Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges Sketch and Pizza Box Birthday Set

Happy Tuesday...Here's a new challenge site and I wanted to share it with everyone. This is their first week and it's a sketch challenge, the one posted below. If you get a chance pop on over and check out their blog and what the DT has done with this sketch. It's called Crazy 4 Sketches....
The card below is what I made for the sketch.
The birthday set below I made for our little one's friend (backyard friend as we call her) have been fence friends ever since they have been little. And now they are both in Middle School. She had an under the sea party this past weekend and this is the little set I made. I made a pizza box to store her little goodies inside. On the card and box I did the allegator faux technique. My first time trying this out. The mermaid was cut from Life's a Beach Cricut cart @ 4" and 5"...I added stickles to the hair, flower and little top and some glittery beads stuff to her tail.
You can kind of see the technique. It was abit hard to take a photo of it.
I also made the background paper using white cardstock, acrylic paints and some more of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. After that dried I embossed the whole piece using the technique.
Well thanks for stopping in. I hope everyone has a lovely day. Hugs from Charm City....

Saturday, September 05, 2009

2S4Y--Kazan's Sketch 34 Challenge

Happy Saturday all. I can't believe I finally finished this card for Kazan's sketch this week. I really enjoyed the sketch to. It seems like the sketches are gettin easier and easier for me to do. And I'm really liking the out come of them. Pop on over to 2 Sketches 4 You and see what other inspiration there is.... OMGosh....they are rockin the house right now. Here's the sketch here's the inspiration..I forgot to grab the link where I found this photo....sorry
and here's my card that I made. I really challenged myself this time. I don't normaly use yellow or rubber stamps (not for the whole project) , but I did here. The background was stamped with clear resist, added clear embossing and heated, then I sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (lemon zest) to the top layer. And when they say lemon zest, they really mean it. I also added a second layer of the chandilier with pop dots behind it. The flower was one of those really huge ones from the craft store. I did a gathering stitch in the cented of it to make it abit smaller and added a couple layers of the glimmer mist to it so it could match the paper. I'm really thinking it needs something around the sides, but I'm trying to resist the urge and not add anything more to this card.
Well, I'm off for now. Think I might go and do some of my weekend chores. Like take a nap or a beautiful day....hugs from a very sunny Charm City

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Recipe Challenge

Good morning everyone. It's another challenge from The Pink Elephant. This one is a recipe challenge. We were to use 1 ribbon, 2 squares and something that sparkles. I eneded up making 3 cards with this challenge. Can you tell I had alot of fun with it. There are still some days left to play along. So hop on over and hang out with everyone. You can click on the photos to get a better view.
I really like how this card turned out. I have been wanting to use this felt flower border ever since I purchased it a few years ago. I just never really knew how to use it. So I covered one of the squares with it. Simple, but I love the contrast up against the white background. I am also determined to use up more of my "older" supplies. I'm planning on sending this card to DH. We are in a little rut right now, so I thought this would pick him up abit. I hope he'll like it.
This card is soo rustic and old looking. Here, I used some stamps that I purchased last year and I think I have only used once. The snow flakes at the bottom are actually embossed cardstock from the Cuttlebug and I cut each piece out by hand. I used the Distress stickles for the red and some regular star dust stickles for the clear. The paper is KI Memories and some craft cardstock that I added Distress ink to the top.
Just a simple Halloween card that I used some of those Sandylion Essentials stickers. I have a ton of these little packs and I want to use them up. The trick or treat is a gel thingy from Karen Foster. And the ribbon has these bats and cats sewn into it. I have had this ribbon for years to.
Well I hope everyone has a wonderful day. It's a very beautiful day here in Charm City. We've turned the air off this week and have opened up the windows. Nothing better than fresh air flowing through the house. It's starting to feel abit like fall. I LOVE IT!!!! No more Hugs from Charm City