Monday, November 29, 2010

Tilda Wth Christmas Tree - Several Challenges

The inspiration for today's card came from a couple sources. Magnolia-licious challenge is an inspiration challenge with the inspiration picture shown here...

Friday Sketchers gave me the basic layout for my card with this sketch...

and Simon Says Stamp gave the challenge to use snowflakes. Here is my card...

Stamps: Tilda With Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas
Paper: Daisy D's, DCWV
Accessories: Copics Airbrush System, Flowers, Stickles, crystals, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Branch punch, Spellbinders Curved Rectangle Die, ribbon, lace

I colored Tilda with Copics and distress inks. I added Stickles  to the tree. I was very drawn to the purple in the inspiration picture. I had a bit of a challenge finding the right paper, but settled on background paper that featured purples, blues and greens.

I used white core paper, dry embossed with my embossing folder, and sanded off the blue with my sanding block to reveal the snowflakes.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Magnolia Fairy Tale - Altered Cigar Box

I made this about a month ago, and have waited for just the right time to post it. I had seen an altered cigar box previously and loved the idea. Here is my version...

I used acrylic paint and crackle medium over the entire box.

I lined the inside of the box with felt.

I covered the sides of the box with this lovely lace. The feet are Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners.

I hand-drew some extra rocks on the wall. 

I will be entering this in the Magnolia-licious Highlites Chalenge. I really enjoyed this project and have found the boxes to make many more. 

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Faux Wood Challenge

Happy Saturday!

Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is to make a card and add the Faux Barn Board to your card. When I think of barn board, I think of birds, so I opted to use the Christmas Cardinal from Sugar Creek Hollow. Here is my card...

Stamps: Christmas Cardinal, Vintage Post (sentiment)
Paper: Real Red, K&Co, transparency, Faux Barn Board
Ink: Ink jet printer, Copics
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, vintage brads, black pearls, feathers, ribbon

I printed the cardinal and the sentiment on ink jet transparency. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then colored the image with Copics (which worked because of the embossing).

I wanted to add feathers for the cardinal, and came across these really fun polka-dot feathers in a mardi gras pack.

I used the sketch from the Midnight Madness challenge.

I have to admit, this card was a bit of a stretch for me. It was more masculine than I usually create, lacking the flowers and foofoo. However, I really love the result. 

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cute Card Thursday #140 - A Blast From the Past


It's Thanksgiving in the US and it is time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Our challenge this week  is called Blast From the Past. We are choosing from the previous challenges. I love sketches, and I wanted to go way back, so I chose the sketch from May 20, 2008, challenge #11.

Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...

Stamps: Tilda With Candle
Paper: Real Red, DCWV
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, Crystals, lace, Spellbinders Labels Four

For all my blogging friends in the US, Happy Thanksgiving, and to all my blogging friends around the world, have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #8 - Nontraditional Christmas Colors

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge! Our challenge this week is Nontraditional Christmas Colors! Make a card or projecting using anything but red and green.

Here is my card...

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

I used a combination of Copics and Distress Inks to color this darling image!

This gorgeous image called Christmas Tagis a digital image from Sugar Creek Hollow. I colors the image with distress inks and used my Copics Airbrush System to color the sky. I added some Stickles to the snow to make it sparkle.    

 I also used my Copics Airbrush System to color the flowers.

This adorable Tilda is available at 7 Kids College Fund: Go see the great selection of stamping/scrap-booking supplies available.

See you tomorrow for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Use a Winter Digi

Happy Saturday!

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow, we were challenged to use a stamp that has not yet been used, which is really difficult as the stamps are so adorable, they have all been used. Then, this week we were surprised with a new stamp, and you are going to love it! 

Here is my card...

Paper: Mirabella (The Paper Stuio), Copper Cardstock
Ink: Ink Jet Printer, Distress Ink

I changed the color of the image to sepia. I then added just a bit of color to the eyes, hair and lips using distress ink. I also added color to the edge of the image using distress ink. 

This beautiful scroll comes as part of the Baby Jesus set which is available at Sugar Creek Hollow

I used a Tim Holtz mask to mask a crown on the music and then used distress ink to color the remainder of the paper.

Go visit the rest of the design team's blogs. They have created some gorgeous cards using this set!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cute Card Thursday #139 - A sketch by Susan


It's time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. This weeks challenge is a sketch by our talented designer, Susan. Here is her sketch...

...and here is my card...

Stamps: Willow With Cookies (Whiff of Joy)
Paper: A Country Christmas (The Paper Studio)
Ink: Distress Ink, Memento, Copics
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, flowers, lace, buttons

I used a blend of  Copics and Distress Inks to color Willow With Cookies. I have found it is actually easier to color this image with distress inks because of the detail. But, I still like the blend.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the DP, then mounted it to a Tim Holtz Ideology fragment. I then mounted that onto an altered  Spellbinders Fancy Tag.

I have had these Christmas buttons for a while, and loved them with this image I needed to tone down the color, so colored the buttons with W7 Copics. 

Here is a closeup of my flowers.

7 Kids College Fund has some wonderful Christmas stamps, from Magnolia's to Whiff of Joy. With Christmas right around the corner, go to 7 Kids College Fund to get your Christmas card supplies.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Color Challenge

Happy Saturday!

It's another challenge day at Sugar Creek Hollow. Our challenge today is a color challenge. Here is the color combo...

Stamps: Scruffy Manger, Christ Is Born
Paper: Bailey (K&Co), Chocolate Chip
Ink: Distress Ink, Ink Jet Printer
Accessories: Country Crinkle ribbon, Stickles, Grungeboard, crown brad (The Paper Studio), Lace, Rock Candy Crackle Paint, flowers.

I doubled up my images in Photoshop and printed on white cardstock. The aging effect is created with distress ink and Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

I used some Crinkle Ribbon, made into a bow and tied together. I used brown alcohol ink to color my silver crown which really gave a cool effect, and then attached the brad to the ribbon.

I colored the grungeboard with Broken China Distress Ink, covered it with Rock Candy Crackle Paint, and then after the paint dried, went over it with Walnut Distress Ink. I then covered it with blue Stickles. It ended up having a shade of green, but was colored with blue and brown. Go figure.

I hope you will visit all the designer's blogs today. Their cards are stunning! And go visit Sugar Creek Hollow for some wonderful, vintage Christmas Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today!