Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Ribbons and Bows

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge has another great challenge for you this week .....Ribbons and Bows...I used Hoppy Christmas:

What a wonderful fun Christmas image that I couldn't wait to use and the Ribbons and Bows theme seemed like the perfect time to use it LOL.

Be sure to drop by the Challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you to see, lots of new images and should be tons of inspiration, and grab a Mo image and play along for a chance to win in the random drawing for a Mo's image of your choice.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, creative day.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Inspired by.....

It's Tuesday, and that means Sassy Cheryl's Challenge is up.  Dawn chose the theme Inspired by...and chose the following beautiful picture as your inspiration:

 I decided to take the shutters and flowers from the picture as my inspirations and created the following fun card using Noah is all ears:

Not sure this is exactly what Dawn had in mind, but I was so good last week, I knew I was stretching my goodness to its limits LOL..... If I remember you can use elements from the image and create your own, colors or only an element or two and I used the shutter, created from an Asian Lantern, vase and coordinating paper flowers.  Reminds me of when we took the kids to Disneyland when we were stationed in California. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT cards and it was great to see so many of you play along in the challenge this week. Be sure to grab a Sassy Cheryl image and play along this week, there are so many new cute images and there are always images in the 1 and 2 dollar bin that every one can afford a Sassy image to use.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a super fun creative day. 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil--Die's and Punches Challenge

The challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is to use a Die Cut or punch.  What a surprise... I chose to use my new favorite die cut, the Cuttlebug Daisy flower, on this fantastic Mo's image called, More:

I love the Mo's images created from classic novels such as Oliver Twist  and this is no exception.  I wanted to keep the classic neutral tones of the times the novel was written and the vintage tone.   My die cut is, as mentioned above, the daisy flower which is a kit from Cuttlebug which includes the outside petals, inside petals, the inside circle center base, and the petals, which I did not add to this flower.  I added a dew drop to the center of this one to match the dew drops on the photo corners on the other corners. 

The photo corners started out silver but I airbrushed them brown to tone them down to match the tone of the card.  Even though the image is called More, I kept the card very simple to show off the wonderful image. 

Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you this week and grab an image to play along, Mo has lots of new images for you, always fun when Mo has been in an extra creative mood and there are so many wonderful new images in the shop for Halloween and Christmas.  I know I have a long list :)  Be sure to play along in the challenge for a chance to win an image...always an added bonus....

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge-To Die For !!!-

Woo Hoo, it's Tuesday and that means Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Day!! the theme this week is brought to you by Ms Dawn and is:  To Die for...use a die cut or punch...easy peasy....: 

I love Count Dracula,  Noah,  what a cutie, and so fun to color with copics .  I loved adding the tree, ghost, bat, and pumpkin die cuts cut with my cricut from my Paper Doll cartridge and the fence punch which I distressed a little by cutting a few pieces from it. 

A few buttons were the only other embellishments I added to this page.
This will be a scrapbook page to compliment a second page of grandkids this  year...

Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and see what the other DT members have created this week and what die or punches they have used.  I am sure that Sassy Cheryl has created a  new image or two for you too...that is always fun.  Be sure you grab an image or two and play along, I know everyone has a punch or die cut to use.....

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Sassy Cheryl's week-end specials which she has every Friday...always a great deal in there....

Have a wonderful creative day.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Buttons

Thursday means Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and this week the theme is everyone has buttons and they are so easy to add to any of Mo's beautiful images. Here is what I created using Fall Fairy Jesen

I love coloring ghost pumpkins, they, to me are more interesting to color than the everyday orange pumpkins, LOL.  I wanted to color Jesen in tans and burnt oranges and didn't want the orange to over power the colors.   

The buttons are tied with bakers twine and I used one of my hoarded dragonfly buttons for this card....  :)    Mounted on a fall inspired paisley dp and a brown polka dot with a kraft base my button challenge card is ready for the Fall season.

Be sure to check out the beautiful cards created by the rest of the DT members, and now that the kids are in school, play along in the challenge for a chance to win a Mo's Digital image...there are some new halloween ones in the store

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day!!!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--It's a Sketch!!!

Yeah, it is Tuesday and that means a new Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and it's a Sketch brought to you by the awesome Dawn:

I love a sketch challenge and used Sassy Charlie The Wicked Witch of the West.  I think  followed the sketch pretty closely for me, Dawn would be so proud of me :).    I even purchased a new paper pack of Halloween paper, for this season from Michaels, by Recollections, lots of fun papers.

Colored with copics and all edges were sponged with distess inks.  MS spider web border under the that border punch :)

Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for your viewing pleasure and I know that Sassy Cheryl has some new images for you in the Store so drop in and grab a couple and join the challenge for the change to win two images in the random drawing...and just to have fun with the rest of us :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day!!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pendants made from hardware Washers!!! How fun :)

Hi everyone,  I have had a little time this week to play since I took the week off from doing Design team cards last week and I found a fun tutorial on Pinterest on making pendants from washers. Yeah, the ones you use to put on bolts before you put the nuts on...who would have thunk you could use them to make a pretty necklace but look what I have made this week:

Here is my first attcmpt which I made from a pink washer which is plastic and thoughtfully given to my by my sister in law Shirley...Thanks :)

I didn't want to use the same items used in the tutorial which were designer paper and modge podge so I varied the instructions to fit what I wanted the end product to look like.  I painted the pink plastic disk with regular house paint, and let that dry.  then I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in brown which I had here and love the antique effect and thought it would loook pretty with the roses and pearls.  I put it on thick to get the most crackle from it and dried it with my heat gun, not a real patient person.
Once that was dry I added the pearls and roses and covered the whole thing with Crystal effects.  The only problem with that was the crystal effects takes a long time 1-4 hours to dry..  It kept running down through the hole in the center and I had to keep removing it with a wire and kept it on my finger, which means I had a lot of crystal effects on my hands LOL.  It finally got to the point where I could lay it on a piece of hard plastic to set up for the night and by morning it was ready to add the necklace hardware.

After I made the first one I decided it would be fun to make a few more and decided to try using actual metal washers...well, the paint doesn't stick to stainless steel washers very well, so I had to lightly sand them, no big deal.  I bought two different sizes and here are three more medallions that I made.  I am having a lot of fun.  Something  a little different and fun from coloring and card making.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.