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Friday, May 18, 2018

Bouquet of Flowers...

This image was a freebie and for the life of me, I cannot remember the artist!   If I remember it right, it was a last little 'gift' from someone who would not be drawing freebies anymore.  If anyone recognizes this digi - leave me a comment?  It certainly was fun to color with my Copics - I colored a pale green behind the ring of flowers to make it a little more solid, create some depth and make the sentiment seem recessed.  The image panel was edged with a dark green ink and then mounted on a block of fun-foam to elevate it over the ribbon.  
Create wildly and color with abandon,
~ginny



CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#206 ATG Always

Penny's Challenge #380 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave Color: Blue or Pink? & WHY [Blue over pink any day!  Pink has a connotation of girly but blue is universal - no pinks here!]
Creative Knockouts – L:8- #246 – Fave Embellie [Elevating panels for depth - especially over ribbons as done here.]
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #212 – fave Florals [ bright, bold, primal colors]
MarkerPOP L:10 – #136 Summer
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always
Get Creative Challenges – #69 – Lots of Flowers

Thursday, May 17, 2018

20's Birthday

 Vintage images are great fun for me!  I merged one over the other to create this card front.  The "Socialite" is by Kenny K. Stamps - which closed almost a year ago.   The vintage car is a freebie from Beyond the Fringe.  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado
I colored the images with Copics and splattered the background with blue ink.   That mat is a dark blue paper liberally sprinkled with silver sparkles.  Two slits were cut at the top and bottom right side and a blue satin ribbon was introduced from the back and run around to the back of the mat to secure as an embellishment.  I am a big fan of flat, easily & cheaply mailed cards - always looking for ways to add ribbon or embellishments that won't trigger the Post Office clerk wanting another stamp!
Create wildly and color with abandon!
~ginny


CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#206 ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – Pastel Colors
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafty Creations - #366 – ATG
Penny's Challenge #380 – ATG
Fab & Funky #394 – Retro Chic [20's Flapper]  TOP THREE
As You Like It – Fave Color: Blue or Pink? & WHY [Blue over pink any day!  Pink has a connotation of girly but blue is universal]
Inspiration Destination #150 – JFF– ATG
SheepSki Designs #14 – Fave Color [Blues/ Blue greens]
Oddball Art – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Garden Grammy

 Garden Grammy is a freebie digi drawn by Mary Ellen Smith from her Dearie Dolls website.  I made a tri-fold base card with the front being essentially a doubled layered flap.  The image was colored with Copics and then I created seeds in the rows with tiny drops of black Liquid Enamel.  Double bow made with green satin ribbon from stash.
Rubber Stamps:
Sentiment - PSX
Drying Rack - no info avail
Barrel w/ Flowers -1999 Marian Jones


Tri-fold unfolded

Inside for message
Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

CHALLENGES:
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #211 – Use Blues
Crafting From the Heart -#206 ATG Always
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Aud Sentiments - #203 – Cute + Sentiment
Crafty Creations - #366 – ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #380 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave Color: Blue or Pink? & WHY [Blue over pink any day!  Pink has a connotation of girly but blue is universal]
SheepSki Designs #14 – Fave Color [Blues/ Blue greens]
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always
Pile it On #142 – Sports/Hobbies

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wind in your hair!

 Our Grandson Shane has a dirt bike like this one and he rides it with such speed and purpose!  This last summer we had a family reunion at Steamboat Springs - Shane, with his red hair flying in the wind, loved tearing down the path between the three campsites we had set up!  He was our courier, our communication source and, between him and his sister Aubry, our constant companions.  I could not pass up this Mo Manning image for his birthday.  
This center step base card I covered with blue DP, a simple knotted ribbon and three graduated enamel dots.  The sentiment was created on my computer.  I used Copics to color the image and the simple background.  A rectangle was sketched in and the excess cut away - allowing the back of the boy, his foot and rear tire to be fussy cut outside the frame.   A Copic pen was then used to color the edge of the panel and it was elevated on a piece of sticky back foam [from the Dollar Store] to give even more depth to the project.
 I created this for the new 613 Ave C  challenge... "ATG/ optional Twist: Mainly Blue".  You have the month of May to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas from the DT's incredible inspiration concepts -  click HERE!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#204 ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Aud Sentiments - #202 – Masculine + Sentiment
Crafty Creations - #365 – ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #378 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #149 – ATG
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #211 – Use Blues
SheepSki Designs #14 – Fave Color [Blues/ Blue greens]
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP