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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on Facebook

I just discovered the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge. Of course, this is Challenge 10, and it ends on December 13th and it's the end of the year. I hope there are more!!

Meanwhile, I used this cute digi image for a new Christmas card. I've pretty much devoured my stash of cards for the holidays, and have to build it up again for next year. I tried coloring the image with colored pencils today instead of my Copics. Not very vibrant, but it still looks good, I think. The kitten looks so cozy, I used a sentiment stamp I've had for years on the card. I also dug up an embossed white-core piece of cardstock, and one last piece of  some patterned scrapbook paper. I added the bow (Martha Stewart) and Skittles from my stash. 2017 was supposed to be the year I used up my stash,and honest, I haven't bought anything new except for adhesives (I'm dying here, people). But my stash looks just as huge as it had last Christmas. I believe I have been a scrap hoarder, and will never get a chance to buy new at the just-opened Michael's store near me. (sigh)
Back to Limited Runs
You do have a few more days to get in on the progressive challenge. If you don't have this particular image, you can buy it at the STORE for only $1. Create with it and post it on the Limited Runs Fan Page and the next challenge you'll get a new image FREE! (I love free, don't you?)

What are you waiting for? Chop, chop, crafters. Only 4 days left to join in the fun for this challenge! Happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
A Gem of a Challenge - ANything Goes Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes

Monday, December 4, 2017

Let the Festivities begin at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

 
The hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is most decidedly here! Whether you celebrate Chanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus or to say goodbye to the past year, the feeling of festivity is definitely in the air. And it's that feeling of FESTIVITY that the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog would like you to capture on your creations this month. With the joy and wonder of the holiday season surrounding us, it is the perfect time to apply that to your designs.

I got to create with a digital image from Bugaboo, one of two sponsors this month. The digi is called Snowman Couple. I believe that life is a series of celebrations, and you should take every opportunity to enjoy the festivities while you can. Whether you celebrate with just that one special someone, or a room full of strangers, make it a time to remember.

Of course, the challenge theme is always optional, but if you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational, you must follow the theme of FESTIVITIES. Please be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize. Also, you are asked to leave a comment on how your creation relates to the theme of festivity if it isn't clearly written somewhere else in your post. 

In order to be considered eligible for any prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $20 gift certificate from NS Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring. One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.


Whatever you choose to create, don't forget to link up to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for your chance to win these great prizes. Happy crafting!

Scribbles Designs Christmas Carols Celebration - DAY 4


Today is DAY 4 of the Christmas Carols Celebration at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. The theme is  LET IT SNOW and there is a flurry of activity at the blog today! A new digi release and a new game to play for prizes are just some of the festivities offered as we celebrate a season of Christmas Carols. I'm already humming them! But let me show you what I created using today's new release, 0153 Let It Snow and Snowflake (freebie).
I used Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Snowy Trees patterned paper from Merry Mix 1 Paper Kit and used the Scribbles digital image as an overlay. Then I popped it onto another of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' papers, Red Glitter from Glitterati 1 Paper Kit. I decorated it simply with a couple snowflakes from the Scribbles store and I now have a set of cards printed up and ready to mail out.

Don't miss the fun and games (and chance for prizes) at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog as they celebrate Christmas Carols!! Happy crafting!!
































Today is DAY 4 of the Christmas Carols Celebration at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. The theme is  LET IT SNOW
SCRIBBLES Images: 0153 Let It Snow & Snowflake
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Papers: Snowy Trees from Merry Mix 1 Paper Kit & Red Glitter from Glitterati 1 Paper Kit

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Tree-mendous Time of the Year at Scribbles Designs

 I love this time of year. Music is playing in all the stores, people are smiling more, drivers are more courteous, stores have more sales. And it's also that time of year to pull out the tree (artificial) and start putting it together-which makes this the doubly perfect time to have a challenge showcasing TREES.
 Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog asks crafters to use a tree or trees as your focal point on your project this month. While you can use any digital image or paper or even your own rendering of a tree, there are tons of digi images of TREES at the Scribbles Store. I used one called "Frosty's Trees 1."
 I colored my image with Copics, shimmering it up a bit with metallic gel pens before popping it up against a patterned paper background from my stash. I created my own sentiment using two fonts: Dymaxiom Script and Logger. Some sparkly snowflakes and a few jewels finish off my tree-mendous Christmas card.
 You have until the end of the 14th of December to create and link your project up with Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from the Scribbles Store.


And don't forget to check out the 
Merry Christmas Carol Celebration 
going on NOW for the next FIVE DAYS at Scribbles, where each day crafters are asked to fulfill a task or answer a holiday-themed question for prizes galore!!  
Let the celebration begin 

Challenges I am Entering:
Aud Sentiments - Christmas & a Sentiment

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Let's Eat Cake at Ike's World Challenge Blog

It's time to get your sweet tooth on at Ike's World Challenge Blog. The optional theme is "Let's Eat Cake" and I found a fairy tale cake to inspire my card. The cake is real, made by CandyCakeWedding.com and found on Pinterest. It makes the perfect background for the Ike's Art image, Tinky,  to fly by with magical birthday wishes for a little girl I know. 
My card is 100% digital, using the following:
Image: Ike’s Art: Tinky digi image, photo credit CandyCakeWedding.com
Paper: Pixel Scrapper Brooke Gazarek’s Enchanted Papers Purple
Digital Elements: Pixel Scrapper Elif Sahin’s Design piece #5 Heart, It’s the Magic Fairy Tales Edition Crown& Magic Wand;  Melo Vrijhof’s Jane Elements Lace Border & Family Day Elements Pink Flower; Mandy’s Lovable Designs’Shabby Wedding Scatter.
Font: Chancera
Whether you create with the Cake theme or choose to create without it, don't forget to link your art up at Ike's world Challenge Blog for your chance to win some awesome digis from her store!!
P.S. 
Click on the link and strut your stuff if you fancy a place on Ike's Design Team.
Hurry, tho', you only have until the end of the month!!



Monday, November 20, 2017

Surround Yourself with Music at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

Today I have TWO projects to showcase for my DT make for the Path of Positivity. When the optional challenge has to do with MUSIC, I can get easily inspired. For the first:
Pat here with scrapbook layout for this month's Surround Yourself with Music challenge theme over at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. I've been on a leave of absence, but managed to create one of several pages for my 25th Anniversary layout (better late than never).
I was inspired to (finally) create my layout because of the beautiful music I fell in love with while vacationing in the Islands. It's funny how just one song can bring back a thousand memories. That's why music is so important in my life, especially now. I recently lost my hubby, so when a "slack key guitar song" pops up on my iPod, I am flooded with memories of our dream vacation together. I can almost feel the ocean breezes caressing my cheeks and hear the waves lapping at the shore, while Bill and I walked hand in hand along the beaches.
So, of course I played my Hawaiian music while creating the first of several scrapbook pages using digi images from one of this month's sponsors, Imagine That! Digis by Kris. The images include Hula Girl and the Aloha sentient from the Hula Girl set and Peacock Spread from the Pretty Peacocks set.

Challenges I am entering:
Love to Scrap - ANything Goes


On to the SECOND:
I love this digi image from POP's second guest sponsor, Limited Runs. It's called Juggling Snowman. As for me, I can't juggle to save my life, but I've always dreamed I could. My snowman here is a pro, and is showing off on my card. I colored him with Copics, and popped him onto a beautiful background paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles from her Snowfest Paper Kit. The sentiment is also from DDD.

All the challenges at the Path of Positivity are Anything Goes, but we also offer an optional theme. This month we want to know, "How does MUSIC influence your life or inspire your art?"

If you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, Choose a song that inspires positivity in you and share the song (or music genre) and the inspired project with us! We can't wait to feel the upbeat vibes you have to share with us!

If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize. We also ask that you please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of music and what you learned about yourself along the way, if it isn't clearly written somewhere else in your post. 

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $10 gift certificate from Imagine That Digistamp, one of our sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10 gift certificate from Limited Runs, provided by the second of our guest sponsors this month.


Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with Dragonflies - Non-traditional Christmas colors


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Snowing at Ike's World Challenge Blog


Now that the northern hemisphere is shivering with the first chill of the season, it's the perfect time for an optional challenge theme of "Let It Snow" at Ike's World Challenge Blog. I used several images from Ike's Store to create the winter scene on my card: Snow Scene, Inuit Girl and Scared-y Cat. All my papers and snowflakes are from my stash. The pearls are too, and it was an unopened package. Lucky me!
Whether the weather inspires your next card or not, pop on by Ike's World Challenge blog and link it up for your chance to win free digital images from the store!!
Fun fact: Here in the USA, they say that if it snows before Thanksgiving in the States, it will be a white Christmas...

Challenges I am Entering:
Daring Cardmakers - Warm Woolen Mittens (winter clothing)
Fabrika Fantasy - Winter Time
Naughty or Nice - Walking in a Winter Wonderland





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Star Struck Christmas at the 12 Months of Christmas Blog

November already?! Is your stash of Christmas cards complete? If not, the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Blog is the perfect motivation for you! Their themes are optional, but this month it's "Star Struck Christmas", so you feature a star prominently on your card, then you  will be in the running foe not  one but 2 sponsor prizes!!
The sponsor this month is Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, and she has come up with a beautiful set of papers called Starry Sky.

I used one of those papers as a background, while framing it with paper from another set called "A Grungy Christmas". I wanted to make a simple card, so my sentiment is the  focus, framed with yet another paper from Decosse's from the "Glitterati" set. All these papers are on her blog for sale.
The sentiment was a freebie from a couple years ago. I added a couple stars using a template from Elif Sahin over at Pixel Scrappers and my card is ready to print and mail out.
Papers: DDD's Starry Sky Star 5, Glitterati Red, A Grungy Christmas Burgundy & Green,
Sentiment: DDD
Elements: Pixel Scrapper Elif Sahin's Folded Star Template 1
It's your turn now to create your Christmas card. Here are the details:

The Basics

  • Anyone can link up as many Christmas and/or December holiday themed cards (including Happy New Year's cards) throughout the month with an ANYTHING GOES theme.
  • Every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas-themed digital paper.
  • Each month there will be an OPTIONAL theme to follow. Anyone who submits a card adhering to the monthly theme, will have the chance to win a prize from that month's guest sponsor.
  • ALL entries adhering to our basic rules also have the opportunity to win a mini pack of digi papers each month as well.
  • Every holiday card you submit to the link up, earns you one chance to win a special digital Christmas kit that will be offered up after the year is complete.
Remember, the OPTIONAL THEME this month is STAR STRUCK CHRISTMAS. Let's see some stars on your cards!!

Photo Inspiration at Scribbles Designs

 I am loving these cute word art images from Scribbles Designs. They make the most awesome note cards, and who doesn't need a few dozen note cards to say Hi, Thinking of You, Let's Do Lunch or even Thank You?
Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog offers a photo for inspiration this month, and I have pulled the colors from it for my set of cards. The Scribbles image I used is called Fab Friend, and the designer papers are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Bokeh Paper Kit. I think they're a perfect match, don't you?
You have until November 14th to find inspiration from the photo below and link your card or project up at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from the Scribbles Store. See you there!

Challenges I am Entering"
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Owl about Me
Crafty Friends - Cute

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Feeling Peckish at Ike's World Challenge Blog

People don't come to the table just to ingest food. They gather with family and friends to spend time together, talk and laugh and catch up with their lives and loves. You could say that food brings people together. Well, FOOD is the optional theme at Ike's World Challenge Blog this fortnight.

I created a card using an Ike's Art image (called The Tea Party) for one of my bff's to let her know how much she means to me. I can pour out my heart to her (and I have), and she will listen without judging, giving advice only when asked. she makes me laugh when I need to, and let's me cry out loud when I have to. So I'm popping this in the mail for her today! No time like the present.

FOOD is an OPTIONAL theme for the challenge; otherwise, it's anything goes. So get out your inks, markers, water colors, paints, scissors, and other weapons of choice, and create something to link up to the challenge at Ike's World Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from her store.

Happy crafting!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Surround Yourself with Literature at the Path of Positivity


I have a secret I’ve kept since I was a young girl. I read books more than once. That’s right. I have favorites that I’ve read ten times already, and still have not got tired of reading them. I’m sure there are lots of people who also have their own favorites. Cuddling up with one of these books is like greeting an old friend. There is a joy in re-discovering the story that unfolds, the way it is told. There is comfort in the secret treasures the author hides in her words, and adventure in a character’s actions.
This sense of friendship inspired me to create a card to give to one of my friends. I just lost one of my best friends, so now I am vigilant in making sure my relationships stay active and up-to-date. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us, so I’m not waiting to call up Janie or Joan or anyone else to say Hi, how’s it going? I treasure them like I treasure those very special books I keep reading.

My card is a DT make for the Path of Positivity’s October Challenge. The optional challenge is part of a three part series of Inspiration from the Arts. This month crafters are asked to Surround themselves with Literature and create something that shows how literature inspires them in their lives. It could be a form of poetry, or a series of self-help books, or even a magazine that has affected your lifestyle.

Since I have a few books I think of as old friends, I created a card using images from Sparkle n Sprinkle called Autumn Friends. As Autumn's chill winds start to blow, and night comes earlier, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good book. And since some of my books are old friends, what better way to express that relationship than to use my favorite characters from SNS?
Challenge Details:

  • Add your inspirational project or post using the link up below. You will be able to submit your entry until 11:59 p.m. on November 5th.
  • If you have chosen to follow the optional theme, you will need to let us know what it is about your project or post that you feel is inspirational  / positive / motivational and how it fits into the theme. Please include this information somewhere within your post. You can simply add a sentence or two at the bottom of your post right next to the link for this challenge if you want. Or, if this isn't possible, come over and leave us a comment on the start post. You must also add 'FT' after you name so we know which creations to add to the draw for the sponsor's prize for Most Inspirational.
  • You can link up a total of three (3) creations.
  • For this challenge, prizes will be the following:
    • $15.00 worth of digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch (based on those projects who have followed the theme).
    • $15.00 worth of  digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Scribbles Designs Challenge Gets Inspired by a Photo

This month's challenge theme at Scribbles Designs is Photo Inspired 
(photo courtesy Jill Wellington, Pixabay.) 


I was inspired by the non-traditional colors in the photo, using Copics, colored pencils and a white gel pen to give life to my image, a Scribbles digi called Maple Leaf Doodle. After coloring a rainbow across the leaf, I used the colored pencils to blend the colors more subtly. It looked flat to me, so I started highlighting different sections of my leaf, and ended up highlighting all of them (I never knew when to stop even as a kid).
Since color is my inspiration, I thought this sentiment would be perfect for my card. I splashed a couple black jewels for embellishment after adding a washi tape border and canvas bow. A nice simple card for the loveliest season of the year!
What inspires YOU when you look at the photo from Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog? Whatever catches your creativity, go for it, then link it up for your chance to win some free digis from the Scribbles Store.
Good luck and happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Mod Squad - Fall Fest

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It's White on White at Ike's World Challenge Blog

Sometimes, not always, colors can be highly over-rated. Sometimes, it's nice to surround yourself with an absence of color. That's why this fortnight, the optional theme at Ike's World Challenge Blog is to create "white on White."
For my DT make, I used Ike's Igloo from her World Series Tour  Inuit Set. You can't get whiter than snow and ice, right? I used Stickles and glitter for the snow, and used Glossy Accents for the ice. My card background is embossed white cardstock. I embellished with adhesive and die-cut snowflakes.
I created my card to give to my hubby. It looks to be a long, cold winter for the two of us. I want him to keep in mind that we will always be together to weather whatever weather comes our way, metaphorically speaking. I used a little Glossy Accents to create icicles dripping from the top of my sentiment and then bordered it with more glitter. As Mal would say. "Shiny." (Firefly/Serenity quote)
What inspires you to create without color? Remember, this is an optional theme, so you can always create anything you wish, but are you up for a little challenge? Don't forget to link up with Ike's World Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from her store!!

Good luck and happy crafting!
Challenges I am entering:
International Art & Soul - Monochromatic 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Surround Yourself with Literature at the Path of Positivity

This month at the Path of Positivity challenge blog, we continue with the second challenge in a series of three, based on the concept of Surrounding Yourself with Positivity in the form of the Arts In September crafters were given the optional challenge to surround themselves with Art(work). This month the optional challenge series continues with the concept of Literature
Like art, there are many different types of literature. Stories, books, magazines, leaflets, etc. When you are heading to the library, the book store, or trolling through the Kindle store, are you off to find poetry, romance, self-help, history, biographies, hobby or instructions? 
A great piece of writing has a way of pulling us into another world and creating adventures beyond what we might imagine on our own.  Sometimes it is exciting to escape to another country, time, world, or life. Other times, good writing can teach us about other cultures and acceptance. It’s always beneficial to read about improving our skills or expanding what we know. Many times these literary journeys will inspire us to make changes in our day to day living. 
Whenever I become absorbed in a book, the real world no longer exists for me. I can wander wherever the book takes me, whether halfway across the globe or to mystical realms that can only be imagined...or in today's case, to a hidden refuge with a view of the sea.

 I was inspired to create a set of note cards using a digi image from Sparkle n Sprinkle called "Silhouettes".  While one image from the set has its own background, my other cards feature my own photography in the background, each with different sentiments. Framed in coordinating  cardstock, the flowers in my silhouettes are sporting shimmery black jewels.
Sparkle n Sprinkle is the exclusive guest sponsor this month at the Path of Positivity challenge blog. They are offering a $15 gift certificate in a random draw for one lucky crafter, as long as the project is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. 
If you would also like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, you must follow the optional theme and share how you were inspired by literature. Be sure to add FT after your name when you link up at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog so that you are included in the draw for a $15 gift certificate from Sparkle n Sprinkle for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.
Good luck and happy crafting!


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Emboss It at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

Just a midway reminder that there's a challenge going on at Scribbles Designs challenge blog. The theme is Embossing. Do you think I overdid it with my card today? I have five embossed papers on it! Even the moon is part of a punched circle of embossed paper! All to give "Carl", a digi image from the Scribbles Store, the perfect setting for his greeting.
You've got two weeks left to enter the embossing challenge at Scribbles Designs challenge blog for our chance to win free digis from the Scribbles Store. Good luck and happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
Craft Rocket Challenges - Something beginning with an "F" (frog)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Surround Yourself with ART on the Path of Positivity


SURROUND YOURSELF...with ART
This is the optional theme offered at the Path of Positivity challenge blog this month. ART has the power to pull you into its colors, its patterns and its moods. It can certainly make you cry or smile. It moves you emotionally.
One of the best things about having computers is the access to works of artistic masters and modern day artists at your fingertips! From acrylics to water colors, ceramics to wood, glass work to quilting, the world of art comes to your home.
I am an eclectic art lover. I like so many different styles of art that it's hard to pin me down when asked what my favorite is. My house is filled with a jumble of styles, colors and themes, almost like I imagine the basement of a small art museum would have collected over the years (without the dust and cobwebs).
Since I can't (won't) make up my mind and choose just one style, I chose to create a set of note cards in different styles. Of course, I had to put a Pat Martin-21st century spin on them, so be sure to read each sentiment on the cards.

I created my cards using images from Luna Girl. They are part of the collage sheet called Day Dream and can be found at their store HERE.

This month's challenge is to be inspired in a positive way by the art in which you surround yourself. Look around your house. What's hanging on your walls? What style does each room have? Often what we choose to hang on our walls or place on our shelves not only makes us feel happy and positive, it tells us something about our artistic tastes.
Use your own artistic preferences to create something for your chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation. We can’t wait to see what you create and learn about yourself on this journey!
Keep in mind, you are thinking about how different kinds of art affect us as individuals.  It’s not really about doing something “visually" art-related. For example, any positive image that reminds us of any piece of art work or use the style of a famous artist on any image.

If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. Also. please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of art and what you learned about yourself along the way, if it isn't clearly written somewhere else in your post. 

You don't need to follow this optional theme; if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month, make sure to create something positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. 
You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's Most Inspirational sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, provided by the second of our guest sponsors this month.
Whatever you choose to create, have fun!




Friday, September 15, 2017

Time to Emboss at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

It's that time of month for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. For the ext 30 days, you are challenged to let your embossing powers rule the craft table. Wet embossed, dry embossed, hand embossed, machine embossed - whatever your Muse tells you to create, Scribbles Designs wants to see it! 

I used a leftover piece of embossed cardstock to frame my paper-pieced image from the Scribbles Store. I love this image- it's called 952 Tea Cup Stack. I printed my image out on a few digital patterned papers, then fussy-cut each cup with a different paper. I think the stack turned out well, don't you?

After centering it onto my embossed "frame" I added the sequins, metal sentiment and silk ribbon flower to embellish. I have a new neighbor who I wave to when I walk our dog, Wilson. She loves to drink tea, so this card will be going to her this weekend. Although she might want to switch to iced tea. The temps in Chicago will be in the upper 80s!! Unseasonably high for this time of year, but at least my tomatoes have more time to ripen.

I hope to see your card or project at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog! Good luck and happy crafting!

Digital image: Scribbles’ 952 Tea Cup Stack 

Pixel Scrapper Digital papers (printed, hand cut and paper pieced) from: ”Good Vibes” Blog Train (Merritt Bayes, Sunny Rush Ranch Designs, R Martin, Bits o’ Scrap, Little Monkey Shine Designs.

Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Challenge at Ike's World Challenge Blog

Welcome to the challenge midway point at Ike's World Challenge Blog! The theme is Anything Goes, with an optional theme of Mythical, Mystical or folklore. Ike came out with a set of images covering some of the Greek gods, and I fell in love with this one. She is Athena 2 and you can find her HERE. There are 2 versions - one with a background, and one without. I chose the one without because I wanted to use another image called Greece 3 for my background. It's part of a set of 4 images called Greek Views 2 World Tour Series.
I created a hybrid card,mixing my Copic-colored image of Athena with my digitally created background. I used Photoshop Elements to make the lines of my Greek View background more transparent, popping it onto cloudy patterned paper and embellishing it digitally (well, except for the jewels I sprinkled on the card).
Digitals from PixelScrapper.com
Janet Scott’s Back to Nature Clouds Patterned paper
 PS Pauline Thompson’s Eroded Hues Glitter
 PS A Janner Gold Border 001
You have one more week to enter this challenge at Ike's World Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from Ike's Art. My personal goal is to own every image she has. It's difficult, because she's always drawing new ones every month! But she is also generous with her images, so make sure you stop by for a new freebie. You never know when they will pop up!
See you there!
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafty Catz - AG or Ladies Day
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Add pearls or Gems
House of Cards - Add Text and/or Colors