Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Favorite Color Combo/Flowers from Showers/Butterflies

OCC's challenge this week was to use your favorite color combo. My favorite color is purple, and I love to combine different shades of it together in my projects.
Stamp Something’s challenge this week was to stamp something that has either showers or flowers or both. I decided to go with the old saying, "April showers bring May flowers".
GCA's challenge #38 was to have a butterfly somewhere on your card.

Coloring was done with PROGRESS WOODLESS COLOR PENCIL 12/SET and Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits 32 fl oz (Quart Can) .

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our Creative Corner - Recycling and Dutch Dare - Favorites

The challenge this week at OCC is to use recycled material (one of my favorite things to do) in your card. Paper crafting produces a lot of waste. That is why it is so important to recycle whenever you can. I made the flowers with the packaging from some scrapbook supplies. I thought the design was interesting, and the petals formed nicely. Not only is recycling packaging one of my favorite things to do, it is also one of my pet peeves. Those that know me have heard me say time after time to recycle. The Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week is to make a card using your favorite things. This card probably represents mine the best.: handmade embellishments, recycled packaging, Shasta daises, layered little delicate butterflies, Copic markers, hand stitched, multiple mats. With all of these things combined into one card, you know it was a real pleasure to make. I think I am going to make some more, especially with the flowers and butterflies.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Downloaded Image Colored with Copic Markers and Challenge 25 "FUN".

Charmed Cards & Crafts have teamed up with Graphics Direct Ltd to bring you a fantastic prize: 72 Copic markers.
Check it all out here.

I did this downloaded image in Copic markers, and hope to be the winner of the Copic Giveaway.
Challenge 25 over at Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog is FUN, so I hope adding this humorous saying my sister always said whenever one of us broke up with a boyfriend qualifies for their challenge as well.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Happy Birthday" Tag

This week's challenge over at Tag, You're It is to make a "Happy Birthday" tag. I had a lot of fun making this simple tag, and I got to try something new, recycle something, and use my Copic markers.

The something new was glue rubons with a powdery coated sheet. That is how I did the party hat, candles, and Happy Birthday.
The recycled item was packaging from some paper craft item. I used the backing paper to make the petals of my flowers.
I used my Copic markers on the tiny butterfly. (To give you some idea of scale, the brads in the flowers above the butterfly are mini brads.)
I cut my butterfly out with my KNK. It was a large pattern, and I scaled it down to 1".

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Creative Card Crew - Challenge 4 - Texture

I found a new challenge blog this week, Creative Card Crew. This week their challenge is to make a card with texture.

Mother's Day is not that far away, so I decided to make a spring flowers card out of yellow card stock. I cut the design in white on my KNK, and chalked the flowers and Mom in. The butterfly is made out of three pieces with the top wings out of vellum.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Colour Create - Week 9 Lilac and Blue

The challenge this week on Colour Create was to make a card using the colours lilac and blue. My mom loves these colors, so I made her a card:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Squigglefly is having a blog hop.

Squigglefly is having its first ever blog hop, and each of the DT members are giving away blog candy.