Thursday, March 11, 2010

Scrap to my Lou

Browsing around the various blogs I follow, I happened upon a neat kind of personal challenge from Mackenzie over at Midnight Scramper. She made the cutest card with just the scraps on her desk. I decided to give it a go. I got this Ketto image from a good friend, and she's been colored forever. How many of us have TONS of colored images laying about? Needing to make a birthday card for my girlfriend, I went with this image because I liked the colors I used. Especially when I found corresponding colored paper in my scrap basket, already cut in the perfect size with the perfect pattern on the end. A casualty of a previous project, of course. Ok, ok, you got me. The flowers aren't considered scraps, technically, but they were on my desk so there! I dig the simplicity of this card, it didn't give me a headache at all. =) As always I had fun making this card, hope my girl friend likes it. Thanks to Mackenzie for the awesome idea!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hogs and Sketches #6-Designer Goulash

Here is my entry for March's challenge over at the Hambo Hogs and Sketches blog. After winning 2nd place again last month, I was even more excited to play! I chose this cute Dinos in Love digi as my loot. Aren't they cute!
Instead of a sketch, this months challenge was a bit different. They took elements from each design team member, and made a "goulash". The card had to be 4.5x5.5, using the paper piecing technique, colors red and purple, and dew drops for the embellishment. This was the most challenging card for me thus far, being that I'd never done paper piecing. I used a really neat swirly pattern to add on to the dinos bellies, the boy dinos scales, and a couple of hearts. I colored the rest with Copic markers, added some Stickles(oh I LOVE Stickles), and a couple red dew drops. Though fear almost made me run for the hills with this one, I actually had a lot of fun doing this, and plan to use paper piecing many times over.
You should hop on hover to the Hambo blog and check their challenges out. It's a great way to score some free images, rubber or digital(they're all so cute!), and most of all it's really fun! Thanks to all the folks at Hambo for the awesome challenges!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Owl for Delia

I made this card for a special little girl named Delia. I found out about her on Dustin Pike's blog. She has been diagnosed with leukemia. She loves art and owls, so Dustin, who already gives away a free digi every Wednesday, offered up some way cute owl images for anyone who wanted to send her a card. I decided to use the Owl in bed, showing that everyone gets sick, even owls. I colored the owl with my Copic markers and a little colored pencil to help highlight. The band aids are real-dollar store score-and I'm sure will come into good use for more than just scrapes and cuts.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HDH Macabre Monday #28

Here is my first submission in the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge. I've followed the blog for a while, and find it to be so cool being that I love Halloween and all things spooky. I had been waiting for the right challenge, and here it is! Teen Angst was the theme, so I jumped right in with this Torrente image that I colored with my limited amount of Copic markers. The sentiment I hand wrote, as well as he inside. A red index finger for my trouble, and I found the mess I was looking for. I had originally colored her "cutsie", but when I saw this challenge, I had to zombie her up! I love zombies, and thought this would fit right along with the theme. How many teens do you know that hate someone's guts? Only all of them! I put the brains sentiment on the inside. I had a blast making this card, and hope I get to do it again. Get on over there and check out the challenge, it was so much fun!