Monday, August 25, 2014

SPDSS10: Ready, Set, Blow!

Ready for something bright and cheerful and happy? I am sharing a card for this week’s sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs: SPDSS10 using my favorite set Blow Me Away.

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Here is the sketch, I rotated the sketch 90 degrees, counter-clockwise:

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The little dragon was colored with Copic markers and highlighted here and there with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

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Used a bunch of fun embellishments from my collection on this one: wood tag, flair badge, sequins, and jute. The designer paper is the Jubilee – Wild Berry 6x6 pad from My Mind’s Eye.

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If you play along with our sketch challenge there is a wonderful prize.

You just need to follow a few little rules:

  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Feel free to rotate/flip the sketch, or exchange any shapes for what works with your design, just make sure the sketch is recognizable!
  • Combine our sketch with any other challenge(s) (except another sketch!)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPDSS10 so that we may check out your beautiful work Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

For my take on the sketch I used the following set, Blow Me Away:

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

CC3C9: Winter Wonderland

Hello crafters -

I’m playing along with the latest Compendium of Curiousities 3 Challenge… and it’s not a last minute project. The challenge this time is to use Sizzix Alterations Framelits (page 63 of the book). You can check out all the details of the challenge HERE and I just want to mention that Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize.

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I used the Snowman Blueprint Stamp and Framelits set to build up a wintery scene. I used another cloud diecut to create the sponged sky in the background. Along the bottom I spread some Translucent Embossing Paste and then sprinkled it with Rock Candy Distress Stickles Glitter. To color the snowman I used Sakura Koi Watercolors.

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Once my scene was created I changed my mind from creating a card to decorating a Burlap Panel. First I covered the panel with gel medium and added some tissue paper. Once dry I used a paintbrush to apply Dina Wakley Ruby Media Paint. I also applied some white paint to a wordband and removed the excess with a paper towel.

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I finished with some Remnant Rubs and a few white sequins.

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Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this project.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Decide what to be

Hello crafters – Only one more work day left in the week and I’m excited for it to be the weekend. I have a to do list I should tackle but I might procrastinate a bit and spend some time in the craft room. I have some new stamps that just need to be inked. How about you? Any fun plans for the weekend or do you have a new favorite product you just can’t wait to use? Recently I added the Sakura Koi Watercolors to my collection and used them to create the watercolored background on this card:

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Some details on the card: Stamped the arrow border from Doodled Borders (Taylored Expressions) in Versamark on watercolor paper and heat set with white embossing powder. Repeated until the piece was completely filled with arrows. Then used Sakura Koi watercolors to add a rainbow of color. Once dry I layered on black cardstock.

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Stamped a sentiment in black on vellum and wrapped it around the main panel. Finished with a few glittery enamel dots and some baker's twine.

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And that is it for me tonight! I’ll check back in tomorrow with another work to inspire you!

Recipe
Stamps: Doodle Borders (Taylored Expressions), Chalkboard Greetings Too (MFT)
Paper: watercolor paper, vellum, Black Soot (Core'dinations), Marshmallow (Bazzill Card Shoppe)
Paper Size: 4.25 x 5.5
Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Sakura Koi watercolors
Accessories: white embossing powder, heat tool, black baker's twine (The Twinery), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), glitter enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), foam tape.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SPD08: Thinking of you

Hello – have a sweet card to share with you today for the latest SugarPea Designs challenge.

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The challenge is an easy one this month: anything goes!

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  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD08 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

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For my card I used the Twinkle Twinkle Stamp Set and paired it with Life Emporium designer paper from Teresa Collins. I went with very soft tones as I colored the scene with Copic markers, leaving a lot of white space. For embellishment I used Peach Fizz Vintage Seam Binding and some pretty sequins (flowers and large pink ones from Teresa Collins).

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Here is a look at the full set:

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For more details on the challenge and links to more samples, head over to the SugarPea Designs Blog.