Saturday, April 23, 2016

Strumming Hello!

Happy Weekend crafty friends!

My last card certainly got the wheels turning in my brain on what to make for another #craftchella2016 card! Also with the sad tributes for Prince popping up all over, I definitely had music on my mind :(..

While digging through my stash finding stamps to use for my punk rock girl card, I found these two stamp sets and thought they would go perfect together- can you spot them?

Strumming Hello

Figure it out?  I'll give you a hint- I used 2 Lawn Fawn stamp sets for the guitar...

Ok, I used the round pizza from Pizza my Heart for the guitar center and Schoolhouse Backdrops for the frets and the guitar neck!

I also used circle die cuts as a guide for the guitar body shape. Colored with my trusty copics, I pieced the sentiment using Hero Arts (All Occasion Messages, Thoughtful Messages) and Sweet Stamp Shop's Lower Script.

#craftchella2016 was so much fun- great way to STRETCH your stamps and to use them in more ways! Thanks for the inspiration Sandy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rock 'N Roll!!


A few days ago Sandy Allnock was on Periscope and announced this AWESOME challenge...

It's inspired by the Coachella music & art festival that is going on right now in California.

The idea behind the challenge is to create a music inspired card... but with a twist- stretch your stamps to use them in a musical way!

It took me a few days to come up with an idea... but I decided to use a few new stamps that I haven't inked up yet! I thought the girl from Avery Elle's Skating By looked like a punk rocker, minus the roller skates (although, she could probably rock with the skates too!)

Rock 'N Roll!

Can you spot the other stamps I used??

The guitar is actually one of the birds from WPlus9's Happy Birds!  Who would have thought the first time I'd use a bird- it'd be as a guitar! LOL!  The sentiment is also pieced together with stamps from Lawn Fawn- 'I like the way you... roll' is from Let's Roll (a sushi set!), 'r-o-c-k' and the letter 'n' are from the letter sets quinn's abcs and Claire's ABCs!

I colored the images with copics and added a layer of sparkle using a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen in clear to anything I could- you're not a rock star without some glitter, right?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Warm (Sunflower) Wishes


It's been a little while since my last post (sorry!)... we had my daughter's first birthday party last weekend and with all the prep work (and recovery) and my son's birthday around the corner- my crafty mojo has decided to go on vacation.

Although I did manage to make one card this week! I originally had the idea for my card for Lawnscaping's Beautiful Florals challenge... but by the time I had it finished, photographed & edited it I missed the deadline! OOPS!

Luckily, I also created it for a new-to-me challenge blog- Share Joy Challenge! It's a weekly sketch challenge with a twist- you can choose to follow the sketch, the inspiration challenge, or BOTH! I always love a good sketch, but this week I decided to go with the tic-tac-toe challenge...

I chose the left most column- ombre, flowers, & yellow.

Warm (sunflower) Wishes

I stamped the largest sunflower from Lawn Fawn's Happy Harvest in Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Using 3 shades of yellow Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed & wild honey) I blended them over the sunflower background to produce the ombre look. The sentiment is from Baaah Humbug (with the 'winter' word omitted) ! I love finding ways to use seasonal stamps all year long! Although, since it's almost summer time here in Arizona... my sunflowers are *almost* blooming!

And since it's taken me 3 days to write this post- I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Let's Polka!

Thanks for stopping by.. hoping to find my mojo this weekend!