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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Latinas Arts & Crafts--Christmas in June

Hello everyone!  Today I have a very special card to share with you. As a member of DigiStamps4Joy's Design Team, I was invited to be a special guest designer at Latinas Arts and Crafts!  They have lots of fun challenges on their blog and the FUN theme for this particular one is Christmas in June! I love Christmas cards and was so happy to share this one with all of you.  I used the lovely DS4J image called Christmas Candle to create my card.

Very Christmass-y I must say!  I colored my image with Copic markers and used partial die cutting to cut it out.  I layered several of the dies that came in the set using regular and dimensional adhesives, then added a big red bow, perfect for the holiday season :)

Copic markers
Wink of Stella
Bow it All v. 2.0
Dimensional & Regular Adhesive
Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements Die Majestic Label 25
Green Card Stock
Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Ribbon from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like the card and encourage you to stop by Latinas Arts & Crafts to see what their talented Design Team came up with and to join in the fun :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Peachy Keen Stamps + NON June Challenge

Hello friends :)  We are having a sketch challenge at Naughty or Nice Challenges this month!  The great thing about sketch challenges is that you can copy the design exactly as you see it, or you can make a few changes as long as your creation resembles the original sketch. For example, it's OK to use a different shape (you'll notice this in mine below) or you could add some embellishments. The most important thing is that you should be able to compare the two and see their similarities.  

Check out the sketch on the left and my take on it.  The "guts" of the sketch are still in my card, even though I made a couple of changes:  I used a curved edge instead of point and the space between my curved edge and the bottom of the card is larger than the one on the sketch.  I went with a curved edge because I liked the idea to let it mimic the roundness of the cherries :)

I used Copics on the stems and paper pieced the cherries from card stock that I had in my stash.  The green frame was created by using the same Copic marker as the stems, and to show a bit of a reflection, I used a white gel pen on the little cherries :)  The little sentiment tag faded into the background a bit, so I lined the edges with Distress Ink so it stood out a bit.

That's about it for me today!  Remember that the challenge goes through June 25, so you have almost four weeks to crank something out and join us in the fun!   Also remember that your creations can be naughty or nice, so use your imaginations ;)

Neenah Solar White Card Stock
SSS Curved Edge Die
Patterned paper from stash
Copics YG23, 25
 Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics A
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Thread from stash
Peachy Keen Stamps Faceless Fruit, Fruit Sentiments One, Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment
Distress Ink in Barn Door
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Use Your Stuff #186--Stripes and Dots
Just Us Girls #295--Wild Card (Paper Piecing)
Send a Smile 4 Kids--Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #86--Keep it Simple
Wags n Whiskers #155--Seeing Spots
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #132--Cute plus a Sentiment
Creative Knockouts--BINGO (stamp/embossing/die cut)
DRS Designs--Easy as 1-2-3 (one embossing folder, two cherries, three dies)