Monday, 26 March 2012

Let's Try This Again!

Good Morning Chicks!

I think I have it right for the colour challenge over at The Outlawz Challenge Blog.  The inspiration photo is this....

This time I remembered to add the doily!

The recipe is....

Cricut:  Circle Card cut from Wild Card Cartridge
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzil
Stamp:  Michael's bargain bin
Ink:  Versafine
Clear embossing powder

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a wonderful work week!


p.s.  The two goofs from my previous post are... The sentiment is crooked and the corner punch is not right on the lower left corner!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spot The Goofs!

Good Morning Chicks!
Just a quickie post this morning.  It's gorgeous outside today and I'm hearing the call of the wild.... my wild overgrown winter gardens!
The problem... I have mounted everything permanently and after checking the challenge requirements I now see that there was a twist that consists of adding lace!  Oooops!  Along with that, I have two boo-boo's on this one and you must find them.  The winner will get a long distance hug.  Yes, I know.... the prize is what's going to drive you to find them!  haha!
Well... I must change into my grubby clothes and attack some weeds.  Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

p.s.  Stamps - Penny Black (Main Image)
                       Stampendous (Sentiment)
       Papers:  Recollections
       Embossing Powder

Friday, 23 March 2012

Craft A Scene - March - Moonlight

Good Morning Chicks!

My mojo is slowly coming back and I finally had the mindset to work on another Stampscapes scene for the Craft A Scene Blog Challenge for March which is moonlight.

This scene was very easy to accomplish.  I started with four Stampscape stamps (listed below) and then decided to do a monochromatic scene.  It turned out pretty kewl ... I think!  Also, I used a 5X7 size for the card.

To colour the scene I started with a Tim Holtz blending tool with the foam.  Using Memento London Fog I started colouring lightly from the edge moving inward.  It probably took abour five passes around the whole card to get the look I wanted.  Then, using Distress Ink called Black Soot I used the blending tool and once again worked the ink lightly from the outside edge inward until it was dark enough.

I decided that the scene needed a tiny bit of something to add interest so picked up my Colorbox Stylus that had Adirondack Lemonade on the foam pad and without reinking it I tapped a bit of colour into the moon.  Here is a closer look at the photo so you can see what I've done!

Once I mounted the scene it was easy to see that it would look great mounted black on white.  A little bit of scoring around the outside edge and it was done!  After I finished the card I was thinking that a funny sentiment for the inside, that would go with the outside would be... Congratulations on your children moving out!  haha!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Stamps:  Stampscape

048E - Lakeside Cove
267E - Pines With Rocks
105E - Cloud With Moon
196F - Pine Tree
Sentiment - Stampscapes - Sentiment Sheet #7

Inks:  Memento London Fog
         Distress - Black Soot
         Adirondack Lemonade Yellow

Paper:  Recollections & Staples 110 lb. white

Thanks for looking!

CAS-ual Fridays - Use a pastel and black
Art Impressions Stamps - Monochromatic

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mom's Day Card....A Wee Bit Early!

Good Afternoon Chicks!

I thought I would try something a wee bit different than my usual!  I was looking around at challenges and came up with this that can be entered in them.
The base card was cut with the Cricut, Wild Card cartridge at 5 1/2 inches using the Doily cut.  The green patterned paper was cut with the Cricut using George at 4 1/2 inches.  The white looked kind of bland so I recut the card base using deep pink on the back half of the cut.  This was mounted on the inside of the back half of the card.  The contrast seen on the front looked waaayyy better this way!

The digi image was from a set that I won over at Quirky Crafts Challenges a few weeks ago.  The digis were from The Stamping Boutique.  On second thought... this was one of four digis I had to pick from to put something together as a guest designer at Quirky Crafts Challenges.  My how my old brain can screw things up!  Anyway, I coloured the image with copics and keeping with the circular theme I used my huge scalloped punch to cut it out.
I think the longest part of the whole process was the bow.  I tried a bunch of different ribbons using a few different techniques and ended up with a simple one done with the 'Bow Easy'.  Not sure if I am happy with it yet but the green matched the patterned paper (IRL).

After adding a bit of baby pink Stickles to the tips of the tulips and adding a wee tag that says Mom and adding a pearl to it, I declared  I was done and that's all there is to it!  Oh, and I also stitched around the green circle prior to attaching it so you couldn't see the stitches on the inside.  It didn't turn out as planned because a single layer of paper, and especially being a circle, isn't fun to try!  The paper slid all over!

Here's a close up of it from the side so you can kind of see how I put it together...

So.. Here's the recipe!

Digi - The Stampin Boutique (Her digis are awesome!)
Sentiment inside.. Happy Mother's Day from Stampin' Up!
Paper - Textured white 12X12, Green patterned from K&Company, Pink from Recollections
Ink - Memento Black
Ribbon - WalMart
Cricut Carts - Wild Card, George
Sewing Machine

 Hope you have a wonderful evening and I'll be back soon!


The Outlawz: Monday Greeting Card recipe - Flowers, Patterned Paper and Ribbon
Quirky Crafts Challenge: Circles, Flowers and Gems/Pearls for a special lady

Monday, 19 March 2012

Slider Card

Good Morning Chicks!

The CAS challenge at the Outlawz is to design an interactive card.  It took a while to think this up but.. I did it!

The slider card is put together like a present.  The flowers are made from punches and the flourish is done with a Tim Holtz die and thin cardboard which was painted with acrylic paint and then loaded with glitter.
The designer paper is called Manhatten and I picked that up from a discount bin for 25 cents a long time ago.  Ribbons are from WalMart and...
There you have it!!

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a wonderful work week!



Saturday, 17 March 2012

Outlawz Color Challenge - 03/13/2012

I finally have my entry for the Outlawz Color Challenge  The colors to be used this week are as follows along with a twist!:


I actually thought of this card during the wild storm and aftermath this past week.  It was soooo nice to be able to sit down and put something together again! 

The stars were done with Sookwang tape and a Fiskars star punch along with opaque white glitter.  My sleeping teddy is a stamp that came with a bunch of odds and ends I purchased off of eBay one year ago.  I coloured him twice and layered the head and front paws for a dimensional effect.

The ribbon is from WalMart, the blue plaid paper is Stampin' Up! from my stash and I used a Martha Stewart star border punch.  The stitching is all uneven because I made the mistake of gluing the stars on before I zig-zagg'd around the edges.  Oops... better luck next time!  That little blue hand is actually a metal brad and the sentiment from Stamping Bella.

Here is a close up photo of the bear...

There you have it!  Thanks for looking and I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!