Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stitching at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Stitching (real or faux).


The background paper is a yellow mulberry paper; not so easy to stamp on but I really like the texture. The patterned paper is from my stash. The quilted frame is a rubber stamp from Repeat Impressions. I fussy-cut the blocks & colored them with Copic markers. The sentiment is by Our Daily Bread Designs, and the outer stitching stamp is from a Scrapper's Paradise set. Everything was stamped in Memento brown ink. The stitched blocks are dies from Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up set. I finished the card with some fluffy yarn.

Inspiration/Challenges:
House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes (used Repeat Impressions stamp)
Making Memories Crafting: Anything Goes

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pilin' on the Spring-y Animals

The theme this month at Pile It On is Animals. Our mid-month optional bonus theme is Spring Garden. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs, and I used their adorable Basket of Love Bun to create this Card-in-a-Box using Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up die set.



Inspiration/Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge: Spring Fever
Cut it Up: Fun Folds
Deep Ocean: Furry or feathered Friends
Kitty Bee Designs: Animals
Kreativeinkauf-challenge #51: Pennants (or hearts)


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Animals at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we're making Cards featuring Animals.


The horse, unicorn, *poof* cloud, and sentiment were hand-stamped & colored; the rest is patterned paper. This is a simple pocket card; I created the windows with circle dies.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: E for Enchanted Creatures
heARTful Stamping Challenge: Animals + Stamp (no digi)

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hot Colours at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Hot Colours.


To create the background, I inked a craft mat with hot pink & orange inks, spritzed it, and smooshed my smooth white paper on it. I like the watercolor effect.

The prickly pear cactus & lizard are die-cuts from my stash. I heat-embossed them in neon green. I heat-embossed the sentiment directly onto the background. The mulberry flowers were colored with Copics.

I recently won a gift certificate from Pink & Main, and couldn't wait to use my new Bubbly Border dies. I used neon embossing powders on the detailed top pieces, and cut the bases from neon papers.

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Inspiration/Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies
Paper Creator's Crafts #58: Bright and Bold
WOW Embossing Powder Challenge: Anything Goes with Embossing Powder
YNS Challenge #64: Color Inspiration + Sketch

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Flowers at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Lots of Flowers and/or Mother's Day.


I made this at a two-day crop in Prescott Valley, Arizona, using Pebbles papers. I didn't have a stamp I wanted to use, so I hand-wrote my sentiment on vellum that came in our crop goodie bag. Although I won't be with my Mom on Mother's Day, I've had a lovely visit with her. So thankful for her!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Quick Quotes Challenge #75: Mothers or Mother's Day
Scrapy Land Challenges: Anything with a Die brand sold at Scrapy Land (Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Dies)
Ooh La La Creations #228: Something Beginning with B (Box, Bird)


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