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!


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!

Monday, March 4, 2024

Get Musical at Get Creative Challenges

A new month brings a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges!

Our theme this month is Sing a Song (musical notes, paper, etc.) Show us your creativity by incorporating music in your creation! 

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 know Spring is around the corner ... but alas I decided on a Christmas card! I used distress inks on the outside of the paper and on the images.  I heat embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder and added a few sequins. Quick and easy, perfect for multiples.

Stamps:  Wonderland and Grassy Grove, Stampin' Up!
Distress Inks: Antiqued Linen and Frayed Burlap (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!

Friday, March 1, 2024

Bleached Dollies

Christms {or not} Bingo Challenges has a new challenge ready to go for you!

We 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 "G" column - Embossing, Bleaching, Splatters.

When I saw Bleaching - I had no idea what this technique was so I had to do a little googling - such a simple technique and the effects are so beautiful I had to give it a shot.

I started with distress oxide inks, starting in the middle with Dried Marigold and worked my way to the outside with Abandoned Coral, Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs.  After the background was dry, I stamped the images from the Decorative Dollies collection by Inkadinkado with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  

I dipped a paint brush in bleach and started "painting" the areas I wanted bleached.  I had such a hard time taking a photo that could capture the effect but it was really difficult to capture.  Some of the areas retained the colors of the distressed inks giving a hue effect.  I wet my hands and clapped over the front then splattered with gold paint. I finished off with a quick overall spray with Sheer Shimmer craft spray and added a few gold embellies.

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

My Time to Craft! - Make your own Background #528 (Mar 7) .
Tic Tac Toe - #242 Metallic (Gold embossing), Any Shape, Fave Color (Coral) (Mar 20)  .
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Use your Favorite Color (Coral)  #590 (Mar 12)  .