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

as well as, The East Wind
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.


Sunday, 18 May 2014

Happy 50th Campers-Anniversary-Kenny K

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the parents of a friends of ours.
They're celebrating their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversay!
They are avid campers and love playing cards and they have a fun personality so I thought they would really enjoy this image from Kenny K digis called Wedding Dance.
I also used part of another digi from Saturated Canary, called Winnie goes camping.
A bit of a mashup but it gets the story across.
The "Happy Camper" sentiment was from a newly acquired cling stamp set.
 I have no idea what company it was as I've already thrown the packaging away.
The fabulous back ground paper is Teressa Collins.
I used UTEE to cover the chipboard "50" and sprinkled some at the bottom of the card so it looks like the wedding couple are dancing on streets of gold.
I also added a couple TH playing cards and some Prima glitter flowers and some amber colored Recollections.
The image was colored with Copics,and I used liquid pearls on the veil.
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Bird On My Fairy Toe-DT Card For The Corrosive Challenge Blog

I'm a few days late with my challenge card but better late than never!
I had gone to a Steampunk Crop last weekend and brought my colored up image, ready to make a card with but was unable to find where I had packed it and thought for sure it was sitting on my desk at home. 
When I got home after midnight and checked everywhere in the house that I thought it could possibly be and couldn't find it, I decided to go through(put away) my crop supplies, and of course found it stuck between a couple sheets of paper.
Well I didn't get much done at the crop except some shopping, eating, and socializing.
It was a lot of fun and I had a great time dressing up Steampunk for it!
Oh I won first prize for best costume too!
And then I won the best door prize they were giving out!!
Good times with my partner in crime, Jan!

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the newest Challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
The theme is Add A Banner.
Our sponsor is Sami Stamps
 I've chosen to use this whimsical image called Bird On My Fairy Toe.
The paper is from a Prima paper pack called Art Journal and the banner I used was made from glitter paper and a MFT  banner die cut.
The sentiment is from a retired Totally Stampalicious stamp.
If you have a project that fits into our Banner theme be sure to link it up at TCCB to win a $12 gift certificate to Sami's shop.
For more inspiration checkout some of my teamies cards on Sami's blog.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sami Stamps Anything goes

Here's a couple of pics from the crop.

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!