The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week was to use pearls and flowers in your project. Using pearls and flowers together for me is a lot of embellishments lol. I tend to just use glitter and ribbon, so this was fun. I colored my image with copics and put the pearls on her crown and wand as well as in the middle of a paper flower I added. I added some stickles to her wings for my glitter :) Thanks for looking.
The challenge at A Day For Daisies is to use white, black and one other color. I chose purple for my one other color. I used copics to color the image. For the background paper I stamped flourishes in white on black paper.
Image: Blue Lady by A Day For Daisies (provided free for this challenge)
The Michelle Perkett Challenge this week was to make your own patterned paper. When I saw"Butterfly Fairy" my first thought was to color her in the colors of a monarch butterfly. I decided to use my Twinkling H2Os to make a background paper that goes from a red to a gold and colored the fairy using the same colors.
The Tiddly Inks challenge this week was to make a project to celebrate the men in our lives. The man who has had the greatest influence on my life was my grandfather who unfortunately is no longer with us. I decided to make this card to honor him. My grandfather was an artist who painted a lot of seascapes which is why I chose this lighthouse image. It reminds me of him. He taught me to paint and to make things with my hands. Those gifts always meant the most. I'm sure he would have loved this card :) Sorry for the weird angle. One of these days I'll learn how to take pictures.
Designed2Delight came up with a new image called "Summer Days" to use for their challenge this week. For my card I colored the scene with watercolor pencils. I used Memory Box paper for my patterned paper and made the sentiment on my computer. I am still trying to come up with good photos so I attempted to use my Ott-Lite for this but it came out a little dark so I'm sorry about that. I've been having a bad week because the love of my life, a 7yr old black cat, was just diagnosed with cancer. Stamping helps me focus on other things but I'm afraid I don't do the kind of work I'd like to. Next week will be better :)
The challenge from Michelle Perkett's blog this week was to use die cuts. I don't have a very big collection, but I do own a Big Shots at least so I can do some cutting. For this card I used a Deckled Edge Die to cut out the image. I chose Arianna since it's an image I recently purchased but haven't used yet. I used copics to color her and added some stickles to her wings to make her sparkle a little.
Image: Michelle Perkett Arianna
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury
Colored paper: My Minds Eye and The Old World Mat Stack
The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week uses a technique that is new to me..distressing. I own several distress inks as well as a distressing tool but haven't really had much luck making them work. For this card I used my distress inks and a watercolor brush to paint the image and then sponged some ink around the edges to make it look worn. The background was done with a stamp using the same distress ink I used for the edges of the image. I'm guessing this technique takes some time to perfect :)
The Inspire Me challenge at Tiddly Inks this week was the first time I tried to create a card based on a particular color scheme. This is the first time I've tried something like this but I really enjoyed the challenge. Here is the card I made. I found a paper I thought was perfect for this so I used that as my background as well as the accent pieces. I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils.
I made this card for the Designed2Delight - Friday Free Image Challenge – Skater Boy. I don't do many boy cards so this card was a little bit of a challenge for me. I colored him using watercolor pencils and "accidentally" splattered some color on the paper and decided I liked it so I kept going lol. I was trying to get a little bit of a grunge look.
I made this card for the Michelle Perkett -Mermaids Galore Challenge . This is my first card using one her images and I really like it. I especially like the message of "Just Breathe" on it. I decided to keep the card simple and try to put the focus on the image. I'm sorry it's a little blurry. I must have moved my hand a little when taking the picture. I chose to color her with Twinkling H2Os which may not be coming across well in the photo, but she's very shimmery. Thanks for looking :)
I made this card for the Tiddly Inks Weekly Challenge #49 - Anything Goes. I am a sucker for dogs and cats on cards and just loved this image. She was very fun to color, although I am still working on learning the copic techniques. Thanks for looking :)
I made this card for the Tiddly Inks Party Puzzler Blog Hop. I discovered Christy Croll's images just a couple of months ago while looking for breast cancer related stamps. This was the first image I purchased so I thought I would use her. There is a history of breast cancer in my family so any stamps related to breast cancer seem to be part of my stamp collection :) I colored her with watercolors and added some glitter to the ribbon. I lack the ability to "bling" my cards but tried to add a crystal brad. I'll have to work on adding more embellishments to my cards. Thanks for looking.
I made this card for the Designed2Delight May Challenge. This is my first challenge so I am very nervous. There are many extremely talented stampers out there so it's a little intimidating :) This stamp is so pretty and so easy to work with. I had a lot of fun coloring it and can imagine many other color combinations I'd like to try. Please excuse my photo. I am still working out how to get good pictures.
I have fallen in love with watercolors lately so I used my watercolor pencils on this image. Thanks for looking :)
Cardstock - Canson Watercolor Paper
Additional Paper - Memory Box patterned and plain purple paper
I work as a programmer but love to stamp as much as possible. My mother and I started a company that makes support cards for women with breast cancer. We wanted to make cards that would help family and friends provide support when they didn't really know what to say. The majority of the cards I make get donated to women diagnosed with breast cancer. The loves of my life are my dog and 2 cats (plus the stray I feed).