Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ursula, Hearts, and Dare to Be Sassy Thursday for Sassy Studio Designs!

I'm really excited today because over at Sassy Studio Designs, we are switching teams and today starts my term with the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday!  Our very sweet and talented leader, Kathy, challenged us to "Have A Heart" for this challenge.  I chose to use Ursula Pinup, one of the new sassy images from our new release, even though she doesn't have a heart!  You can find this fabulous  villianess here.  

She's a bit out of my comfort zone with her skin because I don't usually color green, but I gave her a shot!  She's colored with copics and Spectrum Noir markers and the papers are from My Mind's Eye and the red hologram heart paper is from my stash. I added some swirls from Close to My Heart. The paper doily heart is from Wilton and the gems are from Studio 112.  I added some swtickles to her dress and the swirls and her shell necklace.  

I also added some red distressed Ink to the heart.

You can see some more of the patterned paper on the inside.  Wish the hearts would have show up better,

Here's a couple of side views of her.

Now get your hearts on and join us over at the Sassy Studio Design blog and join in the fun!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hearts and Ribbons Challenge for Elphine House Australia

I just love all the different things you can do with hearts this tie of the year.  They don't just have to have some flowery sentiment or be all about the love of your life.  Sometimes hearts can be soft and subtle.  That's the approach I used for our Design Team Challenge for Elphine House Australia.  Our uber talented leader, Lynda, challenged us to use hearts and ribbons and I chose this precious Daisy Standing Tall designed by the ever so talented Elisabeth Bell.   I see this sweetie pie as being out to pick some flowers for someone who is special to her and I could just see these daisy ending up with a huge bow tied around them.

She's colored with copics and her cutout and the swirls are from Spellbinders.  This gorgeous paper is from BasicGrey's Bittersweet stack and I've held on to it for a really long time!  I added Stickles and Diamond Glaze to her dress and flowers and some pearls from Studio 112 to the edges, butterfly and around her cutout.  The flowers are from my handmade stash and I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the heart and added some Distressed Inks around all the edges.  The lace and ribbon is from my stash.

Gosh, I love her sweet face!

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and I added some pearls to it.

I cut out an extra heart for the inside.

Be sure to stop over at our Design Team Blog and see the gorgeous creations that my Design Team sisters have come up with.  I'm sure they'll do nothing but inspire you to get working on your heart cards and pull out that ribbon!  The world can always use some more bows, knots, and streamers!