IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE

ANGELS AND DEMONS

For August, IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE IS "HATS" (HERE).
You can use one of Ike's amazing Hat images from her store, IKE'S ART STORE (HERE) or something you already have that speaks "HATS".

It's been a long time since I have posted...but I am hoping my "mojo" has returned, my art will improve, and I will keep on keepin' on creatively.

Hop on over to IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE (HEREand take a looksie at the other Designer's Art.  It is quite outstanding!

Peace in The East,
Samara






Challenges Entered:
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/tag/challenge/
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/

IKE'S CHALLENGES - ANYTHING GOES WITH TWIST OF BLUE

HOW GORGEOUS IS DAFFODIL FAIRY?

I flipped when I saw her.
Ike manages to create these images that provoke the art right out of you! lol
For one of the first times, I used my Prisma's Premier and loved them.
They were so much easier than I imagined.

So I combined Ike's Image (Ikesart.com) with my Mixed Media style.
It was fun, adventurous and of course, inspiring to the Mojo to use one of Ike's Great Women!

I have also added "a blue art" from the past - one I really enjoy.

Flip over to IKE'S CHALLENGES BLOG for great inspiration from the Team.

In the meantime, Enjoy Daf!

Samara








Here are my challenges!

  • Aurora Wings Challenge - M, 3rd Mon, 1E if using a non-AW image, 3E if using AW image, must have a hand-colored image - #74 ANYTHING GOES (WEEK 1) 
  • Colouring in Scrapland - M 1st Monday, E2, winner + Top 3, No digital coloring, must have a hand-colored image -  ANYTHING GOES/ ROCKING CARD  (WEEK 3
  • Get Creative Challenges M, 1st Mon, E3 - #76 ANYTHING GOES
  • Heart 2 Heart W, 1E, SIR (use at least 1 CTMH product), weekly challenges open all month, winners announced 1st Monday - CREATIVE CARDS
  • Path of Positivity - M, 1st Monday, any positive/inspirational project or idea welcome  #65 ANYTHING POSITIVE WITH Optional Theme: INSPIRATION
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - #156 ANYTHING GOES  (Week 2) 
  • Stamps & Fun = Creativity - 2W, JFF -  #338 ANYTHING GOES
  • Take A Word - W, JFF, 3E, C10, ATC/altered art/mixed media only, no cards or layouts - GREEN AND BLUE

KITTY BLOG CANDY FROM IKE!













BLOG CANDY HERE:
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2018/11/200-followers-candy-offer.html





WOW!

If you are into kitties, cats, lions...
you will LOVE the candy IKE (click IKE for her store)  has for us.

Pop over to her blog "SHOW US YOUR PUSSYCATS - CAT LOVERS' CHALLENGE" and see what she has.

Your next art creation will look catalicious!

VERY EXCITING!

Have a great day.
Samara


  • Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - #234 ANYTHING GOES
  • CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog - 2W, 5E, cards - #17 ANYTHING GOES (Week 2)
  • Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E, C10 - #193 ANYTHING GOES (Week 2)  
  • Get Creative Challenges M, 1st Mon, E3 - #76 ANYTHING GOES
  •  Path of Positivity - M, 1st Monday, any positive/inspirational project or idea welcome  #65 ANYTHING POSITIVE WITH Optional Theme: INSPIRATION
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - #156 ANYTHING GOES  (Week 2) 
  • Stamps & Fun = Creativity - 2W, JFF -  #338 ANYTHING GOES
  • Take A Word - W, JFF, 3E, C10, ATC/altered art/mixed media only, no cards or layouts - 
  • Use Your Stuff W,  #343 FURRY FRIENDS
  • Whoopsi Daisy Challenges - M, 1st Monday, E2 (E3 with WD image) must use digital image or image from CD - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION NEW

  • IKES WORLD CHALLENGES - ANIMALS

    DOGGIES AND KITTIES

    Who doesn't like one or the other.
    Well, I guess there are allergies...I'm so sorry 😥

    Ike LOVES kitties...check out her other Challenge, link on the sidebar.
    You will have so much fun, seeing all kinds of fancy shmancy cats!

    In the meantime, I've created a piece of art for Ike that has both "woofers and meowers."

    Pop over to Ike's World Challenges (here) and "be inspired" by Ike's art images and the Designer's creations, also Ike's store (here).

    All the best for 2019!


    OH CHRISTMAS TIME...OH CHRISTMAS TIME... IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES

    TIS THE SEASON TO BE....

    And indeed, this is exactly what many people are doing at this time of year...figuring out a way "to be" amidst the "season for treason" in shopping malls, roadways, and of course, my fav - AMAZON!  (little shout out there!)

    Ike's challenge for December is "It's Christmas".

    Well, in my family - it is a "It's Chriskwanzmakkah"  as we have every celebration going on in this household and every representative thereof.  It is simply joyous!

    So for my card, as my son calls it - "Gallow Humour" I've created a little bit (oh, I mean a lot) off the edge card for Ike.

    Pop over to Ike's Store to see her many digital art pieces.  You will defo find a little something to use in your art this season!  Even if you chose a little bwahahaha like me.

    Enjoy the Season of Joy Friends!

    Best,
    Samara






    IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES

    POE

    Edgar Allan Poe
    A master, A poet, A ground breaker.
    Someone who wrote from the heart about light and dark
    and how they "work" together.

    Google POE and see what E.A. Poe is all about.

    You won't regret it.

    AND

    If you want to see some REAL Poe - hop over to IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES...
    AND

    Check out IKE'S STORE for Poe digis.

    As I said...It doesn't get any more real than this!

    Be Real - it's the 2018 deal!
    Samara

     


















    • Brown Sugar – M (First Friday of M), E2 - OCT - No. 283 - FALL/HALLOWEEN  
    • CAS on Friday – 2W, E1, CAS cards only - No. 144 -  FALL OR HALLOWEEN  (W1 of 2) 
    • Colour Crazy Challenge W, 2E  - No. 42 -  COLORING - ANYTHING GOES (NO PRECOLORED IMAGES)
    • Creative Fingers M, 3E, No totally digital projects - No. 153 - OCT - ANYTHING GOES 
    • Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image (digital or stamped) OCT - No. 151 - HALLOWEEN OR AUTUMN 
    • QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO – No. 318 - ANYTHING GOES
    • Winter Wonderland - 2W, 3E, must be Christmas –  ARTIC OR ANTARTIC ANIMALS  (W2 of 2) 


    IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE - Christmas in July

    Christmas in July is a popular theme.
    In sewing, in drawing, in artform.

    I imagine we all [think] want to be organized and not in the rush of the Season.

    Well, at IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE art is ready!

    Hop over to Ike's Store; you will find a lot of Christmas there!

    Cheers!
    Samara

     Using Gothic Inspirations Digital Kit



    Isn't this little dancin' guy adorbs!


    IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE - MONOCHROME

    Pinks, Fushia, Baby Soft Pink - YUMMY!

    I have used IKE'S "Cute Fairy", which you can get at IKE'S STORE (here).  The image is just so adorable, and I am not a cutsie image person at all, that I could not help myself.  I had to do a few images and art from this.  2 more to come!

    But in the meantime, I wanted to get these up so you could see just what is happening over at IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE BLOG.

    Be sure to go over and grab your freebie, something IKE is always generous as can be with!

    Enjoy.
















    and another image coming up this week....

    CHALLENGES ENTERED:

    IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE - Photo Inspiration

    Little Red Riding Hood vs the Easter Bunny!

    Loving Ike's Image - Little Red Riding Hood.
    I couldn't resist asking Peter Rabbit to come to her party!

    The Challenge this month is a Photo Inspiration.
    Lovely Colors!



    I have been using my homemade (4 years ago!) Gelli Plate and have made a Gelli Journal for all the pieces I create.  Gelli creating is a great way to boost the creating mojo.  It can be as messy and as random as possible.  No judgy self, no shame, no blame. I really loved when I thought of this, as my Gelli Images were paper clipped all over my studio and have now become organized and my new background papers. When I saw the colors for this Challenge, one of the Gelli Prints I did a few months ago fit perfectly.  I might say that 3/4 of my Gelli Journal use these colors...my favs.

    Little Red Riding Hood can be found at Ike's Store (here).  Take a peek a boo.  There will be far more than Little Red Riding Hood that captures your attention.  So shop on!

    Take a gander over to Ike's World Challenge site.  You will find a freebie and lots of great inspiration for your art.

    Happy Bunny Hopping!
    Samara


    IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE - MOVIE MADNESS

    MOVIE MADNESS


    Outlander

    The best!
    I first saw it on Netflix and loved it, binging watching it.
    Then, Season 2, I watched 2 episodes and NADA!
    Each time I was going to cry, feel so sad, laugh - BAAM!
    Commercial!

    So no way.
    I LOVED the emotion of this Series.
    Thus, I patiently await Series two on
    YAY NETFLIX!

    Take a look at this and the other DT members inspiration for MOVIE MADNESS at IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE BLOG.

    And, purchase one of IKE'S great images at IKESART.COM.

    See you next time!

    Blessings,
    Samara












    HEY! HEY! HEY!

    GREAT NEWS!

    I am very excited to tell you that IKEsART is going to be published in the March/April edition of Through The CraftRoom Door Magazine as the Featured Digi Artist :-D :-D

    Friend, mentor and all round groovy chick IKE or IKESART.COM is going to be showing some of her images in a TTCR!  This has always been one of my favs, due to the runners of the mag being so kind, balanced and authentic.

    I HOPE you will pop over to IKESART.COM to see Ike's Work, perhaps purchase one/some images and to give IKE kudos at Ike's World Challenge Blog.

    YAYAYAYAYA  IKELLA!

    Below is an image I created as a background to honor Ike's Art!
    Peace,
    Samara





    I am so sorry that the digital pastel colors don't show up on my journal background.  But I hope you can appreciate Ike's Art anyway....





    On the base background I used Ken Oliver Color Burst
    Then Dyan Waverly stencils
    Then Painter's Textured Grout
    Then Tim Holtz stencils
    Then Caran D'Ache Pencils
    Then Kelly Creates Markers and Pitt Pens
    I used a Stencil (which I honestly do not remember where I got it) for the uper right web
    I then sprayed with Krylon

    Shared with...

    IKES WORLD CHALLENGE BLOG - Anything Goes with a TWIST of Cake (Wedding, Birthday etc.)

    PARTY GIRL SURPRISE!

    This is the name of Ike's latest image.
    I had an idea of combining the Macabre with the Nice (nice = wedding???).
    And Ike invented this sketch, which I completely love.

    Of course, in my twisted way of thinking...immediately came "TILL DEATH DO US PART."
    Ugh - please don't be offended if you are one of the lucky ones who has a "blessed" wedding, happy as a lark and full of surprises (but not necessarily Party Girl Surprise type of Surprise!) lol

    Pop on over to Ike's World Challenge Blog and see what the Designers did.  They are SO creative.  I love the variety that is over there.

    Now all that is missing is YOURS!

    Pop over for Ike's freebie - YAY - and let's see whatcha' got!

    Blessings,
    Samara









    Entering Challenges:
    (to be announced)

    IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE - Anything Goes with the Option of Let it Snow

    Hello!

    It has been a bit since I posted, but here I am once again.

    I am using IKE'S "First Christmas" Image.  Isn't she adorable?  I did not use the Christmas Branch that is part of the image - so you will have that option when you purchase the image from IKE'S Store.

    The second card I made is NOT one of Ike's Images - but is the image/art that helped to break my NO MOJO that has been present since May.  It is one of those layer thing a ma bobs.  I guess using something pre-made gave me the oomph to get back here to my desk.

    I hope you enjoy both, and please visit IKE'S ART CHALLENGE to pick up your own freebie and to enter IKE'S Challenge.

    Have a great day!
    Samara



     Image:  First Christmas from Ikesart.com