Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feb 29 Paper Piecing Challenge

Welcome back to my blog.

The challenge this week is paper piecing, a interesting challenge, I have never tried it before but glad that this challenge has helped me once again step out of the box to try something new that I will definately try again. I'm not sure it you have ever tried doing this, but you can print off your image or stamp it and cut out the pieces instead of coloring them- then glue your pieces onto your image. It adds more texture to your image . I have rather enjoying trying this.

I would love for you to try this and if you do add it to the Whimsy challenge blog for a chance to win digital stamps. I used this really cute Crissy digi from Whimsy Stamps called In The Doghouse. Click here to jump over to the Whimsy blog to check out the DT creations for a little inspiration.

Here is the card that I used for this weeks challenge.

I paper pieced the dog house, flowers & grass.

I used copic markers to color the dog, the words were cut out using the making memories slice machine. I cut the bone out of paper as well then I popped a brad into where the nail should be to hang the sign. I used wire to twist it throught the sign to give it the look that it is hanging. I really enjoyed making this card, hope you have enjoyed looking

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feb. 22 Monochromatic Challenge

The challenge for the week is Monochromatic.

Monochromatic is pertaining to or having tones of one color, so I used the color brown in various shades. I wasn't sure when I first started coloring this super cute Lia Stampz image from Whimsy Stamps if the whole image would look good with brown. I knew the frog would but the rain and umbrella I wasn't sure of, but the more I colored the more I liked it. If you have never tried monochromatic now is the perfect time to give it a try. Find a image, give it a try then add your creation to the Whimsy inspires challenge for a chance to win a great digital image. Click here and then you can go over to the Whimsy challenge to check out some really great monochromatic creations from the Whimsy Design Team.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge, hope it will inspire you to try a monochromatic creation.

Here's the corner with some really great brown flowers with some clear crystal stems from Whimsy added.
Supplies: Froggy image by Lia Stampz from Whimsy Stamps, copic markers, bazzill cardstock, miscellaneous patterned paper, Prima Marketing flowers, Kaiser Craft pearls, Clear crystal stem from Whimsy Stamps, Ek corner punch, Ribbon and brads.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb 15 anything but square.

Anything but square!

Well the sounds easy enough doesn't it, this was a little more challenging for me to do. I have made cards that were rectangular but most of my cards, in fact just about all of them are 6X6. I like that size cause you can do so much with it. So once again to step out of my comfort zone and do something that I never typically do was challenging to say the least. But that why they call it a challenge and that's why I love doing them so much. Well my card is definately a different shape it started off rectangular but then I threw a twist in there and added a circle to the top left corner. Also added a die cut shape to the bottom part of my easel card, so my shape is a bit different. I used a digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps by StampArt Designs called Little Bear Ready For Bed. This super cute image was really wonderful to work with.

Also for one week Whimsy Stamps is having a digi sale from Feb 14 to the 21

it's 50% off,

prices are marked, no code is necessary. So now is the time to jump over and grab some images.

Here is my challenge card. I hope that you will make a card/project and play along with us this week on the Whimsy Challenge Blog.

Here is a close up of the my sentiment. I drew it out, this is one of my favorite word designs. Its fun and easy for me to do help me add a little more of my creativity to my prjects.

Here is a picture that shows you a side view of my easel card.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feb 8 Love themed Challenge

Loved themed is the new challenge from Whimsy this week.

This challenge should hopefully give your creativity a little inspiration. You can make a card with anything that expresses love, there are so many things out there to use.

For my card I used this super cute bouquet of flowers from Whimsy Stamps by the designer Moon Cookie called Valentine's Bouquet. I made it bright and cheerful with a I Love You sentiment that you could give anyone for Valentine's day.

So I hope that your up for this great challenge this week and decide to enter a card or project and play along with us on the Whimsy inspires blog.

I used copic markers to color my image and added a little Star Dust Stickles to give the flowers a little bling. I added the spellbinder circles to help accent my colored image.

Supplies: Valentine Bouquet digi image from Whimsy Stamps, Copic Markers, spellbinders, Bazzill paper, Bo Bunny patterened paper, Bling and Pearls, Ranger StarDust Stickles, ribbon

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Feb. Digi hop

Hi welcome back !

This week Whimsy is doing a digi hop which will start today February 1 and run until Wednesday February 8. All you have to do to participate is take a few minutes to leave each of the DT members a comment on their card or project for a chance to win. 2 of these blogs will randomly choose a winner that will receive a digital stamp of their choice. The grand prize winner will get a choice of 5 digital images from Whimsy.

If you are playing along with us but didn't arrive here from Sarah's blog then click here and it will take you back to the beginning of the digi hop to Linda's blog. I hope that you decide to play along and possibly find some new ideas that will inspire you to make your own creation.

Charlene (that's me)

This is the card that I have made for the digi hop. This is a new super cute image from Whimsy Stamps called : Raggedy girl peek-a-boo.

I wanted to do something a little bit different so decided to make a shaker card. I used very soft colored beads, so that it didn't take a way from the image that I colored. This was a fun and cute card that is bright and very cheerful that I could used to give to anyone.The picture below shows the beads a little bit better .

The flowers and leaves that I used to embellish the top corner of my card

Supplies: Raggedy Girl Peek a Boo digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps, Copic markers, Girls Paperie patterened paper, Bazzil cardstock, Prima marketing, Leaves & flower, Whimsy flowers, Martha Stewart leaf punches, beads, miscellaneous brads & overlay sheet.