Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Tea Party at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is A Tea Party. Check out the beautiful sample projects by our Design Team at International Art & Soul, then use your imagination and have fun!

I had so much fun with this theme, although at first it was very challenging. I made the teabag label myself, but that's a real teabag: I emptied the contents & filled it with sequins!



Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything Goes (2nd entry)

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sweet Summer Shaker

I just discovered the challenge blog Festive Friday: they offer fun biweekly inspiration lists based on fun holidays & celebrations. Along with the current Shaker Card challenge at Daring Cardmakers, I pulled out stuff from popsicle-themed items from my stash & made this summery card.


The big sunny sun is the tag from a baby gift from my parents... I couldn't bear to throw it away, but I figured I could compromise and recycle it! I filled the shaker with tiny fruits from Queen and Company & used some of the them for the corners; the popsicle shaker set is also from the same company.

The popsicles were cut from 3 papers with a Spellbinders die; I added glitter to the tops & copper ink to the stick part.  The sentiment is die-cut from a scrap of paper. The front DP is from Simple Stories; for the base card, I used a long-saved paper from Doodlebug Designs; I'm trying to celebrate my paper collection instead of hoarding it!



Inspiration/Challenges:
Festive Friday: (Fri 2W, C3) Inspiration #64: Sweet Sentiment,  Die cut, Summer Fun (+ Ice Cream, Shaker card)
Daring Cardmakers: (Fri, C5) Shake It (any project with a shaker)


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Friday, July 24, 2020

Goofy Shaker

I finally got my Disney papers together and had to make a shaker card!


I made the shaker element from one sheet of patterned paper with balloon dies. I used adhesive foam & acetate from Recollections, and filled it with glass beads & star sequins.

The little mouse ears aren't just 3D, they're fuzzy! I typed up the sentiments using the Handwriting-Dakota font.

I used 3 different patterned papers; I used a double-side DP for the base (I couldn't neglect either these fun designs!); the frame on the front is cut using a papercutter and inked with black Memento ink for effect. Everything is edged with a black marker. 

The polka-dot tape was on sale, couldn't resist! So glad I splurged; it brought the whole design together. 

http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/07/sketch-186-187-with-fred-she-said.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: (1st Wed) Sketch #187
The Paper Funday #18: (1st Wed) Anything Goes/Optional Twist: Great Outdoors



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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Starry-eyed Family -- Relationships at the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is: Celebrating Relationships with the optional twist of: Work in pairs or have a pair of things somewhere in your work.
You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!

I made a Peek-a-Boo Card, inspired by the great tutorial at Beccy's Place.







Inspiration/Challenges:
Country View Crafts' Challenge (M, P1) Do what makes you happy
Mix It Up Challenge #39 (P1) Anything Goes + optional: Open Technique (my techniques: Peek-a-Boo fold)


Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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Gnome for the Holidays -- Inspired by a Christmas Song at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Christmas Card Based on a Christmas Carol/Song. Check out the beautiful sample projects by our Design Team at International Art & Soul, then use your imagination and have fun!

I was inspired by one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs, "There's no place like home for the Holidays" and couldn't resist using papers from Scraps of Love in Peoria, Arizona. 

My mom bought the Gnome die on Wish; I couldn't resist using it to create a shaker card, although it wasn't easy; I wanted to using adhesive foam sheets, but mine were a bit too short for the full die, so I had to attach two pieces. But it was worth it, I think! It was fun paper-piecing the gnome character. For the first half of the sentiment, I did my best to match the pre-made piece and used the Cailyn Bloom Font. The cactus & pot dies are from Spellbinders.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Die Cut Divas: (M P1, E4, die cuts) Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland: (M) Square Card


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