Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge, Bird Hero

This weeks challenge is a sketch and using a cute digi image. You can tweak the sketch somewhat, which is what I did. I had some stickles to the image and the flowers, one little pink google eye and springy colors for the d/p used. I smeared the original sentiment so had to add the "green" on top of the orange. Note: let dry completely first! I stamped over a marker soaked paper, so it took 4EVER to dry and I'm not too patient!
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

D2D challenges

I have two D2D challenges I worked on this week.
First is one that started today-CASE a DT from D2D, at the card idea blogspot. However you have to change two or more things. "Just one DT?" I didn't know how I was going to choose just one to CASE...but I did. I love Debbie Fisher's talent. She is the DT that I copied. Her original card I CASE'd is here, called Teddy with a Hat. If you click on her name in the tag you will be taken to her personal blog. I highly recommend you go see her beautiful work, if you aren't already a fan.

The image I choose was Spring Kaela. I just love all the Kaela images and this one is so fun to use.
The difference I made in my card from Debbie's are;
1. I used a different color palette
2. I added some bling
3. I used a different image

The second challenge is D2D weekly/progressive challenge. We got a beautiful daffodil image to play with this week. I used it along with Faith's bunny, Happy Rabbit. I hope this is Faith's bunny. I have it listed in my folder as hers, but couldn't find it in her shop.

I love Easel cards and have been searching for a "framed easel card" tutorial I saw but didn't book mark. This isn't it! But cute nevertheless. I was going to leave the cute bunny white, but I just can't get that done correctly. I added stickles to the flowers (my new fav thing) and some glossy accent to the tiny flowers added to the flower pots!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, February 25, 2011

Meljen's challenge 47

ATC...when I first saw this "ATC" on another challenge, I'm like "what in the world is an ATC?" But I quickly learned ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. Let me tell you they are sooooo cute and fun to make.  I just love "miniature" anything! Meljen's new challenges is just that, make a (or in my case, several) ATC. First I love Meljen images and now I l*o*v*e* LOVE making ATC. Thanks Mel...for my new addiction! Can a person have too many ATC's?...hmmm I don't think so. So enough rambling, here is three of my new ATC;
And a back view...I really wasn't sure if this was correct for an ATC, but it made sense to me to put my info on the card. An ATC is like a business card, right?
Check out the challenge at Meljen...let me know how you make your ATC.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Thursday, February 24, 2011

OWH mid week challenge

 It's that time again! Time for the OWH mid week challenge, and this week it is Any Occasion Challenge. Mine is just a fun "hi" card. I think some young man will like to get this from his parent or even an Uncle/Aunt who is far from home serving our country.
I was a bit hesitant about posting this card with all the upset we have had with the pirates lately. Hopefully it will be an okay card to send to our troops to use. I added some stickles to the water drops for a bit of pop. My first "stickle" experience....I love how I am learning new things all the time! The sentiment is printed on my 'matey' correct in the spelling? hmmm let me know what you think, I can still change it if need be.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Craft your Passion

They have a new challenge, make a male card or project. Win and you get free Dude Time Doodle digis! YAY!!!
Here is my card, using some dp I had in my drawer and the image is from Arthur's. Poor little guy spilled his master's orange soda...he just needs to go for a walk!

Happy Crafting,
Shirley g

Sunday, February 20, 2011

D2D card idea challenge

Shape it Up Christmas/Winter, is what the challenge is called. NO square or rectangular cards. hmm well, I did a  pocket card and it is rectangular, so I hope it will qualify. It was a lot of fun to make. I will probably make more of these. I used all D2D images for the card.
 He is colored with Copics, Primsacolor and a few Bics. Equal opportunity in this craft room!  The snowman is called "For the Birds" and the two red birds are called "Simple Valentine Bird". You can go to D2D's store to get both images. Here is a shot of the inside card by the pocket holder.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

D2D weekly challenge

It's week 3 of February for the D2D challenge. Have you been following and getting your freebie's? If not, you might want to start now. Each week you participate you get a new freebie for the next weeks challenge!
I did two cards for this challenge. The image just screamed "country quilt" to me. My first attempt was good but not great. See...
Everything is paper pieced except the little bird. He is colored with copics and then glossy accents.
Second try...
Oops, I forgot I wanted to print on dp for the sky and I deleted my document.  So it is colored with a bic and then over with a Primsacolor markers. The tree and field is paper pieced I added another D2D image, the tiny bird house. It is actually hooked around one of the tree branches with some jewelry wire, then popped out with foam dot. Again the bird and the bird house are marker colored and the birds are finished with glossy accent.
Hope you enjoy both.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

OWH sketch #57

This is the current sketch challenge at OWH. I did two versions for my submission, one for the girls and the other for the boys.

This was supposed to say "Oops, I forgot", like I forgot your birthday, etc. But I just couldn't get the sentiment to work out. So, surprise! hehe
The image is from Elizabeth Dulemba and if you haven't looked at her blog, please do so. She is very talented and very generous with her images. I just love how the dp worked with my coloring. NO I didn't do that on purpose, but it all worked out! :)

And now for the boys version. I don't like how the sentiment "landed" on the card (what? I didn't do that! LOL) but it is stuck good so it stays!  Sorry I forgot who the artist is for this image. If you know, please let me know so I can give due credit.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G