Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pilin' on a Shaker with Crafting with Dragonflies

The theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Anything Goes, and at Pile It On our theme is Shakers. I combined these challenges to create this shabby chic double shaker card:

I stamped the penguin (Clear Impressions) with StazOn ink onto white Fuse paper, and used my Fuse tool to adhere a piece of page protector plastic on top; I cut it out by hand. I filled this shaker with plastic confetti (Recollections). I attached it to the card with foam tape.

I made the base frame from white foam core board. The background is a piece watercolor paper that I inked with black & orange inks. I filled the big shaker with white sequins (Paper Sweeties) & snowy Flowersoft. I used packaging plastic for the clear top. I wrapped a paper frame with my favorite washi tape for the top frame.

I strung twine through a piece of lace. The sentiment (Clear Impressions) was heat-embossed in glittery white on black paper. I die-cut the little penguins from a black/white textured cardstock (Core'dinations) and sanded them. The card was finished with black Liquid Pearls in the corners.


Inspiration/Challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge: Punches and/or Dies + Animal
Cas-ual Fridays Challenge #152: Tic-Tac-Toe (Middle column: Twine, Monochromatic, No patterned paper)
Cheerful Sketches Challenge: Sketch
Crafting with Dragonflies: Anything Goes
Hannah & Friends #253: Stamped Animal
One Crazy Stamper: Christmas in July
Pile It On: Shaker Element



Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies & Pile It On,

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hello Hon -- Going Native with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles July challenge is Going Native with the twist of Square Cards. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps.

I decided to make a card inspired by my adopted home, Baltimore.


Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teamies and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles!


Thank you for visiting,


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Pilin' On your favorite Color(s)

The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Your favorite Color(s). I had some crafting fun with my favorite color, purple, and "Girlz get your craft on" by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.


I colored the image with Copic markers (of course!) and used a Wink of Stella brush pen for part of her ribbon. I added 2 sizes of pearls to the marker. The die cut background papers are from my stash. I've had the pre-embossed violet paper for ages. I finished the card with Liquid Pearls & grape Stickles.

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-411.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
AuroraWings Challenge: Your Favorite Color + hand-colored image
Brown Sugar: Monochrome
Card Mania #82: Lace and/or Pearls
The Crazy Challenge: Lace
The Ribbon Girls: Anything Goes + Card + Ribbon
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes with a stamp and ribbons
Stella Says Sketch Challenge: Sketch #411


Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,



Friday, July 8, 2016

Baltimore Summer Fun at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Summer Fun. I was inspired by the summer Maryland traditions of the Baltimore Lemon Stick & crab feasts.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the lemon (SVG Cuts) and peppermint candy straw (Miss Kate Cuttables) after adapting them a bit to my design.


http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-273-julys-sketch.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #273: Sketch
Mod Squad Challenge: Lazy Days of Summer
UnstampaBelles: Go Native + Square Card + No stamps



Thank you for visiting, and may our small traditions bring a larger peace,

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Simply Deconstructed S'mores

I spent a recent summer evening making this deconstructed s'mores card:

I started by stamping the chocolate drop candy (Repeat Impressions) in Milk Chocolate chalk ink (QuickQuotes). I colored it with a Copic marker & masked it with removable paper. The sentiment & chevron stencil are from a Recollections set. I colored the stencil with Copics. I used a Hero Arts block stamp & Memento Desert Sand ink for the cracker-y rectangle. The marshmallow splat was created with a TH stencil & Tsukineko Amplify ink. Love how this ink textures when heated.




Inspiration/Challenges:
Color Throwdown: Combo #399
Hand Stamped Sentiments: Sketch #241
Less Is More #282: Use a Stencil



Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting!