Oddball Art - Little Child challenge reminder

So, It's the end of July already ...
but still time to join Oddball's "Little Child" challenge.

My take on the theme is quite a adult like,
AJ spread using creepy cute image Moesha
colored with Copics and PrismaColors.

I made a background using Dylusions paint, flower napking and 
a butterfly stamp. Sentiment is made in PicMonkey and if you
like it, just click and save , :=)

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my AJ spread:
Simon Says Monday - Add some texture


One Cute Chick - ATC

Color challenges are truly a challenges to me.
I tend to take one when I see one, but don't always know
how "literally" to take them - do I have to use all the colors equally,
can I use different shades, can I use some other colors too ...

I found this piece of scrap paper that looked like a rainbow,
and then just took the pieces that matches the WW this 
week challenge. From the rest of the colors I made this ATC,
so nothing wasted, lol

Image is from Vera Lane and it was a Friday freebie in her
FB page a while ago. Sentiment is from TLC, I just cut
the "Easter" out of it, :=D

I'd like to enter my ATC to some challenges:
MOO-MANIA - Summer
Wicked Wednesday - Color Palette (Green - Orange - Blue)
Penny's - AG
Crafting by Design - Down on the Farm


Dawn - ATC

I'm not sure if I'm mixing Vampires and Zombies here,
but some how I think the zombies are also a knight creatures
- hence they don't like sun... I could be so wrong about this of course...

The image is from Oddball Art, Zombie Chibi Girl
colored with Copics. Background is made from paper pieces.
I glued them down and trimmed the edges. I also put
glue on top of the pieces and was too heavy handed and had
lots of glue ... well, I made some texture out of it by taping 
the glue with a piece of fabric I had on my table and after
glue was dry, added some silver Inka Gold.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my Zombie ATC
Digi Design - Hot / Bright Colors
The Pencil Cases - AG / Yellow
Morgan's -  Use a die
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer sunshine
Wicked Wednesday - Hair Do ( Hope she has enough hair to qualify...)


STAMPlorations, July challenge reminder

Just a wee reminder, that there is still time to join
And enter you can by creating by the theme

or by the sketch

or of course you can use both, :=)
I choose to go by the sketch using wax to create 
the background and embossed sentiment from
Fond Expressions - stamp set

There is a little golden wax on the card and the shimmery
is lovely, I hope I could have gotten it to my picture...

Check out here, what other DT's have done just for your inspirations.


Hair Do - ATC

Wicked Wednesday have a great theme this week:
"Hair Do", love it, I have so many images to go with this
theme.  This one is from The East Wind, but for
some reason, I can't find it from the shop... 

I colored her with Copics and Prismacolors and added 
a little Glitterglue on top of the bird. 
I was thinking about adding a sentiment, but then ... I just like the way it is.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Through The Purple Heart - Peaceful / Harmony
Morgan's - Animals
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Country colors (white and blue)
Wicked Wednesday - Hair du

One layer...

The East Wind released this awesome "Dark Pixie" image,
and I just had to had her, she's fab.
And at the same time I got some brilliant digipapers from Lozzy,
so off I went to print. I placed the papers and images on top of 
each other in Word and printed it out, so what I have here is
actually One layer card... Saves the ink and the paper, lol.

Colored with Copics and Prismacolors and I added some Glossy on
the bubbles that belongs to the Bixie image.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Come and Get it - Checks or Stripes


Lost Coast Designs - The new stamps showcase, Day II

Yesterday we were showcasing Lost Coast Designs  Whimsical birds,
and today we are having fun with feathers, yay!

And while I was at it, I made two cards

 The fist one I embossed with white powder and colored
with Brushos, sentiment says " For you" in Finnish.

This one I embossed with black powder, fussy cut the feathers and
use some DP from my stash. Sentiment says "For a Friend" in Finnish
All the feather stamps can be found HERE and to see what other DT's 
has been up to hop HERE and to see the first day's birdies hop HERE
(Check them out, there is change to win some fab stamps...)

I'd like to enter the white / blue card to a P*skis  challenge- resist tekniikka


Lost Coast Designs - The new stamps showcase

Lost Coast Designs has released a fabulous set of
new rubber stamps, today (more to come) I'm showcasing
this happy birdie, Whimsical Sylvie.

Background is made using biggest stamp from Shadow Frames set.
I inked the stamp with 2 different greens (DI) and then stamped Sylvie and
colored her using the same greens.
Word "Fly" is from Misc. Words Unmounted -set.

Want to see more Whimsical birdies? Hop HERE to see, :=D

I'd like to enter to some challenges with Sylvie:
Crafty Creations - Clean and Simple
The Corrosive - Nature / Animals
Crafty Gals Corner - Monochromatic

Chill Out with TEW

I got and bought some new images at TEW and
when I printed them, I also printed some older ones to play with.

I have never tryed to color with "no lines" so I though, it was
about the time to test it ... well for a starters, I should have
printed my image a bit larger for a first try ... but when I
start something, is so hard to give it up, LOL

I first had something else in my mind for this mermaid,
but then I noticed this shell paper on my desk (one of my faux leather
testings) and my plan changed... And she became a chilling mermaid in a card.

I'd like to enter to some challenges
The East Wind - Photo Inspiration (beach, sea)
A Gem of a Challenge - Get krafty
Paper Shelter - Holiday
QKR - Seaside
Incy Wincy - Something Magical


STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's my first Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations
and I made a very warm sunny tag.

First I stamped the lovely sunflower (Happy Sunflower)
on a glossy card stock, then I ironed on some wax.
After wax was cooled, I rubbed it with a towel and
used beautiful Flutterby stencil and black Gesso to create the
butterfly, the word "SUN" is a colored chip board.

Why not join the Mixed Media fun and join the STAMPlorations 
MM challenge? The theme is always anything mixed media goes 
except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my sunny tag:
Tuesday Throwdown - one layer
Time Out - Inspired by words
Addicted to Stamps - Make your mark
Digi design - Hot / Bright colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
613 Avenue - AG optional tic-tac-toe (mine black-red-yellow)
Simon Says Monday - Flora and Fauna

Rain - ATC

You know the feeling when the summer holiday,
that you have been waiting for loooooong time, 
begins and all you get is RAIN!!!

This awesome image from TEW presents my inner child feeling at the moment...
Well, at least rain gives me good excuse to stay in and craft, lol

Image is colored with copics and Prismacolors and I did the background same way as I did here, only difference was, that this time I used texture paste instead of embossing paste.

I'd like to enter some challenges:
The East Wind - Photo inspiration (colors of the water and beach, also the theme, water)


Dream in Darkness keeps partying with Rubber Dance

Just a little mid month reminder, that there is little 
blue froggy waiting in Dream in Darkness to see your 
alternative, dark, weird, digital, hybrid, mixed media - anything but cute makes HERE
for a change to win some brilliant rubber from our magnificent sponsor

I have this wonderful ATC background stamp ans somehow
it led me thinking hippies and the movie Austin Powers
- you know: "Groovy Baby!"

Sentiment is also from Rubber Dance and the man is a chipboard image covered with Glossy and glitter.

Here is the same background stamp combined with inks, melted crayon, 
chippie, glossy and sentiment from Visible Image.

"Oh, Behave!"

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
SLS - not a card

Basic Element - ATC

You know the feeling when you start doing
one thing, find yourself doing another thing and
end up something that's ... well, maybe the third thing, :=D

Inspiration to this ATC came from The Wicked Wednesday, 
the theme this week is water.
Acrylic paints, embossing paste, Inka golds, stickers, white
paint pen and the stamp from Designs by Ryn.

Would like to enter my ATC to few challenges:
Wicked Wednesday - Water 
Moo-Mania - AG
Through the Purple Haze - Peaceful / harmony


Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - ATC challenge

We have absolutely brilliant theme this month's challenge at 

Making ATC's is so much fun and totally relaxing,
so why not link up to challenge? Any company's 
rubber stamping goes - there just have to be stamping 
in your ATC to qualify for the prize.

Very often I make a set, when I make ATC's and so did I this time also,
stamps used are from Lost Coast Designs: Bugz Set and Medium Shrubbery

I first cut the base of my cards from a thick mixed media card stock
then I watered some orange Dylusions paint, and pushed my cards to it.
When the paint was still wet, I sprayed some LSG green on top, and got
lovely shimmer to my cards. Then I waited cards to dry and embossed
the gorgeous flower silhouettes to them. 
And for a final touch, the great sentiments and brilliant bugs. 
Fly stamped on brown ink, crasshopper on green ink and dragonfly on blue ink 
- not that it shows much in my pictures...
I used 3D stickers to attach the bugs.

I'd like to join some challenges with my ATC's:
SLS - anything but a card
Crafty Gals Corner - Monochromatic (ATC with a fly)
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing 
Simon Monday - Flora and Fauna
Left of Center - Animals
Morgans - Animals

Oddball Art - For a Child

We have such a lovely theme this time at

I'm using "Silly Sally", she is wonderfully
happy image and comes with a sentiments and the sun.

I colored her with Copics and PrismaColors,
made a pig bold flower and cut the sentiment our from a DP.

There is no need to use Oddball image to join the challenge,
but of course we'll love to see them. And if you do create with
Oddball, why not join the Anything goes challenge at FB?

I'd like to join some challenges with my card:
Digi Choosday - For the Girls
Fab n Funky - Add a Sentiment
Penny's - AG


X-mas bells

A while ago I was lucky to win a blog hop at
Rubber Dance blog, and I got a fab selection of goodies from 
The Eye Connect Crafts as a prize, YAY !

Today I decided that it's time to play with those goodies
- not just look and admire, lol.
I took the bells and painted them white.

Then I took some blue and stamped with it using Marble stamp 
from Rubber Dance, then wit brown ink and sentiment stamp from RD
I stamped some wordings. Used the same blue to color the paper flowers and 
rubbed some Inka Gold to get a little silver glow to my bells.
Final touch by using Anita's Snow stuff and few pearls and ribbons.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Come and Get it - Christmas in July
Creative Moments - Ribbons / Bows
Brown Sugar - Monochrome
Rubber Dance - Christmas in July


STAMPlorations: challenge for July

What a wonderful theme

and sketch we have this month!

Feeling inspired? So hope HERE to join the challenge
and to see what other DT's  (including 3 fab guest designers: 

I went with a theme with bold orange Brushos, die cuts and DP.

Stamps used are from sets: 

and a hint of white gel pen, :=)


Lost Coast Designs: Day 6 of Christmas in July

Did you know we have a X-mas event going on at
it's party day 6 and my turn to show some X-massy

I love this birdie (Megan's Christmas Bird), he is so cute 
and looks so important while making Christmas decorations.
I stamped him using black Memento and did the background with wax and iron, Encaustic Art, I think it's called. Brilliantly fun technique.

This guy is stamped on kraft and colored with ColorSofts.

All stamp company rubberstamps are welcome, so 
do hop here and stay to play.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
QKR - Christmas in July
Come and Get it - Christmas in July
Ike's - Christmas in July


STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for July

I'm thrilled to join a STAMPlorations 
Mixed Media team. It's going to be so much fun
to stretch my creativity and be with a amazingly talented ladies.
And of course it will be awesome to see what 
challenge participant creates...

So do join 
with your no card, Mixed Media art.

I made a tag...
mainly by embossing things. First I used two embossing folders and white
paper to make a base and then I used white powder and vellum 
to make the flowers and butterflies.
STAMPlorations Stamps used: Big Bloom Factory and Trendy Butterflies
ARTplorations Stencil used: Hello & Company
I added just a little bit color from Inktense pen.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Creative Knockouts - All about flowers


STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday party

STAMPlorations is having it's 3rd B-day and
there is Paaaaaartyyyyy. This is the
for Day 1 and details on the blog hop prizes, click here.

I made a very CAS card for the party using
Balloons and Banners, die cut and few Copics.
I also added some Wink of Stella glitter on balloons,
but unfortunately my camera did not pick the lovely shimmer.

So do join the linky party, here
and see some fab B-day creations here, here and here.


Dream in Darkness dancing with Rubber Dance - the whole July

We are delighted to spend another month with
the most amazing sponsor

in Dream in Darkness: a challenge where
everything odd/strange/wicked and dark is welcome.

I had my heart set on one of I Heart Art stamps,
and made a ATC triplet, using embossing powders 
and H2O watercolors.

I had so much fun playing with words, colors and the awesome stamp, :=)

For a change to win some rubber, link HERE and there you can also
find a Rubber Stamp code for free shipping all over the world, brilliant!

I'd like to enter some challenges:
The East Wind - Ripped