Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shimmering Seahorse

I decided to really step out of my comfort box and I had a great time doing it.  I found a new challenge and it challenged me. =)  At 101 Watercolor Challenge they wanted to see "salt technique" with watercolors.  I don't have watercolor paints but I do have some LuminArte Sparkling H2o Paints and you have to use a waterbrush with them so I thought that would work.  I watched the videos that they linked to and below is the end result.  The background of water that is.  I used three different colors to make the water. Ocean Wave, Mystic Blue,  and Moss Green.  I then just used Iridescent Green to paint the Seahorse.
Here is a close up shot of the water and Seahorse.  I used table salt because in the videos I liked that look more than Kosher salt.  I didn't brush off all of the salt on my water because it sparkles pretty. This beautiful seahorse came from a new Doodle Pantry set called Carousel Seahorse.  The set does come with him already colored and on a pole because he is part of her new carousel sets.  He also comes with 7 digital papers and 4 sentiments.  You can see one of the sentiments in the above photo. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
101 Watercolor Challenge - Salt Technique
The Stamping Boutique - 2 DP, circle, and square
Creative Card Crew - Sea or Beach
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenge - More than 1 fold.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Roughin' It

Hehe, I just love puns.  This fun tent and perfect sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  Both belong to a set called "Happy Trails Camper".  This set has a ton of images, fun sentiments, and digital papers that belong with it.  I love to camp but I have to admit I am not a tent camper.  My husband has spoiled me with a fun camper. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
CRAFT - photo - camping
Make My Monday - Vacation
Brown Sugar - Boys
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wanna do some fishing?

Have you met Donnie from Digital Delights?  Isn't he a cutie?  I sure think so.  I cut him out and added him in front of the bucket full of fish.  Do you have a fisherman in your family?  If so, they would really enjoy a card with Donnie, or his fishing dad Donald.  Both of them, the bucket with the fish, an anchor, and a sentiment can all be purchased in the "Gone Fishing Set".  Remember to stop by the Delightful Challenge and just add some ribbon to join in the fun there.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Photo - I used the colors
Charisma Cards - Charm, Ribbon, and Twine (the charm says wish)
Crafty Ribbon - Ribbon
Crafty Creations - Just add some fun
Handmade Harbour - Summer Fun
Sisterhood of Crafters - Punch - I used a corner rounder
Deep Ocean - Lots of layers
Just Inkspirational - More than 3 layers
Card Mania - Charm (it says wish)
Crafty Boots - Vacation
My Craft Spot - For Little Boys
Use Your Stuff - Layers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Interactive Birthday Card

Do you need some fun interactive cards for kids?  Maybe not only for kids. =)  This fun set from Doodle Pantry called "A-Mazing Words 1" is the set for you.  Laurie has made several different maze sets and they are all so much fun.  I need to use them some more.  If only I had more crafting time - that's the way we all feel. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cards in Envy - Birthday
My Crafty Spot - Little Boys
Sketchy Colors - White and 1 color
Addicted to CAS - Celebrate
Crafty Creations - Let's Party

Monday, July 21, 2014

Snappy Birthday

Have a snappy birthday.  I love pun sentiments and this is a keeper.  This cute crab in from 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps and is called Beach Ball Crab.  It just makes me smile seeing a crab in swimming trunks.  The image comes with him holding a beach ball over over his head.  I wanted him to be holding this banner so I cut him out, then I had to cut his "arms" off to spread them just a little to hold the banner better.  Today at 2 Cute Ink Challenges we are starting a new two week challenge.  This challenge is an "anything goes" one, so everyone can jump on in the fun and play along.  I hope to see you all there!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun
Crafty 4 Eternity - Lots of Laughs
Creative Corner - Love of ribbon
Crafty Creations - Let's Party

Friday, July 18, 2014

Flamingo Fun

I remember it well the first time I saw a Flamingo.  We were on our honeymoon in Florida.  I was so amazed.  You just don't see flamingos in Iowa.  This little cutie is from 2 Cute Ink Images.  She is perfectly called Flamingo Fun.  When I saw this image I knew I had to have it because it brought back so many fun memories.  

I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Sand and Sea
Crafty Catz - Hot Summer
Daring Cardmakers - Out of the Water
Simply Create Too - For a Child
Die Cuttin' Diva - Beachy ( Spellbinders Ribbon Banners)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Birthday Golf

Golf is not my thing at all but, I do know plenty of people who would love a birthday of golf. =)  This golf ball is from Doodle Pantry.  The set also comes with a ball just sitting on the ground, three sentiments, and two digital papers.  The sentiments I used are from a set called Birthday Accessories.  The Golf Ball set is free, so this is for sure something you need.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Birthday and twine
Pals Paper Arts - Sketch
Crafters Cafe - Birthday
The Male Room - Games
Pile It On - Monochomatic