Saturday, July 24, 2010

Miss Anya Snow

The challenge is to create a card or project based on the inspirational by a book. I have so many favorites on my bookshelf that I looked towards my stamp collection to find a match. Miss Anya Snow, featured as "Rose", jump started my inspiration and narrowed down my selection to East by Edith Pattou. This is a book I'll never forget... again. You see, I had forgotten all about reading it until half way through reading it the second time! It was still an enjoyable read.

"Rose" wouldn't be complete with the white bear and so I drew up this polar bear to walk along her during their adventures. Since so much is covered up, I took this picutre below to showcase the entire bear. Surprisingly it works well on it's own but it wouldn't be "East" without the two together. This card also satisfies a color combination challenge using blue, cream and any additional color, gold.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania
Challenge: PaperPlay Challenges - Week #29
Main Stamp: [altered images of] Miss Anya Snow (TGF) and Polar Bear (my design)
Patterned Paper:
Pink Armadillo (TPS)

Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-bear: E50, Y32, YR21, E43
-other: B91, B93, B95, YR21, YR23, YR24, 0

Update: I was the winner at Club Anya & Friends for this Challenge!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Willow with Flower Basket

The challenge is to create a card or project using a Whiff of Joy stamp and a summer theme. I used "Willow with Flower Basket" and lead her through a leisurely stroll in the woods. It also applies to the anything-goes challenge.

Challenge: Whiff of Joy Guest DT Call
Challenge: Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Challenge #17
Main Stamp: Willow with Flower Basket (Wof)
Patterned Paper: The Green Stack (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E41, E42, E43
-other: R24, R29, BG72, BG18, G14, G19, YG0000, YG01, YG03, E44, E47, E49, 0

Update: I made it on the Guest Design Team for Whiff of Joy with this challenge!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Daydream Girl

I originally created this card for sheer enjoyment but it also matches the Summer Holidays themed challenge. What's more fun than relaxing at a stream to cool down on a hot summer day?

Challenge: Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #92
Main Stamp: A Day in the Life - Daydream Girl (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
-other: B000, BG01, BG02, BG05, YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG25, G20, G21, G24, C1, C3, C5, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, E53, E55, R00, R81, R83, R85, BG10, 0

Wild Sprouts Dressy Ebony

The challenges are to create a card or project based on the inspirational photo or sketch provided; using the color combination of coral, teal and chocolate; use a digital image; and lastly to use punches. I used the Stampin' Up! Designer Label punch for the metal tag.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Wild Card Wednesday
Challenge: Stamp Something - Something Digital Challenge
: PaperPlay Challenges - Week 28
Challenge: Wags 'n Whiskers - Challenge #27
Main Stamp: Wild Sprouts Dressy Ebony (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
-other: BG72, BG75, R11, R81, R83, E74, E77, E79, 0

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Princess Clarissa

The challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. The second challenge is anything goes.

Challenge: Inspirational Card Sketches #44
Challenge: Stampavie and More - Challenge #102
Challenge: InStyle Stamps - DT Call
Main Stamp: Princess Clarissa (ISS)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, B12, B24, B26, 0

Update: I made it on the Design Team for InStyle Stamps with this challenge!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

OA Buddies - Amelia

The challenges are to create a card or project based on the sketch provided, a birthday theme, and an additional photo inspiration that showed a jumbled stack of tags and sayings.

Challenge: The Sweet Stop Sketch #64
Challenge: Craftalicious Challenge #4
Challenge: Easy Craft Projects - Challenge #17
Main Stamp: Oliver & Amelia Buddies (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Dry Embossing:
Papertrey Ink Impression Plate In Bloom
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors: (none - colored pencils)

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x017

When embossing with the Spellbinders' Nestabilities die templates it is not necessary to reposition the paper on the flip side of the die. In addition, embossing can also be done with a stylus in lieu of running it through the press machine. Either technique will achieve an even embossing border without a fuss. Personally, I like to use an embossing stylus which gives me a good depth of embossed detail.

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Guy Ian

I worked in several challenges on this card with the first to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. The colors were derived from 'Christmas in July' themed challenges and the image was selected to create a bah-humbug card for "the man" of the house. (It's all for show though, hence the bag full of goodies.) Finally, twine was added for the last challenge and a boy stamp for the "something boy" challenge.

Challenge: Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #82
Challenge: Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge #19
Challenge: Cute Card Thursday Challenge #121
Challenge: Anya Ink Challenge #5
Challenge: Dancing in Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge #118
Challenge: Fairy Fun Friday - Week 28Main Stamp: [altered images of] My Guy Ian (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Merry Moments Designer Series (SU)
Dry Embossing:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Traffic Jam
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-other: E41, E42, E43, R24, R27, R29, C5, C7, W8, YG93, YG95, YG97, E71, E74, E74, E79

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Teddy with Flower

The challenge is to use the color combination of red, yellow and orange. This designer paper had a mixture of red, peach and yellow with a bit of green that I used as a contrasting color.

Challenge: Mark's Finest Paper - Challenge #12
Main Stamp: Teddy with Flower (LOTV)
Patterned Paper:
unknown scraps
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-bear: E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: R00, R02, R37, R39, G91, G93, G95, YR21, YR23, YR24