Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman

Having a bit of fun with a bunch of challenges today.  Principally, the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#392).  While there may not be any snow here in my neck of the woods, there sure is a lot from where I came from…let’s go skating! My choices were influenced by:  Retro Rubber (#198), Four Seasons (January), ShoppingContinue reading “Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman”

Falling Snow – In the Pines

I should be getting ready for the Holidays – there is so much to do but I just want to play in the Studio. A card created with bits and bobs that were on my desk from previous projects for the Tic Tac Toe (#191) challenge and combining it with the Paper Player (#621) colorsContinue reading “Falling Snow – In the Pines”

Winter Noel

Welcome back!  Sunday rolls around and so do the deadlines. First up: Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#583), Color: Color Dare (#523) and Retro Rubber (#196) for Style, Tools, Technique and Embellishment. Additionally, Creative Creases (#46) as I made an Easel Card. Here is the result:  Steps: The decorated, stamped Easel Stop was adheredContinue reading “Winter Noel”

Joy to the World – Christmas Angel

Happy Sunday!  Amid the laundry chores I am sneaking in Studio time… This morning, I am playing with Retro Rubber (#195), Just Add Ink (#629) and Atlantic Heart (#498). Here is the result:  Steps: All the elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  The Angel Oval was popped up with Dimensionals.Continue reading “Joy to the World – Christmas Angel”

Happy Birthday to a Stand-Up Friend

Welcome back!  All set for class tonight, so I thought I would play with a few challenges… Inspiration and Neutral Color Palette: Just Us Girls (#655), Color Choices and Stamp Set: Retro Rubber (#194) and Sketch: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#579). Here is the result:  Steps: All the elements were adhered to the card baseContinue reading “Happy Birthday to a Stand-Up Friend”

Have Wheels, Will Travel – Thank You

Welcome back!  What a beautiful day…perfect for a ride…picking up some flowers to thank you for…   Playing with a variety of challenges for this card: Theme and Style: Paper Players (#613). Colors: Global Design Project (#365), Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#578) and as I used a retired stamp set or two,Continue reading “Have Wheels, Will Travel – Thank You”

Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Question for you…Chickens or Eggs, which comes first? My general approach to challenge(s) kind of works like this.  Often, I start with the colors.  That generally gives me a feel for a potential theme, if one is not suggested.  Next, usually comes the sketch.  How can I work those colors into that sketch? Continue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

Friendly Expressions – Thanks

Welcome back!  Another deadline… Playing with Retro Rubber (#192) and Freshly Made Sketches (#556). Here is the result:  Steps: All of the elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  Three small White Classic Mat Dots were added for interest. A very quick Thank You card.  Thanks for spending some more ofContinue reading “Friendly Expressions – Thanks”

Greeting Card Kids – Off to School

The Tuesday after Labor Day was always the first day back at school when I was growing up.  So, I am celebrating… Several challenges also have this theme: Make The Card (#62), Make My Monday (#182), If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (#172) along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch (#489).  I have also incorporatedContinue reading “Greeting Card Kids – Off to School”

Celebrate

Welcome back! I have never actually created an ATC (Artist Trading Card) before today.  It is a little art piece that measures (2½” x 3½”) and often supports a mixed media application.  It can be used as a stand-alone creation or subsequently added to a card base creating an interesting card.  Essentially, the size (2½”Continue reading “Celebrate”