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!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Monster Love-Dilly Beans-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge

Hi everyone! Just a quick share here as I'm dealing with a head cold  as I'm writing this blog post and I'm feeling very foggy. This is the my latest card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor once again is Dilly Beans Stamps and
the challenge theme this fortnight is Head Gear,
  so use an image with something on their head (hat, bow, barrette, etc) and your good to go!
I've chosen to use this adorable Monster Love digi.
The Dilly Bean images just steal my heart and they are a favorite of my grandchildren.
I know there's more details to share but I'll have to come back and add them when I'm feeling better.
Right now I can't even think of what stamp I used for the sentiment!
If you have a creation that fits the theme be sure to link up at TCCB for a chance to win 3 Dilly Bean images of your choice. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Quirky Tag Swap-Matchbox Shadowbox

Hi everyone!
Today I'm sharing the tags I made for April's tag swap.
This months theme is Quirky!
I used the new TH matchbox diecut to construct these fun little shadow box tags.
After I had folded, taped, and constructed these boxes I sprayed them with Dylusion's ink sprays.
I also sprayed some seam binding in the same three colors of ink, which were Bubblegum Pink, Fresh Lime, and Crushed Grape.
I added a strip of Chalk tape to the side of the box(as the striking surface) and it can be used to write a To/From on.
The sentiment, "Mostly I just sit around all day being fabulous" is from a Dylusions stamp set called, Say it how it is.
The adorable rhinestone accented cat eye glasses were made from an Impression Obsession die cut called sunglasses, I cut them out of chalkboard cardstock called Chalk Stalk. I love the velvety feel of that stuff! I also used that same paper for the skull diecuts that I put onto the back of the boxes and Those were cut out with a Spellbinders diecut.
I used a TH Rosette die with some Echo Park paper and made a lovely rosette.
The retro image is from a collage I bought on Etsy.
I added a bauble, a wired bead, and some Doodle Twine to the tag.
I also used glitter glue around the pic and sprinkled some Stampendous Silver Halo Mix to the inside of the box.
I used Clip It hooks as my tag hangar and added some gathered embossed sheer ribbon to the back side. 
I added a couple of turquoise rhinestones, some rock candy glitter to the nylon butterflies and pushed a little heart pin into the paper rosette.
Detail! I like details, that's what makes it fun for me. 
I was quite surprised and impressed with how fun and easy these shadow box tags were to create.
Next months tag swap theme is Fairytale and I'm still working on ideas for that one.
I don't have a pic of all the tags from this swap as a couple of ladies didn't get their tags to the swap.
Here's a pic of the group tags minus 2 tags.
Thanks for stopping in! Hugs!

Rock Star-Kenny K Rock Dude

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing the card I made for a good friend who just turned 50!
He's a rock star to his life long friends.
 My husband has known him for over 35 years so he's a pretty big deal to us. 
 He plays lead in a band called The Crawl out in Victoria B.C. and we're hoping to make a bike trip out that way sometime this Summer and hopefully hear his band play.
The birthday boy and his beautiful girlfriend are visiting out West here for a few days so a group of his long time friends all got together to celebrate the big 50!
On my husbands request I colored the guitar like Eddy Van Halen's guitar. As I googled many images of Eddy and his guitar I wondered if he ever wore a shirt?! The very first concert I ever went to was a Van Halen concert when I was 15. 
All I remember about that concert is Eddy's skin tight red pleather pants, and he came out on stage swinging on a rope!
I decided to give this Kenny K image, called, Rocker Dude a tye dyed shirt because our friend James is a little wonderfully eclectic. (:
I used a mini scrabble piece on this card and found out from James that 8 is his favorite number and there just happens to be an 8 on the J scrabble tile.
This card was a big hit with him! I was so thrilled!
The papers are from a DCWV Rock Star Stack and the glittered swirls were made from rainbow glitter cardstock and the TH elegant flourishes die cut.
I also used a TH skull embellishment, a TH clip embellishment and a bottle cap inc.bottle cap with an epoxy dome. The stamp I used to create the bottle cap sentiment is from the Kraftin Kimmie  Circus Trinkets set.

I Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We  had an awesome time getting together and celebrating  Resurrection Sunday with our children and grandchildren and then later Sunday night we were able to get together with friends we hadn't seen for many years. 
Getting together with old friends is so good for your soul!

And here's an updated picture of me with all 7 of my grandchildren now!!
I am so richly blessed!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K Challenge #170 Stars

ETA my badge for this card: