Friday, July 30, 2010

School Puppy

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Main Stamp: Itzie Inkies School Puppy (CCD)
Patterned Paper: Pink Armadillo (DCWV)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-dog: E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: YG03, YG25, YG17, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG09

Beary Big Hug

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

Challenge: Mojo Monday #144
Main Stamp:
Beary Big Hugs (BnW)
Patterned Paper:
Nook & Pantry (BG)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
-other: BG72, BG75, BG78, R20, R22, E25, E29, E40, E41, E42, W1, W2, 0

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Missmatch Ketto

Main Stamp:
Missmatch Ketto (SB)
Patterned Paper:
Kioshi (BG)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
-other: W1, V000, V12, V15, V17, G20, G21, G24

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

OA Buddies - Oliver

Challenge: none
Main Stamp:
Oliver & Amelia Buddies (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Grade School (DCWV)
Copic Colors: (none - colored pencils)

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x018

Here's a tip for cutting around images without leaving a white border. It can be difficult to cut tightly around the image and consistently stay just on the outside edge of the image. However, once the image has been cut out, mistakes can be hidden by drawing around the cut edge with a small black marker. Also, lines that have been cut in too much can be drawn back and white spots can be "erased" in areas that the scissors couldn't reach.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Me and My Cat

The challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided and use a Lili of the Valley Stamp or Diecut Image. I used a precolored diecut image and sent it through the press to give it a fun shape and added the sentiment.

Here's another card sample gone bad, but this time on the coloring. I had used Gina K. Pure Luxury cardstock and over saturated the face and hair which resulted in streaks and blotches. It wouldn't be something I'd send in the mail so I swapped out the image for something else.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch
Main Stamp #1: Me and My Cat diecut (LotV)
Main Stamp #2: Hope & Grace (TGF)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors:
-skin: E27, E29, E8, E25
-hair: W3, W5, W7, W9
-other: YG61, YR17, YR68, V12, V15, G03, G17, R81, R83, B000, B32, 0

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wild Sprouts Dressy Ebony

The challenge is to create a card or project using a digital image and trying a fun new technique that we haven't done before. I have never made a round card before and this is also the first time stitching on the card with an actual sewing machine.

I originally created the card with Rock the Farm Anya but then realized it wasn't a digital stamp, go figure. So off she came and I colored up Dressy Anya, where I had a second chance at matching the colors better. Maybe I'll get a chance to use her later.

Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday
Challenge: Stamp & Create - Challenge #3
Main Stamp:
Dressy Ebony & Rock the Farm Anya (Co.)
Patterned Paper:
unknown scraps
Cricut Cartridge: Winter Woodland
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E19, E8, E18
-other: R20, R22, RV91, RV95, G82, G85, BV02, BV25, C1, C3, E74, E77, E79

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Princess Clarissa

The main challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided (which, I can't find now). The other challenges are to use a digital stamp and the theme fairytales.

Challenge: Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #93
Main Stamp: Princess Clarissa (ISS)
Patterned Paper:
unknown scraps
Dry Embossing: Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders Manhattan Folder
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-other: RV000, RV00, RV21, RV23, G40, G82, G85, 0