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GUEST DESIGNER at Outlawz -Twisted Thursday – With a Twist – Stars – June 1st

Hello everyone. I was invited to be a guest designer for the month of June by the DT team at Outlawz. You can join for free! They have a fabulous blog – full of challenges, tutorials, forum, freebies, gallery and more. I am designing for their Thursday Twist Challenges. This challenge is “open” with a added twist each week. This week’s Twist is “Stars.” To find out more about this fabulous group click on the link below.

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I made two cards to mark the challenge. I started with making the galaxy background. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 watercolors. After taping my watercolour paper to a board, using a wide brush, I applied clear water to the paper. Next I randomly added various bright colours: yellow, orange, red, blue, purple. Once they dried I coloured the background with dark blue and black leaving small bits of the bright colours to show through. I let dry again. For the final touch I splattered white over the background to create stars. I set aside to dry.

Card 1

For my first card, I did a space theme. I used Hambo‘s digi stamp, Space Boy Set. I coloured him with Copic marks and fussy cut him and the planets out. Next I glued them on the background. I added mini die cut stars from SSS. I mounted the background on black card stock. The final step was adding a sentiment by Whimsy Stamps called, “Vintage Sentiments – Digital Sentiments.”

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 Card 2

For my second card, I did a nursery rhyme theme. I used Whimsy Stamps digi stamp, Over The Moon Cow. I coloured him with Copic marks and fussy cut him and the moon out. Next I glued them on the background. I added mini die cut stars from SSS. I mounted the background on black card stock. The final step was adding a sentiment by Whimsy Stamps called, “Vintage Sentiments – Digital Sentiments.”

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

For this Colour Challenge, we are asking you to try to make a card using yellow, gold, and kraft. I used a simple design made up with two fishtail banners, a tree die cut and a star punch. To add interest, I used a wood grain kraft card stock as the base, a patterned kraft card stock for the thin banner, and two tone kraft/yellow card stock for the wide banner. In the wide banner, I cut out a negative tree shape and backed it with gold card stock and decorated it three yellow stars. I also decorated the inside of the card with the tree shape and topped it with a star. The sentiment is from SSS.

gold yellow kraft 1inside the card

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Technique – Shaker Card

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One of my favorite card techniques is making a shaker card. I don’t make them as often as I should because they require lots of time and I have issues with getting them proper glued together. I purchased a fun village snowglobe thinlite die set by Tim Holtz called Snowglobe. When I started on this project the dies looked simple enough…NOT! There seemed liked a thousand little pieces, and vs cutting them out in various coloured card stock, I decided to cut them all out in white Neenah 80lb card stock and either ink or use my Spectrum Noir markers. This “simple” card took me over three hours to make! But it did turn out very nice. I am sure if I was to do it again, I could shave at least an hour off my time. The sentiment is from MFT, and the Stitched Snowflakes are from SSS. The  sequins are from Taylored Expressions.

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I entered my card into ABC Christmas Challenge “H” is for Homesnowglobe

UPDATE: My card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at ABC Christmas Challenge “H” is for Home

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 410 – 6th of April – Colour Combo

This week’s challenge is  COLOUR COMBO. We challenge you to use all the colours in the challenge above.

For the challenge, I broke out my Spectrum Noir markers. I used a pretty digi called, “Love the Shop” by one of this week’s sponsors,  All Dressed Up. I used all the colours for their outfits, plus additional colours for hair and faces. The sentiment is from SSS.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 409 – 30th of March – Create Your Own Embellishment

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I love making my own embellishments, especially flowers, but when I started looking for inspiration for this week’s challenge in my embellishment box I come across a number of these little origami dress I made last year but never used them.

I started with a background stamp (retired) from JustRite. I stamped it on yellow toned patterned paper. Next I die cut a dress dummy from Memory Box, then popped up my dress on it. I added a belt using Stickles and a button I made from MFT button dies. Next I die cut more buttons using the small and large button dies from MFT and threaded them and popped them up using foam tape. I also added a spool of thread and needle and thread I made using dies from MFT and Memory Box. I also created my own “gems” using gold stickles. I hope you like the results.

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Embellishments I made: dress with belt, buttons, gems, needle and thread, spool of thread.

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