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!