Tuesday, October 27, 2020

RIP card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's my turn once again at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I love working with sketches.  This is actually the first Halloween card I made this season.  When I saw this sketch and the date, I immediately thought Halloween!  I wound up using a lot of spare parts from my Halloween stash.

First I needed a background and this time I decided to use Distress ink to create a spooky foggy look instead of my go to patterned paper.  Despite my love of designer paper, I do love a great CAS card.


Here's the sketch:


Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Sizzix On the Edge Graveyard die
Karen Burniston Halloween scene dies
black, white and silver glitter card stock
Distress Oxide inks:  Black Soot and Hickory Smoke
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Happy Halloween and thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, October 26, 2020

Creative Memories Sports Finish Strong for Bitten By the Bug 2

Welcome to the latest challenge from Bitten By the Bug 2.  Our challenge this time around is sports.  I created a layout of a half marathon my son ran last year.  He finished first in his age division. I must say I did not take any of these photos.  I borrowed them from the internet.  They were featured on the race website and the local news.



I used the negative cut from page 2 as a stencil for page 1.  I simply sponged some distress ink and held in place with my hand.  I was NOT that concerned with precision.  


I manipulated the layout of the title.  It was a square with the shoe as part of the design.  I used the shoe in the lower left.  


I made a duplicate of the title and contoured only the shoe to create a stripe of color in the sole.



The second page was actually the first page I created.   I loved the Finish Strong title available with Cricut Access. 


 I also made a duplicate of this title and contoured the runner.  I cut the second runner out of the background paper in a spot that I knew would be covered by the badge mat.


Ingredients:
Cricut Finish Strong, Marathon Motivation and Stork's Delivery
Creative Memories Sports Paper Stack and Sticker pack
Black shimmer and white card stock
Tutti Small Scallop Stitched Circles
Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Circle die 
Hickory Smoke Distress ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 Sports theme for the next two weeks.

Alicia









Lawn Fawn Today the World Revolves Around You

 Hello readers, Alicia with a Lawn Fawn card.  I love these cute little images.  I have so much fun coloring them.  I also enjoy creating Distress Oxide backgrounds.  Together, I spent a lot of time creating the elements before combining them all on my galaxy card.  


I had so much fun coloring images that I make dozens of pieces in one sitting.  I stamped as many images from Lawn Fawn Out of the World stamps and Lawn Fawn Beam me Up stamps as I could fit on my piece of paper.  I used a stamping platform to stamp the sheets multiple times and heat emboss.  I colored them with various alcohol markers and finally die cut them several at a time to "mass produce" elements.


A tip to make the transition between clouds and space smooth is to add the cloud layer first them die cut the outside shape with the pieces together. I also illustrate in the photo below layering of the twine.  First I adhered one end to the astronaut with pop dots.  Next I added the other end to the back of the space layer with double sided adhesive.  I trimmed the excess off the back.  Finally, I added a drop of glue to create the curve of the twine in the manner I desired.  


I used gold shimmer spray on top of the Distress Oxide background after I had spritzed with plenty of water to create the soft chalk appearance. I felt the gold brought out the Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber layered underneath the Black Soot.  I also played up the yellow with a soft yellow soft card base, yellow sequins and a yellow planet in my assortment.


In addition to the following Dies R Us products, I used Colorbox black pigment ink, Judikins black detail embossing powder, Judikins Diamond Glaze, alcohol markers, gold shimmer spray, sequins, twine with glossy black, yellow, and white card stock.

Lawn Fawn Out of the World stamps









Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.







Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tim Holtz Witchy Tag

Hello, I am back with another Distress Oxide tag.  I used the same ink colors as last time and continued to use the texture paste I tinted with Perfect Pearls and Pearl Ex and the bat stencil.  However, after that this tag switched is up with some witches and moon die cut.

 

I splattered with shimmer mist before adding the metallic silver moon die cut and witches.


I stamped and embossed the sentiment.  The die cut picked up some of the embossing around the edges.


I added some metallic fiber, rick rack and sheer ribbons.  It's hard to determine but I sprinkled this tag with some tiny black sequins.


Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers and Shapers Moon die
Distress Oxide inks: Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot maybe Seedless Preserves
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells stamps 1
Versamark Ink
Eggplant Metallic embossing powder
Tim Holtz Bat Stencil
texture paste
 Perfect Pearls and Pearl Ex various colors in texture paste
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Ephemera Paper Dolls 2
metallic paper
manila tag
ribbons and fibers
Shimmer spray ink
sequins








Thank you for reading today

Alicia




Monday, October 19, 2020

Party This Way! Karen Burniston Tag Pop Up with critters for Dies R Us

 Hi there.  It's Alicia and it's been a few years but I have joined the DT again.  I am so excited to bring you my first project!  I created a tag pop up book as a birthday card for my nephew.  I am sure the pop up will be sure to thrill him as I hope it does you.  With the assistance of Karen Burniston assembly videos, these kinetic cards really go together quite easily for a wow factor that wasn't a lot of work.


The real work was in designing all the animals included in his card but they are just so darn cute!  I got carried away making these little guys.  I am sure you will see more Karen Burniston critters from me on future projects.  I own a few sets but not all of them yet!


I had to "fussy" cut the sheriff's badge for the ostrich's hat.  I could not for the life of me find anything that tiny to use.  I am sure there is something in the Dies R Us Store. I will eventually find it!  I added an extra strip of color to the football helmet.  I die cut the center section with a scrap of gold to get that perfect rounded edge.  Then I simple cut the sides to create a strip and adhered. Also of note, I used colored card stock for all the critters but not the cow.  I used white card stock and colored the details with markers.


The most important step is to only place adhesive on the ends of the pop up assembly and adhere to the tag base.  If you get adhesive on any of the pop out portion your card will not work correctly.


As I assembled the project, I continuously checked with each piece that it worked properly.  Stringing the banner was the most delicate part of this process.  Once all the inside pieces were in place, I added the front panel and tied pieces of twine in the holes of the tags.


The following is a list of Dies R Us Store products I used. In addition I used Stampin Up stamps, ink and punch for the sentiments, twine, markers, card stock and Quick Quotes designer papers.

Karen Burniston Tag Book


Karen Burniston Tiny Accessories 1

Karen Burniston Tiny Accessories 3


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tim Holtz Toxic Tag

I spent an entire weekend inking up and getting messy on some manila and kraft tags.  This one is my husband's favorite.  I started the projects with a layer of Distress Oxide inks.  I used a couple of purples and black soot to cover the base.  I spritzed with water to create the chalky effect.  I thought it made the perfect spooky background.


The next layer was stenciling with regular Distress ink. I can't remember the brand of the blood and small skull stencils.  I layered some ephemera next.


The next layer was texture paste mixed with Pearl Ex Interference Blue and a large skull stencil.  It didn't color the paste too much.  So for the bats I added some black and platinum to the paste.  Next I sprinkled some black shimmer spray to grunge it up a bit more. Then those eyes!  When I was opening the package my husband saw them and thought they were super cool.  It was his idea to used two different colors.  The package of Tim Holtz eyes don't have any two the same size and same color. There are three sizes in each color.  So if you want pairs by two packs.


I added some black bat die cuts and a silver metallic skull die cut.  The final touch was some ribbon and fibers.  And of course, inking the edges with black ink for a cohesive dark look.


Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers and Shapers Mini Bat and Skull
Distress Oxide inks: Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot maybe Seedless Preserves
Distress ink Fired Brick and Black Soot
Tim Holtz Bat stencil
Skull stencils-NBUS
texture paste
 Perfect Pearls and Pearl Ex Interference Blue and various colors in texture paste
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Creepy Eyes. Halloween Ephemera and Snippets-NBUS
black  and metallic paper
manila tag
ribbons and fibers
Shimmer spray ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:












Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned I made a few of these lovelies for the season!

Alicia




Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Thank you card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the latest sketch challenge from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I took this opportunity to use up some scraps.  I always save these frames created with the Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Rectangle dies.  They were perfect for the nesting style sketch.


Here's the sketch:


A close up of my flowers.  I can't remember if these were Recollections or Prima they were a large mix in a clear plastic container.  I loved the mix of soft colors and patterns.  I found some fancy brads in the same color palette for the final touch on each flower.


Here is my stash of extra die cuts.  These frames get collected because they are the negatives and I needed a place to keep them in good condition.


I often cut a piece only to decide on another color or pattern later, so the extras pile up.


I try to keep circles, ovals and various shapes together.


Ingredients:
Quick Quotes papers
Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Rectangle dies
A Muse Thank you Mix stamp
Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink
Prima flowers
kraft paper and brads

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until next Sunday.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, October 12, 2020

SVGCuts Pumpkin Carriage for Bitten By the Bug 2's Fall Challenge

Happy Autumn!  I just love this season and especially the month of October.  When it came time to create a project for this theme, Feels Like Fall. I was super excited and still on a roll from my recent 3-D projects.  I love creating these objects d' art.  I hope they bring as much joy as I experience making them.  I chose this project from SVGCuts Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit.  You don't have to go this grand, but I hope to inspire you to create an Autumn Project with your Cricut and enter the Bitten By the Bug 2 Feel Like Fall Challenge.


Some of the details,  I used a flower button for the door "handle".  The lantern came together very easily but next time I will use double sided paper.  I tried to chalk the inside but the foil paper had a very glossy back side and didn't take the ink very well.  I added a row of orange gems below the door.


In this photo you can see the metallic gem stickers I added to the platform.  I don't think I did the platform just right but the wheels covered it.  I added orange gems above the door too.


On the ends of the platform, I added flowers.  It's hard to see but I used a dark green metallic paper as my accent paper.  There were some cuts for covering the platform and some of the edges. Notice the pumpkin in the paper print.


The back side.


The metallic dark green papers is more visible in the close up view of the back side.  I also used it on the wheels.


One more angled view.


The opposite end of the platform.  



I inserted tea lights inside the carriage. It was really pretty but hard to photograph.


Y'all I just have to say, I was checking out my products I used to compile the list below.  This patterned paper is from 2010!!! 10 year old paper that has now been turned into a most beautiful creation.  I know my craft room is packed full...but proof I use it up it this project!


Ingredients:
SVGCuts Pumpkin Carriage part of the Enchanted Autumn Collection
Storytellers Club Pick of the Patch papers
Cricut glitter paper
velvet paper, colored vellum, foil paper and other misc papers
Flowers, gems, stickers, brads and buttons

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:












Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with the Bitten By the Bug 2 Feel Like Fall Challenge for the next two weeks.

Alicia