Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SOS174 - The Witch is in Town

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Halloween.. I don't make many Halloween cards, but have couple older stamps to use if I need to make one :)

The witch is from an older Inkadinkado set and I combined it with my new SU die cuts.
Background was brayered using Wisteria Wonder and Blackberry Bliss.
Challenges:
City Crafter - piece of sky
AAA - Halloween
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Halloween
Kitty Bee - dies or punches
Simply Create Too - Halloween

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Poinsettia in Pink and Blue

Here is a pink poinsettia card I made for  Jingle Belles' Pink Christmas challenge

Poinsettia stamp is from  Stampin Up set called Joyful Christmas and the swirls are from my all time favorite swirly set Baroque Motifs. The background panel started out white and was all sponged and brayered.

I'm also entering it into these challenges:
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - make your own background
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in October

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOS173 - Birthday cake from Art Impressions

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "Hello, Sweetie" so we can either depict something sweet on our project (candy, cupcake, ice cream, etc.) -OR- make something for our sweetie.
I went with the first option and finally used my Art Impression stamps that fell unloved for some time.

The image was colored with alcohol markers and I used papers from my scrap box. Sentiment is from the same set.

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Come and Get It - Women having fun

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SOS172 - Fall Colors Thanksgiving Card

This week's theme at Shopping Our Stash is called It's The Most Colorful Time of the Year! and we'd like everyone to use Fall/Autumn colors - red, orange, rust, yellow, gold, brown, etc., 
I used my pretty Bo Bunny Papers again and created another starburst card:
I felt like making a Thanksgiving card and since I don't have any stamps specifically for this occasion I used a flower from SU set and colored it in fall colors.

Challenges:
Great Impressions - Autumnal Elegance
Open Minded Challenge - Fall/Autumn
Craft Room Challenge - Seasonal Colors

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Meet Dragonfly

Since you are probably aware that I just love Ching-Chou Kuik's digis (and stamps too), I was thrilled she starting a challenge blog with monthly challenges. This month's challenge is Anything Goes.
I played with one of my new digis called Meet Dragonfly and created this card:
Challenges:
Digi Makover Challenge - your favorite color - I used my 2 favorites - aqua and purple
Make My Monday - Die and or punches
Crafty Sentiments - bingo - embossing. die cut-flowers
Creatalicious Challenge - flower power
Crafting When We Can -  no designer paper

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SOS171 - Fall Sunset

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Sunshine on a Cloudy Day - so obviously we would like to see sun, clouds or both.
I took my neglected Heartfelt Creations stamp and created this sunset (or sunrise?) card
The sky  was brayered and the rest colored with alcohol markers.
Challenges:
Open Minded Crafters - Fall
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Keep In Faith in fall colors

I got a bunch of new digis from Ching-Chou Kuik and I just had to color them right away.
First one is called Keep In Faith - you can find it in her Etsy store.
I colored the image with a mix of alcohol markers and Prisma pencils. Papers are from Bo Bunny.

Challenges:
Fusion - I used the sketch + I was inspired by the sunflower
Allsorts - stitching
Crafting For All Seasons  - Colors of Autumn

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SOS170 - Leafy Waterfall Card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Shower Time and we would like you to get inspired by your shower curtain. Since mine is plain creamy white, I used Leslie's:


I was thinking about leaves and squares and a waterfall card came to my mind - so here it is:
and another view:
I used a retired SU set called French Foliage, Bo Bunny papers from last year (I found a brand new pack of it in my stash...imagine that{ :)} )  and color scheme from Sunday Stamps challenge:
More Challenges:
Oldie but Goodie: Autumn
Outlawz Thursday Challenge - anything goes with twist of First Day of Fall

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SOS169 - Watercolored Anniversary card

It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's challenge is to use a photo or a stamped image with people.
I decided to use my very old stamp from retired SU set called Summer By The Sea and try my hand at no line watercoloring
I used various SU inks and water brush for coloring. Die, sentiment, punch and embossing folder are also from SU.

Challenges:
The Paper Girls - Watercoloring
Just Us Girls - Watercoloring
Robyn's Fetish - Use Embossing Folder

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SOS168 - Peacock Inspiration

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use a chicken or any other bird on our creations. I'm not a big fan of chickens - growing up had to clean LOT of chicken coops.. so I decided to use a much prettier bird - peacock.

My peacock is from an older set from Flourishes called Strut Your Stuff. I colored it with Prisma pencils and added a bunch of flowers from my collection (stash). Funny  - no matter how many flowers I use, my drawers and shelf seem still full :) Nooo, I don't have too much stuff - just need a bigger craft room

Challenges:
Inkspirational - inspirational image with a fabulous peacock
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - use those flowers
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes