Saturday, October 14, 2017

happy hauntings...

I love those animal skeleton Halloween decorations that are so popular in the stores right now, so I've been playing with some of my stamp sets and converting ordinary animal stamps into Halloween themed skeleton stamps. I'll have a tutorial in an upcoming blog post. 

I used Sugar Pea Designs Caring Critters set for the dog today. The "happy" sentiment was also from the same set. The "hauntings" sentiment and the spider are from Stampendous Halloween Haunts stamp set. 

I stamped the dog three times, and cut his head and legs out so that I could stack the pieces and give him some depth. 

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy Halloween....

Took a bit of time today to sneak into my craft room and make this Halloween card featuring Your Next Stamp's Life's A Hoot set. 

I'm playing along with the following challenges:

Monday, October 2, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

I used the sketch and inspiration colors from SPD Mix It Up challenge #35

I inked the card base with a Dreamweavers stencil. Next I created a shaker card and filled it with sequins, paper dots and beads. Those heart sequins are a oldie but goodie from Doodlebug. Glad to sequins are popular again and I can finally use them up. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Go boldly....

This week's Simon Says Stamps challenge was ATC's.  I don't usually anything other than cards or layouts, but this size is a fun way to play with techniques!

Supplies Used: Paper Smooches, Spectrum Noir watercolor markers

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Monday challenge- ATC
Paper Smooches- anything goes

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Camp Create 2017

I've been on a bit of a creative vacation, but I'm back! I came across MFT's Camp Create 2017 and it was just what I needed to kick start that mojo!

I inked the cow print background with a Clear Scraps stencil. I used MFT's The Whole Herd for the stamped cow and sentiment. 

Next up was creative masking. I used the trough from The Whole Herd and the flowers from Blissful Blooms to mask a flower container for my card. 

For my last card, I created a inlaid background using a Crafters Companion background die and used a Out On a Limb Pure Innocence stamp. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dropping by to bring you Smiles

This month's Sugar Pea Stamp sketch challenge is a fun one! I thought that banner element would make a great vine for the monkey to swing on. 

Supplies used:
Sugar Pea Designs Caring Critters, The Cat's Pajamas Sending You,  Dreamweavers stencil, Distress Inks, Copic and Spectrum Noir markers

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's Your Birthday

Today I'm working with a sketch and color challenge from Your Next Stamp. These owls are so cute! I decided to keep their colors simple to highlight the colors in the background. 

Supplies Used: Your Next Stamp (Life's a Hoot)
Buttons Galore & More
Radiant Neon inks
Copic & Spectrum Noir markers

I'm entering this in the following challenges: