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!

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

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.

 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 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

Hair: BG49,BG72

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Angelique Snowflake-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hi lovies!
 Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is Happy Everything!
Our sponsor is Delicious Doodles.
Another Banner, but more elegant!  
I love working with Teri's images and I think her art is so awesome!
 I'm so sad that she'll be closing down her shop on December 31st of this year.
I've already got quite a list going of all the delicious images I still want to add to my digi collection!
Get yours before it's too late!
I've chosen to work with Angelique Snowflake.
I used the new Bo Bunny Altitude Collection  6x6 papers. These papers are so beautiful! I think I'm going to pick them up in the 12x12 as well.
I used a couple of the Tim Holtz die cuts to add some dimension and interest.
The sentiment,"Baby it's cold outside!" is from a discontinued Stampalicious stamp set.
I sprayed the Prima flower with Primary Elements in Orchid,to match my angel's hair, and then added some Martha Stewart Coarse glitter crystal.(I like the way this glitter sparkles the best)
I also added lots of Crystal Stickles to the wings and hair.
I added a dollar store decorative snowflake, a few foil stickers, Prima crystals, crystal snowflakes and a tuft of feather.
I loved this image and the colors so much that I decided to make three similar cards at once!
Now if I make three cards every time, I'll have a ton of cards made in no time!
I've got to get with the plan!
Thanks for stopping in today!
If you have any kind of holiday project be sure to link up with us at TCCB and you could win 4 DD digis of your choice!
B-Unique! Hugs!

Skin: E000,E00,E21,E13,E04,R20
Dress: B000,BG13,BG49,FBG2

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Rockabilly Rebel-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello lovies!
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
The theme this fortnight is Girly!
Our sponsor is The Stamping Chef.

I've chosen to work with this wonderful retro image, Rockabilly Rebel.
Funny, Quriky, and Smexy is an accurate description for these digi images!
Once again I've used Bo Bunny's discontinued paper, Enchanted as the background for my lovely retro diva.
I added some extra color with sticker borders, and flags, and tags from a  sticker sheet of Echo Park Happy Days.
I also added some Recollections black bling and some Jolee musical notes, a Tim Holtz skull and cross bones embellie, as well as a retro bird charm.
I thought the hair turned out too dark so I added some highlights with my fine Sharpie pen but I didn't like how that was looking so I covered over the white with my fluorescent FB2.
Fabulous! Now I love it with that touch of blue!
It's always been a dream of mine to travel Route 66 on the Harley.
Maybe one day I'll get my kicks on Route 66!
If you have a girly creations be sure to link up with us at TCCB and you could win 3 digis of your choice.
Thanks for stopping in today!
B-Unique! Hugs!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:
The Stamping Chef-Anything goes

Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21,R20
Red and lips: R35,R46,R59
Teal: BG11,BG13,BG15,BG49
Hair: C1,C3,C5,C7,C10,100, FB2
Tattoo: B00,B05,FYG2,FY1
Eyes: E55, E57,E59

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Fairy Witch-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello lovies!
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is Magic!
Create a project featuring something magical!  Fairies, witches, wizards, dragons, mermaids, or whatever suits your fantasy!
We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

It was my pleasure to work with Nikki's Fairy Witch-Rowenia   
I love this digi! I especially love the pet dragon, and to be able to work with an image that has both dragon wings and fairy things within it is pretty magical!
I colored this up with some wonderful Copic Halloween hues and fussy cut it out.
I painted the panel with my Sennelier water colors, then stamped and embossed the background with a star dust stamp and some Aegean Sea ep.
It's very sparkly and looks super magical!
Somehow, I taped the panel down a little crooked and there was no way I could remove it. 
Well I could have used some Un-du but aint nobody got time for that, so I decided my best option was to camouflage it with a splattering of vintage stickers magical silver glitter spheres, and some Tim Holtz tinsel.
Ta-da! It's magic!
 Once again it's pleasing to the eye and doesn't make me squirm while looking at it.
The sentiment, "Make Magic Happen" 
The moon face is cut out from a Graphic 45 paper pack-Happy Haunting.
The spiderweb key is from Martha Stewart.
I added a couple of bat brads, some diamond shaped rhinestones, and some fun sheer and net ribbons.
The wings were first covered in stickles, and when dry I added a coat of glossy accents.
I also added glossy accents to the sentiment piece, and sprinkled some dry glitter more magic on it.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you have a magical project be sure to link up with us at TCCB and you could win some new digis! 
Until next time...
 Be unique! Hugs!

Isabella as Draco

Monday, 13 October 2014

Halloween-Trixxie Treat-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello my darlings!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends who are celebrating this weekend.
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is Halloween
Our sponsor is the fabulous Kenny K!

I love getting to create with the Kenny K digis and for this challenge I got to play with Trixxie Treat!

Trixxie looks spooktacular with her tiny feather capped top hat and her pumpkin purse full of Halloween treats!
The man in the moon is smiling down with giddy approval!

I cut the moon from a sheet of Graphic 45 Sreampunk Spells. 
 I love playing with these ornamental die cuts! Especially the spiderweb gate die cut that I got from my fabulous friend, Glo! 
Last year Glo, and I did a  Halloween swap and sent each other a box full of scrapbooking/cardmaking schtuff!
We both enjoyed the exchange so much we decided to do it again this year.
(Glo you should be getting a package from me in the mail this week)

The sentiment I used is from Kraftin Kimmie stamp(Batty and Catty) and reads,
screamy, screamy
happy, happy

Too fun right?!
The paper is from Bo Bunny-Enchanted. It's discontinued but thankfully I have a pile of it!
I added some black and purple bling, a rosette net ribbon, cheesecloth, a couple of feathers and a little pumpkin button.
It's difficult to see but there is also a jeweled spider brad attached to the spider gate.
If you have a Halloween creation be sure to link up with us at TCCB!

B Unique! Hugs! 

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Aurora Wings Goth Mermaid-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

You've come upon a mermaid's lair
Strings of pearls have led you here
Enter if you dare...
If you've no fear...
come inside and hear her song
Keep Calm and Mermaid On

Details details details

I love black Gesso! I used it at least 6x to cover up each attempt I made at hand lettering,"Keep Calm And Mermaid On"

Wish you could feel the texture

I'm excited to share the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
This is a color challenge and the colors we're playing with are,
Orange, Purple, Green and Black.
Our sponsor this fortnight is the awesome Stamps By Aurora Wings as well as Simply Betty Stamps.
I've chosen to work with Goth Mermaid with skull, an image from
 I'm always head over heels excited whenever I get to use one of Mitzi's digis! I love making those card as elaborate as I can.
On a scale of 1-10 I think this creation may be at a 10+ when it comes to the overload of embellishments.
But that's only because I had an overload of ideas as to how I wanted this card to look and feel...
Really, I should have colored up the image 4 or 5 times and made the individual cards I was envisioning.
I didn't have time for that so I jammed as many thoughts, ideas, and details into this card as I could without taking away from(hopefully) the focal point which is the digital image!
The items I pulled from my craft stash to possibly use in creating this card
I designed this card for a friend's daughter in mind.
She's a mermaid at heart.
It was a challenge for me to use my favorite Halloween colors but not have the card scream, "Halloween Colors used here!"
I had more embellishments added but decided to take off an extra string of pearls and removed a couple of seashells.
I love that it's a feast for the eyes! The more you look the more you see!
 There is so much texture going on here and the card is just begging to be touched.
There's a layer of clear micro glass beads on the mermaid tail and the dimension it gives almost makes it seem alive. 
I had colored the tail scale by scale using 4 different colors per scale. That beautiful quilt looking pattern got a little lost when I added the glaze and beads.
Just when I thought it was all done I realized I had taped the image panel down slightly crooked.
 I'm sure no one would have noticed but I noticed so I decided my best option was to draw the eye away from that little mishap by adding all the feathers rather than trying to peel off the panel that was stuck down with Sookwang tape!
 Of course I didn't think that was enough so then I also added the punched out paper coral to place behind the clam shell and added the "crystal coral" as well as a few more rhinestones. 
Did you notice the very kewl skull charm I embedded into the seashell?
 It has the word,"Queen" etched into the crown.
Once I began adding more things I had a hard time stopping!
I thought surely no more could be added I was wrong! Before I knew it  I had added that fun clay skully gifted to my by friend * Glo!
Talk about detail! This card has it!
It's like a Where's Waldo in the Mermaid's lair...can you find the brass KEY amongst these other things:
-Paper by Bo Bunny-Fright Delight Collection 
-Vintage Kodak glitter sticky paper
-Jolee's dimensional bubble stickers
-Fish net
-String of pearls
-Glitter card stock and die cut
-Awesome green seaweed looking ribbon*
-Purple, green, orange feathers,
-metal corner embellie
-Recollections bling in black and orange
-Crystals in a glass bottle with rhinestone detail
-Clear dew drops
-Amber rhinestone heart from my broken jewelery stash
-MS punched coral
-Clay skull
-Maya Road chipboard
-Suzy Weinberg's Beadazzles-Jazz
-Gold and clear micro beads 
-Two sea shells
-Stickles- orange peel and diamond
-Viva Pearl Pen
-Crowned skull charm etched with,"Queen"
-Vintage rhinestones and vintage orange ribbon
The background was painted with Sennelier Water Color 
Well I think that's it!
Thanks for stopping in today!
 If you're creating with Halloween colors be sure to play along with me and the other DT girls, and link up your creations at TCCB for a chance to win a  fabulous gift certificate from our sponsors.

 B-Unique! Hugs!

How Isabella feels about being dressed up in her spider dress


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!