Friday, April 20, 2018

you're amazing - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday April 20, 2018
 
We're back with another Free Friday from Bugaboo and you can see the fun projects that the design team created over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This image is called Butterfly rose girlz   I colored the image with copics and then cut the image out using Lil inker die. I found a scrap of designer paper and stamped the Stampin up sentiment. I used Simon Says scallop border die and then added this under the image. I added the image to the fun designer paper (I don't know who its by but I love it) and finished the card with some Nuvo drops. I did add some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the flowers, butterflies, her lips and hair bow.

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Creative moments #141 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more flowers
Penny's paper crafty #376 - anything goes

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Just wanted to say you're amazing

Thursday April 19, 2018
 
I was just playing in my craft room and I stamped this Simon Says flower and I also found on a shelf some liquid inks.. Susan Pickering Rethamel Pinata. I don't think I have ever used them and not even sure where I got them. I decided to give it a try. So I dropped a few drops in my little tray and just painted. I didn't care where color went or what I was just experimenting at this point. Since I didn't have any green in this set I took Lumiere green and used it for the leaves. I left the room and just let it be. Well couple days later I went back in and thought wow this kinda looks good. So I took a My favorite things die and cut it out. I then took some black cardstock and cut another. I then cut a section off as I didn't like it all one piece and across the card. I then thought the shimmer paper I was going to mount it to looked so plain so I watered down some black acrylic paint and splattered it all over. Once it was dry I added the flower part to the card. I thought hum I need a sentiment so I took the other piece and embossed the sentiment. I went over the flower with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen. I had fun just playing and seeing what could be done.
 
Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (embossing/text/no designer paper
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 15 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Creative moments #141 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more flowers

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Friends stick together - Catch the bug

Wednesday April 18, 2018
 
Welcome back to my blog. Today at Catch the bug it's
 HUMOR WEDNESDAY and I chose SAVE THE ELEPHANT DAY
 
 
You can find this cute image in the Bugaboo store  .. The image is called Spring elephant.. I started with a background I created years ago with my home made Gelli plate. I added this to the card base. Then I used copics and colored in the image and used My favorite things stitch die and my cloud template. I added this to the background. I then embossed the MFT sentiment and cut the piece into a banner. Head over to CTB and see what the DT created..

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (embossing/text/no designer paper)
As you like it - favorite color medium and why (copics and being able to blend, for the gelli plate using acrylics and so many colors and getting different textures because of the wet paint)
Sweet stampin - animals
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Crafting from the heart #202 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Thank you for thinking of me - Sunny Day Crafting #16

Wednesday April 18, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun challenge at Sunny Day Crafting #16
Our theme for this week is BUGS & INSECTS
 
 
Last month I watched a video that Gina K did for Simon Says. She embossed an image and then used Oxide inks and blended the background and added color to the flowers with the oxide as I did the blue and yellow flowers. When she was done she took a small brush dipped in water and went around the embossed part of the image which lifts the ink off of the embossing and some out of the flower. Then when it's dry you take a colored pencil I used Fabre Castell in a color that is close to the Ranger ink color... and add just a little pencil to the shading part then use Gamsol to spread the color out.. So that is what I did. I added the citron twist to the crocus but didn't like the look so I took a purple pencil and added color. Then I stamped and die cut the darling cute precious Pretty Pink Posh bees. I colored them with copics. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the wings. I added the bees and some gems. The flowers and sentiment is from Simon Says. 

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (die/text/little stamps)
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
As you like it - favorite color medium and why (Copics because of they blend so well, and Ranger oxide inks just because there are so many possibilities)
Color crazy wk. 15 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
AAA cards #113 - perfect day
Crafting from the heart #202 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Try it on Tuesday - natures beauty
Through the craftroom door - anything goes

oh joy! it's your birthday - Pause Dream Enjoy #16

Wednesday April  18, 2018
 
Howdy... we have a great new challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy #16.. the Orange team is here with a new theme..
The PHOTO below is your guide..
Will it be a cow and flowers or colors... hum. I cant wait to see what you create.
 
 
CUTE PHOTO GUIDE

 
This is my card. I started by using my cloud and ground templates that I have been using for years. I have a big box of x-ray film. I cleaned off the image by putting the film in a big tub with some bleach and water. This removes the photo on the x-ray.. I then cut the templates and like I said above I have been using them for years. The film holds up well. Anyway back to my card. I used Ranger ink for the background. I then stamped and colored the My Favorite Things images and die cut them out. As I was laying out my scene I was missing something in the background so I cut some trees out of scraps using Lawn Fawn tree die.. That worked out perfect. The trees are from Quick Quote scraps. I added the sentiment also from MFT.

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (animal/text/bright colors)
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - animals
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Cards in envy - it's birthday time
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Try it on Tuesday - natures beauty
Through the craftroom door - anything goes

Sending love - Craftaholics R Us #16

Wednesday April 18, 2018
 
The Green team is back with another fun challenge at
Craftaholics R Us #16 and our theme is ANYTHING GOES
 

I have always loved this rubber stamp. It's a wood block stamp.. that is how old it is.. LOL.. It's by Carmen's Veranda stamps..
I colored her with copics and added some twine, doodlebug acrylic dots. The sentiment is from the Power Poppy acrylic stamp set.
I love the richness of the colors and cant wait to see your fun cards.

Challenges:
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (animal/text/bright colors)
Scrapping 4 fun #113 - spring
Sweet stampin - animals
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches

Friends are like flowers - Bugaboo new release

 Tuesday April 17, 2018
 
Fun digi set over at Bugaboo for their new release..
Called MS flower garden   Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug. 
 
This new set comes with a group of different flowers. I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template for the sky. I added the sentiment that came with the set. I used Stampin up die and added some butterflies. The blue has a scalloped edge which is by Simon Says. I used some Nuvo drops.
 
 
Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Moving along with the times #69 - springtime
Jo's scrap shack #229 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #113 - spring
Allsorts wk. 463 - spring flower/showers
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Crafting from the heart #202 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches