Sunday, January 22, 2012

TOMIC and MIC Challenges

The inspiration for this card started with the Make It Colourful Challenge - Create Blades of Grass. I was particularly inspired by the FABULOUS picture by Chris Dark, their guest designer. So I picked up my paint brushes and distress inks and here is the result...

I used just about every green shade of distress ink in my possession. I wanted a lot of contrast and shadow with flowers in a beautiful field for Tilda and her lamb. I also included some Scattered Straw in the field. Tilda's jumper is a blend of Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. Her shirt is Scattered Straw and Barn Door.

 Stamps: Tilda With Lamb
Paper: Nature (K&Co)
Accessories: Stick pin, beads, cheese cloth, flowers, pearls, rhinestone flower

 I love to add beaded stick pins. I think they add a nice flair.

Once the picture was done, I wanted a sketch challenge to give me a good base for the elements. I chose the great sketch from the TOMIC Challenge, and will be entering that challenge to use the sketch plus fabric.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cute Card Thursday - Song and Dance

Happy Thursday!

At Cute Card Thursday this week, out challenge is Song and Dance. I went with the most well known, basic song, Happy Birthday (aka Happy Bird-day). 

Stamp: Four Little Birds (Stamps Happen)
Paper: Urban (K&Co)
Accessories: Feathers, floral stems, burlap flowers, brad.

I colored my birdies with distress ink and added the sentiment below.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - 3 x 3 Valentines

Happy Wednesday!

At 7 Kids College Fund, we have a fun challenge for you this week. Love is in the air, and it is time to start those valentines. However, this time, we want you to go small and make a 3 x 3 valentine, just the right size for a lunch box or to stash in a wallet for a sweet surprise.

I am so used to 6 x 6, this was a challenge for me, but how cute are these little sweeties.

Stamp: A Kiss For Chloe
Paper: Prima Romantique
Ink: Memento, Copics
Accessories: Heart pearls, feather, Spellbinders Scallop Circles

If you want to make some of these darling little valentines, 7 Kids has lovely little 3-1/8 x 3-1/8 envelopes, perfect for these little cuties.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will join our challenge!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cute Card Thursday - You're Having a Laugh

Happy Thursday!

This week at Cute Card Thursday, we are having a laugh, and we want you to join us. 

Today I went a completely different direction than usual. I used this fun golf stamp by Gary Patterson. I colored the image with Copics. Don't you just love Gary Patterson?

I am entering the card in the following challenges...

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cute Card Thursday - What's New?

Happy Thursday! 

This week, at Cute Card Thursday, our challenge is "What's New?" Our sponsor for this challenge is Love to Stamp (the home of Little Darlings).

Stamp: Go Team Go! (Little Darlings)
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Staz-On, Copics
Accessories: Sizzix Daisy Die 2, rhinestone brads, rhinestones, Prima flowers.

My new stamp is this cutie pie from Little Darlings - Go Team Go! Our dear friends have a daughter who is a cheerleader. Her school's colors are red and gold, so I made this card just for her.  

I used my Sizzix Daisy Die 2 to create the flowers. 

My intention was to carry the pompom theme throughout my card. You can see this reflected in the paper, the sentiment background, and the flowers.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges...

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Try Something New

Happy Wednesday! 

It's a new year and time to try new things. Today at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge, we are asking you to try something new on your cards (a new coloring medium, a new technique, a new product). 

For my card today, I used a coloring technique that is not exactly new, but one that I don't use very often. It is the Gamsol Magic technique using Prismacolor Pencils. I also used a new item (see the rose below).

You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund
Stamps: A Pen Friend
Accessories: Liquid Pearls

I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color A Pen Friend, and then used Gamsol to blend the colors. 

The day after Christmas, I finally broke down and purchased the McGill Rose Paper Blossoms. The large rose is my first attempt at making my own roses with this punch set.

I will be entering this in the following challenges: 


Thanks for stopping by today!