Thursday, April 24, 2014

Meljen's Designs Challenge #207

Good morning everyone and Happy Thursday!!!  I'm trying to wrap things up and get ahead on everything!! One of Kevin's sisters is here in the states and we are all set to leave Monday morning to head to Nashville, Tennessee to see her. They are heading up to the Kentucky Derby. I've never been to Nashville, so this should be fun. And it will be a really nice getaway for Kevin and I.  And I'll get to meet one his family members in person! :)

Okay.. on to the challenge LOL  This is Challenge #207 at Meljen's Designs and our challenge this week is Hardware (use metal embellishments). Here is my Red Hat Society themed card:

Yes... Red Hat Society inspired :)  I have been trying to get my mother to get involved with them. She needs some friends... some people to hand out with, but she just won't do it. So, for this card I used Miss Fancy Cat and Cats Eye Glasses which you can find at Meljen's Designs. The flowers are a My Favorite Things die, the oval is a Spellbinders die and the two papers were embossed. I added some Diamond Glaze on Miss Fancy Cat's glasses and then on the glasses on their own as well. For my metal embellishments I added the wonderful heart charm which I received as a birthday gift from Vicky :)  I also added the metal "Mother's Day" tag with the two brads and also the Love and XOXO words. I added two gems on either side of the glasses and then I added the ribbon as well. I did do a little bit of decoupage. I decoupaged the front of the hat and the scarf. The image was colored with my Copic markers.

  • Cheeks and Ears: R20, R22
  • Red: R14, R27, R46, R59
  • Purple: V12, V15, V17

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Open-Minded Midway Easter or Pastel Colors

Good morning everyone!! It is Saturday and that means we have our Winners and DT Favorites posted this morning for our Challenge #7 -- Animal Antics. Boy are you all so talented!!!  I'm always in awe!! AND ... this afternoon you will see the midway post.

Here is my midway card using I Cherryish You from 2 Cute Ink:

Such a CUTE image isn't it!!! I printed the image on craft and I colored them with my Prismacolor Pencils. Since it was a pastel color challenge I colored them pink :)  I used a circle and the circle on top of the circle with the funny edges LOL  Those are both Spellbinders. I braided three different colors of twine.. two yellows and a pink and added that. I also added white, pink and yellow sequin, the leaves and flowers and the 3 heart brads. The papers are all scraps that I have had for a while.  No decoupage this time!! In face, for the next few cards I don't think you will see any decoupage. We'll see how well I do at that LOL  The Congrats! is a stamp and the Cherry-ish Your Day is one I did up and printed. Thats it!!  Hope you like it!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DT Day at Meljen's Designs

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today is my DT Day at Meljen's Design and I'm going to share a new card with you.

For this card I used the wonderful Frog In My Pocket that you can find at Meljen's Designs. I had a lot of fun coloring this little guy and then decoupaging him. I colored him with my Copic markers. I colored him with dots and then I used the Colorless Blender to add additional dots. I love coloring this way. I think it adds a lot of texture!  I have had that pocket die cut for a long time too and I've been waiting to use it!! So, I used my little pocket die and added the sentiment. I inked around the pieces of white paper and I added the twine. I added the blue gems.

  • Pocket: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Frog: YG03, YG07, YG97, 0
  • Worm: R00, R12, E95, 0
  • Cheeks: R20, R21, R22

Challenge #5 @ The East Wind

Good morning!!! Today we begin a new challenge at The East Wind!! The theme for Challenge #5 is Humour (Create Something Humerous). I had a difficult time with this LOL!! But here is what I came up with:

For this one I used  Rang Climbing, which you can find at The East Wind Etsy Shop. I love these kitty images :)  I kept the card all black and white. I popped two of the small kitties and then the larger one as well. I added the white Candi at the bottom. I also added two gems on the side of the sentiment. The sentiment was created on my pc. I hope to see you playing along with this our new challenge!!!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter At Delicious Doodles

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!! WOOT!!! How exciting!!  And today we are starting a new challenge at Delicious Doodles. Our theme this week is Easter. There are a lot of fun Easter images at the Delicious Doodles Store!!! Here is what I came up with for our Easter theme:

As you can see I decided to make a waterfall card out of these adorable Easter images. I used Easter Chick, Easter Egg, Bear With Easter Egg, Bunny With EggDoggie With Egg, and Kitty With Egg. I paper pieced each egg with some of the scrap papers that I have. All of the images where colored with Copic markers and I popped the paws, wings, beak on the chick. I added the ribbon, the flowers and gems, the eyelet, the Easter sticker. I also added the Happy Easter stamp. All of the papers are scraps of the same papers I've been using. These papers are at least a year old and I'm trying to use them up LOL  Good way to use scraps :)

  • DD Bunny: Dark Gray - T1, T3, T5, T7
  • DD Bunny: Light Gray - C00, C1, C3
  • DD Bunny: Nose and Ears - R20, R21, R22
  • DD Cat: E31, E33, E35
  • DD Dog: Brown - E21, E23, E27, E29
  • DD Dog: Black - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • DD Chick: Yellow - Y02, Y11, Y15, Y19
  • DD Chick: Orange - YR02, YR04, YR09
  • DD Ribbon Egg: Purple - V01, V05, V09
  • DD Ribbon Egg: Yellow - Y11, Y15, Y19
  • DD Ribbon Egg: Pink - R20, R21, R22

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meljen's Color Challenge

Good morning everyone and Happy Thursday!! I hope you all are having a great week. We are almost to the end. Today is a new challenge at Meljen's Designs and this challenge is a color challenge. The palette is some sequins and they are in pastel colors:

That is a fun palette to work with!! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!  Here is what I came up:
No dimension on this card... just colored and flat!  I used A Girl and Her Overalls. I added the stitching around the image. I used a sketch from Smeared and Smudged. The papers are all scraps from papers I've been using for all my spring and Easter creations. I colored the image with Copic markers. I sprayed the background with three different colors of sprays. The little banners, the circles, and the two lines on the inside are all stickers. There are two swirls, the one on the outside and then one on the inside --Those are stamps - Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes. As is the Celebrate Spring - Pink by Design Hoppy Easter.