Saturday, December 25, 2010

OWH, #6 Boys, day two

YAY We get to do another boy's card for OWH if we want. I did want! I like the image Eric Dull shared with us, so I used it for my second boy's card for this challenge. It was fun to color and I hope I did it justice by how I placed it on my card front. The young boy and his best bud sure do look like they are having fun. Ahhh the youthful days! Remember when? I kinda do! hee hee.   Well, it is colored using mostly Prismacolor markers, with a few Copics and Zigs thrown in for good measure. I took the "tin cans" as head lights, so there is a tiny bling on the card. Sorry boys! I colored the dogs collar tag with my silver paint marker, then added Glossy accents to that & both glasses. Not too much else going on with they card. Hope y'all like it.
Have fun y'all
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Friday, December 24, 2010

OWH #6 Boys

Merry Christmas everyone.

Today's challenge is all about boys. I made this one last night, not knowing today's challenge. It worked out great. But tell me...do young kids still say "s'up, dude?"...hope so. It's my sentiment on this card. I got the image from here, I was directed to this site from Free digital Tuesdays.
 I think this is a masculine, young man/boy's card. Let me know what you think of the sentiment.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Thursday, December 23, 2010

OWH Challenge #4, Dramatic Monochromatic

 Happy Holidays,
I can not believe it's almost Santa time! YEAH!! This could be my last post before Christmas, so I wanted to wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year....pssst it's my Birthday soon!  Age is creeping up on me, kinda like my card!

If you follow me, especially lately you will have figured out my favorite color...Yes it's ORANGE!  For some reason that color just makes me happy, so I've been using it a lot lately. Wonder if I can wear out my "happy"! Hope not!
This weeks challenge at OWH is make a card Monochromatic. Well the sample card is a pretty hard card to follow. It was made by one of our very own Heroes!  Great card. Please go check it out.
Okay so my card is a little caterpillar inching his way to say HI. I'm sorry to the artist, I can't remember where I got this little guy. If you know, please let me know so I can give credit to them.

Editor's note: the image is from Arthur's clipart.
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Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Vacation Challenge 3, Make it Shine

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The challenge today at OWH is to make a card that has bling, shine, do-dads but NO glitter. That could be dangerous for the soldiers.  As it could rub off on them and sparkle at night.
My image is from E. Dulemba. Again, I love her images. I used that plaid orange paper I got on clearance. Wonder if they have more. I'm out and LOVE it!  He colored with my copics, little glaze on his eye to pop and 5 blings up by the computer generated sentiment.
Don't ya wish you could just go to bed, read and Relax?  Me too.

Enjoy,
Happy Craftying,
Shirley G

Monday, December 20, 2010

OWH Challenge 2 of holiday vacation

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This is a challenge to use up all those winter paper/images you might have laying around. Well my card is a winter image, not so much paper. I love this snowman and want to keep the card for myself. I think I will have to make a card front only to post on my board above my desk.  :)  The image is from Beccy, here. I can NOT get enough of her images. :) Thanks Beccy!  I went with tans/turquoise and browns for this card. See what ya think.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Sunday, December 19, 2010

OWH Sunday Sketch Challenge #48

kids birthday card
Today is sketch challenge day at OWH. Above is the card I made for it. The image came from Stampfairy website.  Some cool images there, you should go check it out, if you haven't already.  I thought I should use bright bold colors for a kids Birthday card. I think it works...it was fun making anyhow. Markers used are Copic and Primsacolor.  The sentiment is from Birds cards blog. There are some awesome freebies there & great cards...definitely check her blog out.

Okay I'm done for the day.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Valentine Snowman and Mittens for this weeks D2D challenge

I'm telling ya, I so love D2D images. This is a very cute snowman, but I think mine is a snow woman! She is all decked out in pink and orange. I love those colors together. Couple heart shaped brads in the upper corner of the image and some buttons and bling on the bottom of the card. The sentiment is a meljen one. I think my snow woman looks cozy and wanted to convey that.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

OWH Vacation challenge 1

I choose the Zig Zag card tutorial today for my card. I kinda like this card design. You will probably see more from me using it. The image is from Meljens designs.  Cutie bear. I've had it colored for some time, so I can't get all the particulars. But I see some Copics and Zig markers.  I had a funky paper clip I had from who knows when and a bit of ribbon. The dp is Prima Stone Rose Collections from Prima Marketing Inc., except the front. It is The Paper Studio paper.  I will be adding a blank cardstock for someone to add their personal message.


Happy Crafting,
Shirley G