Sketch Saturday #521

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is sketch challenge #521:

The sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique and this image is Sweet Fairy. This is the perfect card the next time my daughter gets invited to a birthday party! What six-year-old doesn’t LOVE fairies!

I hope you come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor (and then maybe you’ll own this adorable stamp too!). Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

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TCCCB – Keep it Simple!

Hello, welcome to the July 1st challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is a Keep it Simple! That’s right, make is a CAS (Clean and Simple) card for your entry!

The sponsor I’m working with this challenge is Mari’s Digi’s and I was thrilled to work with Super Girl Versao. To keep it simple, I decided to print the image right on my background paper and then sponge around it.

The sentiment was done using my MISTI, which allowed me to make sure it turned out nice and dark against the sponging. And then, a few lovely blue starts to finish it off.

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the middle of the month. Come and check us out!

Sketch Saturday #519

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is sketch challenge #519:

The sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies and I chose to work with Boy at the Beach. This image reminded me of my 4-yaer-old. In fact, I colored his red hat in the picture.

I hope you come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor (and then maybe you’ll own this adorable stamp too!). Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Christmas Crazy Swap

A few months back, Pansy our Christmas Crazy host this year, sent out an image and a couple of papers to the participants to work with. This adorable image has been colored up for awhile and FINALLY I found time to play with it.

I really wanted to show off the papers, but the mouse was so big! So, I ended up fussy cutting him out. The snowflakes were on my desk fro another project and at the last minute, I decided they needed diamond stickles (along with the mouse whiskers). It really adds sparkly to the card!

Thanks for the great image, Pansy!!

Monthly Project Swap: ABAC 2

Well, my bottle etching didn’t go so hot, but I was ready to try another of the Anything But a Card kits from my monthly swap on SplitCoast Stampers.

Sonja sent a “long and skinny” kit, which was a very interesting theme and some very interesting projects!

At her suggestion, I made this bookmark holder tag. The tag was pre-stamped with the feather images and I used the distress crayons she sent to pretty them up. I have never used Distress Crayons and it was interesting! The control is not as good as my markers, but I did find that they leave a bold color behind.

And, the second project I did from her box is this long and skinny notepad. Sonja made the notepad to send. I used a variety of things from my craft room to finish the look. The background pieces came from my last Baker’s Dozen card swap partner, the feathers and border die from this kit, the vellum from a saleabration selection and the flowers from an old card kit!

I love notepads and I love to USE them, so I wanted this relatively flat so that I could flip the top open.

Thanks for an intriguing kit, Sonja! Thank you.

 

Monthly Project Swap: Techniques 2

The March technique kit came from Susanne. She sent an envelope full of fun supplies to play with both oxide inks and ombre techniques. In the end, looking at my cards, I’m not sure if you can tell quite as much as I thought, that I did play with her ideas! Some of the techniques are a little subtle on this, but boy, did I have fun!

Susanne sent these fun wooden shapes. I’ve never played with wood shapes and it surprised me how fast the ink went on these pieces. This background is completely made with oxide inks, using the sponged ombre instructions. I feel that my inks didn’t have quite the variation I was expecting, so it’s subtle.

I embossed the scripted sentiments she sent and also used the bright washi tape on this card. Love how this turned out!

The other card uses a watercolored ombre technique. But, I used it as the back piece of my shake card, so it’s harder to see. This was, by far, the best shaker card I’ve managed to make.

I have a number of other technique kits to make and will get them stamped up soon! I am on a role and hopefully will have everything posted shortly.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mystery Image Swap – April/May 2018

This has been a great week to catch up on all my swap posts! Too bad I got behind in the first place.

The April Mystery Image came from the lovely Ruby. She sent “Don’t Talk to Me Before My Coffee” from Stamping Bella. I colored this up with absolutely no plan in mind and then had to find papers to make it work. Still, very happy with how it came out.

And, Susanne sent us our May images, a Music and Dance Collection by Sheena Douglass. There was such a great variety of images, all embossed in black or silver. I am in love with how this one came out! Love the pattern paper and the musical collage!

We’ll see you again soon for another month of the Mystery Image Swap.