Saturday, May 28, 2016

Altoids Paint Tin


I solemnly swear that I will not make a card during this challenge. Edna won't let me. But I can make anything else I want. Welcome to challenge #60: N is for Not a Card!

I've been wanting to make a travel watercolor kit out of an Altoids tin that I saw on Pinterest and this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity.  Here are some pictures of my kit.


That blue thing on the paper is supposed to be a cat.


The top
I started this project by making a Gelli print.  Don't even ask me the last time that I used my Gelli plate. Once the paper was dry, I used my Silhouette to cut out the Altoids tin pattern.  You just need to look up "mint tin" in the Silhouette search bar if you are interested.

The papers were stamped and edged with black ink.  On this top layer I affixed the vintage lady and my bit of snark. I used matte medium to glue the papers to the tin.


The bottom

Once the tin was papered, I made a mini watercolor book.  I cut four 2 inch by 3 1/4 inch pieces of watercolor paper, and a cover from the gelli print.


I stamped some images onto shrink film to add little arty charms to the bookbinding thread.



The watercolor palette is from gum packaging.  I squirted the primary colors into the gum container and left one empty for a place for water. This shorty brush fits perfectly into the tin. The book, brush, and paint all fit into the closed tin.  Now I have watercolors wherever I go!
Enough of my photos! If you want to not make a card and play along, you have until 11:55 p.m. EST on June 10th to enter your creation! Please stop by the home Snarky Sisters Blog to see what inspiration pieces my Snarky Sisters have made for you!

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #343

It's Tuesday!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches' new sketch.  This week's sketch was made by Jessi.


I interpreted this sketch as a gatefold card instead of two long strips of paper. I found this file on the Silhouette site and I thought it would be perfect for the current sketch.  Plus, I needed a graduation card for a special someone.  ;)


I used plain card stock for all of the elements.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the yellow CS.  The "'16" and the "congrats" were both coated in glitter, because I am a sadist.  I am still finding black and white sparklies all over my craft desk.

I must thank Melissa and all the ladies at Tuesday Morning Sketches for letting me be part of their team.  This is my last post for these guys.  I'm going to miss working with these talented ladies!

Please check out what my Tuesday Morning teammates have made for your inspiration this week:

Melissa has a special surprise for the winner of this challenge!  If you want to play along you have until the evening of Sunday, May 29 to enter!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

It sure is Fugly!


Oh, Edna, you're hurting my eyes! How can you be wearing that dress infant of that wall paper?  It's so F-ing Ugly!  It's FUgly!

Welcome to the F is for Fugly challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We aren't sure why Edna is making us do this challenge.  We want to make beautiful snarky things.  Maybe it's time to pull out the  papers, or stamps, or embellishments from the bottom of our stashes.  These Fugly items have been hiding from us out of shame.  It's time to do something with all the fuglies and get them from taking up room that should be reserved for lovely craft items.


 For this card I went to my hidden Fugly stash, which is also known as my Basic Grey paper stack.  In their collections, Basic Grey has given us some doozies.  I think that the patterned paper actually looks  pretty good when it is broken up with other elements. This paper pack is still available on Amazon.com!  ;)

I decided to use the boy from the Dylusions Monster Mash stamp set. He's not too pretty himself. The sentiment is from River City Rubber works, and it reads:





In other words, be yourself! Want to play along with the Sisterhood? Of course you do!  You have until 11:55 EST on Friday, May 27th to upload your project using something FUGLY!  Please check out our Guest Designer, Creepy Glowbug, as well as my Snarky Sisters:


Thanks for stopping by my blog!




Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #351

Welcome back to my weekly posting for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  You see the sketch that Patti made for us?  It's all clean and simple looking and is a fine sketch. But I turned the sketch into an art journal page.

I turned the sketch on its side and used the wavy line to make a flap.  The circle is the flower by her ear. Everything else was me having fun.  

 I recently bought this set of cats (Katzelkraft les chats russes) after admiring them on other people's crafty blogs.  So I stamped  all of the cats and colored them in the style I saw here. I drew them a simple cat tree and used them all

Please visit my fellow teammates to see what they have done with this weeks sketch.  They might have gone a bit more traditional than me. Patti is also our sponsor this week, so she might have a little prize to give away! 


I used Dylusions products, ink sprays, paint, stencils, and stamps; for this art journal.  
I would like to enter my art journal page into the following contests:



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #350


Welcome back, Tuesday Morning Sketches followers! I hope you have all had a great week full of springy sunshine, or at least for you Canadians, no more new snow!  I still have a hard time believing that it is May now.

Here is our sketch for the first week of May, and we are being sponsored  by Digital Delights by Louby Loo!




I have used the image Splish Splash Susie.  She looks like she is ready to gleefully stomp through puddles. I colored her with Copic markers and used my Silhouette to cut out the clouds and raindrops.   



Please visit my Tuesday Morning teammates to see what they have done with this week's sketch.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog!




Saturday, April 30, 2016

Quilts aren't Paper!

Q is for Quilting 

Challenge 58, Q is for Quilts, encourages you to use paper piecing or a quilt theme on your project. I did a bit a paper piecing on a card for my example. I found this idea of using circles to make flowers, so here is my version.  The PP is from Kaisercraft's Jubilee collection. 

My card did not have snark, and I couldn't disappoint anyone that came here looking for snark, so I have decided to continue with another altered playing card.  It has some "paper pieces" so it fits the challenge theme, right?


sparkles!

If you want to play along in our paper piecing challenge, you have until 11:55 pm EDT on Friday May 13 to upload your project. Please visit our reigning Queen of Snark, Abzappel, and my fellow Snarky Sisters to see what they have made for you with their paper piecing skills!  We have adopted two new sisters, so say hello to Majo and Dotty Jo!

Thanks for stopping by!