I simply love mermaids, and Ching Chou Kuiks are some of my all time favorites!! So, with the challenge theme over at the Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog being Under the Sea, I just HAD to do another card up For this card, I used Embrace the Ocean. I was inspired by the cool tones of the color picture of this image in the store, so gave it a go to see what I could come up with. I used my Prismacolor pencils for this, in tones of blue, purples and greys and enhanced the pearls with tiny bits of Stickles. I’m not happy with how the colors show up on my picture, but it was taken in natural light, and I kept snapping away until my battery died Anyways….I found a pretty DP for the background, and tore some fiber-y paper up to serve as a back drop for the image. I cut the anchor and the waves with my Cricut, and topped the waves with Stickles as well. I had the adhesive lace border kicking around in my stash for ages. I tried a bunch of different colored ribbon, but figured that navy would be the best….and of course I didn’t have one speck of navy ribbon!! I rummaged through my closet, and scored!! You know those ribbons on the inside of women’s tops??? Some very cool colors in there….and navy was the coolest color for today!! Silver roses, some mauve and white flowers with blue pearl centres, glitzy mesh….stuff….from my flower arranging days (oh my, I have soooo much stuff that isn’t even related to cardmaking!!), and a silver seashell charm finished my card off just the way I wanted
I’m entering this into the following:
Ching Chou Kuiks Inspiration Challenge -April – Under the Sea
Good morning Here is a card I made with a beautiful lilac image from Aurora Wings. Aurora Wings Challenge is currently having a sketch challenge, based on this sketch:
I colored the image up with Prismacolors, then layered it up with a doily. For the background, I stamped some script with white ink, and a swirly corner stamp was used with silver ink in the corner. Pieces of DP, matted with Silver mirror card were used for the other background elements. I added ribbon, eyelet lace and some silver blings to finish the card according to the sketch guidelines.
I would like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Mod Squad Challenge Blog – Plant Kindness
Fab N’ Funky - #343 Flowers
Aurora Wings Challenge – #46 Sketch
Deep Ocean Challenge - #151 Flowers Everywhere
Daisy Chain Challenge – #6 Make It Feminine
I’m on a posting roll, lately! This card was made with the gorgeous image, Orchid in Spring, by Ching Chou Kuik. I absolutely adore this (and all CCK’s) image! I colored her with my SN markers, then used this sketch
From Cheerful Sketches, as my layout guide. I’m venturing into the dreaded world of pastel colors, again. I’m going to beat this “fear” of pale colors yet!! I used some papers from a DCWV stack, some for the background, and some for the die cut shape on the corner of the image; a doily, some die cut flourishes, and butterflies cut with my Cricut. I mounted the image on a tag shape, that I punched the edge and top with. A simple sentiment was stamped along the top, then some strips of bling added. After assembling the card, but before adhering the butterflies, it became apparent that my love of glitter was taking over, so I added glitter all over the butterflies I love the effect!!
I’m entering this into the following challenges:
Ching Chou Kuik Challenge – Easter/Spring
Cheerful Sketches – Sketch shown in post
The Ribbon Girl – March Use Any Image
Digi Choosday – Week 12 ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG, week of March 21
I have another card today, this one using the absolutely adorable Annabelle by Conie Fong. With green being the “color” for March, I decided to do this card up in that color scheme as much as possible. I colored the image with my SN markers, and distressed the edges, then got to work trying to find papers and embellishments. The background paper is a big leaf print, which you can’t really see, but the color was what I was looking for. I knew I had some basket weave texture paper, which I wanted to use, and, luckily found in my ever growing stash. I wanted a lighter green piece, and found a piece of Whitewash Core-dination paper, but the whitewashed part was too light so flipped it over. A doily and some lace finished off the foundation of the card. I have a huge jar of diecut flowers that I can never seem to find a use for, so I shaped and layered them, to mirror the flowers in Annabelle’s basket. A few punched leaves, pearls, pretty green ribbon and bow, and a stamped sentiment finished this card off
Pink and Main – #19 Spring
Work It Wednesday – The Color Green
Scrapbook Place – Marching Into Spring
Delicious Doodles – Add Something Green
Inky Chicks – Flowers (stamped or as embellishments)
Hello!! After a short break, we are back with another ATG challenge at Creative Fingers! This time, we are sponsored by the wonderful Lemon Shortbread
The DT members have been busy creating some fabulous projects to inspire you, so be sure to check them out, and leave a little love on the way!!
I received the gorgeous Flapper Twirl Girl image to use on my card. I wanted to go for a real Art Deco look with her. I colored her up with my SN markers, then added some Wink of Stella to the dress and headpiece, and gel pen accents to her beads. I stuck to my favorite color combo with this card, using a pretty patterned backing paper, and some geometric shapes for the foundation. I cut some feathers with my Cricut, then accented them with gel pens. I had some fringe left over from a fringe dress that I made years and years ago, that fit nicely with the scheme, as well as a blingy trim that I scored at the dollar store!! I’m very happy with how this all came together!
I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge – #12 March ATG
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 11 ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #37 ATG
Color Crazy Challenge – Week 11 ATG
Crafting With An Attitude – #25 ATG
Hello there!! Today I have a card made with another gorgeous Aurora Wings image, Flower Ballerina . I colored her with my Prismacolors, and when everything kept going well, my stress at screwing it up increased!! The detail in this beauty was almost too much for my old eyes! I managed to get it done, though, and set to assembling a card. I thought the coloring was bad…..I can’t remember ever having so many issues putting a card together!! The papers I was intending on using just clashed terribly with the image colors, the dies I was going to use are lost in the mail somewhere, I didn’t have the flowers I wanted to use anymore…..blah blah. I buckled down and got to work. I die cut some sheer fabric out of a basic flower shaped die then heated the edges with my gun until they started to twist and curl….a bit of pink was added to the centers before I layered the flower shapes up with some pearl stamens. I decided to go with some solid card stock instead of messing with the print that didn’t match, and added a few strips of cheesecloth, some pearls and pearl sprays. Instead of matting the image, I punched one edge to bring some of the darker pink into the scheme of things. I didn’t have a stamp for the sentiment I wanted, so I used 2. I had to mask off some of the words, to leave the word “with”…..done that lots of times, what could be the problem??? Well, dummy me didn’t mask off the edge above and below the word, so right when I had everything all figured out, I had these 2 purple lines that weren’t supposed to be there!!! AAAARRRGGGHH!! Love = heart and some correction tape on the other boo boo. I was glad to be finished, and extremely pleased with how it turned out, especially with all the issues I had. I really think the finished product does justice to the beautiful image, and I hope the special lady who receives it loves it
I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge - #44 ATG
In the Pink – #114 For a Special Lady
Brown Sugar Challenges – #240 ATG
Creative Corner – Girly Fun
Crafting With Friends – #38 ATG
Hi there! Today, I have a card made with Ching Chou Kuik‘s Gentle As A Breeze. There is a challenge in the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group where participants use this image to make a project. I actually made a card with this stamp previously, but learned that wine does not go well with coloring! I wasn’t happy with it, so I got my SN markers out and made this one With the colors of the image being so bright, I opted for leaving the rest of the card quite subdued. Some embossed paper for the background, a Poopy Stamps birthday die, pearls, and a few white bows was all this spring-like card needed I hope you like it!!
I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting By Design - It’s Almost Spring!
Brown Sugar Challenge - ATG #239
Morgan’s Artworld - #4 For the Ladies
Glitter N’ Sparkle – #228 ATG
The Ribbon Girl s – Use Any Image
When I saw the color combo for the them at the Aurora Wings Challenge, I knew that I had to participate! I love the purple green and gold colors of Mardi Gras!! I was originally intending on doing one of the pansy images I have up into a card, but I went shopping and found this beauty, and had to have her!! Big Eyed Hydrangea Sprite can be found here or here. I love shopping at the new Aurora Wings store, it’s so easy to get around! I
I colored her up with my SN markers, and was so tickled with the finished result!! Let me tell you, I was holding my breath towards the end, hoping that I didn’t screw up!! I found some shimmery gold card stock for the back, layered the image with a green scrap and a doily; then cut some light purple flourishes out with a die. The bow and ribbon are actually 2 different ribbons, a sage green and a gold mesh. Then I punched and punched and punched little flowers, that I added gold glitter centers to, and arranged around the image with some punched leaves. A few gold dots and this card was finished!!
I’d like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – ATG
Cute Card Thursday – #466 Florals
Southern Girls – #154 Nature Inspired
Kitty B’s Aloha Friday – #89 Flowers
Jo’s Scrap Shack – #177 ATG
Hello, and Happy New Year!!! My blog has been down and out for over a month, but hopefully all the issues are resolved now!!! Just in time for a brand new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.!! We’re starting the New Year with a fun recipe challenge
Our wonderful sponsor this week is
who have tons of adorable images to choose from!!
I’m using Hula Halina for my card. I colored her up with my SN markers, adding some definition to the hair with an ultra fine point pen. I found the bright summery hibiscus printed paper in my stash, and then matched it up with some bright stripes, from a completely different collection. The three flowers were cut with my Cricut, and I added some sparkle to them before popping them up on some foam dots. I hope you can join us, and make sure you check out the fabulous creations of the DT here.
Hello there!! I hope everyone had a great week, and is ready for the new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges Our theme this week is Lots of Layers – a great way to use up scraps, I find. The sponsor is
who have some fabulous images for the lucky winner to choose from.
I used Cat/Kittens from our sponsor. I’ve been practicing my fur coloring lately, and this was a great image to continue with I used my Spectrum Noir markers, with a few touch up/accents with a very fine point Micron pen. I work with a girl who loooooves kitties, and the color pink, so made this into a birthday card for her. I die cut the backing of the cats from a pretty pink polka dot print, then found 2 other coordinating prints for some of the other layers. I stitched around the edges of these pieces to add a bit of definition. Everything was matted on white card stock, which I edge distressed and inked. The flowers were from my stash, as was the ribbon (I was going to go with MORE pink for the ribbon, but the lime green really popped, and coordinated well with the flowers). I added some adhesive pearls to finish the card off.