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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.      

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


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

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 


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!