Monday, March 23, 2015

Get Creative Challenge #11, Oddball Art Miss You Card

Good morning friends,

I'm so excited to announce that I am the newest member over at Get Creative Challenges.  Now this is completing outside of my comfort zone but I am thrilled to step outside of it!  I accepted to be a SUB on the challenge team about a month ago and was ready to show my first card two weeks ago, but fate held up it's hand and said, "wait just a moment"!  A couple days later Angie told us that someone had to step down and would any of the subs be interested in becoming a full designer?  I dove right in, so here we go!  The reason this is outside of my comfort zone is that I have never done digi stamps before.  I've always been a regular stamper when I was making cards.  I have a boatload of stamps but hardly ever use them.  Maybe I should sell them, NAH!  Anyway, let's get to the challenge.

This is the image I chose from Oddball Art 

Digi Stamp Digital Instant Download Big Eye Bedtime Pajamas Girl Image No. 11 by Lizzy Love
and you can find her HERE.  

Big Eye Bedtime Pajamas Girl Image No. 11 by Lizzy Love

She is so cute but to me she looked sad and lonely and from that I created a "Miss You" card.  I know that's not what she stands for, but that was the inspiration I went with.  
Also for this challenge you MUST use a die cut of some sort.  

I used up papers, a velum quote and ribbons from my stash (again, trying to use up my hoarding supplies).  
I added some flowers that I cut with my Cricut and SCAL2 as my diecut to match the paper I went with.

I colored her using various pencils, chalks and even some pastel crayons.  
I think for my first card I did ok!

I also popdotted her to make her more of the focal of my card.  
As always, I have to use bling so I added some 
rhinestones to the flowers and the edge of the card.  
I am very pleased with the outcome and hope you come over and join us at Get Creative Challenges.  
Just link up with us and we will choose 3 winners!  

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Anything But a Card challenge #45 "Green with Envy"

Good morning and happy Sunday to you.  It's the third Sunday of the month and you know what that means. Yup, another Anything But a Card Challenge #45 and this month our challenge is using GREEN!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do since St. Patty's day is just around the corner.  What a coincidence that this month's theme is wrapped in GREEN, lol!  So let's get started:

A couple of years ago I made a mold using my Amazing Casting Products of a horseshoe I cut out in chipboard using my cricut a couple of times and glued them together.  It's so easy when you don't have the exact item to create.

I glued 3 pieces together to give it some thickness.

And pierced holes on either side of the horseshoe.

Then I mixed up my Amazing Mold Putty (you can go HERE and see how to mix it up) 
and pushed my chipboard horseshoe into it.
I like to use up any space to mold something else too.  NO wasting that precious mold putty. 

I used my Amazing Casting Resin with the Alumilite Silver Metallic powder to create this beauty.  
You can view a tutorial HERE on how to prepare it.
Then I glued some silver rhinestones onto it with my E6000

Love it, but now you are wondering where the GREEN comes in?
Well, this was a necklace I made a couple of years ago and ...

this is what I made for this challenge using some of the steps above.  Since I already had the mold (love how they hold up for years) I just casted it in the Amazing Casting Resin which when it cures dries WHITE, but I added the green rhinestones and not as many as the original piece.  Using the Amazing Clear Cast I  painted that over the entire piece making sure those rhinestones would not pop off and also to give it a nice shine.  
I then added a gold chain and now I am ready to make some luck on St. Patty's Day!

Thanks for stopping over and checking out my "GREEN" challenge at Anything but a Card and I hope you will play along.  Remember, the rules are simple
2.  Show off your GREEN
3.  Have FUN!

Until next time, have a great day and God Bless.