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ArtByMiran - Creative Fingers Challenge Blog

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

Its challenge time with Creative Fingers.  And our wonderful sponsor this challenge is ArtbyMiran who has an Etsy Shop full of more gorgeous images.


1920's Flapper Digital Image


My goodness I love this little 1920's Flapper image and she was a hoot to color.  Once again I have a scrap piece of paper with all the colors I used written on it however I have to find it and will update this post as soon as possible.

I hope you come on over to the Creative Fingers Challenge Blog and join in our challenge.  The Design Team has some great inspiration for you and you can find all the challenge details over at the blog as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create and share with us at Creative Fingers.

With smiles and hugs
Laine K
DT Creative Fingers

Speed Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Well Howdy My Sweet Friends
Today is the 
SPEED CRAFT CHALLENGE.
All you need is 15 minutes and you can create something really pretty.  This is an "Anything Goes" challenge with an optional Twist and the twist this time is Music Inspired.  
For this challenge I decided to alter a large composition book.  .


This project was mostly about paper piecing - I cut out the flower that's now on the front bottom right corner from another piece of cardstock.  I did the same thing on the back cover, I cut the bird and the little boat out from different sheets of cardstock and created the image on the back.  Is that like borrowing from "Peter to pay Paul" -  sorry I couldn't resist - it just popped into my head.  Of course I had to add cardstock to the front and back of the comp book first.  I used mod podge to glue everything down.  Trimmed the edges and used a nail file to sand the edges and book binding tape on the left side.
(Front Cover) 
    (Back Cover)


(Oh my goodness …

Big-Eyed Girl

Well Hello again my Dear Sweet Friends 
Happy Monday - how was your weekend??  I spent a good chunk of mine in bed - My fibromyalgia pain was way out of control and it was not fun.  

However I think its time to focus on the fun stuff and share this card I made from a beautiful image from The East Wind.  They are one of our sponsors over at Not Just Cards Challenge.  Doesn't she have the sweetest face??  I colored her with my Copics and her hair was fun (and challenging) to do.  I lost count on how many attempts I made to get this image colored.  

So my sweet friends stop on over at the Not Just Cards Challenge and join us.  I am looking forward to see what you create!!  The Design Team has some great projects and some wonderful sponsors.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT Not Just Cards




For the Love of Roses

Good Evening/Morning Sweet Friends 
(Depending on when you read this post)

I love love love roses!!


And using this gorgeous rose for this Fitztown Challenge couldn't have made me any happier.  I don't know why - but I wanted to color this rose BLUE!!! 

For this challenge it's ANYTHING GOES with a twist of flower/s and pattern paper.  There are some amazing changes at Fitztown so it would be a great idea to read the updates on the Fitztown Blog - it's all on the sidebar and top of the page under Challenge Rules.  Once you are familiar with everything its time to join in the challenge with us.  

Fitztown Challenge Blog

For this card I colored the rose with Copics and wanted the image to be a little larger when I printed it so that it would be the main focus of the card.  I cut the rose out and added it to the pattern cardstock. It took a while to find some pattern cardstock I thought would look good with the rose (and added some mounting tape to the back of the rose).  I think…

In The Garden

Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends
Well have you been able to catch your breath after Christmas and New Years??  I sure have been trying to put the pieces back together again but its been a very slow process. 
I am super excited about today's post.  I am so honored to be the Guest Designer at "Crafting When We Can".   As a designer with Fitztown we are sponsoring their challenge for the next two weeks.  And for this challenge it's Anything Goes except a Card.
Crafting When We Can Challenge




I am beyond delighted I was able to use the Morgan Fitzsimons Image #Fae 27 and it was so much fun to color her.  It was like creating my own garden and peaceful corner of the world.  I decided to alter a small clipboard and I wanted Fae to be the center of attention.  
I painted the clipboard and covered the front and back with cardstock and used Mod Podge to seal it.  I added the Fae #27 image and used more Mod Podge .  After it was dry I added some lace around the outside edge…