Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #21 - Celebrate Art!

Hello friends!  The first thing I want to do is announce our newest DT member, Denice!  Her work is just fabulous and I was so excited that she agreed to join us. :)  Meet Denice:

You can read more about her on the DT page here.
Thanks so much for all of the awesome Irish entries last week - you gals really know how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!  :)  The winner of 7 digi images from Bugaboo Stamps, chosen by, is:
 Congratulations Annie Rose! Send me an e-mail to with "Wicked Wednesday Week 20 Winner" in the subject line and I'll get your prize to you along with your winner's badge.

Our top 3 for last week are:

 Congratulations girls - please send an e-mail to with "Wicked Wednesday Top 3" in the subject line and I'll get your badge out to you!

This week we are sponsored by the awesome:

Our theme is:

Celebrate Art!

The DT and I are playing with the image that The Greeting Farm is providing to one random winner this week, Toby the Painter.  Here is my first ATC, I colored Toby with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits - I found these art quotes for free at Pennywise Arts:

I cropped Toby for my next ATC - this time I used Gold Glow and Emerald Smooch Spritzes for the background:

Denice's first time joining us as a DT member - she totally rocked it, didn't she?  Love that quote!

Chelsea's ATC is soft and pretty, I love how she stuck with the green and brown color scheme, so pretty:

Mary's ATC embodies the definition of artistic - how much do you love that paint splotched out of the paint tube????

I don't know how Sharon does it - this black and white version of Toby is just too cool - and the colorful background really makes it pop:

I look forward to seeing how you celebrate art in your ATC's this week - please come back Saturday for some more eye candy from the DT!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday Reminder!

BRRRR!  Happy cold and windy Saturday!  Hope you're all staying warm and having a nice weekend.  We're back today with a few more St. Patrick's/Luck 'o the Irish ATC's to share with you today.

I used our sponsor's image, JJ March Calendar Girl from Bugaboo, cropped the top of her body and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I used a rub-on sentiment on the ribbon:

Sharon used a beautiful digi stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio called Fiona, love that little "good luck" tag she added:

Don't forget - you've got until Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST to link up your Irish ATC in the post below for your chance to win your choice of 7 Bugaboo digi stamps!  Come back Wednesday to see the winner, top 3, and our NEW challenge (click the Sneak Peek tab above if you'd like to see the upcoming challenge themes).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #20 - St. Patrick's Day/Luck of the Irish

**IMPORTANT NOTE**  We are an ATC only challenge blog - please make sure you are linking up only ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for our challenges.  Thank you!  :)
Top o' the morning to you!  Can you believe this is our 20th challenge?  Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it?  ;)  Straight to business, then - last week's sponsor was Michelle Perkett Studio and the random winner of the "Happy Spring" image is...
Congratulations Kapree!  Please send an e-mail to with "Wicked Wednesday Week 19 Winner" in the subject line and I'll get your digi stamp out to you ASAP!

Our top 3 for last week were:

1.) Joanne
3.)  Denice B.
6.) Angela D.

Congratulations, girls!  Please send an e-mail to if you need the Top 3 badge!  Thanks for playing along with us each week!

Now for our new challenge - our theme for this week is:

St. Patrick's Day/Luck of the Irish

Show us your green, your Irish, your lucky charms, whatever!  Just make sure it's an ATC and it fits our theme and link up below.  Please do check out our rules in the tab above - we do ask that you not link up to more than 5 additional challenges in order to be eligible for our Top 3 and/or to be eligible to win the prize each week.  Thank you for understanding!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is:

Tammy from Bugaboo generously let the DT pick an image to play with - one random winner will receive their choice of 7 free digis from the Bugaboo Digi Shop!  How cool is that?!?  Thank you so much, Tammy!

I decided to play with JJ March Calendar Girl, and I made a little mini March calendar page for my first ATC:

My next ATC is a cropped version of JJ, spritzed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz:

 Chelsea also used JJ and kept it simple by adding the happy st. patrick's day sentiment with a cute little shamrock - love the green beer:

Sharon used Fanny March Calendar Girl and came up with this fabulously multi-colored ATC, love how she only colored spots on the image and left the rest as-is:

Mary used Ruby March Calendar Girl, love that red hair and the quote is too funny:

And.... we were lucky enough to have the oh-so-talented Lori Padberg from the Bugaboo Design Team, join us this week!  She created an ATC using  my favorite March Calendar Girl, JJ, and I love the orange and green color combo:
Thanks for joining us, Lori!!!  :)
Thanks for visiting us - we hope you've been inspired to create something lucky for us this week!  :)  Have a wicked awesome day, friends.  See you back here on Saturday!  Peace.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Quotes/Words

Hello friends - it's Saturday again and that means we have a few more ATC's to share with you and hopefully inspire you to play along with our challenge this week.  Our theme is quotes or words (use a quote or words somewhere on your ATC) and link up with us here!  You've got until Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST.

I decided to use one of the quotes from TLC, the woman who runs TLC is so very generous, she just amazes me.  She is always offering free sentiments and digi images on her blog, and I'm so thankful - this one was perfect to pair with Winnie the Pooh (I just used Google to find my Pooh image to color):

I also made a couple more - this one uses a digi sentiment from MelJen's Designs, paired with Stampin' Up! cardstock, DP, and buttons:

This ATC was made simply by printing the digi stamp from Beyond the Fringe onto Kraft cardstock and then cutting it slightly smaller than an ATC  - I then dragged it lightly through a black ink pad and added glitter before matting onto a black ATC:

Sharon's beautiful ATC uses digi stamps from CS Designs, perfect for this challenge:

We do hope you'll play along with us - have a wicked awesome weekend!  Peace.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #19 - Quotes and Words

Another week has flown by and here we are again!  I did add a page with the upcoming themes, you can click on it in the tabs above.  I know how life can just get in the way sometimes, so I hope that helps some of you to get a little head-start on your ATC's.

Let's pick our winner from last week, the prize is the fabulous Ruby Ragdoll image from Dilly Beans and our winner is....

Congratulations Rebecca!  Please send me an e-mail at with "WW Winner" in the subject line and I'll get your digi out to you ASAP!

Our top 3 for last week are:

2.) Steph

Congratulations, girls! Please send me an e-mail to with "WW Top 3" in the subject line and I will send you the blog badge for you to display on your blog.  I really want to comment on how impressed I was with Rebecca's entry - she's only 9 years old!  She makes me think of Pablo Picasso's quote "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain one once we grow up."  I hope Rebecca keeps creating and I look forward to seeing more entries from her.  :)

On to this week's challenge - our theme this week is:


I'd love to see quotes and words as the focal point of your ATC, but as long as it's got a quote or words on it somewhere, it counts.  Our sponsor this week is:

Michelle will generously provide the winner with the digi image we played along with, "Happy Spring".

My ATC's are bright and cheery, which is how I like to think of Spring (even though quite often it's rainy and not-so-bright...LOL):

Sharon's beautiful Marie Antoinette (also from MPS) is paired perfectly with the sentiment:

Mary combined a cute birdie stamp from Kawaii with the Happy Spring sentiment:

Chelsea used her quote to make an adorable little Easter ATC, love this:

Thanks so much for coming back every week - we love seeing all of your awesome ATC's and I personally love reading your comments to please keep 'em coming.  :)  Have a wicked crafty long weekend!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Hearts & Love/Valentine's Day

Happy Saturday!  We're just popping in quick today with a reminder about our current ATC challenge:

Love/Hearts or Valentine's Day

Here's my LOVE themed ATC, made with one of my favorite images from Saturated Canary:
And here's Mary's reminder ATC, using her original characters Bo and bun bun:

We sure do hope you'll play along this week - scroll down to link up!  Peace.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #18 - Hearts/Love

So glad to see you all back - I love that so many of you are stretching your creativity!  I was wondering if you'd all like to know the themes for each month at the beginning of the month, maybe, so you can work ahead?  Let me know what you think and I'll make a new tab that will just list the upcoming themes, if you're interested.

So for now - let's see who won the adorable Emo Mermaid image from Just Some Lines, our sponsor last week.  The winner, chosen by, is:
Congratulations Charith!  :)  Please send an e-mail to with "Wicked Wednesday Winner - Mermaids" in the subject line, and I'll get your digi stamp out to you ASAP!

Our top 3 Mermaid ATC's are:

Congratulations, girls!  E-mail me if you need the Top 3 badge -  I do hope you'll play along again this week!

On to our new challenge - this week's theme is:
Love/Hearts or Valentine's Day

Our sponsor this week is:

Owned and illustrated by our very own DT member Megan, Dilly Beans is one of our very generous regular sponsors.  This week she's offering up the digi stamp Ruby Ragdoll to our one random winner - keep reading to see what our DT came up with using Ruby this week!

Here are my 2 versions of Ruby - kind of a sugar and spice combo:

Next up is Sharon's gorgeous blonde Ruby - love the playing card in the background:

Ruby is so much fun to create ATC's with - Chelsea's ATC is all about love:
And Mary grunged Ruby up a bit, giving her hot pink hair and a sweet skull-centered flower hair-piece:

I do hope you'll give it a go this week for your chance to win RUBY RAGDOLL from Dilly Beans - feel free to interpret the theme however you want... love,  hearts (literally? whatever), come play along!  Have a wicked awesome week, friends!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Mermaid ATC's

Happy Saturday everyone!  We're with a bit more underwater inspiration for you, I love what you've all done so far!

I made several ATC's this week - this first one uses this week's prize mermaid image from our sponsor, Just Some Lines:

For this one, I used a gorgeous baby mermaid from A Day for Daisies:

Mary's sweet pony mermaid is just too adorable:

Sharon used a mermaid from Michelle Perkett Studio for her ATC - love the pink:

Thanks for popping by - hope you'll join us this week and link up below.  Have a wicked awesome weekend.  Peace.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #17 - Mermaids

Hello ATC lovers!  Can you bee-LIEVE it's February?!?  Seems like it was just Christmas!  I loved seeing all of your gorgeous fairy tale and nursery rhyme ATC's last week, thanks so much for joining us!  We used to choose a winner, who will receive a Saturated Canary image as her prize, is:
 Congratulations Donna!  :)   I will send you along your Winner's badge and the info you need to contact Krista in order to claim your prize.

Our top 3 are:
2.)  Denice B.
3.)  Lou

Congratulations, ladies!  Contact me at for your Wicked Wednesday Top 3 badge!  Thanks for continuing to play along with us - we love seeing what you come up with every week!
Now I don't know about all of you, but I could use a touch of Summer this week.  It's Winter in Massachusetts and even though it's a mild one, it's still winter.  So our theme this week is:

Show us your mermaids - cute, pretty, gothic, vintage, classic, whatever. We want to see it all.  Just make sure it's an ATC and that it's got something to do with mermaids - link up below, and you've got a chance at winning the image the DT played with this week from our sponsor:

And here is what myself and the rest of the team came up with, starting with my blonde mermaid:

And here's my dark-haired beauty, on Tim Holtz Kraft DP and with a cute little skull stamp from The Greeting Farm added on to it:

Mary made twin mermaids into colorful sea friends:

Chelsea's blonde mermaid looks so perfect with those pearls in her hair:

And Sharon's mermaid has the most gorgeous colorful beads along with this fantastic seahorse charm:

So what can you all come up with?  I can't wait to see!  We'll be back on Saturday with some more underwater goddess inspiration for you, so don't forget to visit us!  Have a wicked awesome week, everyone.  Peace.