Sunday, June 10, 2012

Get Your Wobble On (and get some blog candy)

Hi everyone, Michelle here from Lady of Leisure Ink.  Today I thought that I would have a little fun with some Action Wobble Springs.  I love these little 'do-dads', and am always looking for ways to use them.  Don't worry if you haven't got any, here is a great tutorial for making your own Make your own wobble springs.

I have this wonderful image from Mo Manning, and I think she is just 'crying out' for an Action Wobble spring.  This is what I did with her.

I colored her with ProMarkers, and cut her out - separating her body from her legs.  I then stuck the legs to the card base, put an Action Wobble Spring on her body and positioned her so that her body slightly overlapped her legs.  The sentiment is from stamp set called 'Life is Short' (The Angel Company.)  Click on the image below to see her in action, sorry the video is awful quality.

So there you have it, I hope I have inspired you to 'get your wobble on'.  I would love to see any projects you make - just use the linky tool below.

I have some blog candy to give away - a box of Action Wobble Springs, and few more surprise goodies.  All you have to do is leave a comment and post your 'wobble' project below.  I will randomly select a winner and post on the blog Monday 18th June.

Until next time.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tutorial - Coloring with minimal markers

Hi everyone! Kymberlee here again from The Paper Midwife. I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. I am visiting my daughters (and grandsons) along with their Coast Guard husbands. Going to cook them all a nice dinner tonight to show my appreciation for their service. Thankful to all the service men and women who have proudly served and remembering those who gave everything for my freedoms.

Today I thought I would do a little tutorial about coloring with your alcohol markers. I happen to own all the Copic Sketch markers but the one thing I continually hear is " but I don't have enough markers to color like that" well I'm here to tell you that YOU CAN! To illustrate my point I to a simple image from Mo's digital pencil and colored it with only THREE. Markers.
By allowing your ink to dry between applications and blending colors you can achieve fantastic results.
The image is "Just Hatched" from Mo's Digital Pencil

I started by laying down my E02 for shadows
Then I used my E40 the color I chose for the skin tone

I then used Y13 for the accent color while the ink was drying on the skin tone. I kept going back over the areas I wanted more depth letting the ink dry in between, I added a little E02 to the beak with the Y13 and used O02 on the shell diffusing it with the colorless blender. Finally adding some Y13 in splotches to give the yellow some "texture"

My last step was to add a bit of the E40 under the egg for depth
(The picture is blurry because I am posting from my daughter's and didn't have my watermark)

There you have it - an image colored with just three colors and a bit of blender.

Your challenge - try to color an image with just three colors like I did. Use layers to give your image depth. If you don't use alcohol markers to color, then make a project using three colors so you can play along too.

Thanks for catching up with me here. This is my last scheduled Guest post but I may see you again here sometime in the future.
Thanks to Caroline and Allison for letting me come and play :)


Monday, May 14, 2012

Monchrome Challenge WINNER

I had my grandson help me out while he was visiting this weekend

I am going to need your mailing address to get your goodies mailed to you. 
Please email me at  
by 5/21/12 with your mailing address to claim your prize.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated.
 We will do it again starting the 27th ;)
 STAY TUNED RIGHT HERE at Paper Craft Weekend Challange

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Roses In Bloom - Use Your Stash

Hi Everyone

Michelle here from Lady Of Leisure Ink, wishing you all a Happy Mothers Day.  My project today uses a new file called 'Rose in Bloom' from The Digi Chick.  These flowers were super simple to put together (the designer gives great step by step instructions for their assembly.)

The photo doesn't show it very well but the roses are all sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Iridescent Pearl) - here is a close up.

I created the sentiment on my computer, along with some paper from my stash and a piece of Kraft  card stock run through a corrugater - I made a 'belly band'.  My candle looked at bit lonesome so I added some other goodies.

So your challenge is to use any flowers in a project and post using the linky button below.  I would love to see what you come up with.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Use Your Stash: Punches

Diane from My Time To Craft and it's time to dig out those punches you have hiding in the back of the craft drawer and find some new uses for them. Today I discovered that clam shell punches make great petals.

So in honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, here's a rose for all you moms.

A stack of nicer paper place mats from a local restaurant happened my way this week and I figured I could do something with them. Think stronger than your typical paper place mat with a nice linen texture. It's still pretty thin and didn't like my newer Cricut mat, so I pulled out the clam shell punch and it worked perfectly.
You can see a bit of the texture in this photo.
I then just started  rolling them to create the center and layering  the outer petals, adding a little water along the way to curl them. I loved working with this paper because it would quickly absorb the water I brushed on and would dry fairly quickly as well.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Hello!  Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.

Kymberlee here from The Paper Midwife with your challenge today.  For this challenge you will create ANY project you like with a MONOCHROME theme aaaannnnd YOU CAN WIN BLOG CANDY!!!

Lately I have really been loving BLUES, so here is my project:

I made a 4x6 card

The image is "The Fat Lady" from Mo's digital Pencil 

So grab your stash and make a MONOCHROME project

Oh wait.... didn't i mention BLOG CANDY?!

Well.... if you would be so kind as to post your project here using the inlinkz tool below, I will pick a random winner to receive a 4x7 padded envelope that I crammed FULL with NAME BRAND goodies to help you in future challenges! It contains items from Basic Grey, Heidi Grace, BoBunny, and maybe even a Prima thing or two among other goodies.

I will pick a random entry from all received by May 12th when I am back from a little vacation.

I hope to see YOUR challenge project posted here soon!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Use Your Stash - Stencils

Hi everyone, Michelle here from Lady of Leisure Ink - so happy to be here again, thank you Allison and Caroline for having me.

I rarely buy card crafting magazines, because I usually find that I like several cards in the edition but never have the supplies to make them.  When I was shopping the other week I picked up a copy of Paper Crafts Stamp It 3 Ways - because one of the cards on the front 'caught my eye'.  Sure enough I did not have the rubber stamp needed for this, and despite several emails to the stamp company (who have not replied,) it doesn't look like I'll be getting it anytime soon.  So I decided to go a different route and break out a stencil.

Here is the stencil I used.

Then I reached for my distress stamp pad and dauber.

 The finished stenciling looked like this.

Not the most exciting, is it?  But after taking my paper cutter to it, adding a Stampin' Up stamp (Sweet Talk) and a little bit of ribbon - here is the finished card.

A simple card - just in time for my wedding anniversary.

I hope I have encouraged you to dig through your supplies and dust off those old stencils to create -  we'd love to see, please use the linky tool to share with us.

Until next time (if they'll have me back!)