Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Add Some *SPARKLE**

What girl wouldn't love this challenge! Actually, I think the card I made for this challenge from CCC Digi Creations would look great with a graduating guy too! Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring this week's fun challenge, so come play!

 
This Graduate Sassy image was cropped and enlarged. (I use Word program on my computer.) After I colored her with Copics, I cut the image out, ran it through my Xryon so it would be sticky and adhered to the background.
 
For the background, I used a white cardstock base. The sentiment image  from MFT Stamps is repeatedly stamped 4 times and was a snap to line up!    Yea!
I stamped it in black embossing ink then used an oldie-but-goodie EP I had that is black with rainbow glitter. Believe me, in real life, this card has *SPARKLE!**    You can see a little bit of it showed up in the right hand corner of the card.
 
COPIC COLORS: SKIN: E04, 21, 51, 50, R11. LIPS: RV56, 34, 32. EYES: B32, 23. HAIR: E44, 43, 31. CLOTHES: W3, 1, 0 AND 100, C9, 7, 5.
Thanks for looking and I hope you have time to play in this fun challenge this week!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sassy Sponsorship Challenge-St. Patrick's/Luck

(If you are looking for the monochromatic challenge post for Open-Minded Crafting, or DTBST #325 challenge; please scroll down one and two posts.)

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring another challenge this month and it is the St. Patrick's/Luck challenge by Open-Minded Crafting. There is a month to upload cards/projects with this theme, so come play with us!

My family does not really celebrate St. Patrick's Day, so I used the Luck side of the challenge with SSD image Surprise Proposal Sassy. I cropped it so she could be a large focus on my card. I also printed it out at 25% opacity so it would be a little lighter, as the bear actually has a ring tied onto his bow that I did not want to be a focal point. I used a " beary lucky" word sentiment from Create With TLC.

 
The image is colored with Copic markers. The background cardstock is the same blue color as her dress but is stamped in a fresh green color from Stampin' Up! ink and a Stampin' Up! background plaid image.
Copic colors: SKIN: E04, 21, 51, 50, R11. LIPS/RIBBON: RV56, 34, 32. DRESS/EYES: B23, 12, 37. HAIR: E49, 77, 43. BEAR: E53, 51, 33, 35. (37, 49 for his nose). BACKGROUND: YG23, 06, 03, 11, 00. I just kind of scribbled the colors on the background, keeping the dark close to the image, and the lightest around the words. I used the chisel end of the 11 and 00 markers to lay down more ink and blend colors slightly. Then I added in more dark where I wanted it to be.
 
Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you found this post useful and will come play in some challenges with us!



Sassy Studio Designs DTBST #324-Shades of Green

(If you are looking for this week's Open-Minded Crafting sponsorship challenge post, just scroll up!)
Here's my card made with the image given out during the discussion group for the last Star Wars release. I love the surprise in her face and hands!! LOL!

The image is called Birthday Surprise and was colored with Copic markers. BG 15, 32 pants; 99, 96, 93 ground; YG 41, 06 shirt; YG 41, 11 background; G7, 14, Y06, 38 candles; YG 11, E51, 53, 55, 57 cake.
Thanks for checking out my blog and come play on Facebook this week with any SSD image using the theme "Shades of Green".
(Sentiment is the birthday balloons from Clearly Besotted.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Monochromatic Challenge

This challenge at Crafting By Designs is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. 
The image I used is a SSD Friday Freebie image called Wednesday Sassy.   SSD has many fabulous images, check in the clickable link above! Also, every Friday SSD has a 24-hour freebie image in their Facebook group, a weekly blog challenge, as well as a free monthly progressive Facebook challenge! Come Play!
 
I used Copic markers in the BV family, mostly. I really like to have real skin tones on my people for a monochromatic challenge, so I used my artistic license a little bit here. I was also trying to find just the right sentiment for an everyday card that would not be too offensive...LOL! The sentiment is from Create with TLC and she has tons of great sentiments!
 
Thanks for checking out my blog, and here are my color choices: Skin: E04, 21, 51, 550, R11. Bear:  W5, 3, 1. Hair:100, W9, C7, BV01. Clothes: BV29, 25, 23, 20.
 
The background was quickly water colored with Dioxazine Violet and Payne's Gray. I did not use water color paper, so I watered down my colors and tried to quickly brush them on, adding the colors back and forth to get a look I wanted. I tried to keep it lighter by the sentiment. After this dried I pressed it flat under a few books for the night, then I adhered it to a dark purple cardstock that seemed to match pretty well. Good luck if you play!
 


Friday, March 4, 2016

FBF Strawberry Shortcake in SSD Style


Here's my card with this week's 24-hour Flash-Back Friday image!!


Every Friday the team will provide you with inspiration on a particular image. These images are ones that may have been forgotten about, need a little extra lovin, or just out of the vault for 24 hours! YOU CAN GET THIS IMAGE FREE!

 
All you have to do is join the SSD Facebook Fan Page; but this image will be available for 24 hours ONLY!

Also, every Thursday is a themed-blog challenge and a chance to win some digital images (SSD's blog ) - and there's also the monthly progressive challenge on Facebook! Come play!

My card is colored with Copic markers and the Reds/pinks are: RV 69, 29, 25, 23, 21, 000. Green: G19, 5, YG06.  White shading: W5, 3, 1. Background: BV00, 000, 0000.
Thanks for checking out my blog!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Last Flash back Friday for February! Bella Bride

This image is great for a bride! I paired her with a background from Make it Crafty because I thought the heart carved into the tree was perfect! Bella Bride is the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Freebie image for 24 hours this Friday! Go! Go! Go!
Sassy Studio Designs blog and shop link are here: here.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

30-Day Coloring Challenge

Kathy Rac, Thank you so much for featuring me in your Sunday Post!! It is a great honor! -and a great, happy surprise!!
I thought I better blog the pic you posted, LOL!
(I usually post to my Instagram account, so if you would like to follow my card-making designs, I can be found by: Jeannean Marshall).
Here are the cards



 

I used Kit & Clowder's 2nd Birthday Bash background freebie class to make the backgrounds on these cards; all colored with Copic Markers. Thanks for looking!
Jeannean ;)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tinker Sassy Flash back Friday Image Sassy Studio Designs

Here she is: Tinker Sassy is the Facebook 24-hour freebie for this week! Time to get your Disney on! Everyone needs some fairy dust, right?
Sassy Studio Designs Facebook page.         Sassy Studio Designs blog and shop link.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krop Weekend Cards!

What an inspiration the Krafty Krop has been to me! I pulled out all of my KKS images and had a stampin' party for one! The challenges got my mojo flowin'; thanks Kimmie for giving us a week to get our groove on!!
All my images were colored with Copic markers and mostly Stampin' Up! papers are used. Here are the cards I entered for the challenges. (All images and sentiments are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and they are rubber or clear stamps!)
Krop Challenge 1: Birthday (Everyone needs more birthday cards for our men, right!)
 
Krop Challenge 2: Paper Piecing (Dress and hair bow match the peach flag paper!)
 
Krop Challenge 3: Pink! (What could be better than a Pink Cadillac!?- Is the song in your head like it is in mine, Aretha Franklin style!)

Krop Challenge 4: Fussy Cutting (Graduation will be here before I know it!)

Krop Challenge 5: Flowers (I have loved this image from the moment I first saw it; can you believe this is the first time I used it!)
 
Thanks for checking out my post and cards!



 

 

Skater Sassy-Flashback Friday image/card

 
Here she is; free on Sassy Studio Designs Facebook page. -24 hours only and the countdown is on, so go grab her while you can!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Disney Fan, anyone?

Time for another Flash-Back Friday at Sassy Studio Designs! Here's my shaker card, hope I can give you some inspiration, or a chuckle or two!

This week I made a shaker card fit for a celebration!

Every Friday the team will provide you with inspiration on a particular image. These are images are ones that may have been forgotten about, need a little extra lovin, or out of the vault for 24 hours!
YOU CAN GET THIS IMAGE FREE! All you have to do is join the SSD Facebook Fan Page and it will be available for you to download for 24 hours ONLY!
The DT has put together some fabulous inspiration. Check SSD's blog to see all the makes!!
(Also, every Thursday is a challenge and a chance to win some digital images- and there's the monthly progressive challenge on Facebook! Come play!)

Card details: Colored with Copic markers: Balloons: 100, C7,3. Reds: R59, 46, 17. Pants: 100, C7, 5. Hair: E55, 53, 51. Eyes: E44, 21. Skin: E04, 21, 51, 50, R11.
Glossy Accents applied to balloons. Lesson learned during this episode: Heat gun does not remove fingerprints from glossy accents, it just makes it bubble....oh well, lesson learned...

Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine Honey-Sassy Studio Designs February Progressive Challenge

It's time for another Facebook challenge from Sassy Studio Designs!! This month's free image is Valentine Honey; I've cropped out some of the hearts and placed her on a background digi image from  Make It Crafty , to make a beachy scene.
 
This card is colored with Copics. Skin: E04, 11, 21, 51, 50, R11. Hair: E35, YR23, Y21. Lips: R56, RV34, 32. Eyes: BG73, 53, B00, W5, E49. Tree: E57, 55, 53. Leaves: G28, 24, 99, 20, YG67. Clouds; W3,1. Sky: B00, 0000. Beach: E53, 31, 30. Ocean: BG78, 57, 53, B00, BG000, E30. Swim Suit, hearts and birds: Signo White pigment ink pen.
 
There is practically the whole month to play along, and as long as you color the image up and post it onto the FB progressive challenge folder, you'll get the next month's image free also! See the actual challenge's simple rules and awesome prizes listed on their FB page! Come play!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

{DTBST #318) It is the day of the Dawning of Aquarius!

Here's my ode to all the February birthday's out there! The Sassy Studio Designs blog challenge this week is "It's all the Same: make a monochromatic project!
I am loving the colors on this one!!! Of course I wanted to do it in aquas for Aquarius, and I went a little toward the green end of monochromatic to give the image some more pop! I haven't quite mastered coloring skin tones in non-traditional colors, so I also used my artistic license there too, and went with my go-to colors. LOL!   The image can be found in the zodiac section of the shop; just scroll down the images until you see it.
 
Copic colors: Skin: E04, 21, 51, 50, R11. Lips: BG49, 15, 32, W5. Hair: BG 49, 15, YG11, W5. Eyes: W5, 100, BG49, 32, YG03. Background: BG32, YG11.
 
The image is partially cut with a rectangular die, with the image being fussy cut in the areas outside the rectangle. To do this, just place the die onto the image and lightly draw with a pencil where you want it to cut. Then fussy cut areas outside the pencil line. Now the die can be placed into the image; just put the cut out areas on top of the metal edge so they don't get cut off.
  The background panel is a 3-D embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. I was still trying to keep the theme; birthday, astrological signs, gemstone theory going...
 
Hope you will join the fun and give it a go. You don't need to use a SSD image to play along, but we love it when you do. Enter by next Wednesday night for your chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice.

There is some extra incentive for using a SSD image, 
you get to enter twice. So if you use one, make sure you
 link to your blog post and the second link can just be to your blog 
(it won't let you link to the same post twice). After your name, please put SSD, so we know why you are linking twice!
 


Thursday, January 21, 2016

{DTBST #317} Birthday Cake Sassy Style!

Welcome to another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday! This week's challenge is to use any image with 3 papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon... Here's my take with one of my favorite Sassy images. Just go to the birthday section of the shop and scroll down until you see it!
 

   The papers I used were from a coordinated paper pack; Colorbok-Homespun Collection. I wanted to paper-piece her dress, so I just shaded it with Copics (YR02, 01) and a gold metallic marker.
   Two buttons, which were die cut from the same paper pack and MFT button dies. These were cut 3 x on yellow cardstock and 1 x on patterned paper. I was originally going to have yellow buttons, but I wanted to tie in more of the aqua color.
   One ribbon; well, I am hoping between the gold embroidery floss and the ribbon on the image, this will count!
 ; )    It's all interpretive, right!?

Here's the Copic color list: Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, R20. Hair: (I am liking this combo!) Y28, 26, 21, E50. Eyes: 100, W5, BG15, 13, G00. Boots, lips, ribbon: W5, R27, 21, RV34, 32. (I love this combo too!!) Cake: E53, 51, 50, R21, BG15, 13, G00.

Hope you will join the fun and give it a go. You don't need to use a SSD image to play along, but we love it when you do. Enter by next Wednesday night for your chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice.
There is some extra incentive for using a SSD image, 
you get to enter twice. So if you use one, make sure you
 link to your blog post and the second link can just be to your blog 
(it won't let you link to the same post twice). After your name, please put SSD, so we know why you are linking twice!


Thanks for checking out my post and I hope I inspired you to get crafty!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Martini Sassy Anyone?

(Scroll down to see SSD DTBST #316 post, thanks!)

Hurry up fast and join Sassy Studio Designs Facebook page! The 24-hour freebie is this super-fun Martini Sassy! (If you miss out on the deal you can find her in the shop; just scroll down this section and you will find her.) But join the FB site for all the great inspiration, and every Friday- a new freebie!
Once again, I used Copic markers, and here's the list: Skin: E04, 51, 21, 50, R20. Lips: E15, 95, R02. Hair: E18, 15, 13, 08. Eyes: E18, 15, G21.Olives:YG99, 95, 91, R39, 27. Toothpicks: E35, 33, 53. Glass: G20. Dress, gloves, shoes: B32, 24, 45, 37 and clear Wink of Stella shimmer brush pen. Background: G21, 12.
 
The background word/hashtage piece was stamped with words from Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes set in Stampin' Up! Buckaroo Blue ink and the photo frame die is also SU! On Film set. (Ink and die set retired from SU!) The fishtail banner die is from My Favorite Things.
 
Thanks for looking on my blog, and grab this freebie while you can!