My cyber friend Lesley Croghan is a whiz at starting new challenges - Inspired By All the Little Things has been a feature on her blog for the past few weeks, and she has decided to create it's own blog. The exciting part is that she's invited me to be on the Design Team, along with herself, and two other talented designers - Jeanne Jachna and Tracey McNeely!
Sunday, February 28, 2016
A new Challenge Blog!
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Another Hoppy Easter card
We are starting week two of our Shake, Rattle & Roll challenge on the Art Impressions blog. Last Thursday, I shared a tutorial on colouring Easter eggs & making a shaker card (you can see it here), and for today's post, I've put together another one of the bunnies that I coloured up from the newly released Hoppy Easter Set (Sku #4754) :
He's a 4 1/4" square card, and I popped up the bunny with pop dots.
Copics used: C1, C00, R20, R81, BV01, B21, B01, YG03, YG01, YG00, Y15, Y13, Y11
Head on over to the Ai blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share - and be sure to link up your creation to the challenge, we want to see your cards that move!
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 3 comments:
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Fusion & Inspired By challenges
I am combining a couple of challenges today with a quick card that I've made to send to my sister. I used the sketch on the Fusion challenge, and the inspiration photo from Inspired By All the Little Things on Lesley Croghan's blog:
Posted by Karen Day at 7:00 AM 5 comments:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Am I Skinny Yet?
I have a card using one of the newest Ai People sets today, here is Skinny Yet Set (Sku #4672:
I enjoyed colouring her up with my Copics - especially the excercise ball, it was a good chance to practise colouring a sphere. I don't have an overly blended style of colouring, so it's a bit streaky, but I like the effect! Don't forget that our current challenge on the Art Impressions blog is "Shake, Rattle & Roll" - we would love to see your creations with movement.
Copics used: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, YG07, YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00, YR18, YR15, YR12, E11, E00, E000, R20, E31, E34, E37
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM No comments:
Labels: Ai People, Art Impressions, Bella Blvd, Copic Markers, Skinny Yet Set
Friday, February 19, 2016
Mojo & All The Little Things
I am playing along with a new challenge on Lesley Croghan's blog, called "Inspired By All The Little Things". She has posted an inspiration photo, which immediately made me think of this floral paper from Teresa Collins. I'm using this week's Mojo Monday sketch:
Posted by Karen Day at 9:57 PM 2 comments:
Labels: Close To My Heart, Inspired By All the Little Things, Mojo Monday, Sympathy card, Teresa Collins, Verve, Watercolor
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Shake, Rattle & Roll!
We have a brand new challenge on the Art Impressions blog today - "Shake, Rattle & Roll!" we want to see your cards with movement. I have a sweet Easter shaker card to share with you today with some tips on colouring Easter eggs. My card features the wonderful new clear stamps in Happy Easter Set (Sku #4754):
Here are my finished bunnies:
Be sure to enter your creation over on the Ai blog - there are always fabulous prizes to be won!
Copics used: E53, E51, E50, C1, C00, RV10, R20, Y11, R81, BV01, B21
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 1 comment:
Labels: Art Impressions, Copic Markers, Doodlebug Designs, Easter card, Hoppy Easter Set, Shaker Card, Square card
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Wooden Door Watercolour
I have another Ai Watercolor Mini card to share with you today - this one is using Wooden Door (Sku #4702):
here - and if you scroll back over the last several Wednesdays on the Art Impressions blog, you'll find some amazing tutorial videos done by Bonnie Krebs, showing step by step instructions on how to paint with these wonderful stamp sets.
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Ai Watercolor Minis, Art Impressions, Close To My Heart, STAX dies, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tombow, Watercolor cards, Wooden Door
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Love, Love, Love Challenge
The current Art Impressions challenge is "Love, Love, Love" - you guessed it, we want to see your Valentines! Ai has two newly released sets available on the Ai website, so the Design Team are all sharing projects today to inspire you. Here are a couple of cards using In The Air Set (Sku #4753):
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Art Impressions, Copic Markers, In The Air Set, Valentine
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