Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jingle Jangle Alf - 4 Challenges!

This adorable image is Alf from the Jingle Jangle collection by Magnolia. I am submitting this card for 4 challenges.

Roses On Paper / Stitching of some kind....real or faux on your creation
Simon Says Stamp / Also stitching.....real or faux
Cupcake Craft Challenge / Distressing
A Spoon Full of Sugar / A sketch

I absolutely fell in love with this sketch but when I went to make my card I found it to be a bit challenging. I'm happy with my end results though and so glad I chose to try it. For the stitching challenges I chose to use real stitches by stitching some of the pieces with a straight stitch with my sewing machine. I then distressed my card by tearing some of the edges and then using Ranger Inks to add the extra touch of making my creation look like it had aged. Roses On Paper also has certain stamp lines that they require you to use for their challenges. One they allow is the Magnolia stamps. It is pretty obvious from my blog that I love the Magnolia stamps, especially Tilda but I would have to say the Jingle Jangle collection is my favorite of theirs. I love Alf and Alva the elves. I wish they would make some more images of them. Here is the sketch I used from A Spoon Full of Sugar:

Supplies Used:
Image: Magnolia/ Alf from Jingle Jangle collection
Sentiment: Hampton Art Stamps
Ink: Memories, Distress Ink by Ranger (Tea Dye and Old Paper)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Printed Paper: The Paper Studio
Tools Used: Martha Stewart trellis border punch, SU word tab punch, SU corner rounder, Heidi Swapp distressing tool, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Embellishments: brads and gems from my stash
Techniques Used: Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and parts blended with Gamsol. Machine stitching and distressing.
Completed card size: 5 1/2" square

Hope your having a great weekend!


GiftsByHeidi said...

Gorgeous! You did great with that sketch. And that image is so adorable! I love the Merry Christmas stamp, that font is just perfect with the image. So whimsical!

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous ! The image, papers and embellies you used are all lovely and the sewing and distressing are perfect ! I love everything about this card ! :-)

Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp challenge ;-)
Lols x x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Rosette said...

Hiya sweetie :) What a lovely card you did :) That elf is so cute :) Love how you used him for Christmas.. you're fab )
Thanks for entering my challenge on ROP as well.. it's great. Good luck sweetie-pie :)

Liza said...

Fabulous card, I love your distressing and the rich colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Timcsoca said...

I like your card! Very beautiful the papers, the colours and very cute the image!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Susan, what a stunning card. Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Great papers and the distressing looks amazing. The layout is rocked the sketch! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Janice W. said...

You did an awesome job with the sketch and you have so many details!! I love the colors you chose and as usual, your coloring is phenomenal!! Lots of work went into this card. Love it!

scrappyyankee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that image. You did a great job with the 4 challenges!



Barbara said...

Wonderful Card Susan. I love Alf and Alva. Four?? Way to go!

Jessie said...

You did a beautiful job as always :)

Jessie said...

You did a beautiful job as always :)

Sandra said...

Love the deep rich colors! said...

Beautiful Holiday card!! Great papers :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, fab image and beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining Simon Says Challenge this week.

Dafna said...

That's really nice.

I definitely have some tips here!


Christina C. said...

What a wonderful card!!! Superb job coloring Alf. Love the beautiful dp. Hugs, christina

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! I love everything about this one. The stitching is fabulous. you're incredibly talented. I could spend all day drooling over your creations!