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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Grumpy Fae...

"Grumpy Fae with Acorn on a Mushroom" provided by Aurora Wings
Oh my!  I am in love with "Grumpy Fae" from Aurora Wings.
I don't use fairies very often - this one definitely amuses me!

This card was designed for the DT at 
613 Ave C Challenge - "Create Your Own Color Challenge
which requires you use one of three choices:
  • Blue/ Purple/ Turquoise 
  • Yellow/Pink/ Orange
  • Blue/ Pink/ White
TECHNIQUE[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • Used a turquoise Bazzill CS cut to an A2 size with a top fold 
  • Embossed a layer of a lighter wt. turquoise CS with an embossing folder 
  • White Opal Liquid Pearls added on the ends of each of the stalks 
  • A shear dark purple ribbon fastened around this layer
  • Image was printed on white Neenah CS and colored with Copics restricted to the Blue, Blue Green and Blue Violet color families
  • Image was die-cut with a Spellbinder die and mounted on foam tape over the ribbon
  • Inside punched with the birthday sentiment using left over papers from the front
This card should be eligible for the following 
CHALLENGES:
Crafting from the Heart #11 – ATG/ Spots or stripes [spots] WON
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafty Sentiments – a Special Lady [Birthday for my best friend]
Paper Crafting Journey – ATG
Delicious Doodles #81 – Special woman [Birthday for my best friend]
Craftitude #61 – ATG or add a brad or eyelet
LEJ Designs #85 – Favorite Die Cuts
OSAAT #206 – ATG
Aurora Wings – ATG
Quirky Crafts - #7 - Spice up your life with colour

SUPPLIES

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Aurora Wings; Sentiment punch is a Martha
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; base CS and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: White Opal Liquid Pearls; wide, shear, dark purple ribbon from stash, Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
INKS:  the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:









So, followed my own advice and did what amused me!  ~ginny

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Part of my Life...

Delicious Doodles provided this image
Aud Sentiments new challenge is an "Anything Goes".
I was playing around with this digital image from the sponsor  - "flipping" the image and changing the size and I came up with this combination that seemed perfect for a male child.  Since there is no need to color this image, a black and white theme seemed to go with the flow!



TECHNIQUE
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]

  • Made a 5x5" white base card with a top fold.
  • Focal image and sentiment matted on black
  • a 1" square punch used to create all the fishtails
  • A MS punch border punch used on a strip of black [only one punch width]
  • Silver metallic "half- pearls" were added to the border punched area.
  • Inside was completed with a message panel matted in black and a punched sentiment from another MS Border Punch.
inside
This card should be eligible for the following 
CHALLENGES:
Fussy & Fancy  #109 -  Happy Birthday
Sentimental Sunday #198 – Cute & Cuddly
OSAAT #204 – Use a Digi
Pile it On #11 – For a Guy WON
Crafting from the Heart #10 – ATG/ Inspired by a movie ["Racing Stripes" about a Zebra who thinks he is a racehorse]
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Sweet Stamps #161 – ATG
Top Tip Tues – metal or faux metal
Fab and Funky #208 – Boys to Men


SUPPLIES

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Delicious Doodles; Sentiment is a Rubber stamp from HK Enterprises. inside sentiment created with a MS punch.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; the matting all done with stash trash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: MS punches used for the inside sentiment & the border punched element to the left of the focal image;
INKS: The front sentiment is inked with VersaFine "Black Onyx"; the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer 

Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny

Monday, March 17, 2014

HAPPY St. PATRICK's DAY...

√Čirinn go Br√°ch
which is translated
"Ireland until the end of time".

The Anglicization of this Irish language phrase is the more familiar 
Erin go Bragh  - or Ireland Forever!

My Niece and I took a month long road trip a couple of years back and drove the entire perimeter of Ireland.  Not nearly enough time - but still brings a Mona Lisa smile and a wee tilt of my head at the memories.



TECHNIQUE
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • Chose DP and matching Copic colors for my focal image and an A2 size base card.
  • Printed out Vectoria ticket stubs, stamped focal image & Shamrock.
  • Stamped Images were colored in, fussy cut, sculpted and adhered to the front with dimensional foam tape.
  • Gold glitter foil was applied to all the buckles.
  • A punch was used for the pocket and fussy cut tickets were inserted.
This card should be eligible for the following 
CHALLENGES:
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Clear it Out – card for a Child / stash – bright colored paper
Sweet Stamps #160 – Lucky
Delicious Doodles #79 – Mainly green for St. Patrick
Sentimental Sunday #198 – Cute & Cuddly
Robyn's Fetish #203 – Must use Green & Glitter [on his buckles]
OSAAT #204 – Use a Digi [tickets are digis]
Pile it On #11 – For a Guy
ABC Challenge – H is for Hair [he is very hairy!]

SUPPLIES

IMAGES:  Rubber stamps: The focal image is a from Eureka; shamrock is by Inkadinkadoo: sentiment by Stampendous; Digisticket stubs are from Vectoria;
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from K & Co's "Sweet Nectar" Collection..
EMBELLISHMENTS: punch used for the little pocket for the tickets; gold glitter foil added to the buckles using Duo glue.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:



Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrating Spring...

Eureka Digital Stamps provided Flying Girl Holder
designed for use with the Balloon Flowers
Celebrating the 1st Day of Spring - a little sun, a little rain & wind - and lots of green!  A perfect time of year.
It's an up lifting time and this card expresses that feeling for me!

This is my DT card for the new Challenge at 613 Ave. C with the theme of "First Day of Spring - make your own 3D flowers".  With Eureka as the sponsor, I immediately thought of these Balloon Flowers to make.  My 613 teammates have created some great samples to kick start your mojo - so go on over to see their inspiration for you and get more details on  the challenge - HERE.




TECHNIQUE
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • Manipulated the Eureka images to create 2 different sizes for the Sunflower and then printed out three copies of all the images.
  • Colored all images with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted & layered with foam tape to create 3D flower balloons and the girl.
  • Layered the background paper & 2 different sized punched scalloped circles on the front and again on the inside. 
  • Waxed linen thread tied around the base of each balloon and then mounted all four images with foam tape for even more dimension.
  • Carefully adjusted all the threads to the right length, tied a knot and glued under her hand.
This card should be eligible for the following 
CHALLENGES:
Edge of dimension & Inside
Crafting from the Heart #9 – ATG/Favorite colors [yellows, oranges & reds]
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Clear it Out – card for a Child / stash – bright colored paper [Paper pieced dress & mat]
Top Tip Tues – 3, 5 or 7
Simon Says Wed – Special Girl
Paper Pretties #301 – Birthday cards
Fussy & Fancy  #109 -  Happy Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey – Photo Inspiration/ colored polka dots [both background papers]
OSAAT #204 – Use a Digi

SUPPLIES

EurekaIMAGES:  The focal images - "Flying Girl Holder", "Daisy" and "Sunflower" Balloons are from Eureka
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: punch used for the mats for the focal image and the message space; waxed linen is book binding thread; "Buttercup" Liquid Pearls used in the daisy.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:



Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Precious to me...


Oh my! My little Grandchild is going to love this one.  She is five, with long blonde hair and a passion for the park - this Paper Shelter image is right up her alley!

This is my DT inspiration for Aud Sentiments new challenge: "Any Sentiment for a Girl".  Please do go over and see the Design Team's inspiring makes using The Paper Shelter's images and get details on the challenge.  The Paper Shelter provided this image for me to use and are offering a $20 prize to the winner of this challenge!  


TECHNIQUE
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]

  • The image was printed twice, colored with Copics.
  • The head and hat & one of the small butterflies were fussy cut from one print, sculpted & attached with foam tape.
  • Five larger butterflies were punched out & the bodies adhered to the image panel with glue so that the wings could fold upward.  Liquid Pearls in three different shades were added on the bodies &/or wings and also on the cake.
  • The butterfly DP and the yellow grid paper plus an orange ribbon were used for the background.
  • Sentiment was punched out and added at the bottom.
  • The inside was completed using leftover grid paper.

This card should be eligible for the following 
CHALLENGES:
Sweet Stampin' – Cute
Pile it On #9 – Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright
Robyn's Fetish #201 – ATG TOP PICK Winner
OSAAT #202 – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #8 - ATG/Use Dies or punches
Crafty Sentiments – Spots or Dots [Liquid Pearl dots on the butterflies and cake]
Fab and Funky #206 – Heat Stroke WINNER
Paper Shelter #148 – ATG
Paper Pretties #300 – Lots of Layers
ABC Challenge –G is for Girls
Top Tip Tues – 3, 5 or 7

SUPPLIES
The Paper Shelter

IMAGES:  The focal image is from The Paper Shelter; Sentiment is Hero Arts
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; background DPs are from Studio Calico's "Heyday" Collection.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Martha punches were used for the butterflies - punched from the background DPs; Liquid Pearls used for embellishing the butterflies and cake; SU punch used on the sentiment.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:




Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mad as a March Hare...

"March Hare" was provided by Rick St. Dennis
I always wondered about that phrase... 
The first record of the belief in their madness, or in this case their brainlessness, was circa 1500, in Blowbol's Test reprinted by W. C. Hazlitt in Remains Early Popular Poetry of England, 1864:
"Thanne [th]ey begyn to swere and to stare, And be as braynles as a Marshe hare."
It is believed it derives from their odd, excited behavior during their mating season of boxing, jumping etc. - throughout their breeding season, which actually extends over several months starting in March. 


I certainly think this young buck qualifies as mad - 
And the background papers certainly add to the frenetic activity.

613 Ave C 's current challenge is for National Craft Month and is to "use stash to make room for new purchases".  Everything used in my design is stash.  The team has created some fascinating takes on the theme and you can admire their work and get further info on the challenge deadlines and rules HERE!!  This is SUCH an easy challenge... get some of that stuff off your desk and leave it on our front porch so we can see what you've created!


TECHNIQUE
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • The digital image was printed out and colored with Copics
  • The A2 size card with a left fold created and layered with chosen DP
  • Top two layers are matted with a flat pink 
  • The focal image panel is punched with the Tear Drop punch and the ribbon fastened down.  The triple bow was created with the recent gift of a bow maker and attached.
  • Pre-decorated Candi added for design balance.
  • Final embellishment is the addition of foil to the flower centers and to his eyes.
  • Inside completed with scraps from stash too.
This card should be eligible for the following 
CHALLENGES:
Sweet Stamps #158 – Favorite Color [retro pink and greens]
Totally Papercrafts #208 – Make it Shine [foil and glitter added]
Delicious Doodles #77 – One for the Boys
Paper Crafting Journey – Manly / Boyish
Open Minded Crafting  - #5 Use something Green
Divas by Design – Make it Sparkle [his bow tie]
Paper Shelter #147 – Animal Magic
Pile it On #9 – Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright
Robyn's Fetish #201 – ATG
SUPPLIES

IMAGES:  The focal image is from our sponsor Rick St Dennis.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are by K & Company's "Citronella" and "Sweet Nectar" collections from my stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pre-decorated round Candi's are from stash; ribbon tied thru a Family Treasures Tear drop punch & added triple bow are both from stash; Icicle Stickles used on his Bow Tie; Gold foil applied to the flower centers and Transparent holographic foil applied to his eyes!
INKS:  the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:






Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny