Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Orchids - water colored

I made this card for the new challenge on Power Poppy - the challenge was to use a coloring medium that you don't usually use. I don't have any Power Poppy stamps, but I do have a bunch of Flourishes, designed by Marcella Hawley. This one is from Orchids stamp set.
Since I usually reach for markers I decided to water color + use no line coloring. I stamped the image in medium green and started experimenting. It's not perfect, but rather interesting so I used it.
I used a sketch from Papercards.cz
Embossing folder is from Spellbinders, cardstock from Stampin Up, leaf die probably from Joy craft and the rest is from my general stash :)
I'm also entering it into these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for You Choose
Morgan's Art World - Add Flowers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SOS238 - Fishing Vest card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Bent Out Of Shape and we want to see shaped cards. This is not my forte, but here is what I came up with:
I used a template found here and added some extra touches - buttons, fishing fly (wannabees) made with feathers, hand drawn fish (since I didn't have any tiny fish stamps)
Challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - No Designer Paper
House of Cards - Shaped Cards

Saturday, February 6, 2016

SS398 Pearls in My Hair

Here is a brand new sketch from Sketch Saturday:
pretty easy, right? And here is my take on the sketch:
I used an image from A Day For Daisies - our sponsor for this week  - it's called Pearls in My Hair and you can find it here.
I colored it with Copic markers, added some little pearls in her hair and a nice soft silk ribbon (love how this holds it's shape).
Card stock is Strawberry Slush from Stampin Up and patterned paper is from Color Crush pad from American Crafts.

Challenges:
Moving Along With Times - Things with Wings
Through The Purple Haze -  Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything with ribbon

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SOS237 - Tea Bag Dispenser

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Dreaming of Something Warm. Wish I was at a warm beach, but for now a nice warm cup of tea will have to do. And here is little tea bag dispenser I made.
 I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers and all the other things are from Stampin Up.
Papers are from pack callled Birthday Bouquet, cardstock is Pool Party and Blushing Bride. Stamp is from a set called A Nice Cuppa.

Challenges:
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything But a Card
Alphabet Challenge - X for X-tra fold (lots of folds here)
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SOS236 - Tea Party

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to get inspired by a book. My book is inspired by Mad Hatter's tea party from Alice In Wonderland.
It's all completely Stampin Up and almost no stamping, but cute and fun.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

SS396 - Birthday Elephant

It's Saturday again and that means a brand new sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday
Here it is:

and here is my take on it using an image from our sponsor Drawn with Character:

The elephant is colored with alcohol markers and since I'm in a mood for masculine cards I kept it simple and used green and gray. Sentiment is from Stampin Up and the patterned paper from Basic Gray.

Challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenge - Clean and Simple
Cute Card Thursday - just for boys
Seize The Birthday - Clean & Simple

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SOS235 - Bird of Paradise

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called 3,2,1 and we want everyone to use 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something,
For my card I used 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers and 1 image.
Image is called Bird of Paradise - by Ching-Chou Kuik (published under Sweet Pea Stamps). It's colored with alchohol markers. Papers are from Stampin Up as well as the flower dies - those are all from the new Botanical collection

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Get Creative  - Something New (new dies and papers)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SOS234 - Sky Is The Limit

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use something new. SO I used my brand new Stampin Up set called Sky is the limit and created another masculine birthday card.
I used Pistacio Pudding and Black cardstock and the background is also from SU. I have to admit it's a case of something I've seen online (not sure who made it), but I really liked the contrast of black and light green.

Challenges:
Crafty Friends - Use Something New
QKR Stampede - Something New
Cardz 4 Guyz - Happy Birthday

Saturday, January 9, 2016

SS394 - Stary Birthday

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a part of Sketch Saturday Design Team and here is my first creation:
using this week's sketch:
I'm always short on boy birthday cards, so I decided to make one. I used older Basic Gray papers and star die cuts in matching colors. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
As You Like It - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Happy Anything
Fantasy Stampers - Happy Birthday

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SOS233 - Bloom With Hope in pink

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Call Me Monochromatic and like most of the DT I used pink as tribute to our friend Leslie.
I used stamps from SU set called Bloom with Hope, papers from Penny Black and other pink stuff from my stash. The sketch is from a current Sketch Saturday challenge.

Challenges:
Dragonfly Journey - Birthday
Fantasy Stampers - Happy Birthday