Thursday, June 30, 2011

Way to Use It Challenge WT 329 - Something Old, Something New

Today over at the Ways to Use It forum over at Splitcoaststampers, Hannah has a wonderful challenge for us ...

Something Old ... Something New

These are so fun because I force myself to use stuff I've had forever that has been shoved aside to make room for the fancy new stuff.  (Shame on me!)
I just downloaded this wonderful digital image from A Day For Daisies yesterday and colored her with Copics.  I used my old Creative Memories cutting system for the oval (can you say 10 years?) and left the butterflies "out of the box".  Another oldie is the designer paper - has to be at least a couple of years old.  I kept the colors in Not Quite Navy, Bashful and Pretty in Pink.  I stamped a couple of flourishes in NQN on the designer paper and finished with a Stampin Up sentiment oval punched & matted on a Pretty in Pink scalloped oval punch.  The image and sentiment are popped up for dimension.  Finished off with some clear glitter gel pen lining the strings and a pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks Hannah - Great challenge!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge - There was a Little Girl

Today over at Stamps R Us, the "There Was a Little Girl" challenge is being sponsored by A Day For Daisies digital images.  OMYGOSH!  Tammy Thompson, the artist, has some beautiful delicate images.

For this challenge, I used the Little Nymph image and colored her with Copics.  I added some diamond Stickles to her wings and some sponged clouds before cutting out with one of the Labels dies from Spellbinders.  Below that, I used another label die with some Paper Trey designer paper & stenciled/sponged/embossed the edges before popping up for dimension.  All designer papers are from Paper Trey's Guide Lines pack, which I'm hoarding, lol.  I used garden green and Pale Plum cardstock before finishing off with some green satin ribbon and some pale green pearls.
Whatcha Think?

While I was at it, I also made a couple of other cards using the A Day for Daisies digital images.

I keep going back there every day to pick out more and more, lol.
Both of these were colored with Copics as well.  I added some diamond Stickles to the Pixie's wings.  Basic Grey designer paper on the card on left while I used the same Guide Lines papers from Paper Trey for the one on the right.

These were so yummy to color up.  I have 4 others colored that need to find their way into a card, so expect to see a few more later this week.

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Have a great day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Day for Daisies Challenge #21

This week over at A Day For Daisies, the challenge is to create a project using pastels, the kicker is No Pink!  She's offering this freebie image of Sleeping Flower to participators.

I colored this darling image with Copics.  Those wings are shades of Violet, I promise!  It was really hard to keep this whole thing pastel-colored.  I kept wanting to reach for a color that would pop, lol, but I kept true to the challenge by using saffron and celery cardstock and an old designer paper from K&C of daisies.  Finished off with some celery twill ribbon, celery flourishes and some pale green pearls.

I'm loving these delicate images, I'm telling you!
Hope you enjoy! Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Playing with Tiffany Doodles images

Just having some fun with some Tiffany Doodles digital images. 

I wanted to make a masculine card with this fox, so kept the embellishments to a minimum.  The fox was colored with Copics and then "out of the box" cut so the upper part was outside the suede mat underneath.  Card base is garden green with suede mat & unkown designer paper.  For the 2 vertical strips, I used some Stampin Up designer paper & matted onto suede.  The sentiment is computer generated and circle punched.  Image & sentiment panels were sponged with Antique Linen from Tim Holtz and popped up on dimentionals.

This next card has another image from Tiffany Doodles, the Unicorn.  I also colored him with Copics and then added some sponged clouds using Bashful Blue.  The designer paper is from Stampin Up.  Base is vanilla with artichoke mats.  Around the designer base I added 2 strips of blue grosgrain ribbon.  I finished it off by adding a vanilla flourish dotted with some blue liquid pearls.  The sentiment was computer generated directly to the image panel.

Love to hear what you think, so please
drop me some comments.
Have a great day!

2 Sisters Challenge - #45 Fairies

Today's challenge over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is to create a project using fairies.  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring.  The dilemma here is which fairy to choose ...

I chose the Cynthia "I Love You This Much" digital image found at The Stamping Boutique because I haven't used her for awhile.

I colored her with Copics then added some yellow Stickles before cutting her out.  She's popped up for dimension.  I used the Stampin Up sentiment 'sparkle' and added some yellow Stickles around the perimeter after punching with the oval punch and matting on red scalloped oval.  The sentiment is popped up for dimension as well.  The designer paper is from Stampin Up.  I flipped the horizontal strip over from the blue flowered paper and tied a red stitched grosgrain ribbon. 

A simple card, yet I think it highlights this Cynthia. 
What do you think?
Love to hear your comments!
Have a great day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Picnic Basket by The Stamping Boutique

I don't know about you, but we like to do picnics in the summer.  Loved this new Basket as soon as I saw it at The Stamping Boutique.

Colored this digital image with Copics.  Orange base and dp have chocolate mats.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up that I cut with a Spellbinders long oval die.  The image panel has rounded top corners.  Finished off with some chocolate satin ribbon threaded through the slots of the sentiment panel.

I'm presenting this to the following challenges:

 Anything Goes Challenge #43 - "Here Comes Summer"
Bearly Mine - Summer challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ways to Use It - Challenge WT328 - No White Cardstock

Today is my turn to present the challenge over at the Splitcoast Stampers' Ways to Use it Challenge.  I've been on a bit of a kraft kick lately, so I figured it hasn't been done for a long while, lets roll with it.

I actually made two cards for the challenge - couldn't pick just one, so I went with this duo.  Both are digital images from A Day for Daisies.  Oh my, where has this company been?  I love all the beautiful delicate images Tammy has over at ADFD.  Be sure to check her site out for some beautiful images.
For the card on the left, I used the Fairy Dress #7, printed onto Kraft and colored with Copics.  To finish it off, I added some diamond Stickles to the wings and her sash, a rippled ribbon of seam binding and a computer generated sentiment die cut with one of the Nesties labels.

My second card used the Twinkle Freebie as well as the Starsleeper Sentiment printed onto Kraft.  This time, however, I colored the image with Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol.  Added some yellow glitter gel pen to the stars in the sky and the moons on his jammies then some Glossy Accents to the moon.  Finished off with some saffron flourishes and grosgrain ribbon.

Hope you enjoy ... Head over to Splitcoast Stampers' Ways to Use it challenge to see all the lovely cards that were created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Stamping Boutique's Challenge #9 - No Designer Paper

This week's challenge over at The Stamping Boutique is to create a project using absolutely NO manufactured/purchased Designer Paper.  You can make some up as I've done here.
My "designer paper" was made using the digital image from The Stamping Boutique of a spool of thread - you'll find it under the Cynthia Collection.  After I colored all these randomly placed spools of thread with my Copics, I brushed the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye then ran it through the Stampin Up Lattice embossing folder.

The image was colored with Copics, then I added some Glossy Accents to the wings, 'shroom and needle, as well as some yellow Stickles to the sparkles.

I love creating my own designer paper from images or stamps I have 'laying around'.

Head over to The Stamping Boutique Store to see what other fun images Tracey has.

Hope you have a chance to play in this challenge.  Remember, it runs for 2 weeks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday - Fun in the Sun!

The Stamping Boutique is one of the sponsors today over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - where the theme is Summer Fun!

Ever see Grease with Travolta & Newton-John.  Don't know why but as soon as I saw the challenge, "Summer Lovin'" has been playing over & over in my mind ... But that's neither here nor there, lol ... Just an FYI.

I chose the Summer Laundry Line from The Stamping Boutique and colored it with Copics.  I then added some sponged clouds. 

The paper layers are from Stampin' Up and layered them with real red or navy.  The sentiment is computer generated, word window punched then matted on label of navy.  Finished off with some bubble corners and some red distressed Stickles.

Oh man, do I ever wish I was at the beach today ... Overcast & muggy, but not worth lugging stuff there for it to rain & come back.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tiffany Doodles new release - Check out CDAC


Today, Tiffany Richards of Tiffany Doodles is hosting the Color Challenge over at CDAC, or Crafters Digital Art Center. 

~ Shades of Blue ~

Tiffany is offering this wonderful sailboat image for FREE for those participating in today's color challenge at CDAC only.  Can you say "Exclusive" ?

I colored the image with Copics.  I used a Spellbinders label die for the image and a cloud die from My Favorite things.  After cutting out the clouds, I ran them through the swiss dots embossing folder and then sponged the edges with bashful blue. 

The sentiment is computer generated.  I used some designer paper from the Stampin Up Blueberry Crisp paper pack.  The strip across the bottom is supposed to mimic a watery horizon.  I finished with a flourish of white cut from a Sizzix flourish die and some pale blue pearls.

I think this card is perfect for any guy, don't you?  Head over to CDAC to participate in the challenge!

I always love to hear your comments,

Ways to Use it Challenge WT327 - Viva La Vellum

Today over at Splitcoast Stampers, in the Ways to Use it Challenge, Toni from the Ways to Use It Challenge team is asking us to use Vellum in our projects.  Love it!  I never grab my vellum unless I'm specifically asked to use it.

I stamped this verse from Our Daily Bread onto a piece of printed vellum from Stampin Up.  I then used a Spellbinders die to cut out and then stencil the edges with Tea Dye.  I went fairly light, so not sure if it's showing up.  I then mounted the vellum on a piece of saffron cardstock cut through the same die, attaching with gold brads and then popping up for dimension. 

The card base is saffron with garden green then Basic Grey's Boxer designer paper.  The corner triangles are from same paper pack, matted with saffron.  I didn't want too much else distracting from the verse, so I just popped on some flowers and called it a day. 

I love the way vellum looks on a card - WHY don't I use it more, again?  I forget.

I appreciate your stopping by.
While you're here, be so kind as to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Tuesday Throwdown!

Today is the one year anniversary of the challenge blog

Lucky for The Stamping Boutique, they're one of the sponsor's for this week's challenge.

I chose this bursting birthday cake by The Stamping Boutique and colored it with Copics.  I finished it off with some Stickles: cotton candy, yellow and orange. 

Congratulations, Tuesday Throwdown, for your successful year of challenges.  Hoping you have many more!  Keep up the good work.

Image:  The Stamping Boutique's Cake from the Birthday Series
Papers: chocolate chip, pink pirouette, Stampin' Up designer papers
Ink:  Pretty in Pink to edge the image panel
Accessories:  Copics: R00-20-22-24, Y00-11-15-17, YR09
Embellishments: pink ribbon, Stickles in yellow, orange, cotton candy

Head over to Tuesday Throwdown to see all the other celebration cards!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Today's challenge at Stamps R Us - Sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Lou

Today's sponsor over at Stamps R Us is Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

The theme for this challenge was 1 - 2 - 3
1 - image
2 - different designer papers
3 - embellishments

I chose this cute little lady bug and colored her in with Copics.  I used 2 different Stampin' Up papers and 3 red brads for my embellishments.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched with a Stampin Up label punch which I then matted on a red label punched with same SU punch.

Take a gander at the lovely images that Louby Loo has and link up a card to the Stamps R Us blog.  The challenge runs for 2 weeks, so you've got plenty of time.

Thanks for stopping by!
Would love to hear your comments.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Releases from Tiffany Doodles - Golf Cart & Fishing Set

Today, Tiffany Doodles released 2 new sets - PERFECT for that special guy in your life.

This first card I made using the Golf Cart set.  I used the cart w/the bag in tow as well as the golf ball sitting up on a tee.  I computer generated the FORE onto the golf ball ... and the rest of the sentiment just rolled out.

I colored the image with Copics and then cut out the cart and golf ball to set up on dimensionals.  The rolling hills were created using two different designer papers and the Creative Memories wavy cutter then overlapping them.  I used to golf all the time, now this card is making me want to do a bit more ... Never mind my slice, lol.

For this second card, I used the Fishing Set.  I added the fishing pole to the original image panel and skewed it slightly before cutting it so that it was partially "out of the box".  The lure, boat and pole were all colored with Copics.  I've had this MuddlePuddle since the CHA last summer and thougth this was the perfect time to break it out of the package.  It took forever to dry (or was that my impatience shining through?), but well worth the wait - looks SO much like the real thing! 

The sentiment was computer generated in chocolate.  I sponged some clouds over the sentiment panel and the top of the main image panel using my scalloped template made with scalloped scissors.

I love these new Manly image sets Tiffany has come up with -
Hope you like what you see enough to check out all her new images.

Take care!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ways to Use it - Paper Piercing - WT326

Today's challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers for the Ways to Use it Challenge WT326 is to use PAPER PIERCING on your project.

I picked this digital design by Sylvia Zet that I got from Spesch Designer Stamps.  (The illustrator, Sylvia Zet, also has her own site, Wee Stamps and colored her with Copics.  I trimmed the borders for a bit of the Out of the Box technique so some of the flowers are spilling off the page.  I wanted my paper piercing to follow the border of these flowers.  The piercing is a bit on the delicate/lighter side, so I hope you can see it. 

I popped the rose mat on dimensions and then the image panel up on another layer of dimensions.  Designer papers are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet pack, matted in chocolate.  I finished off with some diamond Stickles in the flowers and the stars, some pale greel pearls and a pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon.

Hope you like it.  Head over to Splitcoast Stampers to see what other challenges they have going on this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Welcome NEW Tiffany Doodles Design Team members!


Please help me welcome 3 of the newest members to the Tiffany Doodles Design Team:

Judy Jung of Wisconsin

Sally Sherfield of the United Kingdom

Welcome aboard ladies.  Looking forward to working with you in the future.  You've all amazed me so far with your wonderful artwork and can't wait to see what else you bring to the table.  Tiffany is certainly a lucky gal to have snagged you up.

Come Celebrate July 4th - Tiffany's Challenge # TD13

It's that time, again - Tiffany's June challenge is here.

This month, Tiffany asked us to make a SUMMER challenge card. Right smack in the middle of my summer is July 4th - my birthday! I thought this wonderful Cheery Bird image was perfect to announce the Celebration.
I colored the image with Copics and then drew horizontal lines on his hat to emulate the flag.  Think it looks kinda cute, what do you think?  The sentiments were digitally created.  I added some ribbon brads for the red satin ribbon and some glossy accents to his buckle on the hat and popped everything for dimension.

You'll have until June 21st for this challenge. Simply go to the Tiffany Doodles blog and link your card at the bottom of June 7th's entry. Winner's will be determined after June 21st.

The Prizes:
$10 gift certificate for Tiffany Doodles
(for the winner using a Tiffany Doodles digi image)

$5 certificate for Tiffany Doodles for the runner up
(no matter what stamp/image is used)

Make sure you head over to Tiffany Doodles and take a look at what she has to offer - you'll love what you see.  She's come out with some very fun new summer images.

Please leave a comment if you've stopped by - they make my day.

The Stamping Boutique Challenge #8 - Men Only

This week's Challenge for The Stamping Boutique is to create a card for "Men Only".

I love this AJ sitting upon the stone wall. I colored him with Copics and added a computer generated sentiment and a frame from Tiffany Doodles. I seem to be using this scalloped stencil a lot lately to create my Bashful Blue clouds in the background.

Mats are Wasabi and Celery. Added a green ribbon and some faux nail heads and it's a done deal.

Make sure you check out The Stamping Boutique's challenge blog to check out what some of the Design Team members came up with, and link up your "MEN ONLY" card creation!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Tiffany Doodles New Release - Succulent

Today, Tiffany Doodles has released 2 new images, Fat Birdbath and Succulent. 

 I made a card using the Succulent image.  I placed the image randomly around a frame after recoloring in red and printed onto Pretty in Pink cardstock. 

The sentiment is computer generated and was printed on the pink cardstock.  I then printed 2 of the flowers onto white and colored them with my Copics.  These were cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  I added some red satin ribbon and a bow with some red pearls before calling it a day.
I love the selection of flowers Tiffany offers - make sure you check them out.  You won't be disappointed.

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