Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Lace

Happy Saturday!

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is to use lace or make your own faux lace on your card. You may use any fall or winter digi.
Here is my card...

For my card, I used the Winter Wonderland Set

I used a felt snowflake (SU!) and added some Stickles and a rhinestone brad to give it sparkle.

I included two lace elements. One is the lace border at the bottom and is very obvious. The other is the glittered paper just above the lace. I ran a piece of white cardstock through my Xyron, laid the lace over the sticky cardstock as a mask, and added glitter. I removed the lace and added another color of glitter, creating this beautiful glitter lace effect. I used organza ribbon and a ribbon rose  bow to finish it off.

You will love what the other design team members have created. Their links are on my side bar. Go check out their blogs and let them know what you love about their cards! And go visit Sugar Creek Hollow. There are some fabulous digis that I know you will just love!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cute Card Thursday #136 - So Transparent!

Happy Thursday!

Time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. The challenge this week is So Transparent! (Make a clear card or feature a transparent element). Our sponsor this week is The Stamp Shoppe.

Here is my card...

Stamps: Little Mermaid Tilda, Sea Horse, Seaweed, sentiment from SU! (not sure of the name)
Paper: The paper is from SU! (DP is retired)
Accessories: Transparency, Bubbes Fiskars Texture Plate, Pearls, Flowers, Dew Drops, Branch punch, charm, eyelets, ribbon, fishing line

I cut Tilda out and attached some fishing line to make her appear to be floating in the water. In the pictures above, you can see how she can move back and forth.

After I colored the base, I felt it was a little out of balance, so I added the red bow to carry the red on down the card. I added Dew Drops to give the appearance of 3-D bubbles.

My transparency element is the window for the port hole. I embossed it with the Bubbles Fiskars Texture Plate to give the feel of water. I used vellum with bubbles as a background to Tilda (hard to see the bubbles in the picture). I used white card stock and red eyelets for the port hole.

Thanks for stopping by today. See you Saturday for another Sugar Creek Hollow creation.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #7 - Birthday

Happy Wednesday!

This week, 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog has a really simple challenge - Birthday!

I made my card for my cousin's birthday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My cousin is a two-time survivor. She amazes me with her upbeat attitude and bubbly personality. 

Here is my card...

You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund


I made the background behind Tilda. I used the technique Perfect Distress from Tim Holtz Book, A Compendium of Curiosities, page 38. I used pop dots to layer Tilda over this paper to make her stand out.

I paper pieced some Bella Rose paper for Tilda's dress. I colored the remainder of Tilda with a combination of Copics and distress inks. 

I used my Copics Airbrush System to get just the right colors for my roses.

Here is a list of all items used:
Stamps: Tilda Wants a Hug, En Francais, Sweet Little Sentiments (SU!)
Paper: Bella Rose (SU!), LillyKate (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Copics Airbrush System, Pearls, Flowers, Perfect Pearls, Rose leaf and branch punch, ribbon, lace, DMC floss

The sketch is from Hanna's Hobbyblog. If you have not seen her work, go check out her blog. She is a wonderful artist.

Thanks for stopping by today. Check back tomorrow for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge.

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's October 25 - A Christmas Card...

I was so excited to receive my Magnolia Fall Kit. When I saw this adorable Gingerbread Tilda, I just had to ink her up. I found this perfect sketch at Papertake Weekly...

...and here is my card...

You can find Gingerbread Tilda available for preorder at 7 Kids College Fund. This paper has become my favorite Christmas paper for the year. It is called A Country Christmas from The Paper Studio.

The background stamps are from a Gingerbread set by Martha Stewart. A Country Christmas. I used a mix of flock and glitter for the snow.

This little tree is actually cut from the paper pack. I used Crystal Effects to make it more substantial and to give it some shine.

The snowflake is from Stampin' Up! and has a rhinestone brad to give it some character.

I hope this inspires you to get started on those Christmas cards. Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Use This Digi

Happy Saturday! 

The challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is to use one of these digis...


I chose the cardinal. Here is my card...

Stamp: Christmas Cardinal, Christmas Plaque, Warmest Regards (SU!)
 Paper: Daisy D's, Brushed Copper, transparency, vellum.
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Grungeboard, Copper Embossing Powder, Stickles, crystal gems, Poinsettia flowers, Copper cord.

 I printed Christmas Cardinal on transparency. I then applied Stickles to the back of the transparency so it will stay protected.

I colored the Grungeboard with distress inks, covered with crackle paint, and went over it with Black Soot distress ink. There were a few places that were shiny, so I sanded it a bit which added to the distress feel.

I used the sketch from Midnight Madness.

I am so glad you stopped by today. Stop by Monday. I will be posting a Christmas card using one of the new Christmas Tildas.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cute Card Thursday #135 - A Sketch

Happy Thursday!

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is a sketch by Lynn Anderson. Here is Lynn's sketch...

...and here is my card..

Paper: A Country Christmas (The Paper Studio)
Accessories: Felt Snowflakes (SU!), flat-back bobbles, striped ribbon (SU!), seed grass, star button, Rock Candy Crackle Paint

This adorable Santa Edwin is available for preorder over at 7 Kids College Fund. I distressed the image with distress inks and crackle paint.

I had a plain, tan star button. I wanted to give it the same distressed look as the picture, so I used some crackle paint and walnut ink. I then added a "weathered" stamp to give it a little more character.

The sponsor this week for Cute Card Thursday is Kraftin' With Kimmie Stamps. I hope you will join us for your chance to win two rubber stamps of your choice.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tilda in Whirling Flowers - Just Magnolia 77

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had some time to play this weekend, so I decided to join the Just Maagnolia challenge for this week. Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...

Stamps: Tilda in Summer Whirl, Warmest Regards (SU!)
Paper: DCWV, River Rock
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink,
Accessories:  Pearls, Flowers, Spellbinders Ladies Fashion Buckles, Cuttlebug Floral Screen Embossing Folder, leaf punch, branch punch, Copics Airbrush System, organza ribbon, Stickles.

I colored my image with distress inks. I added Stickles to her wings for a little sparkle.

I used a variety of sizes of roses, and because I was lacking the colors I needed, I colored my flowers with my Copics Airbrush System

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Color Challenge

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend. 

Our challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is to use the colors Early Espresso (dark brown), River Rock (sand/tan) and Baja Breeze (bluish-green).

Here is my card...

I combined two stamps for this card, Butterfly Angel and Glory to God. I changed the color to a nice dark blue/green.

I distressed the paper with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress ink. I then used clear crackle paint over the top of the entire image. I went back with some walnut distress ink and it resulted in this really cool image that is really thick and feels like leather. You just gotta love distressing mediums.I added some Crinkle Ribbon, folded several times and tied with linen thread and a button.

I would like to give credit where due. The layout is from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch for this week...

Thanks so much for stopping today today!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Great Giveaway at Priscilla Styles!

There is a great giveaway at Priscilla Styles (Midnight Madness). You have the chance to win The Paper Tower. Here is a picture of this great product...

To enter, go to Priscilla Styles website and follow the instruction. 

Good Luck!

Cute Card Thursday #134 - What's Buggin' Ya

Happy Thursday!

It's time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. This week, the challenge is What's Buggin' Ya! (Bugs, Bees & Butterflies…include one or all on your card). I chose butterflies, cause I just LOVE butterflies. 

Here is my card...

I just got a new book by Tim Holtz called Compendium of Curiosities. It is filled with great ideas for distressing. I picked a couple of techniques and created this look. The background is created with  Distress Ink and a blending tool.

I opted to use my Copics for the butterfly, coloring it with my Copics Airbrush System. Some flowers, ribbon and gems, and voila!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic day!