Monday, August 27, 2012

Lime Splashed Thanks

I've been super busy around the house lately (cleaning things up and reorganizing... fun times!) so I've been out of my crafts space for far too long.  I decided I was due some real fun so took a break from all of the house work to play along with a couple challenges.

Here's the card I came up with:

Seems pretty simple, right?  It took FOREVER because I had problems with the white chevron piece.  I don't know what it was, but I just couldn't get the image stamped and embossed to my liking.  I think I repeated it five times before I finally got this one.  The black card base is the same image stamped then embossed with clear embossing powder to give a little pop to the background with out being overwhelming.

And a view of the inside:

The challenges I'm playing along with are:

Well I guess I've procrastinated long enough... back to the grind!

Thanks for stopping by,


STAMPS: Hero Arts Chevron Background and Paper Smooches Word Salad
INK: Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Lucky Limeade; Neenah Solar White
OTHER: Stampin' Up! In Color 2011-2013 Brads; Zing Clear Embossing Powder, Zing Black Embossing Powder; Tag Punch

Saturday, August 18, 2012

My dance shoes are on!!

Guess who is in the spotlight on the Some Odd Girl Blog this week...  ME!!!  Check it out here.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dancin' Mae Canvas

It's been a long week, but I wanted to find some time to get to my craft room and little by little I did!!  I  bought a 6x6 canvas at my local scrapbook store a few weeks back and decided it was time to use it.  I printed out a Dancin' Mae image from Some Odd Girl and let the creative juices flow!  I got off to a good start with deciding what colors to color her in with - something bright to go with MarkerPop's Bright Colors Challenge - and I knew I wanted to use the sketch from this month's SOG challenge, but then I got stumped.  So... I left my craft space and came back to it a couple times before finally figuring it all out tonight.  Whew!!

So without further adieu, here is my Dancin' Mae Canvas:

It's a little faint, but I used a stencil on the top portion and some glitter paint to give the canvas a little texture.  The bottom is a solid coat of the glitter paint.

I used the great tutorial from the Odd Girl herself to color the red hair (I love the new format she has for the tutorials - super easy to print and keep stashed with my copics where it will get used!).

I wanted a good saying so I searched the web until I found this one and printed it on a piece of cardstock:

I'm not much of a dancer, but I can definitely be a little silly at times so maybe this will inspire me to dance a little more ;)

And here are the challenges I'm entering into with this - 

I enjoyed breaking out of the mold and doing something on the canvas instead of a card... I hope you liked it too.


IMAGE - Some Odd Girl Dancin' Mae Digi Image
PAPER - XPress It Blending Paper; Office Max Cardstock; Stampin' Up! Brights DSP
COPICS - Hair: Y21, YR12, YR14, E15, E18; Skin: E000, E00, E11, BV02; Clothes: B04, B05, B06, Y32, Y35, Y38, C0, C1, 0
OTHER - Tim Holtz Rosette and Mini Rosette Dies; Stampin' Up! Brights Buttons; Indigo Acrylic Paint; Glitter Paint; Paintbrush; Glue Gun; Glue Dots; Foam Adhesives