Sunday, May 19, 2013
For this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges (#25), make a Holiday or Winter-themed card with candles. This was quite a challenge for me as I didn't own any stamps or images with a candle in it.
I ended up using this Taylored Expressions stamps called Treasure Life and made one jar into a candle. Tee hee!
Sometimes, you have to improvise. I didn't have any paper with a candle on it either. My next step would've been to adhere a real (small) candle on a card :).
I got to use my scraps too. Not to mention, this was a stamped image that I was storing for a couple of years already!
Have a spectacular Sunday! Hope you get to visit the CCC blog for more info and DT inspiration!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
It's time to showcase another Time For Tea Designs stamp, and today, it's all about Coachella Festival Girl.
My cousins, Celestine and Chelsea, were able to go to Coachella this past April. They were my inspirations for this card.
You can see more of the festival through their fashion blog here.
I created the main background with mostly pink floral washi tape I bought from Leenah Loh's shop. I kept it very girly and added a felt flower from Catshy Crafts by Cathy.
I think Jo captured the essence of the festival! I mean, just look at how similar her image is to what my cousins wore! She's perfect and beautiful!
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful day! I'll see you bright and early here tomorrow!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It is very rare when there is a SOG stamp that I do not absolutely love. And I gotta tell you that I really REALLY adore this one! She is Rani, the new digital release happening right now at Some Odd Girl.
I'm not even part (Eastern) Indian, or obsessed with Bollywood. But Rani is truly beautiful, and I had so much fun coloring her and her sari. I even did a bit of so-called "research" -- that is, combing through the photos on my Indian friend's facebook. She had a graduation party, and almost all the women were wearing these beautiful, traditional dresses.
I decided to color her sari in turquoise. I wanted the shawl part to be pretty much the same shade as the women at the party were not wearing contrasting colors. I am quite proud of the way her skin turned out. I was going for a rich, golden tone. So I decided to go for gold for her jewelry.
I added my usual eye-shadow. But I also added henna to her hands as I've heard that these are done traditionally for big events. The next step was to find the right papers and embellishments for her. This was quite an ordeal as I pretty much combed through all my patterned paper and couldn't find one that was just right.
I needed a poster board for work from Michael's so I thought I'd look over there. I was disappointed to find that although they had a bunch of stuff for Mexico, Paris, or Florida, there were no stickers or papers that were for documenting about Indian culture. I did find the paisley patterned paper though. It reminded me of a lotus flower. And I loved how it had turquoise too. I also added a textured paper there on the side. And added swirls to symbolize the henna tattoos, and some bright jewels were adhered too.
I thought I'd leave the card without a sentiment as I felt Rani was striking enough. Anyway, have I mentioned that I LLLLUUUUURRRRRVVVEE her?!!!! Make sure you visit the SOG blog to see the links of the other Odd Girls.
Monday, May 13, 2013
We are featuring Lazy Day Kaylee today at Some Odd Girl.
Now if you didn't know this about me before, lemme tell/ show you that I love making scenes in my cards. I haven't made one in a while, but since LD Kaylee looks so laid back and she's got no plans, I thought I'd have her lounging at home.
I totally love how Kristy could've put her in sweats or PJs (just like what I'd wear), but she put her in a cute dress. So I gave her a full face of make-up. Who says you couldn't look hot at home? Tee-hee! I especially like her eye-shadow. That's how I wear mine, haha!
I've also got these Paper Smooches' Vogue Abode stamps. I've had the set for years but I've only inked them now. (Ooops!)
So Kaylee's house is pretty modern and cool. And she's got an artistic streak to her, too, what with that haircut and hair color, right?!! :)
I hope you see that the wooden patterned paper is supposed to be her floor. She's got a pretty spacious living room, huh?! LOL. I decided to just leave the furniture and wall white to make her stand out.
And speaking of scenic cards, have you all seen that there are now digital backgrounds sold at SOG? And if you haven't seen it yet, Katie posted a great tutorial on how to use them.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new SOG digi release! Byee!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Good morning, everyone!
And Happy Mother's Day!
For Christmas Card Challenges, it's all about a color scheme this week (#24). The challenge is to make a Holiday card in teal, brown, and cream. These always prove difficult for me because I am neurotic about only using those colors and was even hesitant about putting any color on her lips! Haha!
I also colored this beautiful Sweet November Noelle stamp (created by Amy Young) super early and totally forgot about the challenge at first. So I had adhered her on a card, and then I totally remembered. Luckily, she didn't come apart when I took her off.
The sentiment is a stamp from Kelly Purkey. Remember how when I first started card-making, I thought sentiments were a waste and I would just hand-write them? I love them now!!
Have a wonderful day!