Friday, June 28, 2013

LOC Challenge #9

Hello my crafty friends!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Left of Center Challenges. Our sponsor this time around is Ike's Art.  She's has an amazing variety of images so I encourage you to check out her store and her blog.  I made a card with an old image of her's that I got ages ago as a Friday Freebie. I've had her colored up for a while now and figured it was the perfect time to add her to a card.

I colored with pencils and used gel pen for some accents.  The theme for this weeks challenge is to have a sentiment on the front so I've used some other stamps from my CTMH stash to complete my card.

Also happening over at LOC is a DT Call.  If you are interested in becoming a part of our team as a regular or guest DT member please check out our blog for details. We'd love to have you - no DT experience necessary and all skill levels welcome :)

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 14, 2013

LOC Challenge #8

Hello my Crafty Friends!

The new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges this time around is sponsored by Dilly Beans Stamps. I have many Dilly Bean images in my collection so I chose to work with Adrianna's Mask. I may have mentioned a time or two that I'm gong thru a crazy polka-dot phase and this image fits my mood perfectly with her polka-dot dress :)

The theme this week is to use embossing in your project, either dry or heat. I chose dry and used a cuttlebug folder. Once it was embossing I used the direct to paper technique and swiped my ink pad across my embossed panel until I got the coverage of color that I wanted.  I mounted the panel on a black CS base and then added Adrianna using some foam tape to pop her off the page. A cute little spider image and she's good to go.  I love how the bright blue and lime green coloring turned out.
Now hustle on over to Left of Center Challenges to join in the fun!

Friday, June 7, 2013

SBS Challenge

The current (soon to be over) challenge at Simply B Stamps this past month was a color challenge.  We were provided with this gorgeous image and were asked to use only yellow, orange, white and black.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to join in the fun at SBS for the next challenge. They are also celebrating the 3rd Birthday of SBS so there are a few fun challenges already happening for June.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Appreciation Day 2013

Do you know what day it is?!? Skull Appreciation Day, wahoo!  The fabulous gals over at Smeared and Smudged Forum have organized another hop for this year and I think it's the biggest one yet. 

My first project is an ATC. The image I used is Anatomy 101-skull Front from Smeared Ink. I cut her out and layered onto a black CS base that I added dots to with a metallic sharpie. I also choose a light green ribbon for her to wear as a headband because what skull doesn't want to look pretty once in a while :)

For my second project I wanted to create a journal page. I do this every year for Skull Appreciation Day and it's always fun to look back. I used the skull again, just printed larger and cut her out.  I added her to my page that I used some glimmer mist on to add color and texture to the background. You can't really tell in the pic but I also used shimmer mist on the skull to make her sparkly.  Butterflies have been on my mind lately so I added a bunch to the page. I curved their wings so they would pop off the page a bit.  The quote I found while surfing the web.  "Life's true face is the skull." Nikos Kazantzakis

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you and your skull all the best on Skull Appreciation Day!

Here's the blog list, I hope you join in and hop along. Don't forget to leave a little love along the way, we all appreciate comments :)

Rick St Dennis
Airless Chambers
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Creepy Glowbug
Leigh S-B Designs
Donna M
Donna W
De Stempelwinkel
Evil Edna
Bombshell Stamps
Movie Magic Monthly Blog
Little Black Kitten

For more information about Skull Appreciation Day please visit Skull-A-Day