Mermaid’s “Hello”

Hello!! Here is my latest DT inspiration for the Sheepski Designs Facebook challenge.  The challenges are always anything goes, but we’ve now started to add optional themes to help get your creative juices flowing.  This month, it’s Sparkle and Shine.  I used the beautiful Hello image, by Andrea at Sheepski Designs.  For a discount on this, or any other image you may want to purchase, I have a discount code for you to use:

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After coloring the image with my Prismacolor pencils, I found some glitter paper, and some design paper with a subtle print and began laying out the card according to the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

I die cut the circles to show the glitter CS underneath, edged them in silver glitter glue, and put some clear acetate over the openings.  Then I raised the top layer with some foam dots, and attached the little fish behind the windows with thread, so they “swim” when you move the card.  Some cheesecloth and die cut shells, and a glittery sentiment on a white banner, finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – Sketch #125, shown above

Digi Choosday Craft Challenge – Week 47 ATG

Colour Crazy Challenge – Week 46 ATG

Allsorts Challenge – Week 442 – Glitter

Morgan’s Artworld – #23 ATG

In the Night

Good morning 🙂  It’s hard to believe how this month is flying by!! Already the 20th, which means Halloween will soon be here!  It also means that it’s the start of a new challenge in the Sheepski Designs Facebook Group.  The challenge is ATG with a Sheepski Designs image.  To help your pocketbook a bit, please feel free to use my discount code for your purchase:

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I decided to spook out a bit with my inspiration card, using the image Claire Bear from Andrea’s shop.  I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils, really trying to get a grungy, spooky look to her.  I distressed the edges, then inked them with black Distress Ink.  I saw this card fold on Pinterest, and decided to give it a shot for this card….turned out to be a easy peasy fold, too!!  I die cut some brick wall patterns, and added them to the side panels, after tearing and inking the edges, and spraying with some dark grey and pewter sprays.  I draped a few pieces of cheesecloth on the top, after grunging them up with ink as well.  The spiders were cut with an unbranded die, and I’ve added some red gems to make them into Black Widows.  I printed the sentiment on my computer then tore and inked the edges, before pasting it to a torn black strip.  This was attached with a few screw brads, and my zombie Halloween card was done 🙂  Super happy with the overall effect 😀

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Classic Design Team Open Challenge – #17 ATG

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge – #27 ATG

The Sketchy Challenges – #128 Halloween Theme

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #261 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG week of October 17

Sunflower Celebration

Good morning 🙂  Even the calendar is now saying that fall is soon settling in, so I guess instead of grumbling about the colder weather, I should be looking forward to all the great things that this time of year has to bring.  Pumpkin…everything!! Yum 🙂  And cozy sweaters, pretty leaves, no more bugs!!

I’ve always thought that sunflowers were one of the first indicators of fall.  Even though they bloom much sooner in the year, they really seem to shine when the colder weather comes around.  I’ve made this sunny fall card as my inspiration piece for the new challenge at the Sheepski Designs Facebook group.  Of course, the beautiful image is from the Sheepski Designs shop, and is aptly named Sunflowers 🙂  If you wish to purchase this image, or any of the other beautiful ones at Andrea’s shop, please feel free to use this discount code:

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I colored the flowers up with my SN markers, and lightly inked the edges with Distress Inks.  With such a bold image, I wanted to keep the embellishments and design to a minimum, so used a simple wood patterned background paper (yay Dollar Store!), some burlap ribbon (yay again Dollar Store!!), and a CTMH stamped sentiment.

I’d like to enter this card in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 433 – Feels Like Autumn

Hiding In My Craft Room – #318 It’s Fall Y’all!

As You Like It Challenge – Flora or Fauna – Flora, for cards, and apparently, this year its Sunflowers in particular!!

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 38 ATG

The Ribbon Girl – September, Use Any Image Challenge