Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fathom Calmsea

The first challenge is to create a card or project based on the inspirational photo provided. I saw all the vibrant colors in this photo including the blues, greens, teals, and coral colors. The second challenge is to use seven of something; and I chose to use 7 dew drops for bubbles.


Challenge: There She Goes Challenge #63
Challenge: Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #33
Main Stamp: Sweet November Fathom Calmsea & Lio (CCD)
Patterned Paper:
Whimsy (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: R11, R12, R14, R17
-other: G20, G21, YG01, YG13, YG95, YG23, YG25, YG41, YG45, YG91, YG95, B21, B24, B41

Friday, July 16, 2010

OA Happy Day - Oliver

The challenge is to create a card or project using the sketch provided.


Challenge: Wags 'n Whiskers - DT Call
Main Stamp:
Oliver & Amelia Happy Day (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Animal Crackers (DCWV)
Cricut Cartridge: My Community
Copic Colors: (none - colored pencils)

Update: I was a winner at Wags 'n Whiskers DT Call for this Challenge - I will be the October/November Guest Designer!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Marlene

The first challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. The other two challenges are to use punches.


Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday
Challenge:
Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge #11
Challenge: Wags 'n Whiskers - Challenge #27
Main Stamp: Critter Crew Marlene (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Mango Frost (DCWV)
Dry Embossing:
Papertrey Ink Impression Plate In Bloom
Cricut Cartridge:
Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-monkey: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E13, E15
-hair: n/a
-other: G00, BG13, BG18, YR00, YR02, R02, R05, R08, 0


Update: I was the winner at The Stamping Bazaar DT Call for this card!

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x016

Paper-piecing is a fun technique but sometimes a single piece layered on the image looks out of place. I have a tip that might help camouflage the layering. When cutting around the outline of the paper-pieced section, I take into effect how the image is suppose to look if it was 3D. If that line is naturally behind or underneath another part of the image then I cut just inside the line. When it's suppose to be a higher part of the image, then I cut just on the outside of the line. After placing the piece on the image, this technique will help the mind better interpret the image in 3D.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Darby & Chenille

The first challenge is to create a project based on the sketch design provided; the second challenge is to get inspiration from the photo provided which for me, included water, turquoise and a orange; and the last challenge is to use the theme "You and Me."


Challenge: Quirky Crafts Challenge #32
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Challenge: The ABC Challenge: Y is for ...
Main Stamp: Sweet November Darby & Chenille (CCD)
Patterned Paper:
Nana's Kitchen (DCWV)
Dry Embossing:
Fiskars Texture Plates Lace
Cricut Cartridge:
Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: YR12, YR14, YR18
-other: YR21, YR23, G12, G14, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG09, BG10, C3, C5

Wild Sprouts Sassy Suzi

The combination of challenges include creating a project based on the sketch provided; using a holiday color combination but is a non-holiday themed; another color challenge inspired by holiday wrapping paper that has olive green and pink; and finally to use a number.


Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Saturday Sketch
Challenge: Pile It On Challenge #27
Challenge: InStyle Color Challenge
Challenge: PaperPlay Challenge #27
Main Stamp: Wild Sprouts Sassy Suzi (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Lemonade (BG)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels & Mickey Font
Copic Colors:
-skin: E11, E13, E15, E07
-hair: W5, W6, W8, W10
-other: E70, E71, E74, R81, R83, R85, E41, E42, YG93, YG95, YG97

Update: I was awarded the top 3 at Pile It On for this challenge!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

OA My Favorite Things - Amelia

The challenge is two part - the first is a color challenge with the colors lavender, olive and pink; the second challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. I mirrored the embellishments' position from the sketch to balance out the image.


Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Wild Card Wednesday
Challenge: Tickled Pink - Stamp Saturday
Challenge: Creative Card Crew DT Call
Main Stamp: Oliver & Amelia My Favorite Things (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Kioshi (BG)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: R81, R83, R85
-other: V12, V17, V15, E43, E44, G40, G82, G85, R20, R22, R24, R27

Update: I was the winner at Tickled Pink Stamp Month Challenge for this challenge!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wild Sprouts Hugh

The challenge is to create a card inspired by your home town's heritage, popular icons or predominant culture. The second challenge is to add texture.

For the first challenge, I live in Fort Worth, Texas and included several elements: First I gave Hugh a trendy cowboy hat and rope to represent all the casual cowboys of the city; next the shape behind him resembles the towering grain silos that dot my area; the star is for the state's nickname, "Lone Star State" and features a new city logo; the metal tag has been distressed to symbolizes the metal recycling industry that I drive past regularly; and lastly I riveted a faux leather to the background to represent the town's culture and ample selection of cowhide upholstery.


Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania
Challenge: Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Challenge #15
Main Stamp:
Wild Sprouts Hugh (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Kids (DCWV)
Copic Colors: E000, E00, E11, R20, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E27, E29, B93, B95, B97, YG93, YG95, YG97, R05, R08, R27, W1, W2, W4, W6, W7, W8, W10. 110

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Live Simply Beaver

The challenge is to create a project using die cuts.


Challenge: Creative Card Crew Challenge
Main Stamp:
none, used the "Beaver" for the main image
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Cricut Cartridge: Live Simply
Copic Colors: (none)