Saturday, May 21, 2016

Paper Ala Mode is Taking Flight

Hi everyone!  Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is Take Flight - anything that flies or floats in the air.  Even though it's not my team's week I decided to play along with this dragonfly image.


I colored this with colored pencils and then added some glossy accents to the entire dragonfly.  I also added a little glitter here and there.

I've got my usual busy day of errands to run, but I hope to have some play time in my craft room tomorrow.  Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Paper Ala Mode Goes Vintage

Hi everyone.  Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is vintage.  We are to use an image that is something vintage or give our project an old, antique look.  Our sponsor is QKR Stampede.  I chose this adorable Ragdoll for my card.  I think a rag doll in and of itself would qualify as vintage, but after coloring this on kraft card stock I aged it a bit by brushing on a coat of crackle and then smudging it with Antique Linen ink.  The background was embossed and also rubbed with some of the ink.  I found a little rhyme on the internet  about a favorite doll and printed that out as a sentiment.


The Outlawz group is having some problems with their server and a lot of people are having problems getting in.  I happen to be one of them!  I hope they get the problem fixed soon because I hate not being able to check in to the challenges.

Wishing you all a good weekend.  I have a busy day ahead of me today, but I hope to have lots of time in my craft room tomorrow!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day at Paper Ala Mode

This week's challenge at Paper Ala Mode is Mother's Day.  I am not blessed to have my mother with me any more, but I always make a mother's day card for my best friends mom.  This year I'm wishing her a relaxing birthday with this image from our sponsor Digi Stamps 4 Joy.



Happy Mother's Day to all of you!  I will finally be getting to make my trip to see my daughter and beautiful grandson this weekend.  I have been rained out the last two weekends!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Yappy Birthday Shaker

Hi everyone.  When I saw the featured stamper this week was Vicki Parson, I knew I would have to play along.  I have been a fan of her cards for a long time, and she was once a part of Squigglefly.  I know she loves dachshunds, so I cased a shaker card she made that you can see here.


I used an image of a dog and an image of a balloon that I found on the internet and merged them together.  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Double cards for Paper Ala Mode's anything goes challenge

Hi everyone!  Well, this week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is Anything Goes.  It's especially fun for me because we are being sponsored by two companies that I absolutely love - Eureka Stamps and Diana Garrison (Crooked Little Studio).

My first card was a fun one to make.  It's a center step shaker card!  I always think shaker cards are fun.  The image I used is called Sheep Pair.  I computer generated the sentiment, but Eureka Stamps has a lot of fun sentiments to go with their images.


Here's a closer look at these cute sheep.


The image I used from Diana Garrison is called Dragonfly Garden, but I can no longer find it listed in her store.  It's been one of my favorites since I first ran across her art work.  If you love it as much as I do, I'm sure you can contact her about it through her Etsy store.  I used lots of glitter and sequins on this one!


Come play with us this week and show us what you're working on!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mixing It Up at Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone.  The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is Mixed Media.  This simply means to use more than one medium on your project.  For instance, don't just color with water colors - mix it up and add some markers, pencils, pens, ink, glitter, embossing powder...

It's the perfect excuse to really play with all of your craft products!  If you go to the Paper Ala Mode challenge this week, you will see some stunning samples by the design team.  You can tell everyone enjoyed getting out all of their supplies.

The sponsor for our challenge this week is A Day For Daisies, and I chose this adorable Sweet Dragon for my card.


I used markers to color the image, and stamps for the grass.  I added dots of glue down his back and then added glitter for both texture and sparkle.  I used gold foiling flakes for the spots on the dragon.  His wings were printed out on acetate and then glittered.

I wanted there to be movement to his wings, so when I cut them out I left little tabs, and then I cut slits on the dragon to insert the tabs in.  This lets this flutter about freely.  I also added some different sequins to the background.

This is an easel card, so I cut the sentiment out with a cloud die and popped it up on a foam dot to hold the card open.    Here's  a close up so you can see the wings, glitter and gold flakes on the body better.

I am also entering this card into the Fantasy challenge going on at Digitally Sweet.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

To have and to hold shaker

A co-worker of mine is getting married in June, and I wanted to make a unique card.  I've always loved shaker cards and I found a cute idea while looking around the internet and came up with this.


The ampersand was printed and cut out six times to build up some room for the shaker fill.  I used little gold and clear beedz and holographic hearts.  I just made the score lines with my scorepal.

I hope you're having a fun weekend!