Friday, February 23, 2018

TicTacToe Color Dare #281 Make Waves Color Palatte

This is my design card made for Color Dare #281 combined with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #441


You will get to choose colors from a Tic-Tac-Toe board using the Close to My Heart color palette from the featured paper pack of the month. In February we have been featuring colors from the "Make Waves" paper pack. You must use and identify the three colors in a row/column of your choice with your entry. You may also add any or all of the other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe board but you may not add any additional colors NOT on the board.

I chose to use the bottom row "Pansy, Bashful, Pixie" and other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe Board and a couple of design papers from the "Make Waves" paper pack.  


Zip Strip and one of the design papers were added to the borders on the inside of the card. 




Also submitted to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Make Waves With Zip Strip
     Bashful Glitter Paper 
Cardstock
     Pixie, Bashful, Black and White Daisy
Dies
     Piazza Plenty "Butterflies on Ribbon"
     Memory Box "Snowflake Circle"
Other
     Dollar Store "Thin Foam Sheet"
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



      

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hello Friend - H2H Feb 2018 Week #3 "Sunny Days"

The DT project for this week at Heart2Heart is a theme "Sunny Days" and a digital image from The Outlawz celebration for their 7th Birthday by Andrea - Sheepski Designs "Sunflowers" fit the theme.  Pulled out my copic pens, colored the sunflowers attempting to use a few of the copic class techniques I learned, and then fussy cut.  Die cut two jars using white cardstock and vellum, colored the jar on the white cardstock extending the stems, glued them to the colored jar, glued the vellum on the top and adhered sunflowers and jar to background with thin foam sheet.  

It still needed something...went through some of my previous cuts not used and found the burst of arrows which were cut from Cricut Design Space.  Had to improvise and cut out the area around the sunflowers and jar and then adhered to background.  Used a die sentiment and adhered to the vellum...pleased that it didn't cover up too much of the focal point.  



Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's challenge "Sunny Days" and submit your interpretation of this theme.  You also have until the end of the month to create and submit previous themes and earn a badge for Perfect Attendance if you create a card for each  weekly theme during that month. Please join us.  

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY TO THE OUTLAWZ!
Check out the Special Challenges page and Facebook page for details!!  The Outlawz have lots of prizes to give away and many thanks to the generous sponsors for contributing. 



Andrea of Sheepski Designs has donated a beautiful image for you to request and make a project with!! See the Special Challenge page to see how to get the beautiful Sunflowers image. 


Also submitted to the following Challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper / Specialty Paper
     Make Waves 
     Vellum
Cardstock 
     Glacier, Lagoon, and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Ken Oliver Crafts "Jar with Flowers/Stems" 
     Spellbinders Words #IN-037 "Words"
     Cricut Design Space - Arrow Background in stash Unknown in stash
Digital Image 
     Andrea - Sheepski Designs "Sunflowers" 
        Freebie for The Outlawz 7th Birthday
Other 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear 
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheet 
Pens - Copic alcohol-base brush pens







House Mouse & Friends "Spring Colors"


I was invited and honored to be a Guest Designer for House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #260 "Spring Colors" and combined it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #252.  

This image was from an earlier coloring class with Jennifer Dove at The Paper Collage and all it needed was a little touch up and some blending pen on a pen leak.  Chose some bright spring colors for the background and layered with the willow green.  Added the layered sentiment and some heart embellishments.  






This inside of my card was just a border of the same background paper as on the front of my card.  

Also submitted to the following challenges:  

I was chosen as the Top Pick for this week's challenge at The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Fur"  








Products Used:
Design Paper
     Doodlebug Design "At the Zoo"
Cardstock
     CTMH Willow and White Daisy
Stamp
     Stampendous "Floral Trumpet" House Mouse
Dies
     Cottage Cutz CCB-072 Wacky Stitched Square
     Peachy Cheap - Words
     Paper Smooches "Small Hearts"

Other
     Copic Pen Palette






















Friday, February 16, 2018

It's Your Day - Color Dare #280

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #280 using the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #440.  The sketch and colors just screamed out flowers and flourish.  Originally  had a white panel with black trim but when the black was placed the contrast was striking and really showed off the bright beautiful colors.  Some die-cutting of flowers and flourish,  adhering with tape and 3D thin foam tape and Clear Wink of Stella for some soft glitter. Sentiment stamped in black.  




Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what bright and cheery projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our CD#279 challenge using Pacifica, Canary and Cranberry  and Gold optional  Click Here. 

Also submitted to the following Challenges:


  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy - Pixie" 
Cardstock 
     Pansy, Pixie, Emerald, White Daisy and Black  
Dies 
     My Favorite Things No. MFT054 "Upsy-Daisy"
     Ken Oliver Crafts "Jar with Flowers"
Stamp Set 
     Sentiment from Balloon Animals SOTM #S1602
Inks 
     Black
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Zig "Clear" Wink of Stella 



Sunday, February 11, 2018

So Sweet - H2H Feb 2018 Week #2

Wanted my project as DT member of Heart2Heart to be filled with sweetness and love and feel it was accomplished by using the CTMH "Gimme Some Sugar" along with Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #439 and adding a cupcake for the Three Amigo's BlogHop Challenge #11 "nom nom".  My focal panel was dry embossed, layered and adhered to my background.  The cupcake dies were cut with other design papers, glitter paper and PML card from the same paper packet, layered and adhered to the oval embossed panel. Instead of a bow added a couple candy hearts, sentiment and sequins in the upper r-h corner. Card was made with generic sentiment so it can be used for any occasion card.  


The DT project for this week at Heart2Heart is a theme "True Love". Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is almost here! Share your true love with us, be it chocolate, a fur baby, or your significant other. You have all month to create and submit. Check out each of the February challenges and earn a badge for Perfect Attendance if you create a card for each  weekly theme during that month.


On the inside of the card stamped a border of hearts and put the frame from the oval die cut to add a sentiment for any occasion.  

Also sent to the following Challenges:  


Using Middle Row "Die Cut, Emboss and Floral"







CTMH Product Unless Identified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Gimme Some Sugar and PML Cards
     American Crafts "Glitter Paper Pad"
     Small face hearts cut from a Scrap in my Stash
Cardstock 
     Juniper and White Daisy 
Dies 
     MayaRoad "Celebrate Cupcake Bundle"
     Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Scallopped Oval"
Stamp Set 
     Celebrate With Cake SOTM
Other 
     Darice Embossing Folder "Quilt Blocks"
     3D Foam Tape
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear" 
     Ocean Side Sequins


     


Friday, February 9, 2018

Thanks - Color Dare #279

Loving these bright colors.  Going through some of my stash found a few stencils but never think of using them...so decided to use one on this challenge for my background with no other thought in mind.  As always I like to use a sketch for my creations and decided to go with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #250.  So this is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #279

The background was sponged with Canary Ink using a stencil and then added the heart and twine die cuts.  The sentiment and one of the bees were stamped and then cut with a coordinating die.  Cut a second bee die and used the backside to draw in the bee similar to the other so that I could replace the bow with some similarity of the sketch.  



Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for this challenge and would love to see what bright and cheery projects you will create.  This Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our #278 color challenge of Bashful, Kraft and Gold Click Here.    

At Atlantic Hearts Sketch #250 marks the 10th term for the Design Teams and to celebrate the Top 3 will be awarded with prizes. Some of the Design Team members will be drawing prizes randomly for those that enter their challenge this week.  So make sure you check out Wednesday's post and visit each of the Design Team Member to see who is giving away prizes.

On the inside of the card stamped some images along the border.



Also submitted to the following Challenges:
CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Identified
Design paper
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy Canary"
Cardstock 
     Canary, Pacifica, Cranberry and White Daisy 
Stamps
     Paper Smooches "Garden Greetings" 
Stencil 
     The Crafters Workshop by Jaime "Mini Cell Theory"
Ink 
     Canary and Black 
Dies
     Pretty Pink Posh "Twine and Bows" 
     Paper Smooches "Garden Greetings"
     Memory Box "Cross-Stitched Hearts"
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape
     Dollar Store Thin Foam Sheet 



Monday, February 5, 2018

Love - H2H "Sketch" Feb 2018 Wk#1

At a Craft Show a couple months ago I saw window boxes that had beautiful three dimensional pictures made from layers and layers of the same image and wanted to try this technique.  Perfect for this technique was The Outlawz Progressive Challenge for Beccy's Place "Wild Rose", a freebie image for the month of February.

Printed several copies of the pre-colored image, cut one of them with a scalloped circle die and fussy cut many different flowers and leaves for layering. The number of layers depended upon how I perceived each flower and leaf in the foreground or background.






The DT project for this week at Heart2Heart is a "Sketch Challenge" of your choice.  I chose to use a pattern from Make It From Your Heart - Vol 4, Pattern 23, a CAS sketch, that showed off my "Wild Rose".  You have all month to create and submit. Check out each of the future February challenges and earn a badge for Perfect Attendance if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month.

Chose a pink watercolored design paper for my background, added the zip strips, adhered the "Wild Rose" floral with thin 3D thin foam and shadowed the back using Charcoal cardstock. Die cut a bow and sentiment, layered and adhered to card.  


One of the cuts from the image was added to the corner of the inside of the card.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Paper Fundamentals - Adventure "Blossom"
     Chelsea Gardens - Zip Strips
Cardstock
     White Daisy and Charcoal
Image
     Beccy's Place "Wild Rose" Precolored
Dies
     Pretty Pink Posh "Twine and Bows"
     Pretty Pink Posh "Scalloped Stitched Circle" 
     Peachy Cheap "Words" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Had so much fun experimenting with paper layering and didn't use a tutorial just observation from a Craft Show I attended and what beautiful pieces were created in large frames.  Still curious what they call this technique, today I went to YouTube and found this Dimensional Paper Layering Art tutorial...so my next project is to find a roadrunner photo or design paper and start my fussy-cutting and layering but in a frame.