Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Day 214 - White Space
This one is for only one challenge! Still in a Halloween card making mood...think I need to look back and see how many I have, probably time to move on to the Christmas cards more! ;) TFL and have a wonderful hump day! Aloha!
PS if you wants any deets on this one, please leave me a comment and I'll get those on for you...
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
- Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White
- Images: Studio G Clear $1 stamps
- Ink: Palette Noir
- Other: basic silver wrapping cord, rhinestone stars
Below is my card for the Day 208 - Challenge Combo, (I'll list all of them below), as well as for the There's Magic in the Air - Magical Monday - ribbon and bow.
- Day 3: Tuesday's Trio (button/flower/ribbon or button/bow/ribbon) - think I got both of these with flowers on the front and one on inside, the ribbon for the bow, the bow, and the button on the inside
- Day 14: DIY (flower embellishment made out of paper) - I may have not quite met this one as I used punched flowers on the front and on the inside)
- Day 27: Touchy Feely Friday (3 methods of texture) - the flap is embossed with a cuttlebug folder, the frame is popped up and the flowers and brads are attached
- Day 31: I'm Rounding the Corner (rounded corners/edges) - corners of card and flap are rounded
- Day 35: Ad Inspired - click on link to see the ad...I was inspired by the flowers on the bedspread
- Day 76: Four Corners (embellishments in four corners only) - Did this on the front -- I didn't count the eyelets or picture turn as embellishments as they are functional - the eyelets bind the flap to the frame and the turn is a closure
- Day 100: Manic Monday (use red, orange, yellow, green, blue (no pastels)) - think I got this one with the patterned paper on front, the solid colors used throughout
- Day 102: Combo Challenge (at least one challenge from March, April, and May) - see above I have at least one challenge from each of these months
- Day 105: Sing-along Saturday - Rainbow Connection (be inspired by this song) - Rainbow paper!
- Day 118: I've Been Framed (use a frame on card) - yellow frame for the window
- Day 124: DIY: Computer Generated (something generated from computer on card) - the image on the inside is a digital image from There's Magic in the Air and the quotation was printed from the computer
- Day 125: It's a Snap (some kind of closure on/for card) - the picture turn on the frame hold the flap closed
- Day 130: That Tickles Me (humorous card) - I thought the quote from George Carlin was funny...
- Day 135: On the Outside Looking In (window on card) - used an transpency to make the window
- Day 137: I'm in a Bind (bind 2 pieces together) - flap is bound to the frame with eyelets
- Day 138: She said, and I Quote (use a quotation on card) - Quote on the back of the flap is from George Carlin
- Day 152: Peek-a-Boo to You (have a fun flap on card) - blue piece is the flap and hides both the quote and a peek at the inside image!
- Day 155: Super Sketchy Sunday - click to see the layout...got pretty close to the true layout
- Paper: Whisper White, some random rainbow patterned paper, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Real Red, acrylic transparency
- Image: Eldon the Caterpillar is from There's Magic in the Air (see link above) - colored with prisma colored pencils and OMS
- Ink: NONE!
- Other: rhinestones for tips of antenna, red grosgrain ribbon, yellow stickles, white brads, flower punches, Nesties to cut out out frame and window, corner rounder, circle punch, small white button, picture turn, green eyelets
- Paper: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, tropical patterned paper (sorry don't know where this is from)
- Image: Changito the Monkey and Changito Dos (Stampendous) - colored with prismamarker; the leaves were stamped and embossed with clear EP
- Ink: Palette Noir, Versacolor Fresh Green, Lime, Sand Beige, Pinecone - Lime was used for the background sponging, Sand Beige and Pinecone used for the ground and edge of tag
- Other: hemp twine, eyelet
- Paper: River rock, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
- Image: With Gratitude (SU!)
- Ink: River Rock
- Other: Making Memories brads
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
- Paper: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, and Basic Black (whisper white was used for the main image); Background paper was handmade by repeatedly stamping the [spooky] sentiment in versamark and embossing with clear ep.
- Image: All Hallow's Eve (Inkadinkado) - getting some use out of this set!, [spooky] (Hampton Art @ Mike's)
- Ink: Versacolor: Boysenberry, Heliotrope, Black, versamark (for the spiderweb and the background) - I've been in a sponging mood so used this for the background on the image panel and to darken the bg panel edges
- Other: Little ribbon spool (don't know about this one), circle punches for the scallops at the bottom
I also wanted to apologize to everyone that I haven't taken the time to leave comments on your blogs...I truly appreciate all the ones you leave for me, but between work, getting my card done, and needing to sleep, I haven't had time to leave comments on your creations :( Though I admit that I blurk a bit and get inspired! Thanks for continuing to inspire me and I will try to get better about letting you know how much I like all that you do! Mahalo!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
- Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Parisian Breeze DSP, whisper white (for image)
- Image: Fall Season (inkadinkado)
- Ink: Versacolor Paprika, Marigold, Burgundy, Sand Beige, Brown, Pinecone, Sky Blue, Lagoon Blue - leaves in the foreground were stamped with the first three colors and embossed; the next two colors were brayered on for the ground, the post-it mask was removed and the tree was stamped in brown with the leaves colored in with a real red marker, then embossed; the sky was brayered and sponged in the last two colors; the Pinecone color was sponged around the edge; on the really rust layer another leaf flourish was stamped with versamark ink
- Other: dark yellow satin ribbon, picture turns
TFL and Aloha!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Day 197- Super Sketchy Sunday
This one caused me some problems...for some reason I was in the mood to get as close to the sketch as possible and think I accomplished that (just turned it on it's side to work with the images I wanted to use - I CASE'd "Markie's Mom"'s card on SCS...see here).
- Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White (for the oval)
- Stamps: Waterlily (Flourishes) - images were colored with prismamarker and embossed
- Ink: Versacolor Seafoam, Turquoise and Pacific for sponging of the water; Versafine Sepia for the images and distressing
- Other: White gel pen for highlights, Prismamarker French Gray 20% for shadows, circle punch for corners
I was gonna CASE my mom's card for this one, but this got into my head first and wouldn't get out! This was my labor intensive card this week (always seems to be at least one). The image is from There's Magic in the Air and is for their challenge too (so needed to heat or dry emboss). Whew! If I ever do this technique again it will be with a larger image...cutting this one up was tedious! :) So here's the deets:
- Paper: Sky Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery (these were used for the mosaic tiles of the flower...since I colored over them with a versamaker and wet embossed - going for a ceramic tile look - the colors changed so they came out darker than the real colors...hence why I used Old Olive to mat the flower image, Basic Black used for card base
- Image: digital (see above); I enlarged and printed the image on each of the card stock colors
- Ink: None. I did color in the base image with a black permanent marker as I went to get the look of grout. Oh wait, I did use Palette Noir to stamp the "thank you" at the bottom (hard to see in pic)
- Other: Martha S ribbon, rhinestones
Day 199 - Shape Up!
The shape was hexagon (obviously!). Stole my mom's idea of a beehive! (See why I talk to her!) :) The background paper is an image from Word. Added a transparent white hexagon...was trying to make it look like the "home" for the bee. Other deets:
- Paper: Chocolate Chip, bg image printed onto and bee stamped onto Whisper White
- Image: bee is from Good Times (SU!) - colored with prisma colored pencil/gamsol
- Ink: Palette Noir
- Other: this is little card (3x3)...to get the shape...drew a hexagon in Word to the size i needed...printed it out and used for a template; bee is popped up with a foam dot
Day 200 - It's What's Inside that Counts
This is my super simple card today and was the first one I made today (great way to start the day)! Another 3x3 card to fit the image...inside of card says "Miss You!" Deets:
- Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White
- Image: On the Move (SU!) - colored with prisma colored pencils and gamsol - cut out with nestie
- Ink: Palette Noir
- Other: American Crafts ribbon
Day 201 - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
This one needs a little explanation for those that don't live in Hawaii :) It is very much custom here that before you enter someone's home you remove your shoes outside (here most people wear "slippahs", otherwise known as flipflops, thongs, etc.). My idea for this one was to use as a thank you to a guest (inside sentiment could be "...and thanks for being such a great guest." or something to that effect). I used the MOJO104 layout Anyway, fairly simple card to make. Deets:
- Paper: River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Ginger Blossom DSP, Whisper White
- Image: "Flip_Flops" by VAP! Scrap (Mike's $ bin) - colored with blender pen and coordinating inks (i.e., RR, GG, RR), cut out with nesties
- Ink: Versafine Sepia, sentiment was printed from computer in a "ruby red" color
- Other: Buttons from somewhere (!), cream twill ribbon, rhinestones (MS, I think)
This one was perhaps one of the most frustrating to make today...I got the main idea (i.e., mirror on the wall) pretty quickly, but could NOT figure out how to embellish it. I tried flowers of all kinds and nothing looked right to me so I just left it plain...oh well, need to work on that. Deets:
- Paper: Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand (embossed with a fiskars texture plate - bricks), whisper white, metallic silver paper and MS brushed gold paper
- Image: Finials and Frames (SU!) - stamped image on silver, cut out inside to get mirror part (distressed with black ink), stamped image on gold and cut outside to get frame
- Ink: Palette Noir, sentiment computer generated
- Other: cream sheer ribbon, silver brad, pop dots to attach mirror
Did a search to get some different ideas for this one. Found that "red Chinese lanterns" are considered to be lucky...came up with this. Followed the Fall-to-Layout #60. Deets:
- Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
- Image: Asian by Design (Inkadinkado), "good luck" from Good Times set (SU!)
- Ink: Versacolor Scarlet, palette noir
- Other: MS ribbon, black metal dots, gold paint pen for accents
Whew! Did you make it all the way through?!? Good for you...reading that gives you an idea of what my week was like...one thing after another! UGH! Hopefully, I won't get so far behind in the challenges next week...I like spending Saturdays stamping/crafting but the pressure to get it all done by 6pm (my time) was stressful! Thanks hanging in there with me and hope you have an awesome week! Aloha!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Here's my submission for Mojo Monday's sketch 103. I've also challenged myself to make at least one Christmas card a week so this is for that too :) I tried doing SCS color challenge from June (Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango), but couldn't get the tangerine to work, so just went with the kiwi and riding hood. Other deets:
- Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red CS and DSP, and whisper white
- Image: from SU! Crab & Company (I LOVE this set!), crab, seashells, and background colored with prisma colored pencils and gamsol. Santa hat was stamped on RHR CS and embellished with liquid applique.
- Other: White twill ribbon
Day 193 - Card Recipe
This is my card following this recipe:
- 5x5 size
- 4 different patterned papers (hard to tell but the lion is on the 4th one)
- 3 blossoms
- 1 image
- 5 rhinestones
- sentiment (up to you)
Also submitting this for this week's There's Magic in the Air - Magical Monday Sketch which provide both the image and the layout. It was a lot of work to combine these two...well, at least for me it was :)
- Papers: Safari Kids Matstack (DCWV) - thanks mom for this!!!, Kraft, and Night of Navy
- Embellies: hemp twine to which the flowers were tied, rhinestones (can't remember who's these are), twisted black wire for mouse's tail
- Other: image was colored with prisma markers
Day 194 - Imagine This: Technology This was a super quick little card (3x3). It's supposed to be a cellphone with a text to my mom :) How this inspires me you're wondering? Well, when I get stuck on a design, I call my mom and she helps me figure out what I should do!Deets:
- Papers: basic black, tempting turquoise, whisper white, pink passion, and a brushed silver (except for the latter, these were all left overs from my Chantilly Lace card earlier this week...thought my mom would like these colors too)
- Image: Cricut "locker talk" cartridge, text message was handwritten on
- Embellies: bg is embossed with a cuttlebug folder
- Papers: Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP
- Image: Summer by the Sea (SU!) - including sentiment; colored with prisma markers, stamped with Palette Noir ink; cut out with Nesties
- Embellies: flowers (from Making memories, I think), yellow brad
Day 196 - Just a Touch This one was hard as I wanted to color in the whole picture! But it's quicker doing it this way.
- Papers: basic black, Sahara sand, whisper white
- Image: Summer by the Sea (had it out for the one above and it fit this one too!), colored with prisma marker
- Embellies: baby blue satin ribbon
Well, that covers it for today. I got further behind in the challenges this week, hopefully I'll stay up better next week. Think I will spend this evening prepping for that!
TFL and Aloha!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
- Stamps: Door is from Stampendous House and Home set, words are from Fanciful Alphabet (stampendous) and So Very (SU!)
- Paper: Soft Sky, SS DSP, Kraft, and basic black
- Center panel was scored to look like siding and soft sky and white (to tone down the soft sky) were wiped on it
Very simple and easy...gotta do those every once in awhile :) TFL!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I'm trying to not get too far behind on the daily challenges at 365 Cards, only a day behind so far :) Here's my submission for Monday's challenge which was to be inspired by the song "Chantilly Lace." Some other people had used a phone and I thought this was cute as I think he's talking to a girl on the phone in the song (the beginning of the song may be a phone ringing but it sounds an awful like sleigh bells to me!). So I had the image and found the layout challenge (SSC115) from Stamping 411 yesterday so that part was covered, but what about those pesky colors! Did an on-line search for "colors from the 50's" and ended up finding this which was my inspiration. YEAH! Only took about an hour from start to finish including finding the inspiration! That's phenomenal for me! So here are the deets:
- Papers: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Whisper White and Rainbow Sherbet DSP...oh yeah, that funky looking rectangle in the middle (vertically) is a silver metallic paper embossed with the dots and diamonds folder from Sizzix. What you are seeing in the bottom portion is my reflection! hehe!
- Stamps/Sentiment: Phone is from the SU! set "On the Move". I covered up the "call anytime" part when inking so I just at the phone image. The sentiment is computer generated in a "fabulous 50's" font.
- Embellies: The turquoise ribbon is from Mikes and the black is from Wally World
Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful "hump day"!! Aloha!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Day 190- Super Sketchy Sunday
Gotta admit, like many others, I was stumped by this sketch...hum...how to put a donut over the tip of a triangle?!? hehe!
Well I decided to do an artistic interpretation of this sketch and recalled some toots by Michelle Zindorf that might work for this (If you haven't check out her blog, you should. She's phenomenal!! Over 250 toots and still going strong. Thanks Michelle!) So I looked at the Night Owl and the Is It Autumn Yet toots, turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right, and came up with what you see below. This actually my second attempt at this scene. For the first I tried to do the moon like in the Night Owl toot but couldn't get it to look right as I wanted the graduated colors in the sky. So I followed more of the Is it...toot but was inspired by both.
- I actually bought this stamp set (All Hallow's Eve by Inkadinkado) after seeing this tutorial last year from Michelle. The trees are from a vintage SU! set, Sensational Scenery.
- The sky (with the moon masked after the Narcissus color) was brayered with the Versacolor inks of Narcissus, Heliotrope, and Boysenberry. I then sponged Indigo with a bit of Black and a bit more of the Boysenberry at the top with an emphasis on the upper right corner. Also sponged the Heliotrope in the tress to ground them a bit.
- After getting the sky done, I unmasked the moon and used the negative to cover the rest of the scene while coloring the moon. I decided to make it look a bit like a Harvest Moon, so sponged a bit of Marigold and Paprika inks at the bottom and the middle (trying to make it look a bit like a donut!).
- After that was mostly dry (I prefer to use pigment inks as I like the blended look, however, I do heat gun some of the colors as I'm working so I don't loose them completely and so I can finish the scene quicker!), I stamped the witch using Palette Noir ink. While she was a bit darker than my attempt last night, I still wanted her to pop more, so I undertook the excruciating task of coloring over her with a black marker! UGH...my hand cramped while doing this part :)
- I then went a bit crazy with the white gel pen (kinda regret this part) by adding stars in the sky, highlighting the ones near the witch and adding a bit of "stardust" sweeping out from her (at least that was the look I was going for...not quite sure I got that).
- The scene is matted on Pumpkin Pie CS with a fancy corner punch in the top corners to help hide my fingerprints/smudges at these points! ;) Also used Elegant Eggplant CS and the card base is Basic Black.
- I cut it off at the top of the photo but I wrapped a sheer white ribbon around the CS layers to finish the layout challenge.
Well, I think that about covers it! Whew...now I gotta clean up this mess so I can get some of my paying job work done so I don't go crazy this week! Thanks for looking! :) Aloha!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I wish I'd made the card a bit smaller...too much blank space for my taste but oh well :) So the deets:
- paper: certainly celery, pink pirouette, whisper white, DCWV Nursery paper stack (for the background rectangle and the paper pieced elements of the image)
- corner dies are cuttlebug and the rhinestones are from Mike's $1 bin.
- used a white gel pen to color in the large dots and stickled the water
- The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado
- Image was colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol, hard to tell in the pic but I color the sunglasses with a silver gel pen; and it and the mat were cut out with nesties
Day 188- Touchy, Feely Friday I bought some Fun Flock a couple of weeks ago after another "texture" challenge on SCS. Didn't use if for that one but tried it for this one. Can't say I'm such a fan of flocking...seem to remember that one of my grandparents' houses had some wallpaper that had it on it, but other than that, haven't seen it many places :) So for this one I used a scroll stamp that I got in a lot from eBay. Used Martha Stewart glue pad and white fun flock with a bit of Martha Stewart fine glitter in it. Those are done on Real Red CS. Stamped the ornaments on Whisper White with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and cut out the images. The "Happy Holidays" stamp is from Mike's. Popped a couple of the ornaments and the sentiment up, and that's about it for this one.
Day 189 - Charming
Friday, September 4, 2009
Day 186 - Ad Inspired
Click on the link to see the Ad we were to be inspired by. As did most, I kept with a predominantly black, white and red color scheme, with a splash of gray (look at the shoes in the pic, that's where that color comes from). I did a Dahlia folded flower in Riding Hood Red DSP with a pewter brad in the middle. The overall card is based on the Criss Cross Card toot at SCS. The gray patterned paper is from SU! Walk in the Park DSP. Base is Basic Black textured CS and the insert is Whisper White with a RHR base. Added a Going Gray tab stamped with a Totally Tabs SU! stamp. The "All Natural Beauty" stamp is, I believe, an Autumn Leaves single stamp. So that's the "beauty"...now for the "beach"
Day 187 - Label It
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This is my submission for Day 185 at 365 cards. Deets: Papers = Taken with Teal, Draft, Night of Navy, Whisper White. Stamps = Flourishes Seaside Life and Beach Life, and Stampendous Flourish. Embellies: generic lt blue satin ribbon & copper brads. For the circle scene: stamped and embossed image, versamarked/embossed the clouds, sponged the lt yellow ink, brayered lt blue and indigo inks, for the water brayered lt and dk turquoise inks, cut out with nesties. I wanted it to look like a sunrise, but not sure I quite got there, especially when looking at the pic of the card (gotta get better at taking photos of my creations!) Corner is a cuttlebug die. Think that about covers it. Oh yeah, used the layout from this week at Mojo (MOJO102).