Monday, February 1, 2016

Cute As A Button Guest Designer

Good morning everyone! It has been a hectic couple of weeks. I'm not feeling all that great for the past couple of days. I think I may be fighting the ick that my son has; He has strep throat. I took him to the doctor on Friday to get that figured out and him on antibiotics. And my 17 year old son who doesn't really like to hang around us decides to get himself all comfy on the couch near Kevin and I with his blowing of nose and coughing!  What the heck! LOL  So.. I think my body is trying its best to fight off whatever it is trying to fight off. My throat is sore a bit... but my body must be working in overdrive, because it doesn't seem to be getting worse. I do feel a bit run down, but not overly. I'll be good! Having to take care of the sick, boy/man strep ridden 17 year old didn't help I'm sure! You know... he had strep 10 times worse than anyone else would have. It was tired from walking up the stairs, needed mom to poor the medicine... You know... that sort of thing LOL  Then, my daughter and I worked one of the two concession stand jobs that I have to do this year with her in Lacrosse. Nothing like paying out of the nose to play lacrosse and then she is a goalie, so we had to pay out of the nose to get goalie gear for her and then I have to work two concession stands too!  No breaks for a goalie!! Last night her and I watched the All Star National Hockey League games; That was fun! Anyway!! I'm back at work... hoping the week will go smoothly!

I spent my weekend taking care of him, but trying to get this done for Cute As A Button and then finish up two Chinese New Year cards for someone at work. So, I managed to finish everything I needed to yesterday, but then this post got delayed. So, here I am this morning trying to get it up :)

I hope you all are well and healthy and had a great weekend! The weather was beautiful here! Although, I think we have some storms headed this way!  Have a great Monday and week ahead everyone!

So, this was created for my Guest Design Spot at Cute As A Button -- Thank you so much Francesca!! It was truly an honor to be able to work with your image. Thank you!! The theme for this challenge is Shabby Chic and well.... I immediately go into panic mode!! I have no idea what Shabby Chic is really... but I wing it and try to do my best LOL!  I decided to do something different with this one. I have used "Jester" from Cute As A Button.  I've colored her with my Copic Markers and done a small bit of layering on the image. I have used a Canvas to create this little piece of art. It is a 5 x 7 canvas and I've painted by sponging on pink acrylic paint and then sparsely sponging some white paint over the pink. Then I used gold and pink texture paste with two different stencils. The gold you can see a bit on the bottom corner and the pink is the dots you can see in the upper corner. I used some vellum that I tore the edges  and some patterned paper that I distressed the edges. I added some off white lace to the side and then added some different flowers. I added some pink pearl strands and some ribbon around the flower spray on the side to finish it off.  I think it kind of comes off to whatever I think Shabby Chic is LOL  This is probably the closest I've come to creating something shabby chic! And I really enjoyed working with a canvas and creating a mixed media creation. I had a lot of fun with it.

Copic Markers Used: 
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • Blue On Hat and Blue Eyes: B00, B02, B04
  • Pink on Hat and Around Neck: R00, BV20, RV11
  • Lips and Red Heart: R20, R22, R24, R29
  • Bells: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
  • Hair: C3, BV23, BV25


V's Sweet Ideas said...

Hi Susan! Love the image. Great coloring. Thank you for joining us over at V's sweet challenge said...

Susan stunning creation. Love Alison x

cebelica said...

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I hope you'll get better soon!
Your project is very beautiful. Thank you for entering it in our crallenge at Crafty ribbons!
Hugs! xx

Fikreta said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun
DT Scrapping 4 Fun

Stampsnob. said...

Love the BOWtiful embellishments TFS MFP Stamp shop Lis DT

Gail said...

Hope you feel a bit better and you can fight off the virus! This card is so very pretty and the image is stunning. I love how you've colored this! So many textures and the colors are beautiful. I love your pink's tied wonderfully! Thanks for joining us at Craft-dee BowZ for our February challenge! Hugs, Gail

Sharyn Polesel said...

Lots of sickness going around. Hope you feel better soon. Super cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow this is amazing, just love this canvas creation its absolutely stunning. Great idea with the gorgeously arranged bow and flower spray.
Love the colors you have chosen and your Jester Digi is magic. Great work.
Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #08 and best of luck with your entry.
Don't forget, all winners from our monthly challenges from all categories are eligible to enter the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge on 1st March 2016. Winners from this current challenge will also be eligible.
Links for the Champion of Champion Challenge will be provided on our March monthly challenge as well as posted on Meet at the Scrappers Corner and also the World Wide Open DT Facebook Group
Annette DT Leader

Unknown said...

Another stunning creation.
Hope you will also join our challenge here

My Crafting Stories

Judy McKay said...

Very beautiful canvas. Lots of gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us this month at Altered Eclectics. Judy DT

Michelle said...

Gorgeous. Lovely image and great details.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Good luck Michelle (DT)

Unknown said...

Simply stunning,thanks for joining in with us at MA and good luck

Lori Turner said...

What a beautiful canvas! I love all the pretty colors and the image is perfect....thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Unknown said...

Simply fabulous! Stunning card! Love the image. Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create challenge. Mary DT member x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, thanks for playing at agoac

Andrea Beecroft said...

Wow what a neat card I just love your image. Thank you for sharing it with us over at The World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous and love all the pictures. Just an fantastic image and love your coloring and the embellishment are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs Pat

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your card is amazing -- love that embellished side border Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

LauraEva said...

wow--great job!!! it is beautiful. Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog !!

jenn shurkus said...

pretty card! thank you for playing along with us in the simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

maureenjscott said...

I love your work -this is a stunning project you've made. Thanks for joining our Add a Flower challenge at Crafting by Designs. Mo x

Jeannie said...

Hi Susan! This is really beautiful and your coloring is just perfect too. Love the ribbon and pearls and all of the great embellishments you added. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Sheryl said...

I love all your clever details on this card, especially the way you created the heart with the pearl trim. Glad you joined us at Natalie and Amy's this month.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

This is gorgeous. I adore the sweet image and your gorgeous coloring!Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

applejack cards by sue said...

This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafty Girls Creations. Sue Dt

Joyce Tompkins said...

Such a beautiful card..everything about it is amazing. I love the coloring, choice of colors and the embellishments. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Susan! Your colouring looks amazing and I love all the details you added - the pearls are such a nice detail! Congrats on your GD feature! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. You asked about the tape I use for shaker cards. I have two methods. Depending on the shape of the shaker apeture, sometimes I use craft foam and sometimes I use foam tape. You can get craft foam at the dollar store or any craft store - sometimes it's in the kids section. Depending on how thin it is, I use more than one layer. I also have a giant roll of Scotch foam tape - here's a link to but I got mine from before the price went through the roof. Luckily it lasts a really long time and I won't be needing it anytime soon.

By the way, I don't visit your blog much because I get an Anti-virus warning whenever I come here and it warns me to stay away. I use McAfee. Do you know what might be causing it?

Andreja said...

What a fabulous creation! The colors are just beautiful on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun.
Hugs, Andreja

Unknown said...

Oh WOW what can I say this Canvas is stunning. I love all the elements that you have incorporated into it. I know how you feel when Shabby Chic is mentioned I do exactly the same (panic mode all over), but you have definitely pulled this off. I also Like the Elegant Soft Pink Colour Scheme. Thank you for joining us for our 'Add Some Ribbon Challenge' At Morgan's ArtWorld.
Hugz Samantha xx
(AngelicBadgirl) DT

Unknown said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love the image and all of the beautiful details on your card. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

kReN said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at the MFP Stamps blog challenge this week. kReN@afourthlife