Monday, July 28, 2014

Hugs ~ CYP Challenge 224


Another Monday has arrived ...not sure where that last week went. We have a new challenge at Craft Your Passion and this one is sure to be a hit: Flower Power. We want to see flowers in some form...on designer paper, in the image, or as embellies. I chose to feature flowers in all three of the above. Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies which makes me very happy since I love those images. There is something so tender and sweet about them...huge "aww" factor.


I chose to play with Picked Bouquet, paper piecing her dress, and then colouring her and shading it with Prismacolor pencils. Daisy was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted in black before being popped up on foam tape.


The background is layered strips of designer paper from the Park Bench paper line from Fancy Pants combined with black cardstock. Once all of the strips were adhered, I faux stitched around them with a black Micron pen and popped my little friend on top. Jet Black Archival ink was sponged through the TH Splatters stencil and splatter dots were stamped on with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.


The edge of the card was bordered with black doodling. Three Prima resin flowers were given hand cut black leaves and adhered to the bottom right corner to finish off the design.

Thanks for joining Daisy and me today. We love that you came by. When you get a chance, hop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the wonderful inspiration provided by my talented teamies. We would love to have you show us your Flower Power creations by playing along with us.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - #82 Use a sentiment
Lacy Sunshine ~ #38 Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge ~ #124 Spots and Stripes (use both)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge ~ #39 Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards ~ #70 Polka Dots

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Release at The East Wind


Happy Friday! It's time for another new release at The East Wind and today we have Lucy Loo Spellbound. She is wild and crazy...love this image!


I coloured Lucy with a combination of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and then fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. I then matted her with black cardstock and popped her up on foam tape.


The designer papers come from the Midnight Stack from DCWV. The purple strip with the silver spiders was given a punched black scallop border and popped up on foam tape. The green paper was matted in black and glued directly to the white card base. To complete the card, two silver buttons were Glossy Accented over a remnant of cheesecloth and adhered to the top right corner.


A sparkly spider sticker was added to the left side partially overlapping the computer generated sentiment. Faux stitching was added to the edge of the die cut shape.

Thanks for popping by today. If you get a chance, stop by The East Wind Facebook group page to see other renditions of the Spellbound image by some of my other talented teamies. We'd love to see what you create, too.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lemuria ~ a Rick St. Dennis mermaid


Hi everyone! Have you seen the posting on the RSD Digi Fans & Friends Facebook page about the current challenge that Rick St. Dennis is running? His latest theme is mermaidsuse any of his mermaid images or change one of his images into a mermaid to create a project. Well, seeing all of those fabulous mermaid projects being posted on FB has inspired me to play with one myself and hopefully provide you with a little more inspiration. 


I chose to colour the gorgeous image called Lemuria which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop here or his Etsy shop hereI coloured her with Prismacolor pencils...love her luxurious hair and scales. I fussy cut her and matted her with black cardstock before popping Lemuria up with foam tape.


The background for the card started with a white card base and a section from Me & My Big Ideas Low Tide stack. This paper has a bit of shimmer in the pearlized writing and starfish. It was matted in black and then loose weave burlap was adhered over the bottom on the diagonal. 


Lemuria was positioned over top and her stash was adhered to the "netting". There is a pocket watch brad, a key charm, a hand mirror charm, shells and pearls. Three sand dollars from paper ribbon were also added to the card as well as three Dew Drop bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your fine company and Lemuria is always delighted to show off her collection of trinkets from passing and sunken ships. For more inspiration using Rick's fabulous images, fun challenges including the details of Rick's mermaid challenge, and some wonderful sharing of projects and knowledge, come and visit:

our Facebook group
our Airless Chambers blog
our Rick St Dennis Gallerie
our Tuts and Comments blog

Hope to see you there.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

eP Sneak peek ~ Altered bottle


Hi there! Today it's my turn to post on the eclectic Paperie blog and I decided to create an altered bottle to play along with the current ePlay Challenge. I can only offer you a peek here but if you are curious, I'd be delighted if you popped over to the eP blog to see more and get the scoop on the process. There's still a week left to join in for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree at the eP store.
Thanks for visiting today.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas in July ~ CYP Challenge #223


We have a fun theme this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. It's Christmas in July and our wonderful sponsor is Crafty Sentiments. I chose to play with the image called Hootie Christmas Carol and coloured this sweet couple with my Prismacolor pencils before fussy cutting leaving a narrow white border. The image was then matted in black cardstock before being popped up on foam tape.



The background papers come from a Christmas stack by Recollections. The two papers were separated by a puncged scallop border and the entire background was matted in black with the corners on the right being rounded. Before that layer was adhered to the white card base, two lengths of red satin ribbon was wrapped around the left side. A small red bow was glued to the end of the image branch. Faux stitching was doodled on both designer papers with a black Micron pen.


The sentiment was computer generated, matted in  red, and given a punched red heart. It was then popped up on foam tape for dimension. Three Christmas themed tickets from Vectoria Designs were printed, fussy cut, and matted in black. They were glued together and popped up on foam dots to raise them higher than the other elements. Three black pearls finished off the design.

The Hooties and I thank you for stopping by today. We do appreciate your fine company. When you get a chance, hop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the wonderful Christmas creations by my talented teammates. We'd love it if you decided to get an early start on your Christmas cards and played along this week.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Friday, July 18, 2014

Just Another Day ~ The East Wind new release


Hey there! Fridays mean a new release at The East Wind...happy dance! Today's release is called Lucy Loo Professor Loo and she's a knock-out! Lucy Loo is such a fashion plate who exudes style...and attitude. She makes me laugh just with the look on her pretty face...so disdainful and cynical.


I coloured Lucy with Prismacolor and a few Polychromos pencils. I have started supplementing my Prismacolors with the Faber-Castell pencils because they have different shades which sometimes suit the project better. I love the way they colour, too. Anyway, back to Lucy Loo before she gets annoyed with me...yikes! I fussy cut her and matted her with black cardstock before popping her up on foam tape.


The background is a mixture of papers from my stash. The one edge of each paper including the matting was torn and distressed. The top plain paper was also edged with Vintage Photo. The library card is a freebie from  tortagialla.com. It was trimmed out, edged in Vintage Photo, and matted in black before being adhered at an angle over the layered background. The stack of books which was fussy cut and matted in black came from my stash of images.


The sentiment was computer generated, matted in black, and faux stitched. Foam tape gives it some dimension and shadow. The only embellishments I added were the three Idea-ology mini paper clips. I auditioned several other items but they failed to make the grade...lol. (School humour).

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today. Professor Loo and I appreciate it, each in our own way :) Check out The East Wind Facebook group to see other takes on this same image by my talented teamies. We'd love to see what you do with her.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
As You Like It ~ Favourite Sentiment/why...the senitment I used always makes me smile even when things are not going well
ColourQ Challenge ~ #250 use colour palette given
Cards Galore Encore ~ #7 Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
613 Avenue Create ~ #80 Anything Goes
Digi Galore ~ Anything Goes
Digi Makeover ~ #149 Girly Girl

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Style is Timeless ~ Altered Board Book


Hey there! I have the next installment in my Hat Ladies Altered Board book. I've taken a child's board book, gessoed the entire thing, and am creating mixed media spreads featuring Rick St. Dennis' fabulous Hat Ladies. This one stars the image called 1940 Hat but she told me her name is Jenny. I just love how elegant and pensive she looks.


  I coloured Jenny with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut her, and mounted her on black cardstock. This gives her a lovely black outline which contrasts with any background and strengthens any thinner bits (like the feathers) when I pop the image up on foam tape.


I covered the background with some older Bo Bunny Timepiece paper from my hoard vault...time to break it out! Smaller rectangles from the same collection were edged in Distress inks and layered on both pages. Pattern was added with Jet Black Archival ink through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil.


White gesso was applied to the bottom of an old flip flop and used as a stamp to create the cross hatch designs. Flip flops have the most amazing textures on the bottom and they are so inexpensive ($ store) and fun. I just stamped this pattern in two directions to get the cross hatch. Jenny was placed over the large block of solid paper and two clocks were fussy cut from the Bo Bunny paper to anchor the corners of the layered rectangles.


To further the time theme, large chipboard clock hands were adhered, one on each page, and topped off with large gold pearls. These were a little too shiny for me so I added a little Treasure Gold to each with my finger. Part of the sentiment, Fashions come and go, was computer generated, matted in black and popped up on foam tape. The other letters for But Style is Timeless are Idea-ology Alpha Parts, Alpha Tiles, and stickers. To complete the design, some punched semi-circles and border left-overs were added to the pages, doodling was done with a black pen, washi tape added, and white dots were created with a paint pen. Jenny approves!

Thanks for visiting today. Jenny and I both appreciate it. For more inspiration using Rick's fabulous images, fun challenges, and some wonderful sharing of projects and knowledge, come and visit:

our Facebook group
our Airless Chambers blog
our Rick St Dennis Gallerie
our Tuts and Comments blog

I am entering this spread in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~  #80 Anything Goes
A Song in Your He(Art) ~ #11 Three Times a Lady
Crafting by designs ~ Use a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Spots and Dots
Digi Makeover ~ #149 Girly Girl

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie