April 22, 2012
I made this card for the challenge over at Less is More, How Charming! Had to mimic a charm with this pretty Stampin' Up brad as I didn't have any actual charms in my craft supplies. I was so taken by Chrissie's card with the Cuttlebugged flowers and leaves that I went right out to my yard and created the background circle on my card the same way.
I watched a video by Chari Moss on A Blog Named Hero the other day about coloring with distress inks. Well, I love distress inks and have quite a few, so I gave it a try. Here's what happened: The Play Date Cafe and Moxie Fab World Tueday Trigger. Items used: Distress Inks, Blockhead sentiment stamp and Hero Arts butterfly stamp, pearls.
April 14, 2012
I discovered a new challenge blog, it's called Retro Sketches. I like sketch challenges and love the little hand-drawn sketches at this blog. Here's sketch #7: Graphics Fairy, lovely vintage images. Other items used: watercolor pencils, button, fiskars punch, design papers, Hero Arts birthday stamp.
April 12, 2012
I enjoyed making my card for this week's challenge over at Case Study. We are to case this lovely card by Laurie Schmidlin:
April 11, 2012
This stencil flower stamp by Hero Arts is without a doubt one of my recent favorites. Here's another card I put together using this pretty stamp. I like to paper-piece this particular stamp :)
April 8, 2012
I must admit, I like challenge blogs; they put my mind to work and get me outside my little box of creativity :) Well, there's a new challenge blog on the block called A Blog Named Hero. The goal is to have participants use Hero Arts stamps, papers, etc. I have many Hero Arts stamps, so I'll be visiting and participating in challenges at this blog often. The first challenge is to use your "favorite" Hero Arts stamp. Now, that isn't so easy as I have many favorite stamps; I chose to use this HA cling stencil flower stamp for the challenge as it is one of my favorites:
For this week's color challenge at Less is More we are to use 3 shades of green. Green just happens to be my favorite color, so I jumped right in and here's what I came up with:
April 7, 2012
Hats off to you is the challenge this week over at the City Crafter challenge blog. I knew right away which of my favorite stamps I would use for this challenge, it's Stampendous' Mod Hatter:
April 5, 2012
The pretty gingham ribbon and embossing on this Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge inspiration photo jumped out at me straight away:
April 1, 2012
This pretty inspiration photo is the trigger for the "lucky dip" challenge at Less is More this week.