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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Darn It!

I saw this image by Mo Manning and could not stop grinning.  The opportunity it presents to sculpt the layers made me a wee bit giddy!  In this finished piece I can actually put the tip of my little pinky into the thimble and slide things between his pant legs and the spool of thread.  The top of the spool that he is sitting on is also extending out toward the eye.  I so wish I could capture the several intracacies of depth.  This next photo is about the best I can do...
And, this is perfect for a friend who is trying to stitch things together to keep her busy life from falling apart!  Here's to you Kathi!

  • This image is "Darn It" by Mo Manning and can be found at her shop - Digital Pencil Too.
  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to give him dimension. Printed 3 copies,  colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images with a ball tool.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.
  • The sentiment inside is a die cut from SU.

  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP used for the mat and the basic cardstock itself are both from stash.
  • The inside was created using leftover papers from the front.

  • I decided the only embellishment would be the stitching with a waxed, blue linen, book binders' thread to match the color palette.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Crafting From the Heart -#122 – ATG Always
    Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #262 – Stitches
    DP2 -Mo's Challenge Blog #265 - ATG + Mo Image
    Penny's Challenge #288 – ATG
    Scrapper's Delight #57 – ATG Always
    Get Creative Challenges - #44 – Lots of Blue
    Paper Shelter – #259 – ATG

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. ~ginny, this is so fabulous! I love both your colouring and your sculpting of this awesome image. The dimension is wonderful and it turns a flat image into a 3D charming! The stitching with the bookbinder's thread is an inspired detail. The whole project makes me smile. I love the whimsy :)

    2. This is so beautiful!!! Love this gorgeous image and how you turn it into 3D! Wow!


    3. I love your enthusiasm for papercrafting!
      Thank you for sharing at SOS! Stitching... of course!

    4. Stunning card, loving all your effects.
      Thanks for joining us over at Penny's. Hope to see you again.
      Jean DT XX

    5. This image is awesome. So much depth. I too wish computer viewing was as true as in real life. I love Mo Manning images and I love what you did on coloring and layout.

    6. Wonderful card! Love your colouring and the image!
      Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
      Veronique DT

    7. I absolutely love, LOVE this card!! this little Elf mending his pants is a beautiful and endearing image and you colored it perfectly but, all the fussy cutting and details on your card take it to another level, don't worry, we can totally appreciate all your efforts when we click on the images to magnify them, just outstanding work!!!
      Thank you for sharing at Shopping Our Stash, we hope you come back and play again soon.
      Maria Rodriguez.

    8. Awesome creation, love the layers he just pops!

      Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck!
      Hugs Shell xx

    9. Love your fabulous card, great colouring and how you've put stitches to match the image.
      Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    10. Beautiful work, love the layout, thanks for joing our challenge at DP2, hugs Gaynor xx

    11. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
      so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

    12. Absolutely brilliant. Love this.
      Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
      Happy crafting!
      Catherine x DT


    Thank you so much for your comments!