Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #306/A Day for Daisies

Happy Saturday, Everyone!  The second April snowfall we had in MN on Thursday should be but a memory by the end of the weekend.  Our temps are scheduled to be mid 60s.  Hopes of an outdoor Easter egg hunt with my grandkids inspired the colors of this card.

Deb is our sketch designer and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect sketch to use with the image from our sponsor, A Day for Daisies.  This little beauty is called Breeze in Spring and was simply divine to work with!  I loved it so much, I want to get back in my craftroom to color another one.  I masked around her to stamp SU's French Script in the background and used a WPlus9 mini flower to add the flowers to her top.  Don't look too closely for my little flub!

ADFD artist, Tammy Thompson generously provided the DT with our choice of images, so stop by the Sketch Saturday blog and take a look at the eye candy the DT gals have in store for you this week.

Copics used:                                       Sentiment: WPlus9
Hair:  E50, 53, 55, 57, 29
Skin: E00, 21, 11, R20
Top:  RV000, 00, 21
Pants: C3, 0
Shading: BV0000, 000
Challenges Entered:
Pause Dream Enjoy #8 - AG
Color Throwdown #288 - pink, green, gray
Creative Inspirations #261 - Lots of layers
In the Pink #42 - Digital Delight
4 Crafty Girls - AG
Card Makin' Mamas - Earth Friendly (reuse or recycle)
Challenges 4 Everybody #40 - AG
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog #12 - AG
Creative Moments #40 - AG/girlie
A Gem of A Challenge #117 - Spring is in the Air
ABC Challenge - J=Just as you like
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #63 - Spring

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sister Act Challenge #53

Sister Act's anything goes challenge this week is sponsored by JW Illustrations.

Not one Copic marker was used in the making of this card - kind of a different one for me, eh?  My friend, Maura has a Splitcoast gallery that is growing by leaps and bounds.  Lately, she has been using an inlaid die technique on many of her cards.  If you pop over to her gallery, you will see what a fabulous eye Maura has for clean lines and precision with this technique.  All of her great cards inspired my card.  It was a lot of fun to make.

Hope you will take a look at the DT cards at Sister Act and join our challenge.

Challenges Entered:
One Crazy Stamper April Challenge - ATG
Sentimental Sundays - Embossing
613 Avenue Create - ATG with optional twist reuse or recycle something (bow)
Aud Sentiments #104 - for a friend
4CCC #190 - Sentiment only (no pictures)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #305

Jen is the brains behind this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday.  I thought the paper and sweet image were a great compliment to the sketch's simplicity.  I found this gorgeous girl by Greek artistChrishanthi on Cristina Valenzuela's blog and knew I had to have it.  Cristina's coloring is gorgeous and helped guide me as I was coloring, especially the eyes.  I have several big-eye girl images from different artists, and haven't been quite sure about how to shade them so light is reflected.

Stop by the Sketch Saturday blog to see what the rest of the DT has in store for you this week and then play along!


Copics Used:
Skin - E000, 00, 21, R20
Eyes - B000, 41, 44
Dress - R81, 84, 59, RV34
Hair - Y23, YR21, 24, E35, 37

Challenges Entered:
The Pink Elephant #235 - photo inspiration
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #30 - ATG
Crafty Girls Challenge #15 - ATG
Pile It On #14 - Feminine
Through the Craftroom Door - ATG
2 Cute Ink #103 - ATG
Challenges 4 Everybody #40 - ATG
Doodle Garden Challenge #2 - color challenge

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sister Act Challenge #52

Back with another CAS card to share as this week's card for Sister Act.  This was such a simple card!  I used Valentine Favorites from PTI for the image and W Plus 9's sentiment and matching banner die.  Adding an embossing folder, white embossing powder, popping out the pencil, some washi tape - and bam, the card was done!

Play along with us this week.  It's an anything goes challenge, so the world is your oyster!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Crafting By Designs - Guest Designer!

I have some exciting news for this post.  A while back, one of my cards won a challenge at Crafting By Designs.  In addition to digis from the challenge sponsor, Milk Coffee, I was asked to be a guest designer for this week's challenge which is lace/doilies.  Woo!  I love playing along with the challenges at Crafting by Designs and being inspired by their talented DT, so it was an honor to be asked to join their team this week.

I chose another of the sweet images Wendy Burns creates over at All Dressed Up for my card.  This one is called Happy Christmas Little Star.  I was able to crop out the sentiment and create a birthday card.  I just love these papers with the image.  A quick stop at Michael's and a package of 4" doilies from the baking aisle gave me the doilies for the card.  I popped on some rhinestones, added a sentiment and ribbon and the card came together.

Head on over to the Crafting by Designs blog and play along with the lace/doily challenge.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, 21, 11, R20
Hair - YR20, 23, E35, 37
Tutu - R81, 83, RV34, hint of R59
Wings - BG0000, 000, 11

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Girls #15 - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #40 - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge - favorite color (pinks)
Creative Moments #40 - anything goes/girly
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #30 - anything goes
Clear It Out - anything goes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stick It Down - April Sketch

Stick It Down is back with our April sketch.  I chose this sweet digi from All Dressed Up called Little Bookworm.  Like all of the ADU gals, this was fun to color.  I used my Copics and the patterned paper comes from my scrap drawer!

Copics used:
Dress - Y21, 23, 24
Hair - E50, 53, 57
Skin - E00, E11, E21, R20
Stool - R22, 24, 27
Book - BG0000, 000, 11

Challenges Entered:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spring Colors
Pile It On #14 - Feminine
Crafty Girls Challenge #15 - anything goes
Just Be Creative Crazy April Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #304

YIKES . . . How can it be the first Saturday of April already?!?!  Honestly, sometimes calendar pages flip too fast for me!

On to the business of the day - since it's Saturday, that means a new sketch from Sketch Saturday.  This one is Lesley's.  I took a little license with it.  I know she won't mind.  I dug through my stash and used another of my hoarded jumbo eyelets.  It seemed a perfect addition to this little boy card.

Mo's Digital Pencil is this week's sponsor, so I went to my Mo's digi file and found Eli.  It reminded me of when my grandson made a garbage truck out of a box and drove it around the house.  What fun!  He's 13 now and still loves cardboard boxes - last week he tried to construct a coffee table for his mom out of some Ikea boxes.  He spent hours on the project!  (Better than on video games or his iPhone!)

Copics Used:
Dog:  E50, 53
Skin:  E00, 11, R20, E41 inside his ear
Hair:  E50, 31, 33, 35, 37
Cardboard box:  E41, 42 44 & when dry 51, 53 to warm up the color
Floor:  YR65, 68
Shirt:  BG 11, 15, 57

Motor on over to the Sketch Saturday blog and see what the rest of the DT did with Lesley's                                                                              fun sketch.

Challenges Entered:
Clear It Out - theme -male, stash-sticker
Little Red Wagon #231 - Make It Masculine
4 Crafty Chicks #188 - Color a stamp or digi
Mo's Challenge Blog #226 - K is for . . .  (kid)