Path of Positivity Midway Reminder

We are half way through Challenge #60 at the Path of Positivity with the optional theme of neutrals. For my card this time I chose an image from Mari’s Digis, one of our challenge sponsor, which work so well with a neutral palette.

The story of the Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson, is such a bitter sweet story so using bright colours would not have been fitting. If you do not know the story then you can find a telling of it here: http://www.online-literature.com/hans_christian_andersen/981/

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Materials used:
Mari’s Digis – The Little Match Girl
X-Press It card
brown and black card
7×5″ card blank
brown bow
blending tool and felt pad
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04  R20
hair – E42, E43, E47, E49
dress – E81, E84, E87, E89
wall – E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
step and wall base – E30, E31, E33, E35
sky and snow shadows – C0, C1, C3, C5
lamp and match glow – Y21, Y35, Y11
lampost – C5, C7, C9
matchbox – E50, E51, E53, E34, E08
eyes – YR12,E15, E37

card base – various inks refils – E39, E35 and blending solution

I think I used almost every pen I have in the E range! The base of the card is coloured using Copic ink from refil bottles dabbed on with a blending tool and felt pad. The brown bow came from a box of chocolates, quite by chance it has the same texture as the bown card of the mat.

I hope you will join us on the next stage of our year of colour at Path of Positivity. As always we have two wonderful sponsors offering great prizes. If you follow the optional theme make sure that over half of your colour scheme is neutral colours. Entries that follow the theme have the opportunity to win the Most Inspirational Creation prize, just remember to add FT after your name.

We’d also love to find out how this month’s colour grouping makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do neutral colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $12 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of the same three digis used by team members, provided by Mari Digis, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

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Time For Tea?

The image for the Limited Runs progressive challenge on Facbook is this adoreable little mouse in his cup.

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Materials used:  
Limited Runs Stamps – Cuppa Mouse
Clever Cut Stamps Away – Verse -A-Tiles
heart die cut (from snippets box)
circle frame die cut (from snippets box)
backing paper (from snippet box) a mop up sheet from playing with Brushos a while back
clear flat-backed gems
black archival ink pad
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
mouse – C0, C1, C3, C5, C7    ear – YR00, E93, E95
cup and saucer – V0000, V000, V12, V15

I have a box which is just full of bits, all those bits that you don’t throw away because you might find a use for them one day. That box is now getting over full, almost to the point where the lid will not close. So I decided it was time to raid the box and purely by chance I found some bits I could use with my already coloured image.

The backing paper fills the circle and is a bit of mop up paper from a Brushos session. I think I just dabbed the paper repeatedly on my craft mat to use up the Brusho paint that was still on it. The camera has not really picked up all the colours except the darker parts in the top left section. It acutally has a very subtle mottled colouring of purple, pinky purple and some yellow on it.

The black circle frame and the heart were cut for a project and then discarded as not needed. Although the roses in the heart are more pink than purple it doees work for the project.

Once I had assembled all the elements the card did look a bit flat so I added the gems to give it some dmension.

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I also made a couple of ATC’s with smaller versions of the image I had printed out to practice on, that used up a couple more bits.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Limited Runs Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge #16
A Bit More Time To Craft #69 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #406 – Love Is In The Air
Inspiration Destination #152 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #383 – Anything Goes
Ike’s World #109 – Anything Goes/Song Inspiration (Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Lionel Richie. Ok I know it’s not that puny!)
Artistic Inspirations #201 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #35
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – June Anything Goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #83 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #58 – Anything Goes

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New Privacy Laws

Just to draw your attention to the new policy on my Blog. Any experts out there will probably realise on looking at it that I have no idea what it all means. However I hope that I have covered the essentials to protect you and also to protect myself. If there are any experts reading this I would love to know if I have got it right, and even more importantly if I have left anything out.

Thanks for looking. Take care.

Pippa

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The Neutral Path

Time for the start of a new challenge at Path of Positivity and this month the optional theme is ‘Neutrals’.

In the photographic world there has been a resurgence of black and white and sepia photography recently. While I prefer colour for most photographs, especially scenery, a good black and white portrait does have something special about it.

The other trend has been to have one part of an image in colour with the rest in black and white. When my eldest daughter got married she had a couple of photos like that in her album.

For my card I have taken the idea of having one bit of colour. I thought the sentiment just went with the image.

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Materials used: 
A Day For Daisies – Painted Mushroom Top
X-Press It card
black card
white 5×7″ card blank
flower embellishments from stash
Copic pens:
mushroom – C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  black
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04  R20
paintbrush – R29, R39, R59, R89
wings and outfit – G000, G00, G02
BV000, BV00, BV02

The sentiment is from the internet and printed with the image.

I hope you will join us on the next stage of our year of colour at Path of Positivity. As always we have two wonderful sponsors offering great prizes. If you follow the optional theme make sure that over half of your colour scheme is neutral colours. Entries that follow the theme have the opportunity to win the Most Inspirational Creation prize, just remember to add FT after your name.

We’d also love to find out how this month’s colour grouping makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do neutral colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $12 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of the same three digis used by team members, provided by Mari Digis, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft #69 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #48 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – June Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #68 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #58  – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #236 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #355 – Use 4 Different Colours (grey, green, lilac, red)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #83 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations – June Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1822 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #209 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #35
Artistic Inspirations #201 – Anything Goes

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Last call for Ike’s progressive challenge

Today is almost the end of the progressive challenge at Ike’s Art Fan Page on Facebook. This month’s image has taken me way out of my comfort zone and was quite a challenge!

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Materials used: 
Ike’s Art – Unicorn and Rainbow image (free from Ike’s Art Fan Page)
acrylic sentiment stamp from stash
black archival ink pad
X-Press It card
white DL card blank
Copic pens:
rainbow and top of unicorn – R29, R39, R59, R89     YR00, YR02, YR07, E15, E18
Y11, Y15, Y17     G02, G17, G29, G99
B24, B26, B28, B39     BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99
cloud shadows – C0, C01

I made slits in the rainbow to put the unicorn behind. The idea is that the unicorn is being coloured by the rainbow so the top is coloured but the bottom is still white.

The great thing with progressive challenges is that everyone is a winner and the images do sometimes challenge you to try something you would not normally choose to do.  If you have not already visited Ike’s challenge why not do so and join in with the June one starting soon. You never know what journed of artistic adventure it could lead to!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Ike’s Art Fan Page Progressive Challenge – May
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #382 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #144 – Anything Goes/Animals
Addicted To Stamps and More #294 – Clean and Simple
Simply Papercraft #58 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #201 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #208 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1821 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journey’s #119 – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #354 – Any Holiday
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #235 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #68 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #147 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #34
Inspiration Destination #151 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #May – Clean and Simple

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Choose your favourite colour(s)

We are half way through this month’s challenge at Path of Positivity and the optional theme is ‘Choose your favourite colour(s)’. For my last project I stuck to the reds but this time I am introducing another favourite colour, purple. I love the rich tones of these two colours.

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Materials used: 
SheepSki Designs – Morpeus
acrylic greeting stamp
Christina Griffiths Petal Trellis Die
circle die
X-Press It card
red and purple card
7×5″ card blank
Copic pens:
body – V05, RV66, RV69, V09, V99
YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67
Y11, Y13, Y18
flower petals – R29, R39, R59, R89
sky – B21, B23

I hope you will join us this month. We are an anything goes challenge with the colour theme being optional. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. Please note that you will also need to let us know somewhere in your post (written in a sentence right next to the link up for our challenge is fine) exactly what your Favourite Colour(s) happen to be. Without this information, you won’t be eligible to qualify for the MI prize. Additionally, though completely optional, we’d also love to find out how your Favourite Colour(s) make you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do these colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of three images from SheepSki Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

You have until 3rd June to get your entry in. If you need more information please visit the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog where you will find details of the link up as well as more inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #34
Inspiration Destination #150 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #68 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – May Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #200 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #57 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations May Challenge – Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy
Crafty Cardmakers #212 – Things With Wings (Dragon)

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Favourite Colours on the Path of Positivity

We are continuing our year long colour quest at PoP and this month is a free for all in that we get to use our favourite colours. Since starting to use Copic pens regularly as my prefered colouring medium I have found two favourite colours. This is mainly because the red and purple groups have combinations I can actually blend quite well but it does help that purple is my all time favourite colour and red comes a very close second! There is something quite striking about both colours, and purple especially holds so many different shades and hues from dark, rich regal purple to the lightest lilac.

For my card today I have stuck to the reds. Who can resist a red rose. I have combined two images from one of our sponsors for this and although I was not specifically thinking ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the time it does now make me think of the film! The quote from Thomas Moore was so apt it could have been planned but I confess the image came way before I found the quote!

Oh and although I started off talking about Copics I have actually used Polychromo pencils for this one!

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Materials used:
Lunagirl – Pastel Mason Jars 2
Lunagirl – Flowers Line Art
5×7″ card blank
red card
white printer card
Polychromo pencils
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die set
Memento ink pads – Ladybug and London Fog

With both Lunagirl collage sheet I had to crop down to the image I wanted then arranged them with the quote on the page.

The roses and the jar are coloured with Polychromo pencils then cut with a die. The die cut is edged with the Memento inks.

For the card base I die cut a piece of red card and attached it to the card blank. The die cut topper is then mounted on top using foam pads.

I hope you will join us this month. We are an anything goes challenge with the colour theme being optional. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. Please note that you will also need to let us know somewhere in your post (written in a sentence right next to the link up for our challenge is fine) exactly what your Favourite Colour(s) happen to be. Without this information, you won’t be eligible to qualify for the MI prize. Additionally, though completely optional, we’d also love to find out how your Favourite Colour(s) make you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do these colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of three images from SheepSki Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

You have until 3rd June to get your entry in. If you need more information please visit the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog where you will find details of the link up as well as more inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Your Scrapbook Place – May Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #81 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #34
Artistic Inspirations #199 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #67 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #149 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – May Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations May – Clean and Simple
Simply Papercraft #57 – Anything Goes

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Limited Runs Challenge

This is my card for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #15 on their Facebook Page. I am really enjoying finding all the different quotes that have been appearing on my cards recently!

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Materials used: 
Limited Runs – Bird Brain
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Leaves Digi Papers by Lozzi (only available as a challenge prize
white DL card blank
Copic pens:
bird – E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
R22, R24, R27, R29
beak – W9, W7, W5, W3
eyes – Y00, Y11, Y13

The leaves paper and the orange/brown paper are printed from the Leaves  digi papers pack. The card blank has been edged with a Copic pen.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Limited Runs Progressive Freebie Facebook Challenge #15
Crafting From The Heart #205 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1818 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #81 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #351 – Freestyle
Creative Fingers #146 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #232 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #57 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #39 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #149 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #378 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #142 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs – May Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #67 – Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations – May Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #33
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – May Anything Goes

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All About the Girls

It’s the midway point of the Scribbles Designs challenge with the theme ‘Favouring the Feminine’, and another final make from me on the DT. I shall miss working with the team and geting to use the great Scribbles images.

For my card this time I have again focused on a great quote, it seems to be a recurring theme in my cards at the moment and as a result I have found some wonderful ones.

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Materials used: 
Scribbles Designs – Carrie Shopping Diva
Scribbles Designs – Classy Fabulous
X-Press It card
black card
silver mirri card
Liquid Pearls – White Opal
Anita’s 3D Dimensional Paint – Glitter Green (so old I am not even sure if it is still made!)
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
hair – E21, E25, E29
coat – G14, G05, G17, G29, G99
trim – C0, C1, C3, C5
shoes and bag – RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99
lips – R29, R39, R59, R89

That’s it then, my last DT card for Scribbles Designs. I’ve had a lot of fun along the way and hope I might have inspired you to have a look at the wonderful images at Scribbles Designs. I hope too you will consider entering the challenge, you still have a couple of weeks to get an entry in at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. I hope to see you there.

Thanks for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

 

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Ike’s Fairy

I just about got in my entry for April’s progressive challenge at Ike’s Art Fan Page on Facebook. I really must remember to print out the images when I get them or I forget, to say it was a rush is something of an understatement!

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Materials used:
Ike’s Art – Cute Fairy
X-Press It card
silver mirri card
pink glitter card
7×5″ card blank
holographic embossing powder
embossing pen
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
eyes – BG000, B32, B34, B37
hair – E53, E43, E57
dress – R81, R83, R85, R56     G000, G00, G02, G14, YG17
ladybird – R24
flowers – Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18
butterflies – V0000, V000, V01, V12, V04

The fairy’s wings are embossed with holographic embossing powder using an embossing pen. This is another item I have had in my stash for years and years and not used very much!

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Ike’s Art Fan Page on Facebook Progressive Freebie Challenge #2
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – May Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #67 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – May Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #204 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #199 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #33
Inspiration Destination #149 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #400 – Less Is More (CAS)
Simply Papercraft #57 – Anything Goes

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