Friday, May 27, 2011

Make Your Own Paper at Michelle Perkett

This week's challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio is a bit different. It's "Make Your Own Pattern Paper" challenge. It's the first time I'll play for the group and I've been wanting to make a card for the lovely freebie I received last Mother's Day-the Rose Stamp. If you don't have this one yet, go over to Papercraft Planet, join the group or you can get it here. The challenge will run from May 24-30, 2011.
From the Rose stamp freebie, I picked the four roses from the lady's dress and head accessory as the design for the pattern paper. To do this, a little know-how on digital techniques will be useful. You can use Adobe Photoshop or other similar application. I copied the roses repeatedly until I filled up one sheet of paper. I printed it on a cream board paper for a colored background. I then colored each roses and leaves with Promarker pens. Here's the finished pattern paper:
 I also put some glitter glue on the roses for a bit of sparkle. 

I paper-pieced the dress of the Rose stamp, colored the rest of the image and cut. I then die-cut 2 pieces of petite scalloped oval frames from Spellbinders and glued the image. For embellishments, I paper-punched 3 green flowers and used them as leaves for the mini fabric roses.
 The sentiment is a freebie from TlcCreations. I glued a pink crystal gem on the letter o to emphasize the word "crown". 

Here's my finished card:

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

ALL White + ONE Color Challenge at D2D

As part of my guest designing stint at Delightful Inspiration, I got the chance also of making an inspiration card for the Saturday's Design Team Challenge which is: ALL White + ONE Color. Details of the challenge can be found here.
This is a real challenge for me because I love coloring images, so I chose an image which I think would stand out even with only a bit of color- Fairy Kaela. She's available for purchase at Designed2Delight digital stamps. Isn't she cute? 

For my card, I made a different kind of card style- a Side Stepper Card. I've seen some cards made with this style so I watched some tutorials on how to make one. There's also a free template at Cardmaking & Papercraft here. Here's my finished card:
Here's a different view of my card to better see the stepper card style:

I inserted a wand (downloaded from a coloring page) for Fairy Kaela to add balance to the frame and team up with the sentiment I chose. For dimension, I added a star bubble sticker. For sparkles, I used glitter glue for the image and crystal gems for the frame.
 This sentiment is a freebie from TlcCreations:
The lovely daisies are from Layered Accents from K&Company  which I decorated with yellow mini craft balls on the center of each flower while the metal buckle and ribbon is from a local craft store.


I'm a Guest Designer at Delightful Inspiration

Woohoo! I'm so thrilled because it's the first time I've been invited as Guest Designer for the week to one of the wonderful blog-Delightful Inspiration and on-line store of Designed2Delight digital stamps. Please visit the link here.
As a guest designer, I had the chance to make a sample card of the next freebie image "Summer Days" for the Progressive Challenge. "Summer Days" is an adorable bear image and I designed a special kind of card-a Slider Card. This took me a while to make because I had to design a special construction for the slider. After much trial and error, I am glad to finally finished this one:
Notice the small tab on top of the sun? Pulling the tab up or down will make the sun rise or hide behind the bear. This is the view when the sun is down:

The sun and the trees are from the Spring Stuff set of The Scrapping Sisters. The designer papers are from the Fairy Dots set of Pink Petticoat. The sentiment "Here comes the sun" from the song of The Beatles with same title, is my own design.

And because it's summer, I colored the bear with a little blush on the cheeks. I also placed mini black gems on the flowers for dimension.

Hope you like it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Skater Boy by Designed2Delight

Check out this week's freebie Image Challenge at Delightful Inspiration. It's called " Skater Boy" and available at Designed2Delight digital stamps.
I made a very simple sketch for my card. At one part of my sketch, I made a script background paper with different skateboard terms. Did some surfing on the web for some of these terms and played with some of the fonts I have. Here's my card:
The script background:

The band-aid I used is from an Eno Band sticky memo mini pads which my daughter bought from a local bookstore:
The sentiment is a freebie from Jedi Scrapbooking:

Materials used:
Board paper: Metallic Navy blue
Board Paper: White
Designer paper: DCWV Glitter Stack set
Eno Band sticky memos
Arrow and button chipboards
Promarkers: Vanilla, Pastel Pink, Cornflower, Ice Grey2, Ice Grey4
Tria Markers: G457, G159, O377, B534, C719, Y156

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Quilt card for Designed2Delight

I was so glad our internet line got fixed! Everyone in the house panicked when our line went dead yesterday! My 2 teens need a connection for most of their schoolwork and of course fb, twitter and what have you. Can't live without it these days!
Anyway, before the internet disruption, I was making this post for this week's Progressive challenge at Delightful Inspiration. Because it's the first challenge for the month of May, everyone is free to grab the " Pail of Flowers" digital stamp at Delightful Inspiration blog. Create a card with the free image and you will be emailed the next digital stamp for free. If you missed playing along this week, this and other cute images are available at Designed2Delight digital stamps.
For my card, I focused on the quilted linen under the pail of flowers. I used a quilted background paper from Nitwit Collections. The sentiment "Sewn in Love" is from Meljen's Designs.
I decoupaged the flowers and glued yellow mini craft balls for the centers. I paper-pieced (it's my favorite technique) the quilted linen with the same paper I used as background. Same thing I did with the buttons. It took me some time to cut the mini buttons and glue them one by one on the frame and on the scalloped hem of the card but I'm pretty pleased with the result. I also coordinated a stitched ribbon as accent. 

Materials used:
Cream cardstock
Nitwit Collections from the Bear Necessities kit
Promarkers: Shale, Gold, Vanilla, Ice Grey2, Ice Grey4, Pastel Pink
Letraset Tria : R738,Y156, IG02
Mini craft balls: yellow
Stitched Chocolate and cream ribbon

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flutterby Fairy

My entry for this week's Progressive Challenge at Delightful Inspirations is a floral easel card using the lovely Flutterby Fairy freebie. This and other wonderful Designed2Delight digital stamps are available  here. Using Creatables LR0112 stencils for die-cutting and embossing by Marianne Design, I made 2 floral frames. I then printed the Flutterby Fairy on a pink background and added a circular frame about the same size of the floral center. I tilted the image a little for a flying effect.
After coloring the image, I made 3 flowers as embellishments. I used the flower freebie from Bullfrogs & Butterflies file and printed it at 3 different sizes to create the layer.
 Here's a clearer view of the flowers. I also made a layer of the butterfly's wings for a fluttering effect.

For the inside page of the card, I also made a circular frame and made a border of the flower freebies. To make the easel card stand, I glued a butterfly embellishment. The sentiment is a freebie from TlcCreations.
Materials used:
Creatables stencil & embossing die by Marianne Design
Board paper-Chocolate brown
Promarker pens: Ruby,Coral,Blossom, Spice, Pastel Pink
Tria Markers: O528, R424
Butterfly bead

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