Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

For the birds theme home decor art

My husband's birthday is about 3 weeks away and this home décor art was made with him in mind. Need to buy a frame before I present this to him. And he will be shocked that this is early! #406 Birds challenge for MTTC blog=

My Time To Craft blog design team project:

Check out all the details for how to participate and see what the other members of the DT crew have made. A delightful variety of projects for this theme!

Some details on how this project was made:
a. the owl image is a coloring page "tattoo" from Bendon Publishing of Ashland, Ohio; "Adult Coloring--Tattoos--Relax and Rewind" with tear and share pages
b. I laid this image on my printer's scanner surface and then put kraft cardstock into the paper tray and copied the image onto the kraft CS.
c. Using colored pencils (some combo of hues were used to vary my choices) for the majority of color-fill on the owl. The beak had been colored yellow-orange with gold metallic pen over that to contrast with the feathery fluff on each side of his beak.
d. A few chipboard stickers were scattered for accenting and the "with love" stamped in the corner.
e. With the coloring page outlined, I decided to outline all the stickers and stamped sentiment.
f. Striped paper background is from The Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby
g. The stickers and striped patterned paper were put into my compiled kit for CKC blog's September 2019 challenge.

Other groups or blogs where this owl will be shared:
a. FB= my personal page
b. FB= Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls (closed group)
c. FB= Mixed Media Creativity (closed group; created by me so contact me if you are interested in joining)
d. CKC blog and FB community group=
This is their 2nd post of the month. So scroll to find the previous 1st post and then the subsequent posts on how to use your copy cat kit throughout the month. Still a bit over a week to participate and use up some of your stockpile. When I selected my papers and a few embellishments last weekend, my focus from the inspiration kit was for the color hues.

Inspiration kit: 

My "School Days--Teacher Days" September 2019 kit=

More scans of the owl--closeups 

Due to so many photos in this post, I'm keeping the typing to a minimum. If you have a question about a technique or something, place it in your comments and I will reply. 

Thanks for reading my blog post!

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Sunday, September 15, 2019

TCCC no 227 challenge with 2 choices of theme either school or tea/coffee

I've got the cutest little gal to showcase on this scrapbook layout today! The image is from Morgan's Art World, one of two sponsors for TCCC's #227 challenge blog.

The Crafter's Café Challenge design team project and where to find more details about the new challenge and its sponsors=

From Morgan's Art World: link to KC Girl with plaits=


Prize the same as DT uses.

Prize: 3 images

Besides linking to The Crafter's Café Challenge blog, I plan on sharing with:
a. Facebook= my personal page
b. Facebook= Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group
c. Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for September 2019=

The kit to counterfeit for September 2019 is a curated one from Secret Not Secret Kit Club. This is 1 of the provided pics to the blog:

And the following are a mix of old items and previous copy cat kits' leftovers that I have compiled (along with the papers used in the scrapbook layout) for September 2019 "School Days-Teacher Days" kit=

My focus from the inspiration kit was the muted color palette. I did include a vintage camera patterned cardstock on my layout as a nod to the viewfinder reels.

One of view of the scrapbook layout:

The top teacher photo was taken either for the 2006-2007 or 2007-2008 school year. The bottom teacher photo is a mystery! I think it was for sometime between 1998-2005 because before that I kept my hair longer and permed! Also larger glass frames, too. The little price tags were colored with markers to match some of the papers and I used some planner stickers to embellish. The MAW digital image was colored to match me--sweet!

Please take time to visit the TCCC blog and the rest of the design team's links.

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Sunday, September 1, 2019

CCMWF challenge from Cindy L ready on August 31

CCMWF is a closed group on Facebook. CCMWF = Christian Card Makers Women's Fellowship

Cindy L is one of the members and she mailed a Bible verse coloring image to everyone. We were instructed to color it however we wanted, make a card with it, and then mail it on to someone who needs the encouragement.

Here is my finished card for Psalm 103:1=

The short row of 5 gold-ish gems were for color repeat for the yellows used in the image and the gold metallic paint pen used for 'soul'. I like how many of the colors in the image are reflected in the butterfly print paper, too.

The blue background of the coloring image is foam so it helps elevate the Bible verse.

Black inking around the perimeter of the coloring image was done as a way to offset the image more.

Overall the card is lovely.

I've shared this card with the CCMWF group already. With this post, I will share to the following FB groups:

a. my personal FB page

b. PPPDTC = Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls

c. Scripturally Inspired Creativity

d. Bible Journaling and Faith Art

Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S
Becca's Heart for Creativity

TCCC blog no 226 design team creation combines the 2 themes

How do you combine a challenge theme of fairies/mythical creatures with object from around the house?

My solution actually was a repurposed printer alignment info sheet that 'accidentally' got printed on white cardstock. The thought of throwing away a full sheet of cardstock made me nauseous! :) So I held onto it for a few days (several months ago). Then I got to thinking about using the part of the page with the blue and black markings like a designer patterned paper. And viola! I found a beautiful butterfly clip art image that I had sized and copied to 9 times to fill the page and printed the butterflies over the alignment markings!!!

Thanks to TCCC's prize sponsor for the adorable tooth fairy Charlee image=

#226 at The Crafter's Café Challenge blog is sponsored by 1 company for this upcoming fortnight:
Fairies/Mythical creatures  
 Look for an object in your House to use in your  project  
Our Sponsor is
Prize: $10.00 of images (no digital papers)

More scanned views of this cute card:

Did you notice the blue jeweled gems? the little black pennant banner? the white paint pen swirled lines in the wings or the white painted tooth? What about the touches of gold? (antennaes, dots on edge of skirt, ring for carrying the tooth, and the star wand)

The "Charlee" tooth fairy image was colored with a combination of white paint pen, gold paint pen, extra fine point marker pens in navy blue and purple, and colored pencils in light brown for skin, pink for cheeks, yellow for hair, and sky blue for skirt overlay.

Lots of wings with this card, too! With the 'household object' butterfly, the butterfly patterned paper, and the Scribbles Design image, they combine into a charming thinking of you card!

and this card will be linked up to:
a. Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog #80= include a sentiment is the prompt; mine is "Best Wishes"

b. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog #113= anything goes theme

c. FB group: Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls; its a sharing site for crafting bloggers

d. I will also share on my personal FB page.

Please be sure to check out my next upcoming blog post to be released in about an hour. Another card using the beautiful butterfly paper but has a different vibe and message.

Crafting again in the USA heartland, Becca S
Becca's Heart for Creativity