Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Guy Ian

The challenge is to find our crafty muse with a bit of song inspiration and to create something based on a song. I chose to be inspired by Steve Burns' Songs For Dust Mites, "What I Do On Saturday." I even added the "dust mites" from the album cover to the card.

This is the insert that gets pulled out which includes part of the song's lyrics:

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania
Main Stamp:
My Guy Ian (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Grade School (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, R13
-hair: C5
-other: E42, E43, E57, C3, C5, C7, B95, B97, B99, R37, R39, E09

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wild Sprouts Annika

The challenge is to create a card based on the sketch provided and an accordion folded card immediately came to mind.

Here's the card when it's extended.

Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Wild Card Wednesday
Main Stamp: Wild Sprouts Annika (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Earth Love (CC)
Copic Colors: (unknown)
Update: I was the winner at Club Anya & Friends for this Challenge!

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x00C

If you love to color then knock yourself out and color a few extra stamped images to have on had for when you need to make a card quickly. Don't worry about coordinating it with a specific designer paper because the colors can always be changed later with paper piecing. After coloring an extra image here and there you'll eventually have a large enough selection that you might find a perfect match!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Guy Ian

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

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch
Main Stamp:
My Guy Ian (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Rockstar (DCWV)
Dry Embossing:
Cricut Embossing Folders Nm.
Cricut Cartridge:
Winter Wonderland
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E55, E35, E57, E27
-other: W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W10, E57, E27, C1, C3, YG93, YG95, YG97

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x00B

Sometimes I like to hammer the plain brads to give them a more distressed or grunge look. The more rounded the brad, the better this technique works on it. Make sure to start out easy until you get familiar with how much pressure is needed to dent it as some brads are made of a thicker metal and will need to be whacked an extra time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wild Sprouts Hugh

The challenge is to choose either Retro Chic or Shabby Chic to make a creation; and I choose Retro Chic for this card.

Challenge: The Greeting Farm - June Release Party
Main Stamp:
Wild Sprouts Hugh (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Homeroom (TPCS)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E15
-hair: E19, E18, E29
-other:E50, E51, E53, E55, E34, E42, E09, E18, E29, E19, C3, B32, B34

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


This was an inspirational challenge based on the Benefit Cosmetics "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer product.

Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday
Main Stamp:
Wonderland (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Nook & Pantry (BG)
Dry Embossing:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Script Texture
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: R00, R20, R22, Y000, Y4, Y11, Y15
-other:0, C1, C3, G12, G14, R00, R20, R22, Y000, Y4, Y11, Y15

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x00A

Be generous with your cutting measurements when using an embossing folder versus a textured embossing plate. Because the embossing folders are designed to achieve a deep embossed image, the final paper size will shrink. This discrepancy will be more noticeable on the larger pieces of paper. In addition, the shrinking may not be uniform and will depend on the embossed image itself. When in doubt, cut a size larger than needed then trim it down after embossing.