Monday, June 30, 2014

Card Sketch 94


And a fine welcome to you once again......

We are generously sponsored in July by



Aurora Wings

Fantasy artist and digital stamp designer Mitzi Sato-Wiuff started offering digital stamps in Aurora Wings shop on Etsy in May of 2013.  It has experienced a phenomenal growth, thanks to your  wonderful response to the unique style of art that ranges widely in terms of subject matter, style, and complexity from simple beginners' images to highly detailed, advanced colorists' images -- different from a lot of digital stamps that are available in the paper crafting industry.  

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff

Mitzi (Her last name is pronounced sah-toe-view.  It's Japanese and Danish.) is a Colorado based artist, who is originally from Japan.  Her artwork shows a clear and distinct influence of vintage shojo manga (少女漫画), tattoo art, woodblock prints, and kimono textile art of her native country.  Mitzi has been drawing since early childhood, playing with crayons, watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, acrylics, and more recently, digital.   

In 2010, she became a part of an artists collective, "Enchanted Visions Project", originally founded by famous fantasy artists Amy Brown and Jessica Galbreth.  EV provided a wonderful opportunity to produce artwork on a regular basis and helped her portfolio grow steadily.  Mitzi served for 2 years as an assistant administrator of the project, all the while staying an active contributing member.  In 2011, her long-time dream of publishing a coloring book became reality with the publication of "Gardens & Goddesses" from Ellen Million Graphics.

The Aurora Wings Etsy shop and the Challenge Blog are the newest art ventures as she continues to grow, experiment, learn, and play with an open mind and child-like curiosity.
&

Molossi$30 chipboard and bling package

Molossi are supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry.

We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison , Derivan ,  Helmar, Crafty Koala,  Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationery, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options, plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.



Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet & words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, rubons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more, absolutely something for everyone!


And here is our next Card Sketch 94.

You do not have to use any digital image as the Design Team, just follow the sketch...

Aren't these digi images from Aurora Wings wonderful!








   








Please find the InLinkz for Card Sketch 94 over on the left hand column.
Thank you SO much for playing along with us!
Enjoy your scrapping!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Fond Farewell & some Fabulous News


Firstly a Farewell to our lovely Debbie Reed.

Debbie has a lot of committments at the moment, & it is sadness we see her leaving our lovely Design Team.

I hope that you find some card making time Debbie & we see you again really soon. 

Hugs to a valued team member.


 


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So now to the good news...

The Design Team have been lucky enough to have 2 wonderful women joining our team.

Introducing.................


 
Leanne McDonald 

Hi...I'm Leanne and I am extremely lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in Australia. I am married with two teenage children and work in administration for a 
vocational education and training provider. 

I discovered scrapbooking in 2007 and quickly became addicted! I began card making soon after as a way to use some of the papers and embellishments that were filling up my creative space! I have served on design teams for my favourite online store ScrapBoutique, and Girls Only challenge site Scrap the Girls. I am so fortunate to have been published in Australian Scrapbooking Memories and Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercrafts magazines.

I am super excited to be joining the Feeling Sketchy team and look forward to sharing my designs with you!


and


My Photo


Hi my name is Mary. I have been married for 26 years, I have 2 beautiful
daughters 20 & 23, & live in the Midwest States in USA, Wisconsin. 
My husband & I own a Motel & have done so for the last 20 years.
When I'm not busy with the motel  you can usually find me
in my scrap room. 

I have been creating cards when my girls were little, it was our special hobby
we did together, as they got older they lost interest but I kept on making. 
I started scrap booking in 2000. I wanted to keep those memories for my daughters
to pass on their families as get older. 

I'm very excited to be part of the Feeling Sketchy team. Thank You Debi,
I'm so honored to you and your team.


Aren't we lucky to have 2 fabulous gals join our team!!

Cheers, Debi

 
 
 


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Top Picks for Card Sketch 91...

Thank you to all our players for joining in with this great card sketch & supporting Feeling Sketchy.

Here are our picks from a great bunch of cards.

LIZZY C






JANE

 


LIZZY H


JENN ZEEB


Congratulations to you fabulous sketchies! 
Don't forget to grab our Top Picks badge to display on your blog.
And a big Thank You again to everyone who played along.
 
There is still one week to enter your card into Card Sketch 93 and our LO Sketch 92.
 
Thanks to you to our wonderful June Sponsors
 
 
Molossi$30 chipboard and bling package


Molossi are supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry.
We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison , Derivan ,  Helmar, Crafty Koala,  Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationery, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options, plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.

Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet & words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, rubons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more, absolutely something for everyone!

and


$15.00 Prize Pack of digi images 
 
Happy crafting!
 
 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Faux Letterpress Technique!!

Hey Everyone!! It's Elina here with an inspiration post for the Feeling Sketchy blog. 
I have a Faux Letterpress project to share with you all. 
Letterpress printing is a relief print technique using a printing press, ink and movable type.
It's used in a variety of applications, such as wood engravings and invitations.
I came across this faux technique on YouTube and thought it would be cool to try out and turn it into a card.

Here is a list of the supplies I used and a step by step photo representation of the process:
Supplies Used:
- Cuttlebug
- Stampin Up "Pink Passion" ink pad
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder 



First, open up the embossing folder and apply the ink, making sure to get good coverage.
The ink must be added to the front of the folder, as seen in the pic below.


Next, add your piece of cardstock on top of the ink and place your folder on the platform with the inked side down.
Then run it through your Cuttlebug.

Quick Note: I found that the Sizzix folders worked best for this technique.
I tried using my Cuttlebug folders at first, but could not get the crisp look I was going for.


Here is what my cardstock piece looked like, once I removed it from the folder.
I love how vibrant the pink looks against the white.
All that was left to do now was to add a card base, sentiment, and a few embellishments.


Here is the pic of my completed card.
I added black cardstock, lace, sequins, and a "Thinking of You" sentiment onto an A2 size white card base.

And voila!! card complete!!


I hope you enjoyed this project for today.
I hope I have inspired you to try this technique out for yourself.
Enjoy the rest of your day and Peace!! :)





Saturday, June 14, 2014

Card Sketch 93

Hello dear Feeling Sketchy followers, 
Here is our latest card sketch closing on 30 June..

I hope you like it & have a moment or two to join in.


Now here is some fabulous inspiration from our wonderful Design Team.
We have all used StitchiBear Digi Stamps on our cards, 
but you are under no obligation to use a digi stamp.











Our wonderful sponsors for June are 

 
 You could win
Molossi$30 chipboard and bling package



Molossi are supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry.

We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison , Derivan ,  Helmar, Crafty Koala,  Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationery, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options, plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.

Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet & words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, rubons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more, absolutely something for everyone!

&

June Sponsor



$15.00 Prize Pack of digi images

Please find the InLinkz for Challenge 93 over on the left hand column.
Thank you SO much for playing along with us!

On a sad note our Design Team member & former co-ordinator Morgyn Mlinarek has finished her term with us here at Feeling Sketchy. I bet we see her wonderful work somewhere really soon! 

Enjoy your scrapping!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Inspiration post by Margaret - What you can do if you don't have scrapbook paper to match your photos

It is my turn to do the inspiration post.  I have been trying to think what to do as others have been doing some great techniques but I don't know many.
I decided to share some scrapbook pages I made a while ago before I had my blog.  I think they were for scrapbook shop competitions.

If you don't have scrapbook paper to go with your photos there are lots of things you can do.  I am showing two.

1.  I scanned Sarah's dress and printed it onto card, added photos, stickers, staples, etc.


2.  For this one I stamped the page.

These are two simple layouts that anyone can do.

There are other things you can do, painting, masking, etc.     I will try to do a new page for the next inspiration post I have to do in August.

You have 6 more days to join in the card challenge No 91 
and 21 more days to join in the scrapbook challenge No 92
Just link up your entry on the left hand side bare.   Here are the sketches as a reminder..



There will be a new card sketch on 15 June.



Friday, June 6, 2014

Top Picks for Challenges 89 & 90 & MAY Winners!!


Hello fabulous Feeling Sketchy gals.
 
Lovely response to both our LO sketch & our card sketch...so wonderful to see your different ideas & styles. Thank you for joinin in.
 
The top picks by our Design Team for Layout Challenge 89 are - 
 
SHAZZA


KARENB


CHERYL 


MARY


And our top picks for Card Sketch 90 are -
 
GUILD MASTER CRYSTAL
 
 
CHERYL 
 
 
LIZZY
 
 
ROSE
 
 
 
And using the Random.Org generator the MAY winner of the 
Molossi - $30 chipboard and bling package
 
is

CHERYL LAMBERT
 
 


 
And using the Random.Org generator the winner of the 
7 Digi Stamps from
 
May Sponsor 


is

ROSE


 
Congratulations to you Cheryl & Rose !

Please email me at Feeling Sketchy

with Feeling Sketchy Winner in the subject line.


Thank you again to you all playing along & to our fabulous sponsors!


Do come & play again!