Our sponsor this month at the Crafting Circle’s Crafty Awesomeness Challenge is “Digital Stamps 4 Joy.” They were kind enough to provide us with two great stamps to use. Check out their web site here to see what else they have to offer. I also hope you’ll come and join us and maybe you’ll be this month’s winner. So give it a try!
My first card makes a great card for any golfer in your circle of friends or family. You can find the image called “Golf Stuff” here. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and also used a few Prisma Colored Pencils to color the golf ball. When it came to choosing a patterned paper that would fit the idea I had for the card, which was for a male friend, I dug through my 6×6 paper stacks looking for ones that I felt would be appropriate. The paper I chose was by Authentique and is called “Free Bird.” I just love how this paper stack combines these “Male” colors and uses lots of different patterns to keep the dark colors from being boring.
I topped the card off with taking some of my black embroidery thread and winding it around the first layer of the card and tying it into a bow.
My project this month for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge is a Bookmark. Here in the U.S.A., we will be celebrating our Independence on the 4th of July next month and this image hits the spot. She’s called, “Stella Calendar Month July USA.” I also really liked the sentiment that went with it. LOL.
I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers and also used a Gold Prisma Pencil. I’m not sure who makes the pattern paper that I used, as I have had it for ages and didn’t find a name on the back. It’s from a 12×12 single sheet of paper so maybe it’s from Joanns or Michaels.
I also used small magnets so the Bookmark will hold securely to the page. I’ve had several fall out of my book lately and it’s very frustrating to try and find my place again. I think this will solve that problem.
I hope you’ll come and join us and good luck with winning something. Also – don’t forget to check out the Bugaboo Store for their weekly sales and Friday Freebie.
It’s time again for our monthly Bugaboo Crafty Challenge at Crafting Circle. This time I thought I’d try something other than my usual card. I have a very dear friend who fought the “Pink Battle” and won and since she’s also an avid reader, up popped the idea of making her a “Bookmark.”
The image I used is “Pink Ribbon Gals – Vivian.” I used a heavy white cardstock from Hobby Lobby and a scrap of pink paper that was sitting on my desk. I used my Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder and a generic Hole Punch. The white and pink ribbon is from my stash but originally both are from Joanns.
I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers. The Dress has been colored twice and popped with Foam Dots and the Ruffled was done three times. I plan to buy some small magnets to put inside, which I’ll then cover with a pattern paper. The Bookmark will open and close over the page to keep your spot.
The sentiment comes with the stamp set.
I’ve had this set of cute “Draco” images, which are done by Digital Artist Janice Cullen Colliers of Scrapper’s Delight, for several months now and when I saw it was her new “Friday Freebie,” I couldn’t resist using him on my next Christmas card. He’s “Christmas Draco 2” and will available for the entire month of Dec.
I should mention that he started out as a Christmas card, but the finished product turned out quite big so I plan to use him on the front of a gift bag. Now I just have to find a white one…and I think I’ll also make a small matching gift tag.
This time I have colored the image with my Prisma Pencils. Since I used a very thin computer paper to print the image on, I opted not to use the Gamsol with the pencils. I think it’s the first image that I’ve ever colored this way and to be honest, I’m not sure if I like it or not.
The pattern papers are from a stack called “Snow Day” by “The Paper Studio” and is one that I bought last year at Hobby Lobby. I still love this red and turquoise color combination. I used a Corner Die by Die-namics from My Favorite Things, and the Letter Dies are by ART-C and have matching stamps.