I have this blog as a place to share my creative self -- be it card making, music playing, scrapbooking, altered art, home decor, or whatever direction my art takes me. My dogs are always a part of my home life, so they have to be a part of my blog, too.
I used a variety of dies to create this card. They are from Craftin' Desert Divas, Paper Wishes, Lawn Fawn, and Die-namics. Papers are all digital, and were taken from my stash. The flowers are also from my stash -- really old!
It's time for a little mid-challenge inspiration at Oddball Stamps Challenge Blog. We have a month-long challenge going on right now with the fun theme of Watchin' Rainbows. It goes until March 14, so there's still plenty of time to join in. Here's what I made for the challenge, using an Oddball Art Stamp Company digi.
This is image #110, Hadley and her Pet Cloud, colored with Copic markers. I can relate to little Miss Hadley. Some days I feel like I have my own pet cloud over my head! I cut the rainbow out on my Silhouette Cameo with a file from the Silhouette Design Store. It's all mounted on a Kraft card base. CAS. I hope this inspires you to join in on our 'Watchin' Rainbows' challenge presently going on at Oddball Stamps Challenge Blog. If you'd like to do some shopping of your own at the Oddball Art Etsy Store, use discount code DTJULIE10 for 10% off of anything in the store! Woohoo! That's a great deal! Some Useful Links:) Company Website ♥ http://www.oddballartco.com Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco Facebook Friend Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballart Twitter ♥ http://www.twitter.com/oddballartco Flickr ♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddballartco Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com
I always start with skin. For this image, I wanted everything to be soft and spring-like so I went with real light skin tones. I used:
E000, E01, E11, E04, R20 (for blush), BV000, BV01. The BV's are for cast shadows.
Eyes -- BG000, B12, B14
Hair -- I chose blonde for the same reason I went with light skin tones. I wanted very light spring like colors for this image. Hair colors are: Y00, Y21, Y13
Next, the big flower that's doubling as her umbrella. Colors used are:
Petals -- RV10, RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66
Here, I add the center, dewdrops, and the remaining flowers... Flower center colors -- Y00, Y06 Dewdrops -- BG10, BG01
All that's left now is the stems and leaves, and her dress. Stems and leaves -- YG03, G40, G43, G46
Dress -- BG11, BG32, BG45, BG49 Flowers on dress -- RV52, RV55 Here's Dewdrop - Raincatcher, made into a card...
I used a cutting file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons and cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo. The papers are from Echo Park Springtime. The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the image. I hope you check out the showcase at Coloring Without Boundaries. There's also a challenge, with a number of categories. Projects don't need to be finished. They can just be colored pieces, if you prefer to enter that way. Check out the Coloring Without Boundaries Facebook Group, too, and the Lacy Sunshine Color N Craft Community. I would like to enter the following challenges:
It's Saturday, the day before Easter. It's a cool, rainy afternoon and I decided to make a couple tags to enter some challenges. I am always charmed with Gerda Steiner images. I used 2 of them for these tags:
The 2 Gerda Steiner images I used were Nerdy but Nice on the first tag and Bunny with Carrot on the second tag. Both digis were colored with Copic markers.
Papers for these tags are digital. They are found at Snap Click Supply and are Lori Whitlock's Easter Friends papers.
I used some goodies I won in a challenge from Eyelet Outlet. I used Pastel Rabbit Brads and 12 MM white/black jewels.
Dies for these tags are from Craftin' Desert Divas and Paper Wishes. Sentiments are from My Pink Stamper. Fibers are from Close To My Heart.
I had a great time making these tags, being creative on a rainy afternoon. Now, to make some supper!
I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:
Hello, and happy Saturday! Great Impressions Stamps is sponsoring the CRAFT Challenge blog this week. The theme is "Add some bling". As part of sponsoring them, each of the DT members at Great Impressions Stamps has made a project to join in the challenge. Since Spring is very slowly making it's way into northern Wisconsin, I was inspired to work with this delightful tulip stamp, to create this:
I used several sizes of a Spellbinders label die to create this card. Papers are from Echo Park Papers Springtime 12x12 collection. The shimmer trim and sentiment are from Close To My Heart. The crinkle ribbon is by 3 Girl JAM.
Happy Tuesday, and Happy Easter! This is Holy week, if you are Christian, and a very busy one if you are the church organist. This week, I can't keep track of if I should be at work or at church -- there's lots going on both places! Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog, and our theme is 'Any Shape'. I went with a shaped card that's a big extreme -- it spells out the word Easter!
It's Monday, and it's time for a bit of mid-challenge inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge blog. The theme this whole month is 'Beauty'. I think that's such a nice theme for March, with Spring starting today. We have 2 sponsors this month, and this challenge, I am working with digital collage sheets from Luna Girl.
I used two of the rabbits from the trio of bunnies, colored them with Copic markers, then fussy cut them. The bunnies are framed with a brand new set in The Cutting Cafe, Fun With Circle Frames. Papers and sentiment are from Doodlebugs' Spring Garden 6x6 pad, found in the Cutting Cafe Shop. I used a Close To My Heart scallop edge punch on the bottom of this card, and a couple of enamel hearts from my stash. I think this card will be a perfect "just because" card to give to my husband. It's a happy, springtime card, and the "Happy Easter From Your Peeps" set worked wonderfully for it. I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: Craftin' Desert Divas -- Photo Inspiration Critters and Creatures -- Linky party II IDCB -- ATG D.L. Art -- March linky party
I used lots of products available at The Cutting Cafe and The Cutting Cafe Shop in this adorable Easter card. As already stated, the cutting file, Easter Egg Treat Cup Card, is one of several Easter Treat Cups available in The Cutting Cafe. The bunny is from the clear stamp set, "Happy Easter from your Peeps", available in The Cutting Cafe Shop. The designer paper (jelly bean pattern) is Doodlebug Designs Bunnyville 6x6 pad, also available in The Cutting Cafe Shop. The clear yardstick that I used on the treat cup is also from The Cutting Cafe Shop. It's the 8 1/2 x 11 clear card stock. To finish the card, I wrapped a bit of Timeless Twine around it, filled it with chocolate eggs, and voila! Happy Easter! Check out The Cutting Cafe blog on March 21 to see what the rest of this talented design team made with the Easter Treat Cup card cutting files. Leave a comment, and you could win 3 sets of your choice. Woohoo! Then, visit The Cutting Cafe, Be Inspired Facebook Group for more inspiration, contests and good fun. I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: A Gem of a challenge - -Easter Crafting with Dragonflies -- Easter D.L. Art -- Easter IDCB -- ATG
It's Saturday, and I'm posting today for Great Impressions Stamps. I have a good friend who will be turning 94 in a week or so. I try to make and send him a card each week. He's one of my biggest fans. So, of course, when his birthday rolls around, I try to make him something really special. Here's his card for his 94th birthday -- Front side of the card:
Somehow I think my friend will think that sentiment perfect for his age. He has a great sense of humor, and I can hear his chuckle all the way across the state! I cut this card design out on my Silhouette Cameo with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store. Designer papers are from Crate Paper. Kraft paper is from Carta Bella. I'll be back next week. In the meantime, please enter our Bunny Hop challenge. We want to see your Easter/Spring projects. You'll find many wonderful rubber stamps in the Great Impressions Store.
Stamping! I love stamping! Coloring! I love coloring! Throw in a chance to use my Silhouette, and you've got the perfect project! I'm posting today for the Cutting Cafe Shop. There are some new clear stamps in the shop with an Easter theme, and also some new Spring and Easter designer papers. Take a look at this!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! There's no Irish in me, but we're celebrating big time at the nursing home today. Irish music, green beer, corned beef and cabbage. Lots of wearin' of the green. Great fun!! Today is also the start of a new challenge at Star Stampz Challenge blog. Our theme for the next 2 weeks is "think spring.". I'm really liking this, as we've had 2 days of rain that is now turning to snow. I'm ready for some warm spring sunshine!
This lovely spring image is Star Stampz "Spring Flower", found in the Etsy Store. I colored Spring Flower with Copic markers, then used a variety of dies from Ecstasy Crafts (image and directly behind it) and Spellbinders (card base and matching layer). Papers for this card are digital -- Perfect Petals by Michele R Designs. The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. I hope you can join in for our Think Spring challenge at Star Stampz Challenge Blog -- you have 2 weeks! Please join the Star Stampz Facebook Fan Group, too, for even more inspiration and fun. I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: Lemon Shortbread Challenge - ATG IDCB -- ATG
It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog. Our theme is always anything goes with an optional twist. This time, the twist is 'Paris'. Julia recently released some incredible Paris themed digis you can find in the Etsy Shop. I've always wanted to go to Paris. It's on my bucket list. While making this card, I was there in my dreams, walking my dog...
It's March 15, so that means it's time for a new challenge at Oddball Art Stamps Challenge Blog. The theme for the next month is "Watchin' Rainbows" (use a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow). Ah yes, I love rainbows!! I used Oddball Art Stamps image #194, Newsprint Flower, on this card, reproducing it a few times to create this CAS card:
The rainbow-colored background paper is a digi paper, found at Pixel Scrapper. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart. The glitter bling is from Prima Marketing.
I hope you join us this month for our 'Watching Rainbows' Challenge. If you plan to do any shopping in the Oddball Art Stamps Etsy Store, use discount code DTJULIE10 and save yourself 10% Yes!
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Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on ourODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE. We have a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so still lots of time left to go play there:)
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
It's Tuesday, so that means it's New Release day at The East Wind. Today's new release is Lucy Loo 'Drawing'. She was so much fun!
I colored Lucy Loo 'Drawing' with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company/Donna Downey. I used papers from My Mind's Eye -- the Market Street Nob Hill 12x12 Collection. The circle dies are from Craftin' Desert Divas. The glitter trim is from Close To My Heart, as is the card base. For more inspiration, and to see what other design team members did with this fantastic new release, join our The East Wind Facebook Group. Please follow me on Instagram, too. I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: Not Just Cards -- ATG
It's Wednesday - Hump Day - and I have the pleasure of posting today for Coloring Without Boundaries, using a fantastic Lacy Sunshine image by the uber talented Heather Valentin. Meet Twirlberry's Flower --
I'm going to break down how I colored the flower petals. I'm going to color a few petals in this tutorial. First, using RV04, I place a small amount of the darkest shade.
Second, add the second darkest color, RV02
Next, the 3rd color of pink, RV00
Now, it's time to add the second color, the yellow green. Again, I start with the darkest color first, YG03
Next, add the second color of yellow green, YG01
We're getting close to the blending stage now. Add the final yellow green color, YG00
Lastly, blend the 2 colors together, going back over the petals with the 2 lightest colors, RV00, and YG00. I colored in some water drops, too, with BG000 and BG10. Be careful not to go over the colors too much or they can become "muddy" looking.