Friday, April 18, 2014

My Besties/ Making Faces going bold and beautiful!

I think this is a first for me..i wanted to make a pretty brown tone image for a long time, but wasn't sure i could give the color justice..i think i have this time?   I did a lot of research trying to find some Copic color combinations and alas...i didn't have one..i was missing the E13.  Wait until you see my combination below.  :)

I decided i also wanted to go bold with my card colors..and for me this is bold. 

Here is my card and using a new Sherri Baldy Making Faces image:
So i am also using a brand new die..the blue flowers are a border die from PoppyStamps called Mod Flower Power..cool isn't it?  Other dies are, my go to fern leaf from Joy Crafts, my leaf punch from Martha Stewart (I was too lazy to die cut more fern leaves) and then the frame is two dies put together from Lifestyle crafts..a square and the wavy type die.

Copics used:
skin-YR23, E19, 15, R22
hair- C5, 7, 100
bow- YG00, 01, 03
circles- colored w/glaze and Gelly roll pens topped with Stickles/diamond.

Challenges:
 Outlawz- Wednesday sketch



Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Besties 3D Deco sheets, Easter/Spring w/sweet treats!

This week I want to remind you that you have another week to participate at My Besties 3-D Deco Challenge blog!

The theme is an Easter/Spring on your 3-D My Besties card/project. 

To participate in our challenges go here:

All we ask is that your My-Bestie Image has 3 or more layers, making it raised up from the surface of your Card/Project and to follow the challenge theme.

For this project i couldn't make up my mind on which project to make so i made a tag i made two things with the tag...last week i did a slider card...

This week i used the tag on the birdcage..of course i filled it with chocolate eggs for Easter!  Front view and side view so you can see the chocolate too!



















I have also used the My Besties Heart Frame die and cut it to fit around the tag.  I used all of the paper that came with this 3D set..you get one sheet with the layered image and one sheet w/the digi paper and the flowers.


To find the Decoupage sheets in the My Besties Etsy store click here.
Some more info about the My Besties 3-D sheets available for you to use:
These sheets are fun and easy to use!  They are all pre-colored for you, all you do is print out your sheets, cut out the pieces you wish to use and layer them with foam tape, foam dots/squares or Silicone glue.

You should also check out my 3-D Deco team mates awesome designs..the links are below:

Julie Team Leader
Angela
Miranda
Deidre
Bonnie (me)

Challenges:
My Besties Dutch Girls- Tea Time
Live & Love Crafts- Chocolate
A Random Fan- Springy Colors
Inky Chicks- Shabby Chic



Digital Delights featuring Chickadee in time for Easter!

This little cutie at Digital Delights is perfect for your Easter card!  She is called, Chickadee.

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:


Dies used on this card are:
Memory Box cloud die, Cheery Lynn trim border die set
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Copics used:
chick-- Y11, 15, 19, YR23
chest- YR23, 19, YR20, 21
beak/feet- YR12, 08
mouth- RV02
bow-RV02. 04
eyelid- B02
egg shell- C1, 3, CB


Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!

Challenges: 
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Besties Happy Birthday to You or Just for you!

I am on a roll with making some fun My Besties "Making Faces" images...this image is 302 and so adorable i think.  She looks like she is reaching out and giving the recipient a cupcake!

As always i look for a sketch on Paper Playful and i found this one by "Try Stampin on Tuesday".  The sketch is really a fun one to try!

So here is my card, oh and i forgot to say, i made the flower in her hair 3D and the butterfly on the cupcake 2D.

I finally used my cupcake border from EK success..i might have used it on a scrapbook page eons ago..but i believe this is a first for a card.  The intricut frame is from Memory Box and the oval scallop frame is from Lifestyle Crafts.  Sweet pearl circles cut into quarters/thirds are from Prima.  I also enlarged the butterfly on the cupcake to put in her hair and on the card.  The cupcake/arm is also foam taped to look like it's coming out of the frame.

Here is a side view to see the dimension:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E15, 25, 29
eye- B000, YG01
t-shirt- B000, 00
layered shirt- W1, 3, CB
flowers- R81, 83, 85
cupcake- E31, 33









Challenges:
Try Stampin on Tuesday- Sketch
Scrapbook Stamp Society- Anything Goes /opt use Yellow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge- Anything goes w/patterned paper
The Paper Girls Challenge- Birthday
{Pin}spirational challenges- Photo inspiration


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Morning sketches featuring Sami Stamps, "Wild Flower Beauty"

For this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, our sponsor is Sami Stamps!!!

I was in love with this image at first glance..i saw another DT use this image and i thought she looked just like Elsa from Frozen..so from her inspiration i made this card.

 Here is my card, please come and join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this challenge:



Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch this week:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E50, 51, 53
flowers/dress- B21, 23



 Dies used:
Cheery Lynn Heart dies, EKsucess corner punches


For more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of team's creations:



Challenges: 
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog- Inspired by a Movie (Frozen)
Party Time Tuesdays- Die Cuts
Artistic Inspirations- Monochrome


Sunday, April 13, 2014

My Besties and Your Next Stamp slider card tutorial

I have put 2 cards up on my blog using Your Next Stamp's Peek a Boo Door die that i've have turned into a "Slider Card'

The Slider card technique has been around on the internet for awhile, it's not new..however to use this die making the card is new..at least it was to me.  Some people think it is an Easel card because of the picture..but it is what i call a "horizontal slider card".

I have made a visual tutorial and have given a link to what inspired me to use the YNS Peek a Boo door die.  You can find that blog post here if you want to watch the video that inspired me.  It however, gives the cutting measurements..and with this die you don't need them.

Today, i realized that i could just use the "door" from this die set and make any shape work for a slider card. 

First i will show you some pictures and then i will share the link for the You Tube video that i made using the YNS die and featuring the lovely My Besties image called Princess Twinkle Toes from Sherri Baldy found here.

Here is what the card looks like from the side so you can see the "construction":
This is the card closed:


Video tutorial link for Slider card above:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmfbf5Us54M

Some dies that i used are:
Base is Marianne Designs- LR0111
YNS Peek a Boo Door
Savvy Stamps Heart die
Sherri Baldy Romantic Hearts Frame die
Noor/Joy Craft tag (pull)
LifeStyle Crafts Eyelet oval and classic oval
DooHickey heart flourish
Martha Stewart punch- leaves

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E50, 51, 53
eye/leaves- YG03, 17
flower- R81, 83, 85
Stickles/diamond

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps- Fancy Fold
Glitter n Sparkle- Anything but a square
My Besties Norwegian Designs- Ribbon and/or lace
Color Me Creative- Anything goes
Scrapping 4 Fun challenges- Anything Goes
Outlawz/Paper Alamode- Pastels




Friday, April 11, 2014

My Besties Big Head Freckle Girl w/bow

I know i am crazy..i am really liking this technique of enlarging digi images and cropping them...  I can't do that to all images, they have to be just right to make it work.

I thought i would take this image to another level and paper pieced the bow and raised it like 3D decoupage.

So here is my card using Image 221:
I rotated her in Photoshop and then cropped her.  I also shaded the paper pieced bow w/copics.

Another view showing the dimension:



Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E71, 74, 77, 79
eye- BG11, 13
shading on bow- W5, 7 , CB

Challenges:
Stitch N Stash- Sketch  New stash is the yellow flowers..old stash is the butterfly punches/and the paper i used.
Fairy Tale challenges- Butterfly
Outlawz- Alcohol markers/ Keep Calm and Craft On
As You Like it Challenge- Stitching Faux or Real (i prefer real..i just like sewing it's my favorite craft)..I hope you can see my stitching..i made two lines..around the brown outer layer and on the inside yellow layer..and i used pink thread :)
Crafty Little Fairies Challenge- Button up
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge- Anything Goes