Thursday, October 30, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #98

Happy Halloween Eve! =) It's also a Thursday and that means there is a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


And here is my interpretation.


Yes, you know I had to alter it a bit! =)


The trees and fox are from Lawn Fawn's Joy to the Woods set. They are colored with Copic markers on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then fussy cut out. There is a coordinate die set that goes with this stamp set if you are not big in fussy cutting. =)


The sentiment and ornaments are from the same stamp set as well. After "hanging" the ornaments under the sentiment, I covered them with a thick layer of Glossy Accents for a little texture. The snowy ground is covered with a thin layer of Star Dust Stickles for fabulousness. =)

That's all I have. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this sketch and all the challenge details over at CAS(E) This Sketch! I am looking forward to seeing what you make! =)

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Lawn Fawn
dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
accents: (Glossy Accents, Star Dust Stickles) Ranger Industries
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Mr. Fox: C1, C00, 0, E09, E08, R08, R05, E59, E57
trees: E59, E57, E55
ornaments: Y28, Y26, Y21, BG13, BG23, BG11, BG10, R37, R35, R22, C1, C00
snow: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 5 3/8" x 3 3/4"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Charming Winter


Hello, everyone! It's release day over at Purple Onion Designs! It's a new holiday/winter collection from the amazing Stacey Yacula called A Charming Winter. Michele is offering the entire collection (16 images) and three bonus sentiments for a discounted price of $75 until November 5th. Don't forget to check them out here! I have two cards to share with you today.


First up is the adorable Walter! He is a little skating penguin (or penwig or pengling). Seriously, how can you resist this little cutie! =)


I paired Walter with Carolyn Draws JOY.  =) The images are stamped on a PTI Rustic White card base and colored with Copic markers.


Glossy Accents was added to the letters J and Y for a little texture.


I combined Snow Cabin and Dusting of Snow on my second card to create the scene.


The images are stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. Rock Candy Distress Stickles was added to the snowbanks for a bit of subtle shine.


The sentiment die is from Christmas Words 2 die set by Paper Smooches and it's also coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

That's all from me. Don't forget to check out the new collection here and find out what the other design team members created using the new stamps over at Purple Onion Designs Blog! =)

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
for the "Walter Joy" card:

cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
accents: (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
Copics used:
Walter: C3, C1, C00, 0, BV29, BV25, BV23, RV0000, Y18, Y08
hat: R37, R17, R14, C3, C1, C00, 0
skates: C5, C3, C1
scarf, J, Y: R37, R17, R14
shadows: W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

for the "Snow Cabin Season's Greetings" card:

cardstock: (Enchanted Evening, kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
color medium: (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) ZIG
accent: (Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
die: (Christmas Words 2) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 5 3/8" x 3 3/4"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Winner!

Hi, all! I have politely asked Mr. Random.org to pick a winner for my Getting to Know Me Blog Hop candy winner, and here is his verdict.

The winner is Lisa Lara! Congratulations, Lisa! I already emailed you. =)

Thanks to all that stopped by and left me some love. You are truly the bestest and I can't thank you enough! =)

hugs,
alice

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Draft Challenge

Happy Sunday, all! It's time for a new challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog!


It's a new Designer Draft challenge this week! Here is the sketch.

Create a card using Paper Smooches stamps and dies based on the sketch for a chance to win! Here is my take on the sketch.


I have to admit that I struggled a bit with this one, but in the end it came out okay! =)


I used stamps from the fun Kitschy Kitchen set on the die cut Frame 1 label and Thanks Word die to create the focal point. The patterned paper is from Studio Calico's South of Market 6x6 Paper Pad. The die cut thanks is coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles for a subtle shine.

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge by clicking on the links below.


  • Alice ---- That's me! =)


  • Angeline


  • Erin


  • Jenny


  • Savannah


  • You have until November 8th 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please visit Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! I can't wait to see what you create! =)

    Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: (Kitschy Kitchen) Paper Smooches
    patterned paper: Studio Calico
    dye inks: (Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse) Papertrye Ink, (Lemon Yellow) Hero Arts, (Mint) Simon Says Stamp
    accent: (Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
    dies: (Frame 1, Thanks Word, Borders 1) Paper Smooches
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft, (Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Papertrey Ink October 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

    Happy Weekend, my friends! It's been a while since I have taken part in Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop challenge, I thought I'd give it a try this time. =)


    We were to pick a non-traditional color schemes provided and this is the one that I picked. Here is my card.


    I was itching to try my little paws on the fabulous Tinsel & Tags die set from October's MakeIt Market Kit. This was really fun to make! =)


    The window was cut using the snowfall backdrop die from the die set. I then used the colors on constructing the scene and put it in the window.


    Rock Candy Distress Stickles was added to the snowy banks for a little texture and sparkle.

    That's all for now. You can find all the links to the blog hop participants here! =)

    Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Rustic White, New Leaf, Limeade Ice) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: (Tinsel &Tags) Papertrey Ink
    dye inks: (Canyon Clay, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise) Papertrey Ink
    accent: (Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
    dies: (Tinsel & Tags) Papertrey Ink
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    CAS(E) This Sketch #97

    Hello, every one! It's time for a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


    Here is my take on it.


    I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counter clock wise and once again, added a little personal touch. =)


    The handsome dragon that I used is called Fiery Dragon from Make It Crafty. He is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed and partial fussy cut to fit my design.


    The patterned paper is from BoBunny's Lemonade Stand 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment is from Spectrum set by Paper Smooches.

    That's all for now. Don't forget to find out how the other designers interpreted this week's sketch and all the challenge details at CAS(E) This Sketch! I can't wait to see what you come up with! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
    digital stamp: Make It Crafty
    clear stamp: (sentiment) Paper Smooches
    patterned paper: BoBunny
    dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    accents: (orange, green enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    Mr. Dragon: BG49, BG57, BG45, BG53, YG17, YG23, YG03, Y13, V17, V15, V12
    fire: R08, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y08, Y06
    card size: 5 1/2" x 3 7/8"

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Getting to Know Me Blog Hop & a little giveaway

    Happy Monday, my friends! =) I was tagged by the super awesome Lucy Abrams to be part of the "Getting to Know Me Blog Hop," so here we go! =)

    1. What creative projects are you currently working on?
    I am trying to come up with a card for Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop Challenge. And to be honest, I am a little stuck! =) So I am going to walk away from it for a bit and I'll probably work on some cards for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine's current calls and see how that goes.

    2. What inspires your designs?
    Most of the time the stamps/images themselves inspire me. There is usually a rough idea formed as soon as I saw the stamps/images. Or if I stare at a stamp set long enough, ideas usually come. LOL! =) Pinterest is also an awesome source of inspiration and I am totally addict to it!

    3. What method/process (if applicable) do you apply to each of your creative projects, and how long does each project take to complete?
    Since I love working with stamps/images that I can color, the stamp/image itself usually takes the center stage then everything else sort of fall into places. The stamp/image usually gets to be stamped first, after it's colored, I design the rest around it. I do try to be more flexible just so that I can make my designs more interesting.

    For instance, here is an image coloring in progress.


    And this is the final product.


    It probably takes 2-3 hours to finish a card like this from coloring to finish. Occasionally, I make stamping-only cards and that could take longer than that. But if my creative juice is really flowing smoothly, something could be made in an hour. =)

    4. If you had to describe your "signature" style, what would it be?
    I would say, "cute and fun." I have absolutely no resistance to cute things and/or images! I also try to keep things simple most of the time. I do get inky and shabby every once in a while, but all the stars have to line up for a good one to happen for me. =)

    5. What are 3 crafting products/tools you can't live without?
    I use my trusty Copic markers to color my images most of the time and am very comfortable with using them. Even though I am experimenting with other coloring mediums, I'd always come back to my Copics for comfort.

    My Cuttlebug gets used everyday. Not every one of my cards has a die cut piece on it, but having it around adds so many more possibilities!

    Let's talk about my washi tape addiction. =) I have a ton of them and love every chance I get to use them on my cards. I also use inexpensive ones to temporally adhere things down so that it's easier for me to work on them.

    6. My crafty idols.
    I am absolutely in love with Jocelyn Olson's fresh, layered style. It's a breath of fresh air and you NEED to see her work! =) Jocelyn has already been tagged before and you can see her post here.

    Another one is the talented Tiffany Ervin! She has an elegant style that gives her projects such ease and soothing feel. Really, go and feast your eyes! =)

    Tiffany will be posting her response next Monday on her blog - It's the Stuff I Love! I am looking forward to read it and hope you do, too! =)

    Thanks so much if you have made it this far, I really appreciate all my followers and readers. Inspired by Lucy, I'd like to show my appreciation as well.  If you leave a comment on this post before October 27th, 11:59pm PST, I'll pick a lucky winner and send out a little thank you package! =)

    Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!


    hugs,
    alice

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Spooktacular

    Happy weekend, my friends! =) I have a card for this week's Color Coordinates challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.


    These are the color that we are supposed to use.


    Shhh... Don't tell anyone, but mine have a tiny bit of yellow in it... =)


    I stamped the adorable Halloween images from Lawn Fawn's Spooktacular set onto the Tiny Tags cutouts and colored them with Copic markers. Glossy Accents was added to a few of the tags for a little texture.


    I played with the arrangement of the tags to make the fun layout. Hope you likey! =)

    That's all for now. Don't forget to submit your projects to the In Disguise challenge over at Inspiration Journal! You can also use discount code wonderland when you shop in the Inspiration Emporium Store to receive 10% off your entire order including the Spooktacular set! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (True Black, white) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: Lawn Fawn
    dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
    fiber: (black hemp cord) Hemptique
    accent: (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
    dies: (Tiny Tags) Simon Says Stamp
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    candy corns: Y18, Y08, Y06, YR09, YR07, YR04, C1, C00, 0
    Mr. Ghost: C3, C1, C00, RV0000
    witch's hat: V09, V17, V15, V04, BV29, BV25, BV23, Y18, Y08, Y06
    Mr. Cat & Mr. Bat: C9, C7, C5, C3, R22
    Mr. Pumpkin: E59, E57, E55, YR18, YR68, Y38, Y35, YG25< YG03, YG01, Y13
    tomb stone: BV29, BV25, BV23
    treat bag: YG25, YG03, YG01, Y13
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop!

    Hello and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! If you arrived from Heidy's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from Vili's Blog, it's going to be a fun hop and I am sure you wouldn't want to miss any of the stop! =) I know I announced that I was stepping down from Mo's team, but it has been settled that I'll stick around for the blog hops each month for the time being.  =)


    This month's host is Vili and her theme for the hop is "Art." I thought little Bella drawing and making cards with Mr. Bronte is perfect! =)


    The image is called Making Cards and it's printed on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to fit the polaroid frame.


    The patterned paper is from Lemonade Stand 6x6 paper pad by BoBunny. The sentiment is from Sketchy Banner Greetings set by Simon Says Stamp.

    That's all I have. It's time to send you back to Vili's Blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way. TWO lucky commenters will each receive a $5 gift certificate to use in Mo's Digital Pencil! Have fun hopping and good luck! =)

    Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
    digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
    clear stamp: (sentiment) Simon Says Stamp
    patterned paper: BoBunny
    dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    accents: (yellow, mint, red glitter enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (blue mini clothespin) Crate Paper
    sticker: (green polka dots, blue/silver stripes, yellow dots, kraft collage Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
    dies: (Polaroid) Paper Smooches, (Sketchy Banners) Simon Says Stamp
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam square) Recollections
    Copics used:
    skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
    hair: EE29, E27, E25, E23, E53
    t-shirt: Y18, Y08, Y06
    skirt: R59, R37, R35, R22
    Bronte: E17, E15, E13, E11, E95, E01, E00, R22, BV29, BV25, BV23
    collar: BV29, BV25, BV23
    crayons: R35, RV66, Y35, YR16, V06, BV25, G09, B04, C1
    drawings: E42, E41, E40, B04, G09, Y35, YR16, V04, R35, E00
    floor: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
    card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Amanda

    Hello, every one! If you are familiar with Mo's Challenge Blog and/or Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps design team, you may know that the sweet Amanda Reed has passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Mo has created a darling image to honor Amanda.


    The image is called Amanda. It's on sale for $1 until October 16th and all proceeds until then will go to Animal Friends in honor of Amanda.


    The image is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size. I was on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps design team with Amanda and we all knew that she was a cat lover and this image is just perfect!


    The patterned paper is from Studio Calico's Brighton Pier 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from both Kudos stamp and matching die sets.

    That's all for now. Please check out the adorable Amanda in Mo's Digital Pencil! =)

    Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
    digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
    clear stamp: (sentiment) Paper Smooches
    patterned paper: Studio Calico
    dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    accents: (grey, pink, orange enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
    sticker: (multi color pattern Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
    dies: (Kudos Words) Paper Smooches
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
    hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
    outfit: BG15, BG23, BG11, BG10, RV25, RV23, RV21
    kitties: C9, C7, C5, C3, E00, C1, C00, 0, YR27, YR24, Y26, E59, E57, E55, YR18, YR68, YR04, YR02, RV0000
    yarn: YG17, YG23, YG03
    floor: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
    card size: 5 1/2" x 3 7/8"

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Chubby Chums

    Happy Weekend, my friends! =) Here is a card for the October Challenge over at Inspiration Journal.


    The challenge for October is "In Disguise." Use a stamped image or die cut or just anything in a way that isn't its original intention and enter for a chance to win! Here I used the adorable owl that is intend for everyday use and added a Santa hat so that he works in a holiday card. =)


    Mr. Handsome Owl is from Paper Smooches Chubby Chums set. He and his Santa hat (from Santa Paws set) are colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out. I added a good amount of Glossy Accents to his eyes for some texture.


    The patterned paper and cute button are from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day Collection Kit. The sentiment die is from Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2 die set. And if you know me, you'd know that it's covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

    That's all I have. Don't forget to link up your "In Disguise" projects here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in the Inspiration Emporium Store! You can also use discount code wonderland at check out when you shop in the Inspiration Emporium Store to receive 10% off your entire order! Hope you will join us for this fun challenge this month! =)

    Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamp: Paper Smooches
    patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
    dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
    accents: (button) Lawn Fawn, (red pearls) Kaiser Crafts, (Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
    stickers: (copper hemp leaf pattern) mt Kamoi
    die: (Christmas Words 2) Paper Smooches
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    Mr. Handsome Owl: E37, E35, E33, E31, R22, E59, E57, E55, E19, E08, R08, Y18, Y08, Y06, C3, C1, C00, 0
    hat: R37, R17, R14, C1, C00, 0

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    CAS(E) This Sketch #96

    Happy Thursday, all! It's time for a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


    Here is my take on it.


    I flipped the sketch upside down and added a little more here and there. =)


    The image is from Art Impressions Garden Try-fold set. It's stamped on watercolor paper with Jet Black Archival Ink then colored with watercolor pencils and water.


    The patterned paper is from South of Market 6x6 Paper Pad by Studio Calico and the sentiment is from Happiness in Bloom set by Papertrey Ink.

    That's all I have for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members came up with for this week's sketch and see all the challenge details at CAS(E) This Sketch! You have until October 23rd, 9:00 AM EST to enter! I can't wait to see what you make! =)

    Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white, watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
    rubber stamp: (Garden Try-fold) Art Impressions
    clear stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
    patterned paper: (South of Marker) Studio Calico
    archival ink: (Jet Black, Coffee) Ranger Industries
    coloring medium: (watercolor pencils) Faber-Castell
    accents: (blue, yellow, clear glitter enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 3/8"

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