Showing posts from September, 2013

New digistamp at Digistamps4Joy

One of the new digistamps in the DS4J store on Sunday 29th September. I sometimes think God had a sense of humour when he created all these animals on planet earth - I mean - who in their right mind would design such a funny looking BIRD like the Ostrich? Long legs with the knee joint that works 'back-to-front' (so never stand in front of an ostrich), a bird that runs and not flies yet has a wingspan of 2 metres, The fastest 2-legged creature on earth, and that long long neck with a tiny head on top. YET, despite all these funny characteristics, this bird has the most amazing eyes! I love those huge, soft, eyes.
This new digi (The "O" look) is available in the Digistamps4Joy shop. The digi was coloured with watercolour pencils and OMS, and the clouds were chalked in. Diecut swirls were added.
New items used - digistamp
Old items used - DP from stash
Crafts 4 eternity - anything goes
Creative corner challenges - great outdoors
Patties Creations
Sister act card challeng…

Monochrome colouring

It's amazing what a fabulous effect can be achieved by colouring a digistamp with only ONE shade of colour! This digi from Digistamps4Joy is called Sharon, and I coloured her in with black, dark grey, and light grey watercolour pencils. I love the end result. The card is a basic 5x5 with a black cardstock with punched corners on top, a white embossed background, diecut swirls (1 x black), and a butterfly punched out of the same 3 shades of paper.
 Detail of her face
If you are interested in attending a Monochrome Colouring Class in Pretoria, just email me at compugen[at]netactive[dot]co[dot]za. I'm entering her into the following challenges: A Creative Romance -dies or punches Chocolate coffee cards - anything goes Digitally sweet - anything goes Sami stamp - anything goes Sister Act - anything goes Outlawz challenges: paper-a-la-mode - monochromatic

Christmas is coming!

It is exactly 16 weeks from today (5 September) to Christmas Day!!! Where HAS this year gone? I have of course been reminded about this with all the Christmas themed card challenges at the moment, so decided to join in the fun.
This digi is available in the Digistamps4Joy shop and is called "Christmas bauble". The super thing about this dig is that it can be coloured in with any combination of colours and will always look absolutely fabulous! I went with the traditional red and green this time, and coloured two prints with my SN and Copic pens. THEN, I glued a clear transparency sheet on top of each one to give the effect of glass baubles, and smudged glitter glue on top of this to produce the sparkle. The sentiment says Wonderful Christmas Memories.

New items used - none (can you believe this?). I've been a good girl!
Old items used - DP from stash, digi, glitter glue, transparency sheet, sentiment, paper pieced tree.
I'm entering this into two challenges...

New digi at DS4J (1/9/2013) - I'm staying "put"

A new digistamp in the store today. I happened to see one of the grandchildren's book on Humpty Dumpty and my first thought was (as a person who hates to be told I cannot do it!) - hey what would have happend if HD didn't fall off the wall? I could use this as a lesson to my own grandkids, so drew HD with a sinister grin on his face, his arms folded, and legs crossed and called the digi "I'm staying "PUT"!  Hope that says it all LOL! This new digi is available in the Digistamps4Joy shop. The digi was coloured with my SN and Copic pens, clouds cut with my new diecut and edges chalked, swirls also cut with a new diecut.
New items used - digistamp, clouds diecut, swirls diecut
Old items used - DP from stash
Crafty calendar challenge - anything goes
Pumpkin spice - anything goes
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
The sweet pea stampers - fantasy

New digistamps at DS4J (1/9/2013) "Icecream fantasia"

A new digistamp in the store today, and I called it "Icecream fantasia". I love icecream but now have to stay clear of it for health reasons - bummer!!!! Instead I can still fantasise about one can't I?  This new digi is available in the Digistamps4Joy shop. However, this digi file has a little something 'extra' in it when you purchase it! I love paper-piecing, and so created an additional JPG file with all the bits and pieces of the image separated! I then took this file and printed it onto several different design papers, cut these out, distressed the edges with chalks or edged with my SN pens, and put the whole icecream cone together with foam tabs. The lace border is a MS punch. Obviously the requisite bling is added, and a few tiny pearls I purchased from The Blueberry Bear here in South Africa.
New items used - digistamp
Old items used - DP from stash, glitter, ribbon, pearls
Krafty hands - anything goes
Pumpkin spice - anything goes
Sweet stampin - spots &a…