Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Week 4 at the Outlawz Color Challenge

Aloha everyone!

This week's colors at the Outlawz Color Challenge are Red, Black, and Gray/Silver + add die cuts.

I found an image a friend gave me, and thought, this really looks like our grandson, Kyle. He's 3 and ...very active.

I had too much fun coloring this with Spectrum Noir markers, and a couple of Copics for the colors I don't have in Spectrum. I used a bit of the Blender pen to give his shirt and jeans some wear.

The bottom borders are cut with Spellbinder scallop dies, the right side with decorative scissors and the image was cut with Spellbinder rectangle dies, then sponged with red and black. It tickles me how the Sakura clear glitter pen sparkled up the frogs eyes and toe nails!

Whew -- finally completed the inside of Kyle's card today (Jan 8 2013). I colored a large frog, cut it out, made a spring from some floral wire I had (wound it around a ring sizer), then used Scor Tape to get some good adherence for the spring, frog and inside card front.

The inside of the card is below :D

Thank you for looking!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Outlawz, Week #3 Challenge December !

Wow, the month is almost over...wait...the YEAR is almost over! Another one come and went so fast it was a blur!

It's Challenge #48 at The Outlawz and the colors to be used are: a royal blue, golden yellow, and black. Make sure you enter your creation there (link below) for great monthly prizes from various cardmaking supply and /or digi image companies!

The Outlawz Challenge, Color #48

Here is my card - I used the Aloha stamp set by Theresa Momber from Gina K. Designs, Copic markers and Spica clear glitter pen.

Technique: Made the gold glitter brads from plain ones (cover plain brads with clear adhesive, dip in glitter, cover with Glossy Accents and let dry). Added black bling and dry embossing folders for the layers, stash ribbon. Glossy Accents all over the toucan beak for shiny 3D feel.

Thank you for looking!

Ivory & Pink Sympathy Card

For a sweet lady on a stamping site ...

Elegant Florals stamp set by Theresa Momber available at Gina K. Designs.

Technique - A gentle shabby chic: use feminine colors, sponge the edges, lacy die cuts and pastels. I used a touch of Spica clear glitter pen on the stems, leaves and inside the calla lily.

Entered: Through the Craft Room Door Challenge 48

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Center Step Card

Apples & a Squirrel -- Thank You card   (Thank You StampTV for choosing this as a winner)

This stamp set is by Carolyn King, available at Gina K. Designs - Whimsical Autumn, and it's fun using it to make whimsical designs!

The technique for making a center step card is a bit tricky. But watching YouTube videos on it certainly helps.

Entered into Lee's Apple of my Eye Challenge at StampTV.

Thank you for looking!

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Outlawz Color Challenge ;)

Hi friends!

It's week two at the Outlawz Color Challenge. The colors are lime, brown and gray/silver. I decided on a much more CAS style compared to last week. I really appreciate Roxann even considering me to join in with their team this month!!! Be sure to join in on the fun -- each month the Outlawz chooses random winners for great prizes, so ... check it out!

The Outlawz

Cardstock by Gina K. Designs, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Pure White
Lime cs by Martha Stewart
Stickles (glitter glue) - Icicle by Ranger
Flower punch by Martha Stewart
Marvy Uchida "Lace"corner punch
"Elegant Wreath" embossing folder by Sizzix
Dew Drop ink in "New Sprout"
"Hope" sentiment by Stampin' Up
Crystals by Kaisercraft

Thanks for looking!!!

The Outlawz

Thank you, Roxann - I am enjoying being guest designer on the Color Challenge this month! But this first week was a huge challenge for me - red, white, gold and add a bell. So I had to just use a vintage door 'bell' hanging to the right of the door. Used a lot of gold glitter, too.

Thank you for looking!!!

Making Easy Paper Flowers

These flowers are so easy! I watched a video on Pinterest to learn how to make them, and you can watch it here:

Flower Video

Here are my first examples:

I added Stickles to the edges and sprayed shimmer spray onto the layers. Thank you for looking!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowy Mountains and Shooting Star

For a dear friend whose spouse recently past away. We pray he will endure losing her - they were married for many many years.

To make this card I just tore paper and used the edge while sponging Memento inks to make the sky and mountains. Used Stickles for a shooting star, white gel pen to highlight stamped tree, and to make the Northern Star. Tree stamp by Inkadinkado and sentiment by Gina K. Designs, Elegant Florals. Cardstock Gina K. Pure Luxury white 120# and Navy for the layering.

Thank you for looking!