Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge Starting Today at TTCRD



Hi all! We have a new “anything goes” challenge at Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD). Our sponsor this week is Stamping Studio. Stamping Studio’s prize is one image from each of their artists. You also have an invitation to join their Stamping Studio Facebook group. After you join you will be alerted to freebies and specials.

The artist that I have chosen is Miss Daisy Stamps. Her images are so much fun and very pretty and cuteness overload. A little about Miss Daisy: “One of my favourite things to do is to create for you and see how you design with my images! I love seeing your creations and being a part of your creativity and the special ways that you share your cards. It’s a pleasure and delight to own Miss Daisy Stamps and design for you. I have loved drawing forever. To be able to ‘go to work’ each day and do what I love is a dream come true. I praise God for the opportunity and gift that it is. Thanks for being a part of my daily inspiration. I always look forward to creating with you. Happy Stamping! Love, Miss Daisy”

I have chosen “Daisy Girl” for my pop-up card. This is just the second time that I have used Spellbinder’s Decorated Birthday Pop Ups die and I love it! I have definitely used a lot of blue, so I guess I can say, “I have stepped out of my Copic comfort zone.”


Below the "Daisy Girls''s" picture you will find a list of all the supplies that I have used in “Miss Daisy” project. At the end of this post you will also see affiliated links for supplies. I have tried to give you a range of stores for your shopping pleasure. If you do shop the stores I have linked to, I will receive a small commission.

COPICS:
Skin: E000, 04, 11, 13, 50, 51, plus R11, 20;
Hair: YR20, 21, 24, plus E15, 18;
Flowers: W1 plus B91 for shading, centers Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow;
Dress and Socks:  B91, 93, 95, 97, plus Y13, 17;
Stem and Leaves: YG61, plus G46, 82.

DIES:
Spellbinders Lacey Squares, Decorated Birthday Pop Ups;
Memory Box Precious Daisies (I have not been able to find this anywhere on line.);
Cheery Lynn Grass Die.

CARDSTOCK, etc.
Designer Paper from my stash;
Gina K Designs Powder Blue base weight;
Gina K Designs White layering weight;
                Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series.

INKS:
Gina K Designs Powder Blue.

OTHER:
T-square;
Perfect Paper Adhesive;
ATG;
Scissors;
Craft knife;
Foam Tape.


Challenges that Daisy Girl is entering:
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Link-Up - Anything Goes with hand coloring

Just a little note from the crew at TTCRD:

  • To those of you continue to play along with us every week, thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing your creations with us and truly enjoy your talent!
  • To see how the winners and top 3 are selected you may check the “Challenges Rules” tab above for more information.
  • The July/August edition of the “Through the Craft Room Door” online magazine, please check HERE.
  • If you are interested in subscribing, please check HERE and click on “Magazine Subscription” tab for more information.
  • You are invited to submit your cards and projects for our September/October issue. Please check HERE and look under the “Magazine Submissions” tab for information regarding requirements or contact  Sandra or Cara at TTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for “Through the Craft Room Door”, please check out the link HERE for more information.
  • If you look at the top of my sidebar, you will see a sneak peek of the July/August issue of our online magazine.

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me.
Aletha Jane
AJ’s Design Artz


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

TTCRD July 4th "Anything Goes" Challenge

Happy Freedom Day to everyone in the United States!


Welcome to our first Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD) challengefor July 4, 2017. The theme is “anything goes”, as it is every week. Team A designers were honored to create and color images from Morgan’s Artworld. Click on the name of her shop and check out the amazing Fae artwork.

Here’s a little history about Morgan: ‘’Morgan Fitzsimons is a British artist, illustrator, and author. Borth in the north of England in1939, she has been drawing and painting since she could hold a brush. Morgan studied at LJMU, gaining her NDD, ATC, AND BA. Morgan is a tradional artist and works in many mediums. Her artwork has been displayed all over the world. Morgan has also been involved in many art related and non-art related industries. She taught in scho9ols for 20 years and retired as Head of Special Needs. She has also developed and published educational packs and teaching aids as well as fictional work. She has also been involved in designing costumes for various opera and theatre companies, and was also a wildlife artist for several chairities and organizations.’’

Most of you know I am happiest when I color hair and flowers with Copics. “Fae 3” from Morgan Fitzsimons was right up my alley.


Here’s the list of Copic colors:
Skin: E000, 04, 11, 13, 50, 51, plus R11, 20 for cheeks;
Hair: BG90, 93, 96, 99;
Blue Flowers: B23, 24, 26, 29, 41, 91, plus V04;
Violet Flowers: V01, 04, 06, 09, plus B23;
Yellow-orange Flowers: YR20, 23, 24, plus RV63, 69;
Yellow Flowers: Y11, 13, 15, 17, plus YR24;
Leaves: G40, 82, 94, 99, and G20, 21, 24, 28, 29;
Background: W00, 0, 1, 2, 3, plus Colorless Blender;
Other: White Molotov Extra Fine 1mm acrylic paint pen.



Another note about my coloring: I have started using Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface 300 Series stock. And I must say, this is now my favorite cardstock for my alcohol marker coloring.

  • To those of you who continue to play along with us (TTCRD) every week, thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing your creations with us and truly enjoy your talent!
  • To see how the winners and top 3 are selected you may check the “Challenges Rules” tab above for more information.
  • The July/August edition of the “Through the Craft Room Door” online magazine, please check HERE.
  • If you are interested in subscribing, please check HERE and click on “Magazine Subscription” tab for more information.
  • You are invited to submit your cards and projects for our September/October issue. Please check HERE and look under the “Magazine Submissions” tab for information regarding requirements or contact  Sandra or Cara at TTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for “Through the Craft Room Door”, please check out the link HERE for more information.
  • If you look at the top of my sidebar, you will see a sneak peek of the July/August issue of our online magazine.


Blog challenges that I am entering:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you join us for our TTCRDweekly “anything goes” blog challenge. I will see you all again on July 18.
Aletha Jane


P.S. Below are a few affiliated links where you can purchase some of the supplies that I have purchased for this project.




Thursday, June 29, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sale at Scrapbook.com!

I am so sorry that this is so late! You still have time, so you won't miss a thing.

Click above!



Enjoy your weekend!
Aletha Jane
AJ's Design Arts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sales and Sales and Sales, Oh My!

First up is Scrapbook.com with their many sales and discounts you will not know where to start. I am going to try and help. Click here, Scrapbook.com, and you will be taken to their page with all the sales and discounts. They are also offering a freebie with your order.


Here are just a few that’s happening now. Some will expire soon. Don’t forget you can click above or here for the link to Scrapbook.com.







Next up is Spellbinders. Click here, Spellbinders, to be taken to their site. Have fun!









Blitsy should be your next stop. These deals you may not want to miss. After you click here go to Blisy’s clearance section.






That’s going to be it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Challenge this week at TTCRD

Welcome again! We have a new challenge blog at Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD) starting today. Our challenge is “anything goes”, as it is every week. Our sponsor this week is the very talented artist, Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine.

A little bit about Heather:
“Heather Valentin is a lady who breathed art her entire life. She was drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon. Guided by her farther, she found her truest joy in drawing and painting. Heather does have a BA in arts. Heather made her way in the world by creating original drawings and installations for various global companies and corporations for advertisement and display purposes.

Heather’s true love has always been creating her original copyrighted characters and sharing them with her appreciative public. Her beloved characters are recognizable worldwide because of her signature eyes and drawing style, mostly featuring mismatched clothing and characters from days gone by. Making people smile with her art is Heather's greatest joy.”

Today I decided on Heather’s image “Rory’s Hollyhocks”. Rory, of course, was colored with Copics. All of Heather’s Rory images are my favorite to use with my Copics and turning into cards or mixed-media projects. Take a look at all her characters she has in her online store, Lacy Sunshine. Her range of characters is extraordinary and perfect for YOU to use in your creations.

Copics:
Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 13, + R20 for blush;
Hair: E11, 15, 18, 33;
Dress & Socks: R81. 83. 85. 89, + V01, 04, 06;
Shoes: C1, 3, 5, 7, 9, + 100 Black
Barrel Rings: YR21, 23, 24, 27;
Barrels: E11, 15, 18, 33;
Hollyhocks: V01, 04, + Grape Jelly Memento Marker;
Grass & Leaves: YG17, 23, _+ G94, 99;
Background: B01 + V04 with alcohol splotches.

After the coloring I decided to create the background. I usually try and complete the background first, but not this time. (I forgot this first step because I was so excited I was coloring Heather’s images again!)  My “bubbles” were created with dipping a micro tip into alcohol and touching the background inks.


When my coloring was complete, as was my layout, I decided that she needed more flowers. I chose a couple of dies (see links below), and colored the stems with green Copic marker. For the blooms I colored with an amethyst sparkle marker. To add a little more sparkle for the entire project, I added a clear glitter marker on the dark purple cardstock. The final touch was Dandelion Yellow crystal drops and a few flat-backed pearls.




To those of you, who continue to play along with us every week a TTCRD challenge blog, thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing your creations with us and truly enjoy your talent!

·                     To see how the winners and top 3 are selected you may check the Challenges Rules tab above for more information.
·                     The  May/June edition of Through the Craft Room Door has been released. To check to see you if are winner of a gift card to Amazon.com , please check HERE
·                     If you are interested in subscribing please check HERE and click on the Magazine Subscription tab for more information.
·                     You are invited to submit your cards and projects for the July/August Issue. Please check out the Magazine submissions tab above for more information regarding requirements or contact me at TTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
·                     If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the Craft Room Door, please check out the link HERE for more information.
·                     If you look at the top of my sidebar you will see a sneak peek of the May/June issue of our online magazine.

“Rory’s Hollyhocks” will be entered into the following blog challenges:
613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist (I did not use the twist.)
A Bit More To Craft #46 – Anything Goes
Calling All Sistahs June Challenge – Photo Inspiration below


Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions at all, please contact me.
Aletha Jane

Some affiliated links are listed below at no cost to you. The supplies for making this project were purchased by me, but if you click on the pics below and make a purchase, I get a commission. I want to thank everyone for their continued support of my art.

The legends for all affiliated/non-affiliated links are:



Anything Goes Challenge Starting Today at TTCRD

Hi all! We have a new “anything goes” challenge at Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD). Our sponsor this week is Stamping Studio . ...