Saturday, May 15, 2010

Twinkle Tots Madelynn

The challenge is to create a card based on the sketch provided.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch
Main Stamp: Twinkle Tots Madelynn (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl (DCWV)
Copic Colors: (unknown)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bertie Valentine

The challenge is a color challenge using light pink, pink and dark pink in the project. I couldn't resist making a valentine card since it's one of my favorite holidays with a cute bow... Texas sized! :-D

Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Fridays
Main Stamp: Bertie Valentine (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Copic Colors: (unknown)

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x005

I have a small box nearby that I store extra trinkets and simple nostalgic items in to be used later. These items might include carnival ticket stubs, extra craft pieces from another project, unused jewelry items, broken keys, lost toys and other the such things. Sometime, it's the unusual addition to a card that completes the look I'm searching for.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Susie Surprise

Challenge: (none)
Main Stamp: Susie Surprise (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Kaleidoscope (SU)
Copic Colors: (unknown)

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x004

Popping just a portion of the stamped image might be just the final touch you're looking for. Sometime this is called 3D Decoupage but without the varnish or lacquer. It adds an extra depth that jumps out of the card. Use dimensional stickers and select portions of the image that seem to be the foremost out front.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Miss Anya Rain

The challenge is to pierce it, punch it and piece it... use all three techniques on the same card.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania
Main Stamp: Miss Anya Rain (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Bella Birds (SU)
Copic Colors: E000, E00, E11, R20, E50, E51, E53, E55, E49, B93

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x003

Paper piecing is a fun and easy technique but you can take it to the next level with shading. Coloring it just a little will give more depth and dimension to the stamped image. Wait to add the shadows until all the pieces have been placed and use a color that is slightly darker than the patterned paper's main color.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wild Sprouts Reeta

Challenge: (none)
Main Stamp: Wild Sprouts Reeta (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Bella Birds (SU)
Copic Colors: (unknown)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wild Sprouts Reeta

The challenge is to let our kids choose all the supplies for us to create a card. Straight away I knew what colors I would be working with, their favorite colors... pink and yellow... and there’d be no way around it.

As they were picking the supplies, I thought, "You’ve got to be kidding? That doesn’t even match!" But this card came at a greater cost than just grinning and bearing it, as I knew that if I let them pick out supplies for me then they’d beg me to make a card too. It ends up being like those books “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” series where one things leads into another; and double the trouble too since they each had to pick their *own* supplies! It was nice, however, that they agreed on a single stamp to use... the one with the kitty.

In the end, it was difficult to incorporate everything but I chose to create a Texas style Homecoming Mum and just ignore the colors. (Just google image “Texas Homecoming Mums” to really get a perspective!)

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Because I SAID SO!
Main Stamp: Wild Sprouts Reeta (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Slumber Party (SU), Delicate Dots (SU)
Copic Colors: (unknown)