Thursday, January 30, 2014

Meljens Designs Challenge #195.

Good morning!! Today is the start of Challenge #195 at Meljens Designs!!  Our theme for this challenge is Time's Up! (30 Minutes to Make A Card). And let me just start out by saying.. this was a HUGE challenge for me LOL It takes me much longer to make a card. I knew that the only way I would have a chance would be to use a colored image! So, that is exactly what I did! I used Bundled Little Snowboy Color. He is adorable!!

The papers were all scraps from this year. I added the ribbon which I have had for some time.. I couldn't even tell you how long LOL I added a couple of black pearls on the eyes of the snowman and gems to the top. I cut that little label at the top.. yes.. it is upside down LOL I had to make it really simple. It took me about 20 minutes to put this together. What can you do in 30 minutes?


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine's Day with Art by Miran.

Good morning everyone!!  Today is my day to share my Valentine's creation at the Art by Miran blog!! Here is my creation:

I used Caressa's Gift .. I colored her up with my Copic markers. I popped the ribbon on the candy bar. I added those gems which I tore off an ornament/gift card holder that I got for Christmas LOL I knew I would find a use for them! I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day. The papers I used are all Authentique, the Lovely Collection. I also added the little ribbons on the corners. I love her!!

Copic markers:
  • Chocolate - E30, E31, E33, E25
  • Gold Wrapper - Y11, Y15, Y26, E27
  • Red Hearts and Ribbon - R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
  • Eyes: E35, E37, E39
  • Pants: B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Hair: E31, E35, E37, E57, E59

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Whiff Of Joy - Henry Sparrow!.

Good morning!! Today I am sharing my 2nd post for Whiff of Joy for January!!  Today I have used Henry Sparrow! I love him!! Be sure you visit the Whiff of Joy shop!! There are some excellent digital images there!! And stay tuned for the new release in February :)

Here he is!! Isn't he cute! So, I colored the image with my Copic Markers. I added some twine and the metal rings. And.. Okay.. I'm kind of ridiculous like this LOL, but I wanted it to be truly nautical.. so I went and learned how to tie a nautical knot and tied that to each of the metal rings. LOL I know.. I'm special sometimes o.0  LOL!!  I added the cheesecloth behind the die cut image. I dyed it with one of my sprays. The edges of the kraft paper are torn and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and sprayed with a little bit of brown ink. I also added a bit of ink on the inside of the kraft paper to add that dirty/old look. I added the sewing around the edge on the inside and out. I also added some Aged Marine  and Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel around the edges of the die cut image. I added the compass charm and I filled up the little bottle with sand and a rolled up piece of paper. The "Thanks Matey!" sentiment was hand drawn by me. I also added the sticker on the inside to add a little bit to it. I think that it is.. other than the image is decoupaged.. of course :)  It was really hard to get good photos of the dimension on it. The bottom of the boat is flush and I popped the upper part of it to give it an actual boat dimension. I also popped the one edge of the flag to make it look like it is flying... the hands around the pole and the closer foot and the waves are layered as well. I wish the pictures would have come out better for the dimension, but that is as good as I could get it. I hope you enjoy!!

  • Black - C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Boat - E21, E23, E25, E29
  • Henry - R00, R11, E50, E51, E53, E13, E15, E18
  • Water - B0000, B12, B93, B97, B99
  • Pole - C1, C5
  • Red - R22, R24, R27

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mid Way Challenge #2 Open-Minded Crafting Fun.

Good morning everyone!! The midway post won't be posted to Open-Minded until noon, but be sure to hop over there this morning to see the winners and the DT Favorites for Challenge #1!!  We had a blast seeing all the great projects and we are enjoying what everyone is doing for our 2nd Challenge too!! Thank you all for the support.. it has been overwhelming!!  You all are the greatest!!  Okay.. enough of the gooshy stuff LOL  On to my creation for Challenge #2 - Warmth-Food or Clothing!

I decided to go with an ATC for this one :)  I love this image! This is Snuggled Up Daffy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo!  I decoupaged the image.. I know you are shocked!! LOL  I colored the image with my Copic Markers. The papers are from some papers I've been sitting on for a while LOL It is Carta Bella's Paris Girl by Samantha Walker. The sentiment line at the bottom is also from that paper.. I cut it to use it as a sentiment. I added pearls to the top of it and then gems to the bottom. I popped the hat and then the rim of the hat again. I also popped the nose on the hat and the scarf. You guys have one more week to enter into the challenge at Open-Minded!! I hope to see your projects!!

  • Brown - E30, E33, E35, E37, E39
  • Pink - R20, R22, R24
  • Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11 and pink chalk for her cheeks
  • Hair - E50, Y21, Y26, Y28

Friday, January 24, 2014

DT Day at Meljens!.

Happy Morning everyone! Today is my DT Day over at Meljens Designs. My inspiration for today is Christmas! Yes.. I know Christmas is finished LOL, but I'm trying to make myself a goal of actually getting some Christmas cards done through the year. I'm terrible about waiting for the last minute to try and get them all finished LOL I would be doing really well if I at least tried to get one finished a month. That would at least be 12 ahead of where I am most of the years :)  So here is my first Christmas card for the year:

On this card I used North Pole Critters. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I added snow with my Snow Marker. At the top of the pole.. the ball.. I used some Diamond Glaze. I used a doily in the background that I actually cut some around the edge. I used some of what I cut from the doily as the larger snowflakes on the image. These were Christmas papers from 2012 that I had scraps and I used those! I can't even remember what the company was. They were great papers though. I distressed the papers and put copper around the edge of the image. The Merry Christmas is a Paper Smooches stamp.


Monday, January 20, 2014

ArtbyMiran - You Are A Star!!.

Today is my post at Art by Miran and here is my card:

I love this little girl with the puff dress! I colored her up with my Copic markers. I popped her front leg, the bottom puffy part of the dress, her front arm and the white on her jacket, the bow on her dress and the flower on her head. I added some pink and red pearls and the fun heart ribbon and added the charm to it as well. I inked around the edge of the Spellbinders die that I used. The papers are Bo Bunny Head Over Heels. I created the sentiment and colored the Star with my copic and also used them to add the cots on the outer edge. I also used some bubblegum stickles on her puffy part of her dress.

  • Red Flower, Hair, Ribbons: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
  • Top of Dress: R20, R22, R24
  • Puffy Part of Dress: R00
  • Hair: YR20, YR23, YR24, YR31
  • Eyes: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Shoes: N3, N5, N7, N9