Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Day!

I have a card to share with you and this little Tiddlyinks digi image looks like she's wishing everyone a happy day doesn't she?!  
The image is called Wryn Fairy and I've colored her with Copics, and added stickles to her wings.
The dp is Echo Park/Summer Days, and to add a little more sparkle to the card, I added Stickles to the ice cream cone paper, as well as, adding a tiny bit of shading with a Micron pen.
Have a great day; thanks for stopping by.  :)

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Oozak ~ Bright Colors
The Crafty Bloggers ~ Anything Goes
Great Impressions Stamps ~ Show us your Best Coloring
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan ~ Ice Cream
Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back to School with Gilli

     There's still a month left of summer vacation in my neck of the woods, but some of you may be getting started back soon or already in school.  To get everyone excited about the school year we're having a back to school theme over at House of Gilli.  I inked up Balloon Gilli for the occasion:
     I colored Gilli with Copics and made little block balloons for the back-to-school theme using the computer program paint.  After adding the lettering using picmonkey, I colored the blocks using copics and added a little sparkle to them using gel glitter pens over the letters.
You can use Gilli stamps as/is or add little details to the stamps.  Here, I've added a few details to her dress.  If you'd like to order a Gilli stamp you may do so at:  orders@anary.com   I hope you join us for our fun challenge!  :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Under the Sea

     Our newest challenge at Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog is to make a project inspired by life under the sea.  I have colored Ava Mermaid with Copics; a digi image by our generous sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

     We have two fabulous prizes for this challenge:  a $12 gc to A Day for Daisies and 7 free digis from Bugaboo Stamps.  So hurry on over to enter the challenge here!
     Have you looked at the exciting magazine Through the Craftroom Door?....filled with craft ideas and tutorials?!  If you subscribe to the magazine, you will also receive free digis!  Last issue had 6 free digis!!!  :)
     Here's a little info on my TTCRD project; I did some experimenting with this challenge.
     I used sheets of plastic and Copic refills to create an ocean look.  First I worked with the blues and dropped a few different colors onto the plastic and then let the ink flow from side to side.  This can get messy so make sure you have some newspaper or something to catch the overflow of ink.  After this dried,  I dropped some greens and oranges to create the ocean floor.  To give the floor some definition I took a paper towel and dabbed it here and there over the green and orange inks.  After allowing this to dry, I took a mini-mister filled with rubbing alcohol and gave it a little spritz.  While the inks were still wet, I sprinkled a little Diamond Dust:
     The little fish were created by painting strips of paper with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold and Ginger Peach.  When dry I punched out the fish shape with a MS punch, then painted the stripes with Blue Flame and added Star Dust Stickles.  The borders were made using Copic ink in the same shades I used on the plastic.  When dry I punched using MS border, then added a coating of Silks Acrylic Glaze Ice.  It's hard to photograph but in real life there's a lot of shimmer on the project:
     I used Diamond Glaze to adhere everything in this project.  Hope you liked this and thanks for stopping by!
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
CMC ~ Navy Blue/Dark Blue
Great Impressions ~ Your Best Coloring
That Craft Place ~ Anything Goes
Inky Impressions ~ The Great Outdoors
Paper Pretties ~ Try a New Technique
The Joyful Stamper ~ Anything Goes

Monday, July 9, 2012

Vacation with Gilli

Hop on over to House of Gilli and enter a card or project with the theme: Vacation.  Wouldn't you love to be the winner of a Gilli Goodie Bag?!  Enter using a Gilli stamp and you will be entered twice for a chance at winning the Gilli prize!  I've used mini Jeans Gilli for my vacation themed card.  If you'd like to place an order for a Gilli stamp you can do so at: orders@anary.com.
I've colored my stamped Gilli with Copics and added some Star Dust Stickles to her shoes.  I drew the beachball using the computer program Paint and then cut it out and colored with Copics.  It then got a coating of Diamond Glaze.  So hurry on over to H.O.G. and enter our fun challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today!  :)

Christmas in July!

A cool theme for the Through the Craftroom Door Challenge!  
Before I tell you more about the challenge, I want to mention the fabulous online magazine Through the Craftroom Door.  The following is  a write-up by Colleen Holmes, owner of the magazine:

     "Are you familiar with Through The Craftroom Door magazine? It is an online paper craft bi-monthly magazine with a special holiday issue. The current issue has 75 wonderful pages with 6 free digi's. Other words you pay $2.57 for 6 digi's by Mayzy Art and Anne Fenton and the magazine is free! You cannot beat the price!! . Let me tell you it is full of tutorials, cards, layouts and even an article by Suzanne Dean on how to photograph your projects to make them look picture perfect! 
     The magazine is looking for submissions from crafter's like you!  Do you have a cool technique you would like to share? Or show off your pretty cards and layout, craft room pictures? How about storage/organizational tips, or your own special trick to makes something easier? We love questions and product reviews! Why do you love a product or one you feel is a waste of money?  Submit them to Through The Craft Room Door Magazine and have them published. The submission guidelines are right here!  Each time you submit a project you will be enter into a random drawing to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Oozak.Com or a store of your choice."

There's also a fun challenge blog for the magazine with fun prizes!  So hurry and get your entries in for the theme Christmas in July.   You will have the opportunity to win a prize from:

Our wonderful sponsor this challenge is:  Paper Temptress

$25.00 Gift Certificate

How wonderful is that!  I've colored an image from Stamp Fairy for this challenge using Copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the lights and Santa's nose, and Flower Soft to the hat:
Look forward to seeing your creation over at TTCRD Challenge Blog!!!