Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Week 1 : The Greeting Farm HeArt Journal- Wings

Hello Everyone! I know it has been quiet a while since I've posted anything but all my crafting projects took a back seat to work and school for a few weeks. I'm still working on some cards and looking forward to entering some more challenges. Today, I wanted to share the art journal page that I submitted to the Art Journal project I am participating in at The Greeting Farm. I am really enjoying this as it allows me to experiment with a variety of mediums without the fear of messing up. "There are no mistakes in Art." This page is from week one. It was to be based on the theme of "Wings." I chose to use butterflies as they are my favorite.

To start, I gessoed the journal pages then stamped some designs using Tim Holtz and Paperbag Studio Journaling Stamps and Grunge Stamps. I stamped them using Archival Black Ink. I then used soft pastels to create the background. I used oil pastels to turn the stamped circles into flowers and outlined them using a charcoal pencil and acrylic paint in pearl white. The butterflies are actually some old rub on stickers I had stored in a box. I wrote the quote using a black sharpie calligraphy pen and sealed the pages using simple hairspray. Hope you enjoy this and I look forward to posting more art journal pages and cards soon! Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

iCopic Weekly Challenge #38

Morning! I made this birthday card for the iCopic Weekly Challenge #38: All About Birthdays.
I used DCWV and Colorblok  card stock. The cupcake stamps are from Hampton Art and the sentiments are from Amy R. It's Your Birthday stamps from C.C. Designs. I stamped the cupcakes using Stampin Up and Ranger Inks. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used Spellbinders Dies and Ribbon from my stash. Cupcake Anya is a Digi Stamp from The Greeting Farm. The Copics I used are: E00, E50, E51, R20, RV02, RV04, RV10, BV00, BV02, BV08, V04,V09,BG01,BG10 and BG23. I used stickles, glitter pens and a gelly roll pen to accent the image and the cupcake sticker. Enjoy! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas in July

Good Morning! It's been almost a week since I last posted a card. It's been really busy here. Okay..here we go. I'm entering this card in several Christmas in July Challenges as well as some sketch challenges.
Materials : 
Card stock- Bazzill, DP and snowflake embellishments - Colorbok
Image and Sentiment - Stamped on iCopic Cryogen White Paper, Colored with copics,
Stamps used- The Greeting Farm- Beanie Anya, Holiday Sentiment-MSE            
Peachy Keen Stamps-Wide-eyed kids face assortment   
Inks for Image, sentiments and distressing - Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin up Real Red
Certainly Celery, and Old Olive, Pebbles Chalk for distressing around Anya
 Pearl Embellishments colored with copics and Rhinestones are from my stash
 Extras - White Puff Paint, Glitter Pens, White Gelly Roll Pen, Stickles, Diamond Glitter
  Dimensional Paint
Nestabilities Dies - Label and Rectangle
I entered this cute card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Karber Challenge 35: Shine

Good Morning! I am entering this card in Karber Challenge 35: Shine. The card stock base is from Bazzill. Glitter, layer and flower papers are from DCWV. Red heart paper is from Stampin Up. I distressed the edges of the papers with Stampin Up ink also. The Image is from Karber Digital Stamps, of course, lol and I printed it out on iCopic Cryogen White Paper and colored it using my copic markers. I used Spellbinders Scallop Nestabilities to cut out the image and layer it with Glitter paper. The brads in the flowers are from my stash and I paper pierced around the butterflies and used a white gelly roll pen to outline the brown background. The sentiment is from Cricut's Create a Critter Cartridge. I popped the sentiment and image up using pop dots. I used Pebbles glitter chalk around the image and added some sparkle to Edward and Bella using my Glitter pens. Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cricut 360 - Challenge #1

I made this easel card for the Cricut 360 Challenge. The cricut cartridges I used were Everyday Paper Dolls and Create a Critter. The card stock and pattern papers are from Bazzill and DCWV. Have a great day! :) P.S. I also used my cuttlebug to emboss the center of the sun using the dots embossing folder.. :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Stars and Stripes Challenge/ iCopic Weekly Challenge #37/I Did It Challenge 62

HAPPY 4th of JULY Everybody!
This is the card I'm entering for the Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Stars and Stripes Challenge and the iCopic Weekly Challenge #37.
Materials: Card Base is Bazzill Cardstock
Layers are Stampin' up Cardstock
Stars are from EK Success
Colored the heart image with my Copics
Sentiment is from Amy R Stamps from C.C. designs and is stamped in Real Red Stampin' up Ink
One of the stars I did myself in Real Red Ink and glued blue star spangles to the tips
I used pop dots to add dimension to the stars and heart. Hope you like it :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 55

I really enjoyed making this card for this PKS challenge. Being from Georgia, we love anything to do with peaches...:)
Materials : Cardstock - base- Bazzill, patterned paper and stamped white paper - Stampin Up
Spellbinders Dies - Circle, Scallop, and Banner, Pebbles Chalk ,Adirondack and Stampin up Ink to Distress the Edges and stamp the pattern onto the white cardstock. Stamped main peach and face using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps - Peach Stamp and Wide-eyed face asst., alpha stamps for sentiment. Ribbon and Pearls are from my scrap box and I used copic markers to color the peach and the pearls a peachy color :)
I also used some pop-ups to add dimension to the circle and scallop as well as the banner. Instead of Feel Better Soon, I decided to use Feel Peachy Soon!...lol...Have a Great Day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: A Sketch Challenge

Hi! Sorry, it's been a few days since I posted but it's been very busy around here. I've decided to enter this cute card in the Stamp, Scrap& Doodle Saturdays: A Sketch Challenge.
Cardstock: base, circle and scallop -colorbok
Background and Border paper from DCWV
Image: Greeting Farms Digi Stamp Country Ana/ Printed on Copic Curious Cryogen White Paper
Image colored with: Copic Markers
Sentiment from Stampin' Up : stamped on colorbox cardstock with Chocolate Chip Ink
Edges distressed with Chocolate Chip Ink from Stampin' Up
Pearl and Rhinestone embellishments from Crystal Stickers
Circle and Scallop were cut out using my Cricut :) Enjoy!
Oh, and I used stickles on Anya's collar to add some sparkle :)
Ribbon is from my scrap box.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Cricut 360º challenge blog!

The Cricut 360º challenge blog is launching in a week. They are holding a give-away of an awesome cricut cartridge. So head on over and enter for your chance to win and get ready to participate in some awesome challenges!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Karber Challenge 34 - Anything Goes :) and Desert Islands Craft Challenge 10

I made this cute card using the Karber Digi Stamp - Lollipop heart Millie. I used my copic markers to color the image. I used Colorbok cardstock for the card base and DCWV as my layer paper. I used my cricut to cut out the scallop and the circle. The ribbon and chipboard sentiment came from my scrap box. The felt heart sticker with embellishment is from Woolies by Basic Grey. :) Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day Card :)

This is the card I made for my Daddy for Father's Day. These stamps and matching sentiments are from the hillbilly series at PKS. This card was perfect for my dad because Georgia has a rich moonshining history...lol. The other stamps and sentiments (DAD) and (World's Greatest Dad Stamp) are from Hampton Arts. The paper I used is from Bazzill. The lined paper is from GCD studios and I colored the images with my Copic markers of course. :) The images and sentiments were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wedding Easel Card

Just finished this card today. It's a wedding card for some friends of the family. I used my copics once again to color a digi stamp from The Greeting Farm. The paper I used is from ColorBok and DCWV Glitter Mat Stack. Here's to the Bride and Groom! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Flower Power :)

I just love using my Copic markers with my PKS, Magnolia, and Greeting Farm Stamps. This is another simple card I made using a more flowery theme. I chalked around the edges, on the flower and on the trim to add some sparkle and depth.
          Paper: Colorbok and Glitter Mat Stack
          Stamp: Magnolia Stamp- Tilda with Butterfly Dress
          Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
          Copic Markers
          Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders: Swiss dots and flowers
          Chalk: Pebbles Chalk Set
Flowers and Ribbon from my scrap box :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 54

This is the card I'm entering for the Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 54. The Apples are so cute with their little PKS faces. The Apples, Faces and Tag sentiment are all from PKS. The birthday sentiment is from Amy R. Stamps "It's Your Birthday" Collection by C. C. Designs.

Simple B-day Card

I made this simple card last night. I just think it's so cute. I used green cardstock from Colorbok, Ranger Adirondack Ink in Meadow, my cuddle bug with swiss dots embossing folder, Peachy Keen Stamps for the face on the flower and Cottage Cutz Potted Flower die from PKS also. I colored the flower with my Copic markers and used some scrap ribbon I had in a scrap container. I stamped the sentiment with the meadow ink using Amy R Stamps "It's Your Birthday" stamps by C.C. Designs. I know it's a long list of materials but it went together super fast. I plan to make a lot of these in different varieties to have available for various occasions. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Kids' Water Lilies

Got this idea off the Mod Podge Rocks page. It was very simple and the kids loved doing it. I must say, they did a really good job and the colors are beautiful. My crafty kids! :)

Some Canvas Art Using Mod Podge...Love this stuff!!

Made a funky piece of wall art, using a piece of canvas. some paper, fabric and ribbon. Then I applied some butterfly spangles. I painted the bright color edges using acrylic paints. This piece is hanging in my daughter's room. :)

First Attempt at an Easel Card

I made this card using the Cuddle Anya Stamp from The Greeting Farm and colored it using my highly addictive Copic Markers. I love to color with these markers. I stamped and colored it on 89lb Curious Metallic Iridescent Cryogen White Paper. It is available at iCopic.com and it is AWESOME for coloring with copics! This was my first attempt at making an easel card and I must say it turned out pretty good. For now, this is my card style of choice. Hope you like it! :)

Perfect Pastels

This is one of the very first cards I made. It was for my substitute teacher's assistant, as my regular TA was on maternity leave. She was a big help in the classroom and we made many enjoyable memories finishing out this year in the classroom. A truly great friend.