Thursday, May 30, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge #184

I just love the colors for this week's challenge. Check it out:

Here's my take:

At one point while making this, I thought it might turn out really ugly, but I actually think the end result is pretty nice. I painted and re-painted a lot of it several times.

Our sponsor this week is SRM stickers! If you would like to participate and have a chance to win the prize, go to The Play Date Cafe blog for complete challenge information!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Recent Art

You may have noticed that it's been a long time since I posted any work that wasn't for a design team!  I have been busy with my real life job, but I have had a bit of time recently to do some other fun projects. Here's a look at a couple:

1. A "She" inspired by Christy Tomlinson's workshop. This is my first girl of color and I absolutely love how she turned out.

2. A Finnabair-inspired mixed media collage. I was also inspired by Luvleescrappin on Youtube. She has an amazing amount of step-by-step videos and tutorials!

3. An art journal page inspired by Donna Downey. You can see more of it here at The Paper Haus.

4. Some easy DIY wrapped presents. See the whole tutorial here.

 5. A mixed media tag. Remember way back when I said that my stamps didn't arrive in time for a challenge? Here's where I used them! See more details of the tag here.

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my recent projects. I hope to do many more over the summer, now that I have a bit of extra time.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge #183

Welcome to another week of color inspiration! Check out the color story from The Play Date Cafe this week:

Here's my take on it:

The gorgeous white pearl buttons were provided by Elizabeth Mindemann at Close to my Heart

Be sure to visit The Play Date Cafe blog for complete challenge information!

I have been crafting quite a bit lately, and I hope to be able to share some more projects with you soon!  Have a great day!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge #182

Hello and welcome to another week of fun inspiration!  Check it out:

I tried to do a 2-page spread but the right hand page was just not coming together correctly. Here's a look at the left side:

Maybe once I finish the other side, I will share that too!

Anyways, this week's sponsor is My Creative Classroom! If the colors inspire you, then please join our challenge. You could win a gift certificate!

Visit the Play Date Cafe blog for more details.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge 181

Hello everyone, welcome to another Play Date Cafe challenge! Here's this week's color story:

I just love these colors!  Here's my take:

This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. If you love them (like I do), then be sure to stop by The Play Date Cafe Challenge blog for complete challenge rules and information. You can win a gift certificate!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge #180

This week, we have a color splash! Check it out:

Here is my take. I realize my magenta looks way off in this photo, but it is much closer in person, I promise!

I am excited that I got to use a few things I have been meaning to...the rosettes from Stampin' Up (colored with Ranger Color Wash) and a bottle cap from an Izze soda! I have been saving those caps, knowing they would be just perfect for my art, and I love how it gives dimension here.

This week's sponsor is Freckled Fawn. I am a huge fan! I just made an order a few weeks ago and I have been itching to use my wood chip pieces. I will have to use them soon.

If you want more information about the challenge or how to win a prize from Freckled Fawn, go to The Play Date Cafe challenge site.