Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30 Challenge

I don't know about you but this summer is flying by.  Before you know it we'll be starting back to school and all the hustle that goes with that.  Today's challenge was to create a card, layout, or other paper craft celebrating summer and using at least 1 sign.  This was a challenge and I didn't decide what to do until basically the last minute.
 I was actually very pleased with how this turned out, especially since I was trying a couple "new" technique.

I started by tearing the tan card stock and inking the edges.  Then using the same color ink that I used to ink the edges I used a stippling brush to dab a little color on the "sand" to give it a little texture.

I then added the sign.  I did the same technique for the sky; I used 2 colors for the sky to give a little added depth.
Once finished with the sky I added the water.  I used the image then welded 2 of the same image together to ensure that the pieces would be long enough.  When I glued the "water" together I alternated the waves going left and right to attempt to give it some movement.
I'm definitely pleased with the results, especially since I was stumped on what to do for this project.  Thanks for visiting!

Cartridges used:
3 Birds on Parade: chick @ 3", inner tube @ 3"
H2O: sign @ 2.29"
Paper Doll Dress Up:  water @ 1.0 (2 cuts welded together)
Accent Essentials:  sun @  2.76"

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 26

Happy summer everyone!  I'm still in graduation mode for today's daily project.  As a special education teacher, I have the chance to really get to know my students because most of them I work with from 7th grade till they graduate.  This year's group of seniors I was able to work with in 1st grade and 3rd grade.  These three students have always held a special place in my heart, even on their worst days.  I will miss them, but I can't wait to see what they do with their futures.
I used the same design, but changed the background paper so there would be a difference between the girls' cards and the fella's card.
My little fella's card (he'll always be my "little" fella even though he is a young adult)
The girls' cards.
For this project I used:
Ariana pattern paper and cardstock
Congrats Graduate stamp set
outdoor denim ink
Cartridges used:
Artbooking:  owl @12.18" and overlay @7.12"
Everyday Paper Dolls:  graduation cap @3.59"
Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16 challenge

This week's challenge is to create a wedding craft using black and white with a little pop of one other color.

I made a wedding card for my cousin and his soon to be bride who are getting married in August.

cardstock from stash
flower from CTMH
wedding dress:  Everyday Pop Up Cards @ 4"
Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 12

Welcome to another daily project.  It's that time of year where I'm sure several of you are getting tons of invitations to one graduation or another whether it's preschool, high school, or college.  My project today is for a neighbor's graduation from high school.  I still remember when they moved in he was this scrawny little kid.  One of my favorite memories was shortly after my mom had her open heart surgery and was home after spending a month in the hospital.  Someone had left the garage door open so we had a little visitor of the stinky kind.  We were very fortunate that he hadn't felt threatened enough to release his unpleasant aroma.  My neighbor, trying his hardest to be helpful, was shooting at it with a little pellet gun.  Granted the little bugger never budged, but it was for lack of Jacob's efforts.  Yes, we finally got a friend to bring a live animal trap and caught him over night and were able to release him back into the wild.
Here is the graduation card that I created for this special young man.

For this project I used
Skylark pattern paper
Cardstock Lagoon, kraft, white daisy
bakers twine
Congrats Graduate stamp set

Art Philosophy:  banners @3.75" and tag @1.75
 George and Basic Shapes:  circle @.50

Monday, June 2, 2014

Happy Father's Day challenge

First let me say Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and fathers to be!  This challenge was, well, a challenge.  One that I feel I failed.  This is an extremely difficult holiday for me because I'm still getting used to my dad not being here.  Yes, it's been almost 2 years, but I don't know that I'll ever be used to it.  I tried to think of my dad and some of his favorite things, and he was definitely the grill master of our household.  Therefore my card is meant to be for a man who is the grill master, although it turned out looking kind of feminine.
products used
skylark pattern paper
garden and gingham pattern paper

Cartridge used:
From my kitchen:  apron @4.12" and oven mitts @2.0"