Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring in My Hair

Happy Friday!
It is the second week of the newest release from A Day for Daisies!

The image I have for you is "Spring Flower Hair":
I can just imagine a breezy Easter morning with hair done up like this!
I have added some liquid pearls to the heart shaped leaves in her hair!

My design inspiration came not only from the image, but also from a couple of challenges:
Mojo Monday #338 and Colour Q #234.

(Please note that my computer is the furthest point in my house from my studio... and in the walk across my home, I flipped a couple of elements in my mind.  Regardless, the inspiration came from the sketch AND the color challenge.)

As always, my fellow design team members have created some BEAUTIFUL projects to inspire you:


I hope you can join us for the "Pretty Pastels Challenge"!  There is still time!

And if you have not recently looked at the club packages, take a moment to do it.  With all of the spring holidays coming up, A Day for Daisies has wonderful images to make the perfect project!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, today!

Card Details:
Image: Spring Flower Hair from A Day for Daisies;
Coloring Medium: Copic and Shinhan markers;
Paper: SU!: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal; Bazzill: white and gray; other: light turquoise paper;
Accessories: Spellbinders die, Sizzix embossing folder, foam tape;

Monday, March 24, 2014

Feel Better Soon

Or the chicken DIES!!
Rest assured, if you are sick, I will make you a card... but I won't make you soup!
And you will live the longer for it!

One thing I can do with success is BACON!
AND what goes with bacon??? KEVIN!
Yes, Kevin Bacon.  We (the Bacon Bits) are celebrating the cinematic contributions of Kevin Bacon and would like YOU to join us!
You can find all of the details here, on the Hambo Hoedown blog.  I hope you can join us!

Card Details:
Image: Chicken Soup by Hambo
Coloring Medium: Copic and Shinhan Markers;
Papers: Kraft and white cardstock;
Accessories: Washi tape, foam tape, & corner rounder punch;

Friday, March 21, 2014

Poppies in Pastels

It is Friday, which means it is time for A Day for Daisies!

This is also the beginning of a new challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog, a new release at the A Day for Daisies store, and a new club kit!

The challenge is to use pastels!

My card today features the new image, Spring Poppy Bunch:
These poppies are California poppies.  I have never seen them in real life, but the photos of entire fields of these poppies ablaze with a warm yellows and oranges have me in complete awe!  Since our challenge is to use pastels, my poppies are a little more subtle.

There are more wonders of spring from my fellow design team members:

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend!  I do hope you can join our chalenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Card Details:

  • Image: Spring Poppy Bunch by A Day for Daisies;
  • Paper: Bristol Paper; Bazzill cardstock and Memory Box dp;
  • Accessories: Copic Markers, sewing machine, ric rac, glitter letter stickers;

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hope in the Lord!

Happy Spring!
Here in Michigan it actually looks a lot like spring.  I have lived in Michigan too many years to be fooled into thinking it will stay like this... but for today, it is spring-ish!

The spring weather inspired this spring card:

The rest of the inspiration came from the ColourQ challenge (#233):

The background stamp (Mums 694) was inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink, then misted with water before stamping.  The background has a little bit of mottling and puddling of the ink... a look that works well with this image.

The squares are portions of the background stamp that I colored with Copic markers.
Thankfully, spring can happen at ANY time in my studio!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Happy Spring!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is today!  Irish or not, it is a fun day!

I have a "lucky" card to share with you today!
This little "Monkey Irish" is ready to play, get kissed, or pinched... what ever he can get for his pot of gold.

The pot of gold is accented with a gold glitter gel pen and then Glossy Accents are dabbed on top.

The background (victorian flower panel) was inked with distress markers.  After I stamped it, I dotted some Stickles for extra fun.

May the Luck O' the Irish be with you today!!
~Juliana O'Swanson

Card Details:
Image: Monkey Irish from Hambo;
Background Stamp: victorian flower panel from Rubbernecker
Ink:Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Seeded Preserves;
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers;
Accessories: foam tape, Stickles, Glossy Accents;

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wild Clover

Happy Friday!!
It is time for Take Two week for the "Wild Fairies Release" at A Day for Daisies!

This week I have used "Wild Blue"
To make the border I just reduced the size of the image and angled it to create a border.
As usual my image was colored with Copic markers I also used a couple of Shinnan markers as well.

There are some WONDERFUL creations created by my fellow design team members as well:

Also there is still time to join in the "Anything Goes" Challenge #91 at the A Day for Daisies Blog!

AND if you like A Day for Daisies images, you would benefit from the CLUB!

Thanks for stopping by my blob, today! Happy Friday!!

Card Details:
Wild Blue from A Day for Daisies;
Paper: Dp from Canvas Corp and Bo Bunny; white and pale green cardstock;
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers: R81, R85, R89, B000, B00, G43, G46 and ; Shinhan Markers: 67(Pastel Blue) and 59(Pale Green); 
Accessories: button, pearl, ribbon, lace, ric rac, foam tape, metal embellishment (Making Memories), Spellbinders dies;

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Watercolor Love

I have two cards for you using the "2 Daisies" stamp.
I inked the flower with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers, misted then stamp...

Then stamped once on this card:

Then I misted it lightly again and stamped  a second time on this card:
Whenever I use the Rubbernecker Watercolor Florals, I try to have a second stamping surface ready.

Thank you for stopping by today!

"Love is All You Need" card:

  • Stamps: Beauty and the Beast, 2 Daisies, All You Need; all from Rubbernecker Stamps;
  • Paper: cardstock from Bazzill; designer paper;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Sea Glass, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan;
  • Accessories:  heart and lace punches; Spellbinders die; sequins, pearls, button, twine, foam tape; 

"Proverbs 31:25" card:

  • Stamps: 2 Daisies and She Is Clothed; both from Rubbernecker Stamps:
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Cardstock; DCWV Embossed Card;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Sea Glass, Shabby Shutters; Memento: Tuxedo Black;
  • Accessories: Spellbinders die; stick on jewels; foam tape;

Friday, March 07, 2014

Wild Purple Fairy

It is Friday, and for me, the best part of Friday is that it is A Day for Daisies day!
Today the March Club Kit is available!  Check out all the new images here!

Do you want to be in on the images for a great price?  You want to check out the details of the club: here.

Also, this week, is the beginning of a new challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog!  "Anything goes" this week!

Today I am so excited to share the Wild Purple Fairy with you:
She was so wonderful to color!  She is just blooming in the garden!
I have used the "out of the box" technique with the die to cut out this fairy:
1. Cut a scrap piece of paper with the desired oval  (Spellbinder’s Classic Oval) and place the scrap on the image where you want the oval to be.
2. Lightly with a pencil, trace around the oval the parts of the image that intersect with the image.
3. Lay the die itself on the image and again LIGHTLY with a pencil a, trace the oval where the image intersects.
4. Any part of the image that crosses the outside line must be cut out: Cut with a craft knife around the image to the inside line.
5. The die over the image and carefully lift out all of the cut out portions so they are resting on top of the die.
6. Run image through die cut machine.

You are going to be in awe of what my design teammates have created:

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and I hope you share what you have created with A Day for Daisies on the  Blog!

Stamps: Wild Purple Fairy (A Day For Daisies)
Cardstock: White cardstock from Georgia Pacific
Coloring Mediums:Prismacolor pencil and Copic markers
Fibers: Cotton Lace
Adhesives: Foam adhesive and Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Die: Spellbinders Oval Die; Cuttlebug embossing folder:Textile;
Other: Diamond Stickles; Sequins; Self adhesive jewels