Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunny Funny Bunny!

Creative Card Crew wants to see your Easter Critters this time around, and The Pink Elephant has a great Eastery inspiration photo. 

Supplies: Bugaboo bunny digi; Pink Cat Studio sentiment; Sizzix embossing folder; scalloped oval Nesties; Li'l Inkers sun & clouds dies; 1.5" circle punch; Spectrum Noir markers; Mowed Lawn & Broken China distress inks

Here's the inspiration photo from The Pink Elephant: 


Trees at Merry Monday

What's more iconic for Christmas than the Christmas tree? Spoiled for choice this week at Merry Monday!  I used just patterned papers for my card.

Supplies: papers from Simple Stories; buttons from Dress it Up; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies

I sewed the tiny buttons on over top of the buttons printed on the tree, and then added some more stitching for texture. 


One more for The Challenge

I really wanted to use the colours from this edition of The Challenge, so I brought out some Paper Smooches to play.

Supplies: Paper Smooches stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; papers from Pebbles; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; classic small circle Nesties; Corner Chomper; silver Liquid Pearls; Googly eyes

The cat's eyes, bunny teeth, and balloon are all coated with Dimensional Magic. 

Another mass-post day, I'll be right back :)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Junk in My Trunk!

Squeaking in at the last minute, just finished my project for Our Creative Corner this morning - lots of drying time for this one. I altered a little wooden package from some veneer pieces that I bought (waytoolongago) and saved for just this sort of thing.

Here's the start:

Each compartment measures 1.25". I began by coating everything with Picket Fence Distress Stain, and gave it 3 coats. I didn't take step-by-step photos because I honestly didn't think it was going to be share-worthy at the end.

I then used Mod Podge to apply Tim Holtz patterned tissue to the back of each compartment, and the back of the entire piece. Some Hero Arts lace around the outer edge, some seam binding, an antiquey key, some quilled flowers, and voila!

Just a tiny little piece of art - I love how it turned out!
And thank you to Our Creative Corner for the kick in the butt to USE my hoarded "I should do something with thats"!


Friday, March 27, 2015

I'm not missing FUSION again!

I am bad for printing out the FUSION challenge and then not writing down when it closes. I've made stuff the last 3 times I think and missed the deadline each I'm playing EARLY! (Don't expect this to become a thing, lol) And not only did I play early, I made 2 cards with the sketch.

Supplies: stamps from Reverse Confetti' Walnut Stain & Frayed Burlap distress ink; MME paper; May Arts twine; spellbinders die

Supplies: unknown stamp set; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; MME paper; Spellbinders die

Lining up the split backgrounds was definitely harder than I expected it to be! Here's the FUSION info:


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tenia is my MUSE!

ok, so everybody knows the ever-fab Tenia Nelson from Jazzy Paper Designs, right? She's the guest MUSE at MUSE this week, and as soon as I saw her card I thought OOOOOH! (As an aside - she is also one of the organizing forces behind a terrific blog hop coming up on April 2 in support of Autism Awareness - Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness - come join the Facebook group & check out all the fab crafters & sponsors coming together for a cause that is so close to my heart.)

So my card - I was inspired by Tenia's layout, the smidge of vellum, the embossing, the kraft, the splatters - and came up with this:

Supplies: Gladiolus & splatter stamps from PTI; FAITH stamp from Stampabilities; Frayed Burlap distress ink; Versamark & Pirate gold EP; Tim Holtz tissue tape; kraft card stock; cream vellum; stitching supplies

As an extra wink to Tenia I used the music tape :) Here's her card:

I'm also entering my card over at The Kraft Journal for this week's CAS-Faith challenge. 

Whew, three posts before 5 a.m....gotta love it!

Mission Emboss-ible!

Sometimes the trouble with a seemingly easy challenge like embossing is that you can't narrow down what you want to took me ages to decide on this! Jingle Belles is hosting Mission Emboss-ible! this fortnight & here I am entering on the last day :)

Supplies: stamps from PTI; Versamark, Pirate Gold EP; Aged Gold Frantage EP; distress inks in Barn Door and Festive Berries; Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Copper and Gold

I stamped & embossed the poinsettia & sentiment on watercolour paper, and then coloured it using distress inks & my water brush. After it dried I added more Festive Berries to intensify the colour. I also added Frantage EP to the centre, heated it, and smushed in some extra grains while it was still melty for added texture. Final step was flicking on some gold & copper splatters. 

I think I may have finally figured out a lamp set up that works for photos :) woot! 


Curtain Call: Jelly Bean!

Squeaking in at the last minute for the current Curtain Call challenge, Jelly Bean.  I am really going to have to start writing down dates with my list of challenges (I missed Fusion again, dangnabbit!)

Supplies: Bunny stamp from The Alley Way Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; woodgrain paper from MME; buttons from PTI

I stamped the bunny three times so I could pop up the head/ears and paw. She's sitting in a field of buttons :) I was inspired by the woodgrain in the image, the bright blue mug, and the pastel colours of the eggs!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopping our Stash #194 - Neon Rainbow!

This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see COLOUR! Use rainbow colours, or use neon. I love having a choice :) I was ohsotempted to go with rainbow colours because well, RAINBOW. But I decided hey, challenge yourself, use neon. And it WAS a challenge. I pulled out my package of neon card stock, and my neon washi tape, and ended up with this:

Supplies: Stamps from Annabelle Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Recollections card stock & washi tape; MME enamel dots; Gold Wink of Stella; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Again, I'm still having trouble finding a good place for my lamp in the new desk set-up - but here you can see his shiny nails (his eyes & tooth are glossy too) and his sparkly crown.

I paper-pieced the monster with the different neon papers, and stamped & embossed the balloon on washi tape applied to cardstock. The clear EP stuck all over the washi, so it's got a neat rough-shiny texture. Some neony MME enamel dots & here it is, a great simple card for a kid's birthday. 

You know you want to get your colour fun on!  Join in with the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,March 30th to come play!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #293 - Sweet Pea Stamps!

We have a brand-new sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sweet Pea Stamps! I have been in love with their images for quite some time, so I'm excited to have them partner with us. I chose the lovely Regan Kubecek's Easter fairy to showcase:

Supplies:  Regan Kubecek's Easter fairy from Sweet Pea Stamps; Spectrum Noir markers; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; Diamond Stickles; Petal Pink liquid pearls; papers from american crafts; classic small circle Nesties; wood veneer banner from Studio Calico; MME enamel dots

I'm still playing around with my desk set-up - especially the lamp, because now that I've moved my shelves around I'm stuck with backlighting, too high, or too low. Work in progress. 
I added a smidge of glitter to her eyeshadow, and wanted her wings to be colourful and sparkly. The little bunny on the veneer is fussy-cut from the paper pad. 

Here's the sketch this week, designed by Debbie: 

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, March 29 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made!