Hi all! I'm entering my card into Papertake's challenge, a sketch challenge where we could use any of their sketches. I chose the featured sketch, #86, but flipped it and added some embellishments. Here's my card:
Supplies used: Basic Grey Soleil papers, pink rhinestones, Prima flower, The Greeting Farm's glimmer bean stamp, Ranger Distress Ink in frayed burlap, Copics E47, R22, Y21, Y23, RV10
Teeheehee, I'm forcing those unappealing papers into submission!
So here's a story behind this card. I bought this paper pad, Soleil by Basic Grey, through the internet. I didn't get to see the whole pad before purchasing. Turns out it is so not to my taste. I love two or three patterns out of the whole pad. I almost threw it into the donation pile, but I had already used a sheet or two and felt funny donating that. So I pulled out some of the uglie…I mean, the patterns least to my taste, and cut them up into bits and pieces. Voilà! Instant card. Easy peasy! I added some rub-ons to tone down all that was happening on the pattern in the back. The rub-ons are ancient ones by Stampin' Up!
The moral of the story is to support your local scrapbook stores. Buying from the internet is sometimes a miss.
this is project 26 of 100. I'm entering it in Shopping our Stash Weekly's challenge 136. The challenge was to make a project with an outdoor theme.
Here's my card:
I didn't do much with it. The paper is from DCWV. I used two sheets of the same paper so I could cut out the bird and pop it up with dimensionals. I also cut out some branches from the second paper and added them to the paper, and added a barely visible sentiment rub-on by SU! It says "thinking of you".
And here's another magnet with a super sweet image. I made a little scene out of if and added a wood veneer. Yes, I adore my dog. She's my furry child and my only happiness. The stamp pretty much sums what I do to Sophi, which is smooch her all the time!
It's laminated, but I also used Tattered Angels glimmer mist, the clear one. The veneer is by Freckled Fawn.
This is project 24 of 100. I altered my computer! I bought an aqua case for it, and the washi tape matches it perfectly. I colored another of the dog images to match my Golden Retriever, Sophi, added a cut-out doily, and voilà!
Copics used: Y21, Y26, E86
other supplies were doilies and My Mind's Eye washi tape
Layering more than one doily helps make them less translucent.
Oh, I'm so behind on these projects! Anyway, here's 23 of 100: a set of magnets!
Again, these images were sent by a friend from SCS. I'm in love with these. I think the coloring on the Golden is better this time, but I still need to practice way lots to get it right. I went with the darker golden colors to match my dog. The little girl is me, or at least colored to look like me. They're stuck on the fridge already in this picture.
Copics used: E77, E79, E000, E00, E84, Y21, Y23, Y26, B95, B93, R12, R21, R11
Magnets are ProMAG magnets with foam adhesive which I got at Michael's. These can be cut with big scissors, as I had to so it wouldn't show behind the little girl. They're square inches. I also used my Xyron 500 and laminator cartridge.
Today I'd like to share a project I made for myself with a SCS friend's image. She sent me these beautiful stamped images with a girl and her dog, and they reminded me so much of my beloved Golden Retriever and myself.
Now, the coloring of the dog is kind of funky. I need to practice how to color a Golden Retriever, especially mine, who has darker shades. Also, the laminating just won't go on without lots of wrinkles. I used a xyron 500 with a laminating cartridge. Maybe I need to get myself an actual laminator?
I didn't want to make a card for myself; instead, I colored the image, added some soft patterned paper and a white mat, and laminated the whole thing. If it fit in my wallet, I'd carry it around! However, since it doesn't, I'll either make it into a magnet or just pin it somewhere in my room. If I found a frame for it, that'd be even more perfect. However, it's a pretty nonstandard size. This project, with all its mistakes, is absolutely dear to my heart, and I won't forget the kindness from the person who sent me the image to play with.
Supplies used: stamp can be purchased here. I'll be looking for a sale to add these to my collection.
The white card stock is textured white colorbok, and the patterned paper is from the Soleil collection by Basic Grey. Copics used are E77, E42, R12, R32, C00, C0, R22,Y23, R21, E40, E79, E55, E53, E84, E04, R11, V22, BV01, BV02. The nestabilities is labels 20.
I rushed in the day I found out the discount was up to 40% off everything. I don't think they discounted the extra 40% off the things already on clearance, but I still got away with a huge haul.
Here are pictures:
Looks like I am gravitating towards aqua this year.
I might drop by Archiver's again if I have some spare money in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed there are still things left! I would get a bigger selection of paint daubers and washi tapes and ribbons. If there are any pretty, reasonably priced 12x12 kits, I might spring for a few of those too, since I plan on going into scrapbooking.
I wish they had silhouette cameos left… yeah right! They probably flew off the shelves when the discount was only 25%. I have lots of steel dies which I hope to use way more often when I move and have a cutting station where the grand calibur can be placed permanently.
Hi, this is project 21 out of 100.
I'm entering this card in CAS on Sunday challenge 25, with a lovey dove theme,
Pink Elephant's TPE234 to use pink, red, and other color (black in my case),
and Paper Players #179, to do a one-layer valentine.
Supplies used: Prima Doll stamp, Copics RV14, RV13, R08, R14, R17, R01, white gelato, Freckled Fawn wood shape, red and pink rhinestones, Copic multiline 0.5, stamp abilities script background stamp. Lazy me hadn't properly cleaned the stamp, so I stamped with very old remnants of Brilliance in black. Kind of looks like gray because it's so faded.
I'd like to share two scrapbook layouts I made. These are projects 19 and 20 out of the 100 I plan to make in 100 days.
I confess it's two layouts on a page, one in the front and one in the back. I used, Simple Stories—Vintage Bliss collection for the most part. I love the bright, cheery colors. I'd bought it a while back after using some sheets I had bought separately. When the first sheets were gone, I knew I had to buy more of this collection, so I got a 12x12" kit and the 6x6" paper pad.
I complemented the collection with a sheet of Teresa Collins polka dotted paper and another sheet of hers, the one with the bingo cards and the numbers. It was way too bright, and it would've kinda been obnoxious, so I toned it down with white gesso on both sides. Other supplies used are Studio Calico wood butterfly I covered with washi tape, other veneer which I colored with a gelato, other washi tapes, metal clips I had in my stash, doilies, and sticker elements from the collection.
I believe the patterned paper is from the Fancy Pants Design To the Moon pad, and the journaling half-circle is from BoBunny's Blast Off collection. I used The Greeting Farm's Saturday stamp, which I colored with Copics. The stars are from Studio Calico, colored with gelatos, and the sentiment sticker is by Teresa Collins from her Stationery Noted collection.
I went with Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper here. The little star is from BoBunny's Blast Off collection, and the "Hi" is from Teresa Collins' "Stationery Noted" collection. I added some Stickles to the smoke trailing the rocket ship.
I had to force myself to use up this cute monkey sticker. I combined it with other stickers from the pack, all from BoBunny's Blast Off collection, and used patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs "To the Moon" collection, which I matted with blue card stock left from another card. The "smile" is from Teresa Collins' alphabet stickers from her "Stationery Noted" collection. Notice a theme here? I had the supplies on my table, so I just bust out a bunch of cards using the same collections.
I went a bit crazy with the embellishments on this one. All supplies are from BoBunny "Blast Off" collection, except for the sentiment alphabet stickers, which are from Teresa Collins' "Stationery Noted" collection.
I used papers from Fancy Pants Designs on this card. I cut out the 3x4" main panel, matted it with white card stock, and then added a mat of the starry background pattern from the 6x6" pad. The sentiment is a sticker from Teresa Collin's "stationery noted" collection.
This is card 10 of 100. I used some really old papers by Fancy Pants Designs, and added some Teresa Collins "stationery noted" letters to complete the sentiment. I rounded the corners of the main panel to finish it off.
this is card 9 of 100. I used Prima journaling cards and some pink and green card stock to mat the already beautiful Prima sheet. I cut out the bird from an identical journaling card and popped it up on this one. I added a doily I cut into a smaller size. The sentiment is from Justrite Grand Sentiments. Added some Prima Say it in Crystals embellishments and some clear rhinestones to finish off the look.
Hi, this is card 3 of 100 projects. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday #290, but I flipped the sketch. I'm not entering it because I missed the deadline, but very much enjoyed the sketch. They have a lot of really wonderful ones that help inspire creativity.
Supplies I used: BoBunny C'est la vie paper and paper tag, Graphic 45 paper scraps, chocolate card stock
Julie Nutting Prima doll stamp
Prima embellishments, clear rhinestones
Spellbinders decorative labels 8
scrap of lace trim
Hi! Today I'd like to share a card I just made for Splitcoast Stamper's 100 projects in 100 days.
I'm entering this card in Shopping Our Stash Weekly SOS#132, to use up the last of something. I used up a two-piece package of Prima heart trinkets for my card.
The card is a funky size because I messed up the measurement. I believe it's 5x4 1/4". There's nothing too great about it; I wanted the beautiful, soft, vintage paper in the back to show, so I just added a wood label with a stamped sentiment and some heart charms to go along with the vintage feel.
stamp: TPC Studio-Boho Blooms
K&Company BW Scribe Wood Art
Memento ink in Rich Cocoa
The Twinery twine
kraft card stock
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings designer paper
Edited: Added a few rhinestones, and they make me happier with the card. Funny how little touches can do such big difference. Sorry about the shoddy picture; just had to share the new addition.
I joined a Splitcoast Stampers challenge where we're doing 100 projects in 100 days.
This is my first card. Just put the finishing touches on it.
I'm adding this card to the following challenges: Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #60 is an anything goes.
The Pink Elephant TPE 231 is also an anything goes.
Crafts 4 Eternity R#156 challenges us to use something new. I used a never-before-used stamp, and Prima paper I just got in a goody box.
I decided to do the "spotlight" technique with this stamp that I hadn't inked up ever, even though I bought it months ago. It's by Wild Rose Studio, called "Feeding Birds." I also used a sheet of paper that I just received in the Prima Warehouse Box sale, along with kraft card stock. The flowers are by The Paper Studio. Copics used are E44, YG95, Y35, Y38, E55, E000, E42, E43, YG97, YG93, YG99. The lace was bought at a ribbon department.