Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gingersnap Creations 76: Color Challenge

The color challenge at Gingersnap Creations is to use Pumpkin, Eggplant, and Avocado. I have used a stamp from Magenta, inks from Stampin Up and Colorbox. The paper and ribbon are from my stash. I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss the bottom edge. I really like these colors together. Thank you for looking!


The color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe Is to use black, white and a touch of burgundy. I have used Stampin Up paper and ink ( Baroque Burgundy). I used part of a sizzlet strip die and a cuttlebug folder for making the Joy. The chickadee stamp is from Impression Obsession and Christmas is from Artistic Outpost. Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 19

Over at Studio L3 this week, Linda has us doing Extreme Masking. I have been playing with this technique since Monday but I wasn't happy with the results until I listened to my Bird brain. That is I have birds on the brain because after a long time of trying I finally have a chickadee taking sunflower seeds out of my hand. It is amazing how it feels to have a little chickadee grasping your finger . She sits there and throws the first 2 or 3 sunflower seeds onto the ground before she takes one and flies off. So cool. Anyway for this challenge I used TH letters and stamps. I used chipped sapphire, rusty hinge and crushed olive distress inks.

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Monday, October 25, 2010


Over at THE PLAY DATE CAFE they are celebrating a One Year Anniversary. Congratulations Play Date Cafe! The colors they challenged us with this week are orange pink and yellow. I have made this card in honor of their anniversary. I used some graphic 45 paper for the backgrounds and image and SU paper for the flower. The ticket is from TH and the Art stamp is from Catslife Press. I also used distress inks and glitter gel pens. The jewel on the flower is orange but my scanner doesn't think so. If you haven't checked it out, you should. They are providing lots of inspiration from past and present designers.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 18

The challenge for this week at Studio L3 is dabber resist. This is one of my favorite techniques. I used a Stampin Up wheel- midnight musings to create the background. I used distress inks - dusty concord, wild honey and forest moss. I stamped the owl and raven on glossy card stock and cut them out. The skull is grunge board painted with snowcap white. I put a piece of red acetate behind it. I can't believe we are half way all ready. I really look forward to these challenges and it is so great to see how everyone interprets the technique.

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The color challenge this week at The Play Date Cafe is to use beige, pale blue, and pale mint-ish green. I have used a background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, inks from SU and Nick Bantock. The punch is from SU and the ribbon is from my stash. I couldn't get this to scan very well. The ribbon is a lovely mint green.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Let's Ink It Up-#4

The challenge for Let's Ink It Up is to use Halloween colors. I have made a window card using a movers and shapers die. The witch stamp is from Scrolls Work. The other stamps are from Martha Stuart. The pumpkins are done with foil. I used a TH alterations die to cut the side of the card. The paper is from Stampin Up. I painted the sky with blue acrylic paint.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 17

Our amazing Linda at Studio L3 has chosen Fragment Charms as our Challenge 17. Linda is also hosting a Warrior Women Blog Hop . Sherry Goodloe is our amazing women warrior muse for this event. Linda has organized a wonderful array of artists to participate. You really have to check it out!! I have decided to "think pink" for my project this week in honor of all of the warriors who are dealing with or have dealt with breast cancer. Sherry is sharing her story so that others may be more aware. Our greatest protection from the horrors this disease can bring is early detection. The M is for mammogram. The paper I used is TH. The stamps are from Stampington and Quietfire Design.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010


This is my entry for The PLAY DATE CAFE challenge #50. The colors this time are white,melon and green. I have used a stamp from Stampin Up that has been embossed in white. I then sprayed perfect pearls in blush and green over it. I filled in the ivy and poinsettia with markers, added embellishments and mounted.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday Taggers - Pandoras Box

The challenge at Tuesday Taggers this week was to make a box and a gift to put inside it. I made this handmade glass dragonfly pendant and box. The supplies for the pendant came from Annie Howes etsy shop. The dragonfly came from some velum I had. The box I made from a pattern which I altered to include a flap. Velcro dots act as a fastener. I used distress inks, stazOn, and dragonfly stamps from Stamp It and Clear Art Stamps. I attached punched dragonflies to fine ribbon and put it between the 2 layers of the lid so when the box is opened the dragonflies flutter. My picture is not the best but I hope you can see it well enough.
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Drunken Stampers #36- Think Pink

This week over at Drunken Stampers we are to think pink to honor all those women who are fighting or who have fought the battle with breast cancer. In past times garlands (especially of bay leaves) have represented victory. It is my hope that anyone fighting this battle will get to wear the laurel garland.

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