Monday, August 11, 2014

My Weekend Guest Designers

 Happy Monday!  After G-ma duty all weekend Monday, quiet, un-demanding Monday, is welcome.  It also means I had , not ONE but TWO guest designers for the weekend.  All who follow this blog know that my GDs have had all the "free" time they want in my craft room, and Betsy( my desk) is always excited when they come to play and create.  This is a VERY heavy photo post, so you can just skip through and look at the pictures......that's okay.....grin
I posted this card for a challenge last week, some of you might remember it.  Hannah (the 8 year old) decided she would CASE this card.
Here are her cards. 
Shinny Washi tape was laid on the inside
 and a Sizzix die
was used to cut the stars out of the front of the card
 to expose the tape.

Washi tape to the front of the card base,
Sizzix die for the stars and glittered designer paper was glued to the back of the card front. 
There was a tad bit of help with the Big Shot....but that was all
A portrait of Dad,
hand drawn and colored with markers,
 and a Recollections mustache sticker.
Smile stamp from Stampa Rosa
 and Dad stamp is an old Eureka Stamp.
This is just the inspiration for Hannah's painting below
.  I did demonstrate techniques,
 then removed my paper and told her to paint what she saw
Here is her water color painting.   pretty good eye for an 8 year old.
She proudly poses with her painting.
Yes I said I had TWO guests designers, so next up is Megan who is 4 years old, and still in training...LOL

This is HER CASE of my card.
 Sizzix die for the paint splotches, with a mirrored paper under.
  Stampa Rosa sentiment and flower stickers from my stash
She used a stencil
 and then colored in the hearts....this is for her Mommy

Not to be out-done by big sister
 this is her card for her Daddy.
  Hand drawn and colored with markers.
 Eureka stamp sentiment and Washi tape boarder

Megan's inspiration for her painting.

Here is her painting,
 she drew it then painted it in rainbow,
'cause she doesn't like yellow...LOL

All of the above art is going to be entered in the

Simon Says challenge JUST FOR KIDS: Anything goes
So that is it for all the "challenge" art, now I have to go and get them all linked up.  This challenge runs through the month of August and is open to all 2-16 year olds, so there is still time for your guest designers to enter the challenge too.
Inky Hug'
Photo: Celebrating Grandparents!


  1. Hannah, I love your washi tape and stars card! The blues and greens look so pretty together! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Kids' challenge!

  2. Bless Hannah. She did a great job, even if she doesn't like yellow (grin).

  3. Gorgeous artwork Hannah and Megan ! you are both so talented ! I love your paintings and portraits of your Daddy, I am sure he will love those :-)

    thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge on the Wednesday Challenge Blog and good luck with the prize draw :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Oh what wonderful cards Hannah and Megan, love the portraits of your Daddy. Bet you had fun with Grandma.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Childrens Challenge.