I can't believe it's been almost two years since my last post!! Time just flies! When last I posted, I was mostly doing cards, but now, with a toddler, I've gotten back into scrapbooking - traditional and pocket pages. Occasionally, I sneak in time to work on other projects, but my goal is to keep current with her scrapbook. Which is why I like the new sketch challenges from Freckled Fawn.
Here is the sketch for April's challenge:
I had the perfect picture in mind and started gathering supplies. Here's how it all came together:
I love how it all came together and love the inspiration from Freckled Fawn to keep me creative!
I think this is my go to color combo lately. Gorjuss doll was stamped multiple times and bits were colored with copics then layered to give her some dimension. The patterned paper and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn. The epoxy stars I found in my stash.
I had two baby showers in May so there was a lot of amazing gifts from loved ones and of course lots to put away. Now that we got all of the goodies in their new homes, I wanted to do something with all of the cards that were given to us. I have these 12x12 envelope pages that I thought would be great for saving the cards.
I stashed the cards in the envelope then realized I couldn't let the front pocket/label unadorned. I broke out the copics and had at it! Boy, it's been a while! Here's what I came up with...
I kept it pretty simple since it as going into the front pocket, although I kept staring at some sequins and epoxy dots that I wanted to use ;) And here it is in the envelope:
The snow is coming down here today, and since we ran errands last night before the storm, I thought today would be a perfect day to sit and craft! I'm catching up on some of my scrapbooking - all of the pictures I had printed are done, so now I'm looking for more pics to print ;)
I followed his directions for creating the background - collaged some paper together, sealed it, traced it with a marker, sanded, added spots of white paint. For the hearts, I used a couple of heart punches I had. I punched out a bunch of each one. The big heart is five layers to gather, the others are anywhere between one and three layers. To finish the hearts, I used some walnut stain distress ink around the edges. Once all of the pieces were put together, I smeared some red stickler around with my finger to add some glitter, but not too much ;)
It's been awhile since I've crafted just for the heck of it. I haven't had much energy so what I was doing was for the design team obligations (which I love, I just didn't have any energy to do much else), so things around here have been neglected a little. This weekend I've found my energy again (or maybe it's coming back now that I'm past the first trimester!) and I've decided to take up the Tim Holtz tag challenge.
Every month I see his tags and think I need to try it for myself. I never have until today! It was so much fun trying out some of his techniques. I don't have all of the distress products, so I've substituted some as I went along, but boy it does make me want to go shopping ;) The first substation was the tag size. I didn't have the #8 tags, so I went with the #5. Much smaller, but I still made it work!
Here's my tag:
And if you want to see the original with step by step pictures and full supply list visit the Tim Holtz blog here.
I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post! The holiday preparations are keeping me busy than I thought!
Today, I'm sharing the last release for 2014 from My Whimsical Little World. I stuck with a Christmas theme for my cards, but these digis can definitely be used for so many celebrations.
To start, here's Celebrate Cupcake.
I used the same paper line for all three of my cards today (Bella Blvd's Christmas Countdown along with the green glitter dot paper from Doodlebug). I printed the images on a couple different colors of paper and paper pieced them for the final look. I love that the little sign on the cupcake is blank so you can add any sentiment you want for any occasion. I added some Rock Candy Distress Stickles to my icing for a sugary look.
Next up is Christmas Star (now just because Christmas is in the title of the digi, doesn't mean it has to be used for Christmas ;))
And probably my favorite of this release - favorite finished product and favorite digi - is Warm Wishes.
Now hop on over to the other DT members blogs to see what they've come up with as well:
First up, a card I made using the All Dressed Up for Christmas digistamp - I really liked this digi and wanted to keep him a pretty good size, so I opted to color him and just mat him on a couple of Christmas colored papers.
Next, I decided to make a gift tin using the Christmas Owl digi -
I colored parts of this image on 5 different printouts and layered them all together for the final look. Then finished it off with some sequins and rhinestones.
Lastly, I broke out my art journal and whipped up a page using the Love U Latte digi -
Now hop on over to the other design team members to see what they've come up with using the new release: