Tuesday, January 16

Catching the bug on Day 2...

Yesterday I looked at the Daily Marker to find what was being used on the first day of the 30 day challenge.
Sharpies!!!
So into the stash for my son in the basement and found some colors.

and


The image for coloring is a Bugaboo free digital image for their birthday celebration.
I printed it onto white card stock and colored it with Sharpies, not art like but zen like.
I doodled in each open area.
After coloring I trimmed it out with scissors.
The base card is white card stock with a layer of yellow with white hearts card stock, by Lawn Fawn.
Then I applied the penguin.
I chose not to use a verse...yet!



Monday, January 15

I'm going to try and do the 30 days...



and

(They didn't say I couldn't make my own patterned paper)

Every time this rolls around I give it a shot and every time I have issues completing the 30 days.
But this time I have the weather to help me stay in and get it done!

The above card has the Art Impressions old lady with cane (I tore it off the wood so I have no info).
She was stamped onto white card stock with Adirondack pitch black ink then colored with Chameleon pens (PK5,CG5,CG9,YG3,NU2 and YL2).
Once she was dry I cut near the body and the cane with my craft knife on a self healing mat.
Then I trimmed all the way around with a pair of scissors.
To make the card I grabbed a green fluorescent card stock base card and layered a piece of black card stock.
Searching through my background I found one that I had made when playing with embossing folders and inks...


That was the next layer then I cut another piece of the fluorescent green card stock to fit across the card and stamped the verse, unknown company, before attaching it to the card front. 

Saturday, January 13

Yes, it's a Christmas card...

...but I couldn't help it!

The base card is taupe card stock.
The decorative frame by Spellbinder I die cut from cream card stock and applied to the base card.
To that I added another square cut from the taupe card stock.
The verse (unknown company) was stamped onto a strip of the cream card stock, using Adirondack cranberry ink, and glued to the framed piece.
Now to the BigKick with cranberry card stock and the Sizzix Tim Holtz "Tattered Poinsettia" die and I cut out two of the small and medium poinsettias.
Using the cream card stock and a 1/4" hole punch I punched 3 holes for each poinsettia and attached them to the card front.
Next it was into my paper stash to find two green textured papers that I could use to die cut the greens, Sizzix Tim Holtz "Holiday Greens", to finish the card.

For my Granddaughter...

This year I just had to make a card that looked like my Granddaughter for my Granddaughter.

The base card is white card stock with a layer of black and red card stock.
The main piece is white card stock with the girl from MFT Stamp's "Milk & Cookies" stamped with StazOn jet black ink.
The verse from MFT Stamp's "Essential Sentiments" was stamped next to her using the same ink.
The heart is punched from red card stock using a Marvy small heart punch.
Then I glued the heart to white card stock and trimmed around it to make it look more like a Valentine.
The coloring was done with Prisma pencils, the chair HAD to be that color pink as that is what color her chair is!
Next I used a craft knife to trim around the hands to allow it to "hold" the heart.
Once that was glued in place I taped the main piece on the card.

Handmade backgrounds...



I've been wanting to try the "camouflage technique" for some time now and since the Allsorts challenge wanted a non-patterned paper background, I thought this was a good time.
The base card is black card stock.
I made this background with the Distress stains and watercolor paper.
To make this background I smooched the colors onto my craft sheet, spritzed the sheet and laid the paper into it.
There were a few empty spots that I dropped more stain on to achieve the droplet effect. 
Once it was totally dry I die cut the piece with MFT Die-namic's "Love" die.
Under the die cut area I stamped the verse from MFT Stamps "Essential Sentiments" using StazOn jet black ink.
Next I taped the piece to the front of the base card, gluing the center of the "O" to the base card as well.
Then it was time to camouflage by putting thin pieces of double back foam tape to the letters and applying them back to where they came from.
To finish I applied three enamel dots by Paper Studio.