Monday, August 7, 2017

Birthday Milk

Here's a card I made for Fest Friday challenge at the Outlawz.  I chose the theme "cows".  This particular cow is from Eureka Stamps and is called Valentine Cow.  The background on this card is a skin I made with some acrylic paints.  I love the texture it adds.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tangle Fish

The Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz is under way for the month of August.  This month's image is from Jean Chaney.  She created a wonderful angel fish, and another one with Zentangle designs in it called Tangle Fish.  Jean says:

As a Certified Zentangle teacher, I feel it is important for you to know that these images, while using some of the patterns of Zentangle are in actuality ZIA’s (Zentangle Inspired Art). The Zentangle® method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to use structured patterns to create beautiful images. Do read more about this method from the founders of this meditative approach to art on their website. Zentangle.com

I chose to use the Tangle Fish for my project.  At first this image just screamed "shaker card!" and that's what I set out to do.  However when it came time to assemble the card I changed my mind and made a gel card instead.  It's been a long time since I've made a gel card, and I have to say that with the new fuse tool it's much easier than it used to be!  Plus it's good that I put the tool to some use since I've rarely used it since I bought it over  a year ago.

I used a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe for the fish bowl shaker card.  Regina has so many different kinds of cutting files.  I highly recommend her shop!  Now for my card


The sequins and pearls are glued directly to the image.  Only gel is in the pocket.  I hope you will come and play along with us at the Progressive Challenge!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Challenge cards

Here are a few cards I've made recently for some challenges.  The first card was for the Festive Friday challenge and the theme was swimming.



Another one for Festive Friday challenge and the theme was bees.  I made this as a thank you card for a couple who live across from my work place.  They brought over a whole bunch of zinnias from their garden and it brightened up our office for over a week.  Plus this couple raises bees, so I thought the image was perfect.


And lastly, this one was for the Paper Ala Mode challenge where we were to make a card inspired by a song.  My song was "She Wore An Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Baby congratulations

I got some exciting news that one of my nieces is going to have a baby!  I made her this quick, but cute congratulations card with a free digi of a pacifier and fonts on my computer.




Monday, July 10, 2017

Christmas in July

Hi everyone.  I wanted to share a card I made for the Festive Friday challenge at the Outlawz.  I chose Christmas for my holiday.  What I wouldn't give for some July snow right now!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This is for the birds

Hi everyone.  I'm just trying to post some of the cards I've made but haven't posted about.  The following are all cards that feature birds.  



Saturday, July 1, 2017

going to the dogs

Hi everyone.  My post today is all about dogs!  First off the Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz this month has an image of a dog from Anne's Digital Art.  Anne is so generous with free images, and she does awesome pet portraits!  Here is the card I made using her dog image


Then I also recently joined a swap to make a card with a dog or cat on it.  I ended up making lots of cards for that.  Here are some of them




Then I made a couple of birthday cards with dogs.  One is colored and one is paper pieced.