Monday, February 28, 2011

Challenge 39 - Teach Me - Shaker

Let me just say this was my first shaker and although kinda cool, kinda hard when you have all these little beads all over the place.  Also after you have sealed it up and decide maybe you would like a little less in there.  Anyhow, it is still a very cool concept and can really make a card.

I had many first for me on this card.  This was the first time I used a Spellbinder (let me tell you I bought a bunch and am so happy I did!  Love it and it is so much easier then pulling out my Cricut for things.)
It is the first time I used chalk to fill in the back ground, Although hard to see in the picture it really did make a difference not being all white.  The last first as I stated before this was the first time I did a shaker card.

The choice is always so hard every week and then you always hope that you don't do the same one everyone else is doing, but when I heard shaker and took a look I knew that I was for sure going to try it with Take Me Away . I thought that it would be fun to do something with bubbles!

I colored my digital stamp with Copic markers, which as I use them more; I can't imagine how I ever colored stamps in before them.  I just love how well they blend, and although when you take a picture the colors never look as great as they really do, you can see how high quality they are.

I purchased 2 different sizes of clear iridescent beads to give the feel of different size bubbles.

The last thing I am going to say about the shaker card is that it is so hard to take a picture of.  I had to do it from a angle, but it turned out okay.  I hope you all enjoy me attempt this week. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge 38 - Monochromatic

So this week’s Tiddly Inks Challenge is Monochromatic, which was a lot harder to processes at first for me.  Where to start….. What color to pick?  My first thought is to go straight to pink.  I love pink, but my second color was blue, how nice blue would be, maybe so lovely shades of green.  Hum….?  Well, the best way for me to pick the right color I figured was to pick the right digital stamp.  The great thing with Tiddly Inks digital stamps there are so many of them that can be off beat colors.  Things don’t look odd with pink or blue hair.  Then I saw it!  A fairly new digital stamp called SupahStar.  Then I thought again, what color to do?  I decided I wanted to keep the hair color a natural color, and so the color yellow came to mind.  Besides when I think star, I think yellow/yellow gold.  Not a color I love, but it defiantly is very bright, colorful and sunny!  As I am ready for winter to be over and even more ready for sunny days, I decided to go with it.  I colored it with copic markers and a big surprise I just loved the color Y26 mustard!  It looks so mucky on the cap, but wow it sure did make the difference in the yellows.  It also didn’t hurt that I found a really cool paper that had a great design on it.  You can never have enough glitter and rhinestones! This is how this card came about and in the end I really did end up loving yellow! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge 37 - Love Is in the Air

Simple & Sweet, the way love should be! 

I used Tiddly Inks  Little Bit of Love  for the background
and Valentine Bugg as the main stamp.

I tried to color it like the background was done, with the broken little kid kind of coloring, which is a lot harder to do because as an adult I want to fill in and smooth out things, but I think it turned out cute.  I used a light purple ribbon and made a bow, although a little smashed looking because I stuck it in a scanner it is a fluffy/firm bow.

I had a lot of little projects with a class full of Valentines to make, so sometimes it is nice when something seek and simple works out.  Enjoy your week!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tiddly Ink Challenge #36, is called Kiss Me, You Fool!!

Sometimes a week just doesn't go the way you so hoped it would.  When I first heard this challenge, I knew I was going to use Tiddly Inks “Sealed with” and I had thought pink.  When I heard kiss, I thought Sealed with a Kiss so that was where I went, I just replaced the paw with lips.  Now that being said, it is really easy to think about how things should come together in your head, but making it happen that way is not always the case.  Wednesday I woke up with no power, no school because of the weather and a horrible sinus infection.  So the week was really not on my side.  It took a while for me to feel well enough to even get to play.  I thought I would try to make it look like a stamp with a square card making little half circles to look like the edge of a stamp, but when I tried to put it in the punch the double up cardstock wouldn’t fit.    Bummer!  Cute thought, not going to work.  I know that you can die cut it into a stamp shape, but I broke the arm right off of my big shot this past week and am waiting for the replacement. (Stampin Up is a really good company, bought it from them, my fault that I broke it, I was pushing it too hard, and they still are replacing it at their expense.)  So that make me go with the simple basics.  I colored the kitty in copic pinks.  Tried to make it seem like spotted/hair because a cat wouldn’t  have smooth looking hair.  I cut the cat out, and popped it up which is hard to tell on the picture.  Trying to get that stamp feeling I then used zig zag scissors (crimping scissors) and cut around the outside of a matt.  I put 2 little red pearls on the top and bottom and just keep it simple this week.  I guess I got the challenge down twice….  After all don’t they say KISS (Keep it simple stupid)  and I did!  Enjoy!