Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cards Galore Challenge Blog, January Challenge, Anything Goes!!

Hi Everyone!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, also wishing you a Happy New Year!
Today is the big kick off over at Cards Galore Challenge Blog with all the new design team girls (that includes me tee hee :)!  The sponsor for the first challenge, Anything Goes, of the year is Scribble & Scrap

  and the prize is £15 voucher.
Here is the card I made with one of Scribble & Scrap's digital images:

I used Bo Bunny Country Garden Collection 6x6 paper pack.  The Scribble & Scrap digital design is called Vintage Daffodils and the sku# is 0025.  I used Prisma Colored pencils to color this classic image.  I used Spellbinders small oval and small oval scallops to cut out the image and frame it.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Petite Messages.  I fussy cut the butterfly from another piece of paper from the Bo Bunny Country Garden Collection. The lace, beads and doily is from my stash.
I hope you are inspired by my card and that you take the challenge on Cards Galore Challenge Blog! I am also entering this card in Scribble & Scrap blog Anything Goes Challenge and encourage you to take the challenge there as well.
Good Luck!

Here is a list of other challenges I have entered:
Kaboodle Doodles Anything Goes
The Crafting Café
Crafty Sentiments Designs

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Julie Nutting style canvas

Hi Peeps!  :)
I bet you thought I was never going to blog again LOL!  My computer crashed before Thanksgiving and we just ordered a new hard drive and monitor a few days ago and I'm waiting for it to arrive so for now I have to use my Father-In-Laws computer!  I cannot wait until mine comes in!!!
I've been busy with family and knitting for a craft show I was in that I haven't had any time to play with my canvas's but I sat down Wednesday and Thursday and finished the following:
This one I was inspired by Julie Nutting's Collage Couture.  I sketched out the doll then put her on book paper and cut her out.  I also sketched out the blouse, skirt, sash, headband and shoes then cut them out of patterned paper.  I used Pink Paisley's 12 x 12 Butterfly Garden paper for the background of the canvas and for her outfit I used Basic Grey's 6x6 Serendipity paper pack.  The butterflies are wood veneer from Studio Calico and I mixed blue, white and green paint together and painted them.  I didn't come up with the quote but I can't remember where I saw it.  This canvas is 11 x 14
Ok here is the next one:
This one I actually put together on my own.  I used Tim Holtz Sizzix die; Alterations Sewing Room and Weathered Clock and Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Splatters.  I used dress pattern tissue paper for the background and material for the dress and some lace I had.  I wrapped yellow and white bakers twine around the spool and threaded the buttons with it.  You can't see it but the twine wraps around.  I guess I'm going to have to outline it.  The quote is not mine but an old saying I heard.  A stitch in time saves nine.  This canvas is 8 x 10
Well I hope you liked my new creations!  I will be making more of the Julie Nutting dolls.  They are so much fun to draw and turn into art. 
If I don't blog before Wednesday I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas!!