Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Little Gloss

We have a new challenge on Scrappy Frogs and it is to use some kind of glossy or glassy accent on your project. I decided to use a couple of different glosses on my project. I started with this adorable Tilda image Tilda in Spring Rain. I colored Tilda with copic markers and then started adding the gloss.

I added some Sakura crystal lacquer to her umbrella and boots. This product has color in it already, you can see where I also added it to the rain drops falling down. Then I took my liquid glass and added that to the other elements like the fence, the puddle, and her raincoat. Here is a close up of the gloss on the fence, raincoat, and the puddle.

I also added a little gloss to the paper flowers to look like dew. When it was time to put the card together, I needed a sketch, so I went to Friday Sketchers and followed their sketch.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Picnic Time

Our next challenge on Cricutters Anonymous is to create a picnic inspired project. I cut some

cute picnic looking shapes and added them to a stair step card to show them off. If you are unfamiliar with stair step cards, you can check out the awesome tutorial over on Splitcoast. I also colored the cute little Bildmalarna stamp Tossa with Flower and added her so that she could enjoy the picnic.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Snow White Tilda

The new Magnolia Fairytale collection stamps are adorable!!! I received my spring kit and I love every one of them. If you haven't seen them all, you need to check them out here. I made this card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week. Here is a picture of the sketchAnd here is a picture of the card I made. I used the new Tilda with Apple stamp and because of her resemblance to Snow White, I colored her to look like Snow White.

This is the first time I have ever colored black hair. I had to practice a little, but in the end I think it turned out ok. I stamped the Tilda first, then masked her and stamped the background. I used Basic Grey June Bug paper and added a bow I made using my bow easy.

Monday, April 19, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Ok, I know it's not May yet so we don't really have the flowers, but we sure have had the Apriil showers this week. I decided to make a flowery Tilda card to get my mind off of the rain. I have had these flower soft toppers for a little while, but hadn't used them. I thought the flowers
in the topper would be a perfect match with the flowers that Bridesmaid Tilda is holding in her hand. The toppers are easy to assemble. There are 3 layers the first layer is the entire scene,

then you but the curtains and the windows popped up from that layer. Next you pop the curtains and the valance up at the top up from the window layer. This makes a very nice dimensional scene for your Tilda. I put flower soft on several sections of the picture with flowers in it. On the top section of the flowers I just used the delphinium blue flower soft, but on the bottom 2 sections, I mixed all the flower soft (delphinium blue, summer, heather, and autumn) together to make a nice wild flower looking mixture. I colored my Tilda with copic markers.
Dress RV00, RV02, V000, V01
Hair E35, YR23, Y21
Shoes E35 E33
Flower Stems YG63
Skin, E02, E00, E000, E0000, YR000, R20
I attached Tilda to one of the curtains and put some flower soft on the bouquet in her hand. Then I added the sentiment Best Wishes (also from the flower soft topper) and a rose I made with my sizzix 3D flower die. I cut the rose in white paper and then sprayed it with a combination of black cherry glimmer mist and cotton candy shimmerz spritz. This particular flower is the larger one with the smaller flower in the middle.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mimosa and her Mushroom

Our new challenge on Bildmalarna blog is to create a shape card. It doesn't have to be any shape in particular, just not square or rectangle. I decided to make my card in the shape of a mushroom. This mushroom is cut from the Tinkerbell and Friends cricut cartridge.

I decided to place Mimosa Sitting under the mushroom. I have colored her with my copic markers to match the retro colors of the patterned paper that I used. Since Mimosa's sweet little face always brings a smile to my face, I decided to go with smile as my sentiment. I stamped it on green cardstock and cut it out and matted it with my oval nestabilities.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cricutters Anonymous- April Showers

The current challenge over on Cricutters Anonymous is to create a project inspired by Spring. I decided to use the adorable new cartridge Give a Hoot and make something with the sweet little

deer cut. I cut the deer smelling the flower from Give a Hoot and matted it on some pale turquoise paper. I then cut a couple of the tulips in grass from Create a Critter (this cartridge is full of great stuff). The deer and the flowers didn't really stretch across the front of the card, so I cut a few pieces of grass from the Easter cartridge as well. I then popped the deer up from the card to give it a little dimension. I covered the front of the card in some beautiful pale blue houndstooth paper and then added a few clouds from Create a Critter and the sun from Doodlecharms. I made this an easel card and I needed something to catch it when the card stands open, so I cut the word spring from the Easter mini cartridge and and popped it up with some pop dots. The pattern paper I used (with the exception of the houndstooth) is from the new Basic Grey collection called Kioshi. I hope you have enjoyed my spring card and we would love for you to join in our challenge.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Tilda Scene

Our current challenge on the Magnolia Stamp Lovers blog is to create a scene using at least one Magnolia image. For my scene, I actually used three different Magnolia stamps and a process called masking which you may or may not be familiar with. I stamped my first image, Honey Tilda,

twice once on my neenah cardstock and once on a post it note. I then cut the image on the post it note out and stuck it directly on top of the image stamped on the cardstock. Then, I stamped my next image, Spring Fence, twice also. The first time I stamped it do that it was positioned so that Honey Tilda was sitting on the fence. I then stamped the fence on the posit note, cut it out, and placed it on top of the first stamped image. Now for my final image. I used a Magnolia flower image and stamped that on both sides of the fence. I then removed the masks and my scene was created! I colored the images in with my copic markers. I used paper from the Basic Grey Origins pack for my background paper. I made some paper flowers using the new Sizzix 3D flower die. You can create your own flowers out of papers that match your project so that you always have a flower that is just the right size. I made one of the larger flowers and two of the smaller ones. I put some branches cut with the Martha Stewart branch punch behind them. I used my just rite small alphabet to create the sentiment.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cricutters Anonymous- All in the Family

The current challenge on Cricutters Anonymous is to create a gift for someone in your family. I created this adorable little shadow box for my daughter to hang in her bathroom. She is

definitely a mini power shopper! I cut the store from My Community on blackout. I cut a window from the Christmas Noel cartridge and popped that out so that I could hang clothes in the window. The outfits are from the Paisley cartridge as well as the name of the store- Chic and the shop till you drop phrase. I added some frilly pink marabou to the top and a little pink and black flower with a pearl in the middle for some extra pizazz.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tilda in purple

Our newest challenge over on Magnolia Stamp Lovers is to create a project using the color purple and a Magnolia image. The winner will receive either a free stamp from or a gift certificate in the amount of the stamp (international winners). I don't use a lot of purple in my projects, so this was somewhat of a challenge for me.

I decided to use Princess Tilda and color her dress in a variety of purple shades with some pink accents. I found this adorable castle background stamp on My Graphico and knew it would be the perfect background for this princess. What princess wouldn't want to live in a beautiful pink and green castle? I added a bow made with my bow easy and some purple roses to finish the card off.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Design team Challenge

The Stamping Scrapping Design Teams are having a little friendly competition. We need you to go to the blog and vote on what you think is the most creative, the best card, and the best thinking outside the box. I decided to use the card I made for the challenge with embossing, flowers, and a Bildmalarna image on it. on it. I used the super cute Mimosa with cupcakes stamp, always a favorite.

I thought Mimosa would need a place to buy her cupcakes, so I put her in front of a cake shop. I got this stamp from Squigglefly. It is actually a set of 6 different shops (digital). I printed it once on my neenah cardstock and once on a piece of Basic Grey pattern paper. The paper I used is from the Two Scoops pack. I cut the awnings from the pattern paper and pieced it into the stamp. The colors I used are R20 and R22, G02 and G00 and Y02. For the embossing I used my cuttlebug and a plaid folder to match the plaid in the paper. I then added my favorite new embellishment- Prima mini roses. The sentiment was stamped with just rite and then cut out with a nestabilitie.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Some new challenges

Our current challenge on Bildmalarna blog is to create an easel card. These cards look great and are super easy to make. You should be able to find directions on splitcoast or anywhere on the web if you google easel card. I was going to try and give directions here, but what I typed was confusing even me and I just made the card so I think it's better to leave that kind of stuff to the professionals. This card is also my Scrappy Frogs entry. The Scrappy Frog challenge was to choose 3 elements from the list provided on your project. I have used embossing, lace, and plaid on my project.

Now on to my card, I used a piece of beautiful turquoise cardstock as my base. I added some paper I found in my scrap pile I think it is from My Mind's Eye. For my image I chose this adorable little Mimosa on the bench stamp, I cut the image out with my oval nestabilitie and matted it with the scalloped oval. I used the following copic colors to color the image- dress R05, R02, YG03, YG00, flower bag BG 13 and BG 10, flowers YR16 and Y02, skin E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, hair YR 23, E35, Y21. To decorate the outside of the card, I added some prima roses. One of them was kind of an off white color, so I added some chalk to turn it an orangey color so it would blend in with the card better. On the inside I added the sentiment, Spring, some lace, and a flower I made with a spellbinders die. So if you would like to join either challenge or both like I did, get started on your project!!!