Wednesday, November 22, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks #378 Outdoor Winter Activity

Welcome back to the 4 Crafty Chicks #378 Outdoor Winter Activity Challenge!  This was sorta an easy pick for me having been an ice skater for much of my life!  Ironically enough, the only ice skate I had in my collection was on a Cricut Cartridge!  I started with a piece of glossy paper and blotted Ranger Inks (blue and silver) all over the paper.  It really does shimmer in the light!  I added a few branch punches and the Penny Black 'Winter Wishes' die cut to finish this card off!
Thank you for visiting us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!  I only have one more week as their guest designer... and then I get to return to entering the challenges!

Happy Crafting!

Creative Knockouts Challenge #221 Thankful Thoughts

I have to giggle.... 'Eat Mor Chikin' is the catch phrase for Chik Fil A... and I did a lot of research on trademark infringement!  Since I'm not profiting from this card and sending it to my fiancĂ© for Thanksgiving - I should be legally safe!  I embossed the ink drops with gold embossing powder and then added distress inks and water all over the background to create all the fall colors.  I printed the words and then used my Minc to add purple deco foil to it.  The turkey is colored in with Spectrum  Noir Markers and Sparkle Markers.  I did use the Lawn Fawn Stitched border when I cut out the sentiment and finished by adding some glitter gemstones.
This turkey is thankful for people to eat more chicken!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239

Let is Snow!  Well.... I wish it would snow in Georgia!  I'll just remember with great fondness living in New England!  :)

I tried really hard to keep this card 'standing' up - but once I got all the snowflakes on it, I just had to spin it!  I made the snowflakes using glossy paper and blue and silver alcohol inks.  They sure do shimmer in person!  I'm such a fan of the color blue at Christmas!

Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks #377 Recipe

Welcome to the 4 Crafty Chicks Recipe Challenge!  This is my third week guest designing with this super fun group!  For this challenge you'll use the following:
1 Bow
2 Colors
3 Snowflakes

This was the creation I came up with!  The background was created with Distress Oxide Inks.  Then I used the Lawn Fawn snow stamp with white ink.  The snowflakes are from the new My Favorite Things monthly kit.  They are beautiful and provide for a lot of variation, techniques, and creations!  The stamp is an old but goody!  I just love 'Flakes make the best Friends' by Impression Obsession that I embossed with Ranger's White Embossing Powder.

Thanks for joining us this week!

If you give a crafter a cookie - Challenge #82

Welcome to Challenge #82 sponsored by Cute as a Button and Sasayaki Glitter! This is my first time designing for the 'If you Give a Crafter a Cookie' blog and I couldn't be more excited! I am a definite cookie girl.... it's really the way to my heart! I was so excited to be able to use this image from Sasayaki Glitter. This little guy is so adorable and I had the image stashed for a while!  So the inspiration from the cookie image below was a perfect match for this image!   

I used a technique recently shared by Kelly Tribout Latevola for Newton's Nook.  I just loved how masking the image allowed me to create a background so that the tea cup wasn't floating on the page. I printed the image on my laser jet printer and again on the masking paper. I fussy cut the image out and placed it over the tea cup mouse on my card stock. I then used my distress inks to create a background. Using the same sage ink, I also stamped a similar flower to create the appearance of wall paper. I think I've had this stamp since I was a child! LOL

I added two black lines to attempt at creating a table/edge. I colored in the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and Sparkle Markers. This tea cup mouse is too adorable!

Thank you for joining us this week at 'If you Give a Crafter a Cookie'!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Newton's Nook - Inky Paws Challenge #59

'Tis the Season to be Jolly..... Fa la la la la la la la la!

I just love this little Newton... and this image is definitely what one of my cats would do with a real Christmas Tree in the house!  I used the Sunny Studio evergreen branch with three Stampin Up Inks and colored the branch in with a brown Spectrum Noir marker.
Then I used Versamark Ink and embossed the Lawn Fawn snow stamp with sparkle embossing powder all over the background.  I colored Newton with my Spectrum Noir markers and Sparkle markers.  The card was finished off with the Lawn Fawn Fa La La La die cut.
This card was created for the Inky Paws Challenge held by Newton's Nook.  Challenge #59 was to use four specific colors:  Holly red, Pinecone brown, Fir green, and Black.

Crafty SuppliesCrafty Places to Buy them
Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder

Lawn Fawn Fa la la la Die Cut

Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrops

Newton's Nook Deck the Paws

Spectrum Noir Markers

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers
Stampin' Up Ink

Sunny Studio Stamps Holiday Style

Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #376 Give Thanks

I am in love with this cling stamp from The Ton Stamps!  Welcome back to 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #376 Give Thanks.  This is my 2nd week guest designing for this wonderful team!
I stamped the cherry blossom stamp on black paper with VersaMark ink and embossed in gold.  Then I used Gansai Tambi watercolors - the pearlescent colors and colored in each flower.  It's amazing this card looks blue when it's really white with pink and green flowers.  The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps Co.  Thank you again for stopping by!  I hope you'll join us this week!