Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SOS249 - Inky Leafy Thanks

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Think Ink - and we want everyone to play with ink, but no coloring.
I made my background by smooshing 3 different inks onto watercolor paper. Then I added some rhinestones, gold thread and sentiment  + die from Rose Wonder bundle.

Challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Glitter and Bling

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SOS248 Chipboard garden album

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want everyone to use chipboard. I bought a 6x8 Project Life photo album and decided to make it into a garden photo album.
 The album itself is mostly chipboard and I also added a chipboard tag. The album was painted with green acrylic paint, then I used a dylusion template to add the flowers with gold distress paint. Same paint was used on the tag. Then I played a bit with frantage embossing powder, added some on the chipboard cage, leaves and the tag.
Leaves, flowers and other ephemera are from my general stash. Stickers are Prima.

and here is a detail of the flower cluster.

Challenges:
The Paper Shelter - flowers everywhere
Craft for the Craig - Anything But a Card
Robyn's Fetish - Anything But a Card
Love To Create - anything mixed media

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SOS247 - Polka dot greeting

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called You Stamped With Whaaat?  and we challenge you to stamp using items other than stamps!
For my card I used a pencil eraser to stamp the dots in about 5 different shades of blue. You need to use a new pencil eraser - otherwise you would not get full circles.
Sentiment is from Penny Black, all papers and inks are Stampin Up and the epoxy dots too.

Challenges:
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Ooh-la-la Creations - Words
Amusing Challenges - create your own background
Dare 2B Artzy - polka dots
AAA Cards - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SOS246 - Faux Porcelain Tile technique

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called April Fools. We want to see a hidden or tricky element on your project OR  you can use a faux teqnique.

I used a faux porcelain tile technique and my old favorite flower stamp from Stampin Up.
Inks - Sahara Sand & Blackberry Bliss. Background script and sentiment stamps - also from Stampin Up.
Challenges:
Creative Corner - use embossing powder
Through the purple haze - flowers
Cards in Envy - Flowers
CAS on Sunday - Flowers

Saturday, April 2, 2016

ss406 - Candy Girl

Here is a brand new sketch from Sketch Saturday
and here is my take on it using a digi called Candy Girl from Star Stampz - our sponsor for this week
Challenges:
Crafty Creations - For A Young Girl
Really Reasonable Ribbons - ribbon + flowers
Inky Impressions - Let's Hear It for the Girls
Coloring In Scrapland - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Girlie

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SOS245 - Sky is the Limit slider card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make a teen/adult male card. That's perfect for me as I'm always short on masculine cards.
I decided to use Sky is the Limit stamp set from this year's Sale-a-bration and tried to make a double slider card - using a tutorial found here. The inner mechanism took some time to get right, but it's well worth it :)
and here is view with the slider tab pulled out.
Challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - something starting with A - Airplane
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Masculine
CCEE Stampers - construction card

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SOS244 - Clockwork Birthday

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Cuckoo For You and we want to see clocks on everybody's creations
I used an older Stampin Up set called Clockworks and played a little with background.
Started with light stripey PP, applied some embossing paste through stencil for texture, then inked it with green and peacock inks.
Sentiment (also Stampin Up) and little cogs embossed in copper.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Easter chick

Here is one if the cards I made for Easter this year - I made more of these, but they were mailed before I got to take a picture of them. I wanted to create something very flat and mailable, yet fun and interesting.
Not my original idea - seen it on Pinterest somewhere, but I had to figure out how to do it exactly :)
I started with stamping the chick from Honeycomb Happiness stamp set on Shimmery white card stock. Don't have any egg stamps, so I cut out an oval using Spellbinder die, then cut it into two "cracked" pieces. Lightly traced the egg pieces in pencil where I wanted them positioned then colored them and the chick using my mix of alcohol markers (blendabilities, copics and spectrum noir)
After it was done I use large Post It notes to mask the chick, egg and ground. Stamped the grass using Inspired by nature stamp. Then added couple extra free hand flicks with brush markers. Sponged the sky with Soft Sky and Marina Mist ink.
I tried to sponge the ground too, but couldn't get good enough coverage so I used copics to color it in. Traced the eggs with  thing journaling marker and added some cracks.
Sentiment and punched flowers are from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Easter
Allsorts - Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Easter
Jo's Scrap Shack - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Easter

Saturday, March 19, 2016

SS404 - Elf with Owls

Here is the newest sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge

and here is my take on it:
The image is by Aurora Wings - might be retired though, because I can't find it anywhere . It's colored with alcohol markers and I added some gold details on some of the yellow flowers. Papers are from BoBunny, metalic CS is from DCWV. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Patterned Paper older than a year (these Bo Bunny papers are 3 or more years old)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SOS243 - Pink Peep

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Oh Me Lucky Charms and players have several options - either make a St. Patrick's Day creation or use a charm or use green.
Since I need Easter cards I decided to go with the charm option.
I used a chickie image from an older MFP set and scraps from paper pack in spring colors. Added a gingham ribbon and a chick charm.

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Lace or Ribbon
Come and Get It - Easter
Clear It Out - AG with patterned paper older than 1 year
Creative Card Crew - chicks
Retro Rubber - Easter (stamps is at least 3-4 years old/retired now)