Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I'm so excited to share with you all that I've been given the Liebster Blog Award from amazing artist Kelli, the Cajun Stamping Queen. I first started stalking Kelli after joining the Smeared & Smudged Forum, and now have the pleasure of working with her on the Forever Night DT. She always has something new and wonderful on her blog, if you haven't visited it lately you should check it out. Thank you so much Kelli, I'm super thrilled to be recognized and receive this award :)

About this award…
These awards give small bloggers with less than 200 followers some well deserved recognition for their creations. Here are the rules: * Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. * Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. * Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. * Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. * Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
OK, so picking just 5 blogs is hard! I tried to pick 5 that I really enjoy and that I don’t think have received this award yet. Here they are, in random order…

Welcome to My Dark Side I started following Sara after being a blogger with her during the 31 days of Halloween. Plus I'm lucky enough to work with her on the Forever Night DT. Her work is always so sparkly and amazing, in fact she's got me reaching more for the glitter now too.

Cre8tively Yours I'm so lucky to have this wonderful artist as my mom, it's great to have someone close who shares my addiction to stamps and learning new techniques.

Jane's Craft I've been following Jane after being on several hops with her over at the Smeared and Smudged forum, you can tell she pours her heart into all her projects. You should go check out her latest Poe project, A MAZE ZING!

Things Altered I've been silently admiring this blog for quite some time, her ATCs are beautiful she creates the most amazing ATC art dolls, and her journals WOW. Check out her ATC houses.

Rosa in Rubberland I found Rosa's blog by being on the Forever Night DT with her. Her coloring is beyond words, I only wish I knew how to color even half as good as her. She makes the sweetest cards.

Little Red

I'm cutting it close to get in on this month's challenge over at Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls. The theme for Challenge #8 is Fairy Tales but to give it a twist. I think this image from Queen Kat Design's is a bit twisted all by itself :)

Red has got her evil eye looking about and opps, she dropped some skulls out of her basket. Just what is it Red and her grandma do off in that lonely cottage in the woods? hmmmm.....
This little project is a fat page (my newest addiction). All the flower bling are the same color but the scan made that bottom one look a bit yellow. Red has placed a drop of blood in the center of each flower to creep you out some more, ok it's really just liquid pearls but still.....
I will also be entering this over at Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude, this weeks theme for Challenge #7 is Anything Goes/Bling.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet Fairy

Here's a sweet little card I made for the Twisted Thursday challenge over on The Outlawz. This week's theme is "anything goes with a touch of green". We are also only supposed to use 50% alcohol inks on our image.

The image is Woodland Fairy a freebie from Beccy's Place. Isn't she adorable!? I colored her skin with my copic and her dress, wings and hair with colored pencils. I've also added some green glitter glue to her waistband and stardust glitter glue to her wings.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring Flowers ATC

Here's a little springtime ATC for ya. Image is from just some lines . I added some liquid glass to the petals and some glitter glue to the stems and centers of the flowers and of course on the little fairies' wings.

I will be entering this in the ATC Creation Fun challenge which ends tonight, but make sure to visit then to join in the fun on the next challenge.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Freaky Friday Cahllenges #28

Welcome back friends, it's time for another wonderful challenge over at Forever Night Challenges. This weeks theme is "anything goes - but keep it dark" and our sponsor is Stitchy Bear! I got to work with this lovely image called Flight of Fantasy.
Isn't she lovely? First I colored her with pencils sticking with pinks, blues and purples. I really need to get more markers because I think she'd be even more stunning colored more brightly. Then a little bit of glitter glue to make her wings sparkle. Then I added liquid glass to all the swirls, I wanted to give it a type of stained glass look. Then I figured heck why not add liquid glass to the entire fairy. Here's a better shot to see the shine on the liquid glass.

You have to be careful because when you use a lot if it the paper has a tendancy to curl up a bit. Then I cut her out and mounted on pink CS then onto black CS. It was still missing something so I tried ribbon and rhinestones but that didn't work for me so I went with some glitter glue around the pink CS.
Go check out the blog to see the wonderful art from the other gals on the DT, there is a varietly of images at Stitchy Bear too so make sure to check them out!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome Friends to ATC Creation Fun's first ever Valentine Blog Hop. We are excited to have you hop along with us today. We are so happy to have our hop being Sponsored by SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS.

She has such a wonderful array of digi, rubber, and clear stamps available on her site. So when you get a chance please take an opportunity to browse her online shop. I am sure you will find something you will love. Now on to the Fun!
If you have just hopped over from Jane's Craft; then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stumble in and you want to join us from the begining please go to ATC Creation FUN and follow along. We have a bunch of very talented ladies joining us on the hop today some from here at ATC Creation Fun, some from Craft Your Passions Challenges and some ladies from Forever Night Challenges. So sit back and enjoy the ride. I've used Ariel Sunflowers from the Jude & The Rockers Line, isn't she sweet !?! She's available in clear stamp form which makes it super easy to stamp exactly where you want. I've colored her with colored pencils and added some bling down the side. I've been on a black & white with pink roll lately and I think I'm addicted to polka dots :)
For my second ATC I've used a new image from Tiddly Inks, Wryn - Close To My Heart. I used TP & CS from my stash and added glitter on the heart's wings and some bling of course.
The next stop is the last blog on the hop, ATC Creation Fun. Don't forget to leave a comment on every ladies site and at the end of the blog on the main ATC Creation Fun site for a chance to win a prize from our Sponsor SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS.

Blog Hop Order List
Melissa Everyday Expressions With Earthspirit
Bridget Chili Loves Crafts
Christina A Paper Life
Jamie Jamie's Crazy Crafty Life
Miranda MJ's Workz of Majik
Jodi Kaboo Designs
Jenn Scrap Happens Emellish it
Kelli Cajun Stamping Queen
ABBI Powered By Fairy Dust
Dena Miss Dena Jones
Sara Welcome to my dark side
Jane Jane's Craft
Steph Steph's Creative Chaos ( me )
ATC Creation Fun

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bloody Valentine Hop Day 3

Welcome back to the final day of the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine hop. I've had such a great time hopping and seeing such amazing projects that I'm feeling kinda sad that this is the last day :( If you are feeling the same way come on over to the Smeared & Smudged Forum where are fun monthly challenges and inspiring projects posted everyday!

I've made a card for my project today using the beautiful "Tease" from the zombie pinups set at Smeared Ink. Isn't she so pretty in pink? I couldn't decide which sentiment to use so made up my own using an older alpha set from CTMH.
The list of all the bloody blogs to visit is still over to the left, you won't want to a single blog as all the projects have been flippin' amazing.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bloody Valentine Hop Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop. For today's project I've used a couple Smeared Ink images and created a fat page. Did you know that Smeared Ink also has a challenge blog with weekly challenges posted every Monday? This weeks theme is anything goes so I'll be adding this little delightful goodie into the mix. There is still time to join this week but you've got to be quick about it. After you make your way thru the hop hurry on over and join in the fun. The background is a digi I printed onto kraft paper and mounted onto black CS. The sentiment I wrote on scraps of the kraft paper then layered them on some more scrap paper and glued them onto the background. The heart is from my favorite set Quoth The Raven, I stamped onto white CS then sponged some color onto it. I cut the heart out and used foam dots to pop it off the page. Then I went a little crazy with the bronze glitter glue. I'm thinking I should have been a wee bit more careful when adding glitter to the heart but I'm still happy with how it turned out.

Please visit my sidebar for a complete list of the bloody blogs to visit and dont forget to leave them all a bit-o-love.

Bloody Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine Blog Hop. I have a couple of projects to share with you today. The first is an ATC, this is my project for Forever Night Challenges. This weeks theme is "Unlock My Heart" and our sponsor is Strange Skin. I was able to choose this awesome skull key to work with. I colored the key with pencils then added some detail with gel pens. Then I went a little crazy with the gel pens and added the lines and dots all over the place.

I couldn't stop with just one of Strange Skin images so I spoiled myself and got another image to play with. I recently discovered fat pages, basically your project needs to be 4x4. This is such a fun size to play with. So for my fat page I colored the edges with watercolor crayons then added enough water to blend and make it drip down the page. After that dried I attached my skeleton heart and went crazy once again with the gels pens and little dots. It makes me happy to see those shiny little dots. The entire Bloody list is over to the left you won't want to miss a single stop along the way :) We have 2 more days of this fabulous hop so I'll see you tomorrow and don't forget to start working on your own "unlock my heart" project and join in the fun over on Forever Night Challenges.

I will also be entering my projects in the following challenges:
Challenge 6 anything goes - ATCs & Cards with Attitude
Wicked Wednesday #18 hearts/love - Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge
Fat Page:
HDH119 Freakers free-for-all - Haunted Design House
Challenge 6 anything goes - Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude
Challenge 1 freestyle - Poisoned Peas
Freaky Friday Challenge 26 unlock my heart - Forever Night Challenges (if this counts as a new one)