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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Winter Elf...

"Winter Elf" provided by Scrappers' Delight
I love how this one turned out!
613 Ave Create has a new sponsor - Scrappers' Delight for the current challenge.  I fell in love with this little elf from their store and immediately felt using one of the Shaving Cream Technique backgrounds would be quite effective.  Choosing colors from the background to use for her clothes was a no-brainer.
You have got to see the Design Team's artwork for this challenge - fun!
613 Ave C - 
Challenge: to Use a Sentiment
You can submit up to 3 entries in this one till Sat. Aug. 9 - easy one, go for it!
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • I used a "Paper Sculpting Technique" this time around - using two layers for the head only. It was colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted [dry embossed from the back using a large ball tool] and layered with foam tape to maintain the dimension. You can best see the dimension in the close up.
  • Shaving Cream Technique explained fully can be found HERE 
  • Base card is A2 size CS with the fold at the top
  • Background paper sized down, matted on black & layered on base CS - extra strips that were cut off the edges were then adhered to the upper right corner & waxed linen thread was wrapped around the layers between them.
  • Focal image cut in wonky triangle so that image is out of the frame, also matted in black.
  • Die Cut doily slipped under the focal image and all three layers adhered to the prepared background.
  • Finished with the three bling buttons, silver foil on her earring and a sentiment tag attached to the waxed linen thread.
This card should be eligible for the following 
Crafting from the Heart #28 – ATG
Papertake Weekly – It's a Jolly Holiday
Clear it Out – Christmas in July/ stash – Glittery, sparkly things [3 glitz bling at top of image panel]
Crafty Sentiments – Hand Colored Image
Simon Says Wed – Emboss It [image sculpted with embossing]
Jellypark Challenges – Christmas in July
STAMPlorations – Stamps and Glitter
MarkerPOP Challenge #48 – showcase Blues [used Copics BG]
Sisterhood of Crafters – Punches or Die Cuts [Tim Holtz doily]
Fussy & Fancy  #119 – Words- All about the feeling
Art by MiRan Challenge #11 – ATG
Pile it On #30 – Embossing WON
Copic Marker Spain - ATG

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Scrappers' Delight ; Sentiment is MiniZ Words
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash; background hand made.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Tim Holtz punch used for the doily; Bling buttons are stickers from stash; Duo Glue/ foil used on her earring; Navy blue waxed linen thread from stash.
INKS: The images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. I love the shapes and the black boarders it showcases the gorgeous paper. A fabulous card Ginny x

  2. LOVE that shaving creme background! Your image is adorable and you've colored it perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. This is colored beautifully. What a wonderful image! I love the colors you chose as well as the papers and embellishments. The shaving cream technique was perfect background for this sweet elf! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Your art work is wonderful and I love the background on your blog, too. :) Good luck in your challenges. Please come in a couple of days and see our next challenge..I promise you will want to join in. Hugs, Gail

  4. Lots of lovely things in this card, the colour, cute image love the way you've made her sit 'out of the box'. Thank you for entering the Fussy and Fancy Challenge, good luck xxx Annie

  5. FABULOUS! Your attentions to details are awesome! Love your coloring and use of products! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  6. Ginny, this is beautiful. I love the colors you've used :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  7. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  8. Gorgeous card. Wonderful shaving cream background and beautiful coloring of the sweet image.

  9. Gorgeous card Ginny :-) the image is beautiful and your colouring is fabulous ,, love the teal shades and layout too, very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. Very cool card. I love your coloring! Thank you for participating in our challenge over at "Through the Craft Room Door" Melanie, DT

  11. FAB.U.LOUS shaving cream background and beautifully colored image! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

  12. This card is SO cute ! I love the colors. And the image is So So cute ! Love all the layers, and the image hanging off the matting, the dimension.... Very intriguing card.

  13. Such a fabulous showcase of the shaving cream technique-- I love how you have blended the colors here....a beautiful beautiful card
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects


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