Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"Alice in the Looking Glass" The East Wind DT

Howzit Friends!
It's time for our 2nd blog challenge over at The East Wind!  Here's my DT inspiration project for Challenge #67 Oh So Shapely.  The challenge is to create a shaped project or use a shapely image and I created this piece called "Alice in the Looking Glass" using a faux tarnished mirror technique.


I used The East Wind digi stamp called Aurora - Mirrorina and adjusted the size of the image in Photoshop CS6 to perfectly fit the largest of the elongated oval Spellbinders die.  I printed her out on regular printer paper and coloured her with Copics with white Dylusions paint pen highlights. 


I then die cut out the image and applied two coats of Judikins Diamond Glaze.  Once dry I wet the back of the image and gently rubbed away the paper to create the decal and let it completely dry.  To create the faux tarnished mirror effect I then adhered the decal to tin foil (aluminum foil) and trimmed away the excess. 


To create my standing mirror project I then die cut out a scalloped elongated oval (Spellbinders) from black cardstock and matted the "mirror" to it.  For a touch of elegance and shimmer I painted the black scalloped edges with clear Wink of Stella and embellished the frame edge with black diamonds.  The gems came on a self adhesive strip but I wanted to create my own pattern of alternating sizes so I removed them from the strip and adhered each one in place with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and filled in the gaps with Inkssentials Black Enamel Accents.  I then adhered the piece to a black wooden base and completed my project with paper roses adhered along the bottom edge.
  
Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!

http://www.theeastwind.com/
Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Purple at Christmas" Non-Traditional Christmas project for Delicious Doodles DT!

Hello Everyone!
It's time for our new Challenge over at Delicious Doodles Challenges and this month we challenge you to create Christmas projects either using a non-traditional image or non-traditional colours or you can do both!

Here's my alternative gothic project for your inspiration featuring Delicious Doodles digi stamps, An Emo Christmas and Holly Border.


 I merged the two digi stamps together in Photoshop CS6 and printed out the whole image and then just two of the holly corners, top left and bottom right.  I coloured everything with Copic markers and added white highlights with a white Dylusions paint pen, gold details with a metallic gold gel pen and touches of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  I fussy cut out the main image and mounted it onto a black folded card I  made from a sheet of card stock.  I also fussy cut out the two holly pieces and manipulated the leaves to create the 3D embellishments for just the two corners.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today! 
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Treasured Memories of Chrismtases Past" project for The East Wind DT!

Howzit Friends!
Christmas is coming YAY!  Christmas is my all time favourite holiday, with Halloween close behind, and I have so many treasured memories of my family singing Christmas carols while we decorated our home and our treasured Christmas Tree with treasured decorations.  So my project created for our new Challenge over at The East Wind - #66 Give Thanks for the Memories has extra meaning for me personally and our theme this month is to give thanks for our precious memories for Alzheimers Awareness month!


 As always, the first challenge of the month features The East Wind newsletter freebie and this month's is this lovely digi called Trimming the Tree!  I used the image twice, with one flipped, so I could create the scene of my precious sister and I decorating our Christmas Tree.  The images are coloured with Copics with white Dylusions paint pen highlights, adhered to red cardstock for extra stability (and to decorate the reverse too) and fussy cut out.  I then embossed a red cardstock with the snowflake design (Die'sire Embossalicious Christmas Elegance) and die cut out a center step card.


I applied white acrylic paint to the embossed design using a drybrush technique and added decorative Christmas trim to the center of the design and embellished it with a metal bow...looks like a large Christmas present doesn't it!  I coloured the laser cut "Sisters" word with a metallic gold paint pen and adhered it to the card with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and also adhered the images in palce with Quick Dry and pop dots.  I hand wrote the sentiment with a black Sharpie marker and cut out the words.  To complete my card I added Diamond Stickles glitter glue to the fluffy areas of the Santa Hats and touches of clear Wink of Stella to the Christmas ornaments and stars.

  
Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!

http://www.theeastwind.com/
Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *
Leigh S-B Designs - Home of The Sharpie Domino Queen!
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