Tuesday, May 5, 2015

OLCCC #9 - Angels

 
The One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #9 is anything goes Christmas with an optional twist of using an Angel on your card.
 
For my card, I used an image and sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Joy to the World stamp set.  I stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and colored the image using Copic Markers.  I used versamark ink to stamp the star image behind the sentiment and used pearlescent chalk to give a bit of yellow shading over the versamark image.   A Stampin Up border embossing folder was used to create the edge and then fussy cut.
 
We hope that you'll share your one layer Christmas cards with the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #9.  You can find the challenge and additional information HERE.
 
 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gruffies & Guests Challenge - Use Your Dies!

 
The May challenge at Gruffies and Guests is to use your dies!  The G&G challenges are always anything goes as long as you use a Gruffies, House Mouse, or Happy Hoppers image on your creation.
 
For my card, I used a large lacy grand caliber die and spellbinders circle dies along with a die cut sentiment from Sampin' Up.  The image is House Mouse Mudpie Munch 02.  I colored the image using Copic markers.
 
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We hope you'll share your House Mouse, Gruffies, or Happy Hoppers projects with us at the Gruffies & Guests Challenge. You can find the challenge HERE.

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Ric Rac!

 
We are creating ric-rac over at MFP Stamp Shop Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge this week.
 
For my card, I used designer paper for the background and used the sentiment from the MFP Stamp Shop Medallion stamp set, stamping it at the bottom of the designer paper.  The ric-rac was created using the tutorial that you'll find a link to on the challenge page.
 
We hope you'll share your ric-rac cards using the tutorial.  You can find the challenge and tutorial HERE.

Friday, May 1, 2015

MFP April Blog Hop - Small Flowers - Day 4

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
April Blog Hop

 
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28
Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29
Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30
Big Trees

Featured May 1
Small Flowers
 
 
This is my Small Flowers card.
 
I kept my card CAS.  I stamped each stamp randomly on white card base and colored them using Hero Arts Shadow inks and blender pen.  The sentiment is from the MFP Stamp Shop recently released Gardenia stamp set.
 
Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Be sure to check the MFP Stamp Shop blog tomorrow to see if you're a winner!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Altered Eclectics May Challenge

 
The Altered Eclectics challenges are always anything goes as long as it's altered art, mixed media, repurposed, upcycled, recycled art; no ATCs, no cards.
 
This is my try at mixed media.  I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi  watercolor paints to color my canvas to create a scene.  The sky was created after painting the blue ink I dabbed it using a wad of waxed paper to remove some of the ink to create clouds.  After painting the canvas and letting it dry, I stamped it using various images with memento black ink.
 
We hope you will share your altered art with us at Altered Eclectics.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Eclectic Ellapu May Challenge - Tussie Mussie!

 
This is my tussie mussie!  My first ever tussie mussie!  I've been wanting to create one for quite a while and watched many video tutorials and thought to myself, making a tussie mussie looks pretty easy!  So, when it became my turn to issue the May challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu, you guessed it, I chose Tussie Mussie as the challenge. 
 
Now, I find out that for me, creating a tussie mussie wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.  I recall back to my childhood in elementary school we made May baskets in the shape of a cone and that was fun 'cause we got to take our May basket home to mom as a Mother's Day gift.
 
Fast forward to today.  My Tussie Mussie does not look at all like the Tussie Mussie I envisioned!  But, it's my challenge after-all so this is my tussie mussie!!  I did create a cone out of designer paper and then covered it using different textures and widths of lace.  I created a pink lace "flower" and adhered it close to the base of the cone and added a butterfly above the flower.  Still needed something so I cut a square of lace and stuffed it inside the cone and then a length of MayArts leaves ribbon and a pearl on the end.  I tucked the ribbon under the flower so that it looks as if it is a dangle coming from inside the cone.  I added a ribbon handle and called it done!  If I had some chocolate I would stuff the cone full of chocolate and then eat it (the chocolate, not the tussie mussie!!)  That's something to think about as Mother's Day approaches!
 
We hope that you will join in and create a Tussie Mussie for the May Eclectic Ellapu Challenge.
 
You can find the challenge HERE

MFP Blog Hop - Big Trees - Day 3

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
April Blog Hop

 
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28
Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29
Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30
Big Trees

Featured May 1
Small Flowers
 
This is my Big Trees card.

I used the acrylic block stamping technique by first inking the block using Hero Arts Shadow Inks in blue, yellow, and green, then spritzed it with water and stamped it onto watercolor paper.  Once dry, I stamped the trees.  The sentiment is from the recently released MFP Pirates stamp set.
 
Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!