Thursday, 26 February 2015

Saturated Canary-Pixie Nerd







Hello darlings!
Today I'm sharing the card I made, using another one of the images I colored up from a Live Colour with Alyce.
I love this awesome little pixi image! 
I adore Krista's art, and this pixie is on of my favs.
Yep, she was a lot of fun to color.
The sentiment reads,
dude,
pixie dust is
for amateurs.
I read books.
That is where the magic is.

One of the things I enjoyed about doing this color along is that I didn't have to decide on which colors to use.
These colors were dreamed up by, Alyce. I would never have thought to use this combo, but it's so kewl, I love it.
Deciding on which Copic colors to use can take me forever!
I often just go with the "tried and true".
 I love when bloggers share color recipes on their blogs.  Some of the combos you all put together are so interesting and beautiful! 
Please keep sharing!
The papers are from Pion. I heavily distressed the edges, and inked them with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
Once again a heavy sprinkling of Frantage Shabby White. That stuff's like Franks Hot sauce to me!
I put that ___ on everything. ;)
I loooove the grungy colors going on with this card.
 Check out the  flower embellishment with fun,dangly things on it...
When I bought it, I thought it was the most horrid color ever for a flower, but it was on sale so I picked it up and added it to my stash. You know how that goes...haha! 
And who knew;  that the color of that flower would become simply awesome here.
I added a chipbaord dragonfly, a strip of lace, some Prima Crystals, and a Star stick pin.
This is another other one of those cards that I might add to a canvas, and 
if I ever do a,"My Favorite 10" blog post, this card will be on it.
Thanks for visiting today!  I'll be back tomorrow with another card.
B-U-nique! Hugs!

Recipe:
Skin:E000,E00,E11,E21,E04,R20
Hair/Dress: BV20,BV23,BV25,BV29,R81,Y21
Back pack: B91,B93,B95,B97,B99
Shoes/Wings: RV10,R83,R85
Books: E11,E13,E15
 





Tuesday, 24 February 2015

I Love You With All My Heart-Kraftin Kimmie






Hello darlings!

Today I'm sharing another card I made with an image I colored while doing a Live Colour with Alyce.

Last year, Alyce made available 7 or more videos where she colored a specific image and you were able to purchase that image, and color along with her.

The videos were available for a limited time to view, and I was fortunate to have been able to watch some of them, and colour along.
For this color along; March of last year, we used a rubber stamp from 
 She was created by one of my  favorite artists, Annie Rodrigue.
Eeek, I love how the coloring turned out!  I don't color a lot of white clothes, so this was fun to do.
 I also love how the subtle shadows around her feet look.
This would make a great Valentine too...if I could part with it!
I would consider this card to be a CAS for me. ;)
Just a sprinkling of red glitter die cut hearts, a striped bow with embellie, and some black Recollections.
All put together on my favorite paper, Bo Bunny Enchanted Harlequin.
(I used different paper on the next 5 cards I still have to share)
I stamped the sentiment, "I love you with all my  heart"
on painted chipboard, and then covered it with a coat of glossy accents.
Lovely Hannah fit perfectly, framed by the Spellbinders Nestabilities Die-Timeless Rectangles.
 That's it for now...I'll be back tomorrow with another awesome color along card.
B-U nique! Hugs!

I'd like to add this card to the Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Friends Blog Hop
Join in and Hop along!


Recipe:
Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21,R20,E04
Hair: Y21,YR23,E15,E18
White: C0,C1,C3,C5
Red: R22,R29,R59,C5
Pink on dress: RV10,RV34,R89
Grounding: W0,W1,W3,W5

Monday, 23 February 2015

Rory Fairy-My Sweet Princess




 I added micro mini rhinestones to Rory's flower garland













Hello darlings!
Today I'm sharing the card I made with an image I colored while doing a Live Colour with Alyce.
Last year, Alyce made available 7 or more videos where she colored a specific image and you were able to purchase that image, and color along with her.
The videos were available for a limited time to view, and I was fortunate to be able to watch some of them and colour along.
I was actually able to colour along with Alyce 5 times. 
I think I've missed 3 of the color alongs because I was glamping most of the Summer, and there was no internet at the lake.
Lots of margaritas though! ;)
60 more days till we can open up the glamper!
 
Thank you, Alyce for making my coloring look so fabulous! :)

The image we colored is, Rory Fairy. You can find this sweetie here at Kith and Kin Stamp co.
The papers are from Prima Art Journal pad.
Lots of fabulous Shabby white Frantage going on.
Sugar dots, paper flowers,flutterby,beautiful beads,bling, very kewl feathery ribbon, Prima chipboard, and a Prima resin fairy were used in the creation of this card.
The sentiment, Birthday Wishes" is from a SU set.
Please check back tomorrow, I'm going to have another "colour with Alyce" card.
I'm on a roll right!?
Hugs! B-U-nique!

Recipe:
Skin: E000, E00,E21,E11,E04,R20
Hair: E31,E35,E59
Leaf Skirt: G21,G94,G99,Y35
Wings: RV10,RV34,R89- BV00,BV02,BV13, BV08
Grass: G21,G94,G95


 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

It's Good To Be Queen-Hannah Lynn-Queen of Hearts





Surprise! Hello again darlings!
Today I'm sharing the Valentine cards I made.
All 6 of them!
Sadly, they didn't get finished in time to be sent out to my dear ones again this year.
Well, actually I think I'll still send them out anyway!
I started making these shortly after I signed up for the Kit and Clowder Skin/Hair class which was a year ago now.
Such a fabulous class!! I'm hoping to take the Animal class next.
So last year I printed the images and colored all the skin...then they just sat until Valentine's Day of this year. 
I wanted to wait till I went through the Hair instructions before tackling those locks.
Ta da! All done!
I love how they turned out! I'm pretty sure I'm gonna keep one for myself!
The spanky image is called Queen of Hearts by Hannah Lynn.
So gorgeous! I love Hannah's artwork!
I used my water colors to paint  the background using Hannah's original art as inspiration. 
It looks like there's some volcanic action brewing behind her.
With all that vivid color going on I knew Queenie would look best on my favorite, Bo Bunny-Harlequin paper.  
Perhaps it's my signature look?
This paper is discontinued, but thankfully I have a good stack of it!
I love the weight of this paper, as well as the random black glitter on it.
 The awesome black and white striped ribbon; I found at, Michaels' in the clearance bin, and I've used it all up! 
Ack! Now what?
I know SU used to sell this but it got discontinued long before it ever found its way into my orbit.
If you know where I can get more of this ribbon, please hook me up!
I've been trying to use more die cuts on every card, but I seem to be using my favorites ones over, and over.
Awe, well, that's what makes me happy!
On this card I used the TH Elegant Flourishes, the Ornate Frame, as well as a Spellbinder's heart die.
I cut them out of heavy red and black glitter cardstock. The flourishes were cut from Best Creations Inc-Sunshine Gem glitter cardstock(my favorite gold glitter color).
The sentiment, "It's Good To Be Queen" is from a Kraftin Kimmie stamp called Queen Guinevere.
I'm glad I was able to get my hands on that rubber set before it got  discontinued.
Hmmm..."discontinued" seems to be a pattern here. See this is why us women get all cray cray with hoarding craft supplies...because we know sooner than later it's going to get discontinued.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Thanks for stopping in today...don't go too far away because I'm planning on sharing another card tomorrow.
B-U-nique! Hugs!

Recipe:
Skin: E000,E00,E13,E21,E04,R20
Hair: YR04,YR18,E09,E18
White: B0000
Eyes: B0000,FB2,FBG2,FYG2
Sceptre:YR11,YR15
Red: R22,R29,R59












































































































































































































Friday, 20 February 2015

Saturated Canary-Little Lady Bug




Hello darling! 
Today I'm sharing the card I made for my beautiful friend, Jan.
She loves ladybugs, and I've happily added to her ever growing collection over the years.
 Anything ladybug I see, I'm tempted to pick up for my bestie!
She picks up bumble bee things for me.
One of these days she may tell me, no more lady bugs, 
 but so far so good!
 Shopping is made easier when you're buying for someone who has an obsession. a passion for collecting.
A few years ago I saw this beautiful card made by Berrylicious,(Rebekah's work is so gorgeous) using this delightful rubber stamped image from Saturated Canary-
Little lady bug, and I wanted to create something similar.
I found the adorable rubber stamp on one of my scrapbooking shopping sprees over a year ago, and have been waiting for what seemed like forever, to make this creation.
The sentiment, "Happy Birthday to you" is a Kraftin' Kimmie  Birthday Trinkets.
The paper is from the Grunge Collection for Whimsy Stamps.
I also got to use one of the lovely lady bug charms I purchased off of Ebay.(I'm sure I don't have to tell you when).
I didn't actually get to celebrate Jan's birthday with her, on her actual day but when we did get to go out together, we enjoyed a great morning with hours of scrapbook shopping, and then we lingered over a delicious, and fun lunch.

I found 9 cards in my collection that I somehow never got around to blogging about, so I'm  hoping to add as many as I can find time to post this week.
Oh, I kept forgetting to add the, "After" pics of my scrapbook/craft room, so I'll add them today.
I got my room clean and organized in about 3 days, and I enjoyed every minute of it!
Now I know where everything is again.
Here's the link to the "Before" pics.
And now the "After"






Thanks for stopping in today...See you again soon!
B-U-nique! Hugs!x

Recipe:
Skin: E000, E00, E11,E21,E04,R20
Hair: E21,E25,E29
Dress: R22,R29,R46,RV66
Wings: R22,R29,R46,R59
Image Shadow: C0,C3,C5
Antenna: BV23,BV25,BV29,100

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz For a special lady

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Archangel-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog





Hello my darlings!
I'm glad you've found me here.
Grab a cuppa, and linger for awhile.
Today I'm sharing the DT card I made for the new challenge at, The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
I'm the blog hostess for the challenge this time, so check it out, and leave some love for me there!
As the hostess, I get to choose the theme, so our challenge this fortnight is, "Things With Wings"
Create a project incorporating something "Winged"

We're delighted to be sponsored by
artby Miran
Badge 01
Anime/Manga Illustration and Digi stamps

I chose to work with the beautiful and detailed image, Archangel.
You can find more inspiration on the artby miran fb here, and the artby Miran blog here.

As this is my first time as a blog hostess, I was a little anxious; I wanted to start my card early so I would enjoy creating it.
That worked out well because I had time to play with  some of the mixed media stash I've been hording collecting.
 I usually feel too rushed to dabble with things that take more than two minutes to dry.
I keep seeing these beautiful cards on the interwebs, which have corrugated cardboard integrated into them.  I've been wanting to use the corrugated carboard I've had in my stash for decades. It's vintage. 
I'm sure it's about 20 years ago, that I picked up a few packages. I was going to use it to wrap around pillar candles and add fun things like twine, and pine cones, and do something wonderfully rustic with it.
 That's not happening...but hey,I'm glad I have a new plan for it now!

Once I had this detailed angel colored, and had my cardboard all white washed, and pasted up with gel, and beads, the card just kind of came together, and began to tell a story.
I have so many diecuts that never seem to get used, so I decided to use a ton on this card.
You can't really see it anymore, but I started with dp from this fabulous paper pack, I picked up by Maja Design
I've never paid $20 for a 6x6 pack of paper before, but I think it's worth every shekel.
It's just like that beautiful Pion paper that I love to use so much!
I  added cheesecloth, lace, and pearls.
 First I edged the diecuts with pumice stone Distress ink. Then embossed all 14 die cut pieces with Frantage Shabby White.
I love to glue fine diecuts and chipboard onto my cards with Tombo Mono Multi  glue(just in case you were wondering).
I should have used white Gesso to do the white wash on my cardboard piece, but I thought it would be quicker to just use Picket Fence Distress Paint.
 That dried in about a minute. Then I used Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel.
I believe I'm starting to understand some mixed media lingo. If it's a gel, it's going to dry clear, if it's a paste, it will dry opaque. 
Does that sound about right?
 I used a heat tool on it, and was happily surprised at how fast the gel dried.
Good to know...I will be experimenting with more of that.
I applied just a touch of Viva Gold here, and there, which really gave my card a vintage feel to it.
The sentiment, "Angels sent from up above, please protect the ones we love!" is from a Kraftin Kimmie stamp.
I believe prayer is a key that can open doors so I of course added a key!
I just started watching Dr. Who,(I know right!!) and I guess I was inspired by the Doctor, because I thought my altered piece of cardboard could be a door to another dimension!
 And I just picked up that awesome, two piece, screw on, door knob(does that even sound a little bit normal,haha)?! Well, you can unscrew the knob if you want to.
I thought I would have hoarded that little, metal trinket for a little longer, but it didn't hurt so badly to use it up because I bought two.
A couple of weeks ago, I broke a very ornate Fabergee egg that was given to me years ago, by a very dear friend who is no longer in my life. The goose egg was covered in these beautiful, gold laden, rhinestone circles. It was one of my favorite "things". 
I saved every one of those rhinestone circles and liberally sprinkled some of them throughout the card. I think there's probably 100 more of them but I have to pry them off of the shattered pieces of shell. 
Whenever something would break, my other
mother in law would always say, "good things come from broken shards". It was some kind of Dutch saying. She had a ton of those clever synonyms.
I'll have to keep this card and display it where I can see it everyday. That way I'll still have a little piece of that wonderful gift, which brings my dear friend to mind.
I still might alter this card and turn it into a canvas.


Thanks for stopping in today!
 You can play along and link up with us at TCCB.
 The random winner will receive 3 art by miran images of your choice.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you've come up with! Be sure to check out the winged things my teamies have come up with.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CardManiaChallenges-Add a little Red

Recipe: 
Skin:E000,E00,E11,E21,R20,E04
Dress: R22,R27, R46, BV23,BV20
Wings: B0000, FBG2,W0, BV23
Skirt/Shawl: E50, E71,BV23
Hair: E33,E35


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Capricorn Portrait-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 Splash of color. Create a white on white project with a splash of color (skin and hair tones are allowed as well)
We're delighted to be sponsored by Sassy Design Studios.
If you're looking for classy,and sassy digis you have found them!
I've used this beautiful image called Capricorn Portrait.
 Isn't she lovely!
When I first received this image to work with, I thought Capricorn Portrait had wings, but at closer inspection I realized she had a mermaid tail.
 Say what?
 A zodiac sign with a mermaid tail?
 A hybrid! Half goat, half mermaid...How did I not know about this? I love Astronomy!
 Knowing that God named the stars, and placed them, (Psalm 147:4) has always made me interested and curious about the sun signs and the similar personality traits of those people all born under the same stars,
 Mankind  is always looking for signs...we just need to look up apparently.
   I of course googled Capricorn and found out that the ancient zodiac maps showed Capricorn as a Sea Goat.
Who knew? I had only seen Capricorn (December 22-January 29) as the modern mountain goat.
I love this artistic version of Capricorn.
My bestie is a Capricorn so she'll probably be the one to enjoy all this white on white with a splash of color card.
I used some white glitter cardstock for matting and a ton of white die cuts, layered with cheesecloth and lace.
The flowers had brown centers but I used gesso to white them out and then applied a little soft gel, and sprinkled clear beads here, and there.
The gold button moon and stars were also swiped with gesso and I couldn't resist adding some micro rhinestones into the grooves of the moon.
The sentiment,
 "What each of us becomes is fashioned from the stardust of our dreams"
is from a SU set called Stardust.
How perfect!

Be sure to link up, and play along with us and you could win 4 sassy images of your choice.
You can check out the sassy blog here, and the sassy fb page here.
You'll find lots of inspiration there, and more from my very talented teamies at TCCB.
And while you're checking out all the inspiration you might consider applying for the design team call we have going on right now.

Thanks for stopping in!
B-U-nique! Hugs!
Recipe:
Skin: V000, V01
Hair: V01, V04,V06,Y11
Tail and horns: BG10,BG45,BG49,BG78

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sassy Studio Designs Keep it the same
Addicted to Stamps-Lots of layers 
Outlaws-Twisted Thursday 
That Craft Place Ltd-Anything goes 
Scrap and Craft Anything goes 
The Paper Shelter-Lots of Layers 
Simon Says Stamp Anything goes 
Tuesday Throwdown Facets for Crafting 
Craft Your Passion-Anything goes
 




Sunday, 18 January 2015

Mermaid In A Jar-DT Card For The Corrosive Challenge Blog




Hello my darlings,
 today I'm sharing the card I made for the newest challenge at
 The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is,
 Winter Blues.
Create a wintry and/or blue project (note: does not have to be monochromatic but blue should be prominent).
Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies
 
I've chosen to work with the adorable image, Mermaid In A Jar.
How precious!
 I've wanted to color up this image for a while now.
I love all of Tammy's images. They're all so fun and whimsical!

The background paper I used is vintage SandyLyon from my stash.
It has all this beautiful distressed silver around the edges.
I dyed the net (cheesecloth) with some of my purple and blue ink sprays.
After I colored the sand, I added Crystal Effects and gold beads and glitter, and then adhered some tiny sea shells to it. 
The sentiment, "get well wishes" is from a SU set.
I stamped and added the sentiment to a cut out from another piece of vintage paper that looked 3D. I added 2 glass beads over the 3D printed beads.
I also added some bling and beads to the card.
I did some dry  brushing on the lid of the jar with some Adirondack silver Mixative and a paintbrush.
That mixative is so awesome and I prefer it over a metallic marker. 
I added Stickles Stardust to the mermaid tail.
The bottom border is from a sticker sheet I picked up at the dollar store.
I realized, while making this card that I don't have a lot of blue paraphernalia so I guess I need to stock up on some blue schtuff! 
My local scrapbook store had a 50% sale off store wide for 2 weeks and I was able to stock up on some fun goodies! Funny how nothing blues found it's way into my shopping basket.
I made a visit to the store 3x so I think I'm good now until
 National Scrapbooking Day!
Here's a few pics of my haul.





 I mostly tried to hoard stock up on things I could use for all the Mixed Media projects I have planned. I've been slowly collecting mixed media for the last year or so.
That's how I roll...I like to gather all or as many supplies as I can before I actually start to create my vision projects.
I'm a collector, that's no surprise but I am a little surprised I thought I needed 30 Primary Elements Artist Pigment powders. You mix them with water in a spray bottle and you have beautiful metallic sprays. Or you can mix them with pastes or gels.
Fun, fun, fun!
Haha, we'll see how that all goes!
I'm hoping to do some Finnibair inspired art soon!
I was fortunate to have been able to take two of Anna's classes last Summer!

Are you just as surprised to see January slipping by? For weeks now I've been trying to get my craft room organized and instead of getting it done I just keep adding more supplies to the chaos!
Well tomorrow's another day!
So, lovies be sure to play along with us and link up at TCCB with your Winter,Blues creation and you could win a $12 gift certificate from A Day For Daisies.

Thanks for stopping in!
B-U-nique! Hugs!

Recipe:
Skin:E000,E00,E11,E21,R20
Hair: BG01,BG05,BG0000,FBG2
Jar: B0000,0, C0,C3,C5
Tail: V000,V01,V04,V06, 
Sand: E30,E31,E33,FY1

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Mania-Make it sparkle 
Emerald Faeries Challenge-All about the bling 

 ETA:





Sunday, 4 January 2015

Steampunk Dark Angel-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog




 Hello my darlings!
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone is having a great 2015!
After 3 weeks of having the flu and feeling ick, I am finally on the mend!
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge happening at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is Shiny and New.
 You can make a card for anything "new" (baby, marriage, etc), use something new, and/or use something shiny.
Or sponsor for this challenge is Aurora Wings.
http://www.aurorawings.com/digital-stamps-shop.html

 I love Mitzi's fantasy art work, and it was my pleasure to work with this awesome image,
"Steampunk Dark Angel".
As you can see I was all about the shiny!!
I used shiny silver paper to make the mirror in the ornate die cut frame.
If you look for it you can see the 5 tiny brass watch parts I incorporated into the wings. 

I also feeling a renewed creative drive
 and hope to make 2015 my most creative, productive year yet so I made this card to reflect some of that.
Be sure to link up your shiny new creation with us and you could win a $15 gift certificate and pick out some lovely Aurora Wing digis for your collection.

I also wanted to share a couple of pictures showing the aftermath of the creative holidayz I just went through.
 
I haven't made any dough art or had a craft show for the last 7 years, but decided I would  make a few dough art ornaments, and have a craft show in my house the last weekend before Christmas. I know! Who does that!?
I had a month to prepare and thought I had lots of time but I ended up  getting a crazy cold and flu/fever the week of my craft show.
There were so many things I still wanted to get done...like make a face book page for my cards and ornaments...that's to come still.
Thanks to my kids, and sister, Anne, and bf,Jan for all the help you gave me! 
 

I have supplies everywhere, and everything just got put somewhere, and everywhere, while I was trying to clean up for Christmas.
Now to get everything organized so I can find what I'm looking for.
Thanks for stopping in!
B-Unique! Hugs!


No where on the floor to walk really

There's a desk top under there somewhere

Recipe:
Skin:E000,E00,E21,E11,R20
Hair: BG49,BG72
Wings:Y35,Y38,E15
Boots/Gloves:C3,C5,C7,100,R27
Dress:R81,R83,R85,RV69