Monday, July 26, 2010

"There's no such thing as too much chocolate!............"

  Wow, another week has flown by and here we are again!
Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Here is this weeks Sketch and our Design Team Creations:

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This weeks card  is brought to you by "Wags n Whiskers. Its an adorable image called "Ryans Chocolate Trouble. He was fun to color and embellish. The little chocolates were fashioned out of chipboard, covered in Scribbles fabric paint, then decorated with pink scribbles after the "chocolate" dried. Handmade organza flowers completed the look. Ryan was colored with a combo of prismacolor pencils and copic markers. The gold frame is to resemble a box of candy. I know it made me want some chocolates!

Thanks for stopping by this week and hope to see you again soon!

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Howdy Partner!................."

Hello! Another week is upon us and its time for MMSC Sketch Challenge #63. The sketch this week can be fancy or clean and simple. Your choice!

Our sponsers are : D'Amour Allure and Sew Many Cards!

Here are this weeks sketches......

This week I chose another image from Sew Many Cards called "Donkey and Boot". He is the cutest little donkey I've seen. I really had fun creating with him

The DP's are from Martha Stewart,and DCWV. The boot was printed on a piece of craft leather from Michael's and then pieced onto the digi image. Additional pieces were printed out and glued on top of the boot for futher dimension. The donkey was colored using a combination of copic markers and prismacolor  pencils/gamsol. The hat, stear skull and cactus are stamps from a set at GinaK Designs. The stear skull was made out of air dry clay. I took a small amount and stamped my image into the clay. I then cut around the outline and let it dry. To give it some depth, after drying I used a painbrush dipped in water and a little bit of black water dye ink, just so the inky color would settle in the ridges and show up the detail a bit more. Twine and a horseshoe stamped onto a piece of copper foil finished the look. I think he's a dandy donkey for sure.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

'Splish Splash............"

Hi and how's everyones week going? This is my second week as Guest Diva at "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge". Todays card features both a cute image from SEW MANY CARDS and great papers from PAPER TEMPTRESS. She has the most wonderful selection of all kinds and colors of papers. The pink, orange and green on my card this week are all papers that can be found at her store. I urge you all to check out both our sponsers the week.

Here are the sketches for this week MMSC #62

Here are the details:

Image:  "Jayden Snorkeling"  Sew Many Cards, unknown dollar stamp fruity drink, flip flop border stamp, tropical flowers small background stamp. Jayden was colored with Copic Markers

The flip flops were stamped onto fun foam and cut out. I beaded a thin piece of wire and attached it to the flops for the strap

An old washcloth was sacrificed for the towel
The innertube was printed and stamped on pink from Paper Temptress. It was them cut out and pieced onto the image after receiving several thick coats of DG3 Gel.

The palm tree is a Spellbinders die and the lei was made fashioned out of sponged tiny Prima flowers strung on a piece of green sponged white florist wire.

K and Co. DP represent the tiled pool deck and a white die cut paper frame complete the surround of the swimming pool. 

I really enjoyed creating this fun cute card. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Fly, fly away.............."

Hello! I have exciting news for today....I have been chosen to a GUEST DIVA at priscillastyles "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge" I am sure looking forward to working with all the talented ladies there. The  monthly Sponsor for July is:
 You can find her adorable images HERE

My debut card is for this weeks challenge MMSC61. You can make it fancy or make it simple. Here are the sketches

And here is my DT Challenge card using one of priscillastyles own images

Here are the materials I used to create this project:

Butterfly image from piscillastyles web store found HERE

Design Paper from K and Co. "Susan Winget" collection ( found at Joanne Fabrics), DCWV  "The Cardstock Stack" textured. (Joannes), Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory.

Ranger Distress Ink in "Vintage Photo", Copic Markers (YG95, Y32, YR15, YR18)

Round lace doilie with the center cut out to create the oval edge. I also airbrushed the lace edge for contrast. I then weaved a length of gold cord in the lace along the edge.

I made the flower with white organza fabric cut into flower shapes. I then "melted" the edges with the heat of a candle flame to curl them. There are many videos and tutorials to be googled for the instructions. I then airbrused them different shades with the above copic colors. After layering the petals, I sewed 3 beads in the center with invisible thread. The leaves are beads found in a package along with some plastic flower beads at Joannes. I twisted them together with wire and attached under the flower with Crazy glue gel. This is my all time favorite adhesive for embellishments I dont EVER want to move again!

I know you cant see this in the photo, but I spritzed the background DP with a copper shimmer mist to add  a gleam.

The center oval was embossed using a cuttlebug script folder and highlighted with distress ink

Stardust stickles were applied to the butterfly wings for sparkle and Kaiser pearls and a charm completed the look.

Thanks so much for stopping by on my MMSC Guest Diva debut. I look forward to seeing you next week with a new sketch creation! Sorry this was so long but I wanted to share all the supplies and details.

Have a great week!