Sunday, October 2, 2022

September Card Chain Challenge Reveal



Surprise:  Cabins in the Woods

As you can see from the different challenge options, I chose the color palette of Ginger, Buttercup and Sage as well as friendship.  I haven't done a color challenge in ages, but I do like the results,. It definitely says Autumn to me.
I hope you can tell that the trees are birch trees - some birth trees actually have brown bark pieces instead of black on their trunks.  I know stars on a yellow background isn't exactly accurate, but to my surprise, it worked out fine.  

Supplies:
Kat Scrappiness Forest for the Trees Slimline dies  (trees)
Poppy Stamps Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel craft set (houses)
Sizzix Thinlits Friend
Copic markers G85, G94, G99, Y04 & YR14
Kat Scrappiness Starlights Bright Slimline Patterned Paper pad
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"





Saturday, October 1, 2022

October Inspiration with Morgan's Artworld

 The October Challenge for Morgan's Artworld is "Anything Goes" from October 1st to October 27th.

You can use any image or project you have posted in October. For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio 


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My inspiration card for
 October is made stunning image from Morgan's Artworld, Morgan Le Fay.  She is gorgeous and I can see so many skin tones, hair and clothes colors used for her.  WOW, she is beautiful even before coloring.  The frame is part of the image.

Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld (Creative Design Studio) Morgan Le Fay
QuicKutz Nesting Rectangles
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I am entering the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes" 



Inspiration with Altenew

Time to begin a new month and I am trying my hand at watercoloring, not the usual technique for me, by a long shot. I'm always using my Copics, but I do have watercolors, so I'm ready to give it a shot this month with Altenew!

With Die Cut Divas, you need to use a die or embossing folder plus the theme of the month, which is WATERCOLORING.

The prize is Altenew's Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set ($49.99 value is the prize ) Altenew will issue a 100% discount code to the winner.

I took some bright colors and a wet brush to cover splotches of color on cold water press cardstock. I thought it didn't look too bad at all, for splotches. hehehe. I then took two dies (never used before, sadly) and glued them together after checking if I wanted to change the colors at all, but I found I quite liked the white. I then ventured into actually water coloring an image. I thought kids playing in the snow would be perfect and colored those with colors I'd used in the background. I die cut and added the sentiment and to my GREAT surprise, it turned out much better than I thought they might.

Supplies:
Altenew Cozy Winter Vibes stamp & die set
Altenew Layered Plaid Cover Die Bundle (2 dies)
Water color set (old set)
Versafine (black) ink
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Anything Goes + opt smooshing - no smooshing here (LOL) Merry Little Christmas Challenge (always Anything Christmas Goes)






Friday, September 30, 2022

Inspiration For Die Cut Divas' September 2022 Challenge

 This is the last day you can enter the challenge at Die Cut Divas and I'd like to share my last project with you today.  Entries close at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time.    

I'm so glad to support a California-based company such as STAMPlorations™ which is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. Check out all the products at STAMPlorations. They hope to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!".

The Theme for the month of September is 
"Anything Goes with optional Autumn"

STAMPlorations has a fabulous selection of digital images.  

 STAMPlorations is donating a prize of a $20 code on digital images for the winner.  Color me envious!

Here is my first card, very simple, but I like it.


My second card is an easel card.
Supplies:

Card 1:
STAMPlorations Autumn Pumpkin Mug
STAMPlorations Subway Art Builders (sentiment)
Kat Scrappiness A2 Quilted Backdrop Die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Card 2:

STAMPlorations Autumn Pumpkin Mug
STAMPlorations Subway Art Builders (sentiment)
STAMPlorations Coffee Donut Row (very small to-go cups in window)
STAMPlorations Rustic Window
Poppy StampsWinter Porch Pop Up Easel Set (easel & background die)
QuicKutz Nesting Rectangle dies (Sentiment used as a back stop for easel)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges: 
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes"                         
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge "Anything Goes" Through The Craft Room Door “Anything Goes”


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Time for a World Wide Open Design Team Inspiration Card

  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

You MUST be a DT on any Design Team in the World to be eligible to enter this Challenge ~ New exception rule, this challenge is now open to any of Julia Spiri Facebook Members, and you are not required to be on a DT.

The challenge runs from September 15th through October 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight

Such a beautiful image to color and I started out using white copic paper, however, after finishing coloring the image, I put one finger down on the paper and left 3 unmistakable dots on the white paper.  After thinking about what to do, I decided to fussy cut her out.  The only problem I had was where the mask continued out to the feather, so that part is missing, yes, completely missing, but if you didn't know it, I think this worked out quite well.  I used some Nuvo drops on the fan, mask and background, so there's a bit of glitter.  I thought the sentiment was quite appropriate to the image.
Supplies:
Julia Spiri The Secrets of Venice
Poppy Stamps Winter Porch Pop Up Easel set dies 
Birch Press Design "Awesome Ticker Tape Messages" sentiment (no longer avail.)
BoBunny paper "Enchanted Garden"
Nuvo Drops
Copic markers
Vagabond Die Cut Machine

I am entering the following challenges:
The Paper Funday - "Anything Goes" w/opt twist of "thinking of you"
Kreativ Tanten - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Calendar - "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge "Anything Goes" #157
Mix It Up Challenge "Anything Goes" #61





Sunday, September 11, 2022

Shall We Call The Sky Maroon?

Another Easy Slimline Card using the die Forest for the Trees.  The weather here has dropped to the very low 90s Fahrenheit (91) and I guess another tree scene was in order.  This time I went for a rather maroon star studded background.  I'm very happy with this and shaded the trees a pale lavender color with the hill a light blue green.  It works for me.

Supplies:
Kat Scrappiness Forest for the Trees
Deer from an old set & misplaced the folder for it - unknown for now
Elizabeth Craft Designs old sentiment set - unknown title - sentiment Winter
Copic markers BG0000 & unknown lavendar marker color
Vagabond die cut machine
Kat Scrappiness Starlights Jewels Slimline paper pack (background star panel)

I'd like to enter the following challenges
Merry Little Christmas Challenge (always Anything Christmas Goes) #45 Peace on Earth Xmas "Always Christmas & Anything Goes" The 12 months of Christmas challenge - "Anything goes"#92 

Winter - Not Here Yet But I'm Dreaming

I've only used this die a couple times and decided I should use it more rather than let it sit and escape my grasp.  There's a tint of blue on the trees which might escape your notice if you weren't looking for it. I set three houses in the snowy meadow under the blue starry sky.  I'm very happy with this quick and fun card.

Supplies:
Kat Scrappiness Forest for the Trees
Poppy Stamps Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel card (houses)
Elizabeth Craft Designs old sentiment set - unknown title - sentiment Winter 
Copic markers BG0000, B000, B00, B05, Y04
Vagabond die cut machine
Kat Scrappiness Starlights Jewels Slimline paper pack (background star panel)

I'd like to enter the following challenges
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - #66, Home for the Holidays
Merry Little Christmas Challenge (always Anything Christmas Goes) #45 Peace on Earth Xmas "Always Christmas & Anything Goes" The 12 months of Christmas challenge - "Anything goes"#92