Sunday, July 5, 2020

Zesty Ants -- Tiny Things at International Art and Soul

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

I just had to use this ant-patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and one of the ant-shaped buttons that's been in my stash forever. The digi stamp is "Lemon Ants" by Doodle Pantry, which I colored with Copic markers; I used rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to add texture to the lemon. The sentiment ("Live Your Life with Zest!") & lemon pattern are scratch-and-sniff washi tape. The lemons are actually cut from a bubble envelope!



Inspiration/Challenges:
Do-Al(l) Kreatives #43: (P1, winners P15) Fruit
The Paper Funday #18: (M, 1st Wed) Anything Goes/Optional Twist of Great Outdoors
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bright and Cheerful


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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Feelin' Blue at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Blue as Main Color.

The base card is more "artwork" by my 18-month-old. A Father's Day card for his Grandpa!


I stamped the pier scene, fish, and sentiment directly onto the card base. I colored the images with Copic markers. I hand-drew the stitched border. The blue mesh is upcycled from packaging. I covered the wood anchor with blue glitter Stickles; although it's difficult to see in this photo, I embellish the paint splashes with more of the same glitter.

http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/06/tuesday-morning-sketches-559.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: (Tue) Sketch #559
International Art & Soul Challenge: (Mon 2W) Blue as Main Color

Update: DT member Patti chose this as her favorite for Tuesday Morning Sketch #559!


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Sunday, June 14, 2020

If the Slipper Fits -- Disney Magic at the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Magic with the optional twist of Be Inspired by the title of a Disney Film. 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 couldn't resist raiding my sticker stash and using these fun Cinderella movie-themed stickers (the sentiments & the images.) I made the border with film-patterned Washi tape & blue mesh (from garlic packaging!) The birds, slipper, and rose were die-cut from shiny light blue & sparkly blue papers. The base card is a pre-embossed cardstock, and I used the negative piece from cutting the slipper to decorate the inside.




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

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Under the Sea at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Under the Sea.



I made the tag with a stained glass rubber stamp & a clear sentiment stamp; I colored it with Copics before baking. I cut the waves on my Silhouette Cameo; they are actually scraps from a previous project. I filled the shaker with a seashell sequin mix from Spiegelmom Scraps. The mermaid-patterned paper (which I also used for the base card) is from Authentique. My mom sent me this beautiful woodgrain paper.

I die-cut the shells from a corrugated cardboard that I brought home from Panera! I colored them with Copic markers.


Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: (M, P1) June  - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
The House That Stamps Built Designer's Choice Design Challenge #J320: (Wed) Tag



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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Butterflies & Caffeine -- Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Cardmakers

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2020/05/2020-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/
It's that time again: the Spring/Summer Blog Hop at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I always enjoy playing along.

I've been cleaning out my stash, and found this sweet coffee cup die-cut sentiment (Heartfelt Creations, Stampin' Up!) so I made a shaker card with my favorite kawaii coffee, woodgrain, and yellow-patterned papers, and coffee-scented washi tape. I filled the shaker with die-cut coffee beans (Elizabeth Crafts) and tiny butterflies (Scraps of Love).




Many thanks to all who make this Blog Hop possible!


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