Sunday, June 20, 2021

Ribbon, Rope, Lace

 Welcome back for a new challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls.  This month our theme is Ribbon, Rope or Lace, you get to choose!  Our sponsor for this challenge is StarStampz!

This little guy is Dennis, aptly named if you ask me!  You all remember Dennis the Menace, right or am I dating myself?!

I decided to create an ATC since I didn't realize that I printed the image a bit on the smaller side.  I colored Dennis with Copic markers then framed the image with black cardstock.  I added some twine or rope at the top of the image and stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto black cardstock, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and set the heat gun to it.

I think he's pretty darn cute!


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

At/In the Water at Creatalicious Challenges

Creatalicious Challenges has a new challenge with a fabulous sponsor, Colour of Love.  As always, the theme is ATG w/Optional Twist: At/In the Water.

For my card, this image is Rory's Jellyfish - perfect for our theme twist!

I reshaped the image in MS Word and tho it didn't match any of my oval die-cuts, I fussy cut around the image then measured the shape and cut out the orange background.  Since my cutting wasn't perfect, I used a distressing tool and went around the edges for some texture.

I colored Rory with Copic markers then added some Nuvo glitter drops, glossy accents and sequins.  To create the background I used Distress Inks, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch then sprayed the card with water and went to work drying it. 

I stamped the sentiment (Simple Sentiments by Whimsy Stamps) on orange paper then finished putting the card together.  I'm super happy with how it turned out.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creations!

Challenge up your life - Under Water (June)
Taylor Made Cards 4 U - ATG w/Optional Use Your Words
Time out Challenges - Inspired by Words

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Make a Wish

Welcome back for our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Hetty Clare and my oh my, it's so difficult to choose just one image!

I fell in love with Make a Wish and got down to business.

I completely enjoyed coloring this image and wasn't really sure how I was going to showcase it.  Previous to coloring I received a new stamp set and was playing with it and created a few backgrounds with heat embossing and distress inks.  This particular background had just been sitting there and when I finished coloring the image I thought it would work for this creation - plain and simple.

I found the heart ribbon and green button in my stash and decided to dress it up a bit, I think it works!

Alphabet  Challenge - E for Easy Simple Cards
Let's Craft and Create - ATG w/buttons
Time Out Challenges - Inspired by Words

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Heat Embossed Snowflakes

 I can't believe we've hit June, how can that be?  If sunshine and flowers are any indication then June it must be!

Christmas Craft Creations has a new challenge and our theme this month is Heat Embossing - time to warm up those heat guns!

The prize for this challenge has been donated by our own Maaike.  The winner will receive a Simon Says Message Banner die, you can see it here.  

For my card I pulled out a few snowflake stamps from my stash and used Versamark to stamp the images onto white cardstock.  I used white embossing powder, making sure to cover all the images then set the heat gun to them.

After the snowflakes were set I used Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to create the background then took a spray bottle to the card.  After it was dry I decided to add the sentiment using silver embossing powder.  Once that was set, I sprayed some shimmer spritz over the entire card, added a bit of bling and some silver string to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creations! Remember to add our Challenge Badge to your post for your chance to win!

Merry Little Christmas - ATG #35 (June)
Mix it Up Challenge - ATG w/optional Stamping (June)
Fezziwigs  Festive Frolics - Cold & Frosty (June)

Friday, June 4, 2021

Christmas is for the birds

 Welcome back for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland! Our theme this month is Christmas Birds and our fabulous sponsor is Imagine that Digistamp and the lucky winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!

This darling bird is Christmas Owl and is the perfect image for our challenge!  I used Copic markers to color the image, Nuvo Glitter Drops were added on the snow and added glossy accents to various places for that extra dimension.  

To finish the card off I added the sentiment along with a couple of enamel dots and candy cane.  

I hope you have time to join us for this challenge, just think that's one more Christmas card for your stash!

Beyond the Blue - Patterned Paper #18
2  Craft Critter Crazies - ATG w/Critter #51 (June)