Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mama Elephant Challenge from a photo

This was my take using the only stamp set I owned at the time of Mama Elephant. (I admit I was waiting for a few to come in the mail that finally came back into stock, YAY!)

So here was the photo for inspiration…

I used Sunny Skies and created some watercolor effect when stamping.  I used the confetti die to have all the different colored sprinkles around some under the vellum (to mimic the glass jar in the middle).  Mine is not quite as subtle, coloring wise but I just like more color...







I hope you like it~ it was a fun challenge! May God bless you with a great day! Be Creative in whatever way God calls you to be!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

OCC: Stenciled Class Day 1 Inking on the stencil

This is the card I made with the color gradation from yellow to orange and then I also misted with perfect pearls while the stencil was in place! Just beautiful and a great tip.

Pretty simple with the stencil look and rub ons.




OCC: Stencil Class Day 3

On this day we were to use embossing paste and I used the snow stencil by Simon Says Stamp (SSS) with the white embossing paste.

 This is the card I created using it.  A word to the wise from experience it is better to start with the size you want as it is hard to cut down and get even edges…Added some stars from Studio Calico kit and some wood ones that I colored pink with distress markers. Added the sentiment from SSS stamp set onto vellum and layered it over it all!

May your day be blessed!

OCC: Stenciled Class Day 1

I have a few stencils and thought this class would give me some more ideas on how to use them and so the play began…

For Day one I created two pieces one that has a graduation of color and one where I did the stars yellow and then I off set the stencil and added orange in.

This is the card I made with the offset orange one. I added My handwriting for You are and sticker letters for My with some twine wrapped around and a puffy star with wash tape at the bottom.

I thought this would be either a good college card or graduation card.  Thanks for checking it out. May your day be blessed!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Lilypad Forums Challenge Pad Month of Challenges - 2014 Jan. 2 Art Journaling

I had a lot of fun using a Collab Jump for Joy from The Lilypad.  I have not done a whole lot of Art Journaling but I thought it would be fun and it was! ;0)

Here's the page I made…


As you can see Austin was being very silly! Of course ice-cream always brings JOY to our household.

The Lilypad Forums Challenge Pad Month of Challenges - 2014 Jan. 1 Blind Scrap

I decided I definitely want to scrap more this year…I managed to accomplish more Christmas presents this past year (2013):calendar for my parents, Book for Bob of his Dad (more or less Project life style), Book for my Mom of our vacation to Canada (22 pages worth plus cover-front and back).  I am hoping to share some of it here soon.

I am starting a monthly (January) Challenge where you are to scrap everyday for this month with a given challenge over at the Lilypad.  It sounds fun- I hope I am up to the challenge.  Check it out and join me! ;o)

Day 1-Blind Scrap



Kit used: Allison Pennington: Not Pictured

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 2 continued

So this is version two, so see my previous post if you want to see how I created this... So I remembered this time to use the distress inks blended on the background BEFORE I placed it on the glued background of the actual card.  It is so pretty in person because I used homemade mist with perfect pearls.  I may have gotten it a little too wet because when it dried it had shrunk a little...hmmm guess what that meant~ it was a bit hard to make all the puzzle pieces fit.  So I had to cut one of the tree trunks off and the reindeer in two different places to make it fit.  So could you tell that from the picture?  Well I will warn you so maybe you don't repeat the same mistake...but it is really pretty with the pearly shimmer to the background any way!  What do you think any advice?  What would you do different? Any suggestions??? Which card do you like better ?~God bless~

Here I just had to add an eye and rudolph nose again.  It just didn't seem complete what do you think?

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 2

I decided to try the Layered Die-Cut Inlay that Jennifer McGuire showed us in Day 2 (if you are not following along you are missing out go purchase the class and join me~ if you already have you know just how awesome it truly is!!!) I made a layer of a Christmas scene in SCAL and like Jennifer said I cut the top level first, removed and continued down the layer. I made some mistakes that I changed in my second card but there was one problem in that card too that if you check out my next post you will see and hear about it there... The santa and reindeer I colored with distress markers and also the 3 trees and then put rock candy stickles on top of the trees and on the ground for a frosty look. I wanted this to look more like snow and since it didn't I put Viva Decor white pearl pen on the edges and then more on the darker tree. I used stickles for the ornaments on the tree look. I was so excited to start placing my die cuts in that I forgot to color the background first and had to use the distress ink with the blending tool with chipped sapphire and salty ocean.
Then I decided to add an eye with Viva Decor black pearl pen and a red nose with ruby slippers stickles.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 1 Card Three

I made a design using scale of hexagons similar to a Simon Says Stamp die and the background here resulted from using the inner part for this. I used transfer tape to make it easier to keep them lined up and just had to fix a few by hand. I then used some distress ink blended over top to have it not look so white. Then I created the Merry Christmas in SCAL and die cut it using the gold Wink of Stella pen on the star and red stickles on the Merry with the dot of the eye in the same stickles for dimension. What do you think, I'd love to know! Thanks for stopping by; may your day be blessed!

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 1 Card Two

These next two cards started with a 4x6 glossy photo paper (I know Tim says not to use that but I have a stack of photo paper that I kept getting for a time with my printer ink and I just figured I would try it since the glossy paper I bought I can't find (another story entirely) and the one I ordered has not come yet... So I did alcohol ink on it for Christmasy colors (I believe red pepper and clover). I die cut a little different design that I also used SCAL for my cricut and will be using the positive die cut on some other cards, probably Christmas cards (might have more on that later). Then I outlined the words again not sure if I like this better or not??? I used a viva decor pen to add some of the positive space back in so that you can read the words better and some of the actual positive die cuts as well. Also used the viva pen for the stars...
This card I did the same as above but added Viva Decor Ice White Pearl pen for all the positive space to make the words stand out and gold stickles for the stars!