4 days ago
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:
Image: Magnolia/ Alf from Jingle Jangle collection
Sentiment: Hampton Art Stamps
Ink: Memories, Distress Ink by Ranger (Tea Dye and Old Paper)
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!