Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bendy Card

Well, I watched a video from Jen Evers and just HAD to try a bendy card. I wish I knew how to video myself working because everyone would just have a chuckle at my expense watching my many attempts. I love fancy folds, but often find them challenging. Do look at the video. It really is clear I'm sure for most people!
Open Card


The smaller hot air balloons, clouds, and sentiment are from Stampin Up.
The smaller balloons were colored with Distress Inks. The larger was cut from patterned paper from my stash.

A Top View


This image came from Steampunk for Colorists by Hot Off the Press. I used my new Chameleon Color Tones Pencils. I love them!

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Crafty Sentiments Designs (sentiment inside)
Creative Knockouts
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

Thursday, June 22, 2017

On the Beach

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Fun in the Sun. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and I used this little cutie, Lexi's Beach Ball, playing on the beach.
I made the sea with glitter and the sand with some actual sand mixed with glitter that I died with alcohol inks. The sky was created with Oxide Distress Inks.
Copic colors used






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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stampendous Butterfly with Chameleon Pencils

I just got my new Chameleon Color Tones Pencils. I LOVE them. The colors are so nice and creamy and blend together beautifully. I grabbed the large butterfly from Stampendous and heat embossed it with Ranger silver embossing powder and then colored.
I popped it up over a piece of embossed and blended with Oxide Inks paper, added some Paper Smooches Silhouette flowers (double die cut to make shadows, a ribbon, and some fancy gems. Finally, I added a layer of Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

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Create and Inspire Challenge

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Star of Bethlehem

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Christmas. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps who has this sweet little shepherd stamp, Star of Bethlehem.
Copic Colors Used

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy Birthday from a Primrose Sprite

I have seen these cuties before and finally have one of my own. This is Primrose Sprite from Aurora Wings. I am entering her in the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog as a birthday celebration card.
As soon as I saw this sweet sprite, I knew I wanted to color her with Prismacolor pencils. The background was colored with Distress Inks. The die cut is Sunflower Array from Tonic Studios and covered with Silk Microfine Glitter in Light Gold from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The flowers, iamroses.com, were colored with Copics with an air brush. And, the sentiment comes from Stampendous, Fresh Blossoms.

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Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge 
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 
Creative Fingers Challenge
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Jo's Scrap Shack

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Crabby Crab Birthday

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Masculine. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and I just love this crabby crab called "Crabby Cranston"!
Inside

I made up the sentiments, and the oval layers, Memory Box, are popped up on some of the layers.




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Monday, June 5, 2017

When Pigs Fly

The Bloobel Progressive Challenge on Facebook for June had several images to choose from. I selected Fairy Pig.
I made my own sentiment with Word.  I trimmed the Oxide Distress Inks background with a Paper Smooches die, added a ribbon and some enamel dots. The little flying pig was popped up as was the sentiment. I added a second wing for dimension.
Copic Colors Used

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Whale Hello from Paper Smooches

The June challenge for Paper Smooches is Men! I thought I would keep the color minimal and I selected the whale from the Huge Hugs set.
The waves were cut using a die from Queen Co. and then pressed through a Darice embossing folder. It was then double popped over black cardstock. The sentiment, is included with the Paper Smooches Huge Hugs set. I added a couple of white bubbles and some Wink of Stella over the black, Copic colored, section of the whale with a dot of clear Nuvo Crystal drops over his eye.

I thought this made a great masculine card. Thanks for your visit, and I hope to see you again soon!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Oswalda Goes Shopping

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Stars. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and I found this adorable goose, Oswalda goes shopping, all dressed up and ready for an all American holiday! She was the May freebie.
The paper is from Fun Stampers Journey. The embossed jar, swiped with Oxide Distress Inks is from Darice. The stars were cut from gold paper made with my Minc machine.
Copic Colors Used






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My Fair Lady

The June Progressive Freebie image this month on The Outlawz is from Andrea Norris, SheepSki Designs. This lovely image is called My Fair Lady.
Copic Colors Used
SheepSkiDesigns
The background panel is done with Distress Oxide Inks. I added some real water drops and some Your Next Stamp clear gumdrops.

After coloring the image with Copics, I topped the dress with dots of clear Atyou Spica, then fussy cut and popped the image and sentiment.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Fish from PpinkyDolls

Last week of the month, so Twisted Thursday is an anything goes week. Our sponsor this month was PpinkyDolls. I love this image called My Fish.
The background is a large Recollections stamp embossed with white and then blended over with Distress Inks. I used the texturing technique on the fish using Copic blender over a piece of terry cloth and dabbed over the colored image. The image is fussy cut and popped up over another die cut waves and ribbon.


Copic Markers Use
PpinkyDolls

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

By the Sea

The optional twist this week on Twisted Thursday is By the Sea. Our sponsor is PpinkyDolls, and I selected a digital stamp called Hippocampus.
I used Gina Marie circle stitch die, Paper Smooches leaves, and Nuvo Crystal Drops for water droplets.
PpinkyDolls









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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flowers, Lace, and a Sweet Clown

This month at Twisted Thursday, we have PpinkyDolls as our sponsor. This week's optional twist is Flowers and Lace! The sweet image I selected is called Clown.

I used two different flower pattern papers from My Mind's Eye paper pad, Happy Day. The lace on the top and bottom is from my stash as is the flower that I made long ago, so I don't remember which set was used to cut it. I added a soft yellow pearl to the center.
Copic Colors Used




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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Paper Smooches Roses Against a Distress Oxide Background

My collection of Paper Smooches stamps and dies is growing. This month, on the Paper Smooches Challenge, it's all about flowers! I love flowers and had to have this die called simply Roses. I prepared a background panel using Distress Oxide inks with a stencil, sprayed with water, to top it. The sentiment was die cut from the Hugs & Kisses, The Hugs is popped up, and the second part of the sentiment is inside the card. Finally, I added some of my newest favorite embellishment, clear Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp and a simple gold thread.



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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Missing You

The Bloobel Progressive Challenge on Facebook for May brings us "Bored at Work". However, being a hopeless romantic, I saw a man thinking of his love.
I made my own sentiment bubble with Word.  I love the background piece. It is Distress Oxide Inks with a wet stencil laid over and then removed.

Copic Colors Used


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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Circus Elephant

This month at Twisted Thursday, we have PpinkyDolls as our sponsor. Always fun. And, this week's optional twist is Circus! The image I selected is called Circus Elephant.
 The base is from a Darice Snow Globe die, oval and triangle dies from Paper Smooches, Simon Says border waves for blue scallop, and polka dot banner die from C.C. Designs. Papers are from Echo Park, Fine and Dandy pack. The image was popped and a "crowd" was added with Copics. The finishing touch was to add some Nuvo Crystal Drops.


PpinkyDolls

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Chicken Run in Blue

This month over at The Outlawz, the Progressive Freebie image comes to us from Di's Digis. Such a cute image to work with! It is called Chicken Run.
 I used my newest favorite technique for the background. An embossed , colored with Copics on the debossed areas, and swiped over with Distress inks. I added a piece of Washi tape in blue to match the little bird. The bird was textured with corduroy and colorless blender with the addition of Copic Multiliners. I added a bit of clear gel pen to the feet, beak, and chocolate frosting.

If you're not part of this group, please do join us. We always have such great sponsors offering us nice images to work with, and once you participate one month the images are free for as long as you continue to post monthly to the group!
Copic Colors Used

Di's Digital Stamps
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Country Style

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is an Anything Goes. This week, I used an image from DoveArt Studios called Country Style.
I went for a monochromatic look using Kraft and burlap for the background. The sentiment, embossed with white, comes from a set by Stampabilities. The patterned die cut squares are from Gina Marie Dies.
 
Colors Used
Our sponsor this month, Limited Run, has lots of wonderful digital images for you to choose from. Please do take a trip over to see.
Limited Run Stamps

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Scalloped Trifold Card

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Look alike/Two of a kind! Our sponsor, Limited Run, has these wonderful mushrooms called Mushroom 10. I used more than two of these fun images to make this trifold card.
Closed
Partially Open
Right Side




Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens were used for coloring. Nuvo Crystal Drops in white added some texture to the mushrooms. Spellbinders Curved Borders Two added some interest to the tops. Some Hero Arts White Pigment Ink was sponged at the top of the Kraft paper card. And a bit of burlap ribbon, enamel dots, and a white bow finished off the card.
Sentiment
Limited Run Stamps









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