Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 357 - Add Metal

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown's latest challenge, adding metal to your creations. Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo who also provided Steampunk Tasha for the design team to work with.

I admit I was daunted by this challenge, so much that I actually looked up the definition of "steam punk". While interesting, it's not something I would normally think of doing. After some serious coloring attempts I was feeling rather beaten down and realized most of it was due to me printing the image too small for my color heavy hand. Luckily, I have a talented daughter who after asking if she could try one, was busy painting it in with metallic acrylic paints and her tiny paint brush that she uses to paint rocks. So between the 2 of us, we have a card!

As I said, the image was painted with metallic acrylic paints, and while the photo doesn't do it justice, it is very metallic in person. The background was something I made years ago playing with mica powders; see, it pays to hang onto those experiments. For added metal a few different brads were added to clock faces.

Steam punk? You decide.

Monday, August 21, 2017

PIP Challenge 1734 August 21 - Bugaboo

Anybody excited and planning to watch the solar eclipse today? I think I last saw one around 1994. Rain in the forecast here so I'm not making plans to catch this one. But, I digress... what I am doing is saying thank you. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join the PIP challenge this week. We are grateful to Bugaboo Stamps for sponsoring us.

Once again, I went for a simple look. I used Birthday Puppies and tried some polychromo pencils I got to replace my Faber Castell confiscated by an un-named, artistic daughter. Not sure what I think of them. Blended colors with white, no Gamsol. Found them harder to blend but that might be from lack of practice, too soon to tell. Used Twinklette markers in blue and yellow for accents.

Cute little pup, isn't he! Now is the time I ask you to check out Bugaboo , fair warning - plan on spending time there shopping; so many styles and images to choose. Don't get so lost that you forget to share your creations with us on the PIP challenge blog. Like I always say, you can't win if you don't enter. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 355 - Interactive Card

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy...time for a Tuesday Throwdown challenge! This week we get to do one of my favorites - interactive cards! Our sponsor this week is Newton's Nook so be sure to visit the shop (sale going on, just saying.)

It was rather late when I had an opportunity to work on mine so I kept it pretty simple. I used Newton's Antics on my card. After stamping the mouse and Newton twice, because 2 Newton's are better than one, I was thrilled to use the coordinating Newton's Antics coordinating dies. No fussy cutting for me, these worked like a hot knife through butter! I made my own wobbles and attached one closer to the head (left in photo) so Newton's rear wobbles as he prepares to attack the mouse and on right Newton, it's attached in the center to give a small pounce motion. Sir Mouse can scurry between them with a light touch of the finger. Note to self, do NOT continue cutting straight lines while sneezing.

Here is the completed card with space between the kitties for future sentiment.

Enough gab from me, be sure to check out Newton's Nook for some really sweet stamps and dies then swing by Tuesday Throwdown and show us your motion. Okay, that was probably a bit cheesy... but you can't win if you don't enter.

Monday, August 7, 2017

PIP Challenge 1732 August 7 - FabrikaFantasy

Welcome to PIP challenge, #1732. We are happy to have FabrikaFantasy return as this week's sponsor.

I was graciously provided an image of my choice from the store. I went rather whimsical and decided on Frolicking Possums. Don't ask me why but they make me smile.

I opted to use the pre-colored image though the file comes with black and white images as well. Image was cut and embossed with a circle die. Sky effect added with Versa Mark ink pads, direct to paper. Stash background paper cut with a Spellbinder die and glued to card front. Another circle die cut the front "hole" and the displaced paper was added to The card inside, lining up with the "hole." Image mounted with foam tape to the inside of card. Sentiment from The Angel Company, split stamped as an indie & outie. Yes, I was attempting a play on the apples a day saying. Yes, I'm a dweeb who often cracks herself up 😂.
Here is my take on Frolicking Possums.

Sorry about the white block style, formatting issues by me. Told you I am a dweeb.