Monday, September 1, 2014

Mama Elephant & Me September Challenge

Happy Monday, my friends! It's a new month and that also means that there is a new challenge over at Mama Elephant & Me! Here is the new challenge.


Combine paper piecing on a thank you card and submit for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Here is what I came up with for the challenge.


It's been a while since I have done any paper piecing, so this one took me quite a while to finish. =)


I chose to work with the cute little monkey and the bundle of balloons from Up and Away set for my card. The patterned paper is from Pink Paislee's Pen Pal collection.


I cut up a watercolor background very similar to the one in this card and used a portion of it to anchor the image. Some random watercolor drops were added to the card front for a little interest. The sentiment is from the versatile Many Thanks set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge over at Mama Elephant & Me! There is no limit on how many entries you can submit, but you must use at least one Mama Elephant stamp to be eligible to win the prize. The winner will receive a stamp set of choice. You have until September 28th to enter for a chance to win! I can't wait to see what you come up with for this fun challenge! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: Mama Elephant
patterned paper: Pink Paislee
dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
coloring medium: (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) Zig
accent: (paper doily)
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Sunday, all! =) It's time for a new challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog!


It's another "Anything Goes" challenge this week! Create a project using only Paper Smooches stamps and dies for a chance to win! Here is what I came up with for this week's challenge.


I have to admit that this is the first time I ink up the fun Birthday Buddies set and I have had it in my stash for a few months now. Too many stamps, not enough time! =)


The fishes are stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink on watercolor paper, they are then colored with watercolor pencils and a paintbrush.


I gave each fish a little light blue shadow and also added a very light wash on the background, but it's hard to see from the picture. The sentiment is included in the Birthday Buddies set.

That's all I have for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this week's challenge by clicking on the links below.
You have until September 6th 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Aqua Mist) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: Paper Smoooches
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries, (Smokey Shadow) Papertrey Ink
color medium: (watercolor pencils) Faber-Castell
accents: (white sequins) Avery Elle
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Christmas Trees Doodle Frame

Happy weekend, my friends! =) I am here to share another card made with super cute stamps from Purple Onion Designs. POD's Anniversary Sale ends tomorrow, so don't forget to check out those fun stamps!


I got another holiday card done! This is such a fun image to play with and yes, with watercolor this time. I wasn't joking when I said that I am addicted to the no line watercolor look. =)


The stamp that I used is called Doodle Frame - Christmas Trees illustrated by Stephanie Ackerman. It's stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink, colored with watercolor pencils and paintbrushes then fuzzy cut out.


I chose to cut the whole image out this time (or you can give it a different look by only using the trees like this card that I made a while ago) and paired it with a sentiment from Merry Thoughts set.

That's all for now. Don't forget that all stamps are 25% off over at Purple Onion Designs until tomorrow! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
dye inks: (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo) Ranger Industries
color medium: (watercolor pencils) Faber-Castell
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 1/2"

Friday, August 29, 2014

Swing High

Hi ya, all! Here is a card that I made using a delightful image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


Another fabulous swing image from Mo! I remember loving the feeling of swinging as high as I could as a kid. =)


This image is called Swing High and she is printed on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size.


The patterned paper is from Simple Stories DIY Boutique 6x6 Paper Pad and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant's Up and Away set.

That's all for now. For more inspirations using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Mama Elephant
patterned paper: Simple Stories
dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
accents: (yellow, orange enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
sticker: (orange stripes Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
dress: YR18, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y18
shoes: YR18, YR07, YR04, YR02, BV29, BV25, BV23
socks: Y18, Y08, Y06
swing: E59, E57, E55, E37, E35, E33
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Freckles

Hello, my friends! =) Purple Onion Designs Anniversary Sale ends this weekend, don't forget to go and grab some of those fabulous stamps! Before you go, here is a card made using a super duper adorable stamp illustrated by Stacey Yacula.


Yes, more watercoloring! =)


Little Mr. Freckles is stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.


Just a simple color wash for the background. After stamping the sentiment from The Sweetest Day Sentiment Set, I decided to frame the image with a hand drawn frame. Hope you likey! =)

All stamps from Purple Onion Designs are 25% off until August 31st, 2014! Now go shopping! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
dye inks: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries, (Smokey Shadow) Papertrey Ink
color medium: (Kuretake Gansai Gambi watercolor) Zig
other: (black pen) Faber-Castell
card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Puppy Pals

Hello, every one! I am once again playing along with this week's sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch. Here is Sketch #89.


Here is my take on it.


I guess I'd call mine a "layered version" of the sketch. =)


The adorable puppy is from My Cute Stamp's Puppy Pals set. He is stamped using Antique Linen Distress Ink then colored with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. I am addicted to the no-line watercolor look!


The rainbow color panel behind the puppy is also created with watercolor. I just added a few pieces of patterned paper scraps from Studio Calico's Lemon Lush 6x6 paper pad to give it a more finished look. The sentiment dies are from Paper Smooches Kudos Words die set and they are coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles for a subtle shine.

That's all for now. Have a fabulous day, my friends! =)

Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamp: My Cute Stamps
patterned paper: Studio Calico
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
color medium: (watercolor) Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi
accents: (white sequins) Avery Elle, (Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
dies: (journaling card) Papertrey Ink, (sentiment) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 3/8"

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Draft Challenge

Happy Sunday, my friends! It's time for a new challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog!


There is a new Designer Draft for this week's challenge and here it is:

Here is my take on it.


Can you see the sketch in my card? =) I flipped the sketch 90 degrees counterclockwise and turned the rectangle and square into the trees and Mr. Bear respectively.


The trees, bird and butterfly are from Spring Groove set and Mr. Bear comes from the fun Happy Camper set. All but the butterfly were stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out. The butterfly was stamped directly on the card front.


To create the scene, I hand cut a curve from a piece of kraft cardstock to go with Mr. Bear and trees and the butterfly and sentiment (from Chit Chat set) were then stamped and colored. Some Diamond Stickles was then added to the butterfly for a little sparkle.

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge by clicking on the links below.


  • Alice ---- That's me! =)


  • Angeline


  • Erin


  • Jenny


  • Savannah


  • You have until August 30th 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please visit Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! =)

    Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Rustic White, white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: Paper Smooches
    coloring medium: (various markers) Copic
    dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    accent: (Diamond Stickles) Ranger Industries
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Purple Onion Designs Anniversary Sale!


    Purple Onion Designs is turning 11! To celebrate, ALL stamps are 25% off until Sunday, August 31st, 2014! It's time to stock up on those fabulous stamps! Here is a card that I made using a versatile image illustrated by Stephanie Ackerman.


    This delightful flower works for any occasion, don't you think? =)


    I stamped the Heart Flower with Antique Linen Distress Ink on watercolor paper and colored with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. I wanted the no-line coloring effect and that's why I used a light color to stamp the image.


    I wanted the image to be at the center of attention, so I kept the design rather simple. I added hand drawn lines to frame the image and my hand lettered sentiment topped with a few sequins to finish the card.

    That's all for now. Don't forget to check out the sale over at Purple Onion Designs! =)

    Have fun shopping and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
    rubber stamp: Purple Onion Designs
    dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
    color medium: (watercolor) Kuretake
    accent: (red sequins) Avery Elle
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop

    Hi and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! If you arrived from Heidy's Blog you are on the right track. If not, this month's blog hop starts from Heidy's Blog! Here is what I made for the hop.


    This month's host is Heidy and she challenged the team to use TWO images on our projects. This was a bit of a challenge for me, luckily I found out that I have the Life is Like a Balloon image set. =)


    Both Bella and Bronte are included in the Life is Like a Balloon set. They are two independent images that you can use on their own or combine them like I did here. The duo are printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then Colored with Copic markers. The piece is then trimmed to size, I hand drawn the cloud/scallop edge on top and cut them out with scissors. The balloons were then covered with a thick layer of Glossy Accents and the sentiment die cuts were coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.


    The patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn's delightful Hello Sunshine 6x6 Petite Paper Pack. The "happy" die is from PTI's Tipped Tops die set and the "day" is from Simon Says Stamp's Oh Happy Day die.

    That's all from me. It's time to send you to Vili's Blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way, TWO lucky commenters will each receive a $5 gift certificate to use in Mo's Digital Pencil! Have fun hopping and Good luck! =)

    Thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
    digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
    patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
    accents: (yellow enamel dot) My Mind's Eye, (Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
    stickers: (muti color patterned, red Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
    dies: (Tipped Tops) Papertrey Ink, (Oh Happy Day) Simon Says Stamp
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
    hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
    overalls: B39, B37, B34, B32
    t-shirt: Y18, Y08
    Bronte: C9, C7, C5, R24
    collar: Y18, Y08, R24
    balloons: Y18, Y08, Y06, Y11, R37, R35, R14, R22, BG34, BG32, BG11, BG10, YR09, YR07, YR68, YR65
    ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
    card size: 6" x 4 7/8"

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Big Top

    Hi ya, all! I thought that I'd squeeze in an entry for this week's sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch.


    I also tired the watercolor background technique that Dawn shared in this post. I didn't go with the bokeh look and I also don't know if I did everything right. But I like the watercolor look and those colors are so yummy together! =) This is also for the "Everything Goes August Monthly Challenge over at Inspiration Journal. Here is a look of Sketch #88.


    I pretty much stuck to it this time. =)


    The image is from Tim Holtz's Big Top set that comes with matching dies from Sizzix. I inked it up with Coffee archival ink and colored it with Koi watercolor. The stars are stamped with watercolor as well.


    The sentiment is made from my good old trusty label maker with a couple of tiny attachers to anchor them.

    That's all I have for now. Don't forget to submit your projects to the Everything Goes challenge for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in the Inspiration Emporium Store. You can also use discount code wonderland at check out when you shop in the Inspiration Emporium Store to receive 10% off your entire order! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
    rubber stamps: Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix
    archival ink: (Coffee) Ranger Industries
    color medium: (Koi watercolor) Sakura
    accents: (tiny attacher) Tim Holtz Alterations
    sticker: (label maker)
    dies: Sizzix
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 7/8" x 5 3/8"

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Blast

    Happy Weekend, every one! Here is a card that I made using a fun image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


    A watercolor gun fight will never get old on a hot summer day, no? =) She is definitely equipped to project herself!


    This image is called Blast G (I am guessing G stands for girl since there is also a boy version of this image and you can see it here). She is printed on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size.


    The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's For the Record set. You know I'd never pass up a chance to use some of my beloved Japanese washi tape, right? =)

    That's all for now. For more inspirations using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog! =)

    Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
    digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
    clear stamp: (sentiment) Simon Says Stamp
    patterned paper: Bo Bunny
    dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    accents: (yellow, pink, green enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
    stickers: (multi color stripes Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
    hair: E79, E77, E74, E71
    bathing suit, flip flops, goggles: RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52, Y18, Y08, C1, C00, 0
    water gun: Y18, Y08, Y06, Y11, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG21, RV66, RV55, RV63
    ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
    card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

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