Friday, March 23, 2012

Patties Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Ah, I love this sort of a challenge where I can do what I want, but with any of Patties' wonderful digistamp images!! You WILL of course need a digistamp to enter the challenge, and what better than one of Pattie's Creations, so DO pop into her SHOP, as she has put some amazing new images in there. When you've made your card, head on over to her BLOG and enter it under Mr Linky to put yourself in the winning line!
And here is some EXTRA super good news ......
Dude Time Doodles is sponsoring $10.00 voucher to their store to one of our winners!!
I used two of Patties' Creations images ("Marilyn" -who else hey!!, and "Pumps-flower") and one of Dude Time Doodles images ("Corset 1"), and created this rather sexy looking side stepper card, which a husband could give to his wife. Lucky wife!! Copics, glitter glues, half-pearls, and a wavy trimmer, were used to create this card.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My "Rose"

So I saw this tutorial in the latest CraftWise magazine (March/April 2012) on how to make a large foam rose picture, and thought I'd give it a try. I bought a stretched canvas block, used 5 colours of acrylic paint (yellow, fluorescent green, emerald green, blue, and white), and 4 A4 sheets of thin coloured foam. I painted the canvas base bright lemon yellow, added dabs of fluorescent green and blue, then gently rubbed white in patches. The foam flower pieces were glued together, and onto the canvas, with my glue gun. Once all was dry and set, I added the glitter. I probably overdid the glitter thingey, but hey, I love bling, so who cares! The first picture shows the finished product against the curtains, duvet, and cushions (hence the weird colour scheme). The second picture shows a side-view of the rose and actually how high it stands up on the canvas.

DS4J Challenge for Water Day

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March, to focus attention on the importance of freshwater, and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  Digistamps4Joy's Blog challenge for the next 2 weeks is to create a papercraft project focusing on WATER, using predominantly BLUE on your creation. What FUN!!! There are some amazing digistamps in the DS4J store that you can use to create this challenge. I used the "Merry the Mermaid" image and actually made TWO projects, neither of which was a card!
(1) I had the opportunity to take a walk one morning, along a beach on the SE coast of South Africa in Port Alfred, and collected a small bag full of these stunning little 'green urchin' shells. I put them into an empty bottle with some dried seaweed I also collected, pasted a holographic piece of blue paper inside at the back, then coloured in the mermaid image, and propped it in amongst the shells!


(2) I have been meaning to make one of these tissue box covers, but just kept forgetting, until this challenge came along! I used the same Merry the Mermaid image from Digistamps4Joy, used some plastic ribbon I found in a little shop at the coast, then covered the tissue box with blue papers, and put the image on the front of the box. I see this box every day now, and still love it!

So head on over to the DS4J Challenge Blog and enter your paper project! We can't wait to see what you do with this theme.

UPDATE ON THIS CHALLENGE!!!
To all the members on CDAC's DS4J Group, DS4J DT members, and any NEW members after this posting ...
Every member of our CDAC DS4J group that enters their card on the Digistamps4Joy blog under Mr Linky for challenge #39 AND fulfills all the requirements below, WILL receive a new DS4J image for Easter (not in the store yet).

REQUIREMENTS
1. You MUST be a member of CDAC DS4J group.
2. You MUST enter a card/project for Challenge #39 on the DS4J blog, under Mr Linky.
3. You MUST leave a comment on the CDAC DS4J group, and provide a link to your card on YOUR blog. Also provide your email address.
4. Post your card on CDAC and tag it DS4J,40
Remember, this extra little gift is over-and-above any prizes you may win on the blog, and is ONLY for CDAC-Digistamps4Joy group members, so you are SPECIAL!!!


Friday, March 09, 2012

TAGS ... Patties Creations Challenge #39

Pattie's Creations challenge for the next 2 weeks is TAGS. For some 'silly' reason I cannot conjure up, I have never got into making tags, yet they are so super easy, and still look stunning. You WILL need a digistamp to enter the challenge, and what better than one of Pattie's Creations, so DO pop into her SHOP, as she has put some amazing new images in there, including this fantastic Mermaid Pattiboop image I have used. When you've made your tag, head on over to her BLOG and enter it under Mr Linky to put yourself in the winning line!
I used Copics to colour her in, then raised her with foam tabs on a piece of heavily embossed blue paper I had in my stash. I found this unusual silver plastic seashell 'braid' and cut off individual shells to stick onto the tag. The lace curtain was a last minute flash-in-the-pan idea as I wasn't happy with the large expanse of blue paper behind her, so used a wide lace ribbon to create two curtains.
Looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.