Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweet Flower Kiki

Hello everyone. Today's card is my first as a Design Team member for the Simply Create challenge blog! The challenge is DIY. I decided to try a paper carnation, stamp on DP to create a new background, print the sentiment by hand and try some fake stitching. The stamp is a digi stamp from CC designs and is called Flower Kiki - isn't she adorable?? Of course she is colored with copics, the ribbon is from Michaels and the DP is Tahiti Grafitti by Flair Designs. The paper is stamped with a PTI stamp set called "Background Basics: Text Style". Make sure you stop by the Simply Create - DIY challenge and see all the wonderful ideas by the DT and to submit your own entry. TFL and have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:
Wild Orchid Challenges - Dieing to punch it out
Allsorts Challenge Blog - For a Special Lady
Craft Your Days Away - For Mum or a Special Lady
Crafts and Me Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin For the Weekend - For Mum/Mothers Day
The Shabby Tea Room - Bingo - I used Die cuts, Flowers & gems (pearls)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Make your own embellisments (flower & bow)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones & Flower
Freshly Brewed Challenges - Use 2 or more embellies
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Make your own embellishments
7 Kids College Challenge Blog - Pink & Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie
Stamping Vacation - Use Glitter

Have a happy stampy day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Coloring practice

Happy spring???! Still at least 24 inches of the white stuff outside, so it would be nice if the melting would happen soon. Anyhoo, was taking advantage of some quiet time to practice my copic coloring. Today my focus was on skin tone and blending. TFL and have a great day!

NB**The purples show up differently than on the project no matter how many different ways I adjust my lighting.

Supplies:
Stamp: Magnolia-Bride & Bridesmaid
Cardstock: Neenah, Bazill ?? shimmery pink & purple
Ink: Momento: tuxedo black & london fog
Copics: E01, E00, E000, E25, E29, E31, B60, C1, BV23, R20, R00, V04, V17
Flowers: CTMH blooms
Ribbon: CTMH smokey plum
Gems: CTMH bitty sparkles
Punch: Scallop Circle (Marvy Uchida - Green)
Unknown: glitter glue, brads

Challenges entered:
Bugaboo Stamps - Scallops Anyone??
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Create - Monochromatic
Stampin' for the Weekend - Springtime
Moxie Fab World - Markers Challenge

***New Challenge  (May 7) - Flashback Friday Challenge - First wedding card

The challenge at Moxie Fab is based on the new Stamp It! Techniques issue. This is an amazing resource and the focus is on using your markers! Soooo fun!