Thursday, July 22, 2010

Delightful things for Thursday!

Today I get to showcase this adorable image "Smiling Fish" from Digital Delights by Louby Loo! Isn't he just the cutest little guy!
I sponged my undersea background using distress inks and a sponge dauber. The sand was created using torn paper as my template and three shades of brown. The water was 3 shades of blue. My seaweed was created using a couple of foliage stamps from Skipping Stones Design. I heat embossed them so that I could sponge right over the top without changing their color.
I colored my fish with Prismacolor pencils and blended them using my odorless mineral spirits. Stickles and dimensional adhesive finish off the little guy.
I used this fun sketch from the Midnight Madness challenge.

Be sure to check out the other wonderful cards from the Digital Delights design team! Links in my sidebar!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Digital Delights by Looby Lou - Smiling Fish
Paper: Scenic Route, Bazzil CS
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Spellbinders nestabilities, Pop Dots, Sponges, Madeira Thread, Ribbon, clear dew drops, stickles

Challenges:
Midnight Madness: Sketch 7/26
My partner in Crafting Crime: Under the Sea 7/25
Stampavie: Anything Goes 7/28
Creatalicious: 3-D 8/15
Stamp and Create: Stitching 8/6
Lexi's Creations: Stitching 7/24
Ellephantastic: Stitching 7/24
Lots to do: Stitching 7/24
Town Scrapper - Anything goes! 7/23
(This is the last post for Town Scrapper until September 10th! Wish the girls there a wonderful Summer Hiatus! Make sure to play along this week and send them out with a bang.)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Once Upon a Wednesday...Double Trouble

This week at the Pixie Cottage we have a new sketch and a new theme for you to play with! The theme this week is Double up...use two stamps! Hmmm. As you can see I only used one but I did stamp it twice and pop it up! Does that count? :)
Our fantastic sketch this week was provided the by the enormously talented Jay Jay. Check it out and then come play with the Pixies!

My card this week features the beautiful stamp "Stargazer" by ArTish. I stamped it twice, popped it up to make it 3-D and then glazed it with Crystal Effects. My papers are from K&Company and my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenges:
Stampavie: Anything Goes 7/28
Creatalicious: 3-D 8/15
Paper Romance: Stitching 7/22
Stamp and Create: Stitching 8/6
Lexi's Creations: Stitching 7/24
Ellephantastic: Stitching 7/24
Lots to do: Stitching 7/24
Wild Orchid Challenge - Say It With Flowers
Town Scrapper - Anything goes! 7/23
(This is the last post for Town Scrapper until September 10th! Wish the girls there a wonderful Summer Hiatus! Make sure to play along this week and send them out with a bang.)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tooty Fruity!

This week we have an awesome sketch at Skipping Stones Design! The amazing Kim Kesti of Papercrafts has created a fun sketch and the sky is the limit with this one.


Not only do we have a great sketch for you this week but I am also excited to give you a sneak peek at some of Augusts new releases. This fun and versatile set features mouth watering fruits and fun and funky sayings. Watch for "Friendly Fruit" at the Skipping Stones Stamp Store.
I made these three 3" square notecards using some of the fun fruit and lots of shimmery paper from the Paper Temptress. Inside the cards say "Juicy News!"
I hope you will join us for the challenge this week, there are prizes to be won!
Don't forget to check out all the Stamp Tramps and our guest tramp Dina Kowal!

Challenges:
Stampavie: Anything Goes 7/28
Creatalicious: 3-D 8/15
Bunny Zoe: Summer 8/8
Allsorts: Summer 7/24
Secret Crafter: Summer 7/25
Wee Memories: Summer Fun 7/24
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