Monday, July 27, 2015

GCC0727 - Zombie Crossing

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Since it is the last Monday of the month, our theme is Anything Goes.

This week is bittersweet for me. It is my last week as a Design Team Member on the Outlawz for now. Since I changed companies, my work is becoming more and more busy and I know the next few months will be hectic. To be fair to the team, sponsors, and to me, I felt I needed to resign for now. I may be back soon at some point once work is normal again.

The Sponsor this week is: SLS lines. and the image I chose is: Zombie Crossing. Hop on over to SLS Lines and grab yourself some great images. I really enjoyed this image.

I was asking my friend "can I use this, can I use this?" He said, "no, those are all Halloween items. You have to use Zombie items -  they come back from the dead". I embossed the black background with my large wood grain embossing folder but turned it sideways to give it more dimension and make it look like it is wind in the dark night sky. I inked the edges of the tree, the hand, and the grave stone to make them look aged, and I dipped the fingers on the hand, in versa mark ink, and used red embossing powder to make the blood look more dimensional. I think I'm going to send this card to my dad's wife. She just loves the Walking Dead show. The second picture is a close up of the bottom portion so you can see all the dimension and how many different things are popped up on pop dots. Be sure and click on both pictures to see the dimension and all the elements. I tried to post a few different shots so you can see different things.

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Bazzill (black, red and darkest grey - tree), SU (basic grey - grave stone, going grey - hand).
Stamp: SLS Lines - Zombie Crossing
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug large wood grain ef (black panel), Nestabilities, Cricut, Pumpkin Carving cartridge (hand), Cricut Trick or Treat cartridge (tree), Create a Critter 2 cartridge (grave stone), red ep, pop dots.

Monday, July 20, 2015

GCC0720 - Happy Birthday

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

The Sponsor this week is: Kenny K Designs and the image I chose is: Cupcake Celebration. The theme this week is to use patterned papers and buttons. I can't believe I found a button that is the same color as the dots on the paper. I happened to find two paper packs that have the same colors. Must have been lucky because they are the same manufacturer. I love the polka dot papers with the muted blues and greens on the rest of the card. Originally, I had intended to make the image the entire size of the panel, but I didn't really think about it not being that big until after I had it all colored. I printed it just a little larger than I normally do and should have gone 2 or so inches larger.

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Colorbok (2 different packs), SU Night of Navy.
Stamps: Kenny K Designs - Cupcake Celebration, Studio G.
Accessories: Buttons, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi.

Monday, July 13, 2015

GCC0713 - Birthday Wishes for Ceylan

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

The Sponsor this week is: A Day For Daisies and the image I chose is Ballet Slippers. The theme this week is to use chalk. This was tricky for me. I used my chalk, but also used my aqua blender so it would stay on. It wasn't saying without the water and I didn't want to spray anything on it.

I may give this to my friend Ceylan for her birthday. She owns a dance school so this would be appropriate for her.

I used the Retro Sketches #172 sketch for this card. I may rework this a little.

Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock,SU basic grey, The Paper Studio, Embellish by Dena (Little Azalea pack.
Stamps: A Day for Daisies - Ballet Slippers , SU  .
Accessories: Chalk,Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Homemade acrylic dots pop dots (two thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch