Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Penny's Challenge #286: Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! I have been the World's WORST Blogger lately, creating all my DT cards, but not sharing them on here! LIFE has kinda gotten away from me, but I have resolved to do a better job going forward! Also, I will be back posting all my beauties from the last weeks. I'll fill in the days I don't otherwise have DT commitments, to share these cards with you all!

But in the meantime, there is a new challenge this morning over at Penny's Challenge! Must be Wednesday!

I want to share my card for this current challenge where the theme is - ANYTHING GOES! Well that's an easy one. This week's sponsors are Oddball Art Stamps and Di's Digis. As always, they are offering a wonderful prize to lucky stampers!

Here is my project, featuring "Astrid the Fairy" from Oddball Art Stamps! This is such a great image, I can't get enough of books AND fairies, it's the perfect "just because" card. I really enjoy these sweet stamps that include a poignant but non-specific sentiment. I think it makes the cards that much more versatile, you can hand write a personalized note or greeting on the inside of the card and voila! Your card is a birthday, or thank you, or thinking of you, or congratulations card....JUST like that! So perfect.

My Astrid is colored up with Copics, and glittered on the stars, wings and hair bow with Stardust Stickles. I really like white space with some of these Oddball images because they are SO delicate and detailed, they really do speak for themselves. After she was colored I had the BEST idea for the upper background, and used my Gina Marie Designs Starry Sky Background die to add some dimension and interest. Decided against any more elements or bling because I didn't want to overpower the rest of the design. I'm very pleased with how she came out!

As a double bonus, I'm sharing a second Oddball Art Stamps card in this post. As you can see, I've been a bad blogger lately. I'm still making 4 to 6 cards per week, believe it or not! I just haven't been getting them shared HERE like I should. All of you lovelies see them on their respective challenge and store blogs of course, but I'm getting back into the swing of things finally, work has calmed down, vacation travel is over, and the boys have settled into their summer routines. I've got posts scheduled out for days already! YAY for happy crafting time and PRIORITIES that make me smile instead of cringe. ;) ANYWAY, here's a little bonus inspiration from our beautiful sponsor this week using Nixie the Pixie...I adore this image.

This beauty is colored with Copics, and sparkled up with several types and colors of Art Institute ultrafine glitter. I hand-doodled the border. The embellies are from my Fun Stampers Journey stash - I'm telling you, if you don't know this great company, and even if you NEVER buy a stamp or die set from them - they have the best paper, color palette, and EMBELLISHMENTS. Well-priced, high-quality gorgeousness.

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!


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