Saturday, September 8, 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge September: Buttons and Bows

This month's Penny Black challenge is to use buttons and bows. I have been on a major Penny Black kick and have purchased a bunch of images. I love each one more than the next and I've been having so much fun coloring with my Copics! I love, love, love elephants and this little guy is SO cute! I had so much fun coloring him. I inked around him with a sponge dauber with some SU! Pool Party ink just to make it pop a little. Thanks for looking!

MCT Designer Challenge - Recycle!

My Creative Time has a bunch of new themes and this week is Designer's Challenge. The challenge was to create a project with at least one recycled item. I chose these dryer sheets that were headed for the trash!

If you follow my blog, you know that my friend Brenda and I have a monthly swap. This month, Brenda made the rules for our swap. You can see Brenda's blog here. The challenge was to use any stamped image, color with our choice of medium, alter the image somehow or add something to it, then use it for a card. Combining these two challenges was perfect!  I just purchased this adorable Penny Black stamp and couldn't wait to color it with my Copics. I had so much fun doing so. Then I used the dryer sheet technique on the image. I love the soft look it give the image. In case you don't know what this technique is, you just take a used dryer sheet and adhere over a stamped/colored image. It's best to color the image with brighter colors so it still stands out under the dryer sheet. You can add glitter by just rubbing it over the dryer sheet because it will stick in between the fibers. Enjoy!

I'm editing just to add that I didn't come up with this technique. I've seen various videos on You Tube about it. :)