Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another AI Tease and Jacksonbelle Boosday

Hi, All! It's Tuesday once again and time for a Jacksonbelle Design Team Challenge. It is, also, the day 3 out of 4 of sneak peaks for the Thursday release of FOUR new sets of stamps from Artful Inkables. So sit tight, this is a rather long entry but well worth it! First, the Artful Inkables team (aka "The Ink Girls) are spotlighting a most adorable stamp set in honor of "man's" best friend- Top Dog. This is an absolutely darling set that include 3 different dog images (not to mention sentiments and a few doggy accessories.) I love the fact that Kristin was able to create 3 very different dogs so that the dog lover can choose a style very close to their favorite breed. Once again, the set is designed with versatility in mind! Please be sure to check out the other sneak peaks both on the AI blog and the blogs of the rest of the Ink Girls!
You may want to get out your sunglasses before catching a glimpse of my card for today's teaser! Believe me, the picture does not pick-up half the sparkle of this little card. I love bling but am usually conservative in the amount I use- I'm definitely a "less is more" kind of girl- but the sassy little face of this darling pup image just pushed me right over the edge- bwahahahaha! I started off with a pink Bazzill base and layered a striped piece of PP and a piece of mint green Bazzill. The mint green cs was embellished with the cute little paw print image from the Top Dog set using The Essential Glue pad and Dazzling Diamonds then punched with my MS scalloped border punch. To accent the holes from the border punch, I glued tiny rhinestones using my Quickie glue pen. The "dog collar" was made with Basic Grey ribbon and and the "tag" is a sentiment from the set framed with hardware from WRMK. I made the little tiara by cutting a Prima Say It In Crystals flower center in half then adding a few individual rhinestones of my own to get the right fit. This was the first time I used my Copics to "color" something white. I simply choose the color that I wanted as highlights and shaded lightly around the edges then pulled the color towards the center of the image with the Copic blender pen. Finally, I added some gray shadowing for added dimension. Tomorrow will mark the day of the AI every other week challenge. The Ink Girls will incorporate the 4th new set with the challenge but have expanded it a bit so that everyone who would like to can play along!
For my Jacksonbelle Embellishment Design Team challenge- a sketch, I could wait NO longer to use many of my new Halloween goodies from the store! I started with my Cosmo Cricket Haunted paper pack and went from there. This paper pack comes with an awesome sticker sheet and is absolutely spooktacular! After choosing the PP for the base of my card, I took a piece of Co'ordinations with a off white core and ran it through the Cuttlebug using a new spider web embossing folder. Next, I lightly sanded this layer to bring out the embossing and give it a distressed look. My focal image is from the Inkadinkado set, Creepy Crawly. I stamped it on to vellum with my Essential Glue pad then sprinkled black Art Glitter on the wet image. Once it dried and I sprayed it with a sealant, I cut around the outline of the image. The little spiders are from the same set, stamped in Craft Elegant Eggplant on to vellum then embossed with Rainbow EP from Ranger. The large eyelets are from SU, the ribbon is May Arts, and the "hinge" is WRMK. All paper edges were inked with a sponge and Andirondack Pitch Black ink. This was such a fun card to make! Please be sure to check out the rest of the DT versions of this awesome sketch. I've included the sketch because we would love for you to play along! If you would like, either attach the link to your card under comments on this post or if you upload to SCS, please use JBE015 in the keywords so we can see your beautiful works!
For some reason, I am having difficulty downloading the sketch but if you catch out the other DT members blogs you will definitely get a feel for this awesome layout! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

13 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Love the pastel colors on your doggie card! He/she is just so cute!

wonderful halloween card - love the web and torn edges!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Your puppy is just adorable, Beth! And what a cool and funky Halloween card!! Love them both!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOOH how fun!!!!! I love both your cards! LOVE all the details you put on the halloween one!!! Very cool!

Kisa Peters said...

What a spooky card! I love it!

Maren said...

These are both so different but equally fabulous!

Dee Jackson said...

this is so cool!

Elizebeth said...

oh wow, 2 cards! How fun, love the puppy!

Lynda Benden said...

I can't believe how much our cards are alike Beth!!! LOL!!! Yours is just darling! You did such a great job with so many awesome elements!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Girl, I don't know how you do it! You always seem so dog-gone (no pun intended) busy! But it all comes back to nurses and their MAD-multi-tasking-skillz!

I love both of your cards, Beth! Just beautiful, as always. I especially love the Halloween card! It's one of my favorite holidays. I think because it gets me excited because it's a signal to me that the holidays are just around the corner.

I really like the web too. Your creativity really shines in this card. And your use of embellies. Not cluttered, but just right!

Bethany Paull said...

That black card is awesome. It's the kind I love but can never do, all wild and crazy fun.

pammyrn said...

OMG I love the little tiara. Fits perfect with this little princess of a dog. Great Job.

Hugs Pam

smiln60 said...

I just love all the detail on this card. I also think it is wonderful that you can tell us how you did it.
Thanks for another great inspiration.

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