Sunday, June 28, 2009

Giving Shelter by Rachelle Anne Miller / Stampavie Stamps

I think my"mojo " took a vacation but it has finally returned with a three-fer! The challenge over at Roses On Paper is flowers and an added twist is you are also suppose to combine the challenge with at least one other challenge. You must also use a Magnolia, Rachelle Anne Miller, Sarah Kay or Greeting Farm image. I chose to use a Rachelle Anne Miller image called "Giving Shelter". I love this image and how fun it is to color it with a bit of whimsy.

As luck would have it the current challenge at Stampavie is also flowers and the use of a Stampavie image which includes the Rachelle Anne Miller line. That brings me to challenge #3 which is a sketch that I myself created. Some of you might recognize it from a few posts ago. Each week on the CK/ Paper Crafts message board we take turns hosting challenges to keep our mojo going. This past week was my turn to host a sketch challenge. I chose to use this sketch that I had created last month when needing a layout for a card I was making for another challenge. I have had a lot of fun with this sketch and have really enjoyed seeing what others have created using it. You can find the sketch HERE. For the flower part of the challenge, I have the flower in the image which I cut out and pop dotted for added dimension. I embossed the pink and yellow circles with a floral print using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and I made two flowers to pop dot on by using the medium and large Paper Shapers Retro Flower Punches.

Supplies Used:
Image: Giving Shelter by Rachelle Anne Miller / Stampavie Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Printed Paper: Backyard Snap by American Crafts. Stripe by American Crafts
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Picket Fence Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Paper Shapers Retro Flower Punches
Buttons by Lasting Impressions
Embroidery Floss
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Gamsol.
Completed card size: 5 1/2" square

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

House Mouse ATC

Artist trading cards are miniature works of art created on 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" card stock. They have become very popular with artist and crafters throughout the world. If you would like to learn more about them, click here and here. Also if you google "ATC", will find a ton of info about ATCs as well as several galleries displaying samples.

I made these for a swap I am in that requires that we use a House Mouse image and we were to make 6 of them to trade with 6 other swappers. I chose to use Mudpie "Having a Ball" as my image. He is colored with Prismacolor colored pencils then blended with Gamsol. I used crystal Stickles by Ranger on the ornament and Snow Dimensional Paint by DecoArt for the brim and pom pom on Mudpie's Santa hat. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut my scallop circle. Card stock is by Bazzill and the white card stock is embossed with Cuttlebug's Snowflake embossing folder. Double sided satin ribbon by Offray and corner punch by Stampin Up was used to finish off my ATC.

If you have never tried making an artist trading should. I'll warn you though, they can be addicting! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

CK /PC Sketch, Just Magnolia and Simon Says Challenges

I have another three-fer! The first challenge is the sketch challenge for Creative Keepsakes / Paper Crafts message board forum. There is a group of us who participate on the board that like to challenge each other with challenges. This week the challenge is a sketch which is hosted by Jenny / geminijen. You can find her sketch below. If you love paper crafting then you might want to check it out and join us for some chatting, sharing and lots of fun! We have a fun group of creative ladies.

The second challenge this card is for is the Just Magnolia challenge. This week the challenge is to do paper piecing. I love paper piecing and quite often will paper piece Tilda's outfits. On this card I have paper pieced her dress and the bow in her hair.

The third challenge is for Simon Says and this week Simon Says use pink and brown on your creation. I had a really hard time photographing this card, even took it outside in the sun. I used a really dark brown and it kept looking black in the pictures. Trust me, I have lots of brown and pink on my black!

Supplies Used:
Image: Sweetheart Tilda by Magnolia
Cardstock: Bazzill
Printed Paper: BasicGrey
Ink: Memories
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart butterfly and hydrangea punch
Pearls and rhinestones by Hero Arts
Quick Kutz photo corner die
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. Dress and bow are paper pieced.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have a chance to check out the amazing creations at CK/PC, Just Magnolia and Simon Says.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Magnolia, Roses On Paper and A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenges - A Three-fer!

I have a three-fer going! The current challenge at Roses On Paper is a color challenge using the colors pink, green and yellow. You must also use either a Magnolia, Alota, Sarah Kay, Rachelle Anne Miller or Greeting Farm stamp to create your creation. I chose to use Tilda from the Magnolia line. I'm not a yellow person so I really had to work at it to squeeze in some yellow here and there. I was happy once I was done. Roses On Paper has a a new line of stamps coming out ......check the site for details and design team call!

The current challenge at A Spoon Full Of Sugar is butterflies. You could use one or more but somewhere you need to have a butterfly. I believe this is my first time to join this challenge but I watch it weekly to see the fabulous creations the DT makes. They are awesome!

The third challenge I incorporated in my card is the Just Magnolia challenge which is a sketch using a Magnolia image. This is a fairly new challenge blog and so far I have been loving their challenges. You can find the sketch below.

Supplies Used:
Image: Tilda with flower jump rope by Magnolia
Cardstock: Bazzill
Printed Paper: BasicGrey
Ink: Memories
Martha Stewart butterfly, leaf and scalloped lace border punches
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Prima flowers
Brads from stash
Crystal Stickles by Ranger
Rhinestones by Hero arts
Sizzix alphabet die
Offray ribbon
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. Tilda's dress is paper pieced.
Completed card size: 5 1/2" square

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to check out Roses On Paper, A Spoon Full of Sugar and Just Magnolia for some awesome inspiration.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bunny Bath / Happy Hoppers - House Mouse

I'm pretty close to the last minute in posting my challenge card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I chose to use a Happy Hopper image......some buttons......punches to make my flower....a bit of distressing.....and my card was done! There are an awesome number of entries for the Mojo Monday challenge this week....usually grab a cup of coffee and go check them out for some wonderful and creative inspiration!

Supplies Used:
Image: Happy Hopper "Bunny Bath" by Stampabilities
Cardstock: Wausau & Bazzill
Printed Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink "Old Paper" by Ranger
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Paper Shapers Retro Large and Medium Flower Punch
Buttons by Lasting Impressions
Cuttlebug Button Embossing Folder
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol. Direct to paper distressing with ink is applied to image.
Completed Card Size: 5 1/2" square

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a creative day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge #7 Animals & Insects / CK / PC Different Folds Challenge

I have a twofer.....two challenges in one:

The challenge this week at Just Magnolia is Animals & Insects. I chose to use one of the newer Tilda images from the Chasing Butterfly Collection....Tilda with Ladybug.

Over at Creating Keepsakes / Paper Crafts forum the weekly challenge was to make a card that had more than the one traditional fold down the middle. I chose to make a"notealope" to house my Tilda. A notealope is a way of creating a note or card with its own envelope. To learn how to make this easy notealope watch this video by Dawn Griffith.

This picture shows the opening of the card and you can see where the flap had tucked into the fold on the front keeping the card / envelope closed.

Here is the inside of my notealope. Hope you liked it! Don't forget to check out the video for easy instructions on how to make your own.

Supplies Used:
Image: Magnolia / Tilda with ladybug
Sentiment: Studio G clear stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Printed Paper: Doodlebug Design, Inc.
Ink: Memories
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Technique: Image colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol