Monday, September 1, 2014

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #4 - Color Challenge

It's time for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #4 and it's a color challenge. Our designer Lynn Adams found this awesome photo that is so inspirational. Feel free to use as many or few colors in the picture as you like. We had such a huge response with so many amazing entries last month, I just can't wait to see what you all come up with this month. Remember, you can make anything, just mention how you were inspired by these colors.



Our sponsor this month is Ellen Hutson, LLC, one of my favorite places to shop online for crafty items. They are offering a $25 gift certificate to our lucky random winner. So everyone who plays has the same chance of winning this great prize.

For my card, I used a fun stamp called Sweet Dahlia by Penny Black that I purchased from Ellen Hutson here. I've been trying to practice more with my Copics so this card was a perfect place to try out some shading. I stamped it several times and practiced coloring it different ways until I finally settled on the way I liked it best. Of course I was inspired by the Dahlia and the beautiful bright colors in the photo. Here is the stamp.


To make this card I started with a 5x5 PTI kraft card stock base. Then I added a layer of DCWV colored cardboard in blue and a layer of DCWV colored burlap in green and I inked the edges of the card with a green chalk ink edger. I framed the card with small kraft colored brads from Stampin' Up and twine from PTI. I stamped the image with Black Ranger Archival ink and colored it in with Copic Markers and inked the edges with yellow ink.  I really like how this turned out and it was super fun to make. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with us this month!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #40

Welcome to this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week we have everyone's favorite - Anything Goes! So pull out your Christmas stamps, paper and embellishments and make any kind of card you like. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week!

For my card, I wanted to use my new Penny Black Stamp Set called Winter Wonderland. I colored the cute little scene with Copics and added some sequins for ornaments on the tree and some Yello Stickles on the moon. The background paper is some old Dyan Reaveley pre-Dylusions paper that I picked up when I visited her store in North Yorkshire last summer. I was so happy to finally use it. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #39

Welcome to this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week we have an inspiration photo to help you get inspired to make another Christmas Card. I was inspired by the presents and the shiny colors. So, I made presents out of glitter papers. I used the Tim Holtz Packages Die to make the presents. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the inspiration photo.


Here's my card.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #38

Welcome to this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. This week the challenge is to use embossing dry or heat embossing. I heat embossed this snowman and sentiment from Denami Designs on Not Quite Navy paper from Stampin' Up.  Then I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for some fun "snow" accents. The background snowflake paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I can't wait to see what embossed creations everyone makes this week! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Moxie Fab World Clicking Cameras Challenge

I made this card for the Moxie Fab World Clicking Cameras Challenge. I used colored wood cameras by Recollections that I bought on sale at Michaels last week. I love the colors and how graphic they are. The wooden letters are from Studio Calico. The papers are from Papertrey Ink, the green is Limeade. This is one of my favorite types of cards to make - colorful CAS. This was a very fun challenge for me. Thanks for stopping by!


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