Good morning 🙂 The calendar says it’s spring, but it’s not quite feeling like it here though!! My inspiration card for the new challenge at the Sheepski Designs Facebook group feels spring-y, though 🙂 Our challenges are ATG, but there’s always an optional twist to help the old mojo, and this month, it’s Spring Things. There are so many gorgeous images to choose from Andrea’s Sheepski shop on Etsy, but this time, I picked one of her newer images….Butterfly Curl, to work with. Don’t forget to use this discount code, if you find something you need!!
I printed the image up on some pretty teal paper, then colored it up with my Prismacolor pencils. I loved the look of it so much, that I decided to leave it as a one layer, CAS card 🙂 The sentiment that I found was perfect for the image, and I printed it on a piece of gold vellum that I had kicking around here. It looks way more subtle in real life than the photo!! To bring a bit more gold in, I used a MS sparkle pen to dot around the butterflies to give them an almost magical effect 🙂
Hi there!!! Did you know that there is something fun happening at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog?? It’s our 4th Anniversary at the challenge blog, and …. the theme is Sprite Delight V!!!
This challenge is all about those adorable, whimsical little creatures that Mitzi has been sharing with us, the Sprites! Speaking of sharing with us, Mitzi has graciously extended this coupon code until the 20th of March!
As if that isn’t enough, Mitzi has created the lovely little Lilac Sprite as a special gift for you!! There’s no excuse not to get your Sprite on, with this fabulous freebie offer 🙂 Just a warning, one is never enough of these little darlings!! 🙂
As proof of my last statement, here is my inspiration project for the challenge.
Yup, just couldn’t stop at one…or two…..lol. I’ve used the following Sprites for my tuxedo fold card. Hydrangea Sprite; available at Aurorawings.com (png) or (jpg) and at Aurora Wings Etsy store (png) or (jpg). And the following, found exclusively at the Aurorawings.com store: Carnation Sprite (png) or (jpg); Daffodil Sprite (png) or (jpg); Tiger Lily Sprite (png) or (jpg) and Marigold 2 Sprite (png) or (jpg). I colored up this garden of Sprites with my Copic and SN markers, then fussy cut them out. I assembled the tuxedo fold card base from a pale mauve CS, then layered over it with die cut white lattice pieces. A Cheery Lynn flower and butterfly border, some Tattered Lace die cut butterflies and a scalloped edge were added to make it look like the Sprites were frolicking in a whimsical garden. I added some glitter to all the butterflies to give the project a wee bit of sparkle. Here’s a few close ups to show a bit more of the detail 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting, and I really hope that you’ll join us for some fun over at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog, and help celebrate our 4th Anniversary!!
Hello there 🙂 We have a new challenge at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog 🙂 This time our theme is “Animals”, and we have 2 super sponsors:
I was given the Cowboy Silhouette image and the Better in Cowboy Boots greeting, both from DRS Designs, to use on my project. I printed the silhouette on some paper that had a sunburst/sunset effect (it’s origami paper!) – I wanted it to look like they were riding in after a long day 🙂 I printed the sentiment on the opposite side of the same paper, matted them both in black, and placed them on a background paper from the same pack. A few diecut cowboy boots, some punched stars, and a twist of black twine finished this card off 🙂 Another birthday card in my stash for all the cowboys/wanna be cowboys around here 🙂
Good morning 🙂 As we dig out from massive amounts of snow, I’ll share with you my inspiration card for the new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. Our theme is Christmas, and we have the wonderful Lacy Sunshine sponsoring us 🙂
I used Gertie Sweet Urchin for my card, and colored her up with Prismacolor pencils. It’s been awhile since I did anything in a black and white monochrome, and I love how it gives this a more vintagey look than it already had!!
The background paper is from a pad that I got shortly after Christmas at Michael’s. One of their Hot Buy pads, and it has quite a few really nice prints in it. I also fussy cut the sentiment from another sheet from the same pad. I cut the flowers, using a Cottage Cutz die, and after shaping and layering them, I added the centers with Liquid Pearls and some silver Stickles. The silver gives just a touch of sparkle, a necessity on a Christmas card 🙂
It’s great to be done another Christmas card for the year, and this time, I know exactly who the recipient is!!
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Hello 🙂 We just had a nasty blizzard, snowfall, freezing rain episode over the weekend here 🙁 Now that Mother Nature has that out of her system, it’s time for Spring!! This delightful little fox image is from AMB Illustrations, and the set that it comes from can be found here. I colored this cutie with my Prismacolor pencils, then hemmed and hawed over what to do with it. After taking a look through my completed cards, I saw that I was a bit short of “thank you” cards, so at least that was a start!! My big AHA! moment came when I saw this sketch, at Sketch Saturday:
I found the rust colored background paper….it has a verrrry subtle print to it, but is the perfect color….and added some black strips for the other sketch element. I decided to pull out a “thanks” die, and turn this into an eclipse card, while still keeping with the sketch. I am thrilled with the finished result!!! I love how the eclipse method gets a message across, yet still allows the image to be the focal point!!
Hi there 🙂 I was thrilled to be asked as GDT at Delicious Doodles this month!! I’ve loved Teri’s art for a long time, so it’s a real honor 🙂 Thank you Teri, and team for having me!! The theme for March is March Hare/Rabbit, and I chose this cute image, Away With the Bunnies, to work with. It can be found here at the Delicious Doodles Etsy shop. I colored the image with my SN and Copic markers, adding a bit of Wink of Stella to the fairy wings to give them some sparkle.
I had some pink daisy flowers that went with the daisies in the image perfectly, so of course I had to use them as embellishment. The background paper is a piece I had in my stash, and the bottom border of bunnies is punched with a MS punch that I forgot I had!!
Hi there 🙂 I colored up this sweet image from Elisabeth Bell with my Copic markers to have a card on hand to just send to someone to say “hi”. This little sweetie with her cute bee friend was a freebie a while ago, and I finally had a chance to play!!
I used the same Nellie Snellen oval die to cut the image and the window in the black CS out. I used a Whimsy (I think) beehive die to place behind the window. After cutting a curved edge on the black, I backed it with a cute bee print paper, then cut a stitched strip to separate the 2 pieces. I printed the sentiment on the computer, then used a banner die to cut that out. I added a few bee stickers that I had in my stash, and made some “flight paths” with some white gel pen to finish this card off 🙂
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Good morning 🙂 I have a CAS card here for you, featuring an image from Limited Runs Stamps. Fluffball can be found here. I printed a whole row of him, turning the “unique” one upside down 🙂 I also added a fitting sentiment to the line-up while printing. I colored them up with my Prismacolor pencils, having a bit of fun with the “imperfect” one 🙂 I doodled a quick outline around them, then added a spattering of Nuvo drops to the card. Love how quickly a CAS card goes together!! Now, to decide which of my wonderfully, perfectly unique friends this is for <3
Hello again 🙂 I’ve been busy coloring and making cards this last week, and now I’m blogging like mad :/ I finally got around to coloring one of the beauties from Make It Crafty, something that has been on my need to do list for way too long!! This lovely lady is Matilda Celebrates. I colored her with my Copic and SN markers, adding dots to her dress with the mid-tone color, and some beaded curtains in the background with a black fine liner.
When I set to making up the card, I wanted to keep the image in focus, and keep the whole look festive, yet elegant. Good thing I have thousands of sheets of DP to choose from, lol! I found the funky black and white circular patterned paper….the black parts are a fuzzy velvety texture. I die cut the word “celebrate” out of a holographic piece of plastic with a die that I got quite some time ago, and have forgotten where from!! The plastic was quite heavy and really put my poor Cuttlebug to work!! After getting everything glued down, it still needed a “bit” more, so I added some iridescent and pink sequins for the final touch.
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Hello 🙂 The card I have here is proof that sometimes I act on ideas before my brain kicks in. I got this brilliant idea, when I saw that the current Power Poppy challenge was Love to Sparkle. My idea was to print an image on glitter paper!! I chose the lovely Asters Abuzz, from the Power Poppy digital section, and printed it on a heavy cream colored glitter stock. It printed pretty good, once I cajoled my printer into taking the paper!! The not so bright part came when I took out my (not cheap) Copics, and began to color!!! The first couple of strokes of the marker told me that I was in dangerous territory, where the health and welfare of my markers were concerned!! But, being incredibly cheap, and not wanting to waste even the smallest scrap of paper, I just had to continue…..instead of strokes, I basically dotted the colors on, very very very carefully!! When I was done with the markers, I added a few highlights with my white gel pen….using strokes, and promptly clogging my pen 🙁
I cut the image out with a die, then had to decide on a layout that didn’t completely overshadow this one and only project. I played around with a number of colors and prints of papers, when I grabbed the black glitter….in the back of my mind, I was thinking “too much!!” – but it wasn’t!! It looks really cool 🙂 I used a corner die so the green backing paper would show through, and added a few Nuvo drops to the corner to coordinate with the strip of white ribbon that I wrapped around the center. This finished the card, leaving it uncluttered, and letting the image and the sparkle shine through. I wish I could have got a better picture, but this was one of “those” cards that you take about a million pics, and none do justice to how it really looks!!