Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Card Concept - Cozy Cabin

It's time for a new challenge over on The Card Concept blog. This week's theme is "Cozy Cabin,"  and everyone is welcome to play along using the colors, the theme, textures, items, or just anything from the picture as your starting point. 

 I was inspired by the cabin wall, the blanket, the lanterns, and the snow
 in creating my rustic "Mixed Media" card.

Supplies and Tools:
  • 3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  •  Watercolor Vintage Lanterns (Art Creations Design)
  • Christmas Pine  (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Knitted Sweater Stamp (My Favorite Things)
  • Aleene's Glitter Snow
  • Burlap String
  • These colors of Distress Ink (Ranger)
    • Vintage Photo
    • Ground Espresso
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Pine Needles
    • Walnut Stain

This post linked to:
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie - Inspiration Photo (snow and browns)
Pinspirational Board - Snow and evergreen branches
Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blues
Tuesday Throwdown - Layered Die Cuts
Dare 2B Artzy - Winter

Starry Winter Night

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week the theme is --- ANYTHING GOES. I decided to create a fun wintry scene with a beautiful starry sky background.

Supplies and Tools:
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Check out what my fellow design team members created for this week's challenge

This post linked to:
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie - Inspiration Photo (snow)
Pinspirational Board - Snow and evergreen branches
Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blues
Dare 2B Artzy - Winter 
Mod Squad Challenge - Include animals

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Coloring Challenge Road Trip Class

Gracie recently gifted her team with the Kathy Racoosin Coloring Challenge Road Trip Class, and I just completed Day 1 of the lessons. The main take-away for me was learning to shade the nooks and cranies, and leaving a "sweet spot" in my coloring. i also did a little "brown pencil shading."

Here's the image I completed today next to one I colored last July....can you see any improvement?!

Supplies and Tools:

 This post linked to:
As You Like - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Clean and simple
Coulour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Handcolored
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
The Cat's Pajamas - Spring Forward
Stamping Sensations - Favorite Stamps (Anything Graciellie Design)

Hello There

Hello there. Did you play along in Sweet n Sassy Stamps Stamp-a-thon last Saturday? If not there's still time to get in on the fun and be entered to win the $50 gift code to their store. For more details visit their VIP Facebook page.

Sheri's challenge is to use both the color red and a heart on your creation. 

For this sweet little kitty card, I used my Gelli Plate and some acrylic paint to create the bright die cut background, and stamped the hearts over it in distress oxide. The kitten was embossing in black, and then painted with watercolors.

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Supplies and Tools:
  • Lots of Love (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Texture Tiles 5 (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Love Set #2 Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
  • Nested Hearts Cut Ups (The Cat's Pajamas)
  • Hello There Cut Ups (The Cat's Pajamas)
  • Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) 
  • Small Heart Punch
  • Sonnet Water Colours
  • Candied Apple Distress Oxide (Ranger) 
  • Gelli Plate
  • These colors of Acrylic Paint
    • White
    • Princess Pink
    • Flag Red

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Friendship
A Place To Start - Anything Goes + optional CAS
Country View Challenge - Love