Monday, November 23, 2020

The paper shelter challenge # 450 Use a Digital image

Hi all, I'm here for the Paper Shelter Challenge #450. The challenge is to use a digital stamp. I chose "Snowflake" as my digital. I colored up my image with colored pencils and used gamsol with the pencils. I loved this image and thought it should have some shimmer so I went over the snowflakes with clear wink of stella to give them a shimmer shine to mimic stars. On the falling snow flakes, the snow pile at the bottom of the image and the snow on the tree I used a snow pen (kind of like puff paint). Heated up the white after  applying it so it would puff up and look more like snow.  I then cut out the image and mounted it on purple shiny paper which was mounted on a shimmer paper that was embossed with a snowflake. 

If you haven't had a chance to check out the images at the Paper Shelter you can find them HERE. The paper challenge is posted weekly and can be found here. Please check these sights out.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.  



My picture didn't turn out really great but I'm trying to get better at taking photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,

Hugs,

Carol 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

November DDD Challenge--Red Nosed

 Hi all, it is the 15th of the month and the challenge is on once again. This month Shelly  sent kits for the Dazzlers and I sent out the kits for the Divas. When Shelly and I were discussing a topic Shelly suggested Pilgrims and a Thanksgiving theme. I asked her about images as I didn't have any that I knew of . She said she got some from CC designs. I looked at the site and didn't see the pilgrims but did see a set called Reindeer Games. I got back to Shelly and after a bit of back and forth we decided on "Red Nosed" for the theme. With this theme we could have gone the direction of anything that would have had a red nose, however, I had to get the set Reindeer games as it was so darn cute so that is what the Diva's got as their image.  The dsp I sent was from Hobby Lobby as were most of the embellishments. The ribbons came from my stash.

I colored up my images with colored pencils and gamsol and them fussy cut them out. As I couldn't decide which image I was going to use I colored all the reindeer and cut them out. I used basic black as the base for my card and for the layering of the dsp. and started building the front of my card from there. I struggled a little as I had a bit of a hard time not getting the papers I wanted to use to not make the card too busy. 

Here is my card:


I thought this little guy was adorable so guess who got to go on the card...I did used glitter glue on the fur part of his hat and the pom pom on the end of his hat to set that area apart. 

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you like my card. If you have a few minutes, please stop by the rest of the DDD's blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed in their creations.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 


Friday, November 13, 2020

The Paper Shelter Challenge # 449 Card for a Child

Hi all, I'm here once again for the paper shelter challenge. When I first saw this site on Aussie Annie's blog I was so excited to see all the cute images. I was in the market for an image for my granddaughters birthday card and had such a hard time chosing an image. In fact I purchased several and of course went back for more. I colored up several of the images and made up a couple of cards. One I gave her and the other I am posting here today for this challenge. 

For this card I used the Cupcake Birthday image This image captured my heart the first time I saw it. I had some left over pieces of designer paper that I used for this card. Once I had this little one colored up I actually tried to match the dsp and card paper to the colored image. I also die cut the Happy Birthday from the background paper to add to the front. 

Here is my card:





Some pastel flat dots finish off the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I do so appreciate it.

Until next time,

Hugs,

Carol

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Hot Mess = Success

Hi all, Today is the 12th of the month and it time to join my friends in making a card and making it using something in the creation that is messy creating a success. I love this challenge as I am not the neatest crafter but I do like trying new things. This month I am using a product I purchased at one of the craft shows I went to. It is a glitter sheet and a design that is printed on acetate. For all that know me you know I love Glittah and it can be really messy. In this case it is not but it is a bit tricky none the less. I have a card group I am going to and we all are bringing a card to make so i am bringing this card and see how it goes over. 

I purchased my acetate designs and the sticky glitter paper from stamp on it. I chose a design of a park bench in the winter. I thought it looked like Christmas time. With this image you place the acetate design on the table with dull side up and peel off the protective layer from the glitter paper and stick it to the back of the image to create a sparkly pretty image . I also like glimmer sp. I filled a small spray bottle with alcohol and added the content of a shimmer pen to it. I then shook it up and sprayed it on the white paper layer.Then ran it through my cuttlebug with t embossing folder. It is hard to see the shimmer but it is there. I took a Gina Marie die and cut a square in the top embossed shimmer layer. I taped the image down on the card and mounted up the top layer over the image to create the front of the card..

Although you can't see it well at this point I added some glitter gel to the snow and some red glitter glue to the birds

At this point I cut out 3 of the peace word on silver holographic paper and mounted one on top of the other and adhered it to the bottom of the front of the card. I didn't put a saying inside but will later.

Here is the finished card. 



Thank you for stopping by today. I really appreciate it. Please stop by the other Hot Mess blogs and check out the new "messy" ideas they came up with. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 







Tuesday, November 10, 2020

"Christmas is Coming" The Paper Shelter Challenge #448

 Hi all I have been lax the last month. Life took off and I got behind, but  I had an opportunity to create a card for this weeks challenge. "Christmas is Coming".  I chose the image Dear Santa to use for the challenge today. I love the images at the Paper Shelter and my oh my the Christmas images are adorable. I went shopping and picked up several. It is dangerous for me to shop there as I want them ALL,,,

My card is rather plain but I wanted to highlight the cute santa. I colored my image with prisma colored pencils and gamsol. I've been trying to get better with my coloring with colored pencils. So I'll keep practicing. Here is my card:


I used a blue velvet paper to mount my image on.  I also used the velvet paper in my layout. I cut the believe out 3 times and layered  them together to create a dimensional look.Like I said earlier it is rather plain but I likw how it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by. I do appreciate it.

Until next time,

Hugs

Carol 






Thursday, October 15, 2020

DDD Challenge Oct 2020 Halloween

Hi all. Well today is the challenge day and our hostesses for this month are Terry S for the dazzlers and LJ for the divas. I am a diva so I received a kit from LJ. Thank you LJ what a fun cute kit. The kit included the following?



Kit Contents:

All Images: Mischief Maker Lil Pumpkin (Taylored Expressions)

Patterned Paper: Candy Carnival 6X6 (DBD)

Other: Die-cuts (DBD). shape sprinkles (DBD), Epoxy Pumpkins (DBD), adhesive sequins (JoAnns), Purple Paper Bag (Ms), Ribbon (various vendors)




I colored up mu image as soon as the kit arrived and was excited to get my card done right away....but...I messed up with the coloring of the face on the image. My colors bled through and I couldn't fix it so had to restart the process again. The face of the image was colored with copics and the rest of the image I used prisma colors. I loved the dsp LJ sent and had a hard time deciding which ones to use but got that figured out. I fussy cut the image and mounted it with mounting tape. I used the purple sequins on the front right corner (it doesn't show up alot but in real life you can see them). I had fun with this..here is mu card.



And here is the inside....




Thank you for stopping by. I do appreciate it. If you have a chance please stop by the other deulers, I am sure you will not be disappointed.


Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Monday, October 12, 2020

Hot Mess Success Oct 2020

Well here it is the 12th again. I have lost track of my dates and days lately. It seems life gets busier no matter how hard you try to slow it down. The idea of the hot mess challenge is to get messy making your card or some element of your card. I have the messy part down...now the challenge of creating a card with the mess you make.

I have been working on ideas for my card and trying the techniques ahead of time so my mess isn't too terribly bad. I have been obsessed with alcohol inks and have been trying them on ceramic tiles. They have been really fun to do. In my searches I saw that Yuppo paper works with technique I was working with on tiles. (yeah sure, I have believed that before....) When I was working with alcohol inks I tried them on shiny white paper and it didn't work all that well. hmmmm.Well I got some yuppo paper and tried spraying alcohol on the paper and then dropping alcohol ink spots in different colors and then move them around on the peper. Walla it worked. I made two backgrounds in two differnt color schemes. I liked them both but started with the lighter one first.. I stamped a flower stamp on the lighter background with versa mark and heat embossed the image with black embossing powder. I was in a rush and double stamped my image acciently. I didn't want to ruin the background so I used a die I got from Our Daily Bread and cut the flowers out with that die. I then cut the background  out of black and mounted my experiment on the black. I found a dsp in my stash that matched the alchol ink background on the flowers and placed the mounted image and background on that. I die cut the bottom of the dsp with a die I had in my stash...maker un known as it was separated from the oringinal package. To top it off I put 3 little pink flat back pearls in the die cut swirl on the bottom of the card. The image piece is raised up with mounting tape to help set this apart. 


Here is my card: 


Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it. If you have a chance please stop by and check out the other messy challenge crafters blogs. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,

Hugs,

Carol