Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ways to Use it Challenge #337 - RECYCLE

This weeks Ways to Use it Challenge over at SplitcoastStampers is to Recycle.  You can think of recycling in many different ways ...

Use packaging found around the house from something you got in the mail
Use packaging from a store bought item
Reuse ribbon from a present
Use cardboard from your designer paper package
Just about anything that's been used before

I chose to take this birthday card I received from Juanita over at SplitcoastStampers, aka Schmoopie, and recycle it.  I liked that it was a very CAS card so I had a lot of room to play.

I stamped over the cameo card base with some cameo ink and a flourish from Stampin Up all over.  I then added this sparkly flourish I got recently which goes with the stamped flourishes.  The image is mine from The Stamping Boutique that I colored with Copics.  I added some clear glitter gel pen to the curly-Q's and some glossy accents to the tags before matting on cherry cobbler.  I also matted the recycled sentiment onto the cherry.  The card was small to start, so I put it on a single sheet base of cobbler to make it an A2 size.

Great challenge, Hannah - Loved this one.
Hope you all like it as well.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Love to hear your comments.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

Today over at Stamps R Us, the challenge for the next fortnight is
I chose this digital image from A Day For Daisies.

Because I wanted the image larger, the card measures 4x6.

I colored this Sunflower Girl with Copics after printing out on Cryogen irridescent paper.  Mats are Tangerine Tango and the card base is daffodil.  The designer paper is from a Basic Grey paper pack.

I finished it off with a sentiment from Hero Arts die cut with a nesties beaded circle and embossed/sponged it with antique linen.  The image panel and sentiment panel are popped up for dimension and finally, added a daffodil grosgrain knotted ribbon and some orange Stickles. 

I actually love, love, love how this turned out - was such a joy to color.
Let me know what you think, too ...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Little bit of fun - for me

Having some fun coloring and putting together these cards, for no particular reason ...

This first one is a digital image from The Stamping Boutique colored with Copics.  I kept it turquoisy and yellow and sponged the clouds with distressed inks and a cloud template, then sponged the edges before matting on taken with teal.  I used a border punch for the bottom of the white panel and then matted on teal again before dotting with some yellow Stickles. 

This second card is a digital image from A Day for Daisies.  Such a sweet image - it was colored with Copics.  I also added some clouds with tumbled glass distressed ink and used my Creative Memories circle cutting system to help with the arch cut on this.  Matted with some Suede before popping up on dimensionals.  The background is Stampin Up designer paper w/sparkles matted on pretty in pink.  Added a couple of pearls to finish it off.

This third card uses a digital image from Emerald Faeries - What I wouldn't give to be able to sail off on a dandylion.  She was colored with Copics as well.  I used my Creative Memories oval cutting system and left the dandelion 'out of the box' and then added some sponged clouds with bashful blue.  The background is digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  Mats are elegant eggplant.  I then added a Hero Arts sentiment punched with circle punches, some lavendar Stickles and a piece of lace trim with an eggplant grosgrain ribbon.  Finished off with a paper rose with the same colors.

Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed putting them together.
Take care and have a great week.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Day for Daisies - from July's Club Kit

Another lovely image from A Day For Daisies, this time from their July Club Kit, Bundle of Fairy Love with accompanying sentiment.

First, for the background, I took some digital designer paper purchased from Scrap Girls and layered the sentiment to match the image on top and then sponged the edges with Marina Mist.  I added a border punched on each side from white with a marina mist grosgrain ribbon down the center.  This is matted on marina mist then the pale plum card base.

The image panel was colored with Copics.  I added some diamond Stickles to the wings and sponged some clouds with Bashful Blue before matting on some more pale plum and finished with some distressed rose Stickles at 3 of the corners.

The inside of the card is the same digital designer paper with the same sentiment framed.

I'm submitting this to the Anything Goes challenge - this fortnight it's Birthday/Celebration - I'm going for 'birth' day for a new mom here.

I'm proud of the way this turned out - hope you like it as well.
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.

A Day For Daisies

This wonderful fairy comes from A Day For Daisies' June Club kit, entitled "Fairy Godmother Blossom".  I colored her with Copics and added some Stickles to outline her wings as well as some glossy accents to the center of the flowers.  I added some faux stitching to the image panel before matting on rose.

The background is some dp from a Basic Grey paper pack that I faux stitched before running through Stampin Up's square lattice embossing folder and then sponged with some rose red all over to create more texture.  The flourishes were cut from rose red as well.  The cross strip is from the same Basic Grey paper pack, matted on rose red.

Love these images, hope you do too.
Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ways to Use it Challenge - Versamark

Today's Ways to Use It challenge over at SplitcoastStampers is to use Versamark.

I stamped this flower all over the Kraft paper in Versamark then sponged in some chalks in green, bright pink and purple.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up, stamped in eggplant.  After matting the background on plum, added a dusky purple ribbon and then some diamond and purple Stickles for the flower's stamens.

Short, sweet, but I love how it turned out.  Hope you do too.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ways To Use It Challenge - HEAT

Today over at SplitcoastStampers' Ways to Use It Challenge, HEAT is the topic.

We could use either an image that reflected heat such as a candle, fireplace, sunset, summer ... or a technique using heat such as heat embossing, wax/crayon resist, etc.  The sky's the limit as long as heat played a part.

I chose to use heat embossing.  I took a strip of Kraft and ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder before applying Versamark to the raised design and clear embossing it.  I then sponged the edgtes with some Pacific Point. 

The image is a digital image from Tiffany Doodles that I printed onto Kraft and colored with Copics.  I added a dot of Glossy Accents to his eye and some Distressed Stickles for faux brads.  Cardstocks used include Kraft, Navy and Pacific Point, while the designer paper is from Stampin Up's Blueberry Crisp paper pack.  I finished it off with an ivory grosgrain ribbon knotted in the corner.

Hope you get a chance to play!
Love to hear your comments.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Stamps R Us Encore Presentation Challenge

This fortnights challenge over at Stamps R Us, we were asked to repost a favorite card we've made, using any digital or real stamp.  If you've got a favorite, post it over at Stamps R Us and you could be the winner of the "Encore Presentation Challenge" - Are you ready?
Guest Designer for one of our future challenges!

One of my most recent favorite cards is this one made using a digital image from A Day For Daisies, called Wind in My Hair.  She was colored with Copics and layered with Paper Trey guidelines designer paper.  One of my new favorite digital companies, for sure.

Here's how this fortnight's challenge works - re post one of your favorite cards using any stamp or digital image you please, tell us a little about your card and enter into our challenge. No back linking please. The winner of our "Encore Presentation" challenge will be asked to be our guest designer for a future challenge!
Good Luck and have a Great Day!