August 28, 2015

Come Fly with Me - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Background Challenge, the challenge this week Come Fly with Me.



Inspired by this sketch, I used the cute owls and sentiment from North Coast Creations Who Loves You? stamp set along with NCC Dies and ODBD Dies and pattern paper to create my card. (See supply list below).

Details: Stamps - North Coast Creations Who Loves You?
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Black, Kraft, Moss
Other - Ink Blending Tool, STAEDTLER Watercolor Markers, NCC Custom Dies: Owl Family, Flourished Vine, ODBD Custom Dies: Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Mini Tags, Button, Brown Seam Binding, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot, ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection, Moss Marker



If you would like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Come Fly with Me Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
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August 26, 2015

Best of Friends - Artistic Outpost Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team August Blog Hop! Each month, the fabulous designers at Artistic Outpost showcase projects created with various Artistic Outpost stamp sets.  This month, it's "Designers Choice", as the Designers are sharing projects they created using the AO stamp sets of their choice.

I went with a Back to School theme using the Springtime, Chalkboard Wisdom and Whimsical Melange stamp sets.



I stamped the grouping of children on pattern paper, then die cut the panel using Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched Ovals Dies, layering on a Black panel that was die cut using the Ovals Dies.  The image is colored with STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils, blended with Gamsol.

For the larger background panel, I randomly stamped the circle collage from Whimsical Melange in Black Archival.  The word friends is from the Chalkboard Wisdom stamp set, stamped in Black Archival on a scrap piece of the pattern paper, die cut with the Stitched Ovals Die and layered on a Black panel that was die cut using the Ovals Dies.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Chalkboard Wisdom, Springtime, Whimsical Melange
Card Stock - Black, Kraft
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Black Seam Binding, Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies, Graphic 45 pattern paper, Ink Blending Tool

AO/ODBD products:


You can see the other Design Team Members projects on the Artistic Outpost Blog, or click the links below to visit their blogs:
Tracy * Terry * Shari Kate * Lisa (you are here)

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August 21, 2015

Happiness is....Bloggers Challenge - Backgrounds

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Birthday Challenge, continuing on with another "B themed challenge" the challenge this week is Backgrounds.


The background panel was created using the eBrush/Siphon Adapter Kit along with stencils from Latina Crafter, Dylusions paints and the Gelli Arts Plate (see this post here for more details).  All stamps are from Stampotique, by using the repeating stencil pattern and Black circles, my card fits the SDC209 Repeat Yourself Challenge, glad I've finally had a chance to play along with one of their challenges again.

If you would like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Background Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!



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August 14, 2015

They Say It's Your Birthday - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Bling It On Challenge, continuing on with the "B themed challenges" the challenge this week is Birthday.  Yes, it's that time of the year where I'm in need of a Birthday card....where does the time go, and how is it that my youngest turns 20 today!

 I used Kitchen Sink Stamps and Bo Bunny pattern paper to create my card.


If you would like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Birthday Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
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August 11, 2015

Country Snowman

To cool you off during the "Dog Days of Summer",  I'm sharing a Christmas card and tutorial using the Cold Twigs Snowman cut file from KaDoodle Bug Designs along with the eBrush and Sharpie Markers.






Supplies:
eBrush with Sharpie Adapter
KaDoodle Bug Designs Cut File: Cold Twigs Snowman
Markers - Sharpie, STAEDTLER Fineliner
Card Stock - Turquoise, Yellow, Red, Black, Kraft, Orange, Brown
Other -  Blending Tool, Quickie Glue Pen, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Non Stick Craft Mat, Pattern Paper, STAEDTLER Fineliner, Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Silhouette), Spica Gel Pen, White Gel Pen

Be sure to cover your work surface, I'm working on a non stick craft mat.



Use eBrush and Sharpie Markers to add color and shading to cut files



Continue adding color to all cut pieces as desired




Using the paper piecing technique, add shaded cut files to the base snowman as shown.  Sponge edges if desired and add stitching and other details to bring the snowman to life





Finish card as desired

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