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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

QKD Release Hop!!!!

Welcome to the Queen Kat Designs blog hop. If you've just wandered in, make sure to start back at the beginning at the QKD blog so you don't miss any amazing projects. If you're here from Lara's blog than you're on the right track.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge!!!!




And i was able to play with a few of the new images this month.....starting with one of the new Amy Brown Christmas Fairies.

For this card I colored the fairy with Copics, and paired her with papers from Making Memories. I added Diamond Stickles for bling along with metal accents.

And one of the new zodiac mermaids Taurus.

I colored her with Copics and added the white details with Copic Opaque White paint. I just got it and it's so much fun to play with. I applied it with a tiny paint brush. The papers are from Making Memories.



Your next stop on the hop is Dark Ink Sorority blog.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon















Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday QKD!!!!!!


Welcome to the Queen Kat Designs 4th birthday celebration blog hop. If you've just wandered in, make sure to start back at the beginning at the QKD blog so you don't miss any amazing projects. If you're here from Melia's blog than you're on the right track.

One of my favorite party ladies is the Mad Hatted Mermaid. Here I colored her with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils.

Hop along over to Chris's blog to see her creation.

Don't forget...there are a bunch of challenges and prizes on the QKD blog!!!!

Happy hopping,
Shannon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

QKD Royal Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Queen Kat Designs blog hop. If you've just wandered in, make sure to start back at the beginning at the QKD blog so you don't miss any amazing projects. If you're here from Lara's blog than you're on the right track.

This week's challenge is a color challenge with red, orange and neutrals. I ran out of time to make a new card, so I thought I'd show some of my older work, including some of my favorites.











Your next stop on the hop is Dark Ink Sorority blog.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon






Monday, November 15, 2010

Special Sentiments Release

Happy Monday!!!!! I'm featuring a special mid-month release today for my store Shannon's Sentiments. I'm releasing 3 image sets, 4 new Cruiz Ink images, and a Sentiments set full of fall quotes and sayings.

This first card is 100% digital!!! Love that!!! I used the new ornament group from the "Ornaments" set and the sentiment from the "Wine Labels Set". Then added the starbursts and dots for some dimension. This card was created digitally, then printed onto cardstock. This is the 4 ornament set from the "Ornaments" set. I then added the Diamond Stickles and gel pen to the ornaments.

This card features one of the quotes from the new "Fall Sayings Set" and one of the new Cruiz Ink images "Leaves and Acorns". I printed out the images and sentiment, colored them with Copics, and layered them with red and green cardstock, green silk ribbon, and copper adhesive buttons.

The last card I have to share with you today uses the "Cornucopia" image from Cruiz Ink and the "Happy Thanksgiving" saying from the new "Fall Sayings" set. I simply placed the images together, printed them on cardstock, colored with Copics and added the ribbon and neutral button.
There's a one day special at Shannon's Sentiments going on....save 20% using the code SSDECSpecial20 for today only. Happy shopping!!!!
Shannon



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Special QKD Amy Brown Release hop!!

Happy Wednesday!!! Today we're having a special release hop for the fairies and elfs from Amy Brown. If you're just popping in, hop back to the QKD Blog so you don't miss any of these amazing projects.

I was able to work with "Mushroom Elf" for today's release. I colored her with Copic markers to match up with some Basic Grey papers. I then added Orange and Diamond Stickles to her wings. I added the blue shadowing and grass with Prismacolor pencils. The yellow glow was created by sponging on chalk ink.

The next stop on the hop is Valerie's blog.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

QKD Royal Hop!!

Welcome to the Queen Kat Designs blog hop. If you've just wandered in, make sure to start back at the beginning at the QKD blog so you don't miss any amazing projects. If you're here from Lara's blog than you're on the right track.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.



I decided to work with Happy Cupcake for this week's challenge. To work with this sketch, I flipped it on it's side. I colored Cupcake with Prismacolor Pencils blended with OMS. I added some Diamond Stickles to the bubbles.




Your next stop on the hop is Dark Ink Sorority blog.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sentiments Label and Challenge Card

Happy Saturday!!!! It's a day that will be filled with lots of cleaning since my SIL, BIL and niece are coming over to our house for the very first time tomorrow!!! I'm super excited for them to see the house....but it's a bit of a mess at the moment. Especially my studio!!!!! Yikes!!! Lots of work to do in there today to get it looking decent.

So, before I go getting to all of that....I have a few projects to share with you. Remember how I mentioned that I had created some holiday labels for those wine bottles you take for the hostess for all those holiday parties? Well, my printer and computer decided to finally like me....and here it is. It's generic enough for any bottle of wine and any type of party.

I started with the main label image from the "Wine Labels" set, added the "Happy Holidays" and "From the Home of" sentiments. I added one grape bunch, and another flipping it horizonally. I colored them with Copic markers and then distressed the label with Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Crushed Olive and Weathered Wood. By printing the label right onto sticker paper I can apply it right over the bottle label.

This sparkly holiday card is for today's challenge on the Sentiment's Storefront blog that Cindy is hosting!!!! I created the panel in my drawing software with the "Snowflakes" set and printed it out onto white cardstock. I added the adhesive rhinestones and the Diamond Stickles for some bling.
I hope you'll play along with us!!!! Up for grabs is one $10 gift certificate to the Sentiments store to be given to one random winner picked from all participants each month. There will also be one free image ($3 value) given to the one player that participates the most each month.

Please post with each challenge.....
Rules:
1) You are encouraged to use an image from Shannon's Sentiments, but it's not required.
2) Each player may contribute as many entries as they'd like for each challenge.
3) Blog posts must be linked back to the challenge post with your actual blog post, not your general blog link, or gallery link.
4) Your entry must be new art created for this challenge. You can combine it with other challenges.

Happy Stamping,
Shannon



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November QKD Release Hop!!

Welcome to the Queen Kat Designs blog hop. If you've just wandered in, make sure to start back at the beginning at the QKD blog so you don't miss any amazing projects. If you're here from Lara's blog than you're on the right track.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.


I decided to work with Annabelle for this week's challenge. To work with this sketch, I flipped it on it's side. I colored Annabelle with Prismacolor Pencils blended with OMS. I added some Diamond Stickles to the flowers.




Your next stop on the hop is Dark Ink Sorority blog.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon


Monday, November 1, 2010

Shannon's Sentiments November Release!!!!

It's time!!!!!! Today's the day for the November release at Shannon's Sentiments. Each of the images released today was designed by me!!! How cool is that????? If you've just popped in here, start back at the beginning of the hop at the Sentiment's Storefront blog. Remember.....leave a comment at each blog along the way to be entered into a drawing for a $10 store gift certificate.





This first example uses the new "Snowflake Set." I created it completely digitially using drawing software. The first consists of a blue gradient rectangle with the snowflakes (changed to white) and resized to various sizes. I also used the "Happy Holidays" sentiment from the "Wine Labels Set." It's great how all these sets work so well together. Here's the inside of the card, using the snowflake outlines and the "Spirit of the Holidays" set.





My second example uses the "Wine Label Set" images. I started by setting up the main wine label and adding some creepy wine names for our Halloween party. I printed them off on printed paper and distressed them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. They looked so good, our guests thought they were strictly for decor, but I was drinking from them all night. It was fun!!!




I also created a set of 4 holiday labels to use for those "unexpected" holiday party invites or those "drop in" guests that bring you a gift. These take that typical bottle of wine and ramp it up a bit. Just slap on the decorated label and add a cute wine stopped tied on the neck of the bottle and you have a very useful, thoughtful, and personal gift to give with very little effort. And who doesn't love a gift that almost puts itself together. And since the labels don't have the wine type, I can buy reds and whites and give exactly the one the receiver wants.
The next stop is the store!!!!! Make your way there and use the 10% off coupon NOVSSREL2010.
Happy Stamping,
Shannon