Wednesday, April 1, 2020

VSN Florabunda

Wahoo- feeling good enough today to color.  I used some VSN challenges at SCS for my inspiration.

 I also added the Sketch challenge at Splitcoast to the VSN Holiday florals challenge.  This poinsettia is from Graciellie Designs and the DP is also digi papers from her store.  The image is color using Copics. The flower was printed twice and one was fussy cut and layered on top of the first using dimensionals.
 Stamp Etching is a technique challenge for ine of the VSN challenges.  I have done this B/W, but never in color- how fun is this!

 Make mine tea, but I loved coloring this up! Copics were used for coloring.  Another Graciellie Designs image and sentiment.
Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Here for You

 Finally able to create today! Nothing better than a big blooming flower to cheer you up!

 I just love the Coral colors, and used up some (older and retired) Cameo Coral cardstock from the stash.  Copics R32 and R35 for the Corals and YG61 and 63, with a light touch of YG67 too. I attempted to add Nuvo Glitter drops and did not like them, so just took my finger and smeared them on the cardstock, and added more to that- a shimmery glitter look!  I took a wood skewer stick and added Nuvo glitter drops to the center of the flower as well. The sentiment is part of the set from Unity. 

I have been dealing with a neck injury from a recent car accident- a nice case of Whiplash.  I am so thrilled to feel up to creating today!  I hope you and your family are all well today!  

We have one nephew and one of my cousins that are infected with the Covid19 virus.  Our prayers for all infected, all caring for loved ones in quarantine at home, all of the medical personnel and first responders, all of the grocery staff and all others whose jobs are essential that have to leave home everyday to keep us in supply for what we need. Also, prayers for those who have lost their jobs. 

I hope this colorful flower brings a smile to your face! Happy last day of March!!!  I am not sure March is going out like a lamb this year...…!

Challenges:
Path of Positivity- Spring Botanicals
Simon Says Stamp- Spring Inspirational Board
Pinspirational- Spring Inspiration

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Shelly

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Seeds and blossoms

I had a bit of time to create today, The Ways to Use it challenge at SCS asks for 'seeds' projects.  I have this Prima Dp that has seed packets on it, and created using a digital set im my 'to use' pile by Graciellie Designs.  I have used this set before- so love it!


 The Prima DP is a soft pastel in shades of yellow, pink, green and blue.  I chose to made the flowers pink, as it is my favorite color : )  The green layer under the DP is distress in the edges and them layered on a soft pink cardstock.  
  I used a Memory Box stitched circle die that I cut out of DP, and layered the flower and the butterfly on it.  The sentiment is also Graciellie Designs and I outlined it in pink Copic marker. 

Challenges: TBA



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Shelly

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Let's dance

Time in the craft room and I created a sweet girly card.

 I bought this DP paper stack in the Netherlands last year.  This dancing sweetie from All Dressed Up  fits perfectly with the color and style of it I think.  I added a touch of ribbon over a Martha Stewart edge punch.  A few sequins was the finishing touch.  
  The image is colored with Copics and there is Wink of Stella applies to the wings. 

Challenges: 
TBA


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Shelly

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Spring Gnomes

Prompted by challenges at SCS, I made a card with Fabric and a Spring theme.

  I sorted a pile of images either stamped or printed digi's...and I do not know who makes this image.....  The little mushroom is Lawn Fawn. 
  The background is watercolor paper with paints by Daniel Smith.  After it was dry, I ran it through an EF by Tim Holtz...…..  I highlighted raised areas with Distress inks. Then, I added Nuvo Glitter gel in Sapphire through a TH stencil. I added a strip of fabric and topped it off with a die cut trimmed off on one side to fit the sketch.  The image from that pile of images- I have no idea who makes this....was colored using Copic markers. 

Challenges- TBA

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Shelly

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bugaboo- Friday Freebie

Jack and Diane is a sweet digital image by Bugaboo- and it is the Friday Freebie today!  (And for this entire week).


 I colored the image using Copics. I picked the DP first, and diecut the image, then colored according to the DP and cardstock I picked. I added twine and rhinestones and called it finished!

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Easter Wishes

 Easter is just around the corner, and I had to ink up this fun stamp set and play with a SCS challenge today- I chose the sketch challenge.



 I bought the Simon Says Stamps kit called Cottentail and had to ink it up today!  I used the sketch at SCS for the prompt as I already mentioned. I colored the images using Copic markers.  The pearls, the puffy tail and DP are all from the kit.  The other dies are from my stash.  There are 3 eggs in the grass- all stamped on technique pieces and fussy cut. 

Challenges: 
Double D challenges- inspiration board



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Shelly

Color Challenge- Sympathy

This pretty floral stamp was in my pile to ink up, so I got out the Copics and went to town.

 I used the color challenge at Splitcoast for my prompt. I do not have the SU colors listed, so did my best to match up the colors. The die us a stitched circle die by Memory Box.  The outer die is actually one piece, so I cut out the dk purple to end just past the dots, and then the white card the full die.  Finally, the sentiment is SU. I am unsure of the floral image- possibly SU, maybe Gina K...…  I will post if I figure it out : )

Challenges:
Stamping Sensations- Spring Florals

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Shelly

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Watercolor on Black Cardstock

I tried something new and it was a challenge for the Technique Lovers over at Splitcoaststampers.  That challenge- water coloring on black cardstock.


  I really love the way this turned out  : )   I thought it would be a great backdrop for this great turtle image from the Technique Junkies. Stamped in Versamark and embossed in Turquoise Lagoon Enamel EP from Sweet Stamps.  I used a Versamark marker on the bubbles and used a white EP on them.  The sentiment by Sweet n Sassy stamps is stamped and embossed using black EP.
  The panel is backed with a shimmery silver and then layered on Pool Party cardstock.
  I added sequins for a final touch.

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Critter- turtle
Love to Craft- AG
World Wide Open DT Challenge Blog-AG

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Shelly

Monday, March 16, 2020

Jan's Digital Stamps- Anything Goes

 I am honored and thrilled to be Guest Designing for Jan's Digital Stamps!  I used a recently released stamp set ,  "Get Well Soon 3260J".  The set also included sentiments. 

 The precolored image was so pretty, that I decided to use it on my card.  I diecut the image using a die from Divinity Designs (formerly Our Daily Bread).  I added an embossed lighter green card, backed with a tiny medium brown cardstock, and it is layered onto a Green cardstock. The sentiment is part of the set.

The Challenge theme is always Anything Goes and winners are picked by Random.org.

***CHANGES TO THE CHALLENGE at Jan's:

1.  Beginning in April, we are going to be doing 2 random draws each time; one specifically for entries which use a JDS image, and the other for everyone else.  Each winner will receive a gift certificate for $10 to be spent in the store.  This will greatly increase the chances of being a winner for anyone who enters using a Jan's image.

2.  Secondly, in April, we are going to go to a monthly challenge on the first Monday of each month, ending on the Sunday before the next challenge starts. 

Challenges:
Daisy Chain- use a die

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Shelly

Challenges:
Daisy Chain