Thursday, May 26, 2016

Julia Spiri is having an Anything Goes Challenge--Bridal is the "Twist"

Once again, I get to participate in  Julia Spiri's bi-monthly Challenge as the May Guest Designer and I'm so thrilled!  Although her challenges are Anything Goes, there's usually a Twist and this time around, we are showcasing her Bridal digitals that have been released recently.  They can be found at her Etsy store here--I chose to use Wedding Day.  Isn't she elegant??!!
On the 6" card, I used a cream satin heavy cardstock design paper that says "Tying the Knot".  Then a floral paper behind a kraft matted Bride.  I colored her in Copics and used Clear Wink of Stella for the veil and the gown itself.  Unfortunately the picture didn't pick up the shimmer of this great product.  I used a Frantage in the background that has bits of gold and white chunks-love it!  This heavy lace is so elegant for this special card and I used paper roses and rope pearls as an accent in the corner.  On the inside, it is finished off with a light design paper and a sentiment from my stash.

Be sure to come visit us over at the Challenge and get your entry in to be eligible for some prizes.  And Thanks to all the Julia Spiri Gals that have welcomed me with open arms!  I've had a ball!
I'd like to enter the following Challenges with this card:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Always Anything Goes over at Craft Your Passion-This Challenge sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs

At Craft Your Passion it's Always Anything Goes so there's no excuse for you to not rush right over and get your entry into our Challenge!  This time we are lucky to use some great images from Crafty Sentiment Designs and my image is called Harriet-Little Friends.  This is such a super Springtime coloring for any type of card!

I used my copics to color the image, matted her in bright red, and then split the front using a glossy embossed spring word paper and a complimentary design paper.  I was so excited to use "Flower Border" die from Lawn Fawn for the first time.  I did trim the bottom "hill" off of the die cut and used my copics to give them some personality!  Love the accent it creates!  The front sentiment is from a Kraftin' Kimmie rubber stamp set, mounted with pop dots for dimension.  On the inside, I used an embossed scrap and another stamp from my stash.
We hope to see you visit us over at Craft Your Passion real soon!  We have challenges every 2 weeks!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Guest DT on Julia Spiri Challenge #118--Unusual Hair!

I am so thrilled to be asked to be the Guest Designer for Challenge #118 at Julia Spiri Stamps for the month of May!!  The theme of this challenge is "Unusual Hair" and that's always a leap out of my comfort zone lol!

I chose to go with yellows, oranges and reds thinking along the "summertime" theme of the card.  I am using the image called "Girl on a Swing" and adore it so much-especially the curly eyelashes (one of Julia's trademarks).  I mounted the finished copic colored image on top of a sunny yellow gloss embossed (flowers) cardstock and then used a green summer meadow design paper for an additional mat.  Felt like she was swinging up in the clouds with the cloud paper! Topped the Birthday card off with a soft flower from Petal Lu and a "Hello" chipboard tag.  The inside liner again has the embossed paper from the front mat and a stamped sentiment inside.
I hope you will start working on YOUR entry right away and enter it in Julia's Challenge!  And while you're at it, explore her Stamp store here to see so many more unique images.  You will fall in love with them!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenge using Stamps by Julia Spiri--Come join in the FUN!!

What a long journey back to finally posting on my Blog.  At the end of March, I had a total knee replacement on my right leg and have spent almost 6 weeks trying to recover.  I never thought it would effect my stamina and concentration as much as it did but, just trying to coloring images and then assemble everything took a lot out of me.  I'm coming back slowly but surely....I really missed being creative.
So, for this first of hopefully more to come DT posts, I give you my creation for the great group called Crafting When We Can and they are being sponsored by Stamps by Julia Spiri  I LOVE her images!!  This one is called Girl with Cat--she has SO many other equally inspiring designs as well.  Our challenge at CWWC was to add some additional flowers-one of my fav embellies.  I turned this into a Thank you Card, goodness knows that I need several of those to send to others!
Gals this is a great site to enter your wonderful creations~ where it's not just the luck of the random draw for the winner and Top 3 but, someone that is really looking the works of Art and appreciating them!  I can't wait to see your entries (max of 2) on the challenge and that you will want to come back again and enter more!