Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Final Tuesday Throwdown Post

Good morning and happy Tuesday! At least it isn't Monday! LOL  Today is my final post as the Guest Designer at Tuesday Throwdown. I want to thank Tuesday Throwdown for having me join them this month. It has been loads of fun! I have enjoyed it and appreciate the opportunity!!

Today they are hosting an Anything But A Card or Tag challenge. I had an image from Tiddly Inks that I have been wanting to use so I pulled it out and created a sign for my youngest daughters door. Here is what I came up with:

Sorry about the photos! The ones at an angle took better. I forgot to take photos before I taped it to her door. And its the tape that just doesn't come off LOL  I tried taking photos with no flash and the photos were dark even after I manipulated the camera settings to let in more light. At least you get the idea from an angle without too much glare. So, I started off with the label shape which I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out of chipboard and then black paper. I glued the black paper and then I took the blue, yellow, pink, green and gold paint and splattered the black paper. I covered the edge of the sign with gold paint pen. The image, For The Birds, was colored with Prismacolor and Gamsol. I printed it twice and popped the paper they were holding. I wrote out BEWARE on those pieces of paper. I added the blue sparkly letters to spell out Bailey's. Those are Thickers. I cut the ROOM out with one of my sizzlits.. Graffiti. The bottom was white and the top black and then I splattered those letters the same as I did the background. I covered the whole thing with a couple of layers of clear glossy Gesso. She loves it, so that makes me happy :)


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Winners and Midway Post at Open-Minded - Vacation Related

Good morning everyone and Happy Weekend!!  It is going to be in the 90s today.. Hot! Yuck! Stay home in the air conditioner day LOL My youngest had a birthday on the 24th. We did a bit of celebrating on Thursday, got her hair done on Friday and she has a friend spending the night for the next two days. I think she has had a pretty good birthday! She is the big 1-3!!  Thirteen! A True teenager.. although the attitude has been there for a couple of years already LOL!!  I hope you all have a great weekend!

This morning is the winners post for Challenge #14 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. At noon you can come back for the midway post to see more inspiration from the team! :)

Our sponsors for Challenge #15 - Vacation Related are:

Here is my creation for the midway post:

I made this little ATC using Ben On A Raft from Ike's Art!! Love this image! And he looks like he is ready for vacation doesn't he? LOL  I colored him with my Copic markers. I decoupaged the mast and his legs.  I decorated the background with white and blue liquid pearls. I stamped the Vacation with some white ink, but then I outlined parts of the letters with my white pen and drew random shapes to give it a sort of graffiti look. I added glitter around the edge and the twine towards the bottom. There is also hand doodled stitching around the edge, hard to see; you can see it better in person.

  • Raft Wood: E13, E35, E57, E59
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Lemonade: Y11, Y04, Y06
  • Shorts: T3, T5, T7, T9
  • Shirt: BG53, BG15, BG57
  • White: E40, E41, E42
  • Hair: YR31, YR21, YR24
  • Tongue: R11, R20, R22

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Whiff of Joy Nautical Release Post 2

Good morning everyone! Today I wanted to post another card using the new release from Whiff of Joy. Here is what I came up with for my 2nd card:

For this card I used Henry Greets Lobster and Nautical Accessories. I colored all the images with my Copic Markers. I used Spellbinders dies for the rectangles. The helm on the inside is a die cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I used twill on the side. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy as well. I used black Pearl paint on the helm and brown glitter on the inside. I used brown chalk to add some detailing on the helm as well.

Copic Markers:
  • Henry: YR20, E53, E33, E57
  • White: E40, E41, E42
  • Blue: B24, B26, B37
  • Ears: R20
  • Tail: R20, R22
  • Lobster: R46, E51, E53, E33, E57, E59, RV99
  • Crab: YR23, YR24, YR27, E07, E08, E09
  • Crab Hat: B24, B26, B37
  • Seagull Gray: C3, C5, C7
  • Seagull Blue: B24, B26, B37
  • Seagull Light Blue: B32, B34
  • Seagull Beak and Feet: Y15, Y18, Y19
  • Anchor: N3, N5, N7, N9
  • Oyster Inside: R20, R22, R46
  • Oyster Outside: E51, E53, E33, E57, E59
  • Oyster White: E40, E41, E42

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My July DT Day at Meljen's Designs!

Good morning everyone :)  Me again.. three posts in one day! Sheesh!! LOL  So, for my last post today I am sharing Meljen's Designs. Today is my DT Day at Meljen's and for this one I created a card for this little boy:

He has an inoperable brain tumor and all he would like for his birthday coming up next week is a box of birthday cards. I hope his wish comes true! I hope he ends up with a bunch of amazing cards!!! You can read the store here at ABC News. I hope you all will join in as well!

Here is the card I created using Dirt Storm Monster Truck.

I colored this image with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I used a banner die cut for the Birthday Boy at the top. The letters are old Doodlebug rubons. The mud splats are Sizzix die cuts. I used chalk around the edges of the splats to add a bit of detail and dimension. I decoupaged the image.. I popped the card and the tires and the flag on the back. I hope he likes it!


Tuesday Throwdown Guest Design

Good morning again! Today is Tuesday and that means another post for my Guest Design spot at Tuesday Throwdown. They are on Challenge #205 today and the theme is Handmade Flowers. I decided to take this opportunity to do another Christmas card! Here is what I created:

For this card I used Xmas Hamster from Wee Stamps. I colored him up with my Copic Markers and I have lost the list of Markers that I used! I hate when I do that!. I decoupaged him a bit. I used several different dies. I used the stamp cut die around the image, the edge on the side. And the edge on the inside. I inked the edge around the hamster. I also cut the different flowers and layered and rolled them. I inked the edges with white and added the gems to the centers. I also added the random dew drops around the image. The Merry Christmas is Paper Smooches.Oh! And I added some of my snow marker to his outfit! Love that stuff :)


Whiff Of Joy New Nautical Release

Good morning everyone! Not much going on here! I've been going to work, coming home and going back to work LOL I did go to the beach on a rainy weekend day with Bailey and we practiced with the volleyball a bit. She will try out for the Junior Jacket Volleyball team on August 3rd. Then, they start back to school on August 4th! Next weekend she will be having a sleep over for her birthday with one of her friends.

Today I'm sharing one of the new Nautical images that is part of the new digital image release from Whiff of Joy. Here is my first make for this release.

The image I used is Henry With Seagull. For this one I used a side step design. I cut the side step with the Cameo. I also cut the anchor on the inside, the waves, the shells, the cliffs and the lighthouse. I am REALLY loving the Silhouette Cameo! I added some Copic Opaque white on the tips of the waves and to highlight around the lighthouse. I used chalk to create the clouds and sky behind Henry and on the inside. I also used chalk to highlight the anchor and the shells. I paper pieced the lighthouse. I added the yellow dew drops on the lighthouse and the blue ones on the side. The sentiment is stickers from my stash. I layered Henry to give some dimension. I added netting behind all of the layers under Henry as well. Henry was colored with my Copic Markers.

Copic Markers:
  • Blue: B24, B29, B39
  • Pylon Wood: E33, E35, E37
  • Henry: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
  • Ear: R81
  • White and Rope: E40, E41, E42
  • Seagull Gray: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
  • Top of Pylon: E50, E51, E55
  • Seagull Feet and Beak: Y15, Y18, Y19
  • Tail: R00, R20, R22