Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Angel 2009 - Torn Edges

When I was a young girl, I was in to making my own paper dolls. I would draw them on paper, cover them in clear scotch tape and cut the taped doll out. That way, I could tape my fashion designs to the doll and be able to remove the clothing without ripping the doll underneath.

Here is my modern day doll. I drew this angel with FunTime software and cut out the parts with my Boss Kut Gazelle. I enjoyed creating about 6 different hairstyles for my girls, but the one pictured here is, by far, my favourite. And, since I made it myself, I can give them ANY colour of hair or skin that I desire!

Before I had my Gazelle, I had drawn the dress on a cereal box backing and I used to trace it on to my patterned paper to cut out by hand. The hair was also done this way and the head was a circle punch. The wings were from Boss Kut. Now, I have my own wings. I happened to look at the spider I drew for Halloween upside down and thought, "Hey! That sort of looks like wings!" After a little tweaking, I had wings!

I love the look of torn patterned paper. It gives it a randomly textured white edge. Here, I used Sandylion, Kelly Pannaci, paper which I purchased at the Sandylion Outlet store in Markham, Ontario. The inner part with the sentiment is Chatterbox Artsylicious paper which is one of my favourite design lines.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Card 2009 - with ribbon

My husband's aunt and uncle came to visit while ago and brought us flowers for our new house. The flowers came in a little basket with this beautiful ribbon. We joked that I would have to make something out of that ribbon. So.... I DID! This Christmas card was sent to them!

I'm pretty new to stamping, but I got these gorgeous stamps from Little Paper Shop (it's Canadian!). I drew and cut the scallopped circle on my BossKut Gazelle and then I had to stamp inside the inner circle. I didn't get it quite perfect, but I think it adds character!

My card workshops for 2010 have a "use your stash" theme, so I decided to practice what I preach! The patterned paper on this card is from Creative Memories, which I have had for at least 3 years (maybe 5)! I made a whole bunch of Christmas cards with my stash this year and I'll be posting more to the blog!



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sketch It! Ensorcelled Minds Inc. Card Sketch 12.15.2009

Hi there! Welcome to the first ever Eminds Sketch! I have scribbled many a card and scrabook layout sketch with pen and paper, but this is the first time I have been able to recreate one in electronic format! Here is my sketch:
I've been looking at these squares on other people's cards - some are notches, some have circle bites out of the corners and some are brackets. So, I went to my Bosskut Gazelle and drew some. Then I, of course, had the urge to use them. I have only started "drawing" with my Gazzelle so that I can make a "faux" stamped image that I can colour. That's how this sketch was born!

Here's what I did with it! I also drew the butterfly myself with the Funtime software in my Gazelle.

I used an old paper mat stack (wedding) by Die Cuts with a View for the papers. I coloured my butterflies with Copic Markers. I liked this design so much, I made a few of my Christmas cards this year with it!

If you would like to make some cards with this sketch, feel free to post a link to your creation in the comments section!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sketchy Thursdays Challenge 11.28.2009

I'm a luker. I've been telling myself I would do these scrapbook and card challenges one day to encourge me to create and use up my stash! I've been thinking that for over a year! Well... I DID IT!

Here is my first blog challenge entry for Sketchy Thursdays card sketch on November 28, 2009!

I have decided to try a little more stamping. I just bought this set of stamps from Little Paper Shop. I stamped on a textured cardstock for a different look. For the red pearl I just coloured a white one with my copic marker!

Here is the sketch for the challenge:
All I did was turn mine on its side! Being fairly new to stamping, I had to stamp the sentiment three times! The last time, I decided to try red. Sometimes those little boo-boos are blessings in disguise! I like how the red turned out better than plain old black.

Hope you like my novice entry!