Monday 20 May 2013

Steampunk Fairy-Challenge #63@TSC

Hello friends...this Monday the challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner is #63 Pink and Girly.
Delicious Doodles is one of our sponsors this week and I've chosen to work with this beautiful Steampunk Fairy. I just went to the sponsors site to link up the addy here and I just saw this beautiful Steampunk Mermaid! That is serious deliciousness!  I'll be needing that digi.
I colored over the dress with two different sets of pinks because the first pinks I used looked a lot more red then I had hoped for.
The paper is from a Prima pack called Firefly. I just discovered it and now understand that it's already discontinued.
I embossed the paper with a fun watch face Sizzix embossing folder.
I altered the color of the charm, gear, and corner chipboard piece with Adirondock   silver alcohol ink.
The sentiment, With wings all is possible is from a Kraftin Kimmie Fairy sentiments

My 91 year old mother broke her hip yesterday and had surgery today. We were concerned about her having the surgery but we are all so thankful she is doing well. I just wish I could take her pain and discomfort away. 
We had a couple of the kids stay over that live an hour away, so they could visit my mom yesterday and today too. It was really nice to get together. My husband did the grocery shopping.made us brunch and barbequed tonight. What a sweetie helping me to de-stress.

Hope your Monday is awesome! Looking forward to see what everyone creates this week.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday Always anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp And Show Favorite ink(TH Distress) 
Crafts And Me #133 Use a Digi 
Outlawz challenge Monday Greeting 
Melonheadz Friends Sparkle and Shine
No Matter Which Challenges Things with wings

Dress:R21,R43, then RV14,RV17,RV19,FRV1

Monday 13 May 2013

Mermaid-A Day for Daisies-Challenge #62@TSC

Hello, and thanks for visiting today!
I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
Challenge #62 Anything goes with ribbon and lace.
Our sponsors are A Day For Daisies and SK Digis.
I've chosen this beautiful digi from A Day For Daisies. This image is called Mermaid.
Papers are from My Mind's eye.(2006-2008)
I used spica pen on the tail and fin and then covered it with stickles.
I pulled out my chalks and dusted them off so I could color up the clock die cut.
I've added silver mesh ribbon over the clock, and used this fun netted tassel lace.
The tiny dragonfly is a laser cut chipboard from Make It Crafty They are so intricate and wonderfully made.
I had made these ocean borders in my scrapbooking days and never used them until now. I cut a piece off of one,altered it a bit and added it to the bottom left side of the card. I remember being so thrilled that I had found those tiny, real sand dollars to use on them.
I found this wonderful acetate overlay in my stash along with the MME papers and thought it was perfect to add over top of the image I colored.
Yeah, that glare was really fun to photograph.
 I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this week's challenge.

I was able to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend with my children and grandchildren and it was such a wonderful time. Lots of memories were made again.
Saturday afternoon my daughter,Stevie and I took a mixed media class and made a Steampunk inspired canvas.
Mine didn't get finished...which is kind of  normal because I rarely get any of my projects finished in class. Just too much of a perfectionist.
So here's a picture of Stevie's canvas. I loved how it turned out and I'm so happy we were able to get together and create something fun.

 After the 4 hour class we rushed home to have a barbecue with the rest of the kids. We celebrated Tanner's 2nd birthday and just had a great time together.
Here's a picture of Hailey, and Morgan, two of my granddaughters playing dress up with some of the costumes I have in the tickle trunk.

 I can finally share some exciting news with you. I'm going to be a grandma again for the sixth time in about 7 months!! 
See you again soon.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday Anything goes
Get Inky Challenge #4 Die cuts 
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog Pirates and the sea 
Color Me Creative Anything goes #68
Crafty Catz #182 Anything goes
Simply Create Too #37 Anything goes 
The Emerald Faeries #43 Ribbons


Monday 6 May 2013

Hannah Lynn-Kathleen and Summer-Challenge #61@TSC Happy Mother's Day

Hello friend! I'm writing this post late Sunday night to automatically post in the wee hours of Monday morning...and I just have to say...what a glorious day to have been on the bike!
We woke up late this morning because the alarm clock didn't go off...that gave me less then an hour to get ready for church. I don't like being late so I would rather go with less makeup and my hair half done. We went on the bike so it's not like my hair was going to look like I spent time on it after I took my helmet off.
After church we went for brunch with some of my husbands extended family. My husband's wonderful Dad, and step Mom, dear Aunty Birtha, and Uncle Johnny. We all stand outside after church and spend 5-10 minutes just trying to decide where to eat. Then we go to one of our 4 usual restaurants.
  When brunch was over Barry and I stopped in at a clothing store so he could get some new shorts.
 This was part of our conversation today...
Barry: Baby why don't you get some new summer dresses or shoes while we're here?
Me: No. I'd rather spend money on art supplies.
You can relate right?!
 I didn't want to...but after some coaxing I walked out of there with 3 new summer dresses.
 I was very spoiled this week. I had just spent the day yesterday with my friend, Jan celebrating National Scrapbooking Day by supporting the industry that we love! You know what that means...
I now have to buy new organizational iris carts and baskets.
I like to be organized so I don't buy duplicates or tripples of things I already have. That's a little upsetting when it happens. I'm getting to the point where I sometimes don't remember what I have and that signals red lights for me that say, *Stop hoarding supplies and start using up what you have* but then that thought gets replaced with *Shiny*
 I also want to share that I'm quite thrilled that I only need to get 31 more Copics to complete my collection.(My Precious) Yes,dreams do come true! (:
That alone is worth celebrating. As careful as I have tried to be when buying Copics,I still managed to buy two duplicate colors. You can relate right?!
The rest of the afternoon today was spent in the warm sunshine on the Harley. Talk about major vitamin D being injected into my bloodstream. I have missed you, healing, warm sunshine and delicious wind caressing my skin!!
It has been a long winter...but back to the card...
Because I have really, every color I could possibly need, I was able to color and make this Hanna Lynn mermaid card.
This week's theme at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner is Mother's Day.
As soon as I found out about the challenge I knew I had to make a card using this Hannah Lynn digi called Kathleen and Summer.
I love Hannah Lynn images, and this is one of my favorites. I fell in love with this image when I first saw it here on Rosie's blog. Isn't that an amazing card?
I saw that over a year ago when I first started coloring and blogging.
That made me think about all the blogs I've found and followed that have inspired my coloring and card making over the past year.
I wanted to share with you some of the blogs I follow that have inspired me. These are the artists who's work I admire, study and learn from. From first to last as I discovered them... 
There's a few more I can't think of right now...
I laugh at myself when I think back to a year ago, and remember saying to myself..."There is no way I'm adding those elaborate flowers and those hand colored seam binding bows to my cards!No way!"
I've learned to never say never...
I realize that there are so many ways to color and to design cards and I'm interested in exploring as many ideas as I can. 
Thanks to all the Copic artists who share their color combination recipes, supply lists, and instructional videos with all of us,who are looking to learn.

Thanks for the visit...I'm looking forward to seeing your Mother's Day creations this week at TSC. Hugs!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday#139 
Card Mania Challenge #20 Flowers 
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Mother's Day
Get Inky Floral fun
Love To Create Challenge Mom
Marker Pop #22
Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspired by
Crafts And Me Challenge Flower frenzy 
One Crazy Stamper May flowers
Craft Your Passion Challenge 161 Floral delights

Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20,BV20
Hair: E50,E53,E43,E57
Sunken ship:BG32,YG93,YG95,W5,W7,YG91
Treasure Chest:E11,E13,E15,E18,B32,Y35,Y38
Sea worms:FYR1,FY1
message in a bottle:FYG1,FY1
Leaves: BG32,BG34,FYG2
Floaty stuff on ship:RV52,R22
Opaque White sharpie
Viva Pearl pen

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