Saturday, October 19, 2013

I Miss You!


Ok, it's gorgeous out, I procrastinated all morning, have DT stuff to do, but this card just BEGGED to be made.  As you know, CAS is pretty difficult for me, but I enjoy playing along with the Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge.  It's been awhile and when I saw the challenge as I Miss You, I really wanted to join in.  Combine that with the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Embossing Challenge and it became a must.  Just got the Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser which allows you to block out a portion of your embossing folder for use with a stamp by placing an acrylic frame with a cut out on your folder and running it through your machine.  I chose the oval one for a test and it worked pretty well, but the oval definition wasn't as pronounced as I would have liked, so I used an oval Nesties in about the same size and ran it through my Grand Caliber with the embossing mat and plate, instead of the cutting one, to make a more crisp impression.  Much better.  Finally, I edged it with a black peel off border.



The adorable image is I'm Sorry Fairy ( a super bargain at only $1.50!) from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Her expression says "Miss you" to me, for sure.  Her hair made me think of the Pierette mime so I colored her minimally with just a touch of Stickles to her wings and chose the Harlequin Cuttlebug folder.  Originally I planned to do the sentiment with a Cuttlebug Die cut but it overwhelmed the delicate image.  I rarely do aything hand written on my projects, but it seemed fittting and so much more personal here.  Have to say I love how it turned out.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, great work, well done and good luck! I love this, its super!
    Hugs, Jackie
    Digistamps4Joy.DT
    Member

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  2. the delicate feel of this is stunning, love the pink and black with this too, hugs

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  3. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘EMBOSSING WET or DRY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  4. Cute image - she does look sorry for whatever she did and I love the technique you used. Fun. Hugz!

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  5. Such a sweet image!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy!
    Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    DS4J DT Lindsay

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  6. that background embossing fit perfect with that image.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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  7. Sweet, fun, and love the texture.

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  8. I love how it turned out too Donna :) Tqsm for using our image and love your coloring.
    Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

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  9. Awww....this is so oddly sweet. Dig that embossing!

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  10. Fab card, love the quirky image and great design, thank you for joining is at Digistamps4Joy
    Alex (DT)

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Thanks for making my day!