Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy Thursday with Prickley Pear!

Hello everyone! Today I have a couple of cards to share with you featuring some great Prickley Pear sets! Even though it is August and hot as can be here in the Midwest, I felt like getting a start on my holiday cards. Lookie:


My first holiday card of the season featuring Victorian Ornaments 2




For my second card I couldn't resist using the super cute Gnome Home set. It is quickly becoming a go to set for me!



I hope you are inspired to get inky and spend some time in your studio. Thanks for visiting and be sure to follow the Prickley Pear Facebook page for even more inspiration!

Until next time!
Angji

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Travel Challenge



Hiya! Today at the Ink Spot blog we have a new challenge. This time our theme was Travel! I immediately knew what I wanted to do, admittedly it was a scraplifted idea from the internet but I really wanted to recreate it!

I used Map Riley and You're Off to Great Places, grabbed my paints, inks, sacrificed a manila file folder, and then I was ready to get busy.  Lookie:





Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team came up with and give them some love!





Thanks for stopping by! Go get inky!

Angji
Studio Red Art

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Share Your Pride Challenge



Hello! Today at the Ink Spot blog we have a new challenge, Share Your Pride. I could have gone in several different directions with this challenge but the idea that stuck with me the most was the fact that I have a couple of ideas that have been made into stamps for Riley & CO. I'm very proud and excited about that! My first stamp is Pro in Procrastinate. Naturally I had to use Smiling Burt and have a little fun.


Introducing the newest All-Star of the PPL (Professional Procrastination League)......





I drew the helmet and jersey by hand and cut them out to fit Burt. I think it came out super cute! Burt totally looks ready to put off his tasks. Just like someone who is writing this blog post with 40 mins to spare. Hehe. 

Be sure to stop by the Ink Spot blog and check out what the rest of the design team is proud of!




DESIGN TEAM CALL



We are looking for 8 creative card and scrapbook artists that would love to join the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Design Team or the Riley & CO Design Team!
 
How to apply:

Send us 3 samples in JPEG format of cards or scrapbook samples that showcase your best works, along with a link to your blog.
Please include your name, address and e-mail and a short paragraph about yourself telling us why you would be a great fit for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps/Riley & CO. Please also include any other design teams you are a member of.

You have until June 15th, 2016 to apply for the design team. We will review all applicants and on June 22nd, we will contact you via e-mail to let you know if you have been accepted or not. Announcements of our new DT members will be made on our blog, Facebook Page, website and email on June 25th.
Requirements
  • Commitment of 12 months (1 year) required, from July 15th, 2016 to July 15th , 2017.
  • 3 monthly submissions to the PPRS offices required by the 15th of each month. All submissions become property of PPRS/R&C.
  • A minimum of 4 postings (one per week) featuring PPRS/R&C products on your blogs. Posting to Splitcoast is appreciated!
  • You will be required to submit your digital pics with instructions each Saturday to the PPRS Yahoo Group/R&C Facebook group.
  • As a design team member, you will also be working with products that have not been officially released to the public. You cannot post those projects to your blog until the products are officially released on the PPRS/R&C blog and website.
  • When submitting cards, layouts and altered projects, we do require that you use only the Prickley Pear/Riley & CO line of stamps and dies but you can use any tools, embellishments and accessories.
  • Each stamp you receive will need to be used at least one time. Using more than one stamp on a card is fine.
  • We also require that you participate in the fun stuff - like our new release blog parties and occasional sketch challenges.
  • Engaging on Facebook and sharing posts is also HIGHLY recommended.
 Prickley Pear and Riley & CO
You will have a bio and photo on our website with links to your blog and Facebook page from our website and blog.

All the stamps, dies and product we send you will be yours to keep!

You will also receive an exclusive 25% discount on all other merchandise you would like to purchase during your 12 month contract as a Prickley Pear Designer.

We are excited to hear from you!

Submissions for Prickley Pear email us at info@prickleypear.com

Submissions for Riley & CO email us at info@rileyandcompanyonline.com

We hope to hear from you!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fancy and Fun Challenge



Hello everyone! Today at the Ink Spot blog it is my turn to host a challenge. I chose Fancy and Fun for the theme. I had seen a tutorial for a Double Diamond Fold card and knew that I wanted an excuse to make one. Two birds, one stone. That's how I roll. :P

Check it out:




For the Fancy: I allowed myself to use some of my all time favorite pattern paper for the card base and even went a bit crazy making 3d die cut flowers. A new trick for me was to use a magnet to hold the card closed. This made the card easily opened and makes it stand up nicely.




For the Fun: I really liked the idea of juxtaposing a beautiful card with snarky sentiments. Luckily for me, the Funny Bones line is chock full of them. Hehe 

I narrowed down my choices to Wondering Midge, Happy Birthday Old Friend, and Damn Girl. What do you think? Did I succeed in fancy and fun? Let me know in the comments. 

Have a great day!


Before I go, I want to share with you the Riley & CO and Prickley Pear DT Call! Details below.

DESIGN TEAM CALL



We are looking for 8 creative card and scrapbook artists that would love to join the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Design Team or the Riley & CO Design Team!
 
How to apply:

Send us 3 samples in JPEG format of cards or scrapbook samples that showcase your best works, along with a link to your blog.
Please include your name, address and e-mail and a short paragraph about yourself telling us why you would be a great fit for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps/Riley & CO. Please also include any other design teams you are a member of.

You have until June 15th, 2016 to apply for the design team. We will review all applicants and on June 22nd, we will contact you via e-mail to let you know if you have been accepted or not. Announcements of our new DT members will be made on our blog, Facebook Page, website and email on June 25th.
Requirements
  • Commitment of 12 months (1 year) required, from July 15th, 2016 to July 15th , 2017.
  • 3 monthly submissions to the PPRS offices required by the 15th of each month. All submissions become property of PPRS/R&C.
  • A minimum of 4 postings (one per week) featuring PPRS/R&C products on your blogs. Posting to Splitcoast is appreciated!
  • You will be required to submit your digital pics with instructions each Saturday to the PPRS Yahoo Group/R&C Facebook group.
  • As a design team member, you will also be working with products that have not been officially released to the public. You cannot post those projects to your blog until the products are officially released on the PPRS/R&C blog and website.
  • When submitting cards, layouts and altered projects, we do require that you use only the Prickley Pear/Riley & CO line of stamps and dies but you can use any tools, embellishments and accessories.
  • Each stamp you receive will need to be used at least one time. Using more than one stamp on a card is fine.
  • We also require that you participate in the fun stuff - like our new release blog parties and occasional sketch challenges.
  • Engaging on Facebook and sharing posts is also HIGHLY recommended.
 Prickley Pear and Riley & CO
You will have a bio and photo on our website with links to your blog and Facebook page from our website and blog.

All the stamps, dies and product we send you will be yours to keep!

You will also receive an exclusive 25% discount on all other merchandise you would like to purchase during your 12 month contract as a Prickley Pear Designer.

We are excited to hear from you!

Submissions for Prickley Pear email us at info@prickleypear.com

Submissions for Riley & CO email us at info@rileyandcompanyonline.com

We hope to hear from you!






Tuesday, May 10, 2016

You're Off To Great Places


It's that time again! Time for a hot off the press Ink Spot Design Team challenge! Our host this week is Joy and she chose the theme...Masculine. I find masculine projects difficult usually but once I saw this digi from Cornish Heritage Farms, I knew I had found my muse. Lookie:



See what I mean? The Harbor Scene digital image and Funny Bone sentiment, You're off to great places lend themselves well to lots of types of projects. Not just masculine but travel, retirement, graduation, birthday etc.

I quickly colored this image with Distress Crayons by putting a bit of color directly to the image and then spraying the whole thing with water and smudging it all around. This gave it a vintagey watercolor effect that I really liked. I added some metal embellishments and called this puppy finished.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with!



Have you seen our new Friday Faves? Every Friday Tanya picks out a few of her favorite Rileys and Funny Bones along with some samples and shows you how they can be used. A little inspiration for your weekend? Yes please! Sign up for our email HERE and see what you've been moosing!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Angji
Studio Red Art

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hugs are the best!



Today over at the Ink Spot blog I'm hosting our newest challenge, HUGS! It was a lot of fun browsing the Riley catalog choosing which image to use for this challenge. There are so many that would work so well with this theme. I finally settled on Sock Monkey and Riley and Exercise Your Arms. I couldn't believe that I had sock monkey paper in my stash! Plus it was in the bright colors that I wanted to use for this card. Score! Check it out:



I'm so pleased with this card that I can't stand it! Not only was I able to use paper that I had been hoarding for years because I love it so much. I also conquered my ability to use yellow and orange. I love those colors but find they are hard to work with for me. 

While I was coloring this image I kept thinking that I need to do a Riley coloring video. Believe it or not, I used 6 different Copic colors on Riley alone! Be on the lookout for a coloring video in the near future!

The Ink Spot design team knocked it out of the park with this challenge. Check out what they came up with!



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Thanks for visiting!

Angji
Studio Red Art


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Showers Challenge


Hello! Over at the Ink Spot blog we were challenged to make something with flowers. I decided to make a shaped card out of some pretty paper and Funnybones stamp, Always Believe. Check it out:



Cute, quick and springy. I like it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team came up with.



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Thanks for stopping by!

Angji
Studio Red Art