Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Little Red Wagon #265

This week's challenge at Little Red Wagon is brought to us by Heather and she wants to see some washi tape on our project.  I was really happy to see this challenge because I love washi tape and I have lots and lots of it but I don't always have the opportunity to use it.

So here is a card that I made using washi tape.

I started by placing strips of washi tape on a piece of paper.  Then from another piece of paper, I cut out a bird on a branch using my Silhouette. 

I placed the negative of the die-cut on top of the washi tape paper and that created the main element for my card.  Then I simply matted the bird piece on some pattern paper and cardstock, added some sequins and a sentiment, and there you have it!

So, do you have a washi tape stash that you haven't touched for a while?  If you do, start digging and create something fabulous and then link it up at Little Red Wagon.  We would love to see what you make!

ALSO, we have a DT Call at Little Red Wagon!  So if you love to make cards and would like to be a part of our friendly team, check out the details HERE.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Little Red Wagon #264

Our Little Red Wagon challenge this week comes from Tracy.  She wants us to Layer it Up!  I am not sure what she had in mind when she chose this challenge.  Maybe she was thinking Fall and layers of clothing, or maybe she was thinking about Donkey in Shrek and his thoughts on onions and layers, or maybe she was thinking of layer cake - my favorite!  Regardless, she wants to see layers so I created this Christmas wreath with lots of layers of pine sprigs.

This project really came about by accident.  We were cleaning out some cupboards at work and we had these acrylic circles, about 8-inches in diameter, that have been around for so long that we couldn't even remember what we had them for!  For some reason when I looked at them, all I could think of was a wreath.  So at my first opportunity, out came my trusty Silhouette and I started cutting pine sprigs in varying shades of green. I placed then around the edge of the circle and my wreath started to take shape!

It is probably hard to tell, but there are 3 layers of sprigs and the top two are raised up with pop dots so there is lots of dimension.  The best part of using the acrylic circle, is that my sentiment, NOEL, looks like it is floating in the middle! I love that!

I then added a hand-made bow and some buttons and it is now ready for a place in my home over the Christmas holidays. 

We would love to see your "Layer it Up" creation.  Just pop over to Little Red Wagon and show us what you have!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Little Red Wagon #263

Happy Wednesday to everyone! I have some good news and some bad news.  The good news is that it is Jayne's turn to host the challenge over at Little Red Wagon this week and the bad news is that it will be her last challenge with us :(  Jayne has decided to step down from our DT and we will all miss her gorgeous creations.  But she has promised to visit from time to time so we do hope to still see her around.

The challenge this week is to create something monochromatic.  You would think to make something using one color would be easy, but I find it incredibly challenging!  So after a couple of attempts, I created this card.

I cut the tree using my Silhouette and I created the background using an embossing folder.

I am quite happy with how it turned out and I decided not to add a sentiment.  I quite liked how it looks without one.  But I did play around with some sequins and they ended up adorning my tree.

So there you go!  Now you can link up your own monochromatic creation at Little Red Wagon, but only after you stop by each of the Girlfriend's blogs to see their fabulous cards.  I am sure you will find lots of inspiration :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Little Red Wagon #262

We have a really fun challenge this week at Little Red Wagon thanks to Carolyn!  She wants to see a "Home Is Where Your Heart Is" card :)

I have always adored the cute little travel trailer images that are available as a stamp or digi so I seized the opportunity and bought this digi from Cuddly Buddly to work with.

I colored it with my Copic markers (of course!) and then I created a step card to put it on.

I decided to create a little scene with some die-cut trees, clouds, stars and a crescent moon.  I had some trailer paper from Doodlebug Design, so I cut a strip and added it to the front panel of the card.  The orange dot ribbon was the perfect finishing touch!

I think this card will be perfect as a retirement card or new home card.  I will hold on to it until the right occasion presents itself.

So, what do you think of when you see "Home Is Where The Heart Is"?  Why not get creative and show us what you make?  Just link it up over at Little Red Wagon.  I will see you there =)

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