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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rays for ME Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello, hello! I'm popping in today to share another fun card I made for the Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I love all the challenges, but this one is extra exciting because the winner is on ME's design team for six months!! Their products are wonderfully made and so cute, and winning would be such an honor. Since it is a photo inspiration challenge, we have the following photo to work with: 

 I think it's such a beautiful picture with lots of beautiful colors going on. I was really drawn to how bright the photo was, so I took it more literally and made rays of sunshine:

So, what do you think?? I've never tried a card like this and it was a really cool process.  First, I stenciled the rays on the card using embossing paste that I dyed with ink.  While it was drying, I cut a little hill out of paper and covered it with flocking powder.  In real life, grass is not always perfect, so I made it a little sparse in some areas and fuller in others.  I colored these adorable bunnies with Copic markers and adhered them on top of the hill with dimensional adhesive.  Fun! Different from any card I've done in the past, but I'm really digging how cool it is!  

Here is the list of products that I used:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Mama Elephant Honey Bunny Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Rays Stencil
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
Martha Stewart Flocking Powder in Fennel
Copic Markers (W4, W6, W8)
Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
Scotch Mounting Tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Shaker Card for Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi there!  I am super excited for today's post!  Mama Elephant is having a Photo Inspiration Challenge and (surprise, surprise!) I am taking it on! I absolutely love the photo that we are using as inspiration! Look at all the fun elements:

I love how bright it is and I was really drawn to the blue and green colors, so I came up with this fun watercolor shaker card entry:

How cute is this?!? I love the bunny peeking his head around the corner of the mason jar.  I am so happy with how this card came about even though those little hearts keep sticking on the sides LOL!  To make this one, I used:

Summertime Charm Stamp Set  and Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)
Copic Markers
Memento Ink in Lady Bug
Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Copic Markers (T1, T2, T4, N4, N6, N8, RV25)
Sew Easy Floss
Transparency Sheets

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Chicken--PKC 14-05

Hello, hello!  I am SO SO SO excited to share this card with you!  Because I love challenges, I made a birthday card for this month's Peachy Keen Stamps sketch challenge.  In these challenges, participants are given a sketch and a few ground rules, and the rest is up to us.  Here is the sketch that we were given this month....

PKC 14-05

And here is my take on it:

Holy cuteness!! I just love it!  The inside reads "You are still a spring chicken"!  I'm really looking forward to giving this one to the birthday girl!

Supplies used:
Peachy Keen Stamps Faceless Chickens
Peachy Keen Stamps Chickie Faces
Peachy Keen Stamps Clucks Sentiments
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edger
Nestabilities Classic Oval Dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
My Mind's Eye Card Stock
Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Copic Markers (Y 02, 06, 08; B 04; R 12, 14, 17, 20; Y 36)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 7, 2014

PS Guest Designer Search--Watercolor Unicorn

Hello, hello!  Paper Smooches is having another Guest Designer Search for May, and of course, I decided to enter!  I initially made the magic card for my friend's daughter, but since it was quite involved, I decided to keep it as a template for future cards and make something else. I thought it would be really cool to try watercolors even though I haven't been too successful with them in the past and this time they turned out super cool!  I have liked the look of paint splatter since I was a little girl and this took me back :)

This was such an amazing transformation for me and looking back, I wish I would have taken pictures of the process.  It started off with a sheet of watercolor paper and I was able to use Distress Inks to make this really cool splattered paint effect.  After the paper dried, I added some more splatters to parts that looked a little bare, then had to let it dry again before adhering it to a card base.  I colored the adorable unicorn with Copic markers, then embossed the Happy Birthday stamp in the corner.  I love this stamp! It was another one of my yard sale finds :) Man, I love yard sales because I can find the best bargains!

Here's a supply list of what I used:
Canson Watercolor Paper
Spectrum Stamp Set (Paper Smooches)
Copic Markers 
Distress Inks
Happy Birthday Stamp (Inkadinkado)
Embossing Powder
Heat Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked the card!