Saturday, May 28, 2016

It Stinks You're not feeling Well -- for Great Impressions Stamps

Happy Saturday, fellow crafters!  I'm posting today for Great Impressions Stamps, where you'll find a stamp for every occasion! Today, I have an adorable Get Well card to share with you...



This card uses 2 Great Impressions stamps:  B220 - It Stinks sentiment and, colored with Copic markers, F606 -  Skunk With Flowers.

The rest of the card was made with a Simon Says Stamps word die, some Close To My Heart sequins, designer digital paper from Echo Park, and card stock from CTMH.

There's just a few more days to join our Birthday with Bling challenge at Great Impressions Stamps, but please join in.  And don't forget to shop at the Great Impressions Store for these and other wonderful stamps!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hand Colored Hugs -- for Star Stampz

Happy Thursday, everyone!  I'm so glad we're getting closer to the weekend!  Today's also the start of a new challenge at Star Stampz Challenge blog.  For the next two weeks, our theme is an easy one -- use a hand colored image.  

I used "Spring Sunshine" to create this:


I colored the digi stamp, Spring Sunshine, with Copic markers.  I used some free designer paper I got with a magazine on this card.  The dies are all from Spellbinders.  The flowers were purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you can join us for the challenge at Star Stampz challenge blog.    Check out the Star Stampz Facebook Group, too. You'll find great inspiration there, too!

On Your Special Day -- for Julia Spiri Challenge Blog

Happy Thursday, everyone!  It's time for a new challenge on the Julia Spiri Challenge blog.  For the next 2 weeks, our theme is 'wedding.'  

I used the Peonies and Ranunculus, Watercolor Clip Art, to create this:

I layered several of the flowers and vines together to get this effect, and added the sentiment using a font on my computer.  After that, it was a matter of finding some elegant paper that looked like 'wedding', an elegant die cut, some glitter trim, and the card was complete!

This is definitely the season of weddings and wedding showers.  I have several coming up in the next few weeks and this card is going to come in handy! 

I hope you can join us at the Julia Spiri Challenge blog for our 'wedding' challenge.  We've got great prizes, and I'd love to see what you make!  Join the Stamps by Julia Spiri Facebook group, too, for more inspiration, fun, and occasional freebies!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Summer -- for Coloring Without Boundaries

Hello, fellow crafters.  This weekend is Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., and the unofficial start of summer.  What could be more perfect than featuring this happy summertime image from Lacy Sunshine artist, Heather Valentin? 

Today, I'm featuring Eleanor & Pickles Digging Clams....

I'll talk you through the process of how I colored this, starting with skin:

I used the lightest skin tones behind the glasses, so it would look different there -- E000 & E00.  
The rest of the skin tones are: E00, E21, E34 Lips - R21, R22 blush - R12

Eyes - BV000, BV02, BV04

Hair - YR24, Y21, E50

Glasses - B32, B34, B37, C00

Frog - G00, G20, G21, G24
Tummy - YG00, YG11, YG13, YG17
Eyes - W1, W3, W5, W7

Snorkel & Fins - BG000, B00, B02, B05
Water - BG000, BG11, C01
Sand - E30, E31, E34, E35, E37

Sundress, Hat, and Hair Ribbons -- BG000, BG01, BG05, V000, V01, V04

Pail - YR12, YR14, YR18.  The pail wasn't bright enough, so I added YR02
Clams - YG91, YG97, YR20, YR24
Pearl - C01, C00

Here are Eleanor & Pickles Digging Clams, made into a card  -


I cut the card base out on my Silhouette Cameo, with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The puffy sentiment and sun are from October Afternoon.  The designer paper is from Carta Bella.  The Kraft paper is from Close To My Heart.

You'll find this tutorial and other wonderful tutorials on the Coloring Without Boundaries blog.  There's  opportunities to improve your coloring with Heather Valentin's online coloring classes.  They are available for purchase in the Lacy Sunshine Store.  Check out the Lacy Sunshine Color N Craft Community on Facebook and the Coloring Without Boundaries Facebook Group for inspiration and information.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Christmas Cheer -- for Great Impressions Stamps

Happy Saturday, all my crafty followers!  I hope you have time to enjoy the weekend.  I am posting today for Great Impressions Stamps, and I'm featuring a Christmas card. I'm trying to get at least one, hopefully 2 made each month. 


I love this chickadee stamp! It's Great Impressions stamp G28 - Winter Chickadee, colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment, stamped in red on the base of the easel card, is A151 - Cheer.

The card was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo with a Lori Whitlock file, found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The snowflakes are Cheery Lynn dies.  The papers have been in my stash forever. They are a Lily Bee Design 6x6 paper pad, Jingle.

Have you joined our Birthday with Bling challenge yet at Great Impressions Stamps?  Please do!  It goes all month, and I'd love to see what you make!  Don't forget to shop at the Great Impressions Store, too!  You'll find these 2 stamps, and many, many more!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Sunny Days Ahead -- Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge

Every month, I try to enter several progressive challenges.  One of my favorites is the Gerda Steiner progressive challenge.  I just love her images!  They are a breath of fresh air, humorous, and fun to color!  This month's fit that description to a tee!  Meet this month's digi, "Mouse With Drink":



I colored 'Mouse with Drink' with Copic markers.  I cut the rocking card, a file found in the Silhouette Design Store, out on my Silhouette Cameo.  The papers are from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp clear stamp set. 

I can't wait to see what next month's digi will be!  No matter what, it'll be awesome!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge -- May
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog -- ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
AUD Sentiments -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sun Kissed -- for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

It's time for a little mid-month inspiration over on the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  The theme all this month is "Mother's Day".

I found an absolutely delighful digi in the Etsy Shop, and I jumped at the chance to color it up.  Here's Vase Mouse --



I colored Vase Mouse with Copic markers.  I cut the card base out on my Silhouette Cameo, using a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The stitched oval is a die from Die-namics. The designer paper and silver foil tape are from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment is a puffy sticker from October Afternoon.

I had a great time coloring this image and creating this card.  I hope you can join in the fun at the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge this month!  We've got great prizes, and I'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Flowers or Graduations
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog -- ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
AUD Sentiments -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG