Monday, December 5, 2016

Victorian Christmas Tree Card
The 39th challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Luna Girl. I chose to use the lovely Christmas Tree in the center of the Victorian Christmas Sheet.

I used the Craft Artist 2 program to cut out and save the tree, which I merged with two layers of color and a sentiment text.

I hope you will try your luck in the challenge at Crafting from the Heart, where anything goes!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kylie Kids Street Card

This cute boy is Kylie Kidz Street by Lacy Sunshine, which is the current sponsor of the Creative Lady Birds Challenge. He has been colored using Copic Markers and placed in the Craft Artist 2 program. The only thing needed was some grass and pebbles to make the image have a bit more realism.

The printed image was matted on blue card stock and adhered to a white base card.

I hope to see your work on the Creative Lady Birds Challenge!


Mischievous Leprechaun Card
I chose the Mischievous Leprechaun image for my Design Team card for the new Glitter themed challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and cut him out leaving a narrow white edge. I added soft pads to the back of the image and adhered it to two layers of card stock, one plain brown and the other a pattern print (So Cute-Paper Collection). These layers were adhered to a white base card.

I decorated the gold coins and bell with Stickles glitter glue and added some glittery coins dropping into the pot.

I hope my card has encouraged you to try your luck at the Fabrika Fantasy Challenge!

It's time for new challenge #131 at Digistamps4Joy. The theme is a usual anything goes with a twist. This month's twist is "Make It Sparkle." I chose Dream for my digistamp. She makes such a pretty inspirational Design Team card.

First I filled in all lettering with gold Stickles glitter glue. I waited for the glue to dry and colored the girl with Copic markers. I cut her out leaving a narrow white edge and adhered her to a basic black card.

I'm looking forward to seeing if you choose to make a project that sparkles!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Steampunk Hat Card
The current sponsor of the Classic Design Team Open Challenge is Julia Spiri. I chose to use the Steampunk Hat for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. Using my Cuddlebug Machine, I cut gears from the Sizzix Bigz Gadget Gears die. I rubbed Distress Ink over a piece of paper embossed with Pocket Watches, which I made from the Sizzix embossing folder, also in my Cuddlebug Machine. I cut out 2 watches .

I adhered a gold piece of card stock to a black base card. Next I glued the 3 gears and 2 watches onto the gold card. Finally I adhered the Steampunk Hat to the top of the card.

 I hope this card inspires you to try your luck at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge, where anything goes for those who are design team members.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happy New Year Card
There's a new challenge at A Snowflakes Promise and it's being sponsored by Rick St. Dennis. I chose Valentine Girl to use for my Design Team Inspirational card. Instead of Valentine's Day she is decked out for a New Year's Eve gala!

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and blended the outfit using a Prismacolor blender. I cut the girl out leaving a white edge and put soft pads on the back to create a 3D illusion.

I trimmed a die cut sheet from the Recollections pad to fit over a multi colored blue piece of card stock. I adhered the two layers on the top of a blank scalloped edge card.

I printed and cut out a small New Year's tag in the Craft Artist 2 program, which I placed on the card and popped the Valentine Girl on top.

I hope to see your work in the challenge at A Snowflakes Promise!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Paper Doll Showcase: Penny

Penny Paper doll wears her Kimono in a scene made in Craft Artist 2.
Penny Paper doll wearing her Cheer Leader Outfit.
Penny Paper Doll wearing a Teen clothing outfit.

Did you know that Digistamps4Joy has a lovely paper doll and three so adorable outfits? Penny is so cute and because she is  digital image, she's very versatile. Each outfit is sold separately. You can merger her as I did above with each outfit and color her. In this way you can use her as you would  digi image...maybe for a birthday card. I put Penny in her Kimono and in a lovely scene made in the Craft Artist 2 with the Oriental Blossom digikit.
Penny wearing digital plaid in Ms Santa clothes.
You can print Penny and her outfits separately, add tabs for the clothing to hang from the doll and then color and cut for traditional paper doll fun. Here I have merged Penny and her cheering outfit to show you, how to work with her. Outfit and doll sold separately.
Instruction sheet
 You could also use the printed cute outfits as a template to design your own fashions. These can be colored or cut from print scrap paper. I used the Penny image to design 2 dresses. It's just another way to use this set.
 Any of these suggestions could of course be adhered to Penny and used as a motif on a card, tag or other type of project. These and many more are yours to choose.

Paper doll fun could be a young persons' first experience in the creative fashion process.

Have fun and show us your designs in the current challenge at Digistamps4Joy.