Monday, February 20, 2017

Ch.44 Aurora Wings - Anything Goes

Good morning!!
I am here today to share my card for the new challenge theme at
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.
The theme is, 'Anything Goes', which you would think would be
pretty easy. No rules, just us any Aurora Wings image.
That's like choosing your favorite child. Mitzi has created so many
adorable, beautiful, and whimsical images, it is so hard to choose
just one.

I managed to finally decide on using one of the newer Fruit Sprites

Cherry Sprite is adorable, and so very perfect for
Grandma's Birthday card. 

I colored her up in pinks and fuchsias, as I thought red would be too obvious.
I splattered some Worn Lipstick distress ink and some Perfect Pearls Mist
in Biscotti on the background paper to sort of bring everything together.
I also used some fabric trim for a bit of texture and interest.
And I Stickled the heck out of her dress. She is a Sprite after all. 
And Sprites must 
SPARKLE!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Be sure to stop by the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog for more
inspiration and eye candy from the talented design team. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SDC:267 Seeing Red

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Well, happy belated, Valentine's Day.
I made some Valentine ATCs for the current challenge theme at 
The theme is 'Seeing Red'.
I took it kind of literally...

This is #6081 Mervyn.
He is perfect when only a head will do.
I used #6109 Daniel's Hearts for the background.

And here we have the lovely #6208 Jillian.
I added some pearl hearts to her eyes and then used Glossy Accents to give
her some cool shades. 
I used #6119 Hanging Hearts for the background. 

Lastly, I used #7232 ATC stamp for the back of my ATCs.
How have I been making ATCs without this stamp in my life?!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Be sure to check out all the new releases this month, and play along with 
the challenges for your chance to win a Stampotique gift certificate.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SDC265: Favorite Stamp

Getting back into the swing of things, I have another DT offering for you. 
This time, it's for the new challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
The new theme is to create a project using your favorite Stampotique stamp.

Now asking me to choose my very favorite stamp from Stampotique
 is like asking me to choose a favorite child or pet. It is virtually impossible
to choose just one. I used four Stampotique stamps for this project.

I began with an all-time favorite Torrente girl, Perl #6071.
Perl is awesome enough all by herself, but I added another
favorite stamp, the Bat Like Wings #6131 to make her even more
sinister and devilish. These wings have that effect on nearly everyone... 

After fussy cutting Perl and her wings, I glued them to her and 
mounted her onto a background I made using Color Burst powders. 

I also used the great Altered Curiosities #7244, but broke it up
to fit the background. I outlined it with a white pen to help it
show up a bit better.
    
Lastly, I used the Circled Circle #10038 image with white embossing powder
on a black card base. I also splattered various Lindy's sprays and white Dylusions 
to add more interest to the base layer.

Such a fun project!
Hope you're  inspired to play along, or at leat drop by the 
Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog to see all the magnificent
eye candy/inspiration.    

Monday, January 16, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #42: Asian Inspired

Wow! Here it is 2017, and my very first post in months.
I have missed sharing my art, but since I started working 
last September, I wasn't able to create much, so there really
wasn't much to share.
I quit my shitty job, and am getting ready to embark on a new 
career path very soon. In the mean time, I have located my mojo,
and am creating like a mad woman. I even finished some older
projects that have been collecting dust for months, if not a year or more.

The new challenge over at the Aurora Wings challenge blog is 

I have loved this image since I first saw it, but when my incredibly talented
DT sisters have created with it they do such an amazing job I was afraid I
couldn't do it justice. I gave it a go anyway...

I have used the beautiful, Chrysanthemum Festival image,
available in the Aurora Wings etsy shop.

As is my usual style, I have chosen to work with very non traditional colors.
I'm in the mood for some bright, springtime colors. 

I used pinks to give a nice contrast to the heavily saturated purple and blue green.

After coloring, I used some stitched rectangle dies and a complimentary
designer paper to finish it all off.
I have such a hard time embellishing these gorgeous images. 
I think they stand alone as a stunning focal point to any project.
And besides, I don't have any cool Asian themed dies or embellies, anyway...

Thanks for stopping by today.
Be sure to drop by the Aurora Wings challenge blog to see more
eye candy and samples for the new theme of 2017!!     

  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SDC: Human with an Animal Head

Sometimes a brilliant, yet simple prompt is all one needs to wake their
hibernating mojo.
The current theme at Stampotique Designer's Challenge is just such a prompt.
What's better than that?

This idea popped into my head just out of nowhere and I knew it
was perfect for this challenge. It was the actual execution of it I was
worried about.

and all of the dog heads from the Dog Cube #6192.
I actually only stamped the necks and partial bodies of the girls, and only
the heads of the dogs, but you get where I'm going here, right?
After fussy cutting out the dog heads, I dry fitted them to see which head
looked best with which body. I think they worked rather well.   

Lastly, I stamped Poochas Gracias #8978  as the finishing touch.
Stampotique has an awesome selection of words and phrases 
for any reason or occasion.
I added some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink behind these gorgeous bitches
and some splatter for an artsy touch.

Don't forget to pop over to SDC to see some inspirational samples from
the ridiculously talented and diverse design team.   

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Far Out, Man!!

Here it is, nearly Halloween and I have a totally NOT
Halloween themed project for you today.
Since I went back to work after being a housewife for the last
8 years, I have been really slacking on creativity and my mojo
has gone into hiding. I'm so worn out at the end of the day that
I'm usually in bed by 9 PM. I used to stay up all hours of the night
making fantastical things...
I digress.

This tag is for the current theme at Stampotique Designer's Challenge,
"Outer Space".

I kind of struggled with this theme, as I'm not a really
space-y type of chick. BUT, I did want to try my hand
at a galaxy background. 

I created the background using various spray inks like
Tim Holtz and Lindy's. I used the TH distress spray
in black soot to give the tag a base, and then added dark colors
of Lindy's sprays, drying between layers. I topped the darkness
with metallics and some white speckling to represent the stars.

I used Gonno #6203 as my space man. He looks like he's a bit
off balance to begin with, so this wasn't much of a stretch.

I used the Circles Cube #6184 and stamped the one with the
largest open area. It fit Gonno's face and a clear epoxy
sticker perfectly! And now our spaceman has a helmet.

   Lastly, I added some TH stars and some TH alphabet die cuts
to spell out "Space Case". I added some Stickles for sparkle and
more starry illusion. Fini!

Thanks for dropping by.

Be sure to pop by the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog
to see all of the far out creations made this week.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SDC:259 Halloween

Even with my soul stealing employment, I managed to make something 
Halloween themed after all.

The current theme at Stampotique Designer's Challenge is
HALLOWEEN!!!!
It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

One of my new friends is Tara, who is also a newbie on the SDC DT.
She's pretty awesome. And she likes to collect bugs and weird shit just 
like I do. I consider it destiny...
Anyhoo, she wanted to trade pocket letters with the new DT.
This is the one I sent to her. I used all kinds of Stampotique stamps 
on this letter. It was super fun to make. And only my second PL ever. 
It was also a great way to use up some ATC sized scraps of
Halloween papers.

I popped in a quick note and a few tricks and treats to go along with the 
Halloween theme.

Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to check out the Halloween eyeball candy going
on over at the SDC blog! And have you been by the 
Stampotique facebook page yet? You really should check it out.