Monday, August 22, 2016

The Sea Mermaid

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge this fortnight is 'By or Under the Sea'.  The challenge is to create either an underwater or coastal/beach scene. I used a mermaid from the 'One Odd Girl' digital stamps collection and created a sponged  underwater background for her.

Digital Stamp: Some Odd Girl 'Bubbles Mermaid'
Sentiment; created on a Word document
Papers by Stampin Up
Ink : Stampin Up
Technique: background sponging (  for both the square and rectangle)
Other: blue stickers, blue flower, rhinestones

We are sponsored by:

1. Alphabet Challenge Blog (JFF): M is for Mystical
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 20 Anything Goes
3. Creative Fingers Challenge Challenge #114 Anything Goes 
4. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #152 Anything Goes
5. Pattie's Creations: Challenge 125 Anything Goes
6. Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #33 Anything Goes or add Texture
7. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #144  Anything Goes
8. Southern Girls: :Anything Goes #141

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Girl with Flowers

Time for the Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge and this month's freebie is'August'  by Andrea Norris from Sheepski Designs. A lovely image indeed! All the papers are Stampin' Up's' including the designer  paper (old  6x6 paper stack). The sentiment was created in 'Word' but is not my own, just a saying I happened to like. I used Copics to colour the image.  The flower was laying around in my stash.
I printed the image out twice, coloured one, cut it out and adhered it to the designer paper. On the second printed image I coloured a section of  the flowers, cut that out  and placed it on top of the adhered image.  Gave it a nice dimensional look.

1.Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge    for the month of August.
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: #25 Anything Goes
3. The ABC Challenge: M is for Maiden
4. CCC Digi Creations: #54 Anything Goes
5. Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge Tic Tac Toe Gcc080816 I used 'Flowers,image and Punch /DieCut row
6. Polkadoodles: Week 31 Anything Goes
7. Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes #34
8. Digital Delights - Delightful Monthly Challenge #12

Monday, August 8, 2016


New challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers  and the theme is 'Time'.  There are various ways to interpret this and I choose to highlight 'time pieces' of days gone by and to give my card a bit of a vintage feel.

Stamp: Inkadinkado rubber stamp
Ink: Stampin' Up summer sun, chocolate chip  creamy carmel
Markers - Prisma Colour Light Tan, Sunburst yellow, yellow ochre

The two butterflies and the large pocket watch were made dimensional (printed out twice , coloured, cut out and mounted over the original stamp image)...

Made top 3 at Artbymiran
Made top 3 at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 

1. Crafts and Me: August Challenge-Anything Goes
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: August use a digi or stamp
3. 613 Avenue Create#188 Anything Goes
4. Great Impressions August Challenge-Anything Goes
5. Penny Black and More Challenge: Anything Goes with a Stamp
6. Stamping Sensations Challenge Anything Goes (must use stamp)
7. Scrappers Delight: #58AugustAnything Goes
8. Artbymiran: #64 Anything Goes (No digi's)
9. Crafting with Friends: #26 Anything Goes