Wednesday, September 26, 2012

inky impressions animals challenge

hello everyone!  this weeks challenge at inky impressions is all about animals!  theyve got TONS of really great animal stamps,  but i picked one of their new releases, angelica fishing.

here's what i came up with

i made a half circle card, since it was water themed, it kinda reminded me of a boat.  and i added some little fishes and turtle stamps that i just stamped onto patterned paper, all around her.  i kinda thought it made it seem more water-y.

here's a close up of the image.  on the water, i used my stardust gel pen, and my glossy accents to make it look more like water.  close up it looks pretty real.

i hope you like this card.  check out inky impressions for some more wonderful stamps! :)

i am entering this card into the paper shelter - anything goes challenge

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

for a child challenge

this week, the challenge at inky impressions is "for a child". i have two daughters and i love to use them for inspiration.  when i was picking out an image to make this card, i asked my 6 y/o daughter which one she liked the best, and she said "i like the fairy, mommy."  (awe!)  so of course i had to use it :)  here's what i came up with i hope you like it :)

 i used k & company paper  designed by brenda walton, as well as the little angel tag that i also k & company from an ephemera pack. 
 here's the stick pink that i made, i wanted to hand a little charm on it, these charms are available at inky impressions store, and the really are fun :) i love the way it looks on this little card.  the lace and seam binding i got from ribbon
 here's a close up of the little clothes pin fairy, i colored her useing my copic markers.
here's the other corner that i added some cherry blossom, from i am roses and a resin heart from ribbon girl.

i hope you enjoy this card, i will be entering it into the following challenges:
use it tuesday: anything goes
whoopsi daisy - make it girly
craft your passions - bingo card, i picked bling ribbon and distress

Saturday, September 15, 2012

new release stamps from inky impressions

We are so excited that you are joining us for the Inky Impressions New Release Blog Hop! We have six new ADORABLE stamps to share with you. If you arrived here from Margreet blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. You are not going to want to miss any of the fabulous creations from the Inkettes or your chance at some amazing Inky prizes.
I am showcasing the fabulous new stamp Toolbox Christopher ! :)

 it's a toolbox, that holds muffins (since honestly i dont really know what goes in a toolbox lol that's why i put muffins in mine :)

 here's a close up of the little mr. fix-it!  he's so cute, and was my total inspiration for this project! :) 

ok so here's how you make the toolbox,  sorry for the quality of pictures they were taken at my craft desk, and not in full florida sunlight. :)

i always try to use recycled materials for my projects and i dont really have measurements for most of the shapes , but it's pretty easy to figure out and make any size you want.  for this project you need:

2- cereal box sides, cut in half top to bottom these will be the sides
2- cereal box sides scored 1/2 inch on one side
2- popcorn box sides (the 6 bag box- it's half of a cereal box side so you could just use another cereal box and cut in half)
1- foil tube.  i thought about using a paper towel one but it doesn't look proportional.

ok so like i said score one side of the long and skinny cereal box sides, do this on each piece.  i fold all of the printed sides in because i plan on covering the inside with paper and the print is harder to paint over than the chipboard side.

measure the bottom against the long side and fold up the ends, do this to each side and piece.

make a little notch where you will fold around the to make a corner, and glue the scored 1/2 inch edge to the bottom, and fold and glue the edges around.  do this to each long skinny piece.

when you're done this is what you will get.

flip it over and glue the extra popcorn bottom to the bottom to secure in the glued edges and make the box really sturdy.

this is what you'll get. looks nice, huh? :)

next, on one of the cereal box pieces draw a curve on one side that you like and that looks "toolboxy".  cut it out and flip it over to the other side so they will be symmetrical.

 cut it out. and place the foil tube on the center of this piece.
 this is what you will get. this will be your template for the other 3.

glue the long sides with the hole in it one on either side of the tabs that you wrapped around the short end.  do this on each side, then lastly tread the handle through and cut it down to size.

as you can see i already started lining this with patterned paper.  thee last thing that i did what to paint the outside with a burnt umber base and layer crackle, the top it with a beigey brown.  made it look just like real wood.  i also put buttons on the foil tube ends it looks really cute and country that way. :)

by doubling up on the cardboard you can easy feel comfotable giving this project to a kid to play with, it's super sturdy and practically free :)

i hope you try this and if you do i would really like to see what yours looks like! :)

thanks for stopping by!

In case you get lost here is the blog hop list.
Be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance one of TWO Inky prizes! :) All comments must be posted by Saturday, September 22 at 5 p.m. EST.  Now hop on over to Tonya H.'s lovely little blog!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

pink and brown challenge

hello!  i know my blogs been a bit slow, but im just getting over a cold and am on the mend of both myself and my house (kids and husbands can not be trusted to clean) :-/

there is a new inky impressions blog challenge and the theme is pink and brown and our sponsor is my creaative classroom.  i love pink and brown so much, and the only thing that could beat it is pink and green :)  so here's my little card :)

 yay! it's so cute! for the center card topper i used Joseph and Lynnette's First Date and colored it with my copic markers, and cute it out with my bearded spellbinders and inked it with a pink stamp pad and a brown one.   on the dark pink side i used fiskers simple stick stamps:  the sweet life to make the pattern on the paper,  and the hearts are from a my minds eye honey cake 6 x 6 pad.  and of course i added lots of embellishments and a bow! :)

here's a wonderful close up of the card topper.  i used glossy accents on the mug to make it look like a real glass. 

the embellishments, i added a little colored in cupcake the icing is painted in with pearl puffy paint, and glossy accents on the cherry to make it look nice and juice :)

here's the inside of the card.  i used a little beaded diecut around the sentiment, and basic grey patterned cupcake paper in the inside, it looks really special when you open it up. :)

im entering my card into the following challenges
papertake weekly challenges - things that make you go awe!

thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

sympathy card

hey everyone! i had a great labor day, and three day weekend, and i know its been awhile since ive posted a new card. but life's just been busy :)  im finally starting my term with inky impressions, and the more i work with these stamps the more i love them!  the new challenge for the week is anything goes!  i love anything goes challenges :)  and this is what i created

it's a criss cross card with a cute little tag tag  to write your message on.  i made a little beaded heart frame, for little lili to sit in, and added coordinating iamroses flowers.  i tried to use plenty of colors to brighten up the sympathty card.  and a little banner with the sentiment in it.

 here's a close up of the colored image teary eyed lili, i used my copic to color her.

im entering this sympathy card into the following challenges -bingo i picked glitter, yellow spots.
my craft spot - sympathy and encouragement
stamp andd create - anything goes
the pink elephant - use patterned paper

inky impressions is also being sponsored by kenny k cards  and we were given a few digi stamps to use,  jasmine reminded me of my daughter, ellie.  very fashionable, cute, and great hair :)
 this is a close up of the little cute jasmine, i colored her with my copics,  used a gold smoochie for her buttons, necklace, and sunglasses.  she was so cute, she didnt need much done to her.

hope you like it! this time around  thanks for stopping by :)