Yesterday when I was visiting fellow stamper's blogs, I stumbled onto these 2 challenges. ... I realized that there are soooo many challenges on the blogging world!! Anyways, when I saw this color challenge at CR84FN , I thought of my fav. Hydrangea stamp. Then I stumbled onto another challenge. It's a sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers, and I, again thought of Hyrangea stamp. Then I remembered I needed to make a Birthday card for Birthday swap I participate throughout the year, and need to make a card for June, I decided to make this card. I embossed the Kraft CS with Cuttlebug embossing folder for background. I cut out the hydrangea image, attached it with dimentional glue foams, as well as the sentiment. I punched out 2 butterflies from 2 different colors of papers. One on the top has shimmer in it, but it would blend in to the background CS color, so I punched the darker paper to adhere it underneath. You can see them on the 2nd picture. I used purple color stickles for centers of little flowers of hydrangea. You can see them on the 3rd picture. Thank you for visiting my blog today :-) Hope everybody is safe from "severe weather"...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I know, it's a bit early, and in fact, I was thinking of making a card for memorial day with my fav. "mouse", I ended up making a card for "4th of July" after me finding a nice DP which says "4th of July"! Well, time is FLYING (as usual!), so before you know it, it'll be July 4th! lol :-) I made this card, from the sketch at this week's Inspirational Card sketches "116" challenge. I'm also submitting to Simon Says Challenge, for this week's theme "Stars & Stripes". Great timing, Perfect! :-)
4 stars on 4 corners are trimmed from the embossed red & dark blue papers, which I used cuttlebug embossing folder for, then, attached to the 4 circle die cuts. Those & main image are attached to the CS by dimentional glue foams to give more depth to the card. Other 4 circles are attached by regular glue (flat). You can see them on the 2nd picture. The upper right corner circle & lower left corner circle are made from my stash. I heat embossed the US flag image about a year ago. I found this in my stash, punched the circles out from the US flag image, and used them in this card. Other circles are punched out from DPs.
Friday, May 20, 2011
for Etsy Inspired Challenge #138 I made. I didn't realize that ETC now runs one challenge for 2 weeks, but today is the last day anyway! lol! I have only 1 hr left to post! This is the photo I was inspired by, from Bear Creek Design and Felting. All stamps except the sentiment are from Inkadinkado. The sentiment is from TPC studio. All are heat embossed in clear EP. I draw the stitch line right on the embossed frame line. The main nestie die is attached by dimentional glue foam, and small nestie die in the middle is again, attached by dimentional glue foam to give even more dimentions.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful weekend! :-)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
That's the challenge at Penny Black Sat. Challenge blog this week. Here is my card. I LUV this PB cats' image, esp. for spring card! I luv this sentiment from Lawn Fawn too :-) Since it's "Clean & Simple", I didn't do too much, other than coloring the image, put a bit of glitter on butterflies, corner heart punches, placing tiny white pearls in them, baker's twine, nestie die, and distressing around the sentiment.
This week's challenge at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge is "May Flowers". This is the card I made. I colored the mice with water color pencils, used glossy accent on the mouse's eyes, and a bit glitter on the flower. I inked the inside of nesties with distress inks. I punched out the small butterflies from shimmering purple paper. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. I also stamped the flowers from my HM Lavender stamp (partially inked the stamp), and put some glitters here & there. I used pop up glue dots for the main image & the sentiment.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I hardly ever make a baby card, but two days ago, my godmother's daughter had her first baby, first Grandchild for my godmother! I also remembered that Simon Says Challenge is having the theme of "look what the stork brought!". I layered one image over the stamped image to give a bit of dimention, then I layered ONE MORE onto the mouse face with tiny hands, and two feet to give more dimention.
The baby's name is Avery Bell. "Avery" means happy gift from God:-)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Over 2 weeks, I didn't make a card. ha! Lots are going on here (mostly not good things :-( ) But I finally found the time to make a card! I got inspired by the photo at Cupcake inspirations challenge #110 ; flowers, bees, butterflies, grass, green, yellow, pink...so here is my card! The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and luving it! I used TH's distress ink in 3 different colors around the sentiment. It's attached with dimentional glue dots. I also colored white CS in those color inks, and stamped flowers, then cut & attached to the stamped images on green with dots background paper. I luv the way those flowers colors came out, instead of using other coloring media. I used border punch to create Grass in two different colors, layered them, attached on the buttom of the flowers. Those bees are old CTMH. I paperpieced their bodies, attached them,and used vellum for the wings, and used stickles to give them a bit of shimmering. I also paperpieced the butterfly which came in a stamp set of flowers from Fiskars. I used sakura clear glaze pen for body & antenae of bees & butterfly, to give more definition. It's very hard to see in the pic. but they are there! :-) I used sakura white opaque gel pen for dots inside of the blue flowers. Those bottons are clear yellow & clear lime green with glitters in them. I used baker's twines in two different colors. A bit of gems & tiny pearls and the card was finished! :-)