Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Release at Inky Impressions

There are some adorable new releases at Inky Impressions today, including the Hot Cocoa Lili and fence background I used on my card. 

 Isn't she cute all snuggled up with her mug of Hot Cocoa?

I colored the image and the background (not including the sky) with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used some pop dots on Lili to add some dimension to the card. It took me a really long time to color this so I hope you like it, lol. 

I've been taking the Hair and Skin class at Kit a& Clowder and am learning so much! I'm only on lesson 1 but I can already see an improvement in my coloring.. 

You can see more great DT projects featuring the new releases on the Inky Inspirations blog and you can get all the new releases in the Inky Impressions shop

Have a great week! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Running Late {Theme Challenge @ Catch the Bug}

There's a fun new theme challenge on the Catch the Bug blog today. This month the theme is "RUNNING LATE FOR SOMETHING". And let me tell you, with 5 kids and my pokey husband we are ALWAYS running late. People who know us really well will even tell us to be places 15-30 minutes earlier than we need to be so that when we show up late we'll actually be right on time, lol. No matter how well I plan, something always happens at the last minute, someone has to poop, someone spills red juice all over themself. someone spits up down my shirt, someone's shoe is lost, someone's head is stuck somewhere...Ok, you get it...

How about I just get on with showing you my card before this blog post ends up being late too?


I really love this card, it's definitely one of my favorites of the ones I've made lately. This image of Gus always makes me smile. I used the print and cut on the Silhouette to cut him out, and I cut out an extra head so I could give the card some dimension. Zach had fun playing with Gus' floating head before it got attached to the card.

 I colored him with my  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers  (color palette below) and added a little glossy accents. The papers are from Fancy Pants Designs 2230 Nautical Scrapbook Collection Kit.  I love the papers in this collection!  The sentiment was created in the Silhouette Studio.

So stop by the Catch the Bug blog and enter the challenge with your late creations and be sure to visit the Bugaboo Stamps store to see the amazing new images Jodie has added this week.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Monster Pocket {Freebie Friday}

It's Friday! That means there's a new freebie up in the Bugaboo Store. This week it's the Monster Pocket 1.

I colored him with my Spectrum Noirs and then used some rubbing alcohol and textured cloth to make him look fuzzy. I cut his hand twice so I could add some dimension to the card. The paper is old Stampin Up and I dyed the ribbon to match. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company. I finished it off with some baker's twine and enamel dots.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

OBG - Back To School

Zach went back to school last week and I sent a little gift for his new teacher, and this card. The gift  was a set of "Just a Note" cards I had made.  On this card I used the Deacon Sign It School image.  

Before printing out the image I filled in the chalkboard with a chalkboard pattern I had added to my Corel program. Then I saved the image so that the next time I wanted to use it the chalkboard would already be filled in. Of course, I kept the original image too, just in case I ever wanted to make the sign something other than a chalkboard. I colored Deacon with Zach's favorite color - Orange. He actually likes NEON orange, but I thought that might be a little crazy.  I added some glossy accents to make the apples nice and shiny. The patterned paper and ribbon are from my stash. 

Stop by the Catch the Bug blog to see some more great OBG images and while you're there be sure to check out our latest challenge. 


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