Friday, January 20, 2017
Let's Go Skating!
I made this cute tag for one of the Outlawz Festive Friday themes. Naturally I got it in just under the wire (new themes started today) but I HAD to do this one, for sure. There are always 4 themes to choose from each week and the first I decided to do was "Let's Go Skating". The adorable image is #957 Ice Skating Girly by Sandra Caldwell. The background is from the Let it Snow Jewel It set from Gecko Galz on which I've digitally added a skating rink from a photo I'd cropped and tweaked to fit my background. Then I used Flower Soft snow to blur the crop and better integrate it into the design. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from a combo of Steel Blue from the Blues Bundle and Silvery Hues Sea from the Mermaids Tale Second edition from DL.Art. I've also added little skates from Tim Holtz, attached with a tiny paper clip.
Here's a closeup of Ice Skating Girly. I removed the background from her in the Lunapic photo program and added her the the digital background in my Printmaster Platinum program before printing the scene. Then I colored her with Copics, cut a pom pom in two and glued the fluff to her earmuffs with Fabric Tack.
Ice skating is dear to my heart because I took lessons from the time I was 5 until age 12. It was a special Daddy and daughter time. Here's a picture at an outdoor rink when I was just starting to skate (circa 1959 or early 1960). I still have the sweater he's wearing and it actually fits me now. LOL My Dad was a fabulous skater, an ice dancer actually, and I always felt so special skating with him. He even built a rink in our backyard for me to practice on for years when the weather permitted. Very fond memories but I better stop now. Getting kind of teary eyed. Once a Daddy's Girls ALWAYS a Daddy's Girl. xxx
I'm adding this to the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Winter Challenge, the Craft Rocket Challenge Add a Bow, Simon Says Wednesday Anything but a Card, and the Sisterhood of Crafters Celebrating January.