Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Challenge 10 Sample

Good Morning!

I hope this finds you well and in the mood for a little challenge! Oh what fun this sketch was to create from! I used the new 1 3/8" Curly the Snowman face from our new PK-480 Christmas Face Assortment package. I was sad to finish it.. which only happens when I am having fun creating something. I paper pieced this card with very simple shapes shown below.

Happy Crafting!

I made this card with the following supplies:
  • PC Holiday Paper (polkdot print)
  • Cardstock - lt. blue (1 1/2" squares), black (card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2") and white
  • Magic Scraps - Shaved Ice White (fluffy snow)
  • White Glue
  • Dew Drops Opaque White
  • Turquoise Gems - Self Stick Gems Darice
  • MS Snowflake Punch
  • Paint Supplies and Ink (right column)
  • Sticks that I found on my sidewalk :)
  • Ice Stickles - Crystal Ice (on the branches)
Ameicana Acrylics used:
Titanium White, Grey Sky, Graphite, Lamp Black, Spa Blue, Turquoise Blue, Desert Turquoise, Bright Orange, Tangelo Orange, Razzle Berry, Russet

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Challenge 08 and 09 Samples


Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for my delayed updates. It has been a long week while I was gone and then to come back and ATTEMPT to catch up has been - well.. busy!

This week's challenge was very simple. We had to make a card and incorporate a square, circle and star into the card. I had to scan my card because I had like zero time to take a pic and upload it on the other computer. This was just quicker. I put a piece of red cardstock behind it when I scanned it. It isn't part of the card.

The actual card is meant to be a note card or in this case, a "snote" card. It was a super duper quickie card. It is only 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" finished size.

I made this card with the following supplies:

  • PC Holiday Paper (Christmas tree print)
  • Scraps of various cardstock in red & olive green
  • 100lb Mohawk Neon White Cardstock for the actual card and for the snowman
  • PK-306 Snow Happy Snowman
  • Paint Supplies and Ink (right column)
  • Stickles: Diamond, Orange Peel and Yellow
  • Micron 01 Brown (traced over the branch arms and one side of the carrot nose & pipe)
  • Oh and my crop a dile 1/2" rounded corners.. I love that thing.. I hope to master it soon!

Americana Acrylics used:
Spa Blue, Winter Blue, Honey Brown, Santa Red, Tangelo Orange, Russet, Olive Green


I made this card with the following supplies:

  • Nana's Kids Cardstock - Polka Dot (JoAnn Fabric)
  • Lime Green cardstock oval is cut from a cardstock bundle (Sam's Club)
  • Scraps of various cardstock in Dk Olive Green, Yellow and Orange
  • 100lb Mohawk Neon White Cardstock
  • PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
  • PK-243 Potted Happy Flower Package
  • Paint Supplies and Ink (right column)
  • Dew Drops Pearl and Lt Blue
  • MS Scallop Punch
  • 3-D Dots

Americana Acrylics used:
Burnt Orange, Orange Twist, Russet, Razzle Berry, Spa Blue, Hauser Lt Green, Lt Avocado, Plantation Pine, Mustard Seed, Honey Brown, Titanium White, Purple Cow, Lavender, Diox. Purple.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 07 Sample

I made this card with:

I painted all of the elements to this card a while ago. The ghost and Boo were painted on a purple paper bag. The plastic tags (called 'start-ups) and buttons are available at Buttons Galore and More. I actually made a pattern packet with these and made pins out of them. I'm sorry to say that I don't have a paint list for you.

I found that if you want something to really appear white - paint it on a dark background, allowing some of the background color to show through - this will give you plenty of depth. Also, whenever you want to use acrylic paint to STAMP with, apply the paint + stamping medium directly to your stamp with a make-up sponge. I used this technique to stamp the ghost (in Titanium White) and the Boo (in Cadmium Yellow).

Have a great day everyone!