Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday Stitches Challenge

Hello and welcome here! Where is this year going?? I can't believe it's almost March, at least we have an extra day this month to hold March off, lol:) On to the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge for the next 2 weeks...it's a Sewing Challenge, real or faux, and Janette has an awesome comparison Tutorial on sewing. Be sure to check out this weeks blog for Tips from each of the DT!

Challenge - Stitches (real or faux)
Tutorial - Sewing
Tips from each DT member!

Card Size: 5.5" x 5.5"
(shocked I know, I made a card other than 4.25" x 5.5", lol!)

Here is my creation for the sewing challenge. Be sure to click on the picture to check out the stitches, it's difficult to see because I used white thread. I stitched around each square, around the large square, and across the ribbon border.

A big HUGE thank-you goes out to Saturated Canary for giving me this gorgeous girl to colour, she's called Nevaeh. It gave me a chance to practice colouring folds.

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Saturated Canary - 2 Digi images

The Crafty Pad - 2 digi images

I added Stickles to her skirt, the hearts in the top corner and to the rose on the bow. I added some shimmer to the tulle part of her skirt and her top with a Spica pen...but it's so fine you can't see it on the photo.

Purple is one of my favourite colours to work with, but Copic doesn't have a wide range of purples to work with so I had to improvise a little bit with the lightest purple to get the look of pleats...talk about challenging myself, lol. I see from the photo that I could have extended the shadow area a bit more, but I'm still happy with how it turned out especially since I haven't yet mastered folds/pleats.

Copics Used:
Skin-E000, E00, R21
Hair-E08, E09, E13, E19
Dress-V01, V12, V15, BV0000
Dots on Dress-RV14
Under Dress-R81, R83, RV000
Tights-YR30, Y32
Shoes-C5, C7, E55, E57
Background-W00, W1

Recipe: SS-Saturated Canary Nevaeh, PP-First Edition Dreamcatcher, CTMH CS-Petal, Pansy Purple, Black & White Daisy, Textured CS-Cream, Spellbinders-Labels 14, Labels 10 & Twisted Metal Tags & Accents, Martha Stewart-Pinking Scallop Border Punch & Branch Punch, Celebrate It Ribbon-Pink 7/8" Satin Ribbon & Pink Scalloped Edge 5/8" Organdy, Recollections Purple Flower, Clear Spica Pen, Pearls, Foam Squares, Crystal Ice Stickles, Prima Heart Embellishments.

Challenges Entered:
CMC Copic Challenge - Challenge #37 Bright, Fun Colours
Crafty Card Makers - 123 Challenge - 1 image (Nehaeh) , 2 patterned papers (purple butterfly & yellow butterfly papers), 3 embellishments has to include heart (hearts in corners, pearls & flower)
Robin's Fetish Challenge Blog - Challenge #96 People
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Photo Inspiration Challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Getting Digi With It

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Masculine Sympathy Card

Hello and welcome here! Just where has the week gone!?! Yikes, I can't believe it's already Thursday. We had a day off on Monday, then a Snow Day on Tuesday (yippee, no school/work), and tomorrow is another day off:) Only 2 days of work for me this week!!

Just thought I'd share a fairly simple sympathy card I made a little while ago for a guy at work. I stamped the Thomas Kincade image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink added a sentiment and a couple of embellishments and voila, it's done.

Card Size: 5" x 7"

The card is larger than I normally do so that people had room to sign the inside.

Recipe: SS-Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kincade Lighthouse, PP-from the clearance bin (no info on it), Spellbinders-Curved Rectangels, Fancy Tags 2 & Petite Ovals Lg., Martha Stewart Caning Pattern All Over The Page Punch, EK Success Fountain Corner Punch, CS-Dark Brown Textured, CTMH CS-Colonial White, CTMH Ink-Black, Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Pearls, Foam Squares, CTMH SS-Beautiful Things.


Some pictures of our Snow Day:) It feels like we got most of our winter's snow in 1 day.

The next day we had a bit of sun.

Hope you're having a great week,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pop-Up Tag Card

Hello and welcome here. Today I have a Pop-Up Tag card that I taught a class for at The Scrapbook Cottage. I used the Tutorial from Top Tip Tuesday, you can find it HERE.

I love these colours together. The paper I used is from the BoBunny Welcome Home Collection, I used the Front Door sheet.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5" closed

Recipe: PP-BoBunny Welcome Home Collection, SS-KaiserCraft Decorative Lamp & Flourishes Tag Lines, CS-White & Aqua Textured, Ink-Black, Distress Inks-Vintage Photo, Spellbinders-Labels 4, Fancy Tags, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents & Labels 20, Pearls, Rose Ribbon, Green Organdy Ribbon, Foam Squares.

I used Spellbinders Labels 20 to trim the top of the Tag. I used the same sized die to cut out all 3 pieces, when I attached them together I slightly offset them to give it a matted look.

The Tag slips into the base and folds flat for mailing, how cool is that!!

Challenges Entered:
Dies to Die For - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Shaped Card


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