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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Santa's List

"Santa's List" provided by QKR Stampede 
613 Ave C
's latest challenge is ATG .  The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  There are FIVE prizes available this go around!
Come on- j
oin the fun!  

This image provokes * a fond memory from my childhood of reading the famous letter to the editor titled: "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".  Since my name is Virgina, I thought for years it had been written to me.  If you have not read it, it is worth the google.  

The focal image was colored with Copics & the panel's edges have been pressed into embossing ink & heat embossed used  Black & Gold 
EP Specialty Enamel: "Fleur De Lis".





Matted on black with a red, green & gold ribbon with a fish tail cut at the bottom.








Challenges

Through the Craftroom Door – ATG
Crafting From the Heart -#134 – ATG
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Addicted to Stamps & More - #218 – Holiday
Penny's Challenge #302 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #110 – ATG
Crafty Ribbons #174 – ATG w/ Ribbons or Lace
AI Challenge #196 – Prep for X-mas
The East Wind – #66  Fond Memory of Christmas [*See above]
Art by MiRan Challenge #70 – ATG
Pile it On #120 – Scraps
OSAAT #274 – ATG w/ Recycling
Get Creative Challenges - #51 – ATG
Oddball Art – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #29 ATG
Winter Wonderland – Use Ribbon or Lace
Scrapper's Delight #61 – ATG Always





























Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Monday, October 17, 2016

Torch Singer...

Mo Manning image...
This image and sentiment is a Mo Manning digi duo that felt so right for a couple of my female friends.  I used a wonderful DP called 'Vintage Glam' from Recollections Craft It.  I like the Kraft with shiny gold dots and the pop of rich blue.  The ribbon has gold and copper colored threads sewn in stripes thru the base.

I gently inked the edges of the image panel to pick up the shade of brown in the DP and elevated the panel on foam tape.

Here you can see my addition of gold on her necklace and earrings using Duo Glue and Designer Foils.  Copics were used on the image:








The inside is not decorated other than the sentiment which reads: "Happy [repeated five times in different fonts] Birthday."   This is a rubber stamp by Penny Black.

Challenges:

Fab & Funky #322 – Lots of Sparkle
Penny's Challenge #299 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #27 ATG Always
Sweet Stampin' – Spots &/ Stripes
Crafting From the Heart -#132 – ATG Always
DP2 -Mo's Challenge Blog #268 - ATG + Mo Image
Scrapper's Delight #60 – ATG Always
Aurora Wings #38 – ATG

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Eve says...Card & envelope


Card & Envelope
using "Eve has something to say..."
by Oddball Art
latest challenge is ATG / Optional twist of using Green & Gold in Your Design.  
Oddball Art is one of EIGHT sponsors - each providing a prize.  The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  
Come on- join the fun! 
This image is  fun - the thought cloud comes empty, and if your writing is small enough you could add all kinds of messages.  "Hello" happened to be the smallest sentiment I have that is generic for whatever message I ultimately use inside.  
Could be "Sorry I missed your birthday", "Sorry you are sick", "Miss you" or maybe "Thinking About You".
The image was printed on Neenah & colored with Copics.










The DP is My Minds Eye - Ooh LaLa "Just Lovely".  The ribbon is a stash item and the circles on the image panel and on the envelope are punched with different sized circle punches.

CHALLENGES:
Through the Craftroom Door – ATG Always
Crafting From the Heart -#129 – ATG Always
MarkerPOP L:10 – #104 – for the Girls
Inspiration Destination #105 – ATG
Crafty Ribbons #169 – Ribbon or Lace
Crafty Girls Creations – #26 ATG Always
As You Like It - Your Favorite... Color Combo & Why [yellow & green - bright, cheerful, Irish!]
Fussy & Fancy  #173 – My Favorite Things [Copics]
Aud Sentiments #165– ATG + Sent
Oddball Art – Circles 


Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Monday, September 5, 2016

Got my Woman's Card...

Freebie from Dearie Dolls - "Hillary Fan"



I made this for my good friend Shani in France... who is an avid supporter of "Her".  Could not pass up this "Freebie" from Dearie Dolls [there is a "Trump Fan" available too].  If you have not seen the frequent Freebies offered by Mary Ellen Smith - go check her out!  She even responds to requests!
I created a white and blue card front and added a wrap with a red, white and blue ribbon, matted the image with red CS and elevated that panel on foam tape.









The inside uses left over CS from the front and left plenty of space for a note to my friend.

The image was printed on Neenah - Solar White, 80# Super Smooth CS and colored with my Copics:





I am submitting this to the following Challenges:
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Penny's Challenge #293 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #101 – ATG
Crafty Ribbons #165 – ATG w/ ribbon
Crafting From the Heart -#125 – ATG Always
Sisterhood of Crafters – Use Ribbon
Aud Sentiments #163 – ATG + Sent
ABC Challenge L:10 – O is for Open [ATG]
Oddball Art – Use Blue
Art by MiRan Challenge #66 – ATG

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Creative Hand...

613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG / Optional twist of using Fall Colors. Chana and Kathi have arranged for  SEVEN  sponsors for this month's challenge and each is providing prizes.  The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  Come on- join the fun!
I am doing a card for two of the sponsors this month - this is for KreativeHinderDigis and the 2nd is a separate post for Alicia Bel.  Scroll up to see that one.



PROCESS INVENTORY

IMAGES:         
  • These are two separate images that were provided by the artist Gitte Garvik at her Kreative Hinder Digis site for the use of the DT for this challenge.
  • Both images were fussy cut and the tie image was dry embossed from the back to give it dimension. Both images were colored with Copics.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.
PAPER:  
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • Base card is Recollections, 110# in white.  
  • Pumpkin mat is from stash.

EMBELLISHMENTS: 
  • SU "Word punch" used for the "Happy" - a self inking stamp.
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Martha Stewart punch and has been elevated on foam tape.
INKS:
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics.
  • "Tea Dye" Distress Inks used to ink the edges of both images.








    This card should be eligible for the following 
    CHALLENGES:
    Crafting From the Heart -#125 – ATG Always
    Tuesday Throwdown #309 – CAS
    Fab & Funky #316 – ATG
    Penny's Challenge #293 – ATG
    Paper Shelter – #262 – Make It Digital
    As You Like It - #87  Your Favorite... Shape of Card & Why [A2 - plain rectangle - it is easy to mail & their is no extra postage]
    Aud Sentiments #163 – ATG + Sent
    Scrapper's Delight #59 – ATG Always

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

    Accomplice...


    613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG / Optional twist of using Fall Colors. Chana and Kathi have arranged for SEVEN sponsors for this month's challenge and each is providing prizes.  The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  Come on- join the fun!
    I am doing a card for two of the sponsors this month - this is the first for Alicia Bel and the 2nd will be a separate post for Creative Hand.  Scroll down to see that one.

    PROCESS INVENTORY
    IMAGES: 
    PAPER:  
    • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
    • Red base card CS and the blue CS used for the mat are both from stash.
    EMBELLISHMENTS:
    • Grosgrain ribbon, the ivory, waxed linen bookbinding thread and the buttons are all from stash.
    • Wink of Stella used on the Unicorn's horn.
    INKS:
    • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
    • Hand colored with Copics:









      This card should be eligible for the following 
      CHALLENGES:
      Crafting From the Heart -#125 – ATG Always
      Crafty Sentiments – Lots of Layers
      Simon Says Wed – ATG
      Penny's Challenge #293 – ATG
      Paper Shelter – #262 – Make It Digital
      As You Like It - #87  Your Favorite... Shape of Card & Why [A2 - plain rectangle - it is easy to mail & their is no extra postage]
      Crafty Ribbons #165 – ATG w/ ribbon
      Sisterhood of Crafters – Use Ribbon
      Aud Sentiments #163 – ATG + Sent
      Oddball Art - Use Blue
      Scrapper's Delight #59 – ATG Always

      Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

      Saturday, August 27, 2016

      With Sympathy...

      This is the fifth sympathy card I have needed in the last couple of months... five too many, if you know what I mean.  I know that there are others faced with making sympathy cards - where there is no expectation of happiness, stress relief or the joy of sending something that will make the recipient smile.
      What I can do is share an idea, a design, technique or tool that might make this process a little easier for someone else out there.

      PROCESS INVENTORY
      IMAGES: 
      • The sentiment die is by IO Dies.

      PAPER:  
      • Recollections - "White", 110# Wt. from Michaels used for the base card & the image panel.  
      EMBELLISHMENTS:
      • For the flowers I used Paper Tole Technique to give the punched shapes dimension.  The flower petals are from a "Carla Craft" punch, the center is a "Punch Bunch" and the fern is with a "McGill."
      • The image panel is elevated on fun foam to keep that layer as pristine as possible during mailing.
      This card should be eligible for the following 
      CHALLENGES:
      Crafting From the Heart -#124 – ATG Always
      Fab & Funky #316 – ATG
      Penny's Challenge #292 – ATG
      Inspiration Destination #100 – ATG TOP PICK
      Sweet Stampin' – NO DP
      Pile it On #115 – Die Cut Embellishments
      Incy Wincy Designs – Get Well /Sympathy
      As You Like It - #87  Your Favorite... Shape of Card & Why [I spend so much time doing Paper Tole on most of my cards that I often don't wander from the A2 basic card shape.]

      Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

      Sunday, August 7, 2016

      Smartly Dressed...

      Image provided for my use by sponsor
      SLS Lines
      613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG / No Optional Twist  This is 613's big switch over to a Monthly schedule!  We will start a new challenge on the first Sunday of each month and you will have the opportunity to submit up to 8 projects over the month.  There are  SEVEN sponsors this month -and each is providing a prize.  This will be a huge opportunity to win something - so get your thinking cap on and get crackin'!  The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  Come on- join the fun!



      PROCESS INVENTORY
      IMAGES: 
      • I used an image from SLS Lines called "Smartly Dressed Owl"
      • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to give him dimension. Printed 3 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.
      PAPER:  
      • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
      • DP used for the background, ferns and the 'tree' are all from Paper House: The Great Outdoors collection.
      • Dark Brown base CS from stash.
      • Inside created with left over papers from the front: 
      EMBELLISHMENTS: 
      • Punch Bunch used for the ferns.

      INKS:
      • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
      • Hand colored with Copics:








        This card should be eligible for the following 
        CHALLENGES:
        Penny's Challenge #289 – ATG
        As You Like It - #84  Your Favorite... Papers & WHY [Paper House: The Great Outdoors Collection - so realistic!  Look at that bark paper I cut down into a tree!]
        Fussy & Fancy  #169 – A Walk in the Garden
        MarkerPOP L:10 – #101 – Embossing [image is dry embossed to sculpt it]
        Scrapper's Delight #58 – ATG Always

        Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

        Saturday, August 6, 2016

        Stylized Dragonfly...

        A very simple card - a white panel layered on a white base card using foam tape to elevate it.  The one Dragonfly that was stamped in gold and heat embossed was colored with Brusho Watercolor Crystals of blue and purple.  It was then fussycut and also mounted on foam tape to elevate it to a third layer.
        This was left deliberately fairly stark, without embellishment.  I just could not bring myself to add ribbon or bling as it is to be a Sympathy card for a tragic event.


        PROCESS INVENTORY
        IMAGES: 
        • "Stylized Dragonfly" by Rubber Stampede was stamped and heat embossed with Gold E-P.

        PAPER:  
        • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image panel and the base card.
        INKS:
        • Image was stamped with Versafine, Black Tuxedo
        • Brusho Watercolor Crystals in Purple and Blue used to color the Dragonfly.
          This card should be eligible for the following 
          CHALLENGES:
          Penny's Challenge #289 – ATG
          Fussy & Fancy  #169 – A Walk in the Garden
          Scrapper's Delight #58 – ATG Always

          Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

          Sunday, July 31, 2016

          Circus Bebe

          Create Your Own Challenge:
          Sights - Bicycles & Flowers
          613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG / with an optional twist of Create your own Challenge.  If you go this route you choose options from the chart below.  Among several  sponsors, I was assigned to Ppinky Dolls. The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  Come on- join the fun!








          PROCESS INVENTORY
          Sponsor - Ppinky Dolls









          IMAGES: 
          • 'Candy Circus Bebe' from Ppinky Dolls by Chrishanthi
          • The banner is "Hello Flags" by Hero Arts.
          PAPER:  
          • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
          • DP used for the background from Paper House: 'Artist Paper Pix'.
          • Turquoise base card and Black CS used for mats from stash.
          INKS:
          • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
          • Hand colored with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils.
            This card should be eligible for the following 
            CHALLENGES:
            As You Like It - #84  Your Favorite... Papers & WHY [Neenah, 80# Cover Wt., Super Smooth - I color with my Copics on 99% of my projects and this CS is perfect for that as well as being moderately priced.]
            Oddball Art – Little Child

            Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

            My Valentine...

            Anything Goes using 'My Valentine'
            613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG / with an optional twist of Create your own Challenge.  If you go this route you choose options from the chart above.   I was assigned to Ppinky Dolls among the several sponsors for this challenge. The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  Come on- join the fun!

            PROCESS INVENTORY
            IMAGES: 
            • "My Valentine" is from Ppinky Dolls by Chrishanthi
            • 'Love' sentiment on the inside is by ???
            PAPER:  
            • DP used for the background is by Paper House: 'Artist Paper Pix'
            • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
            EMBELLISHMENTS: 
            • Half inch Corner Chomper used on all corners.
            • Burgandy ribbon from stash.

            INKS:
            • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
            • Hand colored with Copics & Prismacolor Pencils.
              This card should be eligible for the following 
              CHALLENGES:
              Incy Wincy Designs – Something Magical
              Crafting From the Heart -#122 – ATG Always
              Penny's Challenge #288 – ATG
              Scrapper's Delight #57 – ATG Always
              Paper Shelter – #259 – ATG
              Simon Says Wed – ATG
              As You Like It - #84  Your Favorite... Papers & WHY [Neenah, 80# Cover Wt., Super Smooth - I color with my Copics on 99% of my projects and this CS is perfect for that as well as being moderately priced.]
              Oddball Art – Little Child

              Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

              Saturday, July 30, 2016

              Darn It!

              I saw this image by Mo Manning and could not stop grinning.  The opportunity it presents to sculpt the layers made me a wee bit giddy!  In this finished piece I can actually put the tip of my little pinky into the thimble and slide things between his pant legs and the spool of thread.  The top of the spool that he is sitting on is also extending out toward the eye.  I so wish I could capture the several intracacies of depth.  This next photo is about the best I can do...
              And, this is perfect for a friend who is trying to stitch things together to keep her busy life from falling apart!  Here's to you Kathi!


              PROCESS INVENTORY
              IMAGES: 
              • This image is "Darn It" by Mo Manning and can be found at her shop - Digital Pencil Too.
              • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to give him dimension. Printed 3 copies,  colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images with a ball tool.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.
              • The sentiment inside is a die cut from SU.
              PAPER: 

              • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
              • DP used for the mat and the basic cardstock itself are both from stash.
              • The inside was created using leftover papers from the front.

              EMBELLISHMENTS: 
              • I decided the only embellishment would be the stitching with a waxed, blue linen, book binders' thread to match the color palette.
              INKS:
              • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
              • Hand colored with Copics:


                This card should be eligible for the following 
                Crafting From the Heart -#122 – ATG Always
                Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #262 – Stitches
                DP2 -Mo's Challenge Blog #265 - ATG + Mo Image
                Penny's Challenge #288 – ATG
                Scrapper's Delight #57 – ATG Always
                Get Creative Challenges - #44 – Lots of Blue
                Paper Shelter – #259 – ATG

                Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny