Thursday, March 26, 2015

Favorite Background!

Hello Hello!

What is your favorite background technique?  Mine would have to be…any background which challenges my approach!  I thrive in learning new techniques, in experimenting and even failing!  For this background challenge at the Stampotique Designer Blog, I chose to use Teresa Collin's Modeling Paste with Dyan Reaveley's (for Ranger)'s stencil!  Other than that, I challenged myself to keep the background as simple as possible!  If you know me, you know I love to add stickles,  glitter, stickers, brads, flowers, ink sprays, distress ink,  anything!  I love to embellish and add layers upon layers.  Keeping it simple is quite challenging!  

Materials Used:
Rubber Stamp by Daniel Torrente by Stampotique
"hello" cling stamp by Vintologie
Modeling Paste by Teresa Collins
Stencil by Dyan Reaveley for Ranger
Tape by Betsey Johnson!!!  It was part of a bangle bracelet decorating kit!!!
Oval Punch
Paper by Bazzill
Circus Stripe Cards by The Paper Studio
Black Momento Ink

Stampotique's Designer Challenge SDC188 "Favorite Background" is here.

Thank You SOoooOOOooOoo Much for stopping by!!!

If you ever like anything on my blog, or have any questions, please let me know!

Thank You!  Have a wonderful day!!!


Buttercup xoxo

Monday, March 23, 2015

Coloring is STILL AWESOME ;)

Back to Coloring with Saturated Canary Images!

Hello Bloggertons!  

The time has come for me to share "Beach Pretty", a digi by Krista Smith for Saturated Canary!  I have been so inspired by all of the participants of her current Color Challenge which you may learn more about here!  "Beach Pretty" is just what her name implies:  Pretty and ready for the beach!!!  This card creation has made me yearn for some ocean breeze and a day of sleeping on the sand.  Ahh..doesn't that sound divine?  I will answer my own question:  it does!  :)  Until I make a little trip to Cali, this card will have to do.  Wherever you are, be it on a beach, in a desert, a glacial tundra etc., I hope you feel the quiet beauty of your surrounding land.  And if you don't, what's wrong with making an art journal entry of a contrasting landscape? ;)  

Materials Used:

Sizzix Die Cuts: Scallop Oval Frame & Frame Back Ornate #4
Corner Punches
"Beach Pretty" by Krista Smith at Saturated Canary
"Play" acrylic stamp by Heidi Swapp from Monthly Planner
Heart Punch
Flower Punch
Glitter Washi Tape
Black Ink
various scraps of paper
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (for "play")

Thank You very much for stopping by!

I wish you a wonderful day at the beach! ;)


        Buttercup :) xoxo

Friday, March 20, 2015

Coloring is AWESOME!!!

Hello Fellow Crafters!!!  

I am beyond thrilled to share a card I made for Saturated Canary's Color Challenge!  There is still time to participate!  See the link below the images for details on this challenge, and good luck!!!

I have to say, I have been admiring Saturated Canary's work for a while now, after seeing someone post their work using her digis!  I find Beach Ink and other characters so beautiful and lovely!  It is fun to Copic up a character with so much style and personality!  

Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions you may have.  You will see a Material's List below.  Thank you for taking a look!  I hope you find some inspiration here, because I know I find much inspiration looking at your posts!!!

Materials Used:
assorted scrap papers
pink card stock card
"Beach Ink" digi by Saturated Canary
Copic Sketch Markers
Broken China Distress ink
Heart Punch, Ornate Die, Flower Die cut
Purple Washi Tape
Grungeboard Heart
Dylusions cling stamps-mushrooms and striped frame
A sense of fun and whimsy! ;) 

Thank You very much for taking a look!  Please be well :)

         Buttercup xoxo

COLORING CHALLENGE may be found here!
"Beach Ink" and other ADORABLE DIGIS by Saturated Canary may be found here!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monster Card!

Monster Greeting Card

Hello and Welcome Crafters!

Here is a cute little card I am happy to present today as it shows some new-to-me-techniques!  I will explain those techniques in the "Materials Used" section beneath the pictures :)

I am SUCH a fan of Kira's stamps which can be found here.  Her characters are so cooky yet somehow charming!  If you know me, you know I am a fan of the cooks and the charmers alike!!! ;) ;) 

Materials Used:
3 Wood Mounted Rubber stamps by Kira at Stampotique which can be found here.
Copic Markers & Stickles for coloring and glittering the images
Modeling Paste and Heart Stencil by Teresa Collins (this was the NEW technique for me)
Star Punch
Oval Punch
Purple Washi Tape
Black Memento Ink
Alphabet by Stampabilities
And of course, Fun & Sass ;) 

I am happy to enter this card into Stampotique's Designer Blog Challenge 186 which is to use STARS in your creation.  Details for that challenge may be found here!

Thank You so much for blogging by and also, Thank You to Stampotique and all of the Challenge Blogs for providing a creative outlet for us carmakers and crafters!  I do enjoy the challenges :)

Love and Peace,

       Buttercup :) xoxo

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CHARMing Card!

Hello Crafters!

Every time we make a card, create something and give it to another, what we are really doing is spreading joy and love.  I am a huge fan of spreading joy and love and with Tiddly Ink's stamps, it's easy to do!!!  

I hope this day finds you well.  I am happy to be here and to have made a simple card inspired by the Tiddly Ink's Challenge blog here.  This week's challenge is to add a charm to your creation!  The little copper colored leaf on the right corner, is my "charm".  

Card with Tiddly Ink's Cling Stamp

Thank You so much for taking a look at my card!  Keep on keepin' on! 

         Buttercup xoxo