Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I made Home Page Artist at the Gingersnap blog!

A big thanks to the Gingersnaps blog for making me Artist of the Week! I had fun with this challenge, and this was unlike anything I have made before! Go check out their blog for the Ginger Gems too! Thanks again, as I am most shocked right now!:)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CCC Double Distress

Here is my double distress entry at Linda's Studio L3 blog. Click here to enter and see all the other entries! All stamps used are Stampin Up! I should use Tim's stamps since these challenges are from his book, but I don't have any! I just started to use his products this summer, so I'm slowly starting to build up my stash. I used tattered rose powder, and distress inks in tattered rose, forrest moss, and vintage photo. I tried different papers for this technique, and decided on the patterned paper. I turned it into a book mark, I'm at bit burned out on Christmas cards already!!! 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ginersnaps Blog Stitches Challenge

You have to encorporate stitches into your project for this challenge. Click here for the details and to enter! I decided to use real stitching, so I got my sewing machine out. Wow, was it dusty, and buried! So, I cleaned it all off and got my scrap paper ready to adjust the zig zag stitches. I turned it on and the noise it made was awful! I thought it was froze up from not being used in so long! After a few hand cranks of the wheel, she was off and running! I actually got the stitching done in one try! I'm glad my sewing machine and I are still friends! I decided to use this snowman stamp because it is stitched all around. That worked well! Also my new Unity sentiment stamp also has a touch of stitching to it! Why doesn't every project come together like this!:) The blue twill tape around the snowman is a new technique I tried, and it looks fairly well. I like the ruffled look. I wanted layers on this card, so I embossed the white cardstock before stitching it to the brown, then the ruffled snowman, and I put thick pop dots on the ticket for more dimension. I had alot of fun with this one, but it did take me an hour and a half to do!! I needed a break from making Christmas cards, and I enjoy winter cards more! Sorry for rambling on, now go check out the other entries!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dezinaworld Everyone Wins Challenge!

This is what I made for this challenge using Dezinaworld images. The small tag and house were used on this tag. I also used a sizzix die for the tree made from chipboard, and sprayed it with glimmer mist. The pleated ribbon is from May Arts, and also the music background stamp is from Victorine Originals. Check out June's blog for more!

Monday, November 15, 2010

CCC Alcohol Ink Splatter

Here is my entry this week at Linda's blog This technique is fun to do, because you always get a different effect. I chose not to use it as a background, but send it through the tattered florals die. I made a card, and used the new music texture fade. The letters are cut from my sizzix also, and sprayed with green glimmer mist. I love sparkle! The colors of alcohol inks I used were, lettuce, eggplant, stonewashed, and cranberry.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gingersnaps Haute Couture-My glamour Gal!

Here is my entry for the challenge over at the Gingersnaps blog.
It's all about fashion. I have never made anything like this before, but it was quite fun! I felt like I was in a Claudine Hellmuth class! I dug out some of my sewing supplies to jazz up my catwalk. I suppose anything is possible when doing a collage! And yes, she's armless on purpose!! Check out their blog to join in! A thank you goes out to Linda for posting this on her Studio L3 blog! Or I wouldn't have had so much fun making this!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Drunken Stampers Challenge Entry

I am entering the challenge this week at the drunken stampers blog. You have to use your paper punches! This one was fun and easy for me. When I started making cards, I used alot of my punches, and sizzix dies. They have been neglected I must say lately. This was good for me to get them out and make this card. I used five different punches on this, and an embossing folder! The ink on the edges is colorbox chestnut, I think that's it's name :)  And the stamp is from Unity Stamp Co. It was actually a freebie that comes with this months Paper Crafts Magazine! Cool huh?! I love using the light blue and brown for winter cards and layouts!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CCC Industrial Grunge

Here is my take on this week's challenge at Linda's blog
I'm not real happy with the way this turned out, I used so many colors on the flowers to get it the way I wanted, but the scratching looks bad. I had to use the new Holtz texture fade I pre-ordered months ago, which I love, but it even needs something else. Maybe the black ink is too much, I don't know. My inking mojo has been lost this week, I've had too much on my mind. I like working with grunge, so maybe I'll get this technique down another day! There are so many wonderful entries this week, so head over and check them out!
I wanted to add to this post-thank you Terry for the comment! I am my own worst critic! After a few days, I looked back at this piece, and it's not so bad! I do like the texture fade background, and the colors of my flower. Sorry for sounding so negative, I've had a bad couple of weeks. Things are looking up, and I will keep on crafting. I am so glad I found Linda's blog a few months ago. There are a lot of talented people over there, and I truly enjoy looking at everyones take each week! Thanks for stopping in and leaving me comments!