http://hambochallenges.blogspot.com/). This week was a sketch challenge with this very cute Coffee Girl image. The DP is from Creative Memories. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This is a challenge for Use It Tuesday ( http://www.useittuesday.blogspot.com/) We are suppose to use something that we haven't used in forever or something that we have been hoarding. Also the card has to be red. According to the number of cards that they get, they will make a donation to the Japanese Red Cross. Well, I have had these stamps forever. I think I bought them when I first started stamping and never used them. Also the background paper I have had forever and never used it. I really loved this paper and don't know why I never used it. I guess I was waiting for a special occasion. I had some origami paper that I have as long as everything else so I paper pieced their clothes. So now why is one's skin darker than the rest. Guess she took a vacation to Hawaii.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Boys, these weeks go by fast. This is week number 8 for the Hambo Hoedown http://hambochallenges.blogspot.com/ They have another challenge this week. We are to follow the sketch that they provided. I had a lot of fun with this one also. I got to dig out my air compressor and my copics. The verbiage at the bottom of the card is from Stampabilities. It couldn't be more perfect. She looks like she has had one too many cups of coffee already with those buggy eyes. lol
Sunday, March 20, 2011
This is my card for the Hambo Hoedown Challenge this week. Here is a link to the site. http://hambochallenges.blogspot.com/ The papers are from a paper stack called "All About Boys" from DCWV. Cute papers. I used a sheet that had a border across the bottom, cut it off and then cut it up to use as elements on my card. I colored the elephant with Copic markers, cut him out and used mounting tape to pop him up. I am really enjoying these challenges and as long as you continue to play they will send you a free digi each week. Come and play with us.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This is for the Hambo Hoedown (http://www.hambostamps.com/ ) . We were to use the digi image and gold on our card. If I had read the directions better I would have had more gold on my card. There is some but not a lot. I love those Hambo images and this was a fun one to work with. I used a digital paper for the background. I sponged some clouds with Stampin Up Bashful Blue and also sponged a rainbow using a cut circle. The image was colored with copics and a glaze pen was used on the gold coins. The shamrock on his hat was first colored with a Copic marker and then with a glitter pen. Sense you always see leprechaun's with a beard I thought I would try to make a beard on him with a dark brown. How did I do??
Monday, March 7, 2011
While I was at the Scrapbooking Weekend I did a couple shadow boxes. I was very pleased with how they came out. The one with the fish is pictures of my nephew and his son. I made a rectangle with a strip of transparent vellum and used it under the fish to make them stand out away from the designer paper and add more depth. My sister, Nina, wanted it so it will be on its way to Maine soon.
The other one is for my other sister, Linda. It has a picture of she and I when we were just little. I had the photo retouched at Severna Park Photo. Believe me when I say they didn't have much to work with. The photo is one that came out of a machine way back in the day. It has scratches and chunks taken out of it. The size of the original photo is 1 1/2 by 2. I think I look a little evil. Especially my eyes. But like I said they didn't have much to work with. So they did a great job considering that.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Just got back from Ocean City MD. We had a Scrapbooking Weekend. What great fun. This is a little card that I did while I was there for the Hambo Hoedown. What fun images they have. If you like digital images this is the place to go. I colored the image with copic markers. The background is a background digi image from Hambo too. One of the requirements is that you have stripes on your card. So I penned in stripes on his shirt.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
This is a digi image that I colored some time ago. I got it from CC Designs. I colored it with copic markers using the fade technique. I then cut it out using my Spellbinders Nestie Lable number 13. It was on my table because I was trying the technique that Splitcoast has a tutorial on this week. Beate does the tutorial and she makes the most amazing cards. Anyway, the doily that is in the background of this card is the one I was trying to cut out when I broke my Cuttlebug. :( Thank heavens for friends who have a Cuttlebug to sell you. I would be lost without it. It is a die that I got from a company called Cheery Lynn Designs (http://www.cheerylynndesigns.com/) Not sure what I did but it says that it is compatible with Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Wizard, Epic Revolution and Big Kick. After I blew up my cuttlebug I tried it with the Wizard. It worked. I had gone to the Wizard site and watched a few videos on how to cut out different company's dies. They did mention to use a paper spray on the more intricate dies. I tried this and did get it cut. The flowers are from Purple Daisy Designs 717-597-8803. You can use regular punches to cut out these flowers. How great is that