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October 30, 2014

It's Magic! Hidden Elements

The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is to incorporate a hidden element on your card.  This is always so much fun to do!  There are so many different ways to incorporate this challenge into a project.  I hope you will enjoy what I have created for you.


I used the new image Ghoulie Girl Cupcake as the main image for my card.  I bet you are thinking, "but you didn't even color it!!"  Nope...but we will get to the reason why.  I also used Trick or Treat Bag and Bottle of Poison as embellishments.  Quilted Boo is a the top on the tab.  Wait...why is there a tab?! A tab usually means pulling!  So let's get to pulling that tab!


Oh my gosh!  What is happening?!  Let's keep pulling that tab!!




And there she is in all of her Copic colored glory! =)

I thought you might want a little video show and tell as well!

video


The magic of this card is in the construction.  I can't take the credit though.  I had seen one years ago at a convention.  I forgot until this challenge, so I had to find instructions.  Card Making Magic had a great tutorial for making one.  You have to convert from metric measurements if you don't use them, but it wasn't hard.  You use a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock and divide it into thirds (4" each).  A little trimming and gluing and you are done!

I hope you will join us this week with your own hidden elements!

Card measures 5" x 6"
Melted pony bead enamel dots
Paper Studio paper rose sprayed with Copic ABS
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch
Ribbon from my stash




October 16, 2014

It's Sketch Time!

Oh my poor neglected blog!  It is a direct result of my poor neglected craft space!  It has been a crazy time at my house and with the holidays coming, I am happy to have a bit of a break before the next round of mayhem!  We have a sketch for you this week at Meljen's Designs created by our teamie Amy.  It is great for Halloween cards because it has lots of lovely layers to showcase all of your favorite papers you only get to pull out for a short time each year!


When I saw Fuzzy Monster Cupcake in the new release images, I fell in love!  I knew he would be one of the first images I colored up and here he is!


Unusual for me, I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  I had a completely different look in mind, but you know how those things go!  The card took on a life of its own and dictated the end result.  I am sure I will find a use for all of the other bits that I cut first.

Card measures 5" x 5"
Ribbon from my stash



September 1, 2014

Zap Pow Has a New Release

Such exciting news!  Zap Pow Designs has a new digital stamp release and I was asked to be a designer for them!  I got to make a few cards with some of the new images from the release.  Their designs are so quirky and cute!  I love them!  Check out their shop for a bunch of other quirky and cute designs.


This little guy is so sweet!  He is Birthday Bot.  I used actual binary code to create the sentiment!  So nerdy and fun!



This is Happy Happy Happy Birthday.  I always love the topsy turvy kind of cakes and this one fits the bill!


Last but not least is Espressoly Yours.  I love coffee and coffee images.  So of course I loved this one!

Pop on over and check out their shop.  I know you will find something that fits your quirky side too. =)



August 20, 2014

Krafty Guest Challenge

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is having another Krafty Guest challenge and I am going to throw my hat in the ring! I just got a couple of new goodies from Kraftin' Kimmie, so I was very excited to get a chance to play with them.


I used a Rochelle Anne Miller set called I {heart} You.  This little bunny is so adorable!  It is colored with Copics and it comes with the sentiment I used on the card.

I am also going to enter this card in the Saturday Challenge because it is Anything Goes!  Come join the fun!

The shop has so many wonderful characters and adorable animals.  Go check it out and find your next shipment of happy mail!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
eyelet hearts, pearls, and buttons from my stash

August 14, 2014

Mini Fairy and a Mini Blog Hop

Christy, the artist behind the wonderful images at Tiddly Inks, had a great idea.  In the Tiddly Inks Group on Facebook is the chance to participate in a mini blog hop.  Each picture in the album has the artist's blog in the comments.  Hop around and see the great inspiration!  One of the mini hop participants will win the new fairy release at Tiddly Inks.  I decided to join in on the fun even though I don't have all of my favorite things to work with.  You can play along until August 23rd, so pop in and join us.


I used Dandylion Pixie.  When I saw this stamp, I totally fell in love with her!  I hope she counts as a fairy...she has wings!!  Because of the size of the stamp overall, she ended up being very small.  She is around  1.75 inches.  Coloring with Copics was tricky, but I love how she turned out!  I had to use a spray fixitive because my printer here bleeds.  It added some texture that took some getting used to as well.  The best part of crafting away from my primary crafty space is that I can't just reach for all of my favorites.  I am using supplies that I tend to overlook.  It has been a chance to step outside of my crafty comfort zone.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
American Crafts ribbon
Stampin' Up! Sweet & Simple stamp set
Jolee's Boutique flowers
butterfly button from my stash (could be Jesse James/Dress It Up)




Splat!

The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is simply...Splat!  The idea is to use ink, paint, or ink mist on your project.  I was not expecting to make a project for this challenge so I really had to do some searching.  I am still away from my crafty space which is where all of my mists are!  I tried making some marbled paper using the shaving cream technique, but the colors were just not combining in a way that I liked!  I finally found something I could use.  I had a piece of glossy cardstock that I had applied ink to using a rubber brayer!  Whew!


I used the image Unicorn's Rest and colored it with Copics.  You can see the glossy panel behind the stamp.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Recollections decorative border
American Traditions L'il Charms
American Crafts ribbon




August 12, 2014

Rocket Boy

The current challenge at Tiddly Inks is Let's Hear It for the Boys.  I usually struggle to come up with an idea when making cards for boys, but I found an adorable image at Tiddly Inks and I had the perfect paper to go with him! 


The image is Rocket Boy.  I saw him and just had to have him!  He is currently on sale on the Tiddly Inks website.

I am away from my primary crafty space.  I have some supplies here and I brought the paper and cardstock for this card with me.  I don't have any of my dies or embossing folders though.  I had to improvise a little on cutting out the image.  I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out over all.  Maybe I should try crafting like this more often!  

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
ribbon and snaps from my stash