Sunday, February 18, 2018

Chocolate Baroque Goodness

Hi my crafty peeps! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and made time to create crafty magic. Below is something I worked on last weekend during a crop I attended at Jeckyl Island.
The coloring of course was done with Copic markers, the flower stamp is from a set by Chocolate Baroque, and the background music is from Hero Arts.
The background process is easy. I stamped the background using Brilliance Pigment Moonlight white ink, and white embossing powder. I really wanted the image to pop white, so using white ink with white powder ensured this result. Next I blended 3 colors of TH Distress Oxide inks, which as you can see blend beautifully.
Nest I stamped the flower image and colored it in with Copic markers. I fussy cut out the flower and mounted it to the card front. For the finishing touch, I added pearls and a saying. I have to say, this turned out better than imagined. As fellow crafters, you know how often you know what you want your projects to look like in your head, but the end result doesn't quite match your vision? Luckily this time, the end result exceeded what I had pictured in my head, lol. I hope you can find some inspiration in my card, and as always, happy crafting!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Moving Along with the Times has another challenge happening, this time the inspiration came from certain song lyrics. Below is my card, along with a few of the lyrics...
The stamps, of which there are only 2, are from Stampscapes. I wanted to create the Aurora Borealis, a site that is on my bucket list to witness. I used about 5 different colors of ink, on glossy cardstock.
Next I typed out the song lyrics, inked the edges then added a few sparkles in the sky with a white gel pen.
I hope to see the real lights someday but for now, my card will have to suffice. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Challenge #2-World Wide Open Design Team

Hello my crafty peeps: Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers.
For this card I decided to use what I had, so I dug through my stash of scraps, then went to use photo corner stickers & rub on sayings. It's amazing what you find when you dig for treasure, lol. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.
Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, It's that time again for another fun challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. The theme is "Clean and Simple".
I have to admit, this one was a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm a gal who loves her glitz and glitter, so having to keep my embellies to a minimum was a bit sketchy. I did manage to add a few sparkles...
The ink is from Tim Holtz Oxide Inks. The colors are Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick.
Even though the card itself is simple, it was a challenge for me. A lesson learned that it's good to step out of your comfort zone every now and again. Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge #01 - 01/15/18

Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers. I've had this cool paper from Graphic 45 in my stash and this digi worked perfectly. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.
Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Moving Along with The Times - Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, It's time for another challenge over at Moving Along with The Times. This challenge is a fun one because you can create anything BUT a card, so I did a tag.
This is using a Julie Nutting stamp and lots of fun elements. Below is a close up of some of the deets...
On her dress, I used felt for the shawl. I also added snowflake punches, rhinestones and of course, glitter. To give added interest, I sprinkled embossing enamel around the edges of the tag, to give a wintery feel. She was a lot of fun to create, now I just have to think of another project to use her in, lol. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #29 - 12/15/17

Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers. I am a fan of the steampunk lifestyle and this little lady was so fun to color. For added dimension, I added a few spokes and gears made from wood.
I also colored in parts of the image with a gold paint pen for some added pizazz!!!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.

Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!