Posts tagged ‘Ladybug Crafts’

November 23, 2014

Paper craft project no. 305: Smile


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.

Thanks for stopping by!


October 8, 2014

Paper craft project no. 280: Thanks mixed media card

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It’s time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges. This time around, we’re doing CASE with Your Own Twist. We CASE a card by our featured designer and then put our own twist — it’s that simple. This time around, we’re CASE-ing a card by the awesome Heather Telford! Heather is one of my favorite card-makers. In fact, she’s one of the first card-makers I started following when I started my blog over a year ago. Below is Heather’s beautiful card. Check out the blog to see what the rest of the Time Out girls created for this challenge. We have the lovely Carol of Just Me: C as our guest designer.

Below is Heather’s beautiful card that the Time Out girls CASEd for this challenge:

Looking at Heather’s card, I’m guessing she used the watercolor stamping technique for the leaves — wet-on-wet and then stamping again once the previous layers are dry — and then sponging ink over the area. So I was inspired to create a similar card with an autumn feel and doing some watercolor stamping and layering. I used Memento inks, Distress inks, and VersaMagic chalk inks for stamping. I gave it my own twist by adding a couple other media: Brusho powders and Inktense blocks. Instead of a die-cut sentiment, I went with a stamped one.

On watercolor paper, I watercolored different Distress inks (mustard seed, barn door, spiced marmalade, faded jeans, and broken china). Next, I stamped some leaves (from the upcoming Trendy Leaves set by STAMPlorations) in Memento inks, first spritzing with water before stamping to get a painted/watercolor effect. Once the first layer of leaves is dry, I stamped over them again (without spritzing water) slightly offset. I sprinkled some Brusho powders over the area, sprayed a bit more with water and then tilted the panel to spread the colors. Stamped the leaves again until I was happy with the look. I stamped the sentiment in black and then took the red and orange Inktense blocks to create spatters. I matted the panel on green textured card stock before mounting it on my card base.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: Crafting Musketeers Challenge #18 – Autumn Colors; Ladybug Crafts October Challenge – Autumn and/or Halloween; Shopping Our Stash #172 – Fall/Autumn Colors; Addicted to Stamps and More #116 – Anything Goes; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Use Watercolors; and Cards in Envy – Autumn Leaves Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


July 2, 2014

Paper craft project no. 214: Hello sunshine one layer card [with video tutorial]

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 It’s time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges! This fortnight, we’re doing Inspired by Words, and we’d love to see projects inspired by this phrase: fun in the sun. Take your cue from the phrase. You can also focus on either “fun” or “sun”. Do word associations. We’d love to see your take and how the phrase has inspired you! We’re also joined by the super talented Carol of Just me: C. You’ve got to see her project! Do also check out the awesome projects that my lovely team mates created.

As for my project, I decided to create a one layer card that’s bright and cheery, so I went with shades of yellow. I also used an artsy sunflower stamp (another flower I’d illustrated and turned into a stamp, which will be available from STAMPlorations this August). I stamped it in coffee archival ink (Ranger) and loosely watercolored it with mustard seed and scattered straw distress inks. I spattered blue and yellow Inktense blocks before stamping my sentiment (from the Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments set) in Memento tuxedo black. I also adhered the “hello sunshine” transparent border (We’ve Got Your Sticker/Hello from SRM Stickers) along the column of sunflowers. I finished the card by drawing a simple black border. Done!

Wait…I have a video tutorial for this too. It’s very short (3 minutes, 44 seconds) — in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart, just like my other videos. (YouTube takes a while to add the music to my videos so if you don’t hear Mozart, you know why.)

Watch the YouTube video tutorial HERE

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I’d like to enter my card to the following fun challenges: Flat Friends Challenge #22 – One Layer Cards; Ladybug Crafts – Summer Flowers; Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes; and Vintage Stamping Challenges #21 – Summer Blooms.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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