Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SOS254 - Seahorse Mermaid

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called The 4 Elements and we want everyone to choose and element (earth, wind, water, fire) to use on their creation.
I choose water and this lovely stamp with mermaid and seahorses from Sweet Pea Stamps (designed by Ching-Chou Kuik)
 I colored the image with alcohol markers using a color palette from Sunday Stamps. I embossed the whole image with UTEE for extra glossy/watery effect,
Papers are from Stampin Up and flowers from my huge stash.
Challenges:
kitty bee designs - fairytale/fantasy
Through the Purple Haze - under water
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Bingo - pearls, patterned paper, embossing
Sunday Stamps - colors

Saturday, May 28, 2016

SS414 Birthday Apples

Here is a card I made with the newest Sketch Saturday sketch:
and here is the sketch I used:
The apples image is from Flourishes (long retired) - it's colored with alcohol markers, the peach colored paper is from Penny Black's Painted Blooms collection

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey - Tooty Fruity
Ceative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Star Stampz - Hand Colored Image
Let's Color Linky Party - anything with colored image

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SOS253 - Slatted Baskets

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want you to make anything but a card - easy, right?
I made couple of slatted baskets, using a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.
They are fun to make and you can make them in various sizes. Papers and sentiment stamp are from Stampin Up
Challenges;
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SOS252 - Sounds of the Sea

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Sounds of the Sea and we would like to see projects with beach/ seashore/ under the sea theme. Easy, right?

I decided to use one of my favorite Stampin Up sets called By The Tide (so sad, it's one of the retiring ones) and make a shaker card. Background is a watercolor wash using SU inks, fish is cut out and popped up for more 3D scene. The wood veneer sentiment and DP are also from Stampin Up, both retiring as well..

Challenges:
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - male projects
The Paper Players - CAS project with Wild animal
Simply Create too - Thank You

Saturday, May 14, 2016

SS412 - House Mice & watermelons

Here is a card I made using the newest Sketch Saturday sketch:

and here is the sketch:

The House Mouse stamp is colored with Prismacolor pencils and I used the new Emerald Envy CS for the base.

Challenges;
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Furry Friends
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
The Pencils Case - summer colors

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SOS251 - May Flowers in Pink

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called April Showers Bring May Flowers - pretty straight forward, right?
I went with the flowers part and used Stampin Up's Helping me Grow set.
I used Distress Ink Water Bleaching technique - if you never tried it before, you can find the tutorial here. I used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry inks.

Challenges:
Eureka Stamps - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SOS250 - House Mouse in pink

This week at Shopping our Stash is our 250th challenge - holy moly! We wanted to do something a little special, and decided to host another tribute to Leslie. We're combining something she loved - using up UFOs, those unfinished objects we've all got scattered around our desks - and something she loved to hate, PINK
I had this 3D decoupage panel cut out and assembled for ages and nicely tucked away in a box of full of other half finished things. So I made a sweet Mother's Day card from it.
Cardstock and sentiment are from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
House Mouse and friends - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Critters
Crafty Friends - All Things  Cute
Cupcake Inspiration - colors
AI Challenge - creative critters
Cute Card Thursday - no patterned paper

Saturday, April 30, 2016

SS410 - Poppy Elf

This week at Sketch Saturday we can choose any past sketch from #215 forward - it's almost 200 sketches to choose from.
I used sketch #297


and Himalayan Blue Poppy Elf image from Aurora Wings and created this card:
the image was colored with Prismacolor pencils, die is Spellbinders and the patterned vellum is from Stampin Up.

Challenges;
Crafty Catz - fairies or something enchanting
The Crafty Addicts - use ribbon
Die Cutting Divas - flowers and/or bling
Gem of a Challenge - favorite color combo - purple, teal and green

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SOS249 - Inky Leafy Thanks

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Think Ink - and we want everyone to play with ink, but no coloring.
I made my background by smooshing 3 different inks onto watercolor paper. Then I added some rhinestones, gold thread and sentiment  + die from Rose Wonder bundle.

Challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Glitter and Bling

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SOS248 Chipboard garden album

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want everyone to use chipboard. I bought a 6x8 Project Life photo album and decided to make it into a garden photo album.
 The album itself is mostly chipboard and I also added a chipboard tag. The album was painted with green acrylic paint, then I used a dylusion template to add the flowers with gold distress paint. Same paint was used on the tag. Then I played a bit with frantage embossing powder, added some on the chipboard cage, leaves and the tag.
Leaves, flowers and other ephemera are from my general stash. Stickers are Prima.

and here is a detail of the flower cluster.

Challenges:
The Paper Shelter - flowers everywhere
Craft for the Craig - Anything But a Card
Robyn's Fetish - Anything But a Card
Love To Create - anything mixed media