Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Birthday x 2

Whenever I go to Michael's I see all the yellow and red clearance pricetags hanging from EMPTY hooks. It's maddening. However..... I was there a few days ago finally managed to get some radically price-reduced supplies before they were all taken! First I pick up a fantastic 12 x 12 paper pad on sale from $29.99 down to $11.99. (It was the last one!!) Also I grabbed some birthday stickers reduced to $1.49 from $6.99. And I never use stickers on my cards but I put them to use right away.
So here's two cards, from one sticker pack.
FAB birthday.

I'm making an effort to use my Cricut more. The FAB diecut is from the Create a Critter cartridge. For these challenges -
Shopping Our Stash. STICKERS
Card Crafters Circle. SENTIMENT

For the second card I really went to town with the stickers. Paired them up with some strips of my new paper....easy peasy.

For these challenges -
Crafty Sentiments. BRIGHT COLOURS
Loves Rubber Stamps. PHOTO INSPIRATION
Lexi's Creations. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thanks, Farrah

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dotty Madness.

Recently I was snooping around in Blogland and I came across an AMAZING site. It's called deviantArt and it appears to be an online gallery for artist to showcase their work.
I saw some outstanding talent and tons of images just perfect for cards. The images are also FREE!
(Just be sure to check the artist's bio for their policies and preferences.)
One gallery really appealed to me, so these 4 characters are all designed by the same artist. Her name is Sureya and you can see all of her work HERE.

The cards are one layer. I cut around the heads for a little extra dimension.

These girls are too cool :)    Originally I planned to have only the image and sentiment. Not sure where the dot idea came from but I was nervous about it, figured I was likely gonna ruin the cards by doing it, but I like how it turned out.

I glossy accented all the eyes, and some parts of the images. Like the gun and knife here.

For these challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays
Sir StampAlot - BINGO. I think I could make multiple bingos here, but I'll go with BLING/BROWN/PINK
Card and Scrap - BLING.
Smudgy Antics - ANYTHING GOES.

Thanks for looking,