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Monday, April 30, 2012

Lady Reading


Greetings!

Happy Monday and last day of April!  Where did the time go?  Today, I would like to share with you a card I put together just messing around.  Sometimes, albeit very rarely, I get to play around with images.  I had created this card base and was going through my images and came across Lady Reading.  I believe she is a freebie from one of the many generous artist who contribute to Free Digital Images.  She seemed to fit this card perfectly.


I used SU cardstock to make the 6 x 6 base, as well for the brown mounting piece, and peach and brown diecut.  I did some stitching and finished it off with a flower (the leaves were made using MS punch) and glass embellies from Wild Orchids.  I add some satin ribbon and stickles to her dress to make it pop.

Challenge(s):
Amusing Challenge:  Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Good news and "Spring" card

Greetings!

Hope your Thursday is going smoothly!  Today I am sharing with you some good news (at least to me) and a Spring card that I created.  I will start with the news first.  As you know, I was the GDT for Whimsy Stamps for April and they asked me to stay on as a permanent DT.  I am so excited and happy about this!  I ladies on the team are so encouraging and supporting and for me that is very important.  I believe that I will be inspired and challenged to create and I can't wait to share my creations with you. 

Okay, now on to my card share for today.  I wanted to create a card where the sentiment was the main focal point, so I created a sentiment and designed this card.  I think at the time we were having real Spring like weather here in Michigan unlike today. :-)

Here's my card...


I used SU cardstock and added layered dp.  I used the Spellbinders Circle and Beaded Circle diecuts.  I added Cheery Lynn's flourish (cut in two different colors) along with flowers from Wild Orchids. I created the sentiment myself on the computer.  I did whip out my sewing machine and added some stitching.  I figure the more I practice the better I will become.  I can only hope!

Challenges:
Inky Impressions Challenges:  Anything goes
Little Darlings Stamps Challenge:  Flowers
Scrapalicious USA Challenge:  Flower Power

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Whimsy Stamps "Whimsy Owl"

Greetings!

I hope your Tuesday is going well.  After a couple of long post, this one will be short and sweet.  I wanted to update you on the post from yesterday.  I mentioned a tutorial for what I call "digital masking," and I haven't forgotten about it; however, I will be revealing that tutorial and sharing some other exciting news soon.  You don't want to miss out on that.

Well, today I am sharing with you another whimisical image from Whimsy Stamps.  As you recall, I am Guest DTing  for them this month.  I can't belive that next Monday will be the end of April.  Where did the time go? Time does fly when you are having fun!  I chose to work with the Whimsy Owl.  I think his facial expression is so classic.  He could be saying so much with those eyes. lol  I chose a sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC, "Owl be yours" to accompany my Owl.

Here's my creation...



I used SU cardstock and dp for my 6 x 6 card.  I also used SU Circle and Scallop circle punches for the sentiment and Spellbinder's Circle dies for the owl and background.  The chocolate cardstock is actually Cor'dinations.  The flourish is from Cheery Lynn.  I added buttons and ripped the edges using Tim Holtz's Tonic distressing tool.  I used Copics E50, E51, and E53 to color the owl as well as YR02, E41, YG61 and YG61 and YG67.

Challenges:
Tammy's Scapin Corner:  Anything Goes with a Critter twist


Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...






Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


Monday, April 23, 2012

CS Designs Artwork and Challenge

Greetings!

Woohoo!  I was one of the top 3 over at the Art with no boundaries challenge!!  Thank you Chris and your awesome DTs. :-)

I hope your Monday is going well.   I would like to share a couple creations I made using the artwork from CS Designs.  I think of the designs that Chris (The C in "CS designs) creates as artwork, because you could easily hang them in your home or office.  They are truly gorgeous works of art. 

Here's my creations...




This card I made using Arty Expression 4 and will enter in their Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent challenge.  I made the card using the usuallycardstock and dp; however, while cleaning my kitchen I came across these round things (I think they are washers) and thought they would be cool to add to a card.  Soooo, I added them to my card and I think it gives it a kind of industrial look.  Cool, eh?  I will definitely be using the rest of them on other projects because they did come in handy.



This project actually was adapted from a project my Supervisor showed me.  I like to challenge myself and see if I can duplicate it with a twist.  The twist is that I added a velcro closer on it.  I will be entered this creation in the Art with no boundaries challenge with the Anything Goes them.  I used the gorgeous "Solitaire Mummyfied/Ribbons" design from CS Designs for this project.  I love the intensity of the eyes (in both images). 

I must say that I love working with Chris' artwork, because it has such diversity and beauty to it.  I could honestly work with the same images on a daily basis and come up with several different creations.  If you haven't ever worked with her art, then you should give them a try.  They are reasonably priced and you can do so much with them.  I get easily bored sometimes If I am working with the same type of image; however, that will never be the case with these images they are too diverse.  *Note:  This is my personal opinion. d I wasn't paid to make this comment. lol*

You probably noticed that none or very little Copics was used on these projects.  Instead, I used a technique I call "Digital Masking."  I wanted  to add color to certain parts of the images so I masked certain areas.  I will show you how I did this in a quick tutorial.  I will try to get it posted later this evening.  (I'm headed to the Doctor's office right now.)

Why not join me for one or both challenges?!!  You'll have a blast.  Also, you will get to see what her talented DTs do with her artwork as well as herself.  Amazing stuff !!


Bonus Question response:  LOL...hmmm the strangest thing I was hoarding were the washers.  It's funny because I didn't know what they were.  I decided to use them on this card with twine because of industrial/techy look of them.  I imagine coloring them next time. 
Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...




Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Language of friendship...

Greetings!

WARNING:  Long but worthwhile post!

Have you ever spoken to someone and thought "this is my sistah from another mutha?"  Well, recently I had that exact experience.  A few months ago I received an email from a sweet lady name Kim (Scrapsoffaith) who wanted to ask me questions regarding working with digi stamps.  I often get emails like this, because of the tut I created for CDAC.  I love to help people out when I am able.  I answered her questions and she was able to accomplish her task.  Fast forward to about couple weeks ago and I received another message from Kim.  We exchanged some emails and again she was able to solve her problem.  Well, during our email exchanges I expressed to Kim that I would like to design for a store.  I have set personal goals for myself and one of them was as I continued to improve on my cardmaking skills, I wanted to eventually become part of a Design Team for a store that sold more than digi stamps.  I hadn't told anyone else this goal of mine, but there it was.  Kim immediately told me about the FAB Design Team that she was apart of over at Whimsy Stamps and well now I am the Guest DT for April (a step towards my goal).

This conversation with my "sistah from another mutha" continued with a 5 hour telephone call later on.  We talked and talked about all things crafty.  I honestly felt (and feel) like she is my long lost sister. lol  Anyway, I write all this to say that at some point in our conversation we discussed using flowers on our cards.  I have always thought that using flowers and flourishes on my cards was not my style.  I would occassionally stick a flower on a card as a second thought, but never planned on doing so.  I admired ladies like Kim and others who adorn their cards with so many embellishes it looked like the cards should be displayed in a musuem, but never thought of doing it myself.  Well, Kim encouraged (she's another great enabler) me to purchase a few flowers from Wild Orchids Crafts and  try it out.  I did so and I must say I was not only hooked, but surprised.  I came to realize that the reason I never used a lot of embellishments is because I didn't want to take away from the image. I wanted my coloring to really draw you in to the image.  However, I discovered that I can have my cake and eat it too!  I can create a card with embellishments and have the image still be prominent. 

I ended up making three cards using some of my stash from WOC.  One of those cards I will share with you today and it's dedicated to KIM!  You never know in life who you will meet and what role they will play in your life.  I am glad to have met her, while not in person, and to share my passion for God, crafting and all things good with her.

Here's my creation...






I used a lot of different products from a lot of different companies to create this card.  First of all, I started out with a 6 x 6 card base using SU cardstock.  I added papers from MME "Howdy doody" 6x6 paper pack and layered more cardstock from SU.  I used a MS punch on the yellow background cardstock.  I then stitched the three dp and cardstock together and layered it on top of the green cardstock.  The flowers and crystal stems are from Wild Orchid Company, the flourish is from Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish," and the other two are diecuts from Spellbinder's  Metal tags.  I cut the ornate diecut out using a silver cardstock I found in my scraps.  Lastly, the sentiment is from SU.

I love how the card turned out.  I had a blast taking baby steps with my flowers and flourishes.  I will definitely be using more of them on my creations.  However, I will find a happy medium as to appease my Gemini twin who likes the simple look. :-)

Challenge(s):
Prairie Fairy Fridays:  Use Flowers
Wild Orchids Crafts Challenge:  Spring
Thank you for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...




Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

TLC Brag Panels

Greetings!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am sharing a project I made for the purpose of showcasing some different techniques.  I created this to show some ladies (who are considering taking Copic classes) the different coloring techniques that you can do with digis and Copics.  I tried to incorporate some shadowing, use of a blender, shading, coloring grass and brick, etc.  I also threw in digital paperpiecing and coloring.  They were impressed and I think they may have been bitten by the Copic bug. lol 

I used images from a blog hop that Paulette over at Create with TLC and her talented DTs hosted a little while back.  The sentiments are all from Paulette as well, but not from the hop.

Here are different pics of my brag panel...

Front Panel 

Inside panels


The first panel I demonstrated how you can take the B01,B00, B000 and the blender and add shadowing around the image to make it look like a sky and add softness to the picture.  I've seen people do a lot of different techniques to add a sky and found this one is the easiest for me.  I also showed how using W1, W3, and W5 will allow you to get a stone look like on the wall.  I also glass glazed over the stone to give it more shine. 

In the inside panels, starting with the far left panel, I showed how to color a different sky by outlining the sky and adding some BG10.  I used the same technique on the water.  I outlined the grass with YG05 and then colored it in with a YG01.  In the middle panel I illustrated how to color cement using W00, W1, W3 because I wanted it lighter than the brick wall.  I colored another sky and a fence.  If you notice, I didn't color any of the skin on these images.  The reason for this is because skin and hair (as you know) is a lot more involved and so I will save that for another brag panel. *smile*  The last panel is the digital paperpiecing along with some Copic coloring and I used E50, E51, E53 and E27, E29.  I think this is a neat way to showcase your skills.  It's like a mini portfolio of your skills. I also wrote the Copic colors I used on the back of the panels for future reference, because I always forget what color I use.

To make the actual folded panel, I just cut 4 x 12 cardstock and scored it 3" (mountain and valley folds).  I sponged some ink around the edges and added some dp and cardstock to mount the images.  I used SU punches to punch out the wordart and used a Copic to outline the edges.
There are so many different ways to obtain a certain result and God knows I have tried several.  However, these work for me for now and I was happy to share them with my prospect Copic ladies. 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mazyz Art "Need Cake?"

Greetings!

I am very picky when it comes to what cake I eat.  In all honest, if my sister didn't make it, chances are I will not like it.  She makes all her cakes and frosting from scratch and she has totally brainwashed me in to believing that there is nothing better than her cakes.  My top three favorites of her cakes would be her Red Velvet, Chocolate Peanutbutter, and Coconut.  I have watched people devour her cake and look for seconds. lol  Okay, I making myself hungry so enough with cake talk.

The reason I brought it up was because my creation using Mayzy Art "Jean" is holding a cupcake and the sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC reads "Sometimes you just need some cake." 

Here's my creation...


I cut the card shape (and banner) out using my Cricut.  I am teaching a card class in a couple week that will focus on shape cards and this will be one of the shapes.  I colored this cutie up with Copics and love how "girly" it turned out to be.  I am learning to use my blender for more than just trying to clean up my mistakes.  I used it this time on her skirt to define the folds and flairs more. 

Challenges:
Ladybug Craft Ink TLT Challenge:  Shapes
Oh-la-la Creations:  Bold & Bright

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Belated Birthday Wishes

Greetings!

Today I bring to you a side step card using images from Whimsy Stamps.  As I mentioned before I am Guest Designing for them this month and I have had a lot of fun.  The ladies over there are so sweet and creative!!  I used the images Whimsy Hippo and the worm from the Whimsy Animals Accessories Set 1.  I dedicate this card to Paulette over at Create at TLC who celebrated her birthday Sunday and I missed sending her bday wishes.  She is so generous and giving of herself and I hope that she had a FAB day.

Here's my creation...





I cut the Hippo's backside out and mounted a spring on the back so that it moves all around.  I added googly eyes to the worm so that they moved around too.  The signs are from Whimsy Stamps as well, but I just changed the wording on them.  I colored the images with Copics.  I added lots of green grass and tall brances to make it really feel and look like a jungle.  I used buttons and a flower punch to make a sun.  This was a fun card to create.


Challenges:
Tammy's Scrappin Corner:  Splash of Green
Lexi's Creations:  Punches and diecuts
ICopic:  Spring Colors

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...

 



Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Woohoo!!

Greetings!

Just dropping in to do a late night post.  I found out that I won a challenge over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.  I won a $10 g/c to ICopic.  I started out with $10.48 in my cart, but by the time I finished scrolling through the store (BIG MISTAKE), I spent a tad bit more. LOL  Oh well, I can't wait to get my goodies and play some more.  Thanks again Tammy!!  You should stop by her blog and join in the fun!  It is an anything goes challenge (sometimes with a twist).  This week's challenge is a splash of green.  Stop by tomorrow to see what I am entering!



Thanks for looking and commenting!!

Nighty night...






Sorry

Greetings!

Today I am showing you a card I made using an adorable image Little Sweetie's Bouquet from a Cuddly Buddly artist Pachela Studios.  I just love these images.  I once again did Mariska technicque, because practice makes perfect. :-)

Here's my image...



The dp are from SU and the cardstock from Bazzill. I colored the image using Copics and added a glaze over it once it was all done.  I added some stitching (which I must practice more) and ribbon with a couple of buttons.  The diecut is Spellbinders Oval and Oval beaded.  I didn't add a sentiment to this card, because although he looks like he is saying "Sorry," it could be an ecouraging card as well. 

Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Ribbon or Twine
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes:  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Teddy Bear...Monster??

Greetings!

Hope your Thursday is going well.  I am popping in to share a card with you I created using Mariska's 3D tutorial I told you about a post ago.  I really had fun playing around with this image, the colors and this cool technique.  I also used wordart from Paulette over at Create with TLC and really think they go well together.

Here's my card...



I got a new Copic marker BG13, which I used with BG10 and BG11 and added YR12 for the spots on the monster.  I loved how this little guy and his cute teddy companion (E40,E41 and E42) came out.  I again followed Mariska directions and also added some glaze over the image.  In the second photo you can see how it is raised a bit.  I probably could have raised it more if I rounded the edges out more.  I used MME 6 x 6 paperpack and Spellbinder's Oval, Star and Wonky rectangle diecuts.  I also used a star embossing folder on the background Kraft paper.


Challenge(s):
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Embossing

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Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SD "Spring has Sprung" Challenge

Greetings!

Well, Spring may have sprung, but we had snowflakes yesterday so I don't think Mother Nature got the memo. lol  However, over on the Scrapper's Delights challenge blog, we did get the memo because the  "Spring has Sprung" challenge has kicked off!  Sooo, pull out your leftover pastel papers and bunny images and join us! 

Here's my creation using the Bee (hahaha...as I am preparing this post I realized that I am doing another post about bees)...


I colored this bee up with Copics and added some Stickles on the wings.  I used the Wax Fruit Co. honeycomb image for the background.  Funny thing is I don't like bees, I am one of those crazy people who will take out a window just to either kill or get away from a bee.  I don't buy the whole theory that they will not bother you if you don't bother them.  *gigl* 

I printed the flower out twice so that I could cut it out and have an "out-of-the-box" look.  I layered multiple cardstocks or a black card base.  I added the sentiment which I typed up on the computer , but actually got it from CTMH stamp set (slightly changed it up).  I finished it all off with 3 buttons I layered and some twine I made. 

Head over to the SD challenge blog and join us for the Spring has Sprung challenge that will run from April 8th - April 21st.  Also, check out the other awesome creations from the DTs as well as Janice's new releases.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge - Spring
Critter Sketch Challenge - Critters

Now get to creating...



Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Whimsy Stamps GD..."Bee You"

Greetings!

I hope you had a blessed Easter.  Today I am sharing with you some exciting news.  I am the Guest Designer for the month of April for Whimsy Stamps!  I am so excited, humbled and honored.  My e-buddy, Kim (Scraps of Faith), recommended me and the very sweet ladies over there were gracious enough to send me an invite.  I have worked with WS images before for Ready, Set, Create Magazine and really loved the diverse selection. 

Today I want to share with you a card I made using the Whimsy Animals Accessories Set 1.  This set comes with the most cutest bee, worm, grass and beehive.  I chose to play with the beehive and wanted to try a different kind of technique on it.  I followed a tutorial from Mariska, but then changed it up ever so slightly (used a different glue and added glaze).  I loved the way it turned out.  This technique is super cool.

Here's my image...


As you can see I made the image 3D and added some Glassy Glaze to give it a shine.  The honeycomb design in the background of the image is from Wax Fruit Company.  The paper is Basic Grey and I stitched around the edges and finished it off with a bumblebee charm and some white pearl swirls.  I used Spellbinders Circle diecuts and Beaded circle. 

If you would like to try out Mariska 3D technique, you can get the Olba glue she uses from Whimsy Stamps!  I didn't use this glue only because I was wanted to get my card done, but it is cool that it is now available to us here in the U.S. along with the syringes.  I am going to continue to practice making images 3D...so keep on the look out for me to come. :-)

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Use a diecut


Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Mayzy Art Easter Bunny

Greetings and Happy Good Friday!

Just dropping in to share a card I created using Mayzy Art image.  If you haven't visited her Etsy store yet, you are definitely missing out.  Her images are so cool and each month when you make a purchase you recieve a little gift too!  How sweet is that??  So today I share with you a sassy Easter bunny.

Here's my creation...


I really threw a little bit of everything on this card.  I used SU paper and cardstock as well as MME.  I aslo cut out some eggs using my Spellbinders diecut.  The sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set.  The banner was created using my Cricut and a svg.  I colored the cutie up using Copics and stacked some buttons on to
finish it off.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Challenge:
Oozak - Anything Goes

Now get to creating...








Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fight to Live

Greetings!

Saturated Canary was kind enough to give away the adorable image that I used to create my card today.  I know several of us have family members, friends, co-workers or someone who is suffering or has suffered from Cancer.  I know I know way too many people that have been afflicted with this disease.  My job actually participates in the Karmanos 5K walk and the 3 Day Walk to help raise money and bring awareness to this cause. 

Here's my card...


I added to the popular saying, "Fight like a Girl...To Live like a champion."  I truly believe these courageous individuals are champions!  I layered dp from SU and Basic Grey.  I used SU cardstock and rounded the edges.  I stacked Bazzill cardstock, SU paper to mount my image on.  I used Copics to color her up and added Stickles on the flower in her hair.  I finished it off with a couple buttons and some twine.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Challenges:
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes

Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CS Designs A mask...

Greetings!

This is my second post for today.  I am still on my color kick and using an image from CS Designs, I created a colorful mask.  On their "Art with no boundaries" challenge blog they have a challenge going on right now called "The Eyes have it."  I must say the creations that these ladies produce over there are stunning. 

Well, here's my creation using one of Chris' beautiful mask.


I wanted to really make the eyes stand out because it is a challenge about eyes.  I printed out two copies of the mask image and cut the eyes out of one of them.  I them colored it up, added some glass glaze over the circles and popped it onto the other image.  Prior to doing this, I colored the eyes using Copics B05.  I also cut out the lips and added glass glaze to them.  I didn't want to color the face, because I think it makes the eyes stand out even more by not doing so.  I added my own sentiment "A mask can never hide what the heart wants the eyes to reveal."  I then added some bling dots and colorful dp and cardstock.  That is  it!  I really love how it turned out.  I think the eyes are haunting yet beautiful.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Challenges:
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes

Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

TLC Downton Abbey "Mice Dance"

Greetings!

Hi my name is Candy and I am a TV junkie.  lol  I do enjoy television; however, I prefer a majority of shows that stimulate my intellect with a few guilty pleasures thrown in here and there.  One of my intellectual shows that is also a guilty pleasure is Downton Abbey.  If you have not been watching this show check it out on Nexflix, PBS channel or something.  It is so worth it.  I LOVE this show.  I love everything about it...the writing, the clothes (oh how I love the clothes), the history and the settings.  It is just one of those shows that is packed with all kinds of goodies.  Well, I snagged an image from Paulette over at Create with TLC a while back and this weekend I was playing around and pulled it out to color.  As you may or may not recall, I colored up a truck "Betsey" a few post back entirely rust color. I chose this image initially because of the tin pan.  I wanted to practice adding rust to an image while preserving its intended color as well. 

Here's my image...


Well, once the card was completed, I immediately thought that it reminded me of Downton Abbey character's Mr. Carson and Daisy. *gigl*  I used Basic Grey Oxford paper's collection, SU cardstock, and buttons from Oriental Trading.  I colored the entire tin pan with Copics W5, 3, and 1.  I then went back over it in certain spots with E09, E07 and E01 to make it look rusty.  I will continue to practice because it is fun to add another texture or feel to an image.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Challenges:
Just keep on Creating - Anything Goes


Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

One of a kind...

Greetings!

Today, I am sharing with you a very colorful, busy card which was inspired by the image itself.  I picked this cutie up from Saturated Canary.  I love how her images seem to be ethereal.  This particular image "Janessa" who I think is a Steampunk Hottie; however when I saw her she reminded me of a Fashionista.  I loved the layers of her skirt (I want this skirt) and her stylish hair cut reminded me of a runway diva if ever I saw one. lol  Anyway you interpret her, she is a BLAST to color up and definitely "one of a kind."

Here's my card...


I didn't use dp to determine my color scheme this time.  I just stuck my toes in the water and went for it.  I knew that I wanted her outfit to be bold, bright and yet very very sassy.  I started rummage through my Copics and dug out Y21 and Y23 (very similar in color) and then added some other yummy reds, oranges and BGs.  I used SU tag punch and CTMH sentiment "one of a kind," because truly it was a good fit.  I finished coloring her and then found dp and cardstock to compliment it all.  I added some twine, buttons and Stickles on the bottom of her skirt to finish it all off.  I think she is ready for the catwalk.  I know I would definitely sport this outfit. 

Thank you for looking and commenting!

Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes theme


Now get to creating...







Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Scrapper's Delights "Tears of a Clown"

Greetings!

I hope your day is going wonderful!  I am going to do a quick post packed with lots of information.  :-)  Today, Scrapper's Delights is sponsoring the "Craft your Passion" challenge and the theme is dots and stripes.  The Scrapper's Delights DTs were given some awesome images from Janice to play with and I chose the "Tears of a Clown 1" set.  Now, I must interject here and say that I am terrified of clowns.  Yes, they freak me out really really bad.  I don't know what is going on behind all that makeup and they are trained to make you focus on one thing while they do something else.  Tricky devils. *gigl*  Well, despite my fear (and part of my therapy) I couldn't resist playing with this cutie. 

Here's my creation...



Yummy...I love colors and I got to play with some really bright ones for this creation.  My card is actually a circus tent that I played around with and made into a card.  I then used a Spellbinders loop circle diecut to as a mat for the image.  I digitally paperpieced the image, colored some parts with Copics and added a digital flower from Scrapper's Delights "Spring has Sprung" collection.  The "Tears of a Clown 1" set comes with the clown, juggling balls, balloon and sentiment.  I imagine that this poor clown is so sad because everyone is afraid of him and he doesn't see the point of juggling balls or giving away balloons.  If clowns looked like this instead of the clowing from Steven King's "It" I might give them a second chance; however, as it stand now they still freak me out. lol

Okay, well that is it for me now.  Please stop by the store and check out the awesome images Janice has to offer and color them up and entering in the challenge.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Challenge:
Oozak - Anything Goes
Tammys Scrapin Corner  - Anything Goes

Now get to creating...








Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention