Sunday, April 25, 2010

Right Through My Heart Tilda Contest

Well, I've been busy this past week working on a big card project using the Right Through My Heart Tilda. Unfortunately, I don't think I can post the card yet until the contest ends, which is April 30th. If you want to join in on the fun, you can view all the details for the contest at the Magnolia-licious blog. Right now Diana has this Tilda 30% off here.

In the meantime, I'm working on some other Magnolia cards, so stay tuned!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I finally finished a project that I've been working on for a while....Isaiah's Name Frame. My 3-year-old son Isaiah is part Hawaiian, and I wanted to create something to hang in his room that reflected his Hawaiian heritage. I cut all the squares of patterned paper for the Name Frame and put most of it together last year, but couldn't decide on what images I wanted to use for the corners. Then I ran across this cute Surfer Ian from The Greeting Farm and knew it was a perfect match! Here's a close up of my Surfer Ian:

I colored Surfer Ian's skin and hair with copic markers and then went over his hair with some chalk for additional shading. His shorts, surfboard, and the scallop circle behind him are all from DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack. I cut out the surfboard and added CTMH Liquid Glass to the top to give it some "shine". Then I glued Surfer Ian to the top of the surfboard. His head and body are actually on dimensional pop-dots, but it's hard to see that from this picture. The scallop circle is cut using my Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circle Large Die and is also on pop-dots.

I still needed something for the other corner of my name frame. So, I searched the internet and came across this awesome surfboard clip art image. I saved it in Adobe Photoshop and resized it to 5 inches tall. I also used Photoshop to change the colors of the second surfboard. Both images were printed on glossy photo paper, cut out, and raised up using pop-dots. Here's a close up of the surfboards:Now for the Pièce de résistance....the completed "Name Frame": (the second picture shows the project inside a black, Paper Studio 12x12 Scrapbook Frame)

I love how it turned out!! I hope you leave me a comment to let me know how you like it!

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!