Sunday, September 27, 2020

Falling for Hedgehogs -- Autumn Colors at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Autumn Colors. I used some lovely Mintay papers and different colored woodgrain papers to create this hedgehog-themed card. The wreath pieces, the tiny door & wreath are die-cut. The hedgehog inside the house is a stamp that I colored.

Animal Friends Challenge #90: (P1) Hedgehog
Cheerful Sketches Challenge (P1) September Sketch
Cut It Up: (Fri 2W) Happy Fall Y'all + At Least 3 Layers

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Old Spice -- Rising From the Ashes with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is: Phoenix (Rising from the Ashes) - as in salvaging a craft 'mistake' perhaps? Getting an education or career after a slow beginning; recovering from an illness ie Breast Cancer; celebrating a divorce? with the optional twist of: Use an Embossing Folder.

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 went with the idea of salvaging a craft 'mistake' and finally used an inked & embossed card top I made forever ago. I didn't like it at the time (too 'muddy') but I love it now!

Mom just gave me this fun Shaker Creator set from Tonic Studios, and I couldn't wait to use it. I cut the mug from the hand-inked/embossed paper I made, and then layered the the card with embossed metallic papers and the shiny brown paper I also used for the base card. The swirls & spoon are from and Elizabeth Crafts die set; I designed the sentiment for a previous project, but couldn't part with the extras I printed! The shaker is filled with Queen & Co. fruit-shaped sprinkles & Paper Sweeties flower-shaped sequins; I also added a few to the spoon for fun.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) No Stamps
Simply Create Too #164: (deadline Sept 25) Make a Shaker Card
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #475
: (deadline Sept 27) Sketch #80 + option: Metallic 

Update: This made the Top 3 for Try Stamping On Tuesdays #475!

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

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Wild Birthday -- Tic-Tac-Toe at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge we're playing Tic-Tac-Toe!

IAAS Tic-Tac-Toe

I used the right-to-left diagonal row: Embossing + Die + Image. The stamps & matching dies are a set from Elizabeth Crafts.

And then it opens up...

I put a message section on the back.

Lavinia World Challenges - 2W, SIO #35 Anything Goes Using Rubber Or Clear Stamps (No Digis) (W1 of 2)
Seize The Birthday 2W, 3E, C5  #199 Birthday + Option: Die Cuts (W1 of 2) 

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Funky Chickaletta
The current Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is Friends, so I jumped on the chance to use this silly image I printed recently from the Nick Jr. website, my favorite Paw Patrol character, the mayor's best friend & pet purse chicken, Chickaletta!

Paw Patrol makes great fodder for the snarky-at-heart; there are lots of blog posts out there by snarky parents like me who watch way too much of it!  I stole the sentiment from a meme, printed it using American Typewriter font, and stamped the bubble with a Latina Crafter stamp.  I colored Chickaletta with Copic markers & added some bling with a glitter pen. She's on an Action Wobble, so that she can do the Funky Chickaletta! I even added a brad to represent Wally, another animal friend in the show. I obviously had way too much fun with this!
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: (Sat 2W) Friends
Stick it Down: (P1) September Card Sketch

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