Happy Crafting and have fun!!
Hi again from the Left of Center design team! Welcome to challenge number 63 sponsored by Bugaboo with the theme "Cool Kids". My cool kid image is being used for a storage container for that special cool kid of yours! The container is recycled (Yeah) a oatmeal canister covered with dark green card stock. I didn't smooth my glue on the paper or container..took the short cut and just dribbled and strung it along. After drying my first thought was oh NO! But as in most crafting mishaps, I turned it into a positive by inking the paper with Distress Inks, Evergreen Bough and Mahogany, and they ended up highlighting those bumpy places fabulously:) Then I used the Cricut cartridge " " for the fence and the sentiment. I cut them from a brown kraft paper color and inked the grass with the green Distress Ink and the edges with the other and some black ink. The cute image is colored with Bic Mark Its and a gold Sharpie, fussy cut, glued to brown card stock, fussy cut again, Glossy Accents on the moon the skull hanging, and details on the girl. I put two of my pink glow in the dark almost melted right beads (lol!) on where the skull hangs down for a touch of dimension to it. So from almost mistake to end, I love my cool kid...she now holds my part of my bead stash on my desk. So come on and play with us!
Happy Crafting and have fun!!
Hi all you fabulous crafter's out there! Today I am using a lovely image from All Dressed Up Stamps for the Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge.
This card represents a new beginning in a new year that will be my mom's first as a breast cancer survivor! What a great beginning ! And for those of you not checking yourself and protecting your self with early detection practices....Please make this the year you faithfully begin doing so! We are so worth fighting for and we have to help the war by staying as healthy as we can. Go now and mark on your calendar what day of each month you are going to do your self -exam, and if you are old enough mark October for super deals on a mammogram! Ok, I will stop preaching and give the detail and a little info on the Outlawz!
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge begins with joining the group and upon being approved go to this challenge (they have sooo many challenges!) and send and email to the given person and you will receive a lovely image! After completing and entering your creation, the next and the next month you will receive another fab image from many different stamp company's! How cool is that?
I mention deets and here they are..finally! I colored the image with Bic Mark It's, fussy cut, and glued on to blue card stock for stability ( I ran out of white card stock and had to print her on copy paper...bad idea!) The base is the same blue paper, the a slightly smaller piece of white with the blue vellum cut and attached the same size as the white. I adhered 2 piece of ribbon on the blue background piece before adhering the white/vellum piece. The I used a dollar store paper doily heart and glued it. I cut a blue heart with white wings from my Cricut from the Hello Kitty cartridge and inked the wings with a light blue that I had in my stash; I inked everything with this same blue ink pad. I adhered the image to the right side, overlapping the wings of the heart over her hat. I used the reverse image left from my Cricut cutting the sentiment and used that as a stencil to make my sentiment with a pink Promarker. I had some Breast Cancer pink ribbon stickers in my stash that I used as well as a pretty blue snow one that I used. The bling was on sale in the Christmas stuff this week at Dollar General and I loved them. The challenge at Country View Crafts was to "Use Something New to You" and the odd pink flower on the bottom is the result of a failed experiment of my mom's and mine. We tried melting colored plastic shot glassed for sun catchers but they were too thick and would only melt to this stage. One person's disappointment became our lovely pink flower! A new technique with a twist! For the Mixed Media Mojo challenge the theme is New/ with a twist of 15. This is my first challenge with them so I am taking the twist of 15 not literally the number of 15, I am using 15 objects on the page to embellish that to me are Breast Cancer Awareness Survivor meaningful. They are: pink flower, 7 clear blings, 2 pink blings, pink heart ribbon sticker, the "strength" sentiment, and the 3 beads on the stick pin ( which is also a new thing for me this being my first ever to make! So love yourself and your family and celebrate staying healthy as we are celebrating my mom's victory over breast cancer! To many new beginnings for us all!
Tip for Tip Top Tuesday: Take small colored plastic shot glasses and put on a metal pan (do not use for cooking after using for plastic!! don't do it!) and put in a pre-heated oven around 325 degrees and watch until they crumple. Then you have a lovely blob and I put 2 together to make my pink flower. Easy Peasy!
I am entering this in the following places:
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.nl/ Challenge #64 Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday Theme Something New
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Anything Goes with a Twist Your Favorite Color
Kraftin Kimmie's Stamps Challenge
Oddball Art Challenge "Add Some Sparkle"
All Dressed Up Challenge Anything Goes at
Mixed Media Mojo Theme: New with a twist of 15
Country View Crafts at
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge at http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge
The Sisterhood of Snarky Sisters at http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/
Simon Says Monday Challenge Theme Winter Stamping
This minion has felt crest fallen since revealing to you the Master Poe as a mere snowman. Yes, I have felt great shame. So to balance out the indignity done by myself to the dear Master, I give to you the Man not on a mere snowman but on an awesome image of Rick St. Dennis's that carries a rat! And now the raven is wearing the hat....do you think I might have redeemed myself in the Master's eyes? I am hoping so. Now that I have arisen from my shame I will give you a short description of the process.
I had a box that looks/looked like a frame from a set of stamps and I painted it a mixture of blue and purple acrylic paints to match the distress marker that I used to shade my Poe figure. I cut a piece of scrap book paper from my stash to fit the back and I had another piece with the sentiment that I glued that to the back paper. The figure is cut from cardstock, shaded with the distress marker, fussy cut, used the head from the Poe Bust from the fabulous Ike's Art, and replaced the rat guy's head with Poe's, and used double sided tape to adhere to the side of the box. My Cricut gave me some lovely rates to join the one he is holding and the were adhered with double tape. Creepy crawlies fit the Master's demeanor better than the snowman's friends so I am much happier with this offering! Still time to enter so get those supplies out and get busy! Now!
I am also using this project for "New Beginnings" as the snow always reminds me of new, fresh starts!
Entering the following challenges:
A Step in the Dark Challenge Anything Goes
Creactive Fingers Challenge #64 Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge Theme Winter Stamping
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers at http://snarkystampers.blogspot.ca/2015/01/soss-25-w-is-for-wow-its-cold.html
Hi, I am here to tell a little bit about myself for the design team call. I am 54 years old and have 2 super grown up children. I have been really getting serious with stamping and mixed media since I joined Smeared and Smudged last August. I participated in their "31 Days of Halloween" and "12 Days of Creepmas". I am on the design team of Left of Center and having a wonderful time and just in the past 2 weeks became a member of the design team at Quoth the Raven. This is a Poe related challenge and I am finding it exciting and (no pun intended) challenging! I love the images at SLS and would love to be a part of the team. I definitely love doing what I am doing and being medically disabled, I have time to do these things that I enjoy. Thanks for listening/reading, Nanette
P.S. I too am a cat lady...3 males who torment me and each other making creating a real challenge even adding at times their input...like the Christmas berries they "grunged " up for me!
Here is the link to SLS Challenges
This fabulous image is from That Craft Place on Etsy! I fell in love with this image and loved coloring it! So much detail! I layered the fussy cut image on a burgandy paper, then that on a old world treasure map paper from the DCWV "The Once Upon a Time stack. I made a passport front and glued on 2 sides with score tape. I took some of my cruise luggage tags and a little deck plan card and copied on card stock and used vintage photo Distress Ink to age the copies. I printed some passport stamps from a free image website and used part of them again distressing with ink. I had the inside cog from a glue dot runner so I put the card stock on top of it and used my scoring tool and went over the details and then distressed the embossed areas with black. Using my homemade enamel dots in burgandy and a copper jump ring around them I glued them to the bottom of the image layers. I took a brad and punched into the passport corner. I added a fluer de lis brad and a little glossy stamp with a steampunk hot air balloon with glossy accents on that popped onto a foam dot and a sticker from a travel pack was glued to the top. I love working with jewelry and beads so I took some paper beads I made, a serpentine wire wrap, some beads, and a little chain that was laying around on my desk to make a bauble to hang from the side. The image is colored with Bic Mark its and lots of glossy accents on their eyes and hair and the "metal" parts! This image is so much fun to work with and you could add embellies by the dozen; it was hard to make myself stop. So come play with us this week at Left of Center where the lovely suppliers of this gorgeous image is sponsoring the challenge! We have tons of fun at Left of Center and even if you have never gone to the left of center before you can do it! I will be looking for you and your fabulous creation along with all of the Left of Center team!
Happy Crafting and start working!!
Left of Center at htpp://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk Challenge #62 That Crafty Place Etsy/ 3 or more layers
Right about now, my headache is a wonderful representation of the dead of winter:( Was really going to try and capture that bleak feeling on paper but just couldn't hang with the light that long. So I have started my art journal in this old encyclopedia that I got for free at a second hand book store and I wanted a cool cover for it. So I had this statement piece of art/junk started and never knew when to say stop and tonight it looked great on my book (to me anyway) . I received my "Gargoyles" rubber stamp set by Smeared Ink this weekend and have been stamping clay like crazy. So I used 2 little gargoyles on the top corners and the fabulous window in the center and a little Modge Podge melt on the right front corner. I am not finished with it but as a placement for what I want on it I am very pleased. I think some black paint, maybe some texture and some highlights on my clay pieces will all make it more cohesive. So when finished it will have a "Dead of Winter" look to it as my interpretation of it is...dark and closed window with shine for ice.
Hi, there fellow snarkers! I am Nanette and I am here as guest designer for challenge #25 "Winter" themed. I am so honored to have been crowned Queen Snark for challenge #23 "N is for Naughty"! So get you snark on and create something frosty and cold...snarky or not...but snarky is so much fun!!
Now the details of my project are pretty simple to all you pro snarks out there! I had this lovely fairy tale theme paper and this lovely awareness tree was in a bundle with every season and a freebie ( I am looking through my files to find out the company, I printed it out 3 days ago and cannot remember who it is from!!). I used my cricut cartridge "Happy Hauntings" to cut out the frame (reminded me of a snowflake!) and glued over the ribbon portion of the tree after I embossed the snow on the tree with white embossing powder and a heat gun and added some gold glitter to the birds end feathers and the bare limbs of the tree...so it wouldn't look too cold..brrr! I put a piece of gold ribbon down and then a pink piece on top of that with a pink bow. I stamped the words with an alphabet set from Michael's Dollar Bin (can't beat that!) and cut them out and inked the edges with pink ink. The image is colored with Bic Mark Its and fussy cut and glued down with Glossy Accents. Easy peasy! And something even we snarkers need to remember!! I have done more subtle reminders for all my lovely crafty friends but this one is short and to the point....we snarks get that!!
Now get busy and start creating your snarky project so you can be Queen of Snark...you know you want to be the Queen! I am still making my kids call me Queen Mom!
Go to the challenge here snarkystampers.blogspot.com
This week we are being sponsored by Ike's Art! Always fabulous images, I love Sue's work and love coloring her stamps! Our theme at Left of Center is "New Starts" or of course you can always go the LOC way! I chose Ike's Holly Fairy and Troll images to represent the theme. We all know the handsome Prince was always a troll so this Troll is asking for help this year. He has a feeling this may be the year he turns into that handsome Prince! With some help from the Holly Fairy and her magic wand ....we even have a Grumpy from the Smeared Ink Lovestruck Grumpies rubber set offering to tag team the poor fella! The sentiments come from the Smeared Ink set and were stamped with black and doodled with gold and inked edges with gold. The Grumpy didn't want to play sparkly so his sentiment is from Tim Holtz's alphabet stickers. The wooden doors hiding our Troll while the magic works is a freebie!! from Ike's Art along with the manger on the inside cover. Ike's Fan Art page on Facebook generously gave us those and the 3 wise men, a happy doggie, and a "Bah Humbug" doggie:) I colored everything with Bic Mark Its and inked all edges with Distress Inks. The paper is from DCWV "The Once Upon a Time" stack...this is such gorgeous paper!! And you know me...the foundation of my oversize card is the packaging from my Christmas pajamas! A fold over gate piece of cardboard? What else do you do but create!! I did use a gold gel pen and some score tape and Scotch Brand Liquid Adhesive. Hope you enjoy my fairy tale...hint: it does have a happy ending that you will see before May!:)
Happy Crafting and go hurry and join the challenge!! Have fun!!