I can't believe that I am in my final month of being a Guest Designer for Beccy's Place. My cards this posting were made using the wacky digi set named "Frog Hop" and I had such fun creating with them. A few just begged for wiggly eyes, so they got 'em! For several, I used upcycled calendar pages or scrapbook paper, and for one I used a lily pad idea that I saw on Pinterest and found a free clipart image [cliparts.co/clipart/3725056] I used this image as the top of my card, folding a piece of green cardstock into A2 card size and tracing around it to make the card base. I then drew the "veins" on the inside and top of the lily pad and created a simple pop-up center [find a tutorial here tinkerlab.com/simple-diy-pop-up-cards-for-creative-kid] onto which I attached the frog. I attached the sentiments and a little wire paperclip dragonfly that I found in my stash. Stop by Beccy's Place to see the great cards made by the other DT's [
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The Cutie Pie Challenge- #127 Shades of Autumn (cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamps- Make Us Smile (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Last month Power Poppy started a new weekly challenge that has been fun. This week's challenge is to be inspired by an ad or circular when making your card. I found a wonderful photo in a Pier One magazine that I couldn't wait to mimic. [The card's layout came from the current Sketch Saturday Challenge.] I first printed the beautiful flowers from Power Poppy's digital set named "Autumns Opulence" onto vellum. Using the pillow in the photo as my guide, I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color them [from the backside so the black ink doesn't run.] Added strips of black and white dotted background paper to the bottom of the card [aka Sketch] then wrapped a strip of pink ribbon [which for some reason looks coral in these photos], plus a strip of black and white dotted ribbon across the top. Tied a small know in the dotted ribbon to match the sketch. Added a sentiment from the digi set to the front of the card. On the inside, I created another strip of the two ribbons and a small knot to tape across the corner of a sentiment tag. [This sentiment is from the Power Poppy "Tea in the Garden" clear stamp set.
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Fab Finds (powerpoppy blogspot.com/2018/09/creative-confetti-fab-finds.html)
Sketch Saturday- Week #530 (sketchsaturday.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
Word Art Wed Challenge- #350-351 Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
This is my final entry in the current Paper Shelter challenge. I am using the Paper Shelter digital image "Charming Spring Girl", adhered to an upcycled calendar page. The sentiment is computer generated. I clipped and colored the beautiful little butterfly from a Bugaboo digi image named "Roses and Butterflies." This flash of blue also allows me to enter the card into the current Butterfly Challenge- Letter E. [The card includes two of the colors- Electric Yellow, in her hat band and Emerald in the greenery and includes an Embellishment. I least I think that the butterfly can be considered an embellishment since he is attached with foam mount tape plus I cut those tiny little antennae with my own little hands! Such a pretty card to remind us of the bright colors of Spring and Summer as we move into the rich shades of Autumn.
The Paper Shelter- #351 Make It Bloom (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Butterfly Challenge- #106 Letter E (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Cute Card Thursday- #546 Anything Goes (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #206 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)