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Sunday, June 11, 2017

It's been RUFF!

I recently bought a great collection of 'Get Well' images from AI Clear Stamps - "Doggie Kisses Set" by artist Bonnie Krebs.   Definitely one of my current favorite sets with cute images and wonderful related sentiments.

 I colored the image with Copics and drew in the doggy pillow with a neutral grey for him to rest on.  Slippers were dotted with a blending pen to give the impression of fuzzy material.  The three dots are Enamel Dew Drop Stickers from Freckled Fawn.  Add a narrow, white grosgrain ribbon tied in a knot and I have a reasonable "feel better" wish for a man.
The best part was the inside sentiment!

Dog E40, 41, 43
Bear E97, 99
Pillow Bed C00, 01, 03
Slippers BG13, 15

Through the Craftroom Door – ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG  TOP THREE
Shopping our Stash L:13  SOS #306 – Dude  TOP FOUR
Everybody Art Challenge #404 –  ATG
Penny's Challenge #332 – ATG  TOP THREE
As You Like It – Fave Reason to make Cards & Why [To stay in touch with friends]
Inspiration Destination - Fave Reason to make Cards & Why
Oddball Art – Mother Love/ ATG
Incy Wincy Designs - ATG
Crafty Creations - #343 – ATG
Fussy & Fancy #189 – Pets
Crafty Girls Creations – #37 - ATG Always
Scrapper's Delight #67 – ATG Always
Create wildly and color with abandon!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Just a Note...

The new challenge for June at 613 Ave C.  is always ATG but, the optional twist this month is to use an Embossing - Folder to 'stamp'.  Fun!  Have not used this technique in ages!!  This involves applying ink over one surface of the inside of the folder and then embossing as usual.

In this case I chose to use a brayer and apply Encore Ultimate Metallic Blue Pigment ink by Tsukinako to the flat surface [or the female side] of the E-folder.  I used pigment ink because it takes longer to dry and covers the plastic surface better than a dye ink would have done.  This lovely E-folder by Sizzix really gives a deep and crisp image and the white just pops up off the blue background.  
I added the black die cut rectangle to help set off the image - but did not want a larger rectangle that would block off some of the background.  The die gives the cut the ticket stub corners, so I repeated that same corner idea on the music layer using a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper with their Ticket Stub punch.  This layer was mounted on black CS of an A-2 size.  
The focal image was colored in a Copic coloring class I took a couple of years back - the only record I have of the source is a cryptic "SAFARTIC"??  If anyone knows the source for this image, please leave a comment?!  In addition to fussy cutting the image I sculpted her from the back and mounted her with foam tape to add dimmension.  I did jot down the colors if you are interested: Hair: Y23,24,28 Skin: E50,51,53,55 Outfit: B91,93,95,97,99 Reds: R14.  
The embellishments include the narrow strip of blue, satin ribbon, the blue tinted bling from Me and My Big Ideas and shiny gold foil added to the stars on her jacket with the aid of Duo Glue.

Crafting From the Heart -#161 – ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #331 – ATG
Crafty Creations - #342 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave Reason to make Cards & Why ['Just a Note' or 'Thinking of you'... allows me to send any image I feel like using and is kind of like a bonus connection with the recipient!]
Oddball Art – ATG
Scrapper's Delight #67 – ATG Always
Crafty Girls Creations – #37 - ATG Always
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Everybody Art Challenge #404 –  ATG

Create wildly and color with abandon!