Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C48 - Sketch Challenge


Hello Friends!!! It's challenge time again and this time around it's Crazy 4 Challenges! Yay! Jessie came up with a great challenge this week. . .:) It's a sketch challenge and a fun one at that. Do you like sketch challenges? I love working with sketches! Come play along with us. . .we'd love to see your pretty card!!

Be sure to stop by C4C and check out all the fabulous cards created by the design team.


* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Angela Wood
* Vicki Garrett
* Silke Kittmann


If you stopped by my blog yesterday. . .I talked about using pigment ink with rubbing alcohol and how it colors similar to watercoloring. I'm having a lot of fun playing around with my pigment inks! For Stampin Up fans. . .the craft ink pads are "pigment" based inks so if you have the stamp pads, you can use them to color similar to when you use dye inks and water. The beauty of using pigment ink and alcohol is that you can color on regular card stock. Because the alcohol dries fairly quickly, the card stock don't warp like it would if you used water.

Well I colored my image using pigment ink and rubbing alcohol. Doesn't it look a bit like watercoloring? I used my MFT stamp set "Are We There Yet?". The border going across my card is by myscrapchick.com "Border Strips". I cut it on my Cricut and weaved the ribbon through the holes to create the X design.

Just a short update on my craft room. . .I finished up unspooling and re-rolling my ribbons on to ribbon cards! Oh gawwwwd! That was painful so I'm so glad I'm done with that. I also organized all of my embellishments and scrapbooking materials by categories. Do you see the flip-flops on my card? If it weren't for the fact that I organized my embellishments. . .I wouldn't have known that I had them! It worked out perfectly with the image.

I still have a long way to go in putting my craft room back together but the really tough job of organizing the ribbons and embellishments is done. The goal this weekend is to rearrange the furniture in my room and start putting some of my stuff back in to my room.

I also crochet a few beanies . . .my first crochet beanies! Yay. My goal with my crochet stuff is to sell them at the craft fair during the winter and for every item I sell, I'm going to donate a scarf or beanie to the homeless shelter or my church's rescue mission. I need to sell a few so I can buy enough yarn to create for donation. Sounds like a good plan, huh?

Anyway. . .enough of my blabbering. . .hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

10 comments:

Proudmoms said...

I love it.

StampOwl said...

super cute Maria ... love the border stripe ♥

Angelwood said...

How cute, Maria! Just love this stamp and your awesome coloring! Love the flip flop embellishment! hugs, Angela

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEET, I love Fred, FABULOUS work Maria.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute card, Maria!! Love the little flip flops!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Fred never looked better...was nice to read about your new coloring technique...thanks for sharing.....

Silli said...

So cute MAria, I love your coloring, love all the sweet details... HUGS

Barbara said...

So cute, Maria!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so super cute!! I love it!!

inlovestamping said...

I love this card, too cute! your coloring is always so wonderful!

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