Monday, April 6, 2020

Happy Little Stampers April ATC Challenge

It's April. Right? I'm losing track while I am self isolating at home amidst all the craziness out there. I  moved into a new townhouse on the first of March, so now my crafty space is useable! I have been trying to use my time wisely and get organized and make things.

This month's ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers is to make your own background.  I chose to use Distress Inks and Distress Oxides.  I used oranges, yellow, and pink for my background colors. Some turned out watercolor-y and some I sprayed, which resulted in a more speckled background.

I liked the speckled look and chose the top middle two papers.

I finished my background outlining speckles with Dylusions paint pens and a few splats of black ink.The dragon with the toilet paper: what a perfectly current image! That dragon is guarding his treasure. Since t.p. is such a hot commodity I made this roll sparkle. 

So make your own background, or dig out an unused one from your stash, and join us for the Background challenge at Happy Little Stampers. You have a month to get your ATC made. 

The dragon is Dudley from Whimsy Stamps and the image can be found here.  

That toilet paper sparkles!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Flying Artist Trading Cards for Happy Little Stampers

     Hi! Look, another post! That makes it twice this year, look at me go now.  It's the ATCs for Happy Little Stampers that are inspiring me. Who doesn't love making ATCs? They are small and non-threatening, but you can  make them into a series, which is what I did for the February challenge.

     This month the challenge is:

Yes, Fruity! You don't see the fruit I used? It's because my fruit is the color of the paints. I do not have any stamps or papers that I could find in my stash that I wanted to use. I did have some paper, but I did not like the results I was getting.  I took a new approach and decided to pull out my old Dylusions paints. I used Cherry Pie, Tangerine Dream, Squeezed Orange, and Fresh Lime paint on the  background of my cards.

     The articulated doll was a free download from The Enchanted Gallery if you want to play around with one also. I was inspired to put the labels on the body parts from another paper doll I found while I was searching for a free pattern.

     Come on over to check our examples and make some fruit themed Artist Trading Cards for the challenge at Happy Little Stampers. If you prefer you can also make Artist Trading Coins.


Monday, January 6, 2020

I'm doing stuff with Happy Little Stampers!

     I'm not sure what I've done, but I decided to join Happy Little Stampers to get my butt back in gear. I believe that I shoild be ab;e tp handle an ATC or a set of them once a month. ;)
Thanks for letting me come play with you guys!

     The ATC challenge for January 2020 is MASCULINE. 

     I pulled out my favorite boy stamp and created this ATC for the challenge. It felt really good to make something. I should do that more than once a year! Please have a look at this month's Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge, and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

To the Moon!

     I realize that I have not posted on my poor neglected blog since I've gone back to work full-time. This working for "the man" stuff is for the birds, but since I have a kid to send to college next year, I figure I have to pay for my art supplies somehow. The only downside is that I have no time to use the supplies that I can now afford. (Hey, I still make the challenge badges so I haven't been completely out of the loop at the Snarky Sisterhood.)

     However I do work at a school and I had an extra day off this week. Woo-hoo! I managed to make a card and get it photographed, so here it is in time for the G is for Galaxy challenge with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

     I might not have gotten all arty with my background, but I do have a nice space theme going.  I found the sentiment stamp at my local Goodwill store for $1 and it was perfect for this challenge.

     So, there is the first of my snark for 2018! If you want to launch some snark into space with us, you have until 11:55 p.m. (2355) on February 23 to play along. Post your project here, where you can also see what my sisters in snark, as well as our current queen have made for your inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Zombie Love Brains

     We're celebrating Halloween with Zombies at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Edna has joined the newly undead in their quest for scrumptious brains.

     I used these digital images (except for the brain, which is from Useless Trinkets) from Vera Lane Studios.  Aren't my little zombies adorable? 


     There are just a few rules to follow for this challenge, most importantly that it must be uploaded here by 2355 (11:55 p.m.) EDT on Friday, October 27. Please stop by the Snarky Stampers blog to see what our current Queen of Snark, Michelle, and my fellow Snarky Sisters have made for your inspiration  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Monday, October 2, 2017

It's Snarktoberfest!

The best ever blog hop starts today. It's called Snarktoberfest. It's like it was made for me and my Snarky Sisters to join in, and guess what? We were even invited to take part.  We always knew that we had people like us out there! 

  Here is what I made for the Snarky Sisters blog, which is where you should head to if you want to participate in the snarkfest. Or you could start at the beginning of Snarktoberfest 2017 and save the best for last. Go whichever way you choose but there are prizes and rules that must be followed, which you can find on either page.

My rubber stamps were generously contributed by CrackerBox Palace. Here are the links to the stamps that I used.

I love Snarktoberfest!