Saturday, July 28, 2012

Our Creative Corner: A Color Challenge

As I told you already,  I am back from SU! convention and full of energy. I don't know if it happens to everyone but convention invigorates us and it is like we charge our batteries. I think that that's what it's all about, but I am ready to create! This week the OCC  challenge is to use fabrics and/or circles and these colors:

I am going to tell you the truth, when I started creating my card I wanted to do something similar that I had seen at convention, but when I was almost done I saw that one of my design teammates had a very similar card. Because she had made it first, I had to respect that and I changed mine.

I started with a piece of natural muslin, covered with multi-medium matte gel medium, and put designer series paper with the newspaper print on top. I applied another coat of gel medium to get the paper well glued on the fabric. Once it was dry, I applied some white and light blue acrylic. I stamped the Medallion on top with Lucky Limeade ink and let it dry.

I added the decoration with Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink cardstock. I stamped some images from the Circle Circus stamp set (W 115778, C 127784), and finally splattered some black paint with the spritzer tool (107066).

Make sure to check out the OCC blog to see what the design team has created to keep your juices flowing.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Como ya les dije, ya estoy de regreso de la convención de Stampin' UP!, y llena de energía. No se si a todos los que van les sucede pero la convención te vigoriza y es como que cargamos nuestras baterías. Creo que de eso se trata, pero bien estoy lista para crear! Esta semana el OCC challenge es usar telas y-o círculos y los colores que indica arriba. 

Les voy a decir la verdad. Cuando empecé a crear esta tarjeta quise hacer algo similar de lo que ví en la convención, pero cuando estaba casi terminándola vi que una de mis compañeras del grupo de diseñadoras había hecho una tarjeta muy similar a la mía, por lo tanto tuve que cambiarla, ya que ella ya la había hecho y me pareció lo más justo. 

Para hacer esta tarjeta empecé con un trozo de tela neutral, la cubrí con un gel , y puse papel de diseño con motivo de periódico encima. Apliqué otra capa de gel para asegurarme que el papel quedara bien adherido a la tela. Una vez seco apliqué acrílico blanco y azul claro. Estampé el medallion en Lucky Limeade, y lo dejé secar. 

Agregue la decoración de la tarjeta con cartulina Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade y Pretty in Pink. Estampé algunas imagenes del set Circle Circus, y finalmente con el spritzer agregue un salpicado en negro. 

No se olviden de visitar el OCC blog para ver lo que el grupo de diseñadoras han creado para inspirarlas. 

Gracias por visitarme! Que tengan un buen fin de semana!

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Friday Mashup #69

Hi everybody!! Hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am. I am back from convention and ready for another week at the Friday Mashup. This week Lisa is our hostess and I hope all of you out there participate in this fun challenge about Christmas.

I am pretty sure you've heard of Christmas in July, so get ready then and make a card for our challenge. Hope to see you there, and don't forget to check out the FM blog and see what the design team has created to inspire you.Have fun!

Here's how I made my card:
1) I stamped the pine trees on Whisper White cardstock. I used Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke markers to color the stamp, so the image, when you stamp it, will show the pine trees in the background a lighter color than those on the foreground.
2) I applied glue on the area where the snow is and spread Iridescent Ice emboss powder.
3) I stamped the girl from Greeting Card Kids stamp set (W 119887, C 120633), and the bird on the snow ball from Snow Much Fun (W 122560, C 122562) with StazOn (101406), and then colored them in with AquaPainter brushes (103954) and Raspberry Ripple (126859), Midnight Muse (126860), Summer Starfruit (126991), Bashful Blue (126991), and Gumball Green (126861) ink pads. I used Blush Blossom marker (100037) for the face. 
4) For the inside of the card, I stamped Sending Wishes sentiment from the Christmas Lodge stamp set (W 123767, C 123769) and used the Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595). 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Hola a todos! Espero que estén disfrutando el verano tanto como yo. Ya estoy de regreso de la convención y lista para otra semana en Friday Mashup. Esta semana Lisa es la que hace el challenge y espero que todos participen en este divertido challenge acerca de Navidad.

Estoy segura que han escuchado Navidad en Julio, por lo tanto estén listas para hacer una tarjeta para nuestro challenge. Espero verlas allí, y no se olviden de visitar el blog de Friday Mashup para ver las tarjetas que las diseñadoras han creado para inspirarlas. Que se diviertan!

Voy a explicarles como hice mi tarjeta,
1) Estampé los pinos sobre cartulina Whisper White. Utilicé marcadores de color Certainly Celery y Always Artichoke  para colorear el stamp, así cuando lo estampen, podrán tener los pinos en distintos colores y dan la impresión de pinos lejos que serán los más claros y los más cerca que serán los más oscuros.
2) Apliqué pegamento líquido en el área donde estaría la nieve y luego eché Iridescent Ice en polvo.
3) Estampé la niña del Greeting Card Kids set, y el pájaro sobre la bola de nieve de Snow Much Fun set, con tinta StazOn, y luego coloreé con los pinceles AquaPainter y tintas Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Bashful Blue, Glumball Green y con el marcardor Blush Blossom pinté la cara de la niña.
4) Para el interior de la tarjeta, estampé Sending Wishes del set Christmas Lodge y usé Adorning Accents Edgelits para el borde.
Los números de los productos los encontrarán más arriba en inglés.

Gracias por visitarme! Que tengan un hermoso día!

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So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project "For Christmas."
  2. Or Make a "Greeting Card & Decorate the Inside."
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Christmas Card & Decorate the Inside."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Marco Envejecido para Proyectos en Español

Espero que hayan todos tenido un buen fin de semana. Este marco envejecido lo hice para Ideas para Scrapbook para Proyectos en Español. Si aún no te has suscripto, todavía puedes hacerlo a travéz de Proyectos en Español, y tendrás las instrucciones de como hacer este marco, y muchos otros proyectos más. Recuerda que son 28 proyectos a solo $24.95.

Espero verlas allí!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Our Creative Corner Makeover Challenge

This week at Our Creative Corner we have a  makeover challenge! The idea is to look through your old stash to find a cringe-worthy card, then pick something you liked about the card (could be anything, like the design or the colors you used, or maybe just the sentiment), and make it over!

Here is my original card from my pre-blogging days. I had it in an old stash, and when I cringed when I saw it, I knew this would be the one to get a makeover! I like the overall design, but I find it lifeless and boring. Too monochromatic! The finishings are a bit sloppy too (like the way I cut out the hearts).

Here is my makeover card. I kept the design, but added lots of color and contrast to make the design elements pop, and bring the card to life! 

Be sure to stop by the OCC blog to see the stunning makeovers the other designers have created for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Mashup #68

Heidi has a fun summer theme for us at The Friday Mashup this week. I mashed it up and used the sketch and the lazy summer day theme. I was happy with the result!

Make sure to pass by the FM blog to see what the other designers have created for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sketch by: Heidi

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with "the Sketch."
  2. Or Make a project w/ a "Lazy Summer Day theme (under the shade of a tree/ biking / Swimming / Sitting in an adirondack chair)."
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project w/ the "Sketch & the Lazy Summer Day Theme."

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Our Creative Corner Color Challenge

Hi stamper followers! I have to share with all of you my excitement on being accepted on the Our Creative Corner design team. Woo hoo!!! I am so happy to share with those talented ladies my creativity and have the chance to inspire and learn from all of you as well.

This is my first card as a designer and the challenge is to use pink, navy and another color of your choice, which for me was Gumball Green. Check out the OCC blog to see what the team has created to keep your mojo flowing.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Friday Mashup #67: Wave your Flag!

Banners, banners, banners all around. That is the theme for the Friday Mashup this week. You know what? I've never been very fond of banners and to be honest, I didn't know how to put them in my card in a way where I could feel comfortable with them. When Stampin' UP! started to sell them in the catalog, I purchased them with the idea of liking them, but on the contrary, I kept them on the shelves. It took some time until I saw some cards that I liked with banners. So I gave it a try and started getting along with them (lol), and I include them in my cards pretty often now! It was a process of liking and disliking, and unbelievably it happened with stamps. Did this ever happen to you with stamps also?

When I saw that Holly's challenge this week, I didn't have any problem to include banners in my project! Check out the FM blog to get inspired by the creations that the design team has prepared for you!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a "Banner or Flag."
  2. Or Make a project with a "Matching Envelope."
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with a "Banner / Flag & a Matching Envelope."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Proyectos en Español: Ideas para Scrapbook

Este es el proyecto que salió en la nueva edición "Ideas para Scrapbook" de  Proyectos en Español.
Si aún no te has registrado puedes hacerlo en este momento, y podrás disfrutar de 28 tutoriales con muchas ideas para scrapbook, solo por $24.95. Los proyectos están explicados paso a paso, lleno de fotos a todo color y en centímetros y pulgadas.

Gracias por visitarme y espero verlas allí. Que tengan un muy buen día.

Ideas para Scrapbook 
28 tutoriales por solo $24.95

Friday, July 6, 2012

Our Creative Corner: Bakin' Beauties

I could not miss the Our Creative Corner challenge this week! Sweet things are my favorite, and I love to decorate cakes and model cake toppers.

To create this card, I used modeling paste, which is made out of powdered sugar, glucose, vegetable shortening (Crisco), and water. I had the paste prepared in advance, because I usually model cake toppers every week. I rolled out the dough and then pressed a stamp onto the dough. I painted the stamp with food coloring paint, and added sprinkles in the center of each flower. I finished it off by sprinkling glitter on top (I used Disco Clear Food Glitter from ColorArt-non toxic!). Finally, with a brush, I splattered food coloring onto the white cardstock.

Hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday Mashup #66

This week Amy has a fun new challenge for us at the Friday Mashup, preparing us for the summer Olympics! I created a card to congratulate all the athletes who will be participating in the games this summer. They are really the embodiment of endurance and hard work.

Hope you like my creation, and be sure to check the FM blog to see what the other designers have created for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Esta semana, Amy tiene un divertido challenge en Friday Mashup, para prepararnos para las Olimpíadas del verano. Esta tarjeta la hice para felicitar a todos los atletas que participarán. Ellos son un ejemplo de constancia y duro trabajo.

Espero que les guste mi tarjeta, y asegúrense de pasar por el blog de Friday Mashup para ver las otras creaciones que las diseñadoras han preparado para ustedes.

Gracias por visitarme!


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So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
1. Make a project with "the Olympic colour combination of Marina Mist, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Real Red."
2, Or Make a project using "multiple circles"
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with "the Olympic colour combo and multiple circles".

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ideas para Scrapbook

Hoy comenzamos la nueva edición de Ideas para Scrapbook en Proyectos en Español. Si han participado en la edición de Celebraciones y les ha gustado, les aseguro que esta nueva edición esta llena de ideas para scrapbook y les gustará aún más.

Habrá 28 tutoriales con explicaciones paso a paso, llena de fotos a color y con la ventaja que podrán comunicarse con las diseñadoras por cualquier pregunta que tengan mientras la edición esté activa. Una vez que Ideas para Scrapbook se termine, recuerden que tendrán acceso a esa edición por un año, pero no podrán interactuar con las diseñadoras. Si no quieren perderse ningún tutorial les recomiendo que se suscriban ahora. 

Espero verlas allí. Muchas gracias por visitarme!


Ideas para Scrapbook 
28 tutoriales por solo $24.95