Wear your crown

Time for the second sponsor projects for January over at the Rabisco Challenge blog. Our sponsor is Sherri Baldy ~ My Besties and I am working with Digi Stamp IMG 874.


I again designed this project in Silhouette Studio. I opted to go for a square card this time and my go-to square card size is 5.5x5.5 inches. So I created a 5x5 inch square on my work space and filled it with a paper from the Dirty Pink & Rose Gold Glitter Patterns paper pack by Pe De Designs. I sized the digi onto my card, then removed her to a separate page. I added a free hand cutline around her and then using that cutline, I created an offset to give her a matte. I filled this offset with an ombre glitter digital paper from the same paper pack. I added the sentiment to the top of the background and then printed my pages out, the panel and matte onto white cardstock and the digi onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper. I colored the image with my Prismacolor colored pencils, using pink and silver gel pens for her crown and the flowers on her skirt, however.


Once she was colored, I returned the pages to the Silhouette to cut all the elements out. I then glued the parts together and adhered the panel to a white cardbase. I completed the card with a small, handmade pink bow.

We would love to see your projects over at our challenge. Please visit the Rabisco Challenge blog for more details.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Sherri Baldy's IMG 874 digi
Pe De Designs Dirty Pink & Rose Gold Glitter Patterns paper pack

Paper
Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White cardstock from my stash

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Silver Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Pink Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pen

Adhesives
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Tools
Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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Your own drumbeat

I have an exciting project to share with you today. I recently won some images from Sheepski Designs and picked this Flamenco Dancer as one of my images as I was inspired by the card my friend BożenA had made with it a while ago. Please visit her blog to see her version here. The two of us have decided to challenge each other to a theme or project and so she picked our first theme to be Dance and challenged me to use this image.


I decided that I would make this card to also depict one of my personality traits which is to encourage people around me to be themselves and to believe in themselves and what they have inside of them. Each of us is unique and incredible if we would just be true to our inside and not let the outside dictate our every move. I wanted my card to make a bold statement in this regard!

I created my design in Silhouette Studio. I drew my regular A2 sized rectangle as my base. I then added the digi with its cutline to the rectangle and resized it. I then added another rectangle to the base, sizing it behind the digi so that the swirls of her dress went off the edge. I added a digital paper from the Color Burst Collection by We Are 3 Digital Shop, altering the hue to change the coloring to this fiery scheme. I duplicated the digi's cutline and then I welded the rectangle and one of the digi's cutline to create a cutline that went around the rectangle and the swirls on her dress only. Using the duplicated digi's cutline, I created an offset which I colored with a yellow from the background and lowered the opacity to lighten it and then placed the digi onto my background as the top layer in the software. I typed the sentiment and then printed my creation out onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper.


I colored the beautiful lady with my Prismacolor colored pencils and the red colors from my old Colleen colored pencil set. Once she was colored, I returned her to the Silhouette and cut her out. Using a small alphabet die set, I cut the word Dance out in her skirt area in the same direction as the flow of her skirt. I cut the letters again out of orange craft foam. I embossed a cardpanel with a Spellbinders embossing folder and then placed the colored panel onto the card. I then added the foam lettering back into place and added the original cutout letters on top. Thank you BożenA for the inspiration of cutting words out of the colored digi.

Please visit BożenA's blog to see her interpretation of our challenge theme. Leave her a comment while you are there.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Sheepski Designs Flamenco digi
We Are 3 Digital Shop's Color Burst digital paper pack

Paper
Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White cardstock from my stash

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Colleen colored pencils

Adhesives
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Tools
Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers

Miscellaneous
Craft Foam Sheets
Martha Stewart Score Board
Spellbinder Wonky Diamonds Embossing Folder

Dies
Small alphabet dies from my stash
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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Stencils

Time for a new Crash your Stash challenge over at the Outlawz and this month the cue is stencils. I am sure you have at least one stencil in your stash! Our sponsor is Babycakes Digis and Designs and I got to work with this cute fox.


Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Happy New Year to all my dear blog friends and those that are just  stopping by for the first time. May 2020 be a good year of creativity and inspiration!

I am starting out this year with a project for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge and this month our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the image is Chibi Flowerpot Peeker. Isn't she too cute?


Thank you for 2019

Here I am with my last blog post for 2019. It is hard to believe that this year has flown by so fast. I have had many life changes this year and I look forward to some more in 2020. Thank you all for joining me on my creative journey.

I recently visited the Imagine That Digistamp shop and somehow the digi set of little Ladybugs got themselves into my cart in addition to the other items and so I just had to color up one of them. I love this little one with the daisy.


Christmas singing

I am sharing my final project for the Colour Crazy Challenge design team and this time our sponsor is Polkadoodles. I got to work with this cute Musical Winter Winnie digi stamp.


Chilly Season's Greetings

Today I have a card to share with you for the mid-time sponsor at Rabisco Challenge blog. Our sponsor is Cute As A Button Digistamps and I got to work with North Pole.