Monday, September 1, 2014

Make it Colourful Challenge #13

Good morning (afternoon in Australia)!  Happy Monday!  Hope you've had a great weekend so far.  If you are in the U.S. like I am, I hope you are enjoying a long Labor Day weekend!  We've been very busy and I haven't had much time for my crafting and blogging, but I will be back on track on Tuesday, for sure.  Right now, I am here with my DT post for the new Make it Colourful Challenge.  Just like last month, and from now on, there is just one hard challenge each month and our wonderful Zoe is really challenging us all to step outside our comfort zone and try new things!  This month's challenge theme is "two-tone monochromatic with an abstract background".  There are some fantastic examples over on the Make it Colourful blog, so be sure to check them out and then have a go at it yourself!

Here is my take on the challenge:


My card base and mats are SU Not Quite Navy and the patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Oxford collection.  The image is Anastasia from Make it Crafty.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored in two color families with my Copics.  It was a little scary doing the skin in these tones! The abstract background was created by dabbing on some of the colors using Copic refills on a cotton ball, then dripping a little Colorless Blender onto the background to make it more diffuse.  I could definitely use some practice, but I didn't think it was too bad for a first try.  I kept the rest of the card design very simple, just adding some two-tone ribbon in the same colors and a few pearls from my stash.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Copics colors:
Blues: B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Greens: YG000, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG25, YG67, G99

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Make it Colourful Challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration for the challenge.  There will be a special album set up in the store photo gallery for your entries.  You can also share your progress in the Make it Crafty Facebook group.  There is always lots of fun and encouragement over there, so hope you will come on by!

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sketch Saturday #325

Good morning!  Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!  Those in the U.S. have a long weekend and I hope you are doing something fun!  I am here this morning to share my DT card for this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.  This week, we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, who are offering the lucky winner 7 digis of their choice!


This week, you get to choose your own sketch from the archives.  Pick any sketch from #215 to present, but please let us know which sketch you've used.

I've used Sketch #226:
 
Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Tempting Turquoise and the patterned papers are from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6 pad.  The fun image is Stella/Gus - Marriage - Commitment & Insanity from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored it with my Copics and added some Glossy Accents to their glasses.  The sentiments, both inside and out, are from the same set.   A few faceted gems from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


And the inside:
 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Sketch Saturday blog and check out the fantastic creations from the rest of the Saturday Girls and our August Guest Designer, Angela.  We hope you will play along!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #118 (2 or more patterned papers)
Cute Card Thursday #336 (anything goes)
Charisma Cardz #18 (wedding anniversary)

Have a great weekend and see you soon!
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Coloring Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  I hope you had a great week and you have fun plans for the weekend.  Thankfully, I am feeling better today, so I am trying to get myself back on track with my crafting and blogging.  I am here now with my DT post for this week's Friday Coloring Challenge at The Outlawz site.  The theme for this last week of the month is "anything goes" with the option to add a Christmas twist.  The twist is completely optional, of course.  You may use any coloring medium you'd like, but you must still have a colored image as part of your project.

Here is my card:
 

I didn't go with the Christmas twist this time.  My card base and mats are SU Night of Navy and the patterned papers are from my stash.  I have no idea which pads they came from.  The fun image is Rosie the Riveter from Bombshell Stamps.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my copics.  The sentiment is from the same digi set.  I cut out a few gears from mirror cardstock with my Cameo.  The mirror stock is very hard to photograph!  Next time, I will use foil paper instead.  A simple bow and a few silver pearls finished my card.
 
Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Friday Coloring Challenge to see the fantastic projects from my teammies, Dawn, Penny and Kathi!  We hope you will play along!  This is your last chance to be in the running for the August prize.  The August challenges are sponsored by Bombshell Stamps and they are offering the lucky winner a digi set of their choice. 


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #264 (sketch; I made it square)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes)

Here is the sketch:

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #93

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  Hope you've had a good week so far!  This post is pre-scheduled, so I hope it goes off on time.  I am going to be tied up all morning with an outpatient procedure, but I hope to feel well enough to come around later in the day.  Anyway, I am here with this week's DT post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  We have a brand new challenge for you this week!  The theme is "blue and green".  Yep, that's it.  Just use blue and green for your creation.

Here is my blue/green card:


My card base and mats are Kiwi Kiss and the patterned papers are from the Echo Park Paradise Beach 6x6 pad.  The pretty image is Nimiane Mermaid from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I colored in soft aqua shades with my Copics.  I added Liquid Pearls to her hair and Green and Crystal Stickles to the shells and spots.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the bubbles.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.   That's it.  I didn't want to add anything else this time.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet blog and check out the fantastic creations from the rest of the Little Misses and our wonderful Guest Designers, Karen, Sharla and Donna!  You have until Tuesday, September 9th to enter the challenge.  We hope you will play along!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #33 (anything goes)
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)
Tuesday Throwdown #210 (anything goes)

Have a great day and hope to be back a little later on today to visit!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - August/September

Good morning!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend and your week is off to a great start.  I haven't been around the computer much of late and I apologize for not visiting regularly.  There is just a lot going on right now and I'm scrambling to get everything done.  Hopefully it will calm down soon.  Anyway, I am here now to share my DT post for the new Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge.  The theme this time is "pretty in pink".  It should be any easy one for you!  Remember you must use an Elisabeth Bell image, but it can be from any company selling her designs. We are being sponsored by Elphine House Australia.
 

Here is my card:
 

My card base and mats are GKD Innocent Pink and the beautiful patterned paper is a digital paper from Michele Roos' Butterfly Garden collection.  She generously shared this one as a freebie awhile back.  The sweet image is Sophie's Birthday Balloon from Elphine House Australia.  I stamped it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  It's hard to see, but I added a little bit of White Opal Liquid pearls to her bracelet.  The sentiment is from SU.   Some beautiful lace, Wild Orchid flowers and lots of pearls finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the Digi Bells, our GDT, Annie and Linda, and our guest for the challenge, Kim!  We hope you will play along!  You have until September 22nd at 6:00 PM Arizona time to enter your project.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design (pretty pearls)
Crafting For All Season #84 (monochromatic)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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