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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SOS167 - Corrugated Sunflower

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "Don't Crimp My Style" and we want everyone to use a paper crimper OR a piece of corrugated cardboard/paper OR rik rak.
Since I don't have a crimper I used a piece of corrugated cardboard, sunflower image from Flourishes and created this:
Scripture sentiment is from CTMH and the background was stamped with En Francais background stamp from SU.

Challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - all about texture
Aud Sentiments Challenge - any sentiment other than Happy Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge - Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Flower Power

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOS166 - Mice & Chocolates

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is ABCs, and we'd like you to use things on your project that start with the letters A, B, and C; and make sure to tell us what they are!
For my card I used one of my old House Mouse 3D decoupage sheets and here are my ABCs: A-animals, B-box, bow, birthday, C-chocolates
House Mouse & Friends - Food
The Crazy Challenge - Cute Little Animals

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aurora Wings - Princess of the Sea

This is my very first card featuring an Aurora Wings digi..I loved them for some time, but felt quite intimidated by their complexity.. but I did it and here is my first creation:
 and a little detail
The image is called Princess of the Sea and I'll use it for my niece's 13th birthday. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers (the ribbon too) and then added little touches of silver and couple of gems.
Challenges:
Aurora Wings Group on FB - mermaids
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - add some glitter n sparkle
Just Us Girls - Ribbon

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SOS163 - Beach Babes

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Splish Splash, and we'd like to see some form of wet medium on everyone's creations.
For my card I stamped these beach babes (Artistic Impressions stamp) with black Versafine and  watercolored them with SU markers and aquapainter. For the background I used a watercolor wash with Pool Party and Crumb Cake.
Then I played a bit with the background embossed panel (Pool Party) - inked up the embossing folder with the same color ink, misted it and then embossed - since it's tone on tone it's not very visible, just some fun looking splattery dots :)

Challenges:
Card Mania - Vacation or Travel
A Gem of A Challenge - embossing
{PIN}spirational - inspired by the beach

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SOS161 - Eat Five a Day

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Eat Five a Day - yes, we mean fruits and vegetables :) I think it's a perfect challenge for summer when we go fruit picking and also have all kind of goodies in our garden.
I'm a fruit person so for my card I used a blackberry image from Flourishes and colored it with Blendabilities markers. Papers are also from Stampin Up  - Moonlight collection

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Love to Create - Bright and Sunny