As much as I love steampunk I really struggled with the image for this month's challenge. I colored several copies of the image but was not satisfied. Maybe I do work better under pressure because once I finally got started the flow was smooth.
I colored the image with Copics and used a gel glitter pen for highlights and Glossy Accents to highlight the lens of her goggles. I used a Darice "clockworks" embossing folder along with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The Spellbinders "Sprightly Sprockets" die came in really handy and were cut with both foil and glitter paper. The image was matted and popped up with foam tape and finally I added some metal accents to finish the look.
While most of my cards feature Copic colored digital images, I'm not a one trick pony. I created this card using Frantic Stamper Inc Angel Fish , Ocean Floor Icons, and Stitched Scene Builders Edgers dies. Using adhesive iridescent paper, foil paper and craft cardstock along with sequins I was able to create a beautiful underwater scene.
It's time for another KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge -- #195 to be exact. For this fortnight challenge the theme is as always
with a Twist of
We want to see all of your creations which celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries etc. You have until May 28th to enter and remember you MUST use a KennyK image. Don't have one in your stash? Go to KennyK downloads for the monthly freebie. Be sure to stop by KennyK's Krafty Krew blog for more inspiration from the design team and to enter your own creation!
Today Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring Aud Sentiments. The Aud Sentiments challenge is a sketch challenge. From the Aud Sentiments blog --You may flip, rotate and add embellishments to the sketch. You may also use whatever shapes you want just as long as we can recognize the sketch. And, it should go without saying, don't forget the sentiment!
Be sure to stop by Aud Sentiments for all the details. Below is my take on the sketch.
Create w/TLC sentiment
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinder Nestabilities Rectangle die
Frantic Stamper Stitched die from "Elementals #1" set
I don't like saying a project is Clean and Simple. I think it implies that it can't be fabulous. Instead I like "Fast and Easy." Is there a difference? Probably not but hey...My circus, My monkeys! LOL. When I received my latest Frantic Stamper design team dies I was overjoyed. Each time I think the die designs couldn't get better, Kathy Berger (die designer), hits another one out of the park. The entire latest release is absolutely fabulous. Thanks so much Kathy.
It took me longer to get the supplies together than it did to put the card together. I had a plan and was able to execute it perfectly.
I started by folding my card base in half and rounding one corner with a Crop A Dile 1/2" Corner Chomper. I chose a DCWV white core textured paper as the "sky." I cut the San Francisco Cityscape with both black and brown paper and glued them together, offsetting them slight to to create a shadow. Next I used the lady herself, the Statue of Liberty precision die. I used a double sided foil paper I have in my stash and sometimes it is impossible to cut. As I wanted to keep all of the cutouts intact and it worked perfectly I added foam squares for added dimension. Finally I used the Sunburst Card Panel and a round die to cut the sun. In my opinion the sentiment is the "cherry on top." It's from My Creative Time, was stamped onto Vellum with Staz-On Jet Black ink.
Just popping in to remind you that a new challenge started today at KennyK's Krafty Krew. As always it's an Anything Goes theme but for this fortnight with a twist of "Just a Girl." That theme. couldn't be easier! Just color up your favorite KennyK female character and add her to a project or for some inspiration visit the blog first. Don't forget to link your project and remember You MUST use a KennyK image to enter.