Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #328

DeeDee Designs is this week's sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday.  I am using one of the images from their Autumn Blessings set.  All three digis were so appealing, I had a hard time choosing which one to color this week!  The sketch guided my choice - I thought the wreath would be perfect for the circle focal point.  My table was covered in Copics as I colored the leaves, trying to get the colors I am so fond of seeing in the fall.  Check out what the DT has for you here and join us this week!

Challenges Entered:
Inky Chicks #38 - AG
The Card Concept #19 - Clean and Layered
Creative Moments #51 - Fall colors
Cute Card Thursday #339 - Awesome Autumn
4CCC #212 - Fall
Creative Knockouts #55 - Fall

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #327

Glad you stopped by today for the next Sketch Saturday sketch.  #327 was created by Deb and I knew which image to use right away - Amalia Flower Fairy!  It's been a while since I have dipped into my Dilly Beans collection of digis and I loved coloring her.  
I ended up moving the star from the top, right of the sketch to the bottom right on my card.  IRL, the card doesn't have as much gray in the shading.  Something was a little off with my camera.  I used C1 for shading on the flowers and part of the wings, which was picked up like crazy in the photo.

Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor. Hope you play along with us this week at Sketch Saturday.  Check out what the DT did with the sketch HERE!

Challenges Entered:
Creative Inspirations #280- AG
Divas By Design- AG
Cute Card Thursday #338 - Too Cute
Seize the Birthday - Sweet Treats option

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Crafty Sentiments - Spots and/or Stripes Challenge

Back again with another card for the Crafty Sentiments Blog!  This week the DT was given a "Spots and/or Stripes" challenge to work with.  You don't have to ask me more than once to use polka dots - I LOVE them (as you can probably tell from this card!  This sweet little girl is from the Crafty Sentiments shop called, Rain, Rain.

I colored two umbrellas and fussy cut the main part and popped it out to give the umbrella some dimension.  The sentiment is from MFT.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #326

Happy Saturday, Sketchers!  Our own DT member, Lizy is sponsoring this week's challenge with a gift pack from Stampin' Up!  Lizy is an Independent Demonstrator, so I am sure she has some fabulous things in store for this week's winner.

Lizy created the sketch, too.  I had fun with it, even though my card didn't turn out like I was originally picturing in my head.  I have been playing around with the faux watercolor technique lately.  Part of me wants to break down and buy a set of watercolors rather than making due with my SU! watercolor markers, inks and my limited selection of Distress Inks.   It would probably be better to invest a little money on the small Distress Inks using coupons from Michaels!   We'll see what happens and how long I practice impulse control!

My card uses one of the Lil' Inkers Designs Stitched Rectangle Mats, their Stitched Oval Mats, a crocheted flower my SIL made, an old felt flower center from SU! and their French Script stamp for the background.  The main image is called Jar Bouquet from Stampendous.  Take a look at the variety of ways the Sketch Saturday DT used Lizy's sketch here.

Challenges Entered:
ppinkydolls #1 - AG
Crafty Girls Challenge #26- AG
Through the Craft Room Door - AG
Crafting From the Heart #34 - AG
Clear It Out - AG/AG
Inky Chicks #37 - Stitching (real or faux)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sister Act - Challenge #73

Back again with another card using the faux watercolor technique this week for Sister Act.  This one uses MFT's Pretty Poppies Stamp.  After inking the flowers, leaves, and stems, then spritzing each with water, I masked off the image and used the script stamp that comes with the set to stamp the background.  I purposefully used a darker ink in the center around the flowers to provide a little shading and visual interest.

This will be my last week on the Sister Act DT.  Life has gotten a little hectic and I need to cut back.  It's been a great experience and I will always be grateful to Jenn and Tricia for launching me into DT work and for starting a blog.

Fitztown is the Sister Act Sponsor this week.  Stop by the blog to be inspired by the DT's creations.

Color Challenge #489

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #325

Happy Saturday, Sketch Fans!  This week is a sketcher's choice!  You are able to choose any sketch from #215 or higher to use for your card.  I love these kind of weeks!!  I chose Sketch #226 (and so did my teamie, Carla! - what a fun coincidence!)

Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring this week's challenge.  I used one of their Flower Gals images, called Sunflower.   Come and play along this week!  Check out what the Sketch Saturday DT has created here.

Challenges Entered:
The Pink Elephant #265/ - AG
Through the Craft Room Door/ - AG
Tuesday Throwdown #210 /- AG
Color Q #256/
Little Red Wagon #252/ - Girl Power
Creative Inspirations #278/- Flower Power
Divas By Design/ - Birthday
Cute Card Thursday #336 /- AG
Crafty Girls Challenge #25 /- AG

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sister Act - Challenge #72

Digital Delights is this week's sponsor for the new Sister Act anything goes challenge.

My card is a CAS card using a faux watercolor technique.  I inked up flowers and leaves from Avery Elle's Thanks a Bunch and spritzed them with water.  The embossing folder provides the background and the sentiment is from PTI.

Challenges Entered:
The Pink Elephant #265/ - AG
Through the Craft Room Door 8/26-9/1/ - AG
Tuesday Throwdown #210 /- AG
Clear it Out /- Color challenge (salmon, green)
Creative Inspirations #278/ - Flower Power
Cute Card Thursday #336 /- AG
Crafty Girls #25 /- AG