Star

This week over at Little Red Wagon, Carolyn is challenging us with the theme "You're a Star!".

I chose this image from Ching Chou Kuik called Sinking Moon.
The image was colored with Copics, and I added some liquid pearls to her hair and some diamond Stickles for a few stars in the sky.
Since she's a mermaid, I used some digital water designer paper, and added a strip of 2 layered digi paper with burlap and overlay of stars.
The 3 stars are chipboard that I painted with metallic gold then stamped with a script image.

Here's a close up of the colored image.

I hope you like it, and have a chance to head over to Little Red Wagon and play along this week with the theme of using stars in some form or another.
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rick St. Dennis' Randi Dandi images

Love the way the hair turned out on this cute digital image called Astarra.  She is available in rubber or digital stamp at I Brake For Stamps.

She was colored with Copics and I used V04, BG04,BG02 for her hair.
Isn't it festive?
Here are some more of the Randi Dandi images all colored up ... Haven't put these on cards yet ....
Head over to I Brake For Stamps and look up Rick St. Dennis' stamps, rubber and digital ... lots of cute ones!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge - Ribbon, Twine or String

This week over at Little Red Wagon, Tracy has us "All Tied Up" ... in other words, use ribbon, twine or bows on your projects ... As always, it's ANYTHING GOES otherwise.

I used this adorable image from Saturated Canary called Book Club, because I love to read, read, read.
I colored her with Copics.
The background paper is a script digital paper.
I used both twine wrapped around the layer, as well as a ribbon/bow.
Some pretty floral embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts to finish it off.
Here's a close up of the image:
Hope you have time to check out the Little Red Wagon's weekly challenge, using some Ribbon, twine or bows, as well as checking out all the other beautiful creations made by the Design Team.
Have a wonderful day!