Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Only two colors

We are being challenged today at The Paper Shelter to use only two colors to make a card. I’ve chosen the Adorable Cowgirl as my image & colored her with Copics.  I admit it’s a little hard to color an image with so few Copics but there are a LOT of shades of green & yellow so I did my best …
This is a little wood frame that I made & love using to display my cards. Also made the tiny wagon wheel & pot that I drilled holes in so I can add a few dried flowers, wheat or even weeds. One of my favorite things to do is driving around & snipping off decorative weeds growing along the road to use in decorating my house or cards. I love my store bought dies & flowers etc but it’s nice to include a little bit of Mother Nature as well …
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Now we’d love to see what you can create with just 2 colors & one lucky person will win a generous $30 gift to buy a bunch of these sweet digis if you use a Paper Shelter image. You can still win if you use another image & the prize would be 3 images from TPS.. Link your card to the Paper Shelter Challenge #133
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I used Flower Soft for the ground & it looks like the little deer ran thru the bushes & has a little coating of “brush” on her. I COULD say I did it on purpose !!!
Here’s a few thumbnail pictures of different parts of my card & if you’d like to see them up close just click on each one.
Card Recipe :
  • Stamps … Paper Shelter Adorable Cowgirl & sentiment – Crazy for Chickens
  • Dies …Fishtail flags, Impression Obsession trees, Cheery Lynn & Impression Obsession grass
  • Barbed Wire fence from Die-namics, Deer is a Marianne die cut out of felt paper
  • Mixed Flower Soft
  • Papers … graphic 45

Thanks for stopping by & I love hearing from you. I read every comment & hold them close to my heart.
Hugs, from Janie

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Autumn Tilda Pencil Holder

I LOVE this super cute mini Tilda … The theme for Magnolia-licious is a shaped card but round is a shape so I hope this works. I made a little project out of a peanut can & covered it with designer paper & colored her to match …. Super easy & fun to do.  Didn’t have any of my supplies except the images & my Copics as I am visiting my daughter but improvised & it will do … The fall is getting beautiful in Virginia so I grabbed a few leaves to add to my “display” & some even had acorns attached.

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I’ll add a little more later this evening..

Little Mini Autumn Tilda is colored with Copics & cut out with a couple of free hand circles & popped on the front of a small can using foam tape. I used the lid for the bottom so it doesn’t scratch whatever it is set on. Thanks for stopping by & be sure to visit Diana at Magnolia-licious for some wonderful stamps, dies & so much more.

Janie

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Little Miss Mumu

I’ve had a little secret for awhile & am ready to share it with you today !!! The wonderful Diana Crick from Magnolia-licious asked me to join the team to design cards for her & I was over the moon, & hand my over my mouth to keep from screaming YES !!!! I couldn’t answer her back fast enough… Thank you Diana for having faith in me to represent these amazing stamps, dies & so much more.

This is my 1st card I’ve made for the Magnolia blog & the Wee Wednesday post. I am so honored to be a part of this amazing team of talented designers & just hope they have the patience to keep me on board until I can figure everything out. I can not tell you how long this has been a dream of mine. I fell in love with the darling little Tilda images when I saw a card Sharon Caudle had made … It looked like something out of a princess castle & that was my 1st comment I ever made on anyone’s blog. I may have had a LOT more money before I found her sweet cards but I’ve never been happier … Still can’t believe I’m now ON this team …
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This is the sweetest image called Little Miss Mumu … I used the mini which are so nice for creations like this & used my stampa-ma-jig to add the mini barbed wire background to her. Diana has them as a set for a great price. She’s also available in the regular size.
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I’m going to retake these pictures as soon as I can & see if I can do the card justice. It’s a step-card & I made the stand, the wagon wheel & that little wooden pot & thought they were the perfect accessories to display my card. In my next life I’m going to be a GREAT photographer… I just can’t take good pictures especially with lamps. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check out Magnolia-licious for great deals on stamps, dies & so much more. Diana is now carrying Wild Rose Studio, Wee stamps, Penny Black & several others.
Hugs, Janie

Warm in the Winter

This little girl looks like she’s ready for winter all bundled up. She’s a digi image from The Paper Shelter called Warm in the Winter & is so fun to color. The challenge this week is Shabby Chic & if you use one of their digis you could win a $30 prize to choose a bunch of their cute little images. You can use another image for the challenge & if you are picked you could still win 3 digis from them. They have a lot to choose from …

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I used a little Frantage & should have taken a picture of my craftroom floor cuz that’s where MOST of the stuff went. I LOVE that embossing technique but apparently didn’t have it applied quite right cuz when I put the heat gun under the paper it went flying everywhere. Let’s just say I have a VERY sparkly house … I might have got a little carried away with it but it was a learning experience so I added it to everything & it looks like a glittery snow day …

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I placed the card on a Joy Craft paper stand & then on a little wooden rack that I built.

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I used velvet paper for the deer & a black marker to color the eye & hooves & they look almost real. (click on the picture to see a close-up) …

Have a great day & hope you find time to be a little “crafty”…

Hugs, Janie