"If I had a Star for all the times you made me smile,I would Hold the sky in my hand."

Monday, September 17, 2012

Geek is the New Chic!

Hey Bloggy friends! 
I have a super fun card to share with you guys! I finally whipped up a card with one of my new favorite sets called "Preppy Puppies" from Some Odd girl. Let me just warn you now that I will be using this set a ton because it just has so many cute elements too it.. I created the background paper of my card, using  the cute little mustache from this set and achieved the color with mists and distress inks. Can you tell I'm in the mood for Halloween? :-) You can blame the Challenge over at The Stamp Spot for that because it inspired my color palette.

I Colored my geeky puppy with my Copic Sketch markers and wanted to keep him on the tanner side. To make his glasses really dimensional I added (Ranger Enamel gloss Accents) in black and popped them up with some foam mounting tape ( I also added the enamel to parts of the background paper).  Black Metal embellishment's were added for some added interest and to balance out my card. My card layout was inspired by the Challenge over at Some Odd girl ( I just love their Challenges) if you haven't noticed! I hope you get inspired by my card and maybe even join some challenges.... Thanks for stopping by  :-DD 

                                                               Crafty Hugs

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sweets for My Sweet!

 Hey Bloggy Friends!
I excited to say I finally got to use my Tiddly Inks stamp set on a card! I made this card for the fabric Challenge over at Designed to Color. I decided to incorporate fabric into my card by making a rolled flower out of T-shirt fabric and the placed some self adhesive pearls in the center. I added some sewing detail on the border of my card with my sewing machine and I just love how it looks! I colored Wryn with my Copic sketch markers and paper pieced her dress with some My Minds Eye.
The Candies are from the same stamp set and they were also Copic Colored and I added some stickles to add a little Bling!
The background paper is by Donna Salazar/GCD studio. I really love wood grain patterns nothing inspires me more than nature ( No surprise though because God is the Ultimate Artist :-) ). I pulled out my Spellbinders Labels one die and did a little bit of die cutting for the background shape.

My rolled Flower with some Pearl Bling! I hope you guys find some inspiration in my card and join some Challenges!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Creating Your Own Unique Custom Craft Papers!

Hey Bloggy Friends!
I've been a bit busy lately so I haven't posted as much but I thought it was time for a fun tutorial! I really love create my own background papers for my cards ( yes I use designer paper) but every once in a while I like to create something uniquely my own. Whether you want to doodle or feel more comfortable using stamps to create your own custom paper ( I personally enjoy doing both) anyone can really have fun doing this so I hope you enjoy seeing some of my custom papers!
(From left to Right) The first ( and 3rd) papers are a mix of doodles, stamping and paper piecing.While the very Middle paper is just primarily stamping and  embossing. 
To create this paper I used a background stamp from Inkadinkado which I heat embossed using some Stampendous embossing powder in (Detailed White Opaque). The mix of pink and purple was created with some Lindy's Mica powder (Purple Teal) and Rangers Dylusion spray in ( Crushed Grape). I also used Liquid Pearls (White Opal, Petal Pink, Lavender Lace) to create a dimensional affect.
This paper is primarily made of up of my Doodles which I made with my (Copic Multiliners). I did use a stamp to  do some heat embossing in the same white embossing powder I used in the paper ( Above). To create the washed out color affect I used Dylusions ( Cut Grass & fresh lime) and Lindy's (Hydrangea Blue).
I just Adore how this paper came out! I used one of my very favorite stamps on this ( It's one of my fav's because it's so versatile). I decide to do some paper piecing on this custom paper just to show you ways you can incorporate even your designer paper and turn it into something that's still really uniquely your own ( I used some Amy Tangerine paper for this)! I added some of my doodles and did just a bit of Copic coloring ( I outlined the very edge of the paper with my Copic Multiliner). The pink and orange background was created with some Distress inks ( Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey), I just used a paint brush and some water for this. I left the very middle of the stamp image blank because I haven't decided yet if I want to cut that piece out and create a window affect for a future card or not. 

I created one extra Custom paper you don't see pictured here ( but will see in my YT video) because I will be using it for my next card post so be sure to check back very soon and I hope this may have inspired to create some of your own paper or even use your designer paper in a new way! Thanks for Stopping by...