Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wishing you a hoppy day

This little cutie is from Imagine That.
I colored her with my markers and used a frog footprint pattern for the frame layer.
I cut the frames using a file I have in my SIL program.

 Isn't she cute?  I tried to make her look dirty, like she's been playing in the dirt all day.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Time flies!

This is a set from From the Heart Stamps.
This cracks me up!
I had to use the fly for the front of the card and save the frog for inside.

 I gave him a water Popsicle with fudge topping.

Today is my birthday, 42!!! How did that happen?! ugh
So happy birthday to ME!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Up, up and away

digi19501 Astronaut Frog Digi-Stamp
digi10203 Catch Your Dreams Digi-Stamp

Today starts a new challenge, Up, up and away!
I chose this cool astronaut frog for my card.
I am using a new file from the SIL store for my card base.  This has so many options, it will be fun to play with.
After I colored my frog I mounted him on my card with an action wobble.
 I made this image larger so you can get a better look at the card.
The rocket ship is from Creative Kuts.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Christmas snow globe

Design Team

Today it's another Christmas in July card.  I printed several images and cut different areas from each to create a great layered scene.

 I used crystal effects and glitter for the snow.
 Cute and fairly quick!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Have a sunny day

Decorate To Celebrate!

Hello there! This is a perfect card for today! 
Summer time in Florida!
This is a file I got in the SIL store.
I pulled out some of my treasured Close To My Heart papers for this one.

 I covered the jar with crystal effects then added a little bit of glitter over the heart.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mermaid splash

This is an image from Faery Ink.
When I saw this card file in the SIL store I knew I wanted to put a mermaid with it.
I decided to use acetate as the card base, it's a cool look and I've not played with it much.
 I used my colored pencils to color her in, then blended with gamsol.

 So how did I do?  Is it cool?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Art Impressions water color

I jumped on the Art Impressions water color stamping band wagon.
I've been wanting to get the Marvy markers for a long time.
I love the look of this style.  There is for sure a learning curve and practice needed, but I'm happy enough with the first few I made to make a couple of simple cards.

 First of all, I have to share I scored 2 sets of the Marvy markers for 60% off recently at Joann's I had 2 coupons and they let me use them both! SO happy when that happens!!
 To finish the cards off I used my Spellbinder's dies to frame the pieces.
The birds are also spellbinders.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Miss Daisy Stamps Holly Blossom

This is a "new to me" company called Miss Daisy Stamps.
This was a free gift along with the 2 designer papers you see.
I used a card file from the SIL store to create this fun card.

 I added the digital papers to my cut files and also layered sweet little Holly Blossom on the background before I printed it.  The snowflakes around her and the 2 on the front are also cut files from my library, I just colored them white and turned them into a digial element.
 I added a pretty fluffy ribbon using my 3 Girl Jam ribbon. I'm so glad I stocked up before they closed up shop. This stuff is so pretty!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Joy to the world

This is an Imagine That image.  Isn't she pretty?
I used the patterns in my SIL program to do her dress and the polka dots pattern and the wood for the harp.
The rest is colored with my pencils.

For the card base I used the same floral pattern to make the base layer so it matches.

I'm adding this to the Christmas card challenge at 52 Christmas card throwdown

Friday, July 15, 2016

12 Months of Christmas link up!

It's that time again for me to share my creation in the current challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas link up!
We were given some gorgeous choices of images from Robyn's Fetish. I chose this pretty bow. I tried my best to get some depth and highlights in my coloring, how did I do?
I cut the bow out separately and used foam dots to pop it up, then added crystal effects on the berries.
The optional theme this month is Christmas blooms, so I chose to use the poinsettia paper as my ribbon accent piece.
 Here's a good shot, you can see the dimension and shine from the crystal effects and foam dots.

I hope you will link up with us, click the button at the top to head over to the blog, and if you want to pick up some of Robyn's images, click her badge and it will take you to her shop!

QKR challenge, by the seaside

 This week's challenge is by the seaside.  I chose the ship image and created a ship in the bottle card.
I found the ship in a bottle card in the SIL store and just used the bottle, placing my stamp image inside so to speak.
To create the water, I used 3 of my Tim Holtz ink pads to get the color right. I used a sponge dabber and swirled the color to mimic the rough ocean.
I used my colored pencils to add color to the ship. I pulled out a bird charm, for Jack Sparrow, the best pirate ever!! I also added two tiny shells to the ends of the ribbon.  For this I just put a dab of glue in the opening of the shell then used my dotting tool to push it inside.

So, will you play along this week? Click the button above to add your masterpiece!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sunny day fun

Design Team

Today I am using the current freebie, you can pick her up at the challenge page (click above to head to the blog).

I decided to make a fun box card with her.  I used a file from the SIL store and added her in to the mix.

 I used the colors and patterns in my SIL program to "color" her. I love the look that gives.
 I added some crystal effects to the beach ball, her eyes and glued the real sea shells in place with it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mermaid shaker

How cute is she!!!!?? Oh my, I just love her.
I love that so many artists are flooding us with mermaid images right now. I've got a dozen or more waiting to be colored and created with.
I just had to get this one done right up.
This is from Gerda Stiner Designs.  I'm fairly new to her work and I love her style.
I created a shaker card with this image.

 I colored her hair and tail using patterns from my sil program then colored the rest of the image in with my pencils.  I cut her separate along with her hair and tail so they are all pieced back together and she is mounted with foam tape to the background.
 I used tiny gems in pale blue and cyrstal for the shaker elements to mimic bubbles to match along with the image.  For the "sand" I used some chunky embossing powder and glued it along the bottom.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The sea is calling!

 This is the current challenge image at Simply Betty's fan page on facebook.
She's pretty pale, like me, and is in serious need of some sand and sun!
I used some gems I had for the water, and some fun brads I've been hoarding, er, saving for the perfect project, along with a cool gem star fish.