I swear I am heading up to bed in just a moment, but I wanted to take a second and share a little of the fun I had today. I got a bit of time and was able to drop out a couple of cards. (Of course, I then got distracted by the choreography work I am doing and lost all tract of time.)
My bed is now call me, but before I reach that spot, I want to show some of the fruits of my labor.
So without further ado…
Up first is a pin board challenge over at Ellen Hutson Pin Board Challenge. I am very much loving how diverse this pin board is. I was extremely pulled in by the hints of blue and all those beautiful snow.
However, I did not have any snowlike stamps to use for this challenge. So I pulled out Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms stamp pack and pulled out one tiny flower. I stamped the image over and over in four shades of Memento blue ink. I did however lay a mask down on the paper so that I could I could lay a type of white bank of paper. I pulled out a sentiment from the same stamp pack and stamped it out in Gold Brilliance ink. Then I pulled the three tiny dots and stamped those out in gold too. I trimmed up the card stock and backed it with a bit of black card stock. Finally I added everything to an A2 card. Yes, this one is simple, but I love that white space dipping inside the middle.
The girls over at Just Us Girls this week have a theme photo for their challenge. The photo has the most amazing ladybug rest on a bit of a daisy. The hope of spring is everywhere right now.
I pulled out a Stampendous daisy stamp pack and thought I would have to go searching for a ladybug, but alas there was not only one, but two little ladybugs existing within the stamp pack. Who knew? I had seriously never noticed it before. So I stamped out the ladybugs and masked them and then added the daisy. I went ahead and added a tiny little butterfly and then pulled out my Prismacolor color pencils. I colored in the images, and added a bit of Gamsol to soften my lines. I trimmed the paper up and added some printed paper under the whole card to add a bit more interest to the paper. Finally I added a few wood dew drops and called it a day on this one.
The design team this week over at The Paper Players have a really fun sketch happening. I didn’t like the diamond shapes however, and went a little outside the box.
So, using a Recollections stamp pack I stamped out a unicorn and three rainbows. I colored the whole image in using my copics, make the rainbow decrease in brightness with each shape.
I tried to keep things simple, using only red ink to stamp out the sentiment and the inks. I trimmed the card up and added it to a red A2 card frame.
This week the sleuths of design over at Can You Case it have given us a really pretty color challenge. The designs this week needed to showcase blue, purple, silver and white.
I pulled out a stamp from La La Land and stamped out the beautiful little girl. I colored her in using my Spectrum Noir markers (yes, I have gone back to my first alcohol marker just for fun). I pulled out my Spectrum Noir sparkled markers and added some silver to the gals hair. I trimmed the paper up and added some silver glitter paper behind the whole thing to really set off the silver I tried to color out in the kimono. This is probably not how most people would use these colors, but for me, this is a perfect combination of the colors.
This week over at Less Is More we have been given a recipe challenge. The recipe this week asks us to use at least one balloon.
I pulled out an Essentials by Ellen stamp set and stamped out the little birdie holding a couple of balloons onto some watercolor paper. I love how this stamp set has strings that create a sentiment. I pulled out my inktense pencils and colored in the image, trying to keep the coloring simple. I really like this little guys shadow. I trimmed off some of the card stock and added some metallic shinny paper. Yes, he is simple, but I think this is a great b-day card for a man.
Finally we have a theme challenge from the crew over at Art Impressions. This time they are looking for a creation that showcases valentines, easter or spring.
I wen with a Valentine’s theme using a little Art Impression cupid. I colored the little guy in using my copic markers, trying to keep everything really simple and clean.
I trimmed the paper up and backed it with some black card stock. Then I added that to a red A2 card. Finally I pulled a couple of different sized red crystals and glued them down. I like how this is sort of Valentine’s without being ridiculously girly.
Okay, that’s it…I’m off to sleep. Till next time have fun creating.