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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #7 - Patriotic / Use Your Country Colors .. Ausmerican

Good morning and Happy 10th of the month! Today is our new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!! Today we are on Challenge #7, which has a theme of Patriotic and/or Use Your Countries Colors. Our wonderful Sponsors for Challenge #7 are:




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I have created a couple of items for this challenge. Here is my second creation ... choosing to go Ausmerican with this one.. a mix of Aussie and American :)  For my hubby and I:











I went with the Australian Sporting colors of Yellow and Green and the American Red, White and Blue. I have used Sea Serpent and Mermaid from Keyesays Visual Art. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The card and all the die cuts inside where all cut using the Silhouette Cameo. The card is an Accordian Fold Card. The background behind the image.. the water.. was done using watercolors. I have used chalk on the Sand Dollar, the shell, the seaweed and the bubbles to add a bit of detailing to it. I've also added Diamond Glaze to the bubbles so they really appear to be water drops. I've added some gems around the image on the inside. The papers are from a stack. I love how this turned out. Thanks for looking!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Blue: B21, B24, B29
  • Red: R22, R24, R46
  • Yellow: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR23
  • Green: YG03, YG05, YG09, G29
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Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #7 - Patriotic / Use Your Countries Colors

Good morning and Happy 10th of the month! Today is our new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!! Today we are on Challenge #7, which has a theme of Patriotic and/or Use Your Countries Colors. Our wonderful Sponsors for Challenge #7 are:




Our sponsors are so wonderful!! Please be sure to visit them and show the love! We really appreciate you so much!! Thank you for sponsoring with Open-Minded Crafting Fun!

I have created a couple of items for this challenge. Here is my first creation ... choosing to go all out Patriotic with this one:












I created this Cascade Card using Lunastria The Faerie from Keyesays Visual Art. I love this fairy and I went and made her all patriotic :) I have used Copic Markers to color her and I've also used some Opaque White on her. She is layered a little bit as well. All of the cuts for the Cascade Card were cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I've used a lot of cardstock and a bit of scrap pieces of patterned paper. The "july" and "firecracker" are the patterned paper. On both of these words I also covered them with Diamond Glaze to give them a nice puffy shine. I love Diamond Glaze! I've also used glitter on the 4th and on the fireworks at the top.

Copic Markers Used:
    • Dress: B21, B24, B29
    • Wings and Red on Dress: R22, R24, R46
    • Hair: B24, C5, C7, C9
    • Eyes: B24, B29
    • Leaves: YG05, YG09
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #6 - Seasons/Holidays

Good morning!! Happy 10th of the month!!  Today is a new challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We are on Challenge #6, which has a theme of Seasons/Holidays. You can create anything for any holiday or any season. I can't wait to see what everyone creates! We will hopefully have a wide variety of items!

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This challenge was a perfect excuse to create a Christmas card :)  So, that is exactly what I did:










For this one I started with my image from DigiStamps4Joy - Nativity Globe. The image was colored using Copic Markers. I did a bit of layering as well. I wanted to create a shaker with it, but then what to do with the shaker. I decided to put it on an easel card. The background of the globe image was created using Distress Ink. I created the snow flakes using Copic Opaque White. I've added some seed beads, star sequins and gold and white sequins on the inside of the shaker. I used some Wink of Stella on the star at the top. I've used all paper scraps. The metal tag says Merry Christmas and I've used some Alcohol inks to color it. I have also added some doodling on the bottom panel. I also doodled "a Savior is Born".  I also added a couple of rhinestone stars there as well. There are some stickers on the sides - the cross and the poinsettia. I added a bit of ribbon as well.

Copic Markers Used:
    • Manger: E31, E35, E37
    • Hay: Y00, Y21, Y32
    • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
    • Blanket: E0000, E000, E02
    • Star: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y19
    • Base & Globe: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR23
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy Father's Day Box Card

Good morning everyone!! It is only Tuesday and it has been one heck of a week so far LOL!!!  I keep telling myself if can only get better, it can only get better, it can only get better! HAHA!  And the Lord only gives me what I can handle! So I can persist, carry on and do my best :) And that is all I can do!

So, here is a card I finished up this weekend:









For this card I've used All Tied Up from QKR Stampede. He is colored with Copic Markers and layered a bit. All of the cuts are done using the Silhouette Cameo. I've used black and brown card stock and a bit of striped patterned paper scraps for those stars. Even the Happy Father's Day is a bit tan, although it looks white on here. I've inked all of the papers too with black ink. I've added some brown glitter to the Father's insert. I love how the back of the card is decorated and cut to allow for writing. I thought that was just perfect! And that is it... simple card, but a box card. Thanks for looking!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Bear: E31, E35, E37, E39
  • Checkered Tie: Y00, Y11, Y15
  • Light Blue Tie: B0000, B000, B00, B02
  • Dark Blue Tie: B26, B29, B39
  • Striped Tie: R24, R29, R46
  • Vest: BG93, BG96, BG99
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Poppy Frame Sympathy

Good morning and a very happy Sunday!! It has been a good weekend, but I can't believe it is over already! Watched the hockey game last night, did a bit of crafting this weekend. Bailey has Lacrosse practice.. lots of racing this weekend. That's it.. a good weekend .. I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Sad news in our MotoGP racing though... RIP Luis Salom who crashed in the Moto2 practice session and has sadly passed away. He was an amazing talent on the bikes. He will be missed.

Today I wanted to share another sympathy card with you .. fitting:








For this one I have used another Delicious Doodles image - Poppy and Butterfly Border. I've also used Poppy Paper from Delicious Doodles. I've colored everything with Copic Markers and I've done a bit of layering of the images as well. The cloud paper in the frame is from a scrap piece of paper. I added some gems, a ribbon and a deepest sympathy stamp. I also added some of the Poppy Paper and some gems on the inside to help tie it all together.

Copic Markers Used:
    • Flowers: R22, R24, R46, R59
    • Leaves & Stems: YG01, YG05, YG09, YG67
    • Butterfly and Yellow On Frame: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, YR24
    • Gray On Frame: C00, C1, C3
    • Butterfly and Poppy Middle: C5, C7, C9
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