Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sending you......

I'm playing again with the challenge over at Sugar Pea Designs, I used the color and the sketch inspiration and used the mail box, package, chevron arrows and envelopes from the Happy Mail set.  I love using the smaller accessory pieces to create a simple yet cute card.  I used the envelopes and arrows for the banner to go with the sketch.  I also did the inside with the sentiment and more arrows. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
_+Digi Choosday-ATG
Color Inspiration Monday-ATG Hand colored

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I Miss You. That is All

I'm playing with the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things and used the Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  I used a couple of the accessory stamps and made a very simple card.  I love the simplicity and the sketch.  The scallop square dies are from MFT and I swiped my Tumbled Glass distress ink over the middle insert and added the palm and flower, the sentiment comes with the stamp set.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Color Inspiration Monday-ATG
+make my Monday-Travel or Vacation
+Glitter N Sparkle-ATG
+Addicted to CAS-Summer
+Colour Crazy Craft-ATG
+Crafting with Friends-ATG #47
+Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG
+Crafty Sentiments-Clean and Simple
+Digi Choosday-ATG
+Lemon Shortbread-ATG-WON

Monday, July 10, 2017

Have a Rice Day

I adore penguins and this little guy is so cute.  I'm not a sushi fan, but the image and the sentiments are just amazing!  The stamp set is Rice Rice Baby from Sugar Pea Designs.

 I watercolored the background with distress inks in Blueprint Sketch and Broken China, added some flicks of water, white paint and more distress ink.  The scallop circle is a die from My Favorite Things and I hand cut the tag.  I followed the color scheme for the challenge over at Sugar Pea Designs.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Sunny Day Crafting -A is for Animals
+MFT Card Challenge- colors challenge

+Cards in Envy: Patriotic colors-Sherry's personal fave! 
Color Inspiration Monday-hand colored 
                                                            Wonderful Wednesday-ATG 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Travel is a journey, not the destination

I found my love of travel when I was 17 and had the opportunity to go on a 15 day educational tour through Europe.  We started in Germany then traveled through Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, and England.  It was such an amazing experience and one that gave me the travel bug. As soon as I graduated high school and started college, my main focus of study was Travel and Tourism, got in the way and I ended up married with a baby on the way.  And since then, I haven't had the chance to really travel the way I have wanted.

I created this canvas as a reminder of my love of travel and to use it as kind of a vision board, to get my mind focused on adventure, travel, experiencing new towns, cities, states and countries.  I so want to start moving, seeking and exploring again....even if I have to start out close to home!

I hope you like my canvas, I really enjoyed making it with all the different media, techniques and images.   The main image is from Saturated Canary and is one of my favorites.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday challenge ATG
Altered Eclectics:July ATG challenge mixed media 
+Mix it up Challenge: mixed media ATg + optional distressing

Sunday, July 2, 2017

You Mean the Whirl to Me!

I'm playing along with the sketch challenge over at Sugar Pea Designs, I used the images from
 Blow Me Away stamp set.  I just love the little dragon in this set and there are so many fun accessories.

I colored the image with copics, used a handmade cloud stencil and embossed the bottom "grass" for some texture.  I love the green and purple together, and added some blues.  The wings, belly and horn have wink of stella on, but can't see from the picture and the whirlygig has been cut out three times and layered for depth.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Sugar Pea Designs: Sketch

The Fairy and Unicorn: Challenge 5 something mystical or mythical
+Brown Sugar-ATG
+Color Crazy Challenge:ATG-WON TOP 3
+Crafty Catz-ATG with option-embossing
+Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG
+Cute Card Thursday-ATG
+Simon Says STamp-ATG
Wonderful Wednesday-ATG