Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Friday!
Today, I have a card for you using a combination of digi images from Make It Crafty!

I used Photoshop to combine Sitting Jane and The Ivy Swing.  I liked how the image left a perfect opening for a sentiment.

I colored the image with Copics. I added the framing around the edges with distress ink and a blending tool, and used the leaves from Window Wall Elements and a dotted stamp in Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.

I used this Swirly Corner Chippie for am embellishment. I used white paint, then added peacock embossing powder and iridescent embossing powder. I added a pearl to the center of the chippie.
I used the following items on my card...
Garden Party (DCWV)
Distress Ink
Peacock Embossing Powder
Iridescent Embossing Powder
Leaves Punch
Branch Punch
So glad you stopped by today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Wednesday! 
Our challenge this week at 7 Kids College Fund, our challenge is to use the Orange Creamsicle as inspiration.

...and here is my card...

Paper: Citrus (DCWV)
Accessories: Flowers     

This offered a great challenge for me as I never seem to use orange. However, I love the card. I love her orange pants. I love how bright and cheery the card is. I carried the orange into her hair. Doesn't it look like it is on fire? I used a combination of Copics and Distress Markers to highlight and define her hair.

 I added some polka dot flowers to carry on the polka dots in her shorts.

I got this sweet Chippie from Make it Crafty. I used a white paint dauber, peacock embossing powder, and then added a layer of sparkly embossing powder to give the dragonfly some pizazz. 

Thanks for stopping by today, and check out the great selection of Mo Manning Stamps at 7 Kids College Fund,

Friday, June 15, 2012

Make It Crafty - Grassy Scene

Happy Saturday!

I have had several requests to show how I make a grassy scene, so today I am posting a tutorial showing how I put these together. 

Here is the finished product...

My hubby and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend, 23 years! I made this anniversary card for him. 

I used Copics to color the majority of the image and the base of the grass. I created the tufts of grass with distress ink markers and I also used distress markers to fill in some detail.

I used a white gel pen to add some little flowers in the grass. 
I used the following items on my card...
Make it Crafty digi images:
Garden Party (DCWV)
Distress Ink Markers
Flower Punch
Spellbinders Scalloped Heart
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Martha Steward Fence Border
Thanks for stopping by today! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

7 Kids College Fund - School's Out!

Happy Wednesday! 
Today at 7 Kids College Fund, we are celebrating the end of school with our "School's Out!" challenge. For me, school's out means the start of summer, so here is my summer card.

Background elements from Make It Crafty

I need to practice with the dress a bit more. I like it, but I don't LOVE it.  I tried a new technique for the grass and trees. I really like the result. If you are interested, you can find the tutorial here.

I did not want the sentiment to pop out, but to be more subtle, so I added it to the grass. I added some white gel pen to the sentiment and added pearls to help the sentiment stand out just a bit. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Make It Crafty/Simply Betty Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Make It Crafty Hollywood Blog Hop!

Make it Crafty and Simply Betty Stamps are really excited to be bringing you the combined Hollywood Release!
Simply Betty Stamps has a range of characters from Betty Monroe, through to Action Chris the movie director!!
Make it Crafty has a range of background scenes perfect to switch and match with your famous characters!!
MiC & SBS Guess that Movie
Of course we are going to have heaps of fun with this theme and June 1st & June 2nd we will be showcasing our stuff and then June 3rd we're bringing you a fun guessing game... Will you be able to guess the movie??  We'll be giving you some clues to help!!
Join us for the two inspiration days and leave a comment along the way for your chance to win a selection of new images.
There will be FOUR winners each day receiving a surprise character with matching background digi stamps.
Then on June 3rd, guess 6 out of 12 movies correctly and you will have a chance to win:  
Grand Prize

A DVD Movie of your choice
PLUS the whole collection of MiC & SBS digi stamp Hollywood release images.
Second Prize
The whole collection of MiC & SBS digi stamp Hollywood release!
Can't wait?!!
But we know some of you just can't wait so both Betty and Zoe are offering you 25% off
their Hollywood collections between June 1st and June 3rd!
We hope you have lots of fun with us this weekend!!!

You should have arrived here from Betty's blog. If you happened upon the blog hop by accident, you are going to want to start at Suzi's blog so you don't miss a thing.

For my card today, I used two images, one from Make It Crafty (Hollywood Sign) and one from Simply Betty Stamps (Action Chris).

Want a hint? Your big hint is "SSSHHHH!" I took the design for my images right from the movie box, so that may help to confirm your guess. 

Since Action Chris is a digi image, I used Photoshop to rearrange some of the elements and made the movie camera the backdrop for Action Chris.
Just in case you get lost, here is the blog hop order. Be sure to check all the blogs so you can make your guesses and have an opportunity to win the big prize!
Julie  (You Are Here)
Tracy P
Tracy J
Make It Crafty - Movie Contest - Go here to enter. 
Next in the hop is Alison.
 I hope you enjoy the blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by today!