Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SOS213 - 2 nuts

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Show Us Your Snark. I'm not the snarkiest person in the world so here is what I managed to come up with :)
Stamps are from Art Impressions and the image is watercolored with distress inks.

Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Buttons  & Bows
Crafting When We Can - ribbon/twine or washi

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SOS212 - Diamond Sirene

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Diamond are Girls Best Friends - easy and straightforward, right? Bling it on!
I remembered I have a perfect thing for this challenge in my stash - in some clearance couple years ago I bought these rhinestones shaped like Spellbinders dies. I knew I will use them someday :)
The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps and it's called Deep Sea Sirene. Card base is another clearance score (K & Co) and has a wonderfully decorated matching envelope.

Fairy Tale Challenge - bling bling
Animal Friends - Animals in the water
Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge - anything goes with Sweet Pea
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - make it feminine

Friday, July 24, 2015

CCK - Sinking Moon

I can't believe it's Friday again - time flies so fast...
This week at Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration blog we are showcasing mermaid images. Mine is called Sinking Moon and here is what I created:
The mermaid was colored with alcohol markers and the background with Prismacolor pencils. Then I pulled out my Frantage embossing powders and applied them on the image, flowers, leaves and die cuts too. Can you believe that those leaves started out as bright green?  (little tip ==> Just don't start your heat gun close to an open container of embossing powder, unless you want to have it everywhere ;) )
Background paper is from Bo Bunny's Double Dot collection. The little seahorse and shell are from Dies R Us.

stamps + fun =creativity - Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday - bingo - middle column - embossing/sentiments/dies
4 Crafty Chics - Sun/Sea/Sand

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SOS211 - Relaxing Beach

This week at Shopping Our Stash we have another fun challenge - it's called Don't Get Stressed, Get De-Stressed. We want to see what makes you relaxed (other than card making)
I immediately imagined a beach with palm trees, hammock and no people :) so here it is:

I used an old Flourishes set and made a beachy scene, which I colored with distress ink. All the papers other that the card base come from my scrap box.

Crafty Cardmakers - water
MFP Stamp Shop - Make a beach scene
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - summertime

Friday, July 17, 2015

CCK - Spooky Blue in Purple

This week at Ching-Chou Kuik's Inspiration and Challenge blog we are featuring sppoky/gothic/Halloween image. Since I don't send Halloween cards I went the gothic way, thinking about my niece who is in that stage :)
I used an image called Spooky Blue - you can find it here.
The image was colored with a mix of Copics and other alcohol markers. The I sponged the corners with lilac and chipped saphire distress inks.
The background panel started out as white with white embossed stars and was brayered and sponged with various purple inks to it's current stage.
Then just a couple of flowers, flourish die cut and metal findings and my card is done.

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Clear It Out - purple/purple things
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Left of center - anything Goth/Spooky goes

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SOS210 - Coffee with Friends

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is very easy - Paper Piecing.

For my card I used an old Flourishes stamp set called Coffee With Friends and paper pieced the cups using my new Penny Black papers - love the fun summery colors of this pack. Sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Cupcake Inspiration - colors
Sweet Sunday Sketch - sketch
My Time To Craft - Paper Piecing

Friday, July 10, 2015

CCK - Dandelion Dream

This is a card I made for the Sparkle & Shine challenge that's on Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog using her digi called Dandellion Dream.
The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils on Canson Mi Teinte cardstock using techniques learned in Create & Learn Pencil class over at Kit & Clowder. So just lot of layereing and no Gamsol.
I used a lot of shiny cardstock, rhinestones, silver pen for details and Stickles on dandelions.

Tuesday Throwdown - NO Patterned Paper
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - use a stamp or digi

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SOS209 - Ian's Fishing Birthday

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Gingham style and we would like to see creations with squares, gingham or checkered.
Well, now this is totally out of my alley... you wouldn't believe how hard it was to find a paper that fits this in my whole stash - billion of other patterns and almost no plaid/squares or gingham :) But I finally found one in an old echo park pack and here is the end result:
Image is from The Greeting Farm, colored with Prismacolor pencils. Cardstock is SU Moss Meadow, twine, buttons and sentiment also from SU.

Crafting When We Can - Summer Fun
Dream Valley - Distressing - all the edges
Fab 'n' Funky - Birthday
The Paper Shelter - For The Boys

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pink & Gray card set

These cards are part of a set I'm making for a friend who asked for feminine mailable cards.

The first one is using a current sketch from The Paper Players. Background is stamped with Something Lacy background stamp in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Base is SU Smoky Slate.Flower is from SU Petal Potpourri set.
I'm also entering this card into these challenges:
{PIN}spirational challenge - pink
Get Creative - must include Flowers

 For the second card I found a pink cardstock almost the same as Picked Raspberry in an AC Primaries CS Pack. Dies, punches and sentiment stamp are all from SU.

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Happy Birthday

On this card I added some TH Spun Sugar ink into the mix + a bit of stamping using the paint splatter stamp from SU Awesomely Artistic set. Sequins are leftovers from a Christmas stitching project :)
 and some more challenges:
The Paper Girls - Happy Birthday
Challenge Up Your Life - Sequins

And all 3 cards together
I'm planning to make couple more, so if you like these, stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SOS208 Awsomely Artistic with Button & Bow

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want everyone to use a Bauble, Button or Bow.
For my card I used a nice clear button and and twine bow. Stamps are from my new SU set called Awesomely Artistic and the card was inspired by a similar one made by Michele Zindorf.
I inked the main panel with Soft Sky and then used Coastal Cabana to make the circles in the water. Also tried to use Lost Lagoon for the circles, but it looked too dark. For the little branches I used about 4 different shades of green to give the foliage some depth. Cardstock, button and twine are also from SU.

Cardz 4 Guyz - something beginning with B - Button, Bow & Blue
Everybody Art - Clean & Simple
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes