Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Paper Shelter - Rosettes

Hello Everyone!  A new challenge from Just Inspirational Challenges.  I had soooo much fun with this one.  Our very talented sponsor is The Paper Shelter.  I just LOVE colouring these girls, and The Paper Shelter make so many unique characters and scenarios.

This week's theme is Rosettes.  They can be a little challenging if you've never done them before, but watch a YouTube video or two and you'll be a pro in no time.
Here's my make for the challenge.  I'm a big pet lover and I think I'm going to give this one to my dog's groomer.  I tried playing around with Copic blender solution and textures (washcloth, sponge, cotton) to give the monsters texture. The image is called Monster Pet Shop
Be sure to head over to Just Inspirational Challenges and enter your Rosettes!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Etsy Shop

This week I have some exciting news!  I wanted a piece of art that incorporated my baby, Winston.  I came up with this....
His silhouette is made up of all the nicknames I have for him.  I posted on facebook and had such a positive response I decided to open my own Etsy Shop!  I can now create custom pieces for anyone using their dog's silhouette and their nicknames, characteristics, commands, etc.  I send the file in jpeg format so people can print and frame, use it to make mousepads, calendars, mugs, iphone cases, ...any kind of photo gifts.  Plus by sending a digital image customers don't have to pay for shipping.  Who knows if it'll take off, but I had my first order within hours of posting, so fingers crossed!!  Please feel free to check out other examples at The Crafty Meerkat

On to my card for the week.  This is one of the newer Saturated Canary images called Tidy Up.  I just love colouring all her pleats and long hair!
Sorry, I coloured her a while ago and can't remember what Copics I used!

I'm entering her in the following challenges:
Anonymous Stamps - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use a Digi
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - anything goes
One stitch at a time - Bingo (Stickles are hard to see but on the dots of her headband/dress, 3+layers, die cut)
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge - sparkles
All Sorts Challenge - bring on the Bling
Color me creative challenge - anything goes
Dynamic Duos - Tripple threat (blush, raspberry, pear)
Inkspirational - anything goes
Just some lines - three or more embellishments
Lady Anne's Challenge - more than one layer

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dr Digi and Stitching

Just Inspirational Challenges is hosting another challenge, this week sponsored by Dr. Digi.  They have some hilarious characters perfect for any card making need.  Be sure to go here to check them out.  Their prize is a free digi!
This week's theme is stitching.

 It can be real or faux.  My card below has some machine stitching on the background paper and some hand stitching on the sentiment.  The image is called Perfect Sunday.   Get out your thread and show us what you've got!  Contest closes in a week.  

(inside of the card says "Depends....")

Copics used:
Chair: R35, R46, R59
Stool: E23, E25  Skin: E000,E00,E01
Dog: E04, E17, E18, E19, Y28, G20, G24
Pants: E55, E57, E59   Vest: B91, B93
Shirt: YG 61, YG 63, YG 65

Monday, 11 November 2013

Owl Always Love You

My favourite go-to images are always Saturated Canary.  This pretty girls is Owl Always Love You.  

Copics used
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
Clothes: R35, R46, R56, R89,YR23, YR24, YR27
Shoes: C03, C05, C07

I'm entering in the following challenges:
Anonymous Stamps - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - a Sentiment
My Besties - lots of layers
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a Bow
Digi Makeover Challenge - Stitching
Lady Anne's Challenge - more than one layer
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - #34 Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Stitching
Parade Your Crafts - Grateful
Simon Says Stamps - ink
Stamp and Create - Feathers
The Paper Girls - Cut It Out
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration

***Update November 12th: for anyone who has already been here and got another post on your blog- someone was kind enough to point out how to link to a post and not my whole blog.  I went back and fixed my entries.  Thanks!!