Colored up another of the fun images I won during the Karleigh Sue FB party and couldn't resist making another card for the August Sexy Challenge. The image is called "Hump Day" and when thinking of a sentiment, I decided to turn her into a little witch using felt stickers for her hat and shoes. I've added a punched fence and row of pumpkins to the DP to complete the scene. I left the sentiment off the front purposely so I could enter the current Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers I is for Image Only challenge.
Okay, so here's the inside. Yeah, I know I just used this same sentiment recently but this image gives it a whole new meaning. Don'tcha think? I also thought I'd pop this in at Left of Center using the LOC theme.
Yeah, we're all so excited about Halloween that many of the new GG products for Sept are perfect for that theme, so you have plenty of time to create for the big day. I've made a cute little decor project using child's blocks I've recolored with Sharpies on the front and painted with black gesso on the top and sides. The papers on top are digital from the new Freak Show Digital Paper pack and a freebie from the Gecko Galz Pinterest page. The adorable little Trick or Treaters were fussy cut from the from the Halloween is for Kids Collage sheet, backed with black card stock with toothpicks sandwiched in between. Holes were drilled in the top of the blocks to hold them upright.
After trimming the sentiment from the new Wicked Words sheet, I backed it with 2 layers cut with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, held with a card holder from Alpha Stamps. On top are criss crossed spider web banner die cuts from Magnolia with a little jack-o-lantern sticker in the center. The card holder was inserted in the hole drilled in the center block and embellished with an orange bow. Be sure to visit the Gecko Galz Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies. Hope you'll play along to win a wonderful prize from Gecko Galz. We can't wait to see what you create.
And finally a bookmark done digitally using an image from the GG (okay, I'm having a senior moment, I just did this yesterday and can't remember where the center image came from. One of the Jewel It sets, but...) The books behind are from Go Make Something. Sentiment and all layers done in my Printmaster Platinum program. Then I just cut it out and added ribbon and a button to the top.
All month long the Gecko Galz DT brings fabulous inspiration to the GG Challenge Blog using the new products for the month from Gecko Galz. In addition, we each are offering a freebie stamp on each of the featured DT member's personal Blog. Today is my day. Our current Customer Challenge is Life Is a Circus so besides my Challenge inspiration that you can find HERE, I've made a card using stamps from the Circus Time Digital Stamp set and the August Icons (the tickets) from the August Curiosity ShopClub Kit. The words were added to the tickets digitally. I've arranged the stamps in my Printmaster Platinum program and colored them with Copics. They are matted on two different papers (layered digitally) from the Color Me Ombre Digital Paper Pack. the tickets were fussy cut and added after assembling.
Inside also features stamps from the Circus Time set. I've taken each element from the Life is a Circus Stamp and digitally changed the colors, printed it and cut it with my Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangles. I've also added a digital sentiment to the elephant's banner. I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Monday Ticket Please Challenge.
Gecko Galz Products: Digi paper and Icons from the August Curiosity Shop digital Club Kit Other: Frantage, Frayed Burlap distress Ink, Glossy accents, Tim Holtz Label Letters, organdy ribbon from stash, Fimo calla lilies Instructions: Change color of doily in printing program and layer it onto ditial paper and print. Add frantage and distress edges of card with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Print fairy doll 3 times, fussy cut and decoupage for dimension (sorry, I accidentally deleted the dimensional shot), add Glossy Accents to doll arms and face for a porcelain affect. Tie 3 lilies together with ribbon and glue in her arms. Add Label Letters sentiment.
Gecko Galz Product: Image from Cute Clips Digital Collage set. Other: Pink card stock from stash, DP from MME Lime Twist, Spellbinders classic Ovals die, Pink crinkle seam binding from stash, Alpha stickers I'm adding this to the Digitally Sweet August Celebrations challenge. Thanks for hanging in there. Here's your Freebie stamp from Gecko Galz.
And I've done a little digital project with it.
Initially I thought the gal was leaning on a clock was going to make a belated birthday card. Then realized it was a scale. Eiyiyi! Instead, I decided to make a cover for a grocery list pad by layering the stamp, digital sentiment and rectangles with digital paper from the Graphicals Digital Paper Pack. I added a card stock loop to hold the pen to the back and there ya go.
The August FB challenge for Faery Ink calls for "Creatures" which includes animals, aliens and mythical creatures. There are a number of gorgeous digis at Faery Ink that fits the bill, but I really love this one called Howling Moon. I've colored the image primarily with Copics and added details (especially the fur) with Prismacolor pencils. My original plan was not to fussy cut but my attempt at a colored background was an epic FAIL! I think it was serendipity though, because after being forced to remove the offending attempt with my trusty scissors, I found what I consider the perfect background DP from Memory Box. The warm colors complimented my coloring and the pattern created a magical Fall scene, don'tcha think?
Had a fun day today at the birthday bash for Karleigh Sue digi stamps and the artist Cheri Lyn Shull, first on the Birthday Blog Hop, and then on the Karleigh Sue FB fan page. I decided to make a birthday card using one of the fun stamps I won during the celebration, but am first posting my entry in the KS FB coloring contest to avoid upsetting those who find nudity offensive or have young children close by. The "Wink Wink" image is a freebie for the contest and I colored her while celebrating.
Now put the kiddies to bed and/or avert your eyes, because here comes some
What did I tell ya!?! Smokin' HOT, eh? I won a number of these sexy gals and I think I know a certain someone who just might find them intriguing. LOL I wonder what he'd wish for? I certainly hope he's got enough wind left in him after seeing this to blow out those candles and make all his birthday dreams come true. You can find KS digis on Etsy HERE (and no, they're not all sexy) or just the racier ones at the new Karleigh Sue Pin Up Store. I'll be entering this in the Karleigh Sue August Sexy Challenge.
A new Facebook challenge starts on the TEW Group page with the theme of "It's all about the Hair". This is right up my alley as I love to color hair and have been dying to try the fabulous Lucy Loo-Hair Heaven. WOW! That's some hair, eh?
Big surprise I colored it red with a mix of Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. I do find that the combo really helps add depth and detail. She was a pretty easy one to fussy cut too. LOL
And here's some additional inspiration for the FB Mini coloring contest that ends Sunday. There's still time to grab this fab digi for $1 and enter. The listing HERE on Etsy is an East Wind logo, but you will receive Lucy Loo Heart Lips.
Lots of TEW fun happening all over the place so...
OOHH, it's really TGIF at The East Wind! Not only do we have another fabulous new release, but also the beginning of a new Facebook Challenge on The East Wind Group page which will be coming up later today. I've moved from the challenge Team to the FB team, but of course, I'll still be posting all of my activities on my Blog. First off is the gorgeous new release, Aurora 'Holly and Olive', available in the TEW Etsy Shop. I literally swooned when I saw her gorgeous face and foliage crown. This is my first Christmas card of the year and I wanted to keep the focus on this gorgeous new stamp by doing a white on white circular card.
Here's a closeup of this beautiful girl. She's colored with Copics, with some detailing from Prismacolor pencils. I think her expression captures the wide eyed wonder of Christmas, don't you? Tried to do something a bit different in attempting hazel eyes. Kinda loving the color, for a change.
The card itself is done with my Spellbinders Grand Caliber using the Scalloped Circles, Grand Circles, and Grand Stately Circles. I've popped the fancy circle to give more of a framed effect. The leaves, branches and swirls are from the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Die and I've used flat backed pearls for embellishment. Gotta say, I really love how this one came out.
Lots of TEW fun happening all over the place so...
Just look at here all decked out in her travel gear. Paradise, here she comes. I've colored her with Copics in the colors of the DP that came from the very old DCWV Summer Glitter Stack. I've matted all the layers in black and added some fun little embellies from Jolee's. Please visit the SNG Blog to see more inspiration with the adorable stamp and we hope to see you join the August Challenge.
...ya better be a Fish! My hubby has a thing for Noah's Ark, so as soon as I saw this adorable new Noah image, I couldn't wait to color it up. It's available HERE in Rick's Zibbet shop and HERE on Etsy and comes with and without the cute sentiment. I had the perfect DP, by Debbie Mumm for JoAnn's Fabrics, and decided to do a rocker card. The circles I used were cut with Spellbinders Grand Circles on my Grand Caliber. I scored and folded the large one in half, then slit along the fold, slid the smaller one through and attached it to the inside front.
I printed the design without the sentiment and colored it with Copics. Then I cropped just the sentiment in two parts so I could use die cuts and add it to the card.
Unfortunately I'm not "tech savvy" enough to make a video of the card in action, but when it rocks, the Ark rocks independently of the card, as well. Hopefully you get the idea here.
Here's a view of the inside. It's the same idea as a spinner card, only with just a circle, rather than a slot for the ark to rock back and forth. I used two washers rather than coins (as I was too cheap to give up my quarters, LOL) and attached them with a double thickness of circular foam. The white supports inside keep the card from opening up too much when standing. I'm hosting the SNG Blog today where you can see all sorts of inspirational projects by the EDT each month. It's also where you'll find the monthly Progressive Challenges so be sure to stop by often. I really had fun making an interactive card with this image, but it would also be a great coloring page, dont'cha think? And Speaking of coloring, Rick's just published his first ADULT COLORING BOOK! WooHoo! A limited addition of signed copies are available in Rick's Zibbet Shop, and they are also available on Amazon (unsigned) HERE.
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut in 2008, that is. I've since expanded my horizons and found a new love in coloring both rubber and digi stamps with my Copics. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 39 years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.