Saturday, January 8, 2011

Prince Edward Island

Welcome to the first challenge of Make it Colourful! This week we are challenging you to use warm colors or cool colors! I made this card using three images Prince Edward Island from Mo Manning and combined it with Peaches of Plenty and Petals and Palings from Make It Crafty.


As you can tell I chose to use warm colors for my card and tried to pull it all out with a warm sunset background. I also found the perfect girl image to go with it.


Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #1
Challenge: Fab 'n Funky - Challenge #54 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Papertake Weekly Challenge (Anything Goes)
Challenge: PaperCrafting Journey - Challenge #1 (Use digi)
Main Stamp:
Prince Edward Island (MM), Peaches of Plenty and Petals & Pailings (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Copic Colors:
-sky: R000, R00, R12, YR000, Y000, Y0000
-girl: E00, E11, R02, R05, R21,
-clothes: GB72, B72, BG75, BG78, C1, C3, C00, YR20, YR21, YR23, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
tree: E43, E44, E47, G40, G82, G99, YR00, YR02
fence: C1, C3
ground flora: G40, G82, G99, G21, G24, G28, BG93, BG96, BG99, YG93, YG95, YG99, Y35, Y38, E41, E42, E43, R02, R05

Did you know? A chamber organ is a mini pipe organ, often with only one keyboard and without separate pedal pipes, that is placed in a small room. It is often confined to chamber organ repertoire, as often the organs have too little voice capabilities to rival the grand pipe organs in the performance of the classics. The sound and touch are unique to the instrument, sounding nothing like a large organ with few stops drawn out, but rather much more intimate.
[Chamber Organ, Wikipedia.org]

Miss Anya

We have a very fun Saturday Sketch for you over at Club Anya & Friends today and is a great opportunity to make a non-rectangular card! This was my first circle card to put through the Cuttlebug folded and it was nice that the Spellbinder dies are just deep enough to cut through booth layers of cardstock! I made this card using Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm and went with a soft pastel color pallet.


I used the Magnolia Doohickey on white felt to add some soft texture. Then embellished the card with small lily flowers made from clay and a silver dragonfly necklace charm. For those starting out your Copic collection, I used only two markers per color for the clothes, hair and accessories.


DT Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch
Challenge: Southern Girls - Challenge #9 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Woodware USA - Challenge #8 (new die)
Challenge: Stamping Vacation - No! No! Challenge (no punches)
Main Stamp:
Miss Anya (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Magnolia Doohickeys Lace Border
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R12
-hair: E57, E59
-clothes: R81, R83, G82, G85, YR12, YR14

Did you know? "Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Dylan struggled to find the essence of the song, which was recorded without success as a waltz. A breakthrough was made when it was tried in a rock music format, and rookie session musician Al Kooper improvised the organ riff for which the track is known. However, Columbia Records was unhappy with both the song's length at over six minutes and its heavy electric sound, and was hesitant to release it. It was only when, a month later, a copy was leaked to a new popular music club and heard by influential DJs that the song was put out as a single. Although radio stations were reluctant to play such a long track, "Like a Rolling Stone" reached number two in the US charts and became a worldwide hit. The track has been described as revolutionary in its combination of different musical elements, the youthful, cynical sound of Dylan's voice, and the directness of the question in the chorus: "How does it feel?".
[Like a Rolling Stone, Wikipedia.org]

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bikkie with Cookie

The challenge this week at The Stamping Bazaar Blog is to make a card or project using Lace & Ribbons! I chose to feature The Stamping Bazaar's Bikkie with Cookie, illustrated by Marina Neira, and used a soft color pallet. It's indented to be used as a baby card so I colored Bikkie yellow for a neutral gender.


The lace is easily spotted and for the ribbon I used a thin white organdy ribbon behind the flowers and curled the ends. I also added two star-shaped hat pins and in the opposite corner two silver spacers, each with an added Dew Drop.


DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar - Challenge #10
Challenge: Crafty Hos' Challenge Blog (Baby Theme)
Challenge: Gingerloft Challenge #8 (Distressing)
Challenge: Whoopsie Daisy Challenges (Free & easy)
Main Stamp: Bikkie with Cookie (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-bikkie: YR61, YR65, YR20, YR21, YR23, G21, G85
-other: G21, G85, B21, B91, C1, E41, E43, R30, R32

Did you know? The North Stoke Church, in the English county of West Sussex, has architectural features and internal fittings spanning hundreds of years, including some very old stained glass and wall paintings. In late 2007, two amateur archaeologists at the University of Sussex unexpectedly came across an ancient document giving the dedication of the church, which had been unknown since the English Reformation or before. They found a piece of vellum stuck to the back of one which was a letter written by the Bishop of Chichester Stephen Bersted to King Edward I in 1275, indicating that the church was dedicated to Mary the Virgin. Accordingly, a rededication ceremony was held at the now redundant church on 8 December 2007, at which it was officially renamed from North Stoke Church to St Mary the Virgin Church.
[St mary the Virgin's Church, North Stoke, Wikipedia.org]

New Years Baby Bella and Bronte

This little Baby Bella was so cute I couldn't resit using her for one more New Year card. I've actually had the stamp for a long time now so I'm glad I was able to use it. :D


Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges #68 (Celebrate)
Challenge: Ellephantastic Challenges #22 (New Beginnings)
Challenge: Paper Playtime - Challenge #32 (Faces)
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp Challenges (New Beginnings)
Main Stamp:
New Years Baby Bella & Bronte (MMS)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Copic Colors:
-baby: E000, E00, E11, R12, E44
-dog: E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: G20, G21, RV32, RV34, C3, E40, E41, E42

Did you know? The oldest water clock of which there is physical evidence dates to 1417-1379 BC, during the reign of Amenhotep III where it was used in the Temple of Amen-Re at Karnak. The oldest documentation of the water clock is the tomb inscription of the 16th century BC Egyptian court official Amenemhet, which identifies him as its inventor. These simple water clocks, which were of the outflow type, were stone vessels with sloping sides that allowed water to drip at a nearly constant rate from a small hole near the bottom. There were twelve separate columns with consistently spaced markings on the inside to measure the passage of "hours" as the water level reached them. They were needed by priests to determine the time at night so that the temple rites and sacrifices could be performed at the correct hour.
[Water Clock, Wikipedia.org]

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Father Time

I made this card using Father Time from Elizabeth O Dulemba and placed it against Plenty of Peachy from Make it Crafty. The shapes on this card just sort of happened as I went from one idea to the next and in the end I was lucky that they fit!


The corner embellishment is laser-cut chipboard from Make it Crafty and I covered it with Liquid Pearls then added a Dew Drop. I also used cork and muted colors to give the card an earthy feel.


Challenge: Everybody Art - Challenge #123 (New Year)
Challenge: Dutch Dare - Challenge #94 (New Beginnings)
Challenge: Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenges #15 (new ribbon)
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp and Show (Newest Stamp)
Main Stamp:
Father Time (EOD) and Plenty of Peaches (MiC)
Patterned Paper: The Rockstar (DCWV)
Corner Embellishments: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Squares and Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
-hair: C1, C3, YR23, YR24
-clothes: W2, W4, W6, W8, E41, E42, E43, BG72, BG75, BG93, E13, E15, E17, E18, E29
-tree: E13, E15, E17, E18, E29, YG63, YG67, BG93
-peaches: E93, E95, E97, E99, R05, R20, YR15, YR65, YR68, Y32
-other: E43, E44, E47, B000

Did you know? A tally stick was an ancient memory aid device to record and document numbers, quantities, or even messages. Tally sticks first appear as notches carved on animal bones, in the Upper Paleolithic time. Principally there are two different kinds of tally sticks, the single and the split tally. The single tally stick was an elongated piece of bone, ivory, wood, or stone which is marked with a system of notches. The split tally was a stick marked with a system of notches and then split lengthwise and used in trading. This way the two halves both record the same notches and each party to the transaction received one half of the marked stick as proof.
[Tally Stick, Wikipedia.org]

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Followers Blog Candy!!

It's that time again and I'm joined together with my Mom at Grandma's Pearl to bring you some fabulous Blog Candy!! We wanted to put together a sweet package to say thank you to all our followers and hopefully pick up some new followers along the way!


There is all sorts of goodies in the loot: flowers, ribbon, rub-ons, cards, stamp, embellishments, cork sheets, cards and Spellbinders dies! The candy is open to anyone in the world including friends, family, and fellow DT members too! :D
Here's what you need to do:

1. Become a follower of our blogs (ForgottenScraps and Grandma's Pearl)
2. Enter you name in InLinkz below

** BONUS **
3. Add our pictures to your side bar and enter your name again!

You can enter your name THREE TIMES - once for each blog plus sidebar! (Put FS for ForgottenScraps, GP for Grandma's Pearl and Sidebar after you name.) Adding the pictures to your side bar would be fabulous but it's not required.

The collection closes on January 31 and a random winner will be announced on February 1. But wait... there's more!! If we both increase our Following and meet our goals, then we'll be drawing for a SECOND prize! Peggy is looking to reach 125 Followers and I'm aiming for 200. So spread the word for a double chance to win!

UPDATE: We underestimated the awesome-ness of everyone and becoming followers so we've added freebies!! (Go grab Monster Love and Valentines Bear!) Our original Followers goals were met within a week so we set even higher goals... but y'all have topped that already with less than another week!! (like Monster Sweet Tooth and Birthday Bunny!) Keep spreading the word and lets see how high we can go... for each increment of 100 Followers we'll both continue to add Freebies!! :D (Don't miss Monster Bubbles or Easter Lamb!) How cool is that!!

You can put both images on your blog... just gab the text on the sidebar! Here's a glimpse at the second lot of Blog Candy which includes: cork sheet, cards, stamps, flowers, ribbons and more embellishments!


Add your name in the link below and Good Luck!
(For additional entries you can link to different cards on your blog.)




Celebrate

Here's a celebration card using Mo Manning and Make it Crafty images which always combine so well. This one can also be used for birthdays and other occasions! The sentiment is orphaned stamp from a Stampin' Up! set but was kept around for its versatility.


The warm color pallet wasn't as contrasting and the details seam to blend into each other. I added color to the sentiment with confetti and used five different colors!


Challenge: Fresh Brewed Designs - Challenge #28 (Celebrate)
Challenge: Creative Inspirations - Challenge #50 (new stamp)
Challenge: Stampin' B's -Challenge #91 (Celebration)
Main Stamp:
Celebrate (MMS) and Crooket Picket Fence (MiC)
Patterned Paper: School Spirit (Crate Paper)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair: E11, E13, E15, E17, W4, W6, W8
-clothes: E41, E42, E43, YR12, YR14, YR18, R22, R24, R27, R29, R89
-dog: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
-fence: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
-confetti: YG63, E42, YG23, BG72, YR14
-ground: YG93, YG97, G99, YG93, YG95
-other: YG63, YG67, BG72, BG75

Did you know? The origin of the hourglass is unclear and is possible that the creator of the first sand clock was an 8th-century monk named Luitprand, who served at the cathedral in Chartes, France. However, it was not until the 14th century that the hourglass was seen commonly, the earliest firm evidence being a depiction in the 1338 fresco Allegory of Good Government painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. The hourglass is believed to have originated in medieval Europe. Hourglasses were very popular on board ships, as they were the most dependable measurement of time while at sea. Unlike the clepsydra, the water clock, the motion of the ship while sailing did not affect the hourglass.
[Hourglass, Wikipedia.org]

Monday, January 3, 2011

Naughty or Nice

Welcome to Mystery Monday at Club Anya & Friends! Today we're CASE'ing a card by Dictionary and I used Naughty or Nice... featuring the Naughty side. Looking at the CASE'd card, I switched the two shapes in the center having the square behind the circular shape which allowed me to show off the oval cutting die.

The heart swirls and Love sentiment are laser-cut chipboard that I covered with Liquid Pearls. I also used an embossing plate on the oval before cutting it out, however, those details don't show in the pictures. Finally, silk ribbon flowers and pearls were added to finish off the embellishments.


DT Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Mystery Monday
Main Stamp: Naughty or Nice (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)
Corner Embellishments: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Dry Embossing: Papertrey Ink Impression Plate In Bloom
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Oval
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, E13, R12
-hair: W1, W4, W6, W8
-clothes: R35, R37, R39, R20, R21, R22, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? The gnomon is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow and is an ancient Greek word meaning "indicator", "one who discerns," or "that which reveals." The world's largest sundial is the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Redding, California, that spans the Sacramento River. The supporting tower of this cable-stay bridge forms the gnomon of a large garden sundial and is 217 foot (66 metre) that points due north at a cantilevered angle, allowing it to serve as the gnomon of a sundial. The shadow is cast upon a large dial to the north of the bridge and the tip of the shadow moves at approximately one foot per minute which is noticable with the naked eye.
[Gnomon, Wikipedia.org]

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Baby New Year

Here's another Happy New Year card this time featuring Baby New Year from The Stamping Bazaar and illustrated by Marina Neira. I have several fun New Year stamps that I'll be using this week so stay tuned. ;D


Some of the details I added were roses, a rub-on pair of spectacles, sequined ribbon and metal hardware for the ticket label. I also used my cutting die with white felt instead of paper to add more texture.


Challenge: Paper Playtime - Challenge #31 (New Years)
Challenge: For Fun Challenges (New Years)
Main Stamp:
Baby New Year (TSB)
Patterned Paper: BW Evergreen (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Dahlia
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E37, E39
-clothes: W2, W4, W6, W8, R35, R37, R39, E50, E51
-other: B000, B000, B02, W2, W4, W6

Did you know? Father Time is usually depicted as an elderly bearded man, dressed in a robe, carrying a scythe and an hourglass or other timekeeping device. This image derives from many sources, including the Grim Reaper and Chronos, the Greek god of time. In various New Year's Eve customs, Father Time's image is used as the personification of the previous year, who "hands over" the duties of time to the Baby New Year.
[Father Time, Wikipedia.org]