Monday, May 7, 2012

You Can't Be Too Purple!

     The post title is my overall motto and apparently, it's Effie's too!   She's a digital stamp from Sassy Studio Designs (challenge theme is You've Been Framed) and she's totally dolled up with a gorgeous trinket on her finger (that's a tiny rhinestone.)

I took the sketch from Sweet Stop, except I used an oval frame instead of a circle.

     "Effie Trinket" is a freebie at the Sassy Studio Designs group at Paper Craft Planet where they want us to use the freebie and help them celebrate 600 members.  They also want to see Embossing, Flowers, Full of color, Ink, and Embellishments (EFFIE).

     Effie's hair and skin are colored with alcohol ink markers, and her dress and hat are completely paper pieced with 3 different dps.  The flowery background dp was in my stash and I have no idea who made it.  I used an oval die to cut the image plus two larger sizes for framing, a total of 3 layers on the image.  The dark frame is metallic paper which has been embossed.  The card base has also been embossed with a CB "Linen" folder.  All the embellishments, including the ribbon for the bow, were in my stash.

     I punched the corners with a decorative punch and added three pearls to each side of the frame.

     Other Challenges:
2 Sisters -- Anything goes
Crafts and Me -- favorite color combo: anything with purples
Crazy Amigo -- Flowers
Divas by Design -- Monochromatic
Little Darlings -- Flowers
Paper Pretties -- Flowers
Poodles Parlour -- Anything goes
Speedy & Friends -- 3 of something (pearls, image layers, papers for piecing)
Stamp Man -- Favorite technique: paper piecing
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -- Ribbons and Bows
Stampin' for the Weekend -- 4 or more layers (there are 5)

     Hope you're having a great start to your week and that your weekend was fun, relaxing, and filled with creativity, whatever the weather may have been.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown #96 with Robyn's Fetish

     (Editor's Note:  For those of you who had a glimpse of this a couple of weeks ago, it wasn't supposed to publish until today.  I removed all comments and set it to republish at the proper time.  Sorry for any confusion.  Thank you.)

     Our challenge theme at Tuesday Throwdown this week is "In the Garden" so let's see those flowers, veggies, trees, bugs, birds, -- whatever you might find in your garden this month.  We're sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and the digi I used is "Birdie Nest" from Robyn's.  Nothing more fun than seeing birds building their nests and raising their babies in my garden, especially when they eat all the bad bugs!  :-D

     The digi is colored with  Copics markers, and the plaid paper is from Bearly Mine.  The pink striped paper is from SU.  I added only cord and rhinestones (which have been in my stash forever or maybe longer!) because I wanted another CAS card, which I'll put in the box for Operation Write Home.  It's almost full and ready to send off.

     If you don't know about OWH, click on their badge on the right side of my blog and read about them.  A fantastic organization which can always use more cardmakers willing to make and donate cards for our troops to use to stay in touch with loved ones at home.

Copic Marker Europe -- Monochromatic
Creative Belli -- Animals
C.R.A.F.T. -- Animals
Cute Card Thursday -- Animal
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -- Pink and brown

     Won't you come play with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week?  Take a look around you garden and then check out your stamps and supplies, and let your imagination run.  We want to see what's in your garden this wee!

      Hugz and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie