Friday, April 24, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 4 - sketch challenge

         Here is the sketch for challenge four at Sparkle and Shine's Challenge blog:                        

I really like working from sketches, and this is a very nice one.  Here is my interpretation:

I used a Flourishes stamp colored with copics, Authentique papers, Simon Says Stamp! Stitched Rectangles dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 (the zigzag border on the striped paper), and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  The stitched rectangle pieces are popped up using fun foam to give it some dimension.  The sentiment was in my stash.  I colored it with distress markers and painted it with glossy accents before adhering. 
I had fun putting this card together - thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CHNC Challenge 224 - add some texture

This week at CHNC, we are challenged to use some texture on our Christmas card.  I recently received my prize from a few of weeks ago (CHNC challenge 220) and couldn't wait to start using it.  I won an Ooh La La Creations CD ROM of my choice, which was Yuletide Wishes.  There are so many wonderful things on this CD!!  This is my first Ooh La La Creations item and I am loving it!  Here's what I created:

The topper is from the CD, and is a stacked decoupage image.  It was so easy to use, and I really like the way it looks.  I'll be sending this through the mail, so I didn't use foam tape between each of the 6 layers but instead alternated layers.  You can get an idea from the bottom picture.  It still has quite a bit of dimension, which I like.  For texture, I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder on gold shimmer paper and stickles on the large star dotting the "i" in Believe.  Just a touch of organza ribbon finished off the 5 x 7 inch card.  
Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to check out Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge (CHNC) and Ooh La La Creations.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 3


Sparkle & Shine Challenge Three: Photo Inspiration Sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh


For this challenge from Sparkle & Shine, I was inspired by the tulips (my favorite flower) as well as the overall composition.  When I saw the jelly beans in the jar, I just knew I had to do a shaker card using Pretty Pink Posh's sequins.

Items used:  Authentique 6x6 collection:  Lively
                     Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society Stamp:  Tulips
                     Tim Holtz:  Distress Markers
                     Simon Says Stamp:  Stitched Rectangles die, Frames die
                     Pretty Pink Posh:  Stitched Duo 3, springtime mix (minus the aqua),                                                           moss green and sparkling clear sequins
                     Spellbinders for Flourishes:  Classic Tags Template die
                     Flourishes:  Tiny Flowers and Tags clear stamps
                     Jilli Bean Soup:  Twine

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pretty in Pink

This is a mini page I made for Paper Issues' online crop last week-end.  I am just now getting a chance to post it on my blog.  I used a free PI sketch (that was one of the crop challenges) and decided to do a page of my new granddaughter, Kaolin.  This picture was taken last month, when she turned 4 months old.  I think I'll do a mini album just of her, one page for each month until she's 6 months old then every 3 months until she is 1 year old.
Since this first page is all pink, I may focus on a different color for each page.  

The background paper and "Always smiling" tag are from Prima's All About Me collection, and the circles were made with modeling paste and UmWowStudio's circle mask on some scrap pink cardstock.  Glitter letters were from my stash as was the flower embellie.