Showing a craft and a challenge

Before starting I want to thank all comments on my first post, you are helping me to get over the scary feeling about my blogging new life. Thank you so much!!
As Michelle so nicely suggest me I´m starting to post today some crafts I made to share with everybody. What a nice idea! because I didn´t know how and where to start...
So first I´m sowing the entry I made to participate in last weekend challenge "under the sea" that Michelle set for us at her PCP groupMichelle´s images are so great! but I´ll dedicate my next post to show all I did using her art work.
This is the whole piece:

it´s an altered cardboard box that I papier-mache to give it texture and after it dryed I sponged it with acrylic paint. I colored the Tutti-Frutti Mermaid from Michelle Perkett with coloring pencils and suspended her with a fishing lane on the middle of the box. Here is a picture of Tutti-Frutti before gettting into her fish-box

I put as a background an assembly I did on photoshop with some digi-scrap freebie I found a long ago, printed it out and glued it on the inside of the box. I finished the project with Michelle´s sentiment "Believe" and some embellishments. I have to mention also that I won that challenge, such an unespected thing!!! but sooo pleasant! thanks so much Michelle!!
And second, I´m participating in a challenge also at Aly´s Sunday Challenge (Aly is a 11 y-o creative little lady that I found a few days ago). This card has a history of its own... one day I was feeling inspired and I doodled something that I wanted to use as a background for an image. Here is what I drew

I colored the image with my coloring pencils using a color combination at another weekend challenge posted by Michelle: orange, pink and red. I couldn´t participate that time and the color combination was something I´d neved used myself but I wanted to see what could I do with that

then I liked it so much how it turned out that i could use it as a background, so I made a card using Aly´s sketch #9 and Maggie from Digital Delights for my daughter

I added some details with glitter gel pens, some words I wrote myself and a ribbon to follow the sketch.


Tammy said...

I LOVE your box, Ileana!! It has to be the most amazing thing I've ever seen!!! You are so creative!! I love the background that you made for adorable Digital Delights image!! are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous art with us sweetie!! I'm really loving you blog so far.

Marilyn Webb said...

Great looking blog Ileana, and your box for the challenge was awesome.

Tami said...

I love your projects. What talent you have. Glad you started blogging. Can't wait to see more and thanks for playing at Aly's:)

Elizabeth P said...

I love your projects Ileana!!! and your coloring is excellent! :)

Tami said...

Congratulations you were an ALy's Super Stamper this week. Please e-mail me alyssasmom98 at aol dot ccom for your Super Stamper Blinkie:)

cheryl said...

my dear Ileana,firstly I want to say your coulring is just pure purfection,your creation with the box is just utterly amazing,and your creativity is just wonderful hun,you realy have some talent and I really mean,that to create that wonderful box,then to create your own drawing then to place is onto a card is just brilliant,really love what you have done,I am now off to email you
love hugs cheryl xxxxx