Sunday, October 30, 2011

Santa's Coming to Town

Happy Sunday!

I needed to get out of "work brain" this weekend because we are anticipating a very busy week. So, I got coloring and came up with this card...


Stamps: Cool Santa, Winter Sign Digi Stamp,
Paper:  Holiday Wonder (The Paper Studio)
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Accessories: Flowers (Wild Orchid), Lace, Pearls, velvet ribbon, Copics Airbrush System,


I wanted to enter the Add Texture Challenge at Make it Colourful. I opted to color with Copics and use the blender to add the texture. By adding blender to an old piece of upholstery cloth and then dabbing on the ink, I was able to give the feel of felt/velvet to Santa's suit. I also used different colors of Copics to add some texture to the wood sign and to Santa's sack.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid. I needed more red flowers, so I used my  Copics Airbrush System, to color some white flowers.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch Saturday. I will be entering the card in their challenge.

I will also be entering the card in the Wild Orchid Challenge - Santa, and the Make It Colourful Challenge - Add Texture.

So glad you stopped by today. Have a GREAT week!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - A Sketch

Happy Thursday!

At Cute Card Thursday this week, we have a sketch challenge for you. Here is the beautiful sketch created by Deb...

I'm getting in a Christmas mood, so I made another Christmas card...


Stamps: Unwrapped Tilda , Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU!). 
Paper: Holiday Wonder (The Paper Studio)
Ink: Distress Ink, Memento, alcohol ink
Accessories: Lace, Charms, acrylic piece, Alcohol Ink Applicator, Glossy Accents


Tilda is colored with distress ink reinkers. I have discovered that coloring with the reinker rather than the stamp pad makes the colors stronger and more dynamic.


I used alcohol ink to color my gold ornaments.


I also used alcohol ink to add the marbling effect on my acrylic piece. I stamped on a Merry Christmas on a piece of DP and used Glossy Accents to attach the paper to the acrylic.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Fabulous Folds

Happy Wednesday!

Today at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge , our challenge for you is Fabulous Folds. I opted to make a stair-step card.


You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

 Stamps: Reindeer Tilda
Accessories: Stickles,


I added Snow Caps to Tilda's antlers.


To color my snowy scene, I colored some of the shadowy areas with B000 and B00. I also added some W3 to add a bit of depth.


I added Stickles to various places in the snow to give that glistening snow feel.

I am entering this card in the Make It Colourful Challenge - Coloring Snow

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Apology Card

Happy Thursday!

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is to make an Apology Card.


Accessories: Flowers, Pearls, Cricut Lacy Labels, floral finds.


Again, my image is colored with Distress Ink. I had lots of fun with these lovely autumn colors.


I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. Now if I can just remember to enter it into the challenge (hehehe).


Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Tree-mendous

Happy Thursday!

Our challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday is Tree-mendous!


Paper: Rockstar (DCWV)
Accessories: Flowers, leaf punch, branch punch.


This card was all about the coloring. I used distress inks to color my scene. I love the way distress inks allow you to mix and combine colors to create a more realistic scene. Due to the size of my picture, I used a minimal number of embellishments which provided a nice balance to the card. 

I free-hand drew the sidewalk and added some cracks to give a little extra realism to the pavement.

I will be entering this card into the Just Magnolia Anything Goes Challenge (with the option of Brown and Creme, which are the colors of my base papers). 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

7 Kids College Fund - Halloween

Today at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge  we are celebrating Halloween. I must admit, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but I found a good use for my Karate Tilda and opted to make a Halloween card for my sweet daughter. 



You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

 Stamps: Karate Tilda 


My daughter decided to take an Aikido class at school. On October 29, she will test for her next belt, which she tells me is orange. So, I made this card as a Halloween card, but also to celebrate her achievements in Aikido.


I used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant as a background for my "Happy Halloween" sentiment. 


Some of my fun floral pieces combined with a Build-a-Brad.


I will be entering this card in the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge this month using the sketch shown here and the requirements to use orange, a hexagon, and sticking with the October/Fall Theme.

I will also be entering this card into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Time For Cake

Happy Thursday!

Our challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday is Time For Cake! Here is my card...


Stamps: Chasing Tilda Prima Pixie Glen
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink, alcohol ink 
Paper: Rustic (DCWV)
Accessories: Flowers, Liquid PearlsPearls, Ribbon, Rhinestone, floral finds, Cricut Lacy Labels, metal cake with brad, Copics Airbrush System,.



I painted Chasing Tilda with distress ink and embellished the image with Prima Pixie Glen and Liquid Pearls.


I have had this cake forever. It is an aluminum embellishment that is held in place with a brad or eyelet. I used alcohol ink to change the color, using brown for the cake and yellow for the candles.


I found these fun twigs in the floral section and colored my flowers with my Copics Airbrush System,.

I used the sketch for Just Magnolia and will be entering into their challenge.


Thanks for stopping by today!