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)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sister Act Challenge #51

TGIF!  It's the end of my first week back at work after a long and restful vacation.  A perfect time to share these gorgeous poppies from Stitchy Bear Stamps - this week's Sister Act Challenge sponsor.  The digi is in gray tones (almost like a pencil sketch) which made the shading super-easy!  I love how this turned out.  I paired it with a background stamp from my MFT poppy set, and popped on a few sequins.

Speaking of popping- stop by the Sister Act Blog and look at the variety of Stitchy Bear images our DT used.

Poppies:  R20, 22, 24, 27
Leaves:  G40, 43
Shading and background:  W1, R0000, 000

Challenges Entered:
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes
Pile It On #13 - Floral Fantasy
Party Time Tuesdays #166 - Color challenge
Divas By Design - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes

Monday, March 31, 2014

Color Me Creative Challenge #90 - Show us Your Sparkle!

Paper Make-up Stamps is our sponsor for the latest Color Me Creative Challenge.  They generously offered the DT a choice of digis and I knew right away that I would love this Color Kid-High Five image! She looks like she is having so much fun with the paint!!  Since our challenge is all about sparkle, I added some Stickles to her hands, dug up some rhinestones for the side border and used another big rhinestone when creating my layered flower.
Sorry, no Copic colors to reference.  I made this card several weeks ago when I was less diligent about keeping track of my color choices.

Challenges Entered:
Inky Impressions #152 - Humor
Cute Card Thursday #314 - Floral delights
In the Pink #40 - Kiddie corner
Totally Papercrafts #212 - Think Pink
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spring colors