Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bloggers Challenge, GM13 and SSSS a Word!!

Do you ever start out in one direction and end up on a completely different path?  It has become my own personal challenge to figure out ways to combine challenges.  Our Grungy Monday leader, Linda, has us playing with alcohol inks for week 13!  Check out Tim's video and I used eight shades (greens, blue, yellow) and Copper Mixative.  The butterflies where cut using Mr. Holtz new movers and shapers die from leftovers!  Lisa's Bloggers Challenge is "Things with Wings" and I thought something carefree and flighty was just perfect for my Flapper Girl!  Since this gorgeous "Flapper Fashions" set from Artistic Outpost landed, I have so wanted to play!  I am also entering Artistic Outpost's June Referral ProgramSimon Says Stamp and Show a Word and we have a few!
We first started out with a card and had everything cut and laid out and just did not like it!  Really did not!  Then I saw a precut black tag and life became a little happier!  We colored her skirt with soft green chalks and her shoes with Spica Sand glitter pen.  Embossed the oval frame with Tim's Damask folder. Black was highlighted using Opalite Winter Rust, other inks, Stazon Timber Brown, Distress Vintage Photo, Palette Noir Black (worked best on the copper paper).

Hope you all are having a wonderful week and doing something fun!  Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Monday, June 27, 2011

IBFS #3 and Summer of Color!

I needed a little inspiration to finally create a baby card for my niece who just had a sweet little girl.  When I saw I Brake For Stamps challenge this week and using polka dots for inspiration, I knew what needed to be done.  The picture was copied off my niece's Facebook page, so the quality is not the best, but I think she will just love the idea!  One of my sweet blogging friend's Nan, told me about The Summer of Color, "Pink" challenge, so we are having our visit over there! 
I did the Cuttlebug Highlights technique from the Technique Junkies.  When I saw the reverse side of the embossed and colored folder, I actually liked that better and thought the stamped image would be more detailed.  The baby frame stamp is from I Brake For Stamps and so perfect for welcoming a cutie pie into the world. 
Our cute inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by and there is still time to get in on this weeks challenge.  BTW, I thought the commenting issue was resolved on Blogger, but I noticed I am having problems once again.  Anyone else still battling the comment thing?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Winging it with Grungy Monday!

Well I finally got around to creating something this week, thanks to a swap invite from The BrakeFast Club, "Wings."  The Dragonfly stamps are from I Brake For Stamps and there are four different sizes I believe.  I used one of the new Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder and did the Cuttlebug Highlight technique from the Technique Junkies.  IBFS also has a new challenge blog and this week it is for "techniques" and so we are off for our first visit there.  There is also a random prize at the new IBFS challenge blog, so stop by!  Our Grundy Monday adventure with Linda has us taking a technique trip back to January 2008 with Mr. Holtz, who we all just adore.  Vicki's Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge is "Things with Wings." so we buzzing by there also.  Last but not least on the challenge flight, Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Distressed/Torn Edges.
I inked the center dragonfly with several colors and then gave it a quick spray with Iridescent Gold, Glimmer Mist.  Once dried, I embossed with clear EP.  During the background creation, I also gave quick sprays of the Glimmer Mist, including over the final embossing step.

Sorry I have not been as active with blogging, but I just have had to keep my computer/typing time to a minimum.  So if I have not been visiting as much, I am still around and thinking of you!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Paper is Stampin Up, Cool Caribbean, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Glimmer Mist, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage, Forest Green, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, Close to Cocoa Ink Marker. 

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