Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One For The Guys, Blokes, Chaps, Dudes....Men

This fortnight at Crafting With Dragonflies we are looking for a card for the guys. Can be for Father's Day if you are in Australia or New Zealand or any other card with a masculine theme. Our sponsors this challenge are QKR Stampede and Sassy Studio Designs. Because we do our winners posts on our off weeks between challenges, we ask that you be a follower of the challenge blog so that you don't miss out on any of our winners posts as well as our challenge posts! I get to visit every entry this time and I'm so looking forward to it becuase I am always looking for inspiration on this theme.
I used Sassy Studio's Wonder Sassy for the front of my card. She is colored with Prismacolor pencils. My star dp is from MME's lime twist Out Of The Blue. I used the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine with some gold thread to do the stitching. Blue glitter paper and gold mirrored paper are the other two papers used. The star border is a Silhouette cut file as are the gold stars and speech bubble. I added the text to my speech bubble and used the print and cut feature of my Silhouette.
For the inside, I again used print and cut for both my sentiment (word bubble) and image. I colored Gus from Bugaboo Stamps using Prismacolor pencils and put some Glossy Accents on his glasses. Added a red check mark for good measure, and cheek ;)
I'd like to share my card at:
Sassy Studio Designs book or bookmark (comic books) and GDT call, closes Aug. 21, *Winner!*
Here Comes The Boys squares, closes Aug. 25,
Digi Galore anything goes and birthday hop, closes Aug. 31, *Hop Prize!*
Cards For Men funny birthday, closes Sept. 1

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hop Winner

Hello all, just a quick note today to let you all know my personal blog winner from the Crafting With Dragonflies wedding hop. The winner of the A Day For Daisies image that I used is....Donna Mundinger! Congratulations! Thank-you so much to you all for hopping by and I so enjoyed all the comments. Remember to link up your altered items for this fortnights challenge, gives me another great excuse to stop by for a visit.
{Hugs} Barb

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flowers From Trees

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting With Dragonflies is to alter something. We are sponsored by Kenny K and Crafts and Me. I chose to use altered elements on my card. Some of my other teamies chose to alter objects. I look forward to seeing your interpretation of this challenge! Please remember to be a follower of our challenge blog so as not to miss out on any of the great prizes.
I used the image Unstoppable Mom by Kenny K for my card and colored her with Prismacolor pencils. I also paper pieced her shopping bags with Kraft paper. Wanted to stick with the recycling theme. Then I printed her onto a Silhouette cut file frame and added the Happy Birthday text before cutting. Distressed the frame and used some Tim Holtz distress ink in broken china around the edges.
Some navy blue cardstock and my script embossing folder make the base. For my altered elements I took a cardboard box and cut a 4"x4" square (my card is 5"x5"). Then I ripped the top layer off of the cardboard. This can leave quite a bit of paper stuck down still but I just picked it off. Then I used white acrylic paint to distress it a little further.
Next came my flowers from trees. I used the pages of a book to make my flowers (get it, flowers from trees, well they used to be trees, lol). I felt a little guilty cutting pages from a book but I made sure I chose a story I didn't like. That helped my conscience a little. I followed this tutorial here and I used Tim Holtz distress inks in walnut stain and antique linen to mark up my pages a bit.
Then cut out 10 scallop shapes 1.75" using my Silhouette. 5 from each page so that I would have an equal amount of both colors of stain.
Pile your shapes up, I alternated the stains, and put a brad through the center.
Then begin scrunching. Start with the top flower layer and scrunch away all the way to the bottom one.
Awesome or what!?! I made 2 and then filled in with some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and there you have my altered elements card!
 I'd like to share my card at:
Sarah Hurley Challenge texture and dimension, closes Aug. 25