December 7, 2014
Happy Sunday! I’m starting off the week with my project for 613 Avenue Create. It’s anything goes but we’ve got an optional twist: create your own challenge with our chart. I don’t do so well with this kind of twist, but surprisingly, I was able to create a card using at least 1 item from every column — image, sentiment, glossy accents, flowers, and burlap/ribbon :o)
To make my card, I stamped a newsprint background stamp (Hero Arts) in coffee archival ink on white cardstock panel. Then I inked up an embossing folder with Distress inks, spritzed it with water, and placed the panel inside it to transfer the ink. (I recently did a photo tutorial using this fun technique and you’ll find it here.) I sponged Distress inks on the panel, ran my TH distressing tool along the edges, and inked it up with coffee archival ink. I added a strip of burlap ribbon on to one side before adhering the panel on my card base. For the main image, I used an image from our sponsor, Digital Delights, and used Japanese watercolor brush pens to color. I stamped my sentiment in black ink and added glossy accents on the word “Live.” And my card is done. I hope you’ll come check out the beautiful projects my teammates created this week and play along too! We’d love to see you in the ‘hood! :o)
Linking up my card to these fun challenges: (1) Sister Act Card Challenge #86 – Anything Goes and (2) Word Art Wednesday #161 – Anything Goes.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
November 23, 2014
It’s a brand new week at 613 Avenue Create. As always, our challenge are Anything Goes with the optional twist. This time, the twist is to use subway art. We have two fab sponsors: Lacy Sunshine and Beansie Doodles. For my project, I used the cute Christmas Boo image from Lacy Sunshine. I decided to use her in a non-Christmas card and so I colored her in non-Christmas colors as well :o) I printed the image on cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir and Chameleon alcohol markers, and fussy cut. On my card base, I stamped the bold sentiment in different chalk inks before adhering the image in the center. I hope you’ll come check out the awesome projects that my teammates created, and then join us this week :o)
I’d like to link up my card to the following fun challenges: (1) Send A Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes 4 Kids; (2) Ladybug Crafts – Bright Colors; and (3) A Crafty Mess #1 – Anything Goes.
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November 16, 2014
Hello! Popping by to share a card I made for the current challenge at 613 Avenue Create. It’s anything goes with the optional twist to use “hello” in any language — because it’s World Hello Day on November 21 :o)
To create my hello card, I stamped a newspaper background on a cardstock panel. I inked up a Sizzix embossing folder with Distress inks, gave it a light spritz of water, and then placed the panel in the folder to transfer the ink. After the panel dried, I sponged Distress inks all over. On pre-cut diecuts, I stamped the daisies three times, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and adhered them to my panel. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the panel to the card base. And the card is done.
Linking up my card to the following fun challenges: (1) Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – Anything Goes; (2) Addicted to Stamps and More #121 – Anything Goes; and (3) Sisters of Craft – Anything Goes.
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Supplies: (Stamps) Boxed Blooms, Bloom Sketches – STAMPlorations, Newspaper Background – Hero Arts; (Ink) Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk – Memento/Tsukineko, Distress inks [Chipped Sapphire, Broken China], Jet Black Archival ink – Ranger; (Markers) Spectrum Noir alcohol markers [CT4, GB5, CG2, DG4, GB10, EB5], white PITT artist pen – Faber-Castell; (Other) Embossing folder – Sizzix; (Paper) 100-lb classic white premium heavy cardstock
October 12, 2014
Hello! It’s time for a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create! It’s Anything Goes this week with the optional twist of CAS. We’ve got two awesome sponsors: Melonheadz Illustrations and The Stamping Boutique. Stop by our neighborhood to see the beautiful projects my teammates created. We’d love for you to come play with us as well!
I created a fun CAS autumn card using a couple of images by Melonheadz (The basket of apples and “autumn” are from the Season Fall Deluxe bundle). I printed the images, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers (and used my white PITT artist pen to add some highlights), and fussy cut them out. On my card base, I stamped the leaves (from the soon-to-be-released Trendy Leaves set by STAMPlorations) in Memento inks (Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter’s Clay, and Morocco) and the bold “hello” in Memento Tuxedo Black then mounted my images using foam tape. I finished the card by rounding the two bottom corners. (I’ve found that I just cannot live without my corner rounder punch!)
Hooking up my card to these fun challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #3); Happy Little Stampers October Sketch; and Crafting at the Weekend #6 – Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by!
September 28, 2014
Popping by to share my project for this week’s challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. It’s Anything Goes with the optional twist to use a heart. We have two awesome sponsors this week: Lacy Sunshine and Oak Pond Creations. Come stop by the blog to see the fun projects my teammates created!
For my project, I used a delightful image called Eleanor hippie chick from Lacy Sunshine. I gotta tell ya, I’m totally diggin’ this ’60s girl — right up my alley. She was super fun to color with my Spectrum Noir markers. I figured a colorful, psychedelic background is perfect for my hippie chick so I sprinkled different Brusho colors onto mixed media paper, spritzed with water to activate the colors, and then laid a 4″ by 5.25″ white card stock panel over. I dried the panel with my heat gun and then I sponged yellow PanPastel over the area. Stamped some hearts along the bottom, added some fun stickers at the top, and mounted it onto my card base. I used foam tape to adhere Eleanor, after I’d fussy cut her. This is one of those cards that I ended up falling in love with afterwards because it was so cool ;o)
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September 14, 2014
It’s Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create! We have Rick St. Dennis sponsoring us once again. My teammates and I hope you’ll join us there and share your awesome projects! You can’t go wrong when the challenge is anything goes :o)
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