Sunday, June 28, 2009

OCC card sketch

Happy Sunday everyone. I just found this card challenge site--- OCC this morning--- I was in the middle of making a thank you card from our little one to her Grandmom and thought it was perfect for the sketch. I hope she like's it.
I used Tim Holtz' rubber stamps, Distress Crackle paint and inks to create the background. I also stamped on top of the crackle with the little girl to give her that really aged look and colored her in with nibs. Stamped onto the paper with the mesh stamp and then added the white crackle paint over top of that to mute it some. Then took worn lipstick ink and did the direct to paper method and wiped it off. Flowers are from Prima, ribbon from Rebecca Sower and the rhinestones and twine are unknown.
Here are the other two cards I made using the sketch from the Pink Elephant. I really had alot of fun with this sketch..
Well we are off today to my MIL's house for her BBQ/picnic. It'll be such a blast I can't wait. Have a great sunny Sunday....hugs from Charm City

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Endless Possibilities CPS121 sketch

Okay--I promise--this is my last post for the day. See what happens when I don't get a chance to post for awhile...I forgot that I had this sitting on my bench and wanted to upload it for the sketch over at CPS for this weeks challenge. I tell ya, I am lovin these challenges. I am getting so many cards made using them.
I used the DCWV paper pack and I think this was a tag from one of our pieces of clothing, but maybe I'm wrong. I could have purchased it from the scrapbook store. Anywhoo, I loved the little quote at the bottom and thought it went perfectly with this paper.
Now I need to get my butt up from here and go take care of to feed the family and take care of some other things. Have a great night...hugs


I am now part of the 2 blog poster club..heehee...Here's a couple more challenges that I just made this morning. They are for 2K4Y and Mojo Monday . This first one is 2K4Y...Here's my take on the challenge...I turned it sideways and played alittle... I know I'm sad. Father's Day was last weekend and I didn't make 2 Father's Day cards yet. I knew I didn't need them until tomorrow when we go over to my MIL's for our cookout. I'm really glad that I waited though. I really loved this sketch and knew I wanted to use it for one of the cards. I just hope my FIL likes it. I actually have 2 FIL's. My DH's parents got "D", and they both remarried. So I'm such a lucky girl. They both are just wonderful men. The stamped images are from Starving Artists. I just picked up my first set of their stamps at the convention in Ocean City MD a couple months ago and have loved them ever since. The next challenge is from Mojo Monday. Here's a birthday card I made for my FIL. Yep, one of them is getting 2 cards tomorrow.... wooho...lucky The stamps I used on this are from Inkadinkado--turtle and quote Hampton Art--tree Stampendous--birthday 2u Autumn Leaves--journaling stamp I also used a file downloaded from Scrapped Lives that she created from the Cricut Design Studio. I can't find her link to her blog, but I'll post it as soon as I do. She is an awesom artist if you haven't been to her blog. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us! This is my last card for now. It's another Father's Day card. My FIL is a Harley man, and I just wanted to make a simple card for him. Thanks for stopping in. I do have some other cards I'm going to try and post in the morning. Have a Happy Saturday everyone...Hugs from Charm City

Caardvarks and The Pink Elephant Challenges

I thought I would do a couple more sketches from these places. I am finding that I like to do card sketches. It really helps when you have lost your mojo. My first card is for the Caardvarks challenge. We were to make a card using some sort of a window. Do you ever wonder what your kitty does while you are away? I have often wondered that. So I thought I'd make a card of what I thought ours does. made the card itself using the George Cricut cart, the design studio and cut the window out of the center. Added some transparency and sewed it in. My Mother in law just love cats and thought this would be a great card to send her in the mail. What do you think? This is what the neighbor kitties would be doing...I love how they are sitting on top of the fence looking in at the other kitty getting ready to play with the fishbowl and wanting to play Here's the inside...I left a little area so I could add a note. I used the Cricut George Paper doll dress up Animal Kingdom and Doodlecharms carts to make this card. Pattern paper is from Prima's stack. On the window I used wooden skewers. The Pink Elephant #20 I just found this challenge site and have fallen in love with the past challenges. Not to mention the sketch for this week. I have already made 3 cards using this sketch. But the one I'm going to link up is the one posted below. I thought I would make a card for DH. A just because card. I used Tim Holtz' grungeboard and distress crackle paint for the butterfly wings. Added some Diamond Dust and feathers to the top of them. Bingo card is from Karen Foster and the little door opener is from EK Success sticko line. this is the inside view when the door is opened. I'm still looking for a photo to add to the one side of it of the two of us. just a little closer view of the Diamond Dust and crackle paint. Well that's it for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Hugs from a very muggy Charm City

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Belated Thanks to Pat (clever Crafting)

I am so sorry that I didn't post this sooner. I was just going back through my blog and reading the comments and came across this post from you for the award. I want to say a great big thank you for thinking of me. If you have never visited Pat's blog, clever crafting, you need to. There's so much eye candy and inspiration it's oozing through the seams of her blog. Thank you again Pat. The rules are to comment on this blog upload the logo to your blog nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel sahow great attitude and grattitude link to your nonimees within your blog post comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation So here's who I would like to award this lemonade stand award to: DeeDee Sharon Michelle Donna Carole Kris Well I hope everyone has a wonderful day...hugs from Charm City

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Caardvarks Depth Perception 3D Challenge

Here's the little 3d shelf sitter project I made for the challenge over at Carrdvarks. Anyone that knows me, knows that I just love to make 3d projects. And I couldn't resist this challenge. They are offering some wonderful eye candy with this challenge from Club Scrap. Hop on over and check out what the DT has made and the rest of the entries. And make something to play along with it.... This is what I came up with..You can click the photos to get a better view of them. (side note..I have noticed that blogger doesn't load everything on my page on every click. I have to refresh the page a few times before I can see everything.) This little fella I made with a paper mache box for the body, polymer clay for his head and tea dyed muslin for his arms and legs. I added floral wire inside so I could make them posable. I also made the hat from grungeboard, which it gave me abit of a fit to try and keep it all together. It wanted to spring open to. I found out grungeboard isn't all that flexable when you want to make a cylinder...but I have to say, I still love that stuff...
here's the back view. The ruffle was made out of the tea dyed muslin to. I heated up some hot water and added about 5 tea bags and some muslin and let it soak for a few hours. I love the vintage feel from this technique. If you ever get a chance, try this. It's awesom looking...*smile*
just a little closer view. He's suspose to be singing America the Beautiful. Hence, his open mouth. The grungeboard stars have silver glitter glue and the top one has a sparkle starburst brad but it doesn't show up to well in the photos...sorry about that.
I made the hymn book from the Paper dolls Cricut cart (spells book pg 54)
here's what my little guy looks like when the top is taken off. I was thinking this could be used to store something inside. Here I've added a bag of little stones to give it some weight for now.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!!!! Hugs from a very muggy Charm City...

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hit the Road CPS118

I had so much fun the other day with my first card sketch that I went looking for another one to play with. I came across the CPS118 sketch and thought it would make for a fun beach scene one. I found this tutorial from Michelle on her blog and wanted to try it out. Thanks Michelle for such wonderful instructions on how to use ink. Although I can't seem to figure out the brayering yet, I used a sponge instead to color in the background. I still am unsure about sketches and I hope that I made this card right. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great day....hugs from a very soggy Charm City

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Our Little Secret

I finally took the plunge. My first ever card sketch card. I don't know why, but I have always stayed away from sketches due to thinking I will make something that doesn't go with the sketch. So this morning I decided to make this card for the 2 sketches 4 you-- 1st annual anniversary ultimate card show down Laura's sketch 27. Congrats Laura and Kazan. They are offering some awesom and I mean awesom blog candy to go along with this showdown. So pop on over and check it out and see what everyone else has posted. They are all just awesom...
Here's what I came up can click on each photo to see a better view...
I turned the sketch on it's side and used some really fun but old goodies. The stamp I've had like forever and really wanted to use her.
Here's what I used to color Betty in. I used Prisma pencils, liquid applique for her hair and then used black chalk to color it in. I love how it looks like black velvet. I also used red glitter to color in the dots on her scarf to give it alittle more sparkle. I also used my Big E storybook cartridge for the circle and marque, felt flower ribbon, pearl bead ribbon and DCWV La Creme stack for the pattern papers.
here's a little close up of the liquid applique. I just noticed the black chalk that rubbed off onto her face...
(Tip) color your image first before using the applique and heat emboss. My first image, the face had gotten alot of black chalk on it around the edges...I also put a few layers of chalk to get her hair really black to cover up the white.
Well that's it. I hope I used the sketch right. Good luck to everyone that enters...
Hugs from a very warm Charm City