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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

More Falliday : )

 I had some free time again today so worked on challenges for Falliday over at Splitcoast.

The first challenge is to make a fall card but use no white or Vanilla on it.

 I stamped the Sunflower by PSX onto So Saffron. I colored it with Copics. The background is stamped with a Stampin Up image.

This challenge is to decorate your door or window for the Holidays.

 The wreath is made with a Cheery Lynn die and SU green cardstock.

This card is a Holiday card with Scoring on it.
 This die is by Creative Expressions. I cut it out using Bo Bunny DSP. The gold borders are score tape with Gold EP.

 This is the final card- a technique with dies.
 I think the Joy doe is Memory Box. The background is Technique Junkies.  It is stamped onto white glossy cardstock.

Challenges TBA

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Shelly

Monday, October 16, 2017

Birds of feather and more......

I cannot believe I had the opportunity to create again today : )  For the Falliday challenge at Splitcoast, I was able to create 3 more cards : )

For the Birds of a feather challenge:


 This image is by Impression Obsession. I colored it with Copics. DP is Bo Bunny. Cardstock SU. Sentiment Stampin Up.

And, for a patriotic challenge plus we were to add a heart:


 This Stampin Up image is one of my all time favorites : ) Godspeed.  The sentiment and heart from a set from Firecracker Designs by Pamela (closed- similar set available at Our Daily Bread Designs).

And, I got Tutorial #1 done, make a bauble with Alcohol Inks:

 I am not sure where I got this die- it is in my misc die drawer (maybe die-Versions?)  Anyway, I cut it from Silver cardstock and added it to a purple/red plus metallic shimmer background. The cardstock is from a resale shop- shimmery as shimmery can get- so pretty IRL!  I embossed a sentiment by Paper Smooches on it in silver.

Challenges- TBA

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Shelly

More Falliday

Falliday over at Splitcoast is a group of challenges. I just love the inspiration of stamping alot in a short period of time, and especially using different techniques.

 This first card is themed Christmas Around the World, and we are to show a type of transportation.
This will be what the Holiday trip looks like for my son, his wife and their dogs.  For this trip, the adults will be saying are we there yet as the dogs will have lots of bundled up energy!
  Images/cardstock/inks are all Stampin Up.


Picking up the pieces...aka use the bits and pieces laying around on your craft table...in a neat pile ready to be put away.....  I made cards for the day care my Mom attends, and these are some of the left over bits. The wreath (Memory Box) was cut out and colored bits over the flowers cut out and fussy cut.  I added some watercolor droplets and a nice Sentiment from Sunny Studio Design.


 Fall texture was the challenge for this card. I scored the card top in both directions, and added embossed leaves. The image panel is cut out and a Wasabi cardstock panel slightly larger than the one cut out glued on to the back of the panel, a stitched rectangle so it looks nice and neat inside. Image Stampin Up, Sentiment Sunny Studio Design.Leaf die Cheery Lynn.

 Finally, a card for my sports crazed husband.  He is on an over 53 baseball league, and is going to join his team for a tournament in Florida shortly. I'll give him this card when we arrive.  He is so excited : )  Images Stampin Up and Hero Arts.



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Shelly

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spooky or Sweet?

It's the 15th of the month, so a new challenge for the Dueling Darlings at SCS. Our hostess for the Dazzlers is Terry L gave us a kit with a theme of Halloween- AG with her kit.


 I also followed a challenge for the SCS Falliday O.R.A.N.G.E- use at least 4 of these
O+Orange
R-ribbon, round die
A-Alcohol Ink coloring (Copics)
E-Enamel dots

The kit from Terry included:
Image- SU Halloween Smiles
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
DP- Paper Studio- words, Pumpkin faces- unknown, Orange and black cardstock- SU
Enamel Dots SU or Paper Studio
Ribbon- misc

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, October 13, 2017

You are......

A bright and hopefully cheery card made for Falliday at SCS.  The challenge is to make a warm fuzzy card and give to someone that you may not know.


 The stencil is Sweet Stamps. I used Distress Inks through the stencil. The sentiment and backing are cut using Die-Versions dies.

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Shelly

Fall Blessings

 I had a little more free time today, so made another card for Falliday at Splitcoaststampers. Challenge #3 asks for a card using the word kindness.


 I love this sentiment- it can be used for any 'season'. I got out Distress Oxide inks- there are tiny sprinkle marks on this card that are not too visible. The leaf dies are Cheery Lynn Designs, The cardstock and the EF are by SU. I added a bit of Queens Gold EP (Ranger) to the card to match the sentiment.

Challenges:
TBA

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Shelly

Etching

For Falliday (SCS) card #2, you are to find a technique that starts with your first name in the tutorial section of SCS.  I found one that I have never tried, Stamp Etching.


  I used an image I won from Graciellie Design : ) It has been sitting on my desk, I wanted to try some foiling with the image, but could not resist using it for this technique. I also won the digi paper pack that coordinates with it, AND a coordinating paper stack from Paper Temptress.
  I printed out the image and fussy cut it out. I used a Pitt pen for the technique. The die the flower is sitting on is Gina Marie. The cardstock and ribbon is Paper Temptress.

Challenges:
Cards 4 Galz- Monochromatic

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Shelly

Thursday, October 12, 2017

'Critter' scene

 I was able to start on Day one of Falliday at SCS. The first technique is a drunken one..... Alcohol Inks that is....  This technique is done on Yupo paper. The tutorial is on SCS.


  So, this is Alcohol inks on Yupo paper. The paper is like plastic, so it takes a while for the ink to dry.  I was also pretty nervy embossing on it.  I had the heat gun hot and just lightly passed the heat side to side (not continuously) until the embossing powder melted. (Heat will melt/warp the paper if you hold the heat gun on it until the EP melts).
  I had a blast using this cute set from Lawn Fawn that I won recently ( from Outlawz compliments of Oozak ).  Isn't this a fun scene?  I am imagining the little guy on the Lt is sliding down that hill : )

Challenges:
Lawn Fawn- Critter Scene

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Shelly

Monday, October 9, 2017

Oh, Love.........

I made a card for my BIL and his bride- they were married Saturday : )


 I used shimmery cardstock for the base, and embossed a layer with the hearts- ohhhh I bought this cardstock from a resale shop- so beautiful IRL!  I used a beautiful shimmery silver cardstock between the layers and for the cans on the die and the highlights on the car. The car die is from Die-Versions and is called Just Married Car.
  The 4-Ever on the license plate is from Clear Dollar Stamps. The Silver embossed {Mr and Mrs} stamp has no marking on it- so unknown wedding stamp set.

Challenges:
Crafting From the Heart- AG
Get Creative Challenge- Wedding
Crafters Cafe- Die Cut

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Shelly

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct COF

For the October Crafters of Faith posting, hostess Susan (P) gave us this challenge:
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV. 

'Use anything with a quilt, tapestry, artwork of sorts on your card '




 I have this Gina Marie die that is perfect for the challenge.  And, I have a friend who will be a Grandma for the first time in a month or so : )  Perfect!  The sentiment is from a MFT set.



 Well, I had to make more than one with all of the cut outs : )

Crafters of Faith is an Open group at SCS- you can find the group if you look under  Swaps/Cards/Open/Crafters of Faith. Our dear leader is Kelly, and you can find her blog HERE
If you would like to see cards the other members created, you can look in the gallery HERE at Splitcoaststampers.com


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oh Baby!

 I had the fun opportunity to attend a baby shower for a friend- she has 4 kids and the youngest are boy/girl twins (the same age as my twins. The shower was for her oldest daughter and first born.  It is her 1st grandchild : )


 They have chosen NOT to find out the sex/gender of the baby, so the theme was gray. I had fun using this baby die in Gray and layered it on an embossed white card. The sentiment is by Stamps of Life.

I also made a tag for the gift:

 This was made using a wooden bear that was covered with SU DSP. I added some ink around the edges and added a tag and some ribbon & twine.  I left the bear itself blank so they could write the name of the baby on it once he/she arrives. 

 The mom used to babysit for my youngest. We are all excited for the baby to arrive!!!

 Challenges:TBA

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Shelly

Monday, October 2, 2017

CYS-Washi

 I am late, but wanted to get this card completed! The SCS Challenge Your Stash group posts on the 28th of each month.  This month, Terri challenged us to use Washi.


and on the inside



The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the August cards the group members posted for this challenge.

Always Fun Challenge- Dies or Punches
Dragonfly Dreams- Fully Loaded


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Shelly

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Purrrrty kitty

I had fun finally getting a chance to color. This image is by Ann Fenton and is the Progressive Freebie at Outlawz this month.  I have never had a cat, but know they just love to jump into any box or empty container they can : )


 I colored with Copic markers.  The die I used is Gina Marie. The sentiment is Stampin Up.

Challenges:
CAS on Friday- Use die

Have a fab weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Elle

Kit and Clowder is celebrating 15,000 followers on Facebook, and gifted us a number of freebies.  I had some fun today coloring one of them today : )

 
  I have to admit, I went to the Etsy store and colored the image similarly to the one on the site.... I love the colors!  The image is by Sasayaki Glitter- a free digi given by Kit and Clowder this past week : )  The sentiment is SU.
  I used very few markers to color the image- all C's and low R's. The ribbon was pink, but I colored over it in R02 and viola- a match. The Guava color is SU, the gray is Coordinations.

Challenges:
#themarker30day #day21 - see Instagram
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- showcase a critter

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Shelly

Verve Coffee

I made another card for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop : )


 Mind you, I do not drink coffee, maybe I will make a tea card today!  LOL  I am also trying to color everyday for the 30 day marker challenge.

 My fall colors are More Mustard and Ruby Red. I used a digital stamp for the hop from Verve, that would be the cups and the sentiment on white. The Mocha/Java/Joe sentiment is from Red Hot Rubber. The whipped cream is colored with Copic W 3 and I painted on shimmer using a Spectrum Noir brush. The card was too plain, so I stamped on background dots using Ruby red and black.

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 Shelly

How 'ya Bean?

I made another card for the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop- so fun : )  I am digging out older stamps that have not seen love for a while!


 Image is an older SU set inked in SU Ruby Red. The sentiment is the center of an Embossing Arts image from I Brake for Stamps. I took the lid of a jar on my desk and inked up Close to Cocoa and stamped the corcles.

I used a Sketch (Paper Play Sketch 51)that is now closed, but it worked for the card. The cup is by SU and the sentiment Embossing Arts from I Brake for Stamps.


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Shelly

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sip away!

I am coloring for the 30 day challenge, and this card is for the Fall Coffee Blog Hop as well.


 The image is Stampin Up. The background text is Embossing Arts which is from I Brake for Stamps. The Sentiment is My Favorite Things.

I used Close to Cocoa SU ink. I watercolored the image with Close to Cocoa then Pumpkin SU inks. I popped up the sleeve and put a Pumpkin sticker on it. The cup lid is colored with E50 Copic marker.

 The beautiful ribbon- I won in the spring Coffee Lovers Hop from DL Art Ribbon.

Challenges:
Fall Coffee Lovers BlogHop

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Shelly

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dueling Darlings -Chocolate

Our Dueling Darlings post for this month- due on the 15th of each month has the theme of Chocolate.  Terry A is the hostess for the Dazzlers (which is the team I am on), and Terry S is the hostess for the Diva's.



Kit contents:
Penny Black- Chocolate Moment-lounging lady
   sentiment Inky Antics
Cardstock- Recollections 110# white CS with Versafine black ink
DP- Paper Studio Gold Wedding and Mirabelle Floral DP
SU! Textured Choc Chip, Purely Pomegranate CS, Brazill Textured Green CS
Paper Studio Kraft doily
28Lilac Lane- Toasted Graham sequins
SU Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon

I added SU Chocolate Chip cardstock for the card base 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Image was colored with Copics.


Divas and Dazzlers links : )
I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13

This is also my late day 15 coloring challenge : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hello Fall

We have leaves that are beginning to change color here!!!  So, for day 14 of the 30 day coloring challenge, I made a card for SSS 514 (Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo) with a fall image.


 I printed this in white, and covered page around the image with Antique Linen distress ink. The image is colored with Copics.

Challenges:
Catch the Bug- Sketch

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Shelly

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Faux Sunflower

I know, the image is really daisies, but I colored it as though it were sunflowers.  Do you think it will pass???  LOL  Day 13 of 30 days of coloring challenge


The image by Technique Junkies HERE is so easy to color in, and I am doing the daily coloring challenge for 30 days,- so very happy to get this image out and ink it up!!!
 The coloring is done with Copics, and I added just a smidge of shimmer using a Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear shimmer pen.

Challenges: TBA

Are you on Instagram?  If yes, please leave me your link.  I will look for you there- it is so much easier for me to use as I am out and running each day!

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Shelly

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Village at Wintertime

It is day 12 of the 30 day coloring challenge- Wahoo!  I am keeping up!


 I have so many of these beautiful Starform sticker sheets! This sheet has 3 different Christmas scenes- it is on sheet 8502. You peel the sticker off the sheet and attach to cardstock. I applied double sided adhesive first, then the Glitz Glitter, and colored right on top of the glitter using Copic markers.
 The red is embossed with a retired SU EF that looks like poinsettias. 

Challenges: 
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge- AG
Christmas Card Challenges CC21- AG
Crazy 4 Challenges- Use glitter

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Shelly

Monday, September 11, 2017

Day 11 coloring

For the coloring challenge, a coloring page.......


 Very calming coloring is ...........

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Shelly

Asian Beauty

Day 10 of the 30 day coloring challenge- 1/3 of the way done!


  I used a new stamp by Unity, stamped using Tuxedo Memento ink and colored with Copics.  The About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group has a challenge- Tic-Tac-Toe. I used Blue, embossing and a sentiment. These are my colors- pink and blue : )

  Challenges:
Stamping Sensations- Color challenge

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Shelly

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bats for You

For day 9 of the coloring challenge, I had fun with a sweet Halloween digi from Bugaboo.



I had already printed out the scene for this sweet Mummy and the Bat, but wanted to use Distress Oxide inks for the background. And, I had only printed one of the scene.  I thought I would share my process for inking up the background using Post-it notes.


 I simply laid a Post-it note on top of the scene, and traced the outer edge. While tracing, I made sure the sticky edge was included -so the mask I make will stick to my image. I can then trim the mask and start inking up.


 If you cut it out so that there is white showing around your image, just reposition the mask to the edge and ink up that little section to darken it.

I used Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and then Black Soot Inks on the top portion of my card.

I left the bottom where the ground meets the sky on the post it note until I was done inking up the sky. I just trimmed it off straight across the post it note.  I inked up the bottom using Cracked Pistachio which was bright, so added Peeled Paint to tone it sown,  Over that, I added a touch of Wilted Violet and finally, used Black Soot over it.  I added a spider in the bottom Lt of the scene- you may be able to see it- if not, for sure the eyes : )

I added droplets of water and shimmer spray. I punched out white shimmer paper stars and also added white dots. I added a fence from an older SU set too.

Coloring- just a touch of W1 and W3 copics on the boys face, and C1, C3, and C5 on the bat.

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a Critter- Entry #2
Bugaboo Crafty Challenges- Use Bugaboo image
Alphabet Challenge- M -Make your Mark- white paint pen marks on background and dashes of purple marker around the words of sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, September 8, 2017

Momaka

 My last ATC for the swap at Michael Strong Stamps and coloring Day 8 -22 more days to go : )



 I had printed out a few of the Geisha images for my 'Lil Geisha's ATC, so decided to use another- what a cutie!
  I used a stencil and Dostress inks for the background.  I turned the stencil for the 2nd color. The Michael Strng fan was stamped and embossed in red. I added lots of Shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Stardust.

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Shelly

Thursday, September 7, 2017

COF Great Gift

Its the 7th of the month, so time to post my Crafters of Faith September card. It's also day 7 of the 30 day coloring challenge.


 I made this fun card- bright and festive for a Birthday celebration!

The card looks like this when opened a tiny bit (just so you can see : )  )

And opened up for message:



Judy is our hostess this month, and this is her challenge:
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast. For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10 

As September is the month both my sons were born in I like to remember that these boys were two of the greatest gifts God gave to me! (The meaning of their names is Gift of God) So I would like you to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on you. 

 I made a birthday card using an image from TTCRD  last Magazine given by Tiddly Inks. I am still feeling a bit sad and missing our dog that just passed- he did not look anything like this dog, but this image brought up those feelings of how much our pets bring us Unconditional Love. So, I will send it to a friend (a gift from God) and it reflects on how my dog was at my side through good and some rough times in my life (a huge gift from God).

To find the COF cards for this challenge, click this link HERE

Crafters of Faith is an Open group at SCS- you can find the group if you look under  Swaps/Cards/Open/Crafters of Faith.

Challenges: 
Tiddly Inks- SIR AG
TTCRD- AG

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Blooms and a bee

Day 6 of the coloring challenge is another ATC.


  I had fun with this ATC.  I used modeling paste through a stencil, and once dry, added color to it. I added 2 flowers and a bumble bee all colored with Copics and added shimmer with Wink of Stella. It needed something, and the sequins was a good fit.
  I exchange the ATC's with ladies in the Michael Strong Yahoo Group.  I knew Hetty, the list owner through the technique Junkies Design Team,  and am very pleased for the encouragement to use my stamps!

Challenges TBA

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Shelly

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall Blessings

 Day 5 of the coloring challenge- using some blog candy I recently won : )

  The leaves (Bo Bunny) were colored right on the stamp in the Misti, then spritzed and stamped. I colored with Distress Markers.  The centers of the leaves are open, so I watercolored with the lighter Distress markers in the centers, inked and restamped the leaves once they were dry.  Next, I stamped Versamark over the tops of the leaves and embossed with clear EP.
  The sentiment ( Sunny Studio) was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Copper EP.
  The larger of the two leaves was also randomly stamped onto the background (SU Cherry Cobbler) in Versamark.
  The DP is Carta Bella and was part of the blog candy I won on Instagram.

Challenges:
Sketch-Atlantic Hearts Sketch 228

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Shelly

Roses are Red.........

Day 4 of the 30 day coloring challenge- I made a card a fun Bugaboo image.


 I used Distress Oxide inks for the background and watercolored with Distress inks on the image panel. I added a bit of shimmer using Wink of Stella, and it water marked my wine...and I could not color back over it- beware my friends!  The color is better IRL, I just love this sentiment and have the perfect person to mail it to!
  This image puts a smile on my face!  

Challenges:
Catch the Bug- AG use a Bugaboo image

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, September 4, 2017

Oh Happy Day

For day 3 of the coloring challenge, I made another ATC for an exchange at Michael Strong Stamps.

  I cut out the black cardstock and used a die to cut a circle in the middle of it.  Then, it was run through an embossing folder for some texture.  The white cardstock behind the circle has sponged on red ink and Honey ink with a swipe of red.
 Next, I measured how much of the giraffe I would be using as its head peeked out of the hole...and colored above that point with Copics.  My exchange called for a color challenge, I was to use red/black and gold. A sentiment and gold sequins finishes off my ATC.

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- AG use a critter
Die Cutting Divas- sequins plus a die cut (Entry #2)

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Shelly

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Little Geisha's

For the 30 day coloring challenge day 2, I am posting an ATC with the theme children from the AOSA Yahoo Group.


  I found these darling girl digi's at an Etsy store called VeraLane Studio. I thought they would work perfectly for the children theme. I used background- top embossing paste thru a stencil, middle Elmers glue in swirls then covered with distress ink. The bottom 1/3 is covered with a mat type cardstock I had in my stash.
  I am not sure who makes the Friends Asian Kanji.
 Images were colored with Copics, then I added shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, September 1, 2017

Magic little Geisha

 In all of my years of stamping, I have never made a magic card : )  The AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art) Yahoo group had a challenge this month, and I just had to try it!


 and when you open it


This is also for Day 1 of the 30 day coloring challenge.

I used the tutorial HERE from SCS. I followed the instructions in the video. So fun!!!  I may have to
try this again : )

Image is I Brake for Stamps  The DP is G45 Bird Song.

Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas- Sequins (gems/pearls)
Brown Sugar- Try something new

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, August 27, 2017

CYS- No Designer Paper

This month for the Challenge Your Stash theme this month was given to us by Darlene, and she chose the there to use NO Designer/Patterned Paper.


 I covered watercolor paper with Distress inks in purple and yellow.  Next, I spritzed a stencil and laid it down on the paper (wet side down).  The water reacts with the inks and makes this cool pattern. Once dry, I stamped and embossed the butterfly.  I added sequins for a nice final touch.

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the August cards the group members posted for this challenge.

Challenges:
Outlawz CAS Sunday- Butterflies
Moving along with the times- Starts with a "B"

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Outlawz- Swish

 I made up a card for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge.



I used the extras of the punched border and embellished the corners on the inside of the card.


This month, Jean Chaney over at Outlawz offered the digital image which is a Zentangle design. It is also offered with Swish- the angel fish- without zentangling so if you wish, you can try your own.

It was very relaxing to just relax and enjoy coloring this scene. I printed out 2 of the images and fussy cut all of the elements except for the rocks at the bottom, and layered them over the image on the original.  The fish is on dimensionals.

I am linking Jean's Blog HERE for you to drop by and check out her work. I am also linking up her Zentangle Blog HERE .

Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers- Under the Sea
Paper Players- Coloring
Craftaholicsrus-Ocean

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly