Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guitar Kody & Relax Mae

The challenge this week at Make it Colourful is all about the light source. The challenge is to color the image with the primary light source coming from the upper left corner. I was going to do something dramatic but ended up with a softer color pallet.


This card was made with Guitar Kody and Relax Mae from Some Odd Girl; and the "handmade" tag was made with Flower Garden from Make it Crafty. I used more laser cut embellishments covered with Liquid Pearls and here is the Flower Garden up close:


DT Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #8 (light source top left)
Challenge: Some Odd Girl Challenges (handmade tag)
Challenge: CCEE - Challenge #1108 (distressing)
Challenge: Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenges (spring)
Challenge: DYSU Challenge #8 (anything goes)
Challenge: Paper Romance - Challenge #29 (anything goes)

Main Stamp: Relax Mae and Guitar Kody (SOG) and Wild Flowers (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)
Chipboard: Flower Leaf Embellishments and Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Magical Tag (WoJ)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, E13, R11, R12, B91, B93, B95
-hair: W1, W4, W6, W8, E50, E51, E53, E55
-clothes: R20, R21, R22, R24, BG11, BG72, B91, B93, B97, C00, C1, C3, E70, E71, E74, E77, Y32, Y38, W00, W1, W2, W4, W6
-guitar: E55, E57, E59, W4, W6, W8
-flowers: (colors above plus) V12, V15, V17, YR21, YR15, YR18, G21, G24, G28, YG91, YG93, YG95, E41, E43, E44

Did you know? The roadrunners bird are inhabitants of the deserts of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America; and are the ground foraging cuckoos. The bird, although capable of flight, spends most of its time on the ground. Roadrunners and other members of the cuckoo family have zygodactyl feet (two toes in front and two toes in back). Roadrunners can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour (32 km/h) and generally prefer sprinting to flying, however, they will fly to escape predators. The roadrunner has a dove-like "coo" that is slow and descending. It also makes a rapid, vocalized clattering sound with its beak.
[Geococcyx, Wikipedia.org]

Update: I was the top Fav at Some Odd Girl for this challenge!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Horus Roasting Marshmallows

We have a fun challenge for you at The Stamping Bazaar the week! The theme is "Tags"... you can add them to your project or have the tag be your project. I made this card using Horus Roasting Marshmallows in tribute to a small campfire I'll be enjoying this weekend - and yes, with a bag of marshmallows. :D


The corner embellishments are laser cut chipboard embellishments covered with Liquid Pearls plus a Dew Drop. I also added a few Dew Drops around the card and used up another one of those Tim Holtz tickets that seem to last forever. Horus is one of my favorite characters so I hope you enjoy this version.


DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar - Challenge #17 (tags)
Challenge: Crafty Creations - Challenge #107 (garden)
Challenge: Creative Card Crew Challenges (fantasy)
Challenge: Gingersnap Creations Challenge #92 (jewel colors)
Main Stamp: Horus Roasting Marshmallows (TSB) by Marina Neira
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Small Scalloped Circles, Whiff of Joy Whimsical Tag and My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge
Chipboard: Swirly Corners (MiC)
Copic Colors:
-horus: B91, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, G20, G21, YG63, YG67, E40, E41, E42, E43, R11, R12, R14
-other: G20, G21, YG63, YG67, Y32, Y38, E42, E44, E44, E47

Did you know? Rinaldo is an opera by George Frideric Handel composed in 1711, and was the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage. The story of love, battle and redemption set at the time of the First Crusade is loosely based on Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata ("Jerusalem Delivered"), and its staging involved many original and vivid effects. It was a great success with the public, despite negative reactions from literary critics hostile to the contemporary trend towards Italian entertainment in English theaters.
[Rinaldo (Opera), Wikipedia.org]

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lucky Dog

Here's a card I've been trying to save for March but just couldn't wait any longer to show it off. I made it using Lucky Dog and pulled out my clover gems that I've been saving. If you believe it, this was using some left over Christmas paper but worked well with the black and gold theme. This is one gift I wouldn't mind seeing on my table each year. ;D



Challenge: Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge #54 (digi)
Challenge: Simply Create - Challenge #37 (bold & bright)
Challenge: The Res-Q Challenge #71 (makes me happy)
Challenge: Guylou's Inimitability Challenges (anything goes)
Challenge: Fuzzy Wuzzy - Challenge #6 (birthday)
Challenge: Delicious Doodles - Challenge #13 (glitz/glamor/bling)
Main Stamp:
Lucky Dog (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Mitten Weather (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Squares and Magnolia Doohickey Tilda's Lace
Copic Colors:
-dog: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
-other: Y32, Y35, Y38, W00, W2, W4, W6, W8, G20, G21, G24, G28, W1, G12, G14, G17, G29

Did you know? A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish mythology. The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release.
[Leprechaun, Wikipedia.org]

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Whisper

I made this card using my new stamp Spring Whisper and is part of a Seasonal Sisters series. Even though she represents Spring, I wanted to make a card with more of an St. Patrick's Day feel and used deep greens and browns, and red hair of course. You can see the stitching so this is a card I enjoyed making at my Mom's house. ;D


Fun Challenge: Spyder's Corner - Spot the Difference #2 (Robbie's Rocket)

Can you spot the differences? There are sixteen differences on the two given pictures and I've submitted my guesses. Once the challenge is over, I'll come back here and add my submissions.



Challenge: Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #15 (Spring Fever)
Challenge: Tip Top Tuesday Challenges (All Stitched Up)
Challenge: Creative Craft World Challenges (Use a square)
Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #75 (use dies)
Challenge: Truely Scrumptious - Challenge #51 (swirls & pearls)
Main Stamp:
Spring Whisper (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R12, R21, R22
-hair: E13, E17, E18, E19, E08, R05, YR14
-clothes: YG93, YG95, YG91, YG67, YG93, G20, G21, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
-other: Y32, Y17, Y38, C00, C1, C3, C5, R12

Did you know? Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. Rabbits and hares were formerly classified in the order Rodentia until 1912, when they were moved into a new order Lagomorpha. This order also includes pikas and there are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.
[Rabbit, Wikipedia.org]

Spring Whisper - New Release

Come check out Spring Whisper and the newest release in the store today! She a Seasonal Sister to Summer Breeze and can be used for many occasions. With her serene pose you can sit her on your favorite background stamp or on a window/border die. I'll have card to share in just a few minutes or if you can't wait you can also look at what my Mom made at Grandma's Pearl.



I've decided to finish out the Seasonal Sisters theme and have drafted up ideas for Autumn and Winter. It may take a while to finish them up... but at least you know what to look forward to. :D


Don't forget about the current challenge that I have going on and you can certainly use this image too. Unfortunately I haven't seen any Little Miss Muffet Stamps used yet and would love to see some! ;D The theme is Spring or Flowers and you can CLICK HERE to get to the details.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Summer Breeze

I made this card featuring Summer Breeze, designed by yours truly, and hope to have Spring Whisper released and previewed tomorrow. :D For this card, I created a scene using two Make it Crafty images and basically colored the whole card.


I was working on this card while my Mom was cutting up cotton shirts for another project and I snatched some of the scraps to make the bow. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple to keep the attention on the images.

Most of the time I color withing a specific hue range, for example, the hair is colored with E50, E51, and E53. However, I wanted to try a new technique for the tree and colored it using a mixture of hues. I started out laying down a basic color and shadow then built up the colors one layer at a time. The more layers I applied, the lighter I kept the colors. It was interesting to see how the browns changed colors and the end result gives the shadows a different color than the lights.


Fun Challenge: Make it Crafty - Australia Day Challenge (Aussie Slang Interpretation)

Here's a warning to empty your mouth and put your drink down before reading on... I'm going to "give it another try" for Zoe's Aussie slang interpretation and define "give it a burl." Ok, that's enough laughing for now, you can pick up your drink again. ;D Here's my definition...

Give it a burl: This is a common tactic used in debates to help speed up a resolution. When all hope is lost and you're about to loose, you "give it a burl" or in other terms "throw in a monkey wrench" (just say something totally unrelated and absubtly rediculous) and then enjoy your opponents reaction.


Sketch: Crafts 'n Things Magazine April 2011 Issue
Challenge: Digital Tuesday - Challenge #98 (die cuts)
Challenge: Color Throwdown - Challenge #129 (greens/blues)
Challenge: Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenges (anything goes)
Challenge: Charisma Cardz Challenges (Spring has sprung)
Main Stamp:
Summer Breeze (LMMS), Old Oak Tree and Daffodil Dell (MiC)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R11, R21, R22, G40, YG63, YG67
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
-clothes: 0, R11, R12, G40, YG63, YG67
-book: R32, R35, R37, R39, E41, E43
-tree: E25, E44, E47, E15, E57, E59, E49
-greenery: YG63, YG97, YG93, YG95, G21, G24, G20
-items on ground: R43, R46, YR04, Y11, Y32, Y35, E42, E44, T3, T5
-sky: BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG72

Did you know? The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) formed in 1970, is one of eight Independent System Operators in North America. The ERCOT region occupies the entire Texas Interconnection, which occupies nearly all of the state of Texas. Unlike the other major NERC interconnections, the high voltage transmission and energy market within the Texas Interconnection is operated by ERCOT as essentially a single power system instead of as a network of cooperating utility companies.
[Electric Reliability Counscil of Texas, Wikipedia.org]