Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge #70 - Steampunk/Urban

Welcome back for the next edition of the Creative Card Crew Challenge!  This fortnight our challenge is Steampunk/Urban.

We have two great sponsors this week!  Marianne Design is giving our winner a surprise package of Dies and/or Acrylic stamps and Kenny K Digi Stamps!  Please visit their sites for more awesomeness than anyone can wish for!

For my card this round I chose to use Brianna Blaster from Kenny K's amazing inventory of digis.  Colored her up with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and created a card using Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells papers.

Need more inspiration?  Visit the blogs of my fellow DT gals and then it's your turn!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge #69 - Chalkboard

Greetings all!  My apologies for the long hiatus - life got a bit crazy there for several months!

I have for you today my sample for the latest Creative Card Crew Challenge.  This round your challenge is to create something with a

Our sponsor this rotation is Dies R Us - visit their site for an amazing selection of dies from tons of manufacturers - all your favorites and some new ones too!

I decided to go with a chalkboard image for my card, rather than use the chalkboard technique:

I used Graphic 45's An ABC Primer and Place In Time collections to create a back to school card just in time!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge #62 - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Happy Tuesday blog friends!  Can you believe we're already halfway through May?  My goodness, where does the time go?!  We are finally starting to see more summer-like weather here in Minnesota, but I have seen snow (shhhh you didn't hear that word) as late as June 10th.  Ugh!!!  I don't think we'll see that this year, but the possibility is always out there.

Today I have the latest challenge round from the Creative Card Crew challenge team:  Shabby Chic/Vintage!  All you have to do is create a card that fits with our theme, pop it on your blog or other photo-sharing site and link it up at Creative Card Crew!

We have two great sponsors this week who are generously offering our randomly selected winner a prize!

Scrapping Center is one of those wonderful places where you can find almost everything but the kitchen sink!  From Scrapbooking supplies to paints, fibers, art supplies and more...Scrapping Center offers supplies for a wide variety of techniques and mediums.

The digital stamp I used for my project this week is Lady Henrietta from Whiff of Joy - so many adorable images to play with!  Not only do they offer digital stamps, they also have rubber stamps, clear stamps and ooh!  You can subscribe to their stamp kit collection and get a huge set (12-15) of stamps 4 times a year!

So for this week's card, I colored Lady Henrietta with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils (I love these things!) and added some shading with distress inks in tea dye and wild honey.  The papers are from Graphic 45's Ladies Diary collection and the roses are hand-dyed to match.  Lace, button & pearls from my stash!

Still need more inspiration?  Check out the amazing work of my fellow DT gals at Creative Card Crew and then get your vintage on and join the fun!  - Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ROCKSTAR!! Creative Card Crew Challenge # 61 - Music

Welcome to May!  I don't know what it's like where you live but here in Minnesota it means the wait to put in gardens is FINALLY coming to an end.  It also means the local music & arts scene kicks into gear for the summer season.  Walk or drive just a short distance in the Twin Cities during the warm months and you are guaranteed to find an outdoor concert, craft show, art sale, etc.  I love living in an area that has such a vital arts scene!

Ok enough about the weather (the temps above 20 degrees F are starting to fry my brain!) - this fortnight, the challenge from Creative Card Crew is MUSIC!  As a musician, music educator, and simply someone who loves music I have tons of cards, stamps, and supplies with music themes.

Our lovely sponsors this week are Marianne Designs and KennyK.  Check our their shops for a multitude of goodies!  For this week's project, I selected a digital stamp from KennyK called Rock Chick.  I love her sassy attitude!