It is Thursday and that means something nice.
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges #91 is here and this week we have a colour combo for you: Blues & Browns
To join our challenges you don’t have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image, but if you do use one, your entry will count twice. You are also allowed to enter our challenge as many times as you like, as long as you enter with a new card/craft.
The winner of this challenge will win a $10 gift certificate from Digi Doodle Shop where you’ll be spoilt for choice, as there are so many great images to choose from. We will also have 2 runners up who will get a badge to wear on their blogs.
There are new stamps and also I would love to remind you of the 99c limited time category. The digital stamp I am using is from there. Here we go...
Sorry about millions of pictures, but this is one of my favourite projects ever, and as modest as I always am, I LOVE this.
The box when it's closed.
Lid / top is pearlised 150g card, embossed using Fiskars plate, then I gave it a coat of distress ink. Ribbons are satin, brown and blue, to soften the image. Rose is coloured using blue glitter glue and few drops of water.
I started this with regular pentagon, white cardstock and a ruler.
Take the lid off and box explodes and there is a ballerina in the middle.
This exploding box has three layers as follows:
1. I covered the walls outside using brown embossed 100 card. Inside some design paper. It's embossed and nicely glittered (can't remember the name now).
2. Middle layer is inked with brown Papermania ink, then dark blue heart and top of it shiny baby blue scalloped heart.
3. Again I inked the walls, now with blue, glued blue roses. Yes, dyed using glue and water.
Ballerina is only 2" tall and oh yeah, it was nice colouring job, because I needed two! Two ballerinas, mirror images. Both coloured as similar as possible (heheh, with my skills, not so exactly the same).
Die cut gave her nice frames and then I glued some snow to hide the stand.
She is probably dancing Swan Lake in Blue (yes, new version).
A bit of distress ink of course.
Image - Digi Doodle Shop Ballerina
Cardstock - white, brown, some design paper
Roses - white, all dyed with glue and water. Glue gives nice shiny and hard surface
Ink - Brown is Papermania
Blue - Broken China and Stormy Sky from Tim Holtz collection
Ribbons - stash
Snow - stash
Ballerina is coloured using Staedtler mars graphic 3000 pens
Challenges I would like to join
I Brake For Challenges - fancy folds
Inky Impressions - #40 any shape but a square
Paper Pretties - glitter
Whimsical Wednesdays - anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration - #22 blue and brown
Paperminutes - #200 Party time- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - "In the Bag/Box"
Hooked on Crafts - Try Something New (my first ever exploding box)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Little Claire's - #17 Anything but a Card
Secret Crafter - #168 Anything goes with Blue
Paper Crafting Journey - Floral
Sentimental Sundays: Ribbon
Truly, Madly, Crafty: Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations: Diecuts
Shelly's Images - Show us what you've got
Make it Monday - #73 Always Anything Goes