Thursday, September 24, 2009
Bloggers Challenge-use DSP; Sweet Dreamers Blog Challenge #9-use buttons
I recently had a Stampin Up Demo laugh when I told her that I was making a card with a 'theme'. That struck her fancy- "So, you have- homework"? she asked me? Well, I guess you could look at it that way, I like to think it is a challenge and a push for inspiration to learn and grow in my stamping abilities.
This card has stretched me in many ways- it is my first Tri Shutter card, I never use DSP until recently and very rarely use buttons! Using the Tri Shutter card was my own idea, but buttons and DSP are the two challenges I took on this week. The instructions for the Tri-Shutter are from a SCS Technique Challenge click here for the link for the instructions.
One of my daughter's dearest friends has a cat- Cookie. (Cookie is 5). My friend is highly allergic, but cookie is hypoallergenic. Anyway, I am making this card for Kristy-who is 16 and is pictured in front of the Christmas Tree last year with her cat.
I used SU DSP The Write Stuff and Merry Moments. I love the Soft Suede and Ruby Red color combination. I used Copic markers to color in my image, a set by Firecracker Designs by Pamela called Hello Kitty. For the girls hair, I used Y21 and Y26. For her skin, I used E000, E00 and R20. For her shirt, I used R24 and R59. For the kitty, I used E31 AND 33, then dabbed on E27 and blended it in with E31. Finally, I added a touch of Y13 for the kitty's eyes.
I stamped the paw image on vanilla CS (SU) and colored them in E31 and E33, and covered them with Crystal effects. I added some Bling it (Basic Grey) around the cat and on the girls hair tie and for her earring.
I added Bling it, Dew Drops and Buttons for faux ornaments-trying to mimic the picture on the Rt-added silver cording on the paws (for hangers) and added buttons with retired SU cording through them. I also took white yarn and put it in a bowl with a touch of H2O and some Ruby red reinker for the cording that is holding the sentiment.
I don't think I forgot anything........ The nice think about making a card for Kristy, is that she has an interest in the paper arts (unlike my daughters), so I know she will keep and appreciate this card!
I should add that I did reference the blog I Like markers
for visuals when coloring my image. I also found a link on SCS a while ago that I have printed out that correlated the Copic markers to SU cardstock colors- that is an awesome reference when coloring and blending.
My sister is a cat lover too....maybe I will make her a scrapbook page next.......
Thanks for looking- hope you enjoyed my Tri Shutter card.