Friday, January 16, 2015

runway inspired challenge #75

Hello, hello!  I'm so happy that I had a chance to be at my craft table today.  It gave me a chance to unwind, relax a bit, and make this card, which I'm submitting to the Runway Inspired Challenge.

My card is based on this dress.  Oooh, so pretty!!!

I was inspired by the bright pink and the swooshiness of the dress.  I made the pink curves by using a curved die to create masks for each section.  Time consuming, yet lots and lots of fun.

I then finished it off with my sentiment and a sparkly ampersand.  On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment "I'm so grateful".

Thanks for checking this out!

Stamps: Mama Elephant So Many Thanks
Dies: WPlus9 Sparkle and Shine Trio
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (picked raspberry); Versafine (champagne)
Other: white embossing powder, sequins

Thursday, January 1, 2015

AEI♥U January Challenge: Paper Piecing

Happy New Year, everyone!!! Wishing you all a wonderful 2015, full of happiness, health, and love.
I can't think of a better way to kick off the new year than doing something, I'm back with another AEI♥U Challenge, where this month we're using one of my all-time favorite techniques.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I find paper piecing to be so relaxing...You stamp on patterned paper, cut around the outline, and then piece things back together again.   Here's what I made.

One of my goals for this year is to learn how to color better -- with Copics, watercolors, etc.  But, in the meantime, a technique like paper piecing is helpful, as patterned paper does all the work for me:)

This card goes out to all my family, friends, and virtual crafty friends who have supported me as I continue to explore blogging and cardmaking.  It has been a great journey so far, and I look forward to all the 2015 has in store.

I hope you check out the AEI♥U Challenge to get some inspiration from our challenge team.  Then, I hope you put together one of your own projects and link it up to our blog.  Two winners will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to Avery Elle! How cool is that!!!

All the rules and guidelines are on the AEI♥U Challenge blog.  Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps and paper by Avery Elle
Stamps: Look Up, Red and Goldie
Paper: Every Day Collection
Other: sequins and enamel accents