Thursday, June 6, 2024

Layered Froggy

Two or More Pattern Papers is the theme for our new challenge at Creative Knockouts!

We have a fabulous sponsor so make sure to upload your creation for your chance to win a special prize from SheepSki Designs!

This little frog brought a smile to my face, it's My Pad by SheepSki Designs.

I used Copic markers to color the image except for the inside of the flower where I used a yellow gel pen.  After fussy cutting the image I dug through my paper stash and found the floral pattern (Wonders), green background (MFT Wildflowers) and B&W polka dots (Simple Stores) that matched quite nicely.

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!


Challenges:
SheepSki Design Challenges - ATG #87 (Jun 30)
Everybody-Art-Challenge - 3 Designer Papers #554 (Jun 17)


Monday, May 27, 2024

Merry Misfit and Winter Wishes

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is White and/or Blue - don't forget, your creation must be Christmas themed and feature a cute image.  

We are a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will continue to play along for your chance to proudly display our Winners or Top 3 Badge.


This image is from the Merry Misfit collection by Stampers Anonymous.  I have had this set forever and this is the first time I've used it.

I started with applying snowflakes, sentiment and splotches using grey ink with stamps and stencils, I also used white texture paste with a stencil but once I used the black gloss spray, it got lost in the background.  

Now it's your turn to show us your Christmas project and make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration and remember - projects must be Christmassy and have to be Cute!

Challenges
Peace on Earth Christmas - Inspiration Board #64 (May 30) .
Creative Artiste - ATG #104 (Jun 2)  .
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas #721 (Jun 5)  .

Monday, May 6, 2024

You Deserve It!

A new month brings a new challenge a Get Creative Challenges!  Our theme this month is Ladies Only

We are a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will play along for your chance to proudly display our Winner or Top 3 Badges.


I created this card using Spa Day Stamp Set and matching die cuts by Mama Elephant.  I colored the images with Copic markers then used matching die cuts to cut them out.  I created a two layer tag then added the sentiment and applied foam dots to the back of the images

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you hop over to Get Creative Challenges for some inspiration from our fabulous Design Team!




Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Birth-Yay My Friend

Christms [OR NOT] Bingo Challenges has a new challenge ready to go for you!

CBC will feature a new Bingo card for each challenge and while this isn't your typical game of BINGO, you are required to use at least three items in ONE column.

We are a "just for fun" challenge where you will have the chance to proudly display our Winner or Top Pick Badge!

My choice was the "B" column - Mini Slimline, Hand Colored Image, Dots and Vellum.


I started by creating the yellow background with Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber Oxide Distress Inks and a few sprays of water.  Once dry, I used No Chill and Dart Frog Neon Lunar Paste with my Circle Dot stencil.  The image (Birth-Yay by MFT) was colored with Copics, then fussy cut and foam dots applied to the back.  The sentiment was created by stamping on vellum and laid overtop cardstock fastened with a red brad.

So glad you stopped by and I look forward to seeing your creation!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Based on a Christmas Carol

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Sentiment based on a Christmas Carol" and don't forget, your creation must be Christmas themed and feature a cute image.  

We are a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will continue to play along for your chance to proudly display our Winners or Top 3 Badge.

The Twelve Days of Christmas is my chosen carol and Four Calling Birds by Whimsy Stamps definitely fits! I absolute love this image, seriously how much cuter can it be?!

I colored the image with Copic markers except for the pine needles which I used a green felt marker.  I added Wink of Stella on the rim of the Santa hats as well as the snow on the pine branches.

Now it's your turn to show us your Christmas project and make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration and remember - projects must be Christmassy and have to be Cute!

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - B is for Birds (May 2) .
Cut it Up  Challenge - Starts with a B #302 (May 1) .
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas #716 (Apr 24) .
Try it on Tuesday - Inspired by a  Song: 12 Days of Christmas (Apr 29) .

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Time Well Spent

"Spring is in the Air" ... that's the theme for our new challenge at Creative Knockouts!

We have a fabulous sponsor so make sure to upload your creation for your chance to win a special prize from All Dressed Up!

This sweet image is Feeding the Ducks and as soon as I saw it I thought of Springtime.  After printing the image I used Copic markers to color the image as well as the ground then set to work on the sky using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. 

With her umbrella in hand, I decided to add a couple of vellum clouds in the sky, you never know when the rain will fall and here in Vancouver, it falls a lot! The sentiment is from the Lucky Friend set by Mama Elephant and the background paper is by Doodlebug.

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start.


Challenges:
All Dressed Up - ATG #149 (Apr 14) .
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Showers or Flowers (Apr 21) .
Dream Valley Challenges - Spring Colors #313 (Apr 13) .
Passion for Markers - Use a Die #734 - Stitched Rectangle Dies (Apr 15) .

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Little Town of Bethlehem

NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS is the theme for our April challenge at Christmas Craft Creations  

Our challenge will run until May 7th so make sure to upload your creation by then for your chance to win a special prize.

I decided to pull out my metallic watercolors for this challenge while using Peaceful Night by Woodware Craft Collection.

I used silver embossing powder on the white watercolor paper and gold embossing powder on the black watercolor paper then went to work painting.  I have to admit, I love heat embossing this image as it keeps the colors from bleeding (my water coloring skills are definitely lacking precision).

Once dry, I sprayed the cards with Sheer Shimmer Craft spray, Sparkle on the white and Gold on the black then finished it off by using my I-Rock tool (yes, it's old but it still works!) to set some silver gems and gold rhinestones on the black card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to jump over to CCC and check out the fabulous creations by our Design Team.

Please remember to add our challenge badge (above) to your post for
 your chance to win!

Monday, March 25, 2024

Seasons Tweetings

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is Two or More Papers - wand don't forget, your creation must be Christmas themed and feature a cute image.  

We are a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will continue to play along for your chance to proudly display our Winners or Top 3 Badge.

I pulled out this printed image that has been sitting untouched for years - it's time to put these forgotten printed images to work!  It's called Christmas Robin from Just Some Lines, unfortunately it looks like they have closed up shop.

The image is colored with Copics and I took an embossing pen to the rim of the hat, sprinkle gold embossing power and set the heat to it.  The layout was put together using a Christmas  mini patterned paper pad from the dollar store, gold twine and bell.  The sentiment tag was created using a gold pen with my Cricut.  Final touch was a light spray of varnished brass mica spray.

Now it's your turn to show us your Christmas project and make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration and remember - projects must be Christmassy and have to be Cute!

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Freesia 4U

Sparkle & Shine is the theme for our new challenge at Creative Knockouts!

We have a fabulous sponsor so make sure to upload your creation for your chance to win a special prize from SheepSki Designs!

The floral image is Freesia Vase was colored with Copic markers then added a touch of Glossy Accents for some shine.  I decided to use a tag die-cut for the flowers and duplicated the tag with green cardstock for the back layer, tied with sparkly gold ribbon.  For a bit of extra shine, I used pink metallic paper, along with designer paper from the Stitched with Love collection by P13.

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!


Challenges:

SheepSki Designs Challenges - ATG #84 (Mar 31)

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Fleece Navidad

DESIGNER PAPER is the theme for our MONTH challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!   

Our challenge will run until April 9th so make sure to upload your creation by then for your chance to win a special prize.

I've had this image for so very long and has been printed out just waiting for me to color! I'm very sad that I lost this image from Whimsie Doodles in a computer crash so this is the only copy left.

After coloring with Copics, I pulled out my stash of designer paper and kept the layout simple.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to jump over to CCC and check out the fabulous creations by our Design Team.

Please remember to add our challenge badge (above) to your post for your chance to win!