Saturday, 8 March 2014
My first week of NOT being in the Design Team of Addicted to Stamps and More and I'm playing along right away... But how could I resist a fab challenge like this?!? Hello dear ATSM Girls! :)
Happy International Women's Day, everyone! I think the Kenny K flapper girl in my card is so fun and girly that this was a great image to use for this theme. My coloring is done with Copics. No embellies in this card, just some beautiful DP given to me by talented crafty friend Milla. Sentiment is by Fresh Squeezed Stamps.
I'd also like to enter:
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.fi/ Anything Goes
Enjoy your day and thanks for popping by!
Friday, 7 March 2014
Before I had time to really notice it, February was gone... The good news is that March is here with a feel of spring (well, at least at some locations in the world...) and at STAMPlorations Challenge Blog we celebrate this with a Stamps & Spring challenge as our monthly theme. We also have a sketch challenge running here and there will be another sketch challenge later this month -if you participate in all 3 STAMPlorations challenges in March you could win the washi tape prize pack below! Not to mention the stamp & digi products for grabs in the challenges... Do play along!
In my spring card I've used stamps from VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals (the flower stamp) , Distressed Floral Swirls I (the leafy border) and Art Deco Border Builders (the sentiment). I quite love the one-layer CAS look I achieved here! The leaves are colored in with Copics and I added half-pearls as little accents. The card is on it's way to cheer up a friend and I do hope she will like it. ;)
I hope you'll now go and check the other spring themed projects by the fabulous STAMPlorations DT here. Remember that stamps from all companies along with all styles are welcome to STAMPlorations! Happy crafting!
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.fi/ Green + one color
http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Clean + Green
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.fi/ Ready for Spring
Thursday, 6 March 2014
This is a surprising card for me... It includes water coloring! Well, at least making a background with water coloring. :) I created the gradient look with 1 green and 3 different blue Disteress Inks -I tapped some ink to an acrylic block and took the color with my water color brush. I'm stunned of how well this worked -it must be the DI:s -I've never succeeded this well with water color pencils. I believe my card qualifies for Virginia's fab challenge in her new challenge blog Virginia's View. Congratulations on your new blog, Virginia!
Are you admiring the stamped sentiment collage I've embossed with white? It's from a brand new STAMPlorations line called Subway Art Builders and the first set concentrates on the words and sentiments around the theme Mother. Check out the image below! The 5 sets are now on pre-release sale: if you order them before March 13th (the stamps are officially released March 14th) you'll get them with a 30 % discount: only 24.50 $ for all 5 sets (regular prize 35 $ for all 5 sets)! Read all about the offer and place your order here.
Before I wish you all a fun weekend I hope you'll pop by at TIME OUT Challenges: the second group of DT ladies is being introduced there today. It's only one week before the challenges start... I'm ready to take TIME OUT and craft! ;)
I'd also like to enter:
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/ Anything Goes
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.fi/ Use a Sentiment
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.fi/ Mother's Day
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Here's my take on this week's Less Is More: Green and Yellow. Such a pretty color combo with a spring feel! I played with my new Papertrey Ink stamps and was also inspired by a layout in PTI's March Signature Sketches so I'm linking my card to PTI March Inspiration Archive. I stamped the Doodlie-Do flower three times: left one flowers as a base and fuzzy cut the upper two layers from the two other flowers. My coloring is done with Copics (y15, y17, y38) and I also added white gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from STAMPlorations Vignette: Art Deco Border Builders. That's if from me now... Thanks for popping by!
I'd also like to enter:
http://cleanandsimpleonsunday.blogspot.fi/2014/03/challenge-28-color-me-pretty.html Color me pretty
http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.fi/ Thinking of Spring (my 2nd entry)
Monday, 3 March 2014
Can you believe it, it's March already... That means a new round of challenges at STAMPlorations! We start with Sketch 7, one of my new favorite layouts! Shery uses this often and now that I've done a card with it myself, I think it won't take long before I'll make another one! The stamps that I used in my card come from Art Deco Border Builders and VIGNETTE: Ever After sets. I used my Copics to add some color to the stamped border and embellished the card with black half pearls. I think this is maybe quite dark for a wedding card but it was fun to try a bit different color scheme than usually!
So, March... We are looking at 3 challenges at STAMPlorations. Every challenge will have a winner with prizes but that's not all, there's the twist too: if you play along in all 3 challenges you have a chance to win the surprise prize pack and in March it looks like this:
That's 60 metres of washi for you! :) I hope you'll play along in all our challenges. Our DT is super talented so if you need more inspiration on how to work with the sketch, simply click here. Happy crafting!
I'd like to enter:
Saturday, 1 March 2014
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational Challenges: a color trio of purple, green and white. Use all three colors or pick just two! You may use any shades of your chosen color... And add black + realistic colors for skin, hair and fur. :)
I made this card using my new Doodlie-do stamps from Papertrey Ink. It's a big set with many different floral images with very cute style. I also used a stripe stamp from Super Stripes. My coloring is done with some blue and red violet- Copics and I think I even might remember the green combo by heart... Maybe YG3, YG6 and YG63. Just maybe. :) I added some white gel pen to the flowers too.
We are happy to have a guest designer at Inkspirational this time: Cathy. She has a very elegant card making style, I hope you'll pay her a visit! The DT members at Inkspirational have done very inspiring cards too -do head on over to our challenge blog and check them out! Happy crafting!
I'd like to enter he following challenges:
http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.fi/ Thinking of spring (colors, flowers and a mention of sunshine in the sentiment!
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.fi/ Keep it simple
Thursday, 27 February 2014
here's my card for this week's Less Is More: Metallic. I used metallic, glittery brads as embellishments and and golden embossing powder for the thanks-word. I'm not 100% happy with the position of my sentiment... But I do love these STAMPlorations stamps I used! :) The image is from VIGNETTE: Art Deco Border Builder Set and the sentiment is from a set called PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Pentagons.
Just a little note before you go: we are introducing 4 new DT members at TIME OUT Challenges today. I hope you'll head on over and check out who those talented ladies are! Have a great day everyone and thanks for popping by.