Sunday, February 18, 2018

Forest Love - Pilin' On the Washi Tape & 3D Embellishments

The theme this month at Pile It On is 3D Embellishments (buttons, bows, wood veneer, etc) and/or Stickers/Washi Tape. We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn.
A friend recently sent me this fun 3D plastic sticker, and I paired it with this cute wood veneer fox from Freckled Fawn. The plastic is popped up from the base, but it came empty. I just had to make it a shaker, so I carefully slit one of the ends with a knife and slipped in heart-shaped confetti & butterfly sequins with a Slurpee straw (see photo on right); I sealed the slit with Washi tape, and lined the rest of the edges with the same tape.

I decorated a pre-made tag with green & brown inks, a woodgrain-patterned stamp from Red Rubber Designs, and a "ribbon" made from the Washi tape. I heat-embossed the sentiment (Pink&Main) directly onto the patterned paper with hot pink power. I made the little bow for the wooden fox from pink paper that I covered with a dotted Washi tape and a Elizabeth Crafts die. The little leaves were cut from a wood tape with a Sweet Stamps die. The pretty papers are from DCWV.

Animal Friends Challenge #59: Stripes and/or Dots + Animal
Crafty Gal's Corner #159: Add a Heart
Cute Card Thursday #517: One Word Sentiment
Sweet Stampin: Add a Tag + stamping
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #356: Sketch + (optional) Polka Dots

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Succulent Vibes - Pilin' on Stickers/Washi Tape

The theme this month at Pile It On is 3D Embellishments (buttons, bows, wood veneer, etc) and/or Stickers/Washi Tape. We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn.

I used the glitter masking technique along with vinyl outline stickers from Krazy Kreations. The cactus die-cut & pot are from the Succulent Garden set by Spellbinders. I covered the cactus with glitter & glittery flowersoft. I cut the pot from a patterned paper & heat-embossed a sentiment from Technique Tuesday. The lovely Washi tape is from the Paper Studio. I used a stained glass stamp from DRS Designs and the emboss-resist technique to create the bottom panel. I added some Aged Copper enamel to complete the design.
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Way to Add a Sentiment & Why (stamping onto a small die-cut piece not really intended for a sentiment; because it's fun to get creative!)
Get Creative Challenges #66: Ribbon and/or Washi Tape
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Die Cut (2nd entry)
Through the Purple Haze #141: Add Some Turquoise (patina)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #440

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Out of this World - Stash Only at International Art & Soul Challenge

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge, chosen by DT member Chriss, is Use stuff you already own/Stash.

I've had this alien scene rubber stamp for a long time; it managed to organized away from my craftroom, so this is my first time using it. I used colored embossing markers (Marvy) to color the this stamp & the one on the back (V's Sweet Ideas) before heat-embossing in clear powder. I then used the resist technique to add the background. I used circle dies to create the holes & "planets" and used a die to cut the stars from a hand-inked paper. For the alien on the second panel, I fussy-cut just the skateboard part, reversed it, colored it & heat-embossed "rock on" directly into it. Then I added the little stamped alien. I made the blue paper with ink smooshing.

Inkspirational #154: Aperture Card
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers #103: Galaxy

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Castles & Cake -- Special Folds at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Special Folds.

My dad just turned 81, and some of his favorite memories are working & traveling in Europe. I used dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Cuttlebug, Crafter's Companion, & Cheery Lynn Designs, and papers from Graphic 45 & Imaginisce.

Calla Lily Studio inspired me to try an Open center Box pop-up Card; we both used the tutorial from Maymay Made This. I modified the instructions to make a 6x6 card.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Die Cut
Tinker- Dream #62: Birthday/Party

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Not-so-coy Koi - New Stash with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Anything Goes Without Stamps, with the optional twist of Use something new you have recently acquired. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize.

I used the Newton's Nook snowglobe die set that I received for Christmas, but I wanted to use it in a different way so I matched it with my  koi die is from Memory Box.

The lighter fish is cut from a shiny yellow paper and inked orange; the darker fish is heat-embossed with a shiny orange powder. I made the sentiment using the fonts 4 My Lover and De Balme Initials. For the fishbowls, I decorated the shiny white paper by inking an embossing folder and gently embossing it. I sprayed the inked portion with a mix of alcohol and water. I used a scrap to create the punched hearts. The shakers are filled with microbeads & orange, heart-shaped sequins.

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Love

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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