Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meljen's Challenge #199.

Good morning everyone! Today I'm going to post for Meljens Challenge, but I'm also asking for prayers. Kevin's nephew, Kyle Coleman, has gone missing in the Mt. Isa area in Australia. He has been missing since 6 am on February 22nd. They have been doing extensive searches for him. And yet... there is no sign of him. He was said to have been leaving Soldiers Hill at 6 am on Saturday on his way home to Parkside only 3 km away. Please say a prayer for him, his mother and father, siblings and all his family and friends.

Today is Challenge #199 at Meljen's!! This week is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch:

And here is what I came up using the sketch:

For this card I used two images from Meljens Designs. I used the new Cool Snowboarder as well as Twin Star String. I printed each several times for different reasons LOL I used a lot of the stars around the card and for the Cool Snowboarder, guess what I did? LOL I decoupaged the image. I colored the images with my Copic Markers. I used a Spellbinders circle die for the circle. I used a die for small circles which I cut out the inside of to make the Olympic Rings. I added different colors of glitter to each of those to make those rings sparkle. I'm pretty sure the paper was Pebbles Inc., but I'm not 100% sure. I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and I stitched the top rectangle layer. I added the snow corner die cut that I cut on vellum. I was trying to add a little something winter. I typed the sentiment. The Twin Stars String was cut from several prints and used on both the front and the inside of the card. I also added some diamond glaze to the goggles to give it a little bit of shine like glass.

  • Cool Snowboarder Blue: B21, B23, B18
  • Cool Snowboarder Red: R35, R27, R56
  • Cool Snowboarder Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11
  • Cool Snowboarder Hair: E42, E44, E47, E59
  • Twin Star String Yellow: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Challenge #4 Midway Post at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.

Good morning everyone!! Today is our midway point for Challenge #4 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! Our theme for this challenge is Monochrome and I have chosen to use pinks. Here is my card:

The image that I used is from our wonderful sponsor Di's Digi Stamps and the image is Teddy Rose. I colored the image with my Copic markers. I decoupaged the front arm and the flowers. The pink background was dry embossed. The squares are Spellbinders die cuts. I added the ribbon and the gem swirl. The sentiment is stamped. The inside was punched with a heart border and then layered. I used the negative punches from the edge and placed that above the cut edges.

  • Roses: R20, R22, R24, R27
  • Bear: RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34
  • Stems and Leaf: G12, G14, G19
  • Shirt and Nose: T1, T3, T5, T7, T9

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Whiff Of Joy New Release Blog Hop.

Welcome to the February Whiff of Joy Blog Hop! If you didn’t come here from Sabine’s blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Whiff of Joy Blog. I don’t want you to miss a single stop on this hop!

This month, Whiff of Joy has a fantastic digital release to offer to you. We know you love the instant gratification that digital images offerJ Our images are as sweet as honey and will be perfect for all your paper-crafting projects. We are also introducing a line of digital papers! The color palette and designs are right on trend and are sure to please!

This month, we will be giving away 1 digital image from this release to one very lucky winner. The winner will be drawn from those who have left a comment on each stop of the hop and have entered using the inlinkz tool that can be found at the end of the post on the Whiff of Joy Blog. A complete list of the hop will also be on our blog just in case you get lost along the way!

The hop will remain open until midnight Saturday February 22nd CEST. Winners will be announced on the Whiff of Joy Blog.

Your Next Stop on the Blog Hop is Valentina

Here is the hop list if you got lost along the way:

Whiff of Joy Blog - Start Here
Natascha Banning
Natasha Bailey
Whiff of Joy Blog - The End

I used Copic to color this image. I used Spellbinders Dies. The sentiment is stamped and then embossed with white. I also added some embossing enamel to parts of the card. I stitched around the two rectangular pieces and I also distressed the edges of those papers. The bee is decoupaged a bit. The body is popped up a level and then one more level for the hand, the arm, the front leg and the flowers. I dry embossed black for the inside and added the twine and charm to finish it off. I used Stickles on the wings to give them a little sparkle too.

  • Yellow: Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38
  • Black: N1, N3, N5, N7, N9
  • Pearls: B0000, B000, B00
  • Flower: YR15, YR18, R59
  • Leaves: YG03, YG93, YG95
  • Shoes, Bag and Flower Center: E55, E57, E59
  • Heart: R22, R24, R27
  • Wings: Y11

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Whiff Of Joy - Preview of Love Lifts Us Up.

Good morning everyone :)  Today I am previewing another new Digital Stamp that is coming out soon at Whiff Of Joy!!!  This one is Love Lifts Us up. This is another wonderful image!!! Here is my card for this one:

Be sure you join us for the blog hop coming on the 20th!

I have colored all of the image except for the heart with Copic. The heart is colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I punched the border of the white paper and placed the pink cardstock behind it. I added the larger brads to the sides of the sentiment.. which I did myself and printed. I laced the twine and added the XOXO brad above that. I also added a charm to the twine. I finished off by adding the small brads to the bottom of the image. I once again decoupaged the image. I popped the cat one layer and then the girl two layers. I also popped the rose on the hat one more time after that. I love giving it those layers! Aren't they adorable!!

Please be sure to visit the Whiff of Joy Blog tomorrow for the new release Blog Hop!!! You will see some amazing projects and there will be a prize to win!!

  • Heart: Prismacolor Pencil and Gamsol
  • Shirt and Tights: BG05, BG07, BG09
  • Shorts and Shoes: E81, E84, E87, E89
  • Rose: R20, R22, R24, R27
  • Hair: E25, E27, E29, E49
  • Cat: C00, C1, C4

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My DT Day at Meljens Designs!!!.

I'm so happy to have my DT Day today!!!  I hope you all are having a wonderful day!!  My boss told me weeks ago that I needed to make more Mother's Day cards. She said that Mother's Day was the biggest card giving day of the year. I had no idea!!  I started thinking about it and decided to make a Mother's Day card and what better than to use a Meljens image!!!  She has some of the most fantastic mother images!! I decided to use the Momma Roo for this one! I've used Mamma Whale for a Mother's Day card previously!! :)  So, with that said.. here is my card:

The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I decoupaged her feet, front arm, pouch, bow and the hearts. I added the flowers that I layered, black pearls to the center of those, the pearl swirls and the lace with the pearls threaded through it. I also added smaller swirls on the inside. I love this image :) I hope you like it too!!