Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SOS217 Wetlands

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "Put a Bird On It" - easy right - here is what I created.
I used a Stampin Up set called Wetlands - masked an oval on a white base, sponged crumb cake, bermuda bay and daffodil delight. Then I added a bit of texture with Gorgeous Grunge. After removing the mask stamped the birds and the sentiment.

Challenges:
CAS on Sunday - splash - make a card with water on it
Crafty Cardmakers - no patterned paper

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SOS216 - Bokeh Jellyfish

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is  called Splish Splash and we want everyone to use Wet Medium
For my card I used jellyfish from SU stamp set called From Land to Sea. Stamped them on watercolor paper, embossed them with white EP and then watercolored the background with reinkers - I used Elegant Egplant, Peacock Feathers and Mint Macaroon. After it dried I added the white circles for bokeh. Card stock is all SU, except the purple one (this one is from my scrap box).

Challenges:
Crafty Cardmaker - No Patterned Paper
Get Creative Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Alphabet Challenge - N is for No Design Paper
Crafty Friends - Clean and Simple

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CCK Sunshine gift box

For my inspiration creation this week I used a Lil Sweetie image called Sunshine. You can find her in Ching-Chou's Etsy store - here
I decided to not to make a card, but decorate a little gift box for my niece's 14th birthday. She likes Ching-Chou Kuik's images and the box fits a bunch of square (5.5 inch) cards perfectly.

I started with a plain box from chocolates which I spray painted with gold enamel paint. Turned out pretty smooth and even, much better than painting with brush. The image was colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. Then I just used stickers and wood veneer shapes from Marshalls.

Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - warm summer colors
Not Just Cards - anything goes

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SOS215 - Layered Peacock

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use layers - since I was never into super simple, one layer cards, this was no problem for me :)
My entire card was made using a paper pack from Heartfelt Creations - it has images, frames, layers, plain papers, sentiments and everything is matching - perfect for layering. No stamping involved, just added a ribbon and some gems.

Challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Flying High with WIngs
Pile it On - Bright Colors
Crafty Boots - Fair and Square
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Friday, August 14, 2015

CCK - Enter The Woods

It's Friday and that means my turn to show you another card using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's fabulous digis. This week I'm using one called Enter The Woods - you can find it here.

I decided to make the card monochromatic and enter it in our Facebook challenge.The image was colored mostly with Copics + some other alcohol markers. Added details with gold pen. Cardstock is all SU, background layer embossed with Spellbinders woodgrain embossing folder and sponged with Peeled Paint ink. Flowers and lace are from my stash, rhinestones from Michaels.

Challenges:
Fab 'n Funky - Things with wings
Adicted to Stamps- make your mark
Colouring in Scrapland - things with wings

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SOS214 - Spotlight on Christmas

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Make a Spectacle of Yourself - so we want everyone to either use eye wear or use a Spotlight Technique.
Since I couldn't find anything with glasses in my stash I went with the second option.

I used and old Christmas stamp from Stampin Up (2004). I didn't color the spotlight piece, instead I just stamped it with Cherry Cobler ink. Added some frantage embossing powder and gold glitter paper for festive feel. Otherwise it's a pretty simple card, very mailable :)

Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carols
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas - silver or gold

Friday, August 7, 2015

CCK - Heart of Spring

Today I'll show you my creation for the Floral Display challenge at Ching-Chou Kuiks Challenge and Inspiration blog using Heart of Spring digi. You can find it in Chin-Chou's Etsu store - here.
The girl is colored with Prismacolor pencils using techniques learned in Kit & Clowder pencil classes. The background is a watercolor wash using distress and SU inks. I didn't feel like making another card so I framed it in a flower decorated frame.
Frame was painted with gold acrylic paint and the flowers are mix from Wild Orchid Crafts, Petaloo and Prima.

Challenges:
All Crafts challenge - anything Goes (other than cards)
Crafting for all seasons - Bright & Beautiful
Fab 'n' Funky - No patterned paper
ABC Challenge - O is for Open
Through the Purple Haze - Flowers

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SOS213 - 2 nuts

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Show Us Your Snark. I'm not the snarkiest person in the world so here is what I managed to come up with :)
Stamps are from Art Impressions and the image is watercolored with distress inks.

Challenges:
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Buttons  & Bows
Crafting When We Can - ribbon/twine or washi

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SOS212 - Diamond Sirene

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Diamond are Girls Best Friends - easy and straightforward, right? Bling it on!
I remembered I have a perfect thing for this challenge in my stash - in some clearance couple years ago I bought these rhinestones shaped like Spellbinders dies. I knew I will use them someday :)
The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps and it's called Deep Sea Sirene. Card base is another clearance score (K & Co) and has a wonderfully decorated matching envelope.

Challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge - bling bling
Animal Friends - Animals in the water
Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge - anything goes with Sweet Pea
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - make it feminine

Friday, July 24, 2015

CCK - Sinking Moon

I can't believe it's Friday again - time flies so fast...
This week at Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration blog we are showcasing mermaid images. Mine is called Sinking Moon and here is what I created:
The mermaid was colored with alcohol markers and the background with Prismacolor pencils. Then I pulled out my Frantage embossing powders and applied them on the image, flowers, leaves and die cuts too. Can you believe that those leaves started out as bright green?  (little tip ==> Just don't start your heat gun close to an open container of embossing powder, unless you want to have it everywhere ;) )
Background paper is from Bo Bunny's Double Dot collection. The little seahorse and shell are from Dies R Us.

Challenges:
stamps + fun =creativity - Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday - bingo - middle column - embossing/sentiments/dies
4 Crafty Chics - Sun/Sea/Sand