Monday, March 16, 2015

LTSCB Challenge #50 "Anything Goes"

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. Our theme for the next 2 weeks is everyone's favorite "Anything Goes". We have 3 sponsors, which means you have 3 chances to win. Our lovely sponsors are:

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Now for my project!!!

Since it is Anything Goes, I chose to do a 2 page scrapbook layout. These are pictures of my granddaughter when she was  about 15 months old. Here it is:

Since this image is digital, I used it to make my own background paper by copying and pasting the image and then rotating it different ways. I used Word and chose paper size 8 1/2 x 14. I can't print 12 x 12 so I printed 8 1/2 x 12. I set the margins to 0 so that it would print with no border. I still got a small space aroung the edges, but it is minimal and is not really noticeable. I covered the butterflies and flowers with Stardust Clear pen instead of coloring them.

I then printed 2 images onto a piece of 8 1/2 x 12 cream cardstock. The second one was printed as a mirror image so it printed on the opposite side of the page. I ran the paper through the printer twice to get these on the same side. Then I just had to cut the paper in half and I had the two cream pieces. I used a Martha Stewart Border punch for the scallop edge. The images were colored with copics. I printed the images a second time and cut out the butterflies. I colored them, cut them out, and popped them with foam tape. I then applied stickles to everything. I wish you could see the glitter-it is so pretty.

The other butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch. I covered them with Stickles. The pearls are colored with Copic RV25 and glued onto the pages. The Sentiments are cut out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight.

The ribbon was inked with Copic RV25 before being added to the page.

I love these pages. I haven't done layouts for at least 2 years and it was nice getting back to them. Hopefully I've given you some inspiration so that you will want to join us in our challenge. You have to weeks to create and enter. 

Remember to use some kind of stamping on your project.
I found challenges that want flowers. While I do not have traditional flowers mounted on my project, there are small ones hanging from the leaf spray and Keianna's dress is covered with them. I hope this qualifies.
I am entering the following challenges: Flowers Flowers and ribbon Go Green Anything Goes plus handmade Bow Anything Goes + Optional Easter Anything Goes Must have Green
  Anything Goes

Sunday, March 8, 2015

More Cards using Art Deco Flower

I had so much fun doing my card for the LTSCB that I decided to use image for my card swap at card club. The stained glass technique was to time consuming for mass production, so I just colored the images with my copics. There is no shading or highlighting, just quick and easy coloring. I used the same basic design inside and out-with the exception of a strip of cardstock down the side instead of the mirror paper. Here is what I came up with:


For card club:

For Mojo Monday:

 The inside is the same for both cards.

I am entering: Sketch challenge

I am very pleased with these two cards. I am really loving my new Bow-It-All:)

A Magnolia Birthday Card

I used this layout on a previous card. I liked it so well that I did another one. This card was designed for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog “BINGO” Challenge. I was actually able to do a full bingo using everything on the grid. Here is what I used to fill each square: Bling-a pin with pearls and glitter with the Frantage, Stickles, Wink of Stella brush pen and Gellyroll Clear Stardust pen; Butterflies on the DP; the image, and a stamp/diecut set; Red-cardstock, DP, Copic coloring, ribbon, and Stickles; Lace under the ribbon; Dies-several; Flowers on DP; Frantage-definitely; Buttons in the corners (I almost forgot them); and Ribbon. Whew! That was a lot LOL.

In looking at other sites, I discovered that I almost have a full bingo at Totally Tilda. I lack the stitching but have everything else. I probably could add the stitching to the inside, but it doesn’t really go with the look I was aiming for. The squares I filled were: Magnolia image, Sentiment, Ribbon, Buttons, Pearls or Gems, Dies or Punches, Any Embossing, and Flowers. How convenient is that?
Now on to my card:

I used the image Sitting Tilda with Butterfly that someone provided to me as a RAK some time ago. I had to cut her out because the paper was too small to use the die. Some tricky and tedious cutting with the craft knife allowed me to cut out the string and antennae after I thickened them up with glaze pen and Inkssentials enamel accents. She is colored with copics and popped up off the die background. I also popped the die up after embossing with the Frantage. The tag is made with two dies: the Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag, and the crown from the Marianne Designs set LR0317.

Here is the recipe:
DP: My Minds Eye Lost and Found “Ruby Pink Lace” Paper, Red cardstock
Image: Magnolia   Tilda
Inks: Black & Ladybug Memento, Distress Festive Berries, Hampton Art White
Stamps: Sentiment-Hero Arts, Inside-Stampin’ Up, Butterflies-Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and die set
Dies: Marianne Designs LR0317 (Used whole set), Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag, Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Labels Eight, Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and die set
Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, Decorative Pin, Mini Buttons
Misc: Frantage, Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen, Gellyroll Clear Stardust pen, Stickles, Copics, Inkssentials Black Enamel Accents, foam dots, and black Glaze pen.

I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it as well.

I am entering the following challenges:  Flowers (I hope the DP counts)

Monday, March 2, 2015

LTSCB Challenge 49: Buttons and Bows

Hello and welcome to another great challenge over at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. This time around the theme is Buttons and Bows. To participate in this challenge you must use some kind of stamped image, at least one button, and at least one bow. We have 3 sponsors so you have 3 chances to win some great prizes. Our sponsors are:

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My DT team got to work with images from Limited Run Stamps. I chose the Art Deco Flower. She has different Art Deco images and when I saw them I immediately thought of stained glass. I decided to do a technique that I learned a few years ago when I worked for PK Glitz at the Creating Memories Scrapbook Expo in Columbus Ohio. That Expo will be coming up again soon and is full of great vendors, products, and classes. It is a lot of fun. If you live anywhere near Columbus you should check it out. They have a website where you can preregister but right now I don’t know what it is. Anyway, back to my project. This technique involves printing on the backside of a transparency, applying a sheet of double-sided adhesive over the image,  a lot of light cutting with a craft knife, and covering the image with different colors of glitter. When I learned the technique, we did a butterfly. We cut it out and just glittered the image. For this project however, I used my new Marianne design die to cut the image. This gave me a decorative border around the image. When it is finished, it really does look like stained glass:
The back of the image:

The front  (not sure why it rotated):

One thing to remember (that I forgot) is to print a mirror image since you are printing on the back of the transparency. I forgot to do that, so my image is actually backward. It doesn’t matter for this image, but would if your image had any kind of wording on it. After I got all that finished I glued it down to a piece of textured mirror paper from Michaels. I had to use Liquid Glass  and lay something heavy over it. It had to sit over night and dry. The glitter does not take kindly to adhesive tapes. I then fussy cut around the die. Here is my finished product:

I played with my new Bow-It-All V2 to make the bow. I had to watch a tutorial on You Tube to figure out the locking C to tie it off. I just couldn’t handle the written instructions LOL. I tried to make a double loop double bow but had to settle for just the double bow. I think I am going to have lots of fun with my new toyJ. I thought the buttons were too plain, so I covered them with Liquid Glass and dipped them in the same glitter I used on the image. The die on the inside was embossed and then inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and brushed with the Wink of Stella Clear brush .
Stamps: Creative Memories Wonderful You set (You make me smile)
Paper: Cardstock, Mirror Paper from Michaels, DP from the Paper Studio Affinity Pack
Ribbon: ½ inch Cream Satin Ribbon
Dies/Punches: Marianne Designs LR0317, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch (another new toy)
Adhesive: Wonderfilm from PK Glitz, Liquid Glass from CTMH, AGT gun
Glitters: PK Glitz Tropical Rain, Sea Mist, Sky Blue, Purple Reign, and Sunset; Recollections “Bling” 
from Michaels; Crystal Glitter Ritz “Warm Highlights”
Embellies: Tim Holtz Fragment attached w/ Tim’s Jump Ring, Buttons, Frantage (on wings), Mini Buttons from JoAnne Fabrics
Ink: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (inside die only), StazOn Jet Black, Wink of Stella Clear brush

I’m loving my card and I hope you do too. Please pop over to the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and check out all the DT’s great creations. I hope that you will make a project and join us in our challenge. You have two weeks to participate.

I am entering the following:  Anything Goes w/ Handmade Bow Think Spring Anything Goes w/ Option of Stitching Waiting for Spring Anything Goes Add Flowers (image and paper are floral) Embossing (dry embossing on inside die) Is it Spring Yet? Glitter
    Anything Goes with glitter/embossing powder/flocking