Tuesday, June 28, 2011

365 Cards - Day 121 & D2D Red, White, Blue and/or Christmas too!

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards and Designed2Delight! First up is my creation for this week's 365 Card Challenge which is to make a spinner card. Well, I've made several of these before for graduation cards and another fun one (see here), but Pam gave a link to a slightly different technique that I wanted to try and this is what I came up with (if you want a "traditional" spinner card here's the tutorial to do that from SCS). I used a 1/8" eyelet and a 1/4" brad to make the spinner "parts" which is great because you can use a smaller image (yes, mother, no snowballs necessary!) than if you use a penny or other coin denomination. :) Love it! I know there's a way to combine these pictures into one, but I'm not sure how so you just get three in a row showing the fishy spinning across the "sky"!

The images are a retired Stampin' Up set "Shellebrate." The sentiment is from that set too, but it's really small so I typed it into Word and jazzed it up a bit! My big half circle was traced from my colored pencil tin and for the scallops I used a corner rounder (haven't done that in awhile, see here for a tutorial). Images are colored with Copics and a blinged it up a bit with rhinestones and stickles!! Other challenges I was inspired by for this one include:
1. CardPatterns - sketch
2. Challenge up your life - circles
3. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Christmas in June
4. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - embellishments beginning with letter "G": mine is "glitter" (i.e., stickles)
5. Delightful challenges - fun in the sun
6. I Did it Creations Challenge - Christmas
7. Phindy’s Friday challenge - circles
8. pile it on - circles
9. Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - lots of Sparkle
10. Pear Tree Designs - Stamp something
11. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - make a splash
12. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - red
13. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - water
14. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Christmas in June

Next up is my creation sample for this week's D2D Saturday challenge which is "Red, White, Blue and/or Christmas too!" I tried to make it a Christmas card (that's why I choose the God Bless America angel image), but it really just turned into a 4th of July card! Oh well, it was fun to layer all that My Mind's Eye paper up! I also took come "creative license" with the color blue...I wanted to use the paper and it's more a turquoise but I think it still counts!
The "God Bless America" image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. All the layers but the image one are machine stitched. It's hard to tell but the Bermuda Bay panel is embossed with a striped folder and the stars are cut out of the Cuttlebug's stars embossing folder (I saw somebody else do that so I can't take credit for it!) And don'tcha just love a big satiny bow every once in awhile?!? Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Card Makin’ Mamas - Red, White and Blue
2. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Red, White and Blue and Ribbon
3. Craft Us Crazy - Red, White and Blue and/or Summer
4. Craft your passion challenges - Seeing Red
5. Creative Inspirations Challenge - stitching
6. {Cupcake Inspirations} - inspiration photo (red, white and blue cupcakes, yum!)
7. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - stars and stripes
8. Die cut Dreams Challenge blog - red, white and blue
9. Fairy Tale Challenge blog - America
10. Iris's Spot - layers
11. Paper Issues - red, white and blue
12. Paper Playtime - red, white, and blue and digi too
13. PaperPlay Challenges - stars and stripes
14. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - red, white and blue
15. Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - digi day
16. Saturday Challenge - embossing
17. SEW MANY CHALLENGES - dry embossing
18. Stamp Something - red, white and blue
19. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - stars and stripes
20. The Sweet Stop - sketch
21. Tuesday Throwdown - red, white and blue

Thanks for coming by again and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

365 Cards - Day 114 - fun with fabric

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards! Today's challenge is called "Fun with Fabric" and Pam wants to see you "use a piece of fabric on an image that would have fabric". I looked for an image that that would be relatively easy to "fabric piece" (hehe, get it? Instead of "paper piece"!) and found this adorable image that our very Hannah Stull drew! You can find this and other FREE images she's created here. Almost everything else on this card is from Stampin Up! The DSP is called Candy Cane Christmas... and although it's Christmas paper, I think it works for anytime! The only things that aren't SU! are the rhinestones (I cut apart a flourish I had) and the image is colored with Copics. Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. clean&simple-sketch
2. Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - embellishments that begin with "R": got those Rhinestones
3. Crafts and Me - bling it on: pretty subtle bling, but it's there!
4. Crafty Calendar Challenge - things with wings
5. Crazy 4 Challenges - add twine, floss, string
6. Delicious Doodles challenges - things that flutter
7. Everybody-Art-Challenge - anything goes
8. Fun at Fairy Knoll - sparkle: just a bit...
9. Mark's Finest Papers – Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - button(s)
10. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - things with wings
11. Simply Create - fly with us
12. Stamp Something - pretty papers
13. Stamps R Us - one image, two patterned papers, three embellies (rhinestones, buttons, twine)
14. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - things with wings

I don't have a Designed2Delight/Delightful Inspiration card this week, but check out the blog for lots of inspiration for these week's challenges from the other awesome designers!! We have the usual weekly progressive challenge as well as an orange & pink (plus neutrals) Saturday challenge. FUN!!

Thanks for stopping by and go get creatin'!