Monday, September 29, 2014

Antes que termine septiembre...

Hola a todos y todas... Feliz comienzo de semana.

No quiero que termine el mes sin contribuir al resto del mes de Latina Crafter.  Cada mes hay un "sketch" y una imagen de inspiración con colores para que trabajemos proyectos y los compartamos.  Es una gran manera de obligarnos a compartir, participar y utilizar nuestros materiales.  De vez en cuando también añaden algún "twist" al reto.  En esta ocasión fue el de incluir costuras en el proyecto.

Para mi sobrina menor por parte de mi esposo quise hacer una "tarjeta" especial.  Bueno, en lugar de una tarjeta le hicimos una especie de cuadrito y le incluimos un "pie de amigo" en la parte de atrás para que lo pueda colocar parado como un adorno si desea.  

La chiquita cumplió 5 años y adora a las lalaloopsies.  Así que traté de imitar el look de estas famosas muñequitas gracias a la técnica de paper piecing y simplemente trazando y cortando a mano las partes según necesario.

Guiándome por el reto de LC, utilicé el "sketch" y también los colores.
Para la muñeca rubia, corté tiritas del papel y les di vuelta con un lápiz.  Y para la muñeca con la coronilla, simplemente corté las formas midiendo a ojo hasta formar lo deseado.  El pelo fue más fácil de lo que pensaba porque cortar con una tijera de precisión dándole vuelta a la mano que sostiene el papel te lleva a cortar diferentes formas de manera sencilla.  Claro que si miran por detrás, algunas tienen mi trazo con marcador para guiarme en lo que lo aprendía y lograba la forma deseada, pero espero nunca tengan que mirar la imagen por detrás porque la pegué fuerte...jajajajaja

Estas muñecas se caracterizan por tener ojos de botones.   Y sus boquitas son puntitos de costura.
 Las costuras no fueron hechas cosiendo como tal, sino que para el proyecto en general utilicé unos papeles que ya tienen las imágenes con costuritas.  Además, en los ojos de una de las muñequitas, incluí hilo, y las boquitas fueron trazadas con marcadores pero simulando puntadas de costura.

En el proyecto utilicé "stencils" de LC, así como sellos para el mensaje de "feliz cumpleaños".

Aquí tienen para referencia el sketch.  Todavía pueden participar si lo hacen antes que termine septiembre.  Haz click aquí:   LCSC39.

Gracias por visitar mi blog... y gracias por sus comentarios.  Les he dicho alguna vez lo mucho que disfruta un blogger que los visitantes dejen comentarios en sus entradas?  Bueno... así es.

Feliz semana!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Strong Woman

Friday is kind of my favorite day.  I know I have told you before.  It's really a normal work day and it is usually a day when one is very tired, don't you think?  But the simple fact it is the end of the weekdays and the official start of weekend... makes it great.

I recently acquired some new Unity stamps and this is one of them.  She's a beauty.  And the sentiment is just fabulous.   Love these messages related to women's strength and the way we can make it all happen no matter what.

I colored her with watercolor pencils and used also copics for the skin.

My husband saw this card and told me she looked like a friend....LOL  It's kind of true... Will have to tell her... (Vero... I will tag you on facebook!).

Hope you all liked the card... If you leave a comment you'll have a chance to participate in Unity Friends with Flair 'cause I will link this post today.

Tks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Best Witches

Here I am again...
Showing you another Halloween card.

Have I told you I love washi tapes?  Yeah? Sorry to repeat myself.  They are so cool to work with.
I aligned some with ribbons for a colorful fun background.

Love this little witch and sequins for a nice girly Halloween card.

I plan to link this post tomorrow, to the Unity Stamp Co. Friday Friends with Flair.  I usually try to participate and couldn't do it last week, so this week I'm sharing several posts.  Leave a comment in this post and you participate for a chance to win with Unity.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Christmas in September

Oh... Christmas...  what a nice season, right?

Let me show you my first Xmas card of this year.  Very simple, but it is my first this year so it is valuable...  I will try to continue making Xmas cards so when December is here, I can have a few.

Merry Christmas! Tks for visiting my blog.

Will share this card next Friday on Unity's Friday Friends with Flair, so leave a comment for a chance to win some goodies.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A quick Halloween card...

Hello my friends.

It's been a while since I last posted something here. I've been busy, you know?  Lots of things going on...  A local magazine #Papeles y Más, to which Design Team I belong, had the first "Craft Flea Market" ever... and it was last Sunday.  It was very successful.  Scrapper Myra had a table there and we shared projects, products and it was so much fun... but a lot of planning and hard work are always behind those events... so that's why I was unable to post lately.

So I'll show you a quick card made with Halloween theme.

I used MME papers and assembled different pieces at different levels, also cutting 31's to stand out in the design.  

By the way, do you know who you are going to be for Halloween???

Tks for stopping by ... tell me about your favorite costume.

I will share some other quick cards made lately, in the following days.

Take care.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This is my happy!

What makes you happy?

I am happy to see nature, be able to enjoy a good food, get to know new people and places, and feel the presence of God in everything around...

Just being alive... Enjoying a good wine with my husband also makes me happy. And just being with him and my dog, is the best!!!

Having my mom and family... Great friends... A good job!

Scrapbooking makes me happy. 

I love this layout that started with an urge to use some paint and a brush.   I wanted to make a great background for my page. The result made me very happy. 

I started with some irregular vertical brushes... And it was magic. 

Oh. Love this page!  I kept adding brushes of different colors and when dried, added a photo of my dogboy.  He makes me happy.  I can't even explain how much I love this dog. He is awesome in all senses. 

Anyway... Before I cry let me continue talking about this page... Stamped some images and also made some embellishments with circles and shapes. Added some jewels and tips little dots of paint  in opposite corners for some balance. 

Love me... Love my dog... Love this page...  This makes me happy. 

Tks for stopping by.  Leave a comment. Reading it will make me happy. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Got some coins?

Hello dear friends.  Stopping by to show you this project. It is a "piggy" bank... only without the piggy.  LOL

This was published in last issue of "Papeles y Más" magazine. 

It is really a baby's food jar which was recycled.  I had lots of fun painting it with acrylic paint as base, then when dried, I stamped some images and painted them. The idea was to make it look kind of vintage and make the impression these images were painted directly and not stamped first, so imperfection was required. 

I stamped the images by inking the stamps and rolling the jar on it. It was sooo cool. 

I replaced the top with a patterned paper scalloped circle with the hole in the center, to insert coins. 
Also tied some cord around the neck when completely dried. 

I also sprayed some pinky color as a final and natural touch/look. 

Hope you liked my project. I will link this post to Unity Stamp Co's Friday Friendswith  Flair, so make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win with Unity. 

And come back and take a look at what makes me happy post from yesterday here:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Unity Be Inspired Challenge :)

Every month there is a color/sketch challenge happening at Unity Stamp Co.  Current one features Halloween colors... Love this combination!

I also think these colors can be cool for a bright birthday card, so I decided to use the inspiration for a co-worker's birthday card so we can give it to him from the whole group.  His Bday is today but since he will be on vacation next week, we gave it to him last Friday.

I used both, the card sketch and the color combination for this card.  Simply arranged design paper strips on top of the card base - which by the way I chose that the base should be green 'cause it is his favorite color -  leaving space within.  Then framed the sentiment stamp and positioned with dimensional adhesives.  Also added a masculine touch with the wood mustache (yes, he has a mustache).

Hope you liked it.  I loved the result...  and I love that I will link it up to the Unity Be Inspired Challenge. :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sketch Challenge from The Scrapbook Store

Here's another challenge from a local scrapbooking store...  Love that these kind of challenges make me work on projects and keep me active in the hobby.  It's not always I can participate, because I don't really have too much time, but I do everytime I can..

It's a sketch basically designed for a scrapbook page... Lovely, isn't it?

Well, I decided to use for a card instead of a layout page...  You know I like to change rules a bit...  And there's not really rules for a sketch.. Inspiration can lead to such different results from everybody!
I got inspired by the shape in the center which reminded me this stamp from Unity Stamp Co. which forms like a frame and has flowers at left.  I even stamped more of the flowers section and cut to add more at upper left and lower right corners.  The woman and the sentiment are from the same kit.  

I used several distress and dye inks and watercolor pencils to provide color to this card.  Plus, I used a stencil from Latina Crafter and lots of sequins.

I am linking this to the original challenge in facebook (The Scrapbook Store), and also will share for the Friday Friends with Flair at Unity Stamp Co.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Coloreando con Latina Crafter...


Hoy es el último día para participar del concurso "Coloreando con Latina Crafter".  Les confieso que desde que publicaron este concurso quise participar... no porque yo coloree de maravillas, pero porque me gusta apoyar a esta compañía...  Y yo soy de las que pienso que compartiendo es que se aprende... así que siempre que puedo, participo en los retos y en las cositas que veo por ahí.  También es una manera de obligarse a realizar el "hobby" para que el que no tenemos mucho tiempo.

En fin, ya pensaba que no iba a participar pues no tuve el tiempo y tampoco tengo muchas imágenes de LC... Había trabajado otras cosas con las imágenes que tengo pero eran para otro trabajo y no los podía usar para éste pues quería que fuera algo no visto antes...  Pero hoy tuve que quedarme en la casa por razones médicas, y luego de obligarme a descansar un raaaatoooo, me levanté y quise hacer esta tarjeta mega rápidamente para poner mi granito de arena en este concurso.  

Utilicé la imagen de esta niña en la playa y la coloreé con pinceles de agua (watercolor pencils).   También utilicé "stencil" de LC para el fondo de líneas "chevron".

Espero les guste y termino el post rápido... antes de que cierren el concurso y me quede fuera... Adiós!!!!