Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spreading Joy

As I am currently away on vacation, I was not able to participate in this month's Blog Hop over at the Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long Blog.. I did want to share this card with you that I had been intending to use if I had participated.

Tilda has been masked in front of the trees and coloured with Copics. I then used flowersoft to add a fresh blanket of snow and create a winter wonderland effect. I have matted the card using some of my favorite Martha Stewart border punches and Basic Grey paper from the Eskimo Kisses line. Lastly I have embellished with some shapes that I punched out of this fantasic glitter paper. I don't know who makes the paper but it adds a rich shimmer to everything which makes it perfect for Christmas cards.

I hope that you will take the time to Hop on over to the Blog Hop as the ladies have lots of lovely Christmas inspiration to share. Be sure to leave them all some love.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sketch with a Spin

The Sweet Stop is have a wonderful challenge that they have called a Sketch with a Spin. In this case the spin was that you needed to use the colours mustard yellow and red. I just happened to be colouring an image in these colours when this challenge came up and the timing couldn't be more perfect.

This little Hanglar cutie has been coloured up with my Copics. I wanted to try my hand at something nice and bright and this image was perfect for it. I had to tweak the sketch a little and leave off one of the elements in order to fit such a large image on my card but I don't feel that the element is missed at all by leaving it out.
The papers that I have used are a mix of Basic Grey from various collections and some October afternoon that I had picked up just because I thought that it would be great on a card.

I hope that you will go over and take a peek at the challenge. There is a lot of great inspiration there from the design teams and many wonderful designs that have been submitted.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Special Birthday Wish

Wow, it has been a while since my last post. Time sure does fly. Over the weekend I did manage to get some crafting done and I have a few cards to show you over the next few days. The first card that I will share with you has been created for Challenge 29 over at Basic Grey Challenges. They have a wonderful sketch this week by Tara G to base your card on.

I knew as soon as I saw this sketch that it was going to involve Tilda sitting off to the side of the circle. As soon as I settled on using some of my new Basic Grey Capella papers, this card came together in a flash. I know that this sketch is going to be a favourite of mine.

This time I decided to do something a little different and give my Copics a break. Tilda has been coloured using Prismacolour pencils and mineral spirits. I must admit to loving the way that the colours blend so nicely. The only accents I have opted to add to the sketch were a Prima flower and some leaves. The sketch is so pretty as is that I didn't see the need to fill it up with lots of little embellies.

I hope that you will join me and have a go at this sketch.  Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back tomorrow as I have another card to share.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Celebrate the Holidays

It is time to celebrate the Holidays over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. The challenge is to create something with the theme of Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving or Christmas. I have chosen to ink up Silent Night Tilda and make another Christmas card. I figure the more that I make now the less likely that I will be scrambling when December rolls around.

I had a lot of fun putting this card together. It is based on another a fantastic sketch by Dawny P over at Just Magnolia and has been put together using more of my favourite Basic Grey papers.

Tilda has once again been coloured with Copics. I have added a little chalk around the edges of the background although it is difficult to see in my photos. Polar White Flower Soft has been used to provide a blanket of fresh fallen snow and Stickles add some shimmer to the snowflakes that are still falling.

If you get a chance be sure to have a peek at the Hop over to Simon Says Stamp as they are running a blog hop with this challenge and the designers there have lots of lovely inspiration that is sure to put you in the Holiday spirit.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paper Piecing, Give it a Whirl

What a week, I have been busy moving my scraproom from our spare bedroom to a new room in our almost finished basement. I will post pictures of my new space another day when I have finished setting it up. Right now I am making cards on my dining room table while the stairs to the basement are being varnished. It is about all I can do with limited supplies. Hopefully I can get some images coloured and they will be ready to turn into cards when I can get back downstairs.

I decided that I would try my hand at paper piecing today. I have chosen to colour this lovely Hangar image with my Copics and then I have paper pieced her hat and shirt with some of the paper from the Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection. I love the end result. The polka dotted paper had the shading variances that are typical of Basic Grey paper and worked out perfectly to give her some shading. I added a tiny bit more with my copics to ensure that it was all in the right places.

The card has been put together using more of the Sugar rush collection. I have based the layout on a sketch over at The Sweet Stop. I have not added a sentiment at the moment as I am unsure of what I will use this card for. I hope that you have enjoyed looking. Stop back soon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hanglar Cutie for Sunday Sketch and Stamp

It is raining out and I am trying to avoid having to go out in it so I thought that this would be a good time to post this little cutie that I did up for the challenge over as Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

This lovely Hanglar stamp was sent to me by Susanne over in Sweden. Thanks again Susanne.
I have once again used my Copics to colour her up. The papers that I have used for my card are a combination of some Basic Grey Wisteria and some very old papers that were in my stash (nice to have a chance to use them up).

Hope you like her. Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Create 4 Fun and Hero Arts

I decided to try something a little different last night and put this little card together without colouring. The card is based on the weekly sketch over at Create 4 Fun.. I decided to work backwards and grabbed my Pink Paislee Queen Bee paper pad and built the card. Then I went looking for a stamp that would suit the card and found this pretty garden silhouette from Hero Arts that had not previously seen ink.

I finished my card off using some of my Martha Stewart butterflies and a little bling for some sparkle.  Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.