Monday, September 26, 2016

Tag – You’re It

Challenge #73 runs from 27 Sep – 10 OCT
"Peony Corner" from the Flower Collection


Peony Corner seemed to fit perfectly finish off my tag.
I used Copic and pulled my flower colors into the embellishments used on the tag. 

I used the following Copic Colors:
Flowers - RV32
Scrolls - G21 - G27
Leaves -  BG11

Be sure to join the fun and you could win a prize.

You can find the challenge at






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Wednesday, September 14, 2016




Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  
DT Inspiration
This challenge will run SEPT  13 –SEPT 26


Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEs ART images (They are very reasonable and she usually gives a freebie and has a whole page of free art)  and she's offering a prize.
  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike creates the most amazing images,
everything from off the wall to cute and gorgeous women :)

This challenge is 
#72 Things That Fly
I used "Winter Robins"






I used colored pencils, Pearl paint, red pearls and
 a small pinecone arrangement with a velvet bow.
Paper by The Paper Shelter

I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
You can also find her artwork for purchase at Ike's Art
We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Square Card with Something Round

Challenge runs from 30 Aug – 12 SEP

 #71 "PocketWatch" - Time Stands Still Collection



I decided to give this a Steampunk man's feel.
I used:
Recollection paper 
Recollection Elements
Gears bought in bulk
Recollection Washi Tape
and Turquoise pearls.

Be sure to join the fun and you could win a prize.
You can find the challenge at

This card is also entered at Pearly Sparkles.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Travel/Holidays

Welcome to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  
This is Challenge #70 and will run August 16 – 29 
Surf on over to IKEs WORLD Challenges to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEs ART images (They are very reasonable and she usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.
  Why not pop on over to the store too :)  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)
This challenge is 
#70 Travel/Holidays
I used "Greek House FF"  (from the Greek View Set)


I used Copic colors:
B91, B95
 Y11, Y13, Y21, Y29
YG05,YG07
G21, G24
E08, E33
 R35, R59
W0, W7
I also used Flower Soft and rhinestones.
  I had this one planned out in my head for several weeks now and I finally got to work on it.  I love the way it turned out and I hope you do, too.

I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
You can also find her artwork for purchase at Ike's Art
We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.
It's more important to get feedback then you could ever know.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Pun Intended

I can't believe we're more than half way through the year.  Where did it go and when?  Whoosh.... This challenge runs from  Aug 2 – Aug 15

So this is Challenge #69 for Ike's Art Challenges.  This challenge is #69 and she chose the "Pun Intended" them.



I decided to use  Ike's image "koinobori".  I think the pun worked well and I hope you play along with us on this challenge.  There are so many fun things you can do and remember if you use an Ike's image you'll be granted a double entry.

There are many free images you can choose from and she is continually adding more.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Spread Your Wings

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  
This challenge will run July 19 – August 1 
 
Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEs ART images (They are very reasonable and she usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.
  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)
 
This challenge is 
#68 A little bit Sketchy
I used "Butterfly"

I used Copic colors:
R39, R81, R83
Paper by The Paper Shelter
 
I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
You can also find her artwork for purchase at Ike's Art
We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Christmas in July

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  
This challenge will run July 5 – 18
Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEs ART images (They are very reasonable and she usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.
  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)
#67 Christmas in July
using "Holly Fairy"

I used Copic colors:
Holly:  YG23, YG63, R14
 Skin:  E40, E50, E21, E11,R21, R17
Hair:  E31, E15, E18,E47

Paper by DCWV

I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
You can also find her artwork for purchase at Ike's Art
We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Be Independent

Challenge #66 
Be Independent
I chose to use "ike_Libby" artwork.

I thought it would be fun to create a "box card".  I had many embellishments to include and used flags on toothpicks, whirlygigs on toothpicks, and fireworks.  I added glitter and a beautiful American eagle that I also added glitter and layers to.  The Statue of Liberty was an artwork by Ike and was fun to color.  It's amazing to find so many pictures of her with so many different colors.  I used an image that Alyce from "Kit and Clowder" shared with me.  It used mainly blues and I used the following Copics:
B00, B10, W5
Although the palette was limited I think she turned out pretty.  I hope you like her too.
Please be sure to leave a kind comment so I know you visited.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Faery Happy Day


This is a card that's doing double duty.  

This was a free image from Faery Ink design.
She will be entered in two challenges and then surprise a friend for her b-day.

I used the following Copic colors:
Skin: E21,E41,E50
Hair: E34, E59,E74
Dress: B00,BG13

She will be entered into the following challenges:
Faery Ink FB for May
Please leave me a kind comment so I know you visited.  :-}




Thursday, May 19, 2016

#64 At The Movies 24 May – 6 JUL


Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  
This challenge will run 24 May – 6 JUL
Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEs ART images (They are very reasonable and she usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.
  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)

I do hope you enjoy it and leave me a kind comment.
#64 At The Movies
using "LADY02"

I used Copic colors:
W000, W3,W5
 R11, R20,R29
E000, E15,E31, E33,E51

Ticket Paper Dreamy by Heidi Swapp
 
This is a wonderful classic movie from the 70's. 
It also seems to be my life story more than I'd like.

I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
You can also find her artwork for purchase at Ike's Art
We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.
 










Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

Anna Griffin Die-Cuts


inside

My Sister is going to be a first time Grandma and I thought this was appropriate.
The gold foiled die-cuts give an elegant feel.
Anna Griffin is available though HSN.

#63 Embossing


"Windmill"



Embossed tulips (Darice Folder)
Tulips and sky colored with watercolors
Windmill colored with Chameleon markers
I cut the embossed tulips and 
fit the windmill into the watercolor paper.
Sentiment from Tim Holtz 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

#62 Sing Us A Song

"Look of Love"

I wanted to try something different so, I colored this card on acetate.
Not an easy task and not sure I'd try this technique again but I did learn a lot from it.

I used Copics and Spica (the eyeshadow).
The heart was a die cut from Silhouette.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Birthdays

 
3 Birthday Cards for Family
 
My Husband's
(Not mentioning age)
 
My Granddaughter-in-law

 
My Grandson
(My Sunshine)

 
I wanted to show beginners that they can make cards without learning to color like an expert.
 
 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

#61 Rainy Days

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEsART images (She usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)


I do hope you enjoy it and leave me a kind comment.
#61 Rainy Days
using "Umbrella Girl"

I used Copic colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Jeans: B23, B97
Shirt:  Y06, Y08, Y15
Shoes:  YG06, YG08
Umbrella YR16. YR18, YR28
Paper by Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine.
 
I love to feel the rain on my face.
I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
Ike usually offers a freebie so there's really no reason not to play.  There is also a prize for the winner.  :-}

We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.
 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

#60 Make Us Laugh

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEsART images (She usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)




I do hope you enjoy it and leave me a kind comment.
#60 Make Us Laugh
using "Kat Kite"

 
I used Copic colors:
I created the curtains from DCVW paper and used a skewer as a curtain rod.
I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
Ike usually offers a freebie so there's really no reason not to play.  There is also a prize for the winner.  :-}

We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.

#59 Easter Bonnets/Hats

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEsART images (She usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)



I do hope you enjoy it and leave me a kind comment.
#59 Easter Bonnets/Hats
using "Hat Shop"

I used Copic colors:
Y21,YR21,YR12,R81, R32,W3,W5,B60,B01 and others
 After hours of enjoyed coloring I decided to frame it.  A card just wouldn't do it justice.  This will make a nice gift.

I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
Ike usually offers a freebie so there's really no reason not to play.  There is also a prize for the winner.  :-}

We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Love Actually Challenge

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEsART images (She usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a $20 gift certificate as a prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)


I do hope you enjoy it and leave me a kind comment.

#56  Love Actually
using  "Lake Love"
I used Prisma Colored Pencils:
and Flower Soft on the trees and flowers:




I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
Ike usually offers a freebie so there's really no reason not to play.  We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.  Thank You!!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lucky Me (St Pat’s Day

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEsART images (She usually gives a freebie)  and she's offering a prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :)

I do hope you enjoy it and leave me a kind comment.

#58 Lucky Me    (St Pat’s Day 17th)
using " Gent's Hat"




I used a parchment base card, a green plaid for the hat, the hearts on the clover and 2nd layer.  The 3rd layer is a light green parchment.  I paper pieced the top hat and used a gold pen around the edges of the hat and plaid layer.  I used a small glitter clover in place of a feather.
I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
Ike usually offers a freebie so there's really no reason not to play. 

We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.