Thursday, October 29, 2015

Spooky Owl Shaker Card

For the last twist of the month, Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz is an anything goes. Our sponsor this month has been Stitchy Bear, and I found this wonderful spooky owl silhouette digital stamp that just begged to be turned into a shaker card. I only used three Copics to color this one, Y11,Y13, and Y15. I added a few yellow sequins and some gold and clear fine glitter. The sentiment is from Recollections which I heat embossed with black embossing powder from Ranger.  I also added some gold button brads.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hello Snowman

For this weeks sketch challenge from i (heart) card sketches with a tWiSt #124, I chose another cute little snowman called Hello Snowman.  I used both the twist and the sketch. I added some embellishments from Jennifer Ellony. I added some chunky white embossing powder to the trees and some snowflakes from my stash. The image is fussy cut using my Scan n Cut and popped up with foam. The sentiment is also popped up for added dimension.
Copic Colors Used

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ellie Campervan Side Step Card

This week for Twisted Thursday, over at The Outlawz, the optional twist is "Transportation". One of my favorite things to do is hop into my hubby's vehicle and be "transported" just about anywhere. We always have a good time!
I made a side-step card and used this sweet little elephant couple, Ellie Campervan, from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear. I cut up some maps for DP and added some Wink of Stella and a bit of bling. Notice the license plate U N Me!
Spectrum Noir Markers Used

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Swinging Snowman

This weeks sketch challenge over at From the Heart is to use the sketch, twist (stitching), or both. I used stitching for my stand up card. The stamp I chose is Swinging Snowman. I colored him with Copics and added some Wink of Stella to his carrot nose and the candy cane. I edged the snowman image with some Distressed Inks in Broken China. The paper is from The Paper Studio in Woodland Wonders. I added some snowflakes for embellishment and white gel pen for the "stitching".
Copic Colors Used

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Cornucopia from From the Heart

The free image for the Progressive Challenge, From the Heart, is a lovely Cornucopia.
Copic Colors Used
I used Copics to color and added a shadow all round with a light gray. Then came a bit of Wink of Stella and some white gel pen for highlights. I edged with Distressed Inks in Vintage Photo. The paper is from Doodlebug Designs. I fussy cut the top of the cornucopia and raised the upper part and the sentiment with foam squares. I added a dimple ribbon and one little orange dot for fun.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

From the Heart with Birdbrain

I found a new designer of fun digi's, and a new sketch to use. From the Heart and I Heart Sketches With a Twist.  Do check out the sweet images and sentiments available!

My first entry into the sketch challenge is a CAS. We were to add strips of paper. I used the cute little bird, called Birthday Candle Birdbrain. He is just too funny :)  I had to use one of the sentiments that came with the set on the inside and I used more strips of paper as well.
Copic Colors Used
A little Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents topped off the front.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bingo Air Balloons

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday, over at The Outlawz, is a "bingo" challenge.

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear and I found this fun image from Crafty Girl Creations called Air Balloons. I colored the two balloons on the right and added a basket to the bottom one. Then, I printed out the one of the left even larger than the original and popped that one up on foam. All are fussy cut. The background is made by using an embossing folder of clouds. I then covered the clouds with rubber cement as a mask, added Distress inks in Broken China, and then "erased" the glue. I  added some white paint pen to give the clouds some dimension. I also added white pen to the balloons as a highlight. The button holes were filled with Stickles in gold and added to the ribbon on the bottom.
Copic Colors Used
My "bingo" choices were, layers/image/ribbon.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Progressive Freebie Challenge with Gerda Steiner Image

For the Progressive Freebie Challenge over at the Outlawz, I printed out this cute fall image, A Big Load from Gerda Steiner, colored it and then used my new Scan n Cut 2 machine to cut it out. I designed the fence myself, online, then sent it to my machine and cut it out. I used my Copic airbrush to fill in and then added details. I found a free tree image online, moved it into Word and resized it, then printed it out and cut it with my new machine. The background is done with Copic airbrush. The little boy is popped up.
So, this is my $300 card LOL! (I bought the Scan n Cut from the Home Shopping Network - It took me several days to figure out how to move an image from my computer to the machine, but I think I will enjoy using it.)

Copic Colors Used

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hello Kitty and Happy Birthday Owen

This month, Twisted Thursday, over at The Outlawz, is pleased to have Stitchy Bear as a sponsor. My great-grandson just turned one and I thought a shaker card with this adorable little "hello kitty" would make him smile. The kitty was given texture with the rough fabric and Copic blender technique and a bit of Wink of Stella was added to his eyes, nose, mouth and bow. The background stripes under the sequins were made with Copics. I even made a banner with his name on it and added a balloon die with his year.

Copic Colors Used

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Deedee's Digis October Progressive Challenge

Deedee's Digis has a wonderful set (Pumpkin Patch) that you can layer or just use the completed picture to color. I used Patch for October's Progressive Challenge. The scene was colored with Copics, trimmed with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside dies and embellished with bit of white gel pen and Wink of Stella I added some leaves (Darice Dies) that I made from paper with Color Bursts (popped a couple for dimension), and added a bit of twine. The card base is an orange from Recollections and topped with a yellow embossed piece to which the scene was attached. I added a few leftover leaves inside the card as well.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Butterfly and Hibiscus on an ATC

For October, we're starting off Twisted Thursday with a fun optional twist of making an ATC over at The Outlawz. This is actually a small ATC sized card which, through the magic of the computer, I made look larger for your viewing pleasure! Artist Trading Cards are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches and are never sold, but either kept or traded with others.
The image, Butterfly and Hibiscus, comes from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear. I used Inktense watercolor pencils, added some Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, and white Kirarina Wink, popped it up over the ATC card. The ATC was colored with Color Bursts and then I added a ribbon and some pink pearl dots.
So, cut up a piece of cardstock or watercolor paper into the smaller size and join us for something fun and different! You can also add your ATC to a tag or card if you like!