Saturday, August 31, 2013

Retro and Funky

Happy Saturday,

I hope you will join us for CMC's new challenge Retro Fun, Funkify it Up. Our sponsor is Digi My World.

I used a flower chip board, cover it with paper and added the pom pom trim around the flower. The digi stamp are Jenna and records. I colored my image with Copic Marker using skin E000, E00, R20, C5; scarf, belt, socks BG10, BG11; dress and shoes RV10, RV13, RV21. I used a floral paper from my stash and cut them out to collage the back ground.  I added a music die, pearl bling star, twine and Tim Holtz charm. Now let's see what funky creation you come up with.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
Pumpkin Spice - #35 Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - #51 Anything Floral
Patti's Creations - #74 Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Iris Grace by Sweet Pea

Welcome to 7 Kids College Fund challenge - Markers featuring Sweet Pea Stamps.  Today I would like to share a canvas I made for my DT project. Yes, I am addicted to creating canvases. I created my flower with lace, matte finish, twinkling H20's and Silk Acrylic paint. I used the twinkling H20's and Precious Metal Effect Paint on the background and papers. I colored my image with Copic Markers -skin E000, E00, R20; hair E18, E25, E50; head covering BG10, BG11, V06, V12; flowers V09, V17, YR15; hummingbirds E40, E41, BG10, BG11. To complete my canvas I added resin embellishments, feathers, ribbon and trim.

Cryogen Paper
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
 Black Memento
Copic Markers

Blossom Resin Embellishments by Melissa Frances
One last look:

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - #27 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Lovely Lace

Beach Vacation for a Special Cat

Happy Wednesday,

I created this post card using new digital images Beach Chair Background and Beach Cat for Inky Impressions Challenge this week. I colored my image with Copic Markers and used a sharpie white marker to create the polka dots on the umbrella and beach ball. I used frantage on the background of my card. To create the 3-D sand I used Viva Stone Art. The sunglasses and the liquid in the glass were created using Liquid Glass. I hope I have inspired you today!

 Back of Card:

Here is a closer view:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - #101 Digi Days
LEJ Designs - #68 Holidays and Travel
Crazy 4 Challenges -C4C200

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Isn't She Lovely

Happy Saturday,

There is a chill in the air this morning... Fall is in the air. I am not ready for that but Mother Nature definitely has other plans.

Today I have created an altered canvas using a Prima Doll Stamp. I colored her with Copic - skin E000, E00 R20, Hair E18, E25, E50, Dress R000, R01, R02. I added shabby pink frantage to the bodice of her gown. On her headband I used glitter with some Gilded Mica. For the finishing touches on my doll I added a lace skirt, flower trim and belt with ribbon and black pearls. I painted the canvas with acrylic pant then stencil it with Viva Stone Art. To complete may canvas I added flower and white ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week. Karen

Cryogen Paper
Liquid Scrap Dots
Lorrena Mixed Mixed Media Doll Cling Stamp from Prima

Here is a few closer views:

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - #58 Anything Goes with Ribbons

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flower Power

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone had a great week! We have actually had 5 days straight with no rain. Yippee!

Today I would like to share with you how you can create this beautiful flower and give you some inspiration to use on your next Inky project. Are you ready? Ok let's head into my craftroom....

Here is how we get started. You will need lace, Twinkling H20's, Silk Acrylic Glaze, matte finish, paint brushes, craft matte, spray bottle with water and water to clean your brushes. I made my own pattern for my flower (this is my star flower). First, you will need to make your pattern then cut out your petals - five sizes and five of each size.

Before we begin to paint; you should have petals like below.
I chose two Twinkling H20's-1 light color -Plum Blossom - 1 dark color Snapdragon.
On my flower I wanted the center darker then lighter toward the edge of the flower. Your spray bottle of water is your best friend for this part of your creation. The more water the more you can blend. If you want your flower to be dark don't us as much water. 
Now to highlight the outer edge of my flower I used Silks Acrylic Glaze - Silver Bells. I would have preferred a darker color in the violet family but I just started building my collection. When the color is darker it is quite dramatic.
Before the next step you want to be sure your petals are completely dry. You can dry them with a heat gun or if you have time let them dry on their own. If you are in a more humid climate you will probably want to heat dry. After your petals are dry, I used an old brush to add the matte finish to each petal. Again dry completely. (you want to be sure you have an even coat of the finish - do not leave any clumps)
 Ok, now we are ready to create our flower. You will need a mini stapler and a 1" circle of a light-medium weight piece of cardboard.
 Ok, now pinch the bottom of each flower and staple. Do this to all the flowers. Stapling the flowers helps to keep their shape.

Once finished with the stapling see the nice shape that appears. I attached the large size to the bottom and alternate with the next size until you have finished your flower.
 Below is an example of my first row.
 To complete your flower you will want to add a button or an embellishment of your choice as the center of your flower. Glue the finishing touch and you have completed your first flower.

Below are a couple of Inky Stamps that would look spectacular with this flower. You could use the flower on the card with a sentiment or you could create an altered canvas. The possibilities are endless!
 I hope I have inspired you today. I will be away for a month. But join me in October as we create an altered canvas together. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining me in creating a lace flower!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tilda with Cross Necklace


I hope you will head over to CMC's challenge "Anything Goes". This challenge sponsor is Marker Pop.

I was very excited when I visited their site and found several collections of Magnolia papers. I used the Love Collection (rose and blue romance) on my card.

I inked my image on cryogen paper using black memento ink and colored her with Copic markers. Skin E000, E01, E11, R20; Dress, Shoes and bow B000, B01, B02, B06; Tights R000, R01; Flower R000, R01, R02, G94, G99. I used a sharpie paint marker to add the polka dots to her bow and tights. I lightly inked the edges of my paper with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.

To create my banner I used some chip board I had on hand and covered it with my DP. I added some Shabby White Frantage to add some sparkle to my design.

Below is a list of the other goodies I used on my cards:
Cherry Lynn Flourish Die
Magnolia  Doohickey Tag - So Wrapped Tilda Lace
Cheese Cloth

Don't forget to check the other DT's awesome creations. Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Simply Magnolia - Sketchy
Magnolia Licious - Lacey Lace
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's - Bingo (Ribbon/Lace, Diecuts, Tags)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August Inky Impressions New Digi Blog Hop

Welcome to Inky Impression's August blog hop! We are so glad you could join us.

If you arrived here from 
Julie Ann's blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. Be sure to comment on all blogs. One winner will be chosen at random for t
he whole digi release!! All comments need to be in by August 22nd and the winner will be posted on the challenge blog August 23rd. .

It was difficult for me to make a simple card. However, I believe the pink trim makes the flower come to life. I hope I inspired you today. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Here is what I used to create my card:

I colored the flower with Copic markers RV10, RV13, RV21, E41, E42, E43.  For the background I inked the edges and used some Shabby Pink Frantage. To accentuate the flower I used this beautiful trim. The paper is from Prima Fairy Collection. The butterfly die is from Cherry Lynn and I added an inky pearl on to the butterfly.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Key to my Heart

Happy Wednesday,

I can't believe August is just flying by. This week I made this vintage heart. I use a heart canvas with I painted with Viva silks, and Twinkling H20s. My hearts in the I used three different heart shaped dies, traced, and cut them out. 

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - #10  Lovely Lace

Things with Wings

Good Morning Inky Fans,

I hope you are all having a good week. Please join us over at Inky Impressions for our Things with Wings Challenge. Today I have used Spunky Scooter Lili. She doesn't have physical wings but on her scooter she flies like the  butterflies.  So come on over and don't miss out on the fun.

Here is what I used to create my card.
Inky Impressions Spunky Scooter Lili
Shabby Vintage Pink Frantage
Cryogen paper
Flowers, Cheese cloth, bling, tulle
Marianne Dies - Fence, bird, birdhouse
Cherry Lynn - Large Butterfly, Large Flourish
Magnolia  Doohickey Tag - So Wrapped Tilda Lace
Bunny Zoe Paper
Copic Markers- Skin E000,E00, R20; Hair E50, E51, E53; Shorts and Sneakers B63, B66, Sweatshirt and Visor R21, R32; the black and grey are C00, C01, C03, C05.
I used a pink spika pen on the scooter and red for the flower on her visor and on her shoes

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Joanna Sheena - Embossing, Dry or Heat
One Stop Craft - #238 Pastel Colours
Glitter Sparkle - #45 Summer Holiday/Summer

Sunday, August 11, 2013

You're My Best Friend


I am excited to be applying for the Elphine House DT Call. I just love Elisabeth Bell stamps. I am slowly adding to my collection. The image below is one of my favorites. How cute is she? She is Twinkle Toes Gum Nut Fairy; so happy and carefree.

I stamped my image on Cryogen paper using black Memento ink.  I colored her with Copic markers. I used for her skin E000, E00, R20, R01; hair E50, E51, E53; dress and flower V05, V06, V12; hat G20, G40. I used a white fine glitter for her wings, to highlight the flower, hat and skirt of her dress. I distressed all the edges of my paper with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

Here is a list of the other goodies I used:
Magnolia Doohickey Dies: So Wrapped Tilda Lace Tag, Floral Swirl Corner, Scalloped Stitched Lace
Cherry Lynn Die - Flourish
Marianne Dies - Hearts
Magnolia Paper
Shabby White Frantage
Flowers, flower trim, pearls, ribbon, feathers
Tim Holtz - Distress ink Milled Lavender
Liquid Pearls

One last look!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Bingo (Embossing -Frantage, Pearls, Distressing -Mulled Lavender)
Bearly Mine - #98 Tic Tac Toe (Hearts, Die Cuts, Flowers)
Brown Sugar - #54 Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge - #156 Favorite Embellishments - Flowers, ribbon, pearls
Elphine House - #50 "Distressing"

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Vintage Canvas for a Man

Welcome to 7 Kids College Store Blog! August is just flying by; I do not want summer to be over.

Today I would like to share a vintage canvas I made using a burlap canvas.  It was definitely different to use the burlap but I enjoyed it working with the canvas. I don't usually create many masculine projects so this was a little of a challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Below are the products I used that you can purchase in The 7 Kids College Store.

Here is a closer view;

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends - #177 Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - #19 Anything Goes

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A new canvas and candy winners


Today I would like to share my latest canvas. I love creating them. This one is in the latest publication Through the Craftroom Door. I have listed on the products I used in the magazine. So hop on over and take a peek.

I just love Magnolia Doohickey Dies. The tags are so versatile. You can purchase Tilda Tag and Vintage Tag over at the Magnolia-Licious Store.

I decided to add another candy. So onto the winners.

Diane J - Blog post candy
Julie P - $10.00 gift certificate a Wild Orchid

Ladies please contact me to claim your candy! Thank you to everyone who entered and became a new follower.

Here are some closer views of my canvas.

 I made my flower out of lace.

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody - #26  Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - #59 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - #56 Anything Goes

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Christmas in August

Happy Saturday,

I can't believe it is already August. The summer is flying by. Here is my third Christmas card who knows I may be ahead of myself this year. Today we welcome 5 new DT members. Be sure to stop by and visit their beautiful creations.

We have a new challenge over at CMC "Pink". I chose Christmas Tilda with Cat to create my card.
I stamped my image with Memento Black Ink. She was colored with Copic markers. Skin E000, E00, R20; Hair and Cat E50, E51, E53, R20, Dress and Socks R21, R32, R37, R39; Shoes C00, C01, C03. I used a sharpie paint marker to create the polka dots on her dress. To the sign she is holding I added Shabby White Frantage.

Here is a list of the other goodies I used for my card:
Magnolia Stamps - Christmas Tilda with Cat and inside Magnolia Christmas Sentiment
Prima Post Card Stamp
Memory Box Christmas Tree
Marianne Snowflake Die
Shabby White Frantage
Distress Ink
Lots of Flower

Take a peek at some different photos of the card.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Totally Tilda - #77 Christmas Bingo (ribbon and  lace, snowflake die, glitter and sparkle and Magnolia Christmas Sentiment, ribbon and  lace, snowflake die; and any embossing,snowflake die, pearls)
Midweek Magnolias- #70 Fancy Folds
Tilda's Town - #64 Add a Technique (Frantage)
2 Sisters Challenge - #155 Anything Goes