Bliss

It’s another challenge at Some Odd Girl and the theme for March is a sketch! Be sure to head on over to the SOG Challenge blog to see the sketch and all the other fabulous inspiration from the design team. Here’s my project for the challenge…


I used Bliss for the image from Some Odd Girls, one of the Nouveau Girls. The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy and the frame around it is a chippie accent from Make it Crafty. I’ve taken this sketch and turned it upside down then enlarged the center portion which is represented by the black gate. The gate was cut in Tim Holtz Grungeboard on the Cricut cutter and is from the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge.


I colored her in autumn colors for two reasons… one, I’ve only seen her colored in spring or bright colors so it was a fun experiment; and two, the current challenge at Make it Colourful is autumn colors so I grabbed that for my inspriation. For a final touch I “sprinkled” some brown and orange gems on two of the corners.

Hope youve enjoyed this project for today and thanks for stoppig by! 😀

Melanie

Welcome to another challenge with Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this time we’re asking for Things with Wings! I used Melanie on my mini journal page and since she was catching a falling star, I gave her an angel wing.


The rest of the page is pretty simple and I even had a chance to use some forgotten star eyelets that have been sitting in the back of my cupboard. That felt nice to use some of the old stuff. 😀 If you get a chance, you should make sure to visit the Challenge blog as there is some stunning creations by the Design Team!

I’d like to enter into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Things with wings
Jen’s Digi Stamps Challenge – anything but a card
Quirky Crafts Challenge #19 – anything but a card
Papercraft Star Challenge #62 – anything goes
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #171 – anything goes

Emo Valentines Rio

Phew, can you believe six posts today?! And I can’t believe I found so many Valentines articles in Wikipedia… and I didn’t even get to Valentine being a variety of Sunflower! It’s been fun and a full day of Simply Betty Stamps featuring one of my favorite lines. ;D Unfortunately, here’s the last card made from the Emo Valentines Kit and this cute chick should look familiar from yesterday’s card.


Challenge: Bee Crafty – Challenge #47 (hearts)
Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges – Challenge #43 (Valentines)
Challenge: Creative Cowgirls – Challenge #6 (Valentines)
Main Stamp:
Emo Valentines Rio (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair: E34, E57, E59, E49
-creams: E40, E41, E42
-reds: R32, R35, R39, R20, R21, R22
-purples: V12, V15

Did you know? The Valentines were one of the most highly regarded American Doo Wop groups from the mid 1950s. Their records are highly sought by collectors.Although they never had a record on the national hit parades, they were extremely popular in New York and the East Coast in general and had many regional big sellers. The stage performances of the group were sellouts and their harmonizing and choreography in sequence were amongst the most accomplished of their time.[Valentines (Doo-wop Band), Wikipedia.org]

Emo Valentines Miller

These Valentine cards remind me so much of the smaller one I gave away in elementary school. Now as I look at my kids’ own Valentines, I chuckle at the silly romantics of the messages, old and new, like MARRY ME, ONLY YOU, URA TIGER, SWEET TALK, and KISS ME for example. When did Conversational Hearts get txt messages on them? Apparently they add 10 new ones every year… but we’ll save that trivia for tomorrow’s post. ;D


Challenge: Allsort – Challenge #89 (It must be love)
Challenge: Easy Craft Projects – Challenge #31 (love)
Challenge: Gingerloft – Challenge #11 (red)
Main Stamp:
Emo Valentines Miller (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair: E34, E57, E59, E49
-browns: E40, E41, E42, E34, E57, E59, E49
-reds: R32, R35, R33
-blacks: W2, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? Valentine is a chain of over 100 privately-owned restaurant franchises operating in the province of Quebec, Canada.The first restaurant opened in 1979 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. A few years later, its founder, Jean-Pierre Robin, opened a second restaurant in Saint-Hyacinthe in order to meet the demand for its “famous hot-dogs”. Soon after, Robin’s brother, Daniel, joined him, convinced of the potential of the company. The menu mainly includes French fries, hot dogs, hamburgers, poutine, club sandwich, hamburger steak, hot chicken sandwich, smoked meats, chicken burger, chicken strips and breakfast items.
[Valentine (Restaurant), Wikipedia.org]

Emo Valentines Lola

Two hours isn’t a lot of time and was just enough to de-bone a ham hock in preparation for dinner… ham and bean soup. One of the simpler meals in my cookbook but one that also gives me more time to color! 😀 And if you’re wondering, yes, I did stay up all night to finish these. 😀 Of course, it didn’t help that I started at 10:00pm to begin with!


Challenge: Catch the Bug February Challenge (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Ellephantastic Challenges – February Challenge #23

(distressing with a love theme)

Main Stamp: Emo Valentines Lola (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair: R81, R83, R85
-browns: E40, E41, E42, E34, E57, E59, E49
-purples: V12, V15
-reds: R32, R35, R33, R20, R21, R22, RV11, RV13, RV14
-blacks: W2, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,820 at the 2000 census. Recently Valentine was nearly destroyed two years in a row due to a disastrous wind storm and then the “Big Rock Fire” the next year. However, in 2007, National Geographic Adventure magazine included Valentine in its list of the best ten wilderness towns and cities. This city also participates in an annual re-mailing program where thousands of pieces of mail flow into the local United States Post Office so that they can be re-mailed with a special Valentine’s Day postmark and verse.[Valentine, Nebraska, Wikipedia.org]

Emo Valentine Christian

Christian is a fun character and unfortunately I didn’t get to show him in his tighty-whities, but it still works out. 😀 This is the only card I added an extra embellishment and had to use some chipboard wings covered, of course, with Liquid Pearls. After I had finished, I thought it would have been cool to make Christian look like a playing card… but alas, maybe next time.


Challenge: CES Challenges #22 (Red & Romance)
Challenge: Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenges

(use strips and polka-dots)

Challenge: Crafty Hos’ Challenges #26 (Lov theme)
Main Stamp:
Emo Valentines Christian (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
-browns: E34, E57, E59, E49
-purples: V12, V15
-reds: R32, R35, R33, R20, R21, R22, RV11, RV13, RV14
-gold: Y32, Y35, Y38
-wings: C00, C1

Did you know? Saint Valentine (in Latin, Valentinus) is the name of several martyred saints of ancient Rome. The name “Valentine”, derived from valens (worthy, strong, powerful), was popular in Late Antiquity. Of the Saint Valentine whose feast is on February 14, nothing is known except his name and that he was buried at the Via Flaminia north of Rome on February 14. It is even uncertain whether the feast of that day celebrates only one saint or more saints of the same name
[Saint Valentine, Wikipedia.org]

Emo Valentines Betty

Ready for another Valentine card today? Here’s Valentine Betty with blowing a big smakaro! This is one of my favorite Valentine Emos and I adore the hair bow. Betty and London were originally both winking which I changed with a little modification. Enjoy!


Challenge: Crafty Calendar February Challenge #17 (Love)
Challenge: I Did it Creations – Challenge #41 (Love is in the air)
Challenge: The Crafty Pad – Challenge #107 (Love is in the air)
Main Stamp:
Emo Valentines Betty (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair/shoes: W2, W4, W6, W8
-browns: E40, E41, E42, E34, E57, E59, E49
-reds: R32, R35, R33, R20, R21, R22, RV11, RV13, RV14

Did you know? Archibald Thomas Pechey (1876-1961) often credited simply as Valentine, was a British lyricist and novelist. The pen name Valentine was derived from his mother’s family the Vallentins, who were London distillers. Pechey as ‘Valentine’ often wrote lyrics in conjunction with composer James W. Tate. Songs written by Valentine include “Love Will Find a Way” and “A Paradise for Two”.
[Valentine (Writer), Wikipedia.org]