Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tiddly Inks - happy fall

Tiddly Inks is having a design team call.  You can check out all the details here, if you are interested!
This is the card I made for my entry, using their Wryn's Leaves image.


The image is colored with Copic markers, and then I added a few tiny sequins and some Nuvo gold glitter drops for just a little bit of sparkle.  The background was sponged with Distress Oxide inks and then lightly spritzed with water. 

You have until June 30th to enter the Tiddly Inks design team call, if you're interested!.

FUSION card challenge


Here is the new challenge over at Fusion:

I loved the bicycle image on this inspiration piece, but also loved the curved piece on the sketch, so I used that sketch as my inspiration.


The butterfly paper and the little felt bow are from Bella Blvd., and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I added a little clear Wink of Stella marker to some of the butterflies and three tiny Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  This card makes me smile and I hope it will make the recipient smile, too. 

TicTacToe Challenge #2

Tic Tac Toe Challenge is a new weekly challenge blog.  This is their second challenge and you can see the challenge board below.



I chose the top horizontal row of masculine, embossing and wood and created this Father's Day card.  The background is embossed with an older Cuttlebug folder, and the image is a Cricut diecut.  I used two different types of wood veneer for the diecut image, along with brown patterned paper and green cardstock. 



It's always nice to see new challenge blogs, so I hope you'll have a chance to check out the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 1st sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches




Here is the sketch for the  June 1st  challenge at Stuck?! Sketches:



Here's my layout for the challenge, using some photos from our trip through Yellowstone last year:


We ran into all kinds of wildlife on the roads, but the buffalo were the most unusual.  Definitely not something you see every day!

You have until the end of the month to join in the challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, so hopefully you can check them out.




Saturday, June 3, 2017

Muse Challenge #218




The current challenge @ Muse is a great one.  In celebration of Ardyth Percy-Robb's 50th birthday (she's one of the Muse designers), the challenge is to use any one of her cards for inspiration.  Ardyth is such a talented designer that it was hard to choose which card to case.   I ended up choosing this one from her Splitcoast Stampers gallery:




Here's my version of Ardyth's card:


I use a very old Stampin' Up set for the circles, along with some Catherine Pooler inks.  The "celebrate" sentiment was cut with my Cricut and I added the stars with a stencil and gold Wink of Stella pen.

Check out all the DT cards and entries on the Muse blog!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Scrap Our Stash Tic-Tac-Toe challenge

Scrap Our Stash has a tic-tac-toe challenge for May.  Here's the challenge board:



I used the left vertical column: journal card, yellow, 3+ patterned papers.  


It's hard to get a good photo of my youngest grandson, because he's either running, jumping or making a Hulk face, LOL!  So when I managed to get a good photo of him with his mom, I had to scrap it.



Sunday, May 28, 2017

CSI Case File #230

Here's the information for CSI Case File #230 challenge:

I have to admit that this challenge was a little tough for me, due to the colors involved.  I don't know why, but purple of any shade is hard for me to use on my layouts, and I didn't have a lot of lavender papers or embellishments.  I did have some lavender craft foam, and some watercolors, so that's what I ended up using. 


For the "testimony" part of the challenge, I tucked my journaling into a layered embellishment cluster of flowers, paint chip tags, wood veneer and a doily.  I used several of the evidence items:  wood, flowers, metal, rhinestones, phrase stickers, and watercolor.  The watercolor pieces behind the photos were made with the Brutus Monroe watercolor background stamp, and Distress Oxide inks.  I inked up the stamp, then sprayed it with water, stamped, and then repeated the steps with a different color ink, turning the stamp to get a little different background pattern. 

You have until May 31st to join in the CSI challenges