Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Guest Designing at The Outlawz

Hello Friends,

I was asked to Guest Design with The Outlawz Color Challenge team this month. I used to belong to the team so this is almost like old times and a nice way to end off this year.

This week we have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. You can choose a row or column, vertically, horizontally or diagonally. I chose diagonally from top-left to bottom-right for my inspiration and a one-sheet mini album for my project.

There are many tutorials on You Tube for making an album like this from one 12x12 cardstock or designer paper. Since I did not have the necessary colours in a double-sided designer paper, I glued two single-sided sheets together. It gave me the pattern and strength I needed for the project.

I made a little band to hold my booklet closed, decorated with a double-layered snowflake that I made from a stamp.
The top right corner looked a little rough to me so I affixed a button. It does make getting the band off a bit challenging, but I think it looks better.
The design makes 8 pockets for holding tags, which I will add at a later time. I will probably have to adjust the band then too. I think I may try using Velcro so opening and closing the album will be easier. As you can probably tell, I was in a bit of a rush making this project.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will try making one of these albums as they are really quite simple. And if you are in need of a little creative inspiration, drop by The Outlawz Challenges blog. They have weekly challenges in seven categories (one for every day of the week) and a monthly progressive freebie challenge as well.

Hugs & smiles,

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Artistic Inspirations - ATG/twist Christmas
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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sunday's Little Blessing - Eagle

Hello Friends,

This week I drew an eagle for you. I referenced a photo from Pepino (Image Galleries - The Eagle & The Owl) at Paint My Photo.

Last week I made an offer that anyone who coloured up one of my images and let me post it here could choose an image she would like me to draw. I would like to extend that offer to Christmas Day as my special gift to you.

Thanks for dropping in and a very big thank you for those who take the time to comment.

Blessing hugs,

Monday, 23 November 2015

Phee McFaddell

Hello Friends,

Today I have a card using an image from a wonderful artist - Phee McFaddell. I used my Tombow markers like water colour paints by scribbling the colours on an acrylic block and picking them up with a damp paintbrush. My patterned papers are from K&Co. and my cardstock pieces are actually up-cycled box board. I added a jute twine loop to the 'roof' of my imaginary bird house.
All that box board made my card rather front-heavy so I added a little cardstock triangle pocket to the back. This is removable and can be used as a bookmark.
Sentiment by Abundance of Yummies
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I love that you have come and your comments make me smile.

Hugs & smiles,

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - ATG (anything goes)/wings
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