Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rainbows, Unicorns, Glitter, and a Shaker!

I'm super excited to be joining some challenges today!  Between starting a new job, kids on summer break, and weekend camping trips, I've not had much of a chance to play along lately.  The MFT sketch challenge gave me the starting point, and Virginia's View gave me the extra boost I needed to put this card together.
I rotated the sketch a quarter turn to the left.  The images were stamped, colored with Copics, and given a bit of shimmer.  I patterned the unicorn after the one from Despicable Me - He's so FLUFFY!  The clouds were ink blended with Distress Ink using the cloud die cuts as a stencil.  I die cut the inked clouds with the circle frame to create a shaker.  The rainbow was created using the straw die and spaced a straw width apart.  The bottom cloud was ink blended and the middle portion is raised with fun foam.  The sentiment was inked in DI Picked Raspberry to reflect the unicorn.

Supplies Used:
Copics - C00, C01, C03, Y23, Y26, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV63, RV66
Stamps - MFT Magical Unicorns
Dies - MFT Stitched Cloud Edges, MFT Pierced Circle Frame, MFT LLD Cool Cup (straw for the rainbow stripes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, DI Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
Paper - AC Glitter Paper, Paper Studios card base, scraps of colored cs
Extras - Wink of Stella, fun foam, seed beads from Hobby Lobby, acetate from packaging

This card is going over to play in the following challenges:
     MFT Card Challenges: Sketch 286     Virginia's View Challenge #22: All About Color      SSS Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Shimmer
                           Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Thanks so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tag, You're It! #49

A new challenge starts today at Tag, You're It!  Anja created a beautiful card that features a gorgeous tag.  Here's how I was inspired:
Take a look at Anja's card:
So much to love here on Anja's card!  The combination of blue and green with the crisp white is beautiful!  I love how she focused the grouping on the left side of the tag, and yet your eye spans out to see the flecks of shine on to the right of the card.

My card takes the grouping off of the tag and onto the card itself, still coming from the upper left side.  I blended her blue and green to create a minty color palette for my card.  Her shiny flecks became silver birds and her focal butterfly was exchanged with a die cut house.  The two tags hang in the tree branches along with some leafy springs to reflect Anja's cluster of elements.
This card was so much fun to create, especially because I got to play with some of my new Poppystamp dies!  Check out that layered house.  I mean, really? A layer for curtains and tiny shutters?  Way too much fun!  The heavy silver cs didn't fold on the door's score line very well.  Next time I will score that with a stylus.

Supplies used:
Dies: Poppystamps Baylan House, Chirping Birds, Cheery Cardinals, Exquisite Branch Frame, Main Street Tags, and MFT Leafy Greenery
Stencil: Memory Box Modern Radio Waves
Ink:  PTI Aqua Mist
Card base:  Paper Studios
Paper:  All from scrap paper stash

I hope you will join us over at Tag, You're It! for this wonderful challenge.  I'd love to see how you are inspired!

Thanks for coming over for a visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne