Thursday, August 18, 2016

Penny's Challenge #290: Anything Goes

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! Doing a little catch up blogging, as I keep starting these posts and not finishing/posting. Where is my poor brain? If you have seen it, PLEASE return! It seems I need it... ;)

Today's card features 3 Little Summer Girls from All Dressed Up. They are SO sweet! I especially love the sweetie in the hat.







The picture did NOT show my sketchy sky very well. I colored these beauties with Prismacolor Pencils, including sand and sky for their day at the beach. The sky was light and cloudy, and no matter what I did I couldn't make it pop in the photo. But, I DID do it! I was actually pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I followed a sketch for this card, VLV Sketch #1 for August 2016.



I've added some clouds across the background panel from my new Lawn Fawn die set (finally got it!), and some lace across the bottom just to show that you can be girly and still have fun in the sand too! ;)

Challenges:


VLV Sketch #1 for August
ADU August FB Challenge
Lacy Sunshine - AG: 8/7 (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #188: AG (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #99: AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #39: AG (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #151: Recycled Scraps (1 of 3)

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!


 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Pixie Dreams

Good morning! I'm doing a little blogging catch up, and today I'm sharing a sweet, fun card I made featuring Nixie the Pixie from Oddball Art Stamps.


I added glitter to the Pixie Dust areas as well as around the sentiment. Hand-doodled the border after coloring the entire image with Copics. I also added glitter to her wings (a different color). I use only Art Institute ultra-fine loose glitters, they make the most amazing sparkle and shine!! My enamel dots and the metal fan are from Fun Stampers Journey. I just love all of their embellies!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Creative Knockouts #152: Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! I'm a day late, so two posts today! Yesterday started a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the challenge is....Anything Goes! This week's sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!

Here is my project, featuring Casual Boy:





I love this image kit. I usually go for the cute little girl images at TPS, but his face and look just screamed at me! AND I even hand-colored him. Because all the TPS "sets" include a pre-colored version and black & white line art, it's sometimes tempting to use the pre-colored version. They are always well thought out, color-wise, and nicely done with the highlights, etc. However, I really wanted to try my hand at coloring him. I got a large set of Prismacolor Pencils on Prime Day (as opposed to the random colors I would buy here and there at stores, never really getting enough to do shading and have "sets" of colors for combos...), and I had to give them a try. It's been a long time since I've used pencils, so for my first stab I was pretty happy with him :)

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:


The Paper Shelter - Summer Break: AG (1 of 3)

Artistic Inspiration - #161: AG (2 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - AG: 7/24 (2 of 3)
Paper Nest Dolls - #7: AG (2 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - #186: AG Twist (2 of 3) {Stamp & patterned paper, die cut, embossing & solid paper, stitching & buttons, baker's twine}
Inspiration Destination - #96: AG
Outlawz - Twisted Thursday: AG (1 of 2)
Crafting From the Heart - #122: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #38: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #322: AG (1 of 3)

Here is the board for the 613 Avenue Create your own challenge:



That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Penny's #288: Anything Goes

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! So crazy around here this summer - it is FLYING by. I can't believe it'll be August in a few days. Still need to get out for school shopping....plus all the activities the kids wanted to do this summer! Yikes!

At least  So let's get on with the new challenge this week over at Penny's Challenge!  This week's sponsors are Lacy Sunshine and Lemon Shortbread. As always, they are offering a wonderful prize to lucky stampers!


Here is my project, featuring "Susie Boo Beach Girl" from Lacy Sunshine! Now, normally I FAIL at coloring scenes like this. My skills don't quite extend to creating the amazing background work in addition to the sweet faces. But I just could NOT resist this little beachcomber, so I had to try. Except for that blank sky in the back, I think she turned out pretty well. I guess it's an overcast day at the beach...good for redheaded skin, right?? ;) Well, ya can't really go wrong with a Lacy image any way you do it!




Do you see how she's in kind of a Polaroid frame? That's part of an awesome Fun Stampers Journey die set that I've been reaching for a lot lately. So versatile and fun! My little one is colored up with Copics, and all the adorable polka dots, along with her bracelet, were done with Nuvo Crystal Drops. The washi tape and sentiment stamp are also from FSJ, Kaisercraft rhinestones, one little layer of foam tape to pop up our "picture". Darice cloud folder. Hand doodled the border on the frame. Cardstock is Neenah and FSJ.

Challenges:


Cuttlebug Mania - Summertime

A Snowflake's Promise - #27: Summer 
Tuesday Throwdown - #304: Birthday (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspiration - #161: AG (1 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - AG: 7/24 (1 of 3)
Robyn's Fetish - #326: At the Beach
Glitter and Sparkle - #198: Summer Sunshine
Crazy Challenge - CCH#227: Summer Fun
Paper Nest Dolls - #7: AG (1 of 2)
Cards in Envy - It's a Heat Wave
Craftin' Desert Divas - Beach Linky Party
Cutie Pie Challenge - #101: Polka Dots and Pastel
Catch the Bug - Photo Inspiration (beach) (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #186: AG (1 of 3)
Delicious Doodles - July: Beside the Sea
Di's Digis Challenge  - Hot Colors
Dies R Us - #53: Beach (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #96: AG

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!