Sunday, July 21, 2013

Corrosive Challenge #179 - Fancy Folds

I'm melllllltinnnggg, mellllttttinnnggg!  OK, not really but this heat does make one feel a bit like a wicked witch whose had a bucket of water thrown on her, LOL.  At least the end should be near and the temperature should be getting a little more comfortable. 

Over at the Corrosive Challenge, we are pleased to welcome back Mayzy Art as our sponsor this fortnight.  Mayzy is offering up a $15 GV to the MayzyArt Store as a prize to our winner!  

The new challenge is "Fancy Folds", you must make a project with more than one fold.  I'm still not all that brave about trying new techniques, so I went with a good ole' twisted easel card, using Trapeze Artist.

 She is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped up with foam dots.  I used a Labels 8 Spellbinder die cut in the background, then a doily in front.

I usually kind of keep things relatively simple, but I wanted to add lots of embellies to this one, I also just "winged" it instead of using a sketch.  It always takes me longer when I do that but, I am pleased with the result.

Papers:  Recollections - Bright Plaid Dots, Bright Plaid.
Embellies:  Recollections Paper Butterflies, flower, pearls and clothespin.  WOC roses and seam binding, Wilton 4" white doily, Tim Holtz adage ticket.

That's all folks, hope to see some fabulous entries over at The Corrosive Challenge !

Stay cool :-)


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Corrosive Challenge # 178 - Shape Up!

Happy Sunday blogland!  I don't know about anyone else, but here in MA it has been H-O-T!  I'm talking sweating the second you get out of the shower, melty, sticky HOT.  But I guess we can't complain too much, because not too far away we'll be commiserating about the cold.  Sigh.  Thankfully we actually have a relatively small house that 3 window air conditioners can make feel like a cool respite, and make it better for crafting.  

We have a new challenge this week at The Corrosive Challenge, and The Corrosive team is always pleased to welcome back a fabulous sponsor, Simply B Stamps!
Owner, Betty has generously offered our winner a $15 gift voucher to her online shop!  You can find all her fun and funky images HERE!  Whether you love digis, rubber, or clear stamps, Betty has an eclectic mix that's sure to please the "quirk in you"!

The challenge for this fortnight is to "Shape Up".  No, we don't want you to go on a diet or start working out!  It just means no square or rectangular cards.  FAR easier than getting in actual shape, right?!  

 I really outdid myself and did a shaped Easel card!  Whoah!  LOL.  (this is actually the first shaped card I have done)  Image is Water Fun Rio I just love all the Teen Scene Summertime digis, they are so much fun!

I really like how relatively simple these are, you don't have to get too crazy with multiple papers or embellies, but because it is shaped it keeps it from being boring.

Looking forward to some down time today with no where to go for a change.  And part of my day I hope to spend looking at some fantastic "outside the box" entries in the new challenge!

Thanks for stopping by.