The paper and stamp for this card are from the Simon Says Stamp May 2014 card kit. I have based this card on the challenge at CASE STUDY #188, where we get to case this fabulous card:I was inspired by the graphic stripes and banner, so that’s what I went with for my card. I colored in the sneakers and game controller with my copics in “boy” colors and tried to pick up a couple of colors from the papers.I will also pop this in the card kit gallery over at Simon Says Stamp…
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Yes, I am in a silly mood today. I couldn’t resist doing something a bit kooky and crazy with the April 2014 kit from SImon Says Stamp. The little bodies are light globes – I turned them upside down to make them more like little pears sitting together. I added google eyes – check out the his and hers eyes – so fun!! I then added a bit of stampin’ glitter to my light rays… I had fun with this and I hope it gives you a laugh!!
I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Monday Challenge which is Not so Mellow Yellow, the Keep it Simple challenge which is bright spark and putting it on the april card kit gallery at SSS.Thanks for stopping by : )
My poor little ones were sick last week, so I haven’t been able to get in my craft room for about a week. Finally they are well and back to school after a the long easter weekend break. Thankfully the washing machine broke down after they were sick, not during their sickness as that would have been messy and not fun : ) Hopefully that’ll get fixed tomorrow!!
Today I was having a look over the card challenges and found a few I’d like to enter. The Card Concept challenge was to use an umbrella and the theme at Addicted to CAS is “Far away”.I’ve used an inlaid die cut method here for the umbrella, so this section is not too bulky – I’d say this card is clean and simple, but with a little layering of the mats. I’ve used the color combo at the The Dynamic Duo challenge which is razzleberry, black and a touch of gold. I embossed some gold stars falling from the sky and embossed my sentiment in gold which gives it a far away kind of theme, plus the “miss you” sentiment makes me think of my family back in Australia… I also put a bit of wink of stella at the top of the umbrella so it looks like sprinkle dust from the stars… a little whimsical…
This was a fun and cute card to put together and would look great in any color theme (especially rainbow)… Anyway, thanks for stopping by.
I haven’t done any traditional scrapping for a few years now. I turned to Digital scrapping because it has been a lot easier to keep up to date (that being said, this is still from about 15 months ago, as I am slightly behind, but that is better than my traditional scrapping as that is about 5-6 years behind)… I generally do one or two scrap books for each year and have albums from 2006 when Xavier was born. I use Adobe Photoshop elements to put my pages together and My publisher to publish them and the books are AMAZING!! They do not have 12″ by 12″ books, so this is 15″ by 11.5″ and I actually really like this size. The beauty of digital scrapping is that I can fit a lot of photo’s on a page – I am not limited to the 4 by 6 photo size as I can make them as big or as little as I like – LOVE that option. Anyway, my page layout is based on the sketch at Feeling Sketchy this month.Thanks for checking it out…
One of the DT members (Laurel Beard) from Mama Elephant suggested I link up all my card creations to the ME challenge, but I cannot link more than one photo to a link, so I’m just reposting this card in another post – Hope you don’t mind… This was my play with watercolors – I love how it turned out and just love this mix of distress inks (tumbled glass, peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade).
Oooopppsss, here’s the inspiration photo – forgot to add it earlier!!
I have a few little cards to show you today using Mama Elephant stamps and I have used their inspiration photo from their April challenge.
With my first card I went for the layered look – these jars all create a bit of layering and dimension, so I have created a little scene on my round card. I used the cloud border from the landscape trio as a mask and used tumbled glass distress ink to create the clouds. I used the hill dies from the same set and also die cut these the same shape as my round card. I inked the back hill in green hills shadow ink just by putting the card stock into the ink pad and smooching it around a little. I used Mama Elephants Mojito for the front hill, with the same smooching technique : ). I rock and rolled with ME bubblegum and lollipop inks (which I learn’t in the True Scrap 2014 class today) on my egg. Coloured in the chick with copics and stamped the hello in ME Ocean ink. The just hatched stamp set have matching die cuts, so I used those!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!!The next card is a shaker card. These seem to be really popular and I love the little one by Laura Bassen in the DT inspiration (shaker cards were also in the True Scrap class today). I created two here. The first one I have used the plastic packaging from my stamp sets. No pop tape, I just stuck these two sheets together. I liked the glass jar and the soft muted greens and blues in the inspiration photo. So I used the confetti set to cut out hearts and confetti in a blue, pool and light green color and added a couple of tiny sequins. My little bear also moves in this one.For my second card, I cut out a circle frame and stamped my “i love you” sentiment in the frame. I used acetate for the window here. I mounted the frame on pop tape and stamped the panda bear onto my card stock. The bear doesn’t move, just my hearts and confetti..
And for my last card, I have been loving how Kristina Werner (see HERE) and other crafters have been creating distress watercolor backgrounds for their cards. I used tumbled glass, peacock feather and squeezed lemonade (kind of from the inspiration photo) – lots of water and just had a great time playing around until I was happy with the splotches of color. I then used the “Make a Wish” set and white embossed my sentiment. I tried to use a sparkly embossing powder to start with and that was a disaster, so I went back to white!!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed checking out my cards. Thanks for stopping by…