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Friday, May 18, 2018

Bouquet of Flowers...

This image was a freebie and for the life of me, I cannot remember the artist!   If I remember it right, it was a last little 'gift' from someone who would not be drawing freebies anymore.  If anyone recognizes this digi - leave me a comment?  It certainly was fun to color with my Copics - I colored a pale green behind the ring of flowers to make it a little more solid, create some depth and make the sentiment seem recessed.  The image panel was edged with a dark green ink and then mounted on a block of fun-foam to elevate it over the ribbon.  
Create wildly and color with abandon,
~ginny



CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#206 ATG Always

Penny's Challenge #380 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave Color: Blue or Pink? & WHY [Blue over pink any day!  Pink has a connotation of girly but blue is universal - no pinks here!]
Creative Knockouts – L:8- #246 – Fave Embellie [Elevating panels for depth - especially over ribbons as done here.]
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #212 – fave Florals [ bright, bold, primal colors]
MarkerPOP L:10 – #136 Summer
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always
Get Creative Challenges – #69 – Lots of Flowers

Thursday, May 17, 2018

20's Birthday

 Vintage images are great fun for me!  I merged one over the other to create this card front.  The "Socialite" is by Kenny K. Stamps - which closed almost a year ago.   The vintage car is a freebie from Beyond the Fringe.  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado
I colored the images with Copics and splattered the background with blue ink.   That mat is a dark blue paper liberally sprinkled with silver sparkles.  Two slits were cut at the top and bottom right side and a blue satin ribbon was introduced from the back and run around to the back of the mat to secure as an embellishment.  I am a big fan of flat, easily & cheaply mailed cards - always looking for ways to add ribbon or embellishments that won't trigger the Post Office clerk wanting another stamp!
Create wildly and color with abandon!
~ginny


CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#206 ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – Pastel Colors
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafty Creations - #366 – ATG
Penny's Challenge #380 – ATG
Fab & Funky #394 – Retro Chic [20's Flapper]  TOP THREE
As You Like It – Fave Color: Blue or Pink? & WHY [Blue over pink any day!  Pink has a connotation of girly but blue is universal]
Inspiration Destination #150 – JFF– ATG
SheepSki Designs #14 – Fave Color [Blues/ Blue greens]
Oddball Art – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Garden Grammy

 Garden Grammy is a freebie digi drawn by Mary Ellen Smith from her Dearie Dolls website.  I made a tri-fold base card with the front being essentially a doubled layered flap.  The image was colored with Copics and then I created seeds in the rows with tiny drops of black Liquid Enamel.  Double bow made with green satin ribbon from stash.
Rubber Stamps:
Sentiment - PSX
Drying Rack - no info avail
Barrel w/ Flowers -1999 Marian Jones


Tri-fold unfolded

Inside for message
Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

CHALLENGES:
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #211 – Use Blues
Crafting From the Heart -#206 ATG Always
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Aud Sentiments - #203 – Cute + Sentiment
Crafty Creations - #366 – ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #380 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave Color: Blue or Pink? & WHY [Blue over pink any day!  Pink has a connotation of girly but blue is universal]
SheepSki Designs #14 – Fave Color [Blues/ Blue greens]
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always
Pile it On #142 – Sports/Hobbies

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wind in your hair!

 Our Grandson Shane has a dirt bike like this one and he rides it with such speed and purpose!  This last summer we had a family reunion at Steamboat Springs - Shane, with his red hair flying in the wind, loved tearing down the path between the three campsites we had set up!  He was our courier, our communication source and, between him and his sister Aubry, our constant companions.  I could not pass up this Mo Manning image for his birthday.  
This center step base card I covered with blue DP, a simple knotted ribbon and three graduated enamel dots.  The sentiment was created on my computer.  I used Copics to color the image and the simple background.  A rectangle was sketched in and the excess cut away - allowing the back of the boy, his foot and rear tire to be fussy cut outside the frame.   A Copic pen was then used to color the edge of the panel and it was elevated on a piece of sticky back foam [from the Dollar Store] to give even more depth to the project.
 I created this for the new 613 Ave C  challenge... "ATG/ optional Twist: Mainly Blue".  You have the month of May to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas from the DT's incredible inspiration concepts -  click HERE!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#204 ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Aud Sentiments - #202 – Masculine + Sentiment
Crafty Creations - #365 – ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #378 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #149 – ATG
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #211 – Use Blues
SheepSki Designs #14 – Fave Color [Blues/ Blue greens]
Crafty Girls Creations – #47 - ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Dude's Christmas...



This Santa is by the artist Elizabeth O. Dulemba - a freebie from her website called Coloring Page Tuesdays.  Ms. Dulemba is a very accomplished author and illustrator of Children's books and she has a wonderful archive of images that she offers free as "coloring pages".  Many of them include the subject reading or in a setting with books.  She is very talented and I encourage you to check out her free images!
I colored the image with Blue-Violet Copics.  I think because of the shine on the card base, I did not seem to get the same color reflected on any of the three shots.  The closest colors to reality are in the photo below - right.
The base card is a re-cycled slide mechanism from a card I made ages ago and did not like the final results.  I have no idea of the source for them.  I think the lack of frou-frou, the colors and the use of a mechanical interaction make this card Dude friendly!


COPICS: 
BV01, 02, 04
C00, 1, 3
N0, 1, 3
W00, 1
E000, 00, 01
R00
Santa was fussy-cut, embossed from the back to round the image and mounted on foam tape.  Papers are re-cycled from scraps. 


Create wildly and color with abandon!
~ginny



CHALLENGES:
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #209 – Add a Sentiment
52 Christmas Throwdown L:10 – Color: use purple Honorable Mention
Crafting From the Heart - #202 ATG Always
Rubbernecker Stamps - #31 – Recycle [base card]
Addicted to Stamps & More - #288 – Holiday
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #350 – Male theme
Crafty Sentiments – Only for the Boys
Tuesday Throwdown #388 – Glimmer & Shine [Shiny gold framework]
Incy Wincy Designs – ATG/ Twist add spots or dots
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter...

























This crazy Rick St. Dennis image is one of my yearly favorites for Easter... combined with the sentiment of "you BRIGHTEN my day" by The Stamp Doctor
 it will work nicely for my funny friends.  
Add in how fun it is to color with Copics 
and it is a win-win!
Happy Easter to all of you!
Create wildly and color with abandon!
~ginny


CHALLENGES:
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Simon Says: Stamp Wed Challenge – ATG
Penny's Challenge #373 – ATG
Fab & Funky #387 – Easter
Everybody Art Challenge #422 – Spring or Pink/Green
Crafty Creations - #363 – ATG Always
Inspiration Destination #147 – ATG
SheepSki Designs #13 – Animal Magic
Crafty Girls Creations – #46 - ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Irish you a lucky day!







This is another image from the "Sham-rock Set"  by Art Impressions that I used in the previous post.  The inside sentiment [Irish you a lucky day!] is also from that set.  If you are interested in the difference between a Shamrock and a Four Leaf Clover or the connection with St. Patrick - see the previous post.







The background is embossed using a folder from Darice.  I started to put the layered Stitched Circles [by Lil' Inkers' Designs] in the center, did not like it, tried to move it and tore the paper.  Heavy sigh.  So I cut out one of the four leaf clovers from leftover paper and mounted it 3D over the tear.  Thank goodness for quick fix-it experience - actually one of my most practiced skills!  

Love the look of the layered circles with the top one on foam tape - you can see that better in this 2nd angle.
Here is one more card using images from this set.
The Leprechaun is colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart - #198 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -  #283 – Holiday
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #371 – ATG
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #207 – Let's Celebrate
Crafty Creations - #362 – ATG Always
Inspiration Destination #146 – ATG
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #228 – Perfect Pastimes
Pile it On #140 – Circles
Crafty Girls Creations – #45 - ATG Always

Let the Shenanigans begin!

 Oh my!  This gal sent me over the moon - had to have her!  I have red hair, sometimes use a cane and I am Irish thru and thru!  Art Impressions put together this great "Sham-rock Set" of wonderful images and super sentiments... I grabbed it up before it was sold out!  
I double stamped this gal - one for the background and one to fussy cut and put on an "Action Wobble" spring [Also an AI product] so it would shake and wiggle.  You can see her "other" legs underneath from this angle.   I colored the images with Copics and on her jacket used blender solution to give it the appearance of wool.
The sentiments on the front and inside are both from the set which also comes with a four leaf Clover.  I wanted to use a Shamrock so I cut off one of the leaves.  A four leaf Clover is a rare mutation of the three leaf clover [one in 10,000] and thus considered 'lucky' to find.  It is often shown interchangeably with the Shamrock [a young, smaller sprig of a clover] as a symbol of St. Pat's Day.  The plant was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity and has subsequently become a national symbol of Ireland.  'Shamrock' comes from seamr√≥g, the Irish name that translates as "little clover".
 StPatrick's revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green).  People began pinching those who didn't wear green as a reminder that leprechauns could see them.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart - #198 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -  #283 – Holiday HONORABLE ADDICT
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Fab & Funky #385 – Anything BUT Square
Penny's Challenge #371 – ATG
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #207 – Let's Celebrate
Crafty Creations - #362 – ATG Always
Inspiration Destination #146 – ATG
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #228 – Perfect Pastimes
Crafty Girls Creations – #45 - ATG Always

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Re-Cycle / Re-use


Have you ever... [oh, of course you have]... opened a gift and found the ribbon or paper so beautiful you can not throw it out?  I have saved this ribbon for years, never even untied the bow.  I had a concept in my head for a pop-up box card, saw the ribbon and tried it on the box - fit perfectly like it was meant for it!  Chose my papers & colors to match the ribbon and I was off and running.   "The Gnome Lady" is from QKR Stampede - I have had her waiting to be colored for ages.  "Daisy" and "Sunflower" Balloons are from Eureka - the artist has a whole series of animals, flowers, etc all gathered at the bottom and tied off like a balloon.  The sentiment and a space for the message are on the back panel.

Box flattened for
mailing in an envelope.
I created this for the new 613 Ave C challenge... "ATG/ optional Twist: Re-cycle/ Reuse".  You have the month of March to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

The  Gnome lady is sitting on a wonderful mushroom and holding one of the balloons on a string.  All the balloons are supported by a 1/4" acetate strip re-cycled from packaging for a metal die.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny
CHALLENGES:
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always  TOP THREE
Crafting From the Heart -#193 ATG Always
Incy Wincy Designs – Easter
Addicted to Stamps & More -  #281 – ATG
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Simon Says: Stamp Wed Challenge – ATG
Penny's Challenge #369 – ATG
Crafty Creations - #361 – ATG Always
As You Like It – Single or Multiple Layers & WHY [multiple layers: LoVe the depth & intricacies that can be achieved with layers!]
Inspiration Destination #145 – ATG
SheepSki Designs #12 – use Flowers
Oddball Art – ATG Always/optional ”Itsy,Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie”
Crafty Girls Creations – #45 - ATG Always  TOP THREE
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP

Thursday, February 8, 2018

You stole my heart...

For the Grandsons' Valentines - I did a quick and easy version... a Mo Manning image that only required Copic coloring for the skin and the heart.  A Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper gave me the 1/2 inch corners for the focal panel and the mat.  Done and done!  The computer generated sentiment was cut down, matted on black and adhered even with the left margin.  A grosgrain black ribbon is the only embellishment... CAS and fast for the boys.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny















CHALLENGES:

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Sweet Stampin' – Anything BUT a Birthday
Crafting From the Heart -#193 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -#278– Holiday
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Aud Sentiments - #196 – Love Sentiment
Penny's Challenge #366 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #143 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #44 - ATG Always
Pile it On #139 – 3D Embellishments [Grosgrain ribbon/elevated focal panels]
Get Creative Challenges – #66 – Use ribbon or Washi

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

One in a Chameleon...

This image was a freebie called 'One in a Chameleon' by Lawn Fawn that came with my mail order.  I felt the sentiment that came with it is perfect for my Grand-daughter's Valentine.  My 14 y.o. neighbor, Gena, made the great background after a lesson on using a straw to blow alcohol inks on glossy paper.   The background became the inspiration for the card.  It reminded me of a beam of sunlight peeking thru the clouds - perfect for a Chameleon warming itself on a stump. The little stamp set has only the one limb on which he is standing - I drew the rest of the tree stump attached to it.  The Copic colors for my lizard were matched to the background, it was fussy cut and glued down so he was in the full sun.  The panel adheres to the white card base which had been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The diagonal lines mimic the sunbeam lines in the sky.  A tiny 'diamond' was centered in his eye.
The sentiment was mounted on 
a slender strip of the background 
cut off the front panel.
Inside
 I had already started a personal note 
before I took the photo - so I 
cropped out my message.

 CHALLENGES:

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Sweet Stampin' – Anything BUT a Birthday
Crafting From the Heart -#193 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -#278– Holiday
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Aud Sentiments - #196 – Love Sentiment
Penny's Challenge #366 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #143 – ATG
Aurora Wings #63 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #44 - ATG Always
Pile it On #139 – 3D Embellishments [stitching]

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Non-traditional Valentine colors...


613 Ave C has a new challenge... "ATG/ optional Twist: Love".  You have the month of February to show your creative talents!  For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

I like to see this image as a Hawk and a Snowy Owl... thus the coloring choices.  Coloring with Copics, I added mountains and craters using a blender pen and a darker YR on the moon.  A blue transparent ribbon was added over the vertical strip of DP and then I sewed it on with brown waxed linen from my bookbinding supplies.  The image and all the papers were rescued from the pile on my desk... you know "the one where things are shoved to the back to make room for each new project for months till it is way too cumbersome to deal with and must be dealt with" pile.  Long story shorter - I have no source for either.









 CHALLENGES:
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafting From the Heart -#192 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -#277– Use Markers
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #377 – Fave Color [Blue/Green]
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Penny's Challenge #365 – ATG
Sweet Stampin' – Anything BUT a Birthday
Everybody Art Challenge #418 – Circle or Square
As You Like It – Fave way to add stitching [real hand stitching: love the texture and dimension of bookbinding waxed linen]
Inspiration Destination #143 – ATG
SheepSki Designs #11 – Romance or Love
Crafty Girls Creations – #44 - ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Pile it On #139 – 3D Embellishments [stitching]

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Love is in the AIR!




Pulled this card out of my 'Post' file... so many cards in there ready to go, but other priorities I guess. When I ran across this freebie image by Elizabeth Dulemba, it made me laugh and I just knew I wanted to color it up with Copics for a quickie card. A second print allowed me to fussy cut and layer the pool toy - creating the depth.  Glossy Accents over the spots really enhanced the 'made of plastic' look for the floating toy and die cut clouds on foam tape added to the dimension.   Copic colors I chose were pulled from the background paper - a scrap from the Blue/Green drawer.






Which leads me to this digression:
One of my organization tools that I find really helpful is this small [approx 18" x 7"] plastic set of drawers labeled with five color groups [Metallics, Reds/Purples, Yellows/Browns, Blues/Greens & Whites/Blacks].  It sits on the back of my desk and when I clean my desk off, [which occurs when the available workspace is reduced to a 6"x 6" space], then it is easy to separate all the papers into the five groups and into the corresponding drawers.  When the drawers get full, I go thru and weed out the sizes or colors that I would least likely use.  This builds in an automatic limit on my scraps collection - definitely a welcome plus for an out of control paper hoarder.


When I need an accent color, a colored mat or need to stamp a sentiment, these are at my fingertips.






CHALLENGES:

Simon Says Wed – Layer it Up
As You Like It – Fave Die & WHY [One of 3 favorite dies - I hate making clouds and this makes it easy!]
Inspiration Destination #142 – ATG
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #224 – Feel the Love
SheepSki Designs #10 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #43 - ATG Always
Oddball Art – Feature a Creature
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Sweet Stampin' – Valentines/ Love
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafting From the Heart -#191 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -  #277 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #339– Love/Valentine
Tuesday Throwdown  #377 – Fave Color [Blue/Greens]
Crafty Creations - #359 – ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Gena as Dog sitter...


My 13 y.o. neighbor girl  watched our house and our dogs this last summer... Her first paid job!  She loves our dogs and is wonderful with them!  I am just getting around to posting the thank you card I made for her.  She likes to wear mismatched socks and a grey hoodie which is pretty much her uniform of the day.  My hubby calls her the Princess Sparkly Unicorn - she LOVES glitter.  We paid her - but the best part for her was getting free reign in my RubberRoom!  I thought this Mo Manning image was soooo appropriate!
I colored her with Copics, added 'buttons' to the image panel and mounted it on Desert Storm Neenah CS.  Corners were rounded with a Making Memories "Corner Chomper" - one of the top ten most used tools in my studio.

CHALLENGES:

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafting From the Heart -#191 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -#276– Holiday
Crafty Sentiments – New Beginning [First New Job]
Tuesday Throwdown #376 – ATG
Crafty Creations - #359 – ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #364 – ATG
Simon Says Wed – Add Sentiment
Aurora Wings #63 – ATG
Aud Sentiments - #195 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #142 – ATG
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #224 – Feel the Love
SheepSki Designs #10 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #43 - ATG Always
Pile it On #138 – Thank you

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Something New...

613 Ave C has a new challenge... "ATG/ optional Twist: Something New".  You have the month of January to show your creative talents!  For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

I enjoy these really unique dies from The Stamp Doctor - this one is "Snowflake Pop-a-Top."  It is placed across the midline of the front of a top fold card and it will cut the snowflake shape out of the card and create a new fold line across to each side.  

Below is a pic of the front of the card folded flat with the pop-up snowflake fitting back into the card stock.  
You can't even see the cut line in this photo - but as you fold at the crease, the snowflake pops up leaving the negative hole in the front of the card. 












  

This photo on the right actually does show the negative of the die, but without the right contrast my eye only sees the white as a second snowflake on the front of the card... that's weird when you know what it is and your brain still can't see it!
This photo lets you see it is an easel card.
The paper is from Holiday Cheer by Traci Smith.  It is double sided 6 x 6" pack by Photoplay Paper.  I die cut a second copy of the snowflake out of that DP to make the pop-out show up against the dark background of the base card and then Wink of Stella was applied to all of the Pop-up.  The DP was also used for the front and inside panels with a hand doodled border created on both.  A white pen created the lace for her petticoat.
Copics were used on the Mo Manning image to match the DP and Diamond Glaze was applied to her eyes and buttons on her coat.
The sentiment is a 2004 stamp from River City Rubber Works.  And finally, the small white snowflakes were punched with a Martha punch.

CHALLENGES:

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More - #273 – Holiday
Crafty Creations - #357 – ATG Always
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Penny's Challenge #361 – ATG
Everybody Art Challenge #416 – Latest Purchase
Inspiration Destination #141 – ATG /optional:
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #223 – ATG
SheepSki Designs #10 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #43 - ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Santa's Little Helper...

Santa's Little Helper
                                                                    

This is one of my favorite Christmas cards so far.  The image is fun to color and is capable of standing alone with minimal embellishment.  Definitely a plus for me.

It's a Mo Manning image - printed out three times.  The first is the base panel, the 2nd and 3rd are used to create the added layers to the image with paper sculpting.  You are able to see more of the depth in the photo below.  I colored with Copics and used Diamond Glaze on the tape dispenser to create the shine.  The elevation of all the parts is achieved with foam tape.  The panels, inside and out, were pierced around the edges to create faux stitching.      


INSIDE
The sentiment on the inside is a very old rubber stamp by Rubber Stamp Ave.                                                                                                                    

CHALLENGES:

Winter Wonderland – Red & Green Xmas
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafting From the Heart - #186 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More - #271 – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #371 – Christmas Scene
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Aud Sentiments - #194 – Christmas + Sentiment  TOP FIVE
Penny's Challenge #358 – ATG  need to enter 
Inspiration Destination #139 – ATG /optional: Not Square
Crafty Creations - #356 – ATG Always
Crafty Girls Creations – #42 - ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon
~ginny

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Let the Bells Ring...





613 Ave C has a new challenge... "ATG: optional Winter/Holidays".  You have the month of December to show your creative talents!  For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!


















This image and the sentiment are both from AI, Art Impressions [Bells Ring Set #4682],  it comes with the three unmounted rubber stamps, a die cut and one Action Wobble. 

  • Used a Sizzix embossing folder for the cover 
  • Colored the image with Copics and used white gel pen to add dots on the scarf & gloves  
  • Die cut out the extra 'bootie' to mount on the Action Wobble spring
  • Gold Wink of Stella used on the bells for sparkle
  • A 1/8th inch hole was punched to insert the ribbon on the left front panel - it was brought around the edge and tied in a bow
  • Used SU! punches for the sentiment and it's mat - this was layered over the ribbon hole to hide it

As you can see the you can shake his rear and make the bells 'ring'!  Amuses me - LOL!  If I can find really tiny bells I would love to glue them on.


  • Inside has been embossed with a Cuttlebug E-folder that leaves a space for a personalized message 
  • The sentiment from a 1994 Annette Allen Watkins rubber stamp has been die cut and elevated on foam tape 


CHALLENGES:

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always TOP THREE
Crafting From the Heart - #185 ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #331–Sno Much Fun
Penny's Challenge #357 – ATG
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Fab & Funky #373 – Christmas
Winter Wonderland – Red & Green Xmas
Aud Sentiments - #194 – Christmas + Sentiment
Inspiration Destination #139 – ATG /optional: Not Square
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #222 – Funny & Punny
Crafty Girls Creations – #42 - ATG Always
Oddball Art – ATG /optional: Christmas Lights


Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

One exhausted Fairy...


When I saw this image I was sooo excited to color him using my Copics - very soothing for my harried soul!  Amazing how your mind goes lazer focused and all else fades into oblivian.
Then I finish the card and lo and behold, the christmas decorations are still not up, don't have my presents purchased yet, and my husband's birthday is next week... heavy sigh.  Think my priorities are messed up??  Ya think??












Back to the card... don't wanna think about the other...

  • I matched the blues in the image to the base card and then added in the traditional reds and greens.
  • Mounted panel on a 1/4" black mat.
  • Sprinkled on the ultra thick white EP and heated it from the bottom to create a little snow.
  • Fussy cut the bottom of the wings, candy cane and his foot so they would hang off the edge.  
  • Used a Corner Chomper to round three of the corners.  
  • Added a very sparkly blue fuzzy ribbon and layered the matted panel over the top.






I also did this version that has been covered with a dryer sheet and fine glitter. Way too much glitter layered on and the image is lost in it - wasn't happy with it at all!  








Create wildly and color with abandon!  
[and do the shopping later].
~ginny







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