Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OLCCC #10 - Stars

It's time for another One Layer Christmas Card Challenge!  The OLCC challenges are always anything Christmas goes with an optional twist.  The new challenge twist is to use stars on your card.
For my one layer card, I first used distress inks to sponge the background and then stamped the Nativity image using Hero Arts Black Dye ink.
We hope you'll share your one layer Christmas cards with us.  When you use the optional twist you'll be entered in the monthly prize drawing.
You can find the challenge HERE.

Monday, May 18, 2015

More Than One Fold - Inky Impressions Challenge

I'm at the tail-end of this week's Inky Impressions Challenge to create a card with more than one fold!  The challenge ends tomorrow.
For my card, I created a Z-fold and used the Inky Impressions digi stamp Lili with Berries.  I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  Patterned papers are from my stash, a scrap of ribbon for the bow and added a ladybug to the ribbon and the side ribbon added a cherry brad.

CAS Black and White You Rock!

I really enjoy creating CAS (clean and simple) cards and love the crispness of black on white!
For my card, I used images from the Inkadinkado Rock Star stamp set!  I've had this set for several years and this is the first time it's been inked!  I used Hero Arts Hero Hues Black Dye Ink to stamp the images onto Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock.
I'm entering my card in the CAS.Ology Music Cue Card challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - A Background of Inchies

This week's challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to create an inchie background.
For my card I used scraps of designer paper for the inchies (great way to use up those scraps!).  The image I used is from the MFP Stamp Shop set Tweet Blessings.
We hope you'll create a background of inchies and share you card with us at SpeedyFox & Friends.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - It's Spring! Use at least 5 flowers

This month's Sparkles Challenge was chosen by Nick to use at least 5 flowers on a spring project.
For my card I used Ranunculus Field stamp by Stampendous and colors I seldom use, shades of orange.  I used Hero Arts Ombre ink and a sponge dauber to color the flowers and the leaves using Copic markers.  The butterfly is double punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  The top butterfly was sponged using the Ombre ink.  The sentiment is a Stampabilities stamp and die cut using banner dies.  The layering panels of my card are cut from some cardstock and patterned paper bundles I found at Tuesday Morning.
The challenge sponsors are:
Bugaboo Stamps 7 Digi stamps
We hope you'll share your spring and floral project with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.  When you share your creations with the Sparkles Monthly Challenge you'll be entered to win one of the prize's from the sponsors.
You can find the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Celebrate Mom!

Design Team member Lisa presented the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters to Celebrate Mom, and include a flower or flowers on your creation!
For my project, I created a notepad holder and embellished it using some paper flowers from my stash.  The cardstock and designer paper are from my stash as well as the ribbon and embellishments.
We hope you'll share your Celebrate Mom project (and include a flower!) with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.
I'm entering my notepad project in:
House That Stamps Built -  Anything But A Card
Freshly Brewed Designs - Use Ribbon or Twine
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Humor!

Prepare to get your giggle on and participate in Ruby's Rainbow Challenge and share your Humor!
For my card, I used the MFP Kiss Me stamp set!  The background was created using wet watercolor paper and Brushos pigment crystals.  After adding the color I used my heat gun to dry the panel and then stamped it using Memento black ink and coloring the image using Copic markers.  The sentiments were stamped on scraps of the watercolor paper and die cut using Stampin' Up Word Bubbles dies.
We hope you'll add some humor to your projects and share them with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.