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This close-up picture shows the shine a bit better

Here is a card I created for the Holiday/Special Occasions Challenge over at Crafters Digital Art Center. The image is a free digital stamp made just for this challenge from Paperfacedesigns. The rules are pretty simple, use the digital image and add bling to create the card.

The image has a shine because I used Twinkling H20s to paint it. Watercolor paper along with the Twinkling H20s is what I used to paint the background paper. I love how the colors blend into each other to make a gradation of colors. I used a Quickie Glue Pen and Martha Stewart glitter on the sun rays, moon and squiggles on the boot. I added 5 rhinestones on the bottom right corner to add interest and also keep with the bling theme. I love how this card turned out if I do say so myself.


Digital image from paperfacedesigns
Happy Halloween stamp from Inkadinkado
Quickie Glue Pen
Martha Stewart Glitter – Onyx & Carnelian
Watercolor Paper from Strathmore
White & Black card stock from Stampin Up!
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Rhinestones from Target
Spellbinders Dies
Flower Soft Glue for ribbon
Dimensional Pop dots from SU

Check out the Crafters Digital Art Center for the challenge, digital image & rules.


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I decided to try another challenge over at the Crafters Digital Art Center. This particular one is a sketch challenge hosted by Stamp-n-Doodle. I chose a Halloween scene from Make It Crafty and knew in my mind’s eye how I wanted the card to look. I used a technique using Distress Inks & water along with masking to create the sinister looking sky around the moon. Pastels were used to color the moon and ground. Prismacolor pencils were my coloring method of choice for the fence. Wide black organdy ribbon was wrapped around on the left side and tied in a big bow at the top. Originally I thought about using my heat gun to shrivel up the edges of the ribbon, but I didn’t think it would tie in a bow the way I wanted it, so I left the ribbon as is.

Here’s the sketch:

Sketch Challenge Design

Here’s my take on that challenge:

Supplies used in this project:

Card stock from SU
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Halloween scene is a digital image from Make It Crafty
Ghost stamp from Stampabilities
Spider Web stamp from SU
Circles & Letter “B” cut from Coluzzle templates
Small oval punch from SU
Pastels – SU
Distress Ink
Prismacolor pencils
Purple Googly eyes from Michaels
Organdy ribbon SU

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This project was inspired by 2 things, first a free digital image I got from Birds Cards. Second, over at Unscripted Sketches they have a new sketch challenge #46. As soon as I saw the sketch I envisioned using the stained glass image from Bird’s Cards along with soft pastel colors for Easter. This is the result of those 2 inspirations.

The colors on this pictures are much more vibrant in person, blame the photographer (me) for the lack of photographic skills. The background of the card in person is a beautiful pale yellow. The ribbon that is woven is also a very pale yellow to match the background.

Supplies I used for this project are:

Various card stock
Free Digital Image from Birds Cards
Punch from Martha Stewart
Happy Easter Sentiment, Craft White Ink & Whisper White Embossing Powder from Stampin’ Up
Sketch Challenge #46 from Unscripted Sketches
Small self-adhesive pearls
Prismacolor Pencils
Krylon Gold Paint Pen
Glue Dots

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Here is one more thank you card I made. I was inspired by Karen’s Sketch Challenge for this card. I didn’t use the exact sketch she had on her blog, but I was inspired by her to use various papers for the background. I never thought to use multiple papers cut in strips for a background in this manner, so it was fun to see the card come together. The paper is from Scenic Route that I had in my stash. The stamp is from Sarah Kay and is called “My Sweet Lili”. I love Sarah Kay stamps and use them as often as I can in my cards. Prismacolor pencils were used for coloring the image and I highlighted the bows with Stickles. Don’t you just love Stickles? I bought 2 more colors yesterday and can’t wait to give them a whirl in my next projects.

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