Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Plaid and A Sketch

This week, the challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is to use plaid.  I decided to use a sketch from Christian Paper Crafts.  I'm sketch challenged so this was a good exercise.

The sweet image is 'Emma', from Fred, She Said.  I added a flower background which is from Kim at Kimbee's Creations.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I then added some stickles, some ribbon, a flower and a handmade stickpin.  The sentiment was done in PSE.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Our Daily Bread:  plaid/gingham
Card Cupids:  bright and bold
Crafts 4 Eternity:  recipe/ flower, ribbon, bling

Saturday, May 21, 2011

OSAAT/Christmas Club

This week is Christmas Club time at OSSAT.

The sentiment is a digi from DigiDoodleShop.  The bottom half of the card was embossed with my Cuttlebug after I added all the embellishments.

Now it's finally time to go do some outside work. Yea for sunshine!  I was beginning to think I might have to build myself an ark.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

OSSAT :  Christmas Club

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Butterfly Kisses/Altered Jar

This week at Creative Inspirations Paint our inspiration is butterflies.  I love butterflies and many of the plants in my garden were chosen to draw them to our yard.

One of my favorite songs is "Butterfly Kisses" and I used that as my inspiration for this project.   I love making small decor items that I can tuck into little corners here and there.  Recently, I have fallen in love with altered bottles.  This one is an antique jar that has a metal wire to hold the lid on securely.

I used lots of lace, seam binding, an old necklace, a flower I made from some ivory and pink flower petals I had left over from a wedding project.

The butterflies are a Spellbinders die; love those butterflies!  I very lightly distressed them with distress inks and then spritzed them with some glimmer mist I made with my Creative Inspirations Paint 'Fairy Dust', one of my favs.  I use (approx.) 20% water, 80% alcohol, and a few drops of paint.  I  LOVE using these paints as glimmer mist; so super sparkly!  You can see the sparkle on the flower.  Awesome!

I printed the lyrics for the song, cut them out with some decorative scissors, inked them, and placed them in the jar, along with some lace, seam binding, and the word 'love' in several different languages.

Here is a better pic of my handmade flower. Love how it turned out.

And, I just couldn't resist; I had to add a picture with my granddaughter!   This is one of my fav baby pictures.  Can't believe she has now graduated from high school!  Where did the time go?

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge:  make your own blooms
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge:  anything goes
The Pixie Cottage:  sketch and/or Pink and Girly
Crafts and Me Challenge:  anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge:  anything but square
You Had Me At Craft:  anything handmade
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  lace
I Did It Creations Challenge:  lace and ribbon
One Stitch At A Time:  anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge:  ribbon, flower, patterned paper ( paper band around bottom of jar)
Flutter By Wednesday:  open/sketch
Dutch Dare Card Challenge:  altered project

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hello Kitty

Wow!  What a crazy week this has been!  Here it is a week later and I am still displaying my Mother's Day card. 

So let's replace that card with something current.  I used a sketch from Pixie Cottage.

  This is for a little one that loves 'Hello Kitty'.  The kitten is a free image from sliekjestamps. Love her images! It's colored with Prismacolor pencils and the flowers are colored with  Creative Inspirations Paint "Rose Quartz".

The ABC challenge was the letter 'U' for underneath. I decided to cut out the triangles and put a Hello Kitty sticker underneath. I then sewed on some buttons and finished them off with a bow.

 I'm not sure why this pic looks so distorted.  IRL it's perfectly straight.

Creative Inspirations challenge said to finish the inside so I added some tags with some more stickers, used a corner stamp and added a flower.  Now I just need to get it in the mail.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
ABC Challenge:  U for underneath
Fab N Funky Challenge:  buttons and bows
Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge:  anything goes
Creative Inspirations:  decorate the inside
Pixie Cottage:  sketch and tag
Crafts and Me:  Punches  (MS punch on corners and border punch)
My Mums Crafts Shop:  to die for
Cute Card Thursday:  distressing (Vintage Photo distress ink)
Do You Stack Up:  tags

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

A card I received from my son and daughter-in-law who is a very talented card maker.  Thanks!  Love you!

Wishing you a woderful, blessed Mother's Day!
Thanks for visiting .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Inspired by...Mother

This week at Creative Inspirations Paint we are being inspired by the special ladies in our lives, whether that by our mother or somone else who has an extra special place in our hearts.

I had the privelege of making a card for a young lady to give to her mother.  We wanted lots of flowers and this cute stamp had flowers.

I made some faux flower soft by rubbing two pieces of styrofoam together until I had lots of shavings.  I colored it with my Creative Inspirations Paints using Sunshine, Amethyst, Blush and Green Olive.  I also used those colors for the butterflies.  I first colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and then adhered the faux flower soft.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Party Time Tuesday:  Mother's day
Fairy Tale Challenge:  Mother's day
2 Sisters Challenge:  Mother's day
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  Mum's The Word
Sentimental Sundays:  Mother's Day/For A Woman
Dream Valley Challenges:  flowers
I Dit it Creations Challenge:  Mother's day
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge:  Mother's day
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge:  Anything goes