Saturday, May 29, 2010

Anya Pretty Hat

The challenge is to use the provided picture for inspiration while using pink, brown and rose colors.


Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Wild Card Wednesday
Main Stamp: Anya Pretty Hat (TGF)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye G08111
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10, 110
-other: E50, E51, E53, E55, E33, E35, E27, E29, E57, R81, R83, R85, R89, G21, G24, G28

Sweet Anya

The challenge is to design your own Anya. I created the following image then made sample cards to see how it looks in color. The name I came up with is "Sweet Anya" and thought it was fitting.

These are two cards I created using the image; both of them feature pant leg artwork and don't forget to check out the car keys in the second sample:


Accessories can be added to customize the card; shown here is an iPod music player, purse, shopping bags, cellphone and car keys. Other items can be added on too or just leave the hands empty for a blissful Anya.

Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Design Your Anya
Main Stamp: Sweet Anya (Forgotten Scraps - my design :-)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV) & Amy Butler Tea Box (K&C)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Skeleton Scroll
Copic Colors: Card A
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E31, E34, E35, E57, E27
-other: W4, W5, C7, R27, G12, G14, B93, B95, B97, BV11, BV13, BV17
Copic Colors: Card B
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R2o
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
-other: YG03, YG25, B12, B34, B41, R22, R24, R29, R00, R81, R83, C1, C3, C5, C7

Update: I was the winner at The Greeting Farm for this Challenge!

Friday, May 28, 2010

OA Happy Day - Amelia

This challenge is two part, first, no designer paper, and second, it's a color challenge with the colors of orange, pink and yellow.


Detailed shot of the necklace with SU Crystal Effects to "pop" the beads...

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania
Main Stamp: Oliver & Amelia Happy Day (TGF)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Polka Dots
Copic Colors: E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, R00, R20 R22, YR00, YR12, YR14, Y15, Y21, B000, BG05, BG02, BG01, C1, C3, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W10, 110

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x009

There are so many more textured techniques and items available and for good reason too. Combining multiple textures on the same project enhances the enjoyment through tactile appeal. It's hard for anyone to resist exploring a textured background or bumpy embellishment... even in the museums!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Miss Anya Snow

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


Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch
Main Stamp: Miss Anya Snow (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Cricut Cartridge: Winter Woodland
Copic Colors: BV23, BV20, BV25, B000, BG01, BG02, BG05, RV00, R81, R83, R85, RV11, E33, E24, E55, E37, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W10, 110

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x008

Don't forget the usefulness of a color wheel (or color circle) when looking for an additional color to use. The final image will look more vibrant if you can add some complementary colors. A complementary color is one that is opposite on the color wheel; these two colors, when mixed in proper proportions, will produce a neutral color (blacks, grays or whites) Or the image will harmonize and look more calming if tertiary colors are selected. Tertiary colors are when primary and secondary colors are mixed together. At least, that's my color theory.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fairy Tink

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


Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday
Main Stamp: altered images of Fairy Tink (TGF)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: R00, R20 R22
-other: BG18, BG72, BG75, YG03, YG13, YG17, 0

Update: I was the winner at The Greeting Farm for this Challenge!

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x007

Get to know your glue and adhesives as there isn't any one product that works for everything. (Although, I wish there was!) For example, glue dots won't hold silk flowers very well but they hold paper flowers like a charm. Each adhesive or glue will have their own list of sticks and don't sticks.