Sunday, 14 September 2014

Autumn Attitude-DT Card For The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello my darlings! 
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is Autumn/Fall.
Just a little note...we had our first snow fall on the 8th.
Feeling very "Fallish" already in my part of Canada and I miss Summer already!
Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter.
 I love these detailed gorgeous digis and the best part of purchasing from The Paper Shelter is the "digi packages", which always include, in addition to the black lines for coloring, a pre colored version.
 The colored digis are not sold separately. All are available and included in the product. So you will receive more, but without extra charge!
Often there is also bonus digi papers which also come along with your digi.
For this card I decided to take advantage of the colored bonus digi version of Autumn Attitude and printed multiple images so I could do some paper tole.
I had originally colored up the black outline image but when I went to color the background I messed up the background with my water paints and there was no way to salvage it as some of the outlines had bled and looked blurry.
No problem...bonus pre colored image to the rescue!
That's a seriously awesome bonus and a true time saver!
The paper is from a Bo Bunny Paper pack, Autumn Song Collection
I used a yoyo die cut, and the Happy Birthday sentiment, is from a Kraftin Kimmie Trinkets.
Other embellishments I used were, punched out maple leaves adorned with glass beads and glitter. 
Miniature assorted paper flowers, wicker heart, pins, Feathers, Burlap, Dew drops, Recollection Bling, Prima silk leaves, and a little bit of Nature.
I have no idea what those little acorn caps are called but they came from some trees in Florida. I found them when we went to Disney World in Florida 5 years ago. 
They had fallen along my path I was walking from the parking lot into the park.
 I stopped for a few minutes and collected a pocketful to use "one day" in my crafts.
Be sure to join us for this challenge and you could win a $20 gift certificate from The Paper Shelter.
Psst!...The PS also have a DT call going on right now on the blog and they could be looking for you!

I'll leave you with another pic of my pup Isabella. She just had her first grooming appointment a couple of days ago and she no longer smells like
 camp fire. 
Have you heard of Itty Bitty's yet?
I bought Izzy her first one.

Izzy with her Itty Bittys...Glinda the Good Witch

Be unique! Hugs!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bad Hare Day-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Only two ways to add the grommet ribbon and I staple it on upside down! Of course!

Paper:Afternoon Muse by Glitz
Barbwire stamp from a CTMH set

Embellishments by Prima Junkyard Findings and TH. The spark plug reads, "Be Happy"
Hello my darlings! Thanks for stopping in today!
I'm trying to be quick like a bunny with today's post because I'm getting ready for another weekend of glamping.
When we were at the lake last weekend we sure enjoyed the nights around the fire. You could really feel that things have started to cool off but we should still get a few more enjoyable weekends.
This is the last long weekend of the Summer, and the kids/grandkids are planning to join us for a sleep-over in the glamper.
I'm planning for a ton of fun! 

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Meljen Designs.
 The image I've chosen to work with is Bad Hare Day!
How fun right!
Our new theme for this challenge is One For The Boys.
Create a masculine project, something for a guy of any age.
Then be sure to link up with us at TCCB for the chance to win 4 digis of your choice.

My bestie took me out for dinner last night and gave me a belated birthday present.
Part of my the gift was this set of Sennelier Water Colors!!
I had been looking for these for months! My bestie found them for me!
 I was soooo excited to get this fabulous set of paints and I of course had to try them out right away so I used them to paint the background of my Bad Hare image.
Love, Love, Love, these paints for doing backgrounds so you'll probably be seeing a lot more of that kind of background coloring/painting from me.
I can't wait to try them out on actual water color paper.
That's it for me, I'm out of here.
Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!
Isabella with a dandelion stem in her mouth making her look like the Cheshire Cat

B-Unique! Hugs!

Fur: BV000,BV00,BV20,W1,W3,W5,W7, 
Red: R22,R24,R29,R39
Glasses:C3,C5,C7,110, FBG2,B0000
Silver:Adirondak alcohol ink 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Dilly Beans-Elly Framed-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge up at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Dilly Beans Stamps.

 Dilly Beans Digi Stamps

I've chosen to work with this wonderful image from Dilly Beans called,

Our challenge theme is B-Unique.
Use three items starting with the letter B(bling, brads, bows, blooms, blossoms, buttons, etc). Get creative.
I would have loved to have been more creative with this card but I didn't realize until I had finished it that the challenge was for 3 B's not 1. Thankfully I had added Bling! I managed to squeak by with Blue(her lovely blue hair) and Big of course. I love her Big Blue eyes.
That's what I love about ART...everyone will have a different interpretation of what it means.
Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Those are my 3 B's, Bling, Blue, Big!
The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle-Fern & Forest
The sentiment on the  pre stamped paper reads, 
Laughter is timeless,
Imagination has no age,
Dreams are forever.
I added diamond glaze over her eyes, and over the words, Laughter-Imagination-Dreams.
This is probably the least embellished card I've made but with those beautiful big eyes it didn't need anything else.
Be sure to link up with us at TCCB and you'll have the chance to win some fabulous digis!

B-Unique! Hugs!
Hmmm, I just may have found my tag line(that above)

Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21,BG49,BG78,100
Eyes: BG000,BG10,BG13,BG49
Flowers: YR04,YR23,FY1
Leaves: YG23,YG25,YG67
Flowers: RV66,R56,R59
Flowers: V015,V09,V17

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Let's Party! Delicious Doodles-Horrorscope-Cancer

 I'm having a somewhat relaxing Sunday and found time to share another card I made using an awesome image from Delicious Doodles called Horrorscope Cancer.
How brilliant is that play on words!
I love working with Teri's images. Her digis have such outstanding shading already added to them that they make everyone's coloring look extra fabulous!
This is the card I made for one of my son in law, Darryl's birthday last September.
 Yayyy that I finally got around to blogging it!
His birthday is in late September and the appropriate zodiac sign would of course be 
 Horrorscope Libra but I'm a Cancer and I absolutely love this creature!! I love creatures!!

I added some fun metal embellishments from Tim Holtz, and some Prima Junkyard's faucet wheels.
The paper as well as the film strip are also from a Tim Holtz.
The Happy Birthday and Let's Party sentiment are from SU sets.
Here's the colors I used:
Just about all of the fluorescent colors which I love!
Creature: Y11,RV34,R85,R20,RV25,FBG2,FYG2,FRV1,FYR1,
Background shadow: C00,C0,C3,0

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenges Anything goes/fav colors

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!
This is Isabella's favorite spot to sleep...right under my chair, even though she has a lovely dog bed to sleep in on the other side of my chair.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Birthdays Balloons and Puppys-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Sami Stamps

 The theme for our challenge is BIRTHDAYS.
 Simply make a birthday card, any kind for anyone, and enter it for your chance to win!  Please stop by our design team's personal blogs to and leave some love!
Happy Birthday to Regan, who is celebrating her birthday this month. If you stop by her own personal blog she has candy.
Sami Stamps images are so happy!  I chose this fun puppy image, Balloon Pup to work with weeks ago never imagining I would be coloring it up using my own puppy as inspiration!!(more about that later on)
The sentiment is from a SU set and it reads, Happy Birthday(call when it's time for cake.) 
The paper is from a Bo Bunny pack, Enchanted(disc.)
I've never colored fur before so this was a bit of a challenge and something that needs practice.
I added diamond glaze to the balloon and sprinkled some glitterfetti over top.

I've spent most of the Summer so far out at the lake glamping with Barry. We will go out on a Thursday/Friday, stay till Tuesday/Wednesday, then spend a couple of days at home doing wash and restocking supplies. 
Our lake lot is only an hour away and it's a really nice ride out there on the bike.
 During one of these wonderful weekendish get aways, Barry suggested we go visit our friends in Victoria on Vancouver Island.
( A 13 hour trip)
That would have been a fabulous road trip on the bike but the day we had decided to leave, it was raining. 
I don't mind and even expect some wet weather on a bike trip but starting out and  leaving in the rain doesn't thrill me so we took the car.
I love the Island!
The friends, food, and atmosphere make me feel like I could live there.
 While we were there we got to partake in the "famous" Paint-in on Moss Street.
That's not something you see every day and it was wonderful to see such amazing local talent.
This is what's at the end of Moss Street...
The Sea.
Taken with my phone

We had a fabulous time away, visiting with our good friends, J and H.
After a day back at home, we were headed back out to the lake lot/glamper.
At this point I'm not even sure where I am when I wake up in the morning and have to stop and think about it as my eyes open.
I should also mention that while I was home for two days I had the pleasure of taking two Finnabair classes in the beginning of July.
  Right here at my LSS, The Inked Stamper!!!
 I will be sure to share and show you the canvases I created in a future post
. By far the best classes I've ever taken and it was so awesome to meet Anna!

I'm thinking, my Summer has been abundantly fabulous! Then Barry suggested that we should get our puppy... the one we've always talked about getting...and lets do it right in the very next day!
He had been secretly looking at puppy adds on Kijiji and found a litter of  Yorkie/Lhasa Apso puppies ready for forever homes.
He showed me this pup's fun little face and I fell in love! 
The very next day we went to get her and brought her back out to the glamper with us for a week.
Meet Isabella, our new furr baby!
She moves so quickly it's hard to get a clear pic

Dressed up for the Long Weekend festivities at the glampground
I know right!? Adorable!! 

I'm looking forward to seeing your birthday creations so be sure to play along with us for another week at TCCB and you could win a $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps.
Hope you're Summer has been enjoyable!
Girls Weekend...don't know why Jan is doing all the cooking. :)

Ground shadow:C3,C5,C7

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Kayla and Twinkie-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hi! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at 
 Our theme this fortnight is, "forever young".  Just create a project for a baby, child, or even the young at heart and you can join in with the challenge and win yourself some fabulous digis.
I've chosen to work with this whimsical digi called Kayla and Twinkie. 
I love all of the Emerald fairies and can't wait to color up the next one!!
They're so much fun!
 Whenever I color,seems like choosing which colors to use always takes me the longest to figure out. I think, maybe I need to make a swatch book or something?
How do you decide which colors to use?
I used quite a few colors in this image but cleaned up all the markers before giving myself the chance to write them down.(Dinner needed to be set on the table where I was coloring, and everyone was hungry...we had chicken caeser salad with garlic bread)

Over the next month I'm going to go back over the last year of blog posts I've done so I can edit, and add which colors I've used on my images.
I've written most of them down in a book but never bothered to add them to my blog. Since I love discovering what color combos others have used, I'm assuming you might enjoy discovering which colors I've used too.
The paper I used is from Pion Designs.
The sentiment,"Welcome Little One" is a rubber stamp from an old SU set. the "postage" stamp was from a Stampendous set I belive...
I added some Prima rhinestones, glittered chipboard and paper flowers and just a touch of lace.

 I'm keeping today's blog post short and sweet as we are trying to capture as many moments of sunshine out at the lake as we can this Summer and hubby is rushing me to get going!
Hope you're all enjoying your Summer!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Aurora Wings Viridis Incendia-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
The theme is Color Me Happy.
We have two  awesome sponsors for this challenge; ArtbyMiran, and Aurora Wings.
I love the Aurora Wings digis and every time I color one up it feels magical.
The detail is so awesome and so many of these delightful images feel like they were picked right from my dreams.
This beautiful image called, Viridis Incendia-Carnivorous Plants is a perfect example of that...just this past weekend I had a dream that I had a butterfly fly into my open mouth with it's wings spread over my lips. Even the colors I chose reflect what I saw in my dream.
I think I was just nervous about getting my card done in time because we've been spending as much time as we can at the lake, and I was fretting about not having enough time to color this intricate and detailed digi.
We bought our first trailer this Summer and have it out at the lake lot so everything's ready to go anytime we can get away and get out there.
I've only ever camped in a tent and this trailer is like a castle to me.
I'm now calling it Glamping instead of camping. 
Hmm...maybe it was all the fresh air but what does it mean to dream of eating butterflies...?

So...I had about 30 markers out and just played around with a bunch of hues and layered a lot of BV20 over the greens and purples to darken the deepest colors.
The paper I used came from a Prima paper pack called Firefly(discontinued) :(
 I sponged some VersaMark  randomly over the paper and sprinkled Hologram embossing powder over it, embossing with a heat gun.
The metal TH caption reads, "Capture Life's Moments"
The brads I used were lime green but I decided they should be orange and since I don't have orange brads I tried coloring them with my copics. That worked out awesome!
I added some rhinestones and Stickles over the web.
The metal butterfly was colored slightly with a Copic marker and I added some Stickles to that as well.
The assorted leaves I dug up out of my dough art drawers(the drawers I keep all of my dough art paraphernalia in)
So phew! Sigh of relief...I got my card done in time and I am in love with it!
I was thinking, "keep it simple" again...hehe!
So if you've done something creative with any color medium out there be sure to link up with us at TCCB for some great prizes from our sponsors.
You can find the Aurora Wings blog here.

Have yourself an awesome couple of weeks. 
If anyone needs me I'll be out at the lake Glamping like a Boss and capturing life's moments!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Morticia Siren-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Today I'm sharing the tag I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our generous sponsor this fortnight is Lacy Sunshine!
You'll find all kinds of wonderful in her shop.
I fell in love with this beautiful digi called, Morticia Siren Sun Kissed Mermaid! I know I'll color this image up many times over!
The theme of our new challenge is, "Crop It"
 My siren was way too lovely to crop but I did crop out the rock she was originally sitting on which you can see here.
I fussy cut my image and placed it on a tag I made with alcohol inks on a glossy surface.
How awesome that I just happened to have teeny tiny rhinestones in the exact shapes and sizes of all the jewels on Morticia's tiara! I know right?!
I used my Tiny Attacher  to staple on the fish net and placed a little piece of cheesecloth behind the image.
I  used Liquitex molding paste with clear beads on the edge of my tag to adhere the shells and also placed some on the fish net. Then I added gold beads and glitter over top while the paste was still wet.
The sentiment, "Have a Beachin' Day is from a Kraftin Kimmie Mermaid sayings set.
I love how it turned out!
If you've used a cropped image on your creation be sure to link up with us at TCCB and you could win some lovely new digis from Lacy Sunshine!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Corrosive Challenge- 200th Challenge And Blog Hop

Hi everyone!
  Welcome to a new Corrosive Challenge!  And this one is a very special one for us!  It's our 200th challenge!  To celebrate, we are joined by some of our favorite sponsors for a fabulous blog hop with a ton of awesome prizes! 
 We have a fun challenge for you too!  It's an easy one - "Anything Goes"! 
 Enter your project over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog for a chance to win a £15 gift voucher for Crafts and Me The grand prize is being provided by The Corrosive Challenge coordinators as their way of thanking you for sticking with us for 200 challenges!

Want a chance for more prizes?!  Our generous sponsors have teamed up with us for a fun blog hop!  Visit each design team members blog to see her creation and leave a comment to be in the running to win the prize from her featured sponsor(s).  
Check out all of our AMAZING sponsors.  Some are old and some are new to us, and they are all fabulous!

I was able to work with this amazing digi called Talking With The Moon, from one of my favorite digi artists, A Day For Daisies
I made the background paper with inks by using the Mono Printing technique.(I will do a tutorial on this soon) With a SU roller stamp I embossed stars and swirls with Agean Silver ep.
The edges were inked with a sponge and silver Adirondack Mixatives.(LOVE that stuff!)
The three metal stars with vellum are tags, I believe from Memory Makers? They have been in my stash for years so I was happy to finally use a few.
I added some iridescent tinsel into a mini glass bottle and wrote, "Moon Beams" on Chalk Tape with a white gel pen.
"Dream Of Me" is from a PSX mini rubber stamp set called Pixie Romance, and the "Dreamroad" metal sign is from Prima st. signs.
I also added Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel to the spaces between the embellishments as well as on the moon.
The TH ink nib says, "Memories" on it. I also added a strip of TH film strip with glitter brads.
I fussycut the beautiful moon and fairy with an Xacto knife, added pop dots to the back and glued dewdrops onto the moon strands. They kind of look like eyeballs to me. I love the moon watching over you. X
So Fun, Sparkly, and Dripping with baubles and delight!
Thanks for stopping in and joining us on this hop!
Remember to leave some love for me for a $12 gift certificate from A Day For Daisies.
Next up is the wonderfully creative Jasmine so be sure to leave her some love as well.