Under the Sea….

Our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for June is to make a “Shaker Card” and to use our “Gina Marie” Dies.  This was a no brainer for me, as I have plenty of her Beach and Sea oriented dies.

I cut my dies using white paper and colored them using my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Colored Pencils. The plastic Domes are available from here.  The sparkling beads used were a type of “Christmas Ice” bought at Hobby Lobby.  (I’m always picking up things that I think will look cool in a shaker card so I have them when needed.)

The circle background paper was an old scrap, but the wood-pattern paper was from a Glitz 6×6 Paper Pad called “Dapper Dan.”

The Shark Sticker was another dip into sticker notebook that I’ve had for years and years.  I’m determined to make use of as many as I can on my future cards!

I hope you can join us and maybe you’ll be the winner. The challenge runs through the end of June.

Thanks for stopping by.

HELLO….

Hello everyone.  This card is for the Bloobel Progressive Challenge for April.  The Digi is part of a set of flowers that Lisa did and one in which we could pick out the image we wanted to color for this month’s Challenge.  I chose “Arthur Aster.” Check them out and see which one you like the best.

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers.  The papers were all from my scraps folder.  The “Hello” die is by Momenta and bought at Hobby Lobby. The Cloud and Banner die are Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. The Corners are done by a Fiskars Corner Punch.

I hope you were able to get your image in time to enter this month’s challenge. If so, you are eligible for next month’s free digi.  If not, you can buy it and enter.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Life is Like….

It’s time again for our monthly “Bugaboo Challenge” at The Crafting Circle. I chose this image because it’s a little different from what I usually do, which is one of her “funky” older gals or guys.  This little guy is called “Riding A Bike,” and I loved the message that came with him.

He’s colored with my Copic Markers, and I used a Sukura Micron Black Pen to add the road and stones.  I don’t usually color in the complete background, but since it’s something I learned while taking a class at Kit and Clouder, I thought I’d give it a try.  I like how it came out and I’m sure I’ll do it again. Maybe next time it will a different medium.

The Clouds and Sun are Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.  The Twine is from Hobby Lobby.  The Peace Charm on the front of his bike is by Darice.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the Bugaboo Digi Stamp site. She keeps adding new stamps each week and these and others are often on sale. She also has a great selection of $1 stamps.

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Easter Parade….

This image was my choice to use in the March Progressive Challenge by Bloobel Digi Stamps.  I though she was cute, different and it would be a good challenge for me to make her look “Eastery.” (Is that a word?) She’s called “Easter Parade Bunneh.”

I used my Copic Markers, Prisma Pencils, and a Jelly Roll White Pen to color the image. I really like to mix these mediums, as the pencils make it easier to get in those small places.  That’s really important when you don’t see well.

I had a new paper stack that I picked up on sale at a Beal’s Outlet and the papers were all Spring and Easter oriented — just perfect for this card! The stack is called “Umbrella” and is made by American Crafts.  I had some 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 pre-made card bases from Hobby Lobby that I decided to use. I thought it would be fun to work with a bigger size card than what I normally use.

I used one of those dollar punches from Michaels to make the flowers for her hat and the one she’s holding. I added a few rhinestones from my stash to make the flowers “pop” a little.

The Music Notes Die is by Memory Box and the Scalloped Stitched Rectangle is a Die-namic by My Favorite Things.  When I finished the card I thought it still needed something, so I decided to add the Sequins. These are also by MFT, and I thought they were the perfect addition to put the finishing touch on this card.

Why don’t you get your Bloobel image before the month is up and come play along with us?

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A Happy “HI” to Spring…..

My second card for the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge reminds me that the warm weather is already here in my area and the wild flowers are blooming. This cute Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamp is called “Heart Ant.”

I chose to do a very simple card this time, which I’ve colored with my Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils.  I made the card base from a white heavy-duty Cardstock from Hobby Lobby and rounded the corners with my Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. I finished it by adding a few embossed lines at the bottom with my Martha Stewart Scoreboard and tying some Twine around the top to finish it off.

Come and join us and have some fun!

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