Monday, October 15, 2012

Midweek Squeeek for ATC Turn-arounds :-)

Hi all :-) I am back again with a reminder for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
The current theme is to make an ATC ( Artist Trading card, which measures 2 and a half by 3 and a half inches ) and make it into a card or somethin ,,,, :-)

We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge :-) 

 Simon Says Stamp, one lucky winner will have a fabulous $25 spree  !! :-)


the Sweet Stamp Store are sponsoring too so a fab $10 Gift Certificate to spend there too :-)


I used this very cute House Mouse image from an unmounted set from Joanna Sheen called  Singing Angels, the wood version is called  Along for the Ride  and is a little bit bigger.

I coloured with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky and Pumice stone DI. I tore some plain white card and embossed with a Sizzix snowfake folder, the paper is from a Memory Box Pixie pack and I added Star of Wonder stars and a punched Himalayan snowflake. I finished with oodles of stickles and a little Crystal glitter.
Thanks for looking :-) some of the DT have made lovely cards for this reminder so please hop on over to the challenge blog to see them :-)
Challenges :
Addicted to Stamps ,,,, Animal Friends
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ,,,, Snowflakes
Cupcake Craft ,,,, 2’s company
Totally Stampalicious ,,,, Christmas card/creation

Wise Wishes for Less is More Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you all had a lovely weekend :-)

This week on the Less is More Challenge Mandi and Chrissie are asking for one layer with wings :-)
As I have to post so many Christmas cards I think one layer is BRILL,,, cheaper to post ! so I got out my Wise Wishes stamp from Penny Black and inked it up :-)

I used a spellbinders label die to create an embossed frame and used a stamp positioner to get the image placement right, then stamped with Archival ink onto plain white card ,,,, mistake there ,,, I should have used watercolor paper :-/   I used Distress Markers to colour ,,, need more practise  ,,,, I didn’t want to use copics cos they would have shown through on the inside. I then smudged some light blue pan pastels over the background, then added oodles of Star Dust stickles, some crystal glitter, glossy accents and highlighted the cones with a galaxy marker.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I embossed this with clear EP

Thanks for looking ,,, going to go and practice colouring with those markers now ,,,,, :-)

Challenges :
Christmas Stampin' ,,,,, Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas ,,,,, Traditional ( red & green??)