I have been a member of Darlene DeVries’ – Live. Love, Cards -Tutorial Blog since she started. Her teaching blog is only $2.50 per month or $27.00 per year. This is truly a great value. I think she has one of the top 5 card making sites on the internet.
This year she hosted a Christmas Card Challenge. There are 9 Crafty ladies in the group so I decided to make Christmas Cards featuring Julie Nutting’s Prima Dolls. Last year, after Christmas, I scored a wonderful store brand set from Shoppers Drug Mart for 90% off. At the time I thought they would make a perfect background for the Prima Doll Stamps. If you are new to my blog you will notice that I try to always change up my cards so I made a different doll card for each person in the group.
I stamped the dolls on Julie Nutting’s Prima Doll paper. I coloured each doll with Copic markers and paper pieced the outfits. I used various Christmas papers from my stash. I also made a card using Priscilla but I didn’t photograph it.
Phoebe Tasha Valentina
Megan Abby Taylor
It is that time of the year when the kids are getting ready to go back to school. They need new clothes, school supplies, backpacks, and more. Oujr challenge to you is to make a back to school card.
I started by making a little schoolhouse using my Circut machine and the Autumn Celebrations cartridge. Next I decided to make my card for a little boy, and stamped, “Toby” by Prima – Julie Nutting’s Prima Dolls. I coloured him with Copics and paper pieced his overalls. I fussy cut him out. I found a wonderful lettered patterned paper from my stash and put together a 5 x 6 card.
Our challenge runs from August 5 to 19th.
This week the Design Team challenges you to re-purpose an old Christmas card. I received a wonderful card with a beautiful red folded door that was the perfect size for one of Prima’s Julie Nutting’s Dolls. I selected “Tasha”. I stamped her on a lightly patterned Prima tag ans coloured her hair and shaded the body with Copic markers. Next I stamped the dress on two different patterned papers and paper pieced the dress on the doll figure. I fussy cut her out and glued to the Christmas card. For the final touches, I added a few gems for earrings, necklace, and belt.
Please join us!
I entered this card into the HLS March Christmas Challenge @ http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/03/hls-march-christmas-challenge.html
Note: My card was selected as a “Favourite” at the HLS March Christmas Challenge
I was able to create his card in less than 10 minutes. I used 5×7 Cardinal Kisses embossing folder by Couture Creations. I ran it through my big shot twice – once in gold and once in red. I then trimmed the red holly borders and cardinals the layered them on the gold. I added Joy die cut by PI. To finish the card, I added some red gems
This challenge runs from February 22nd until March 6th. Hope you will join us!
I entered my card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks – Things with Wings
This past summer I was lucky enough to take a cruise with Julie Nutting. During the “sea days” we attended two workshops hosted by Julie. She showed us how she creates her doll canvases. Today I made one using the Prima Doll Mermaid.
I started with prepping the canvas with white Gesso, then sponging various green and blue acrylic paints. Once dry, I used stencils to create some plants and dimension. Next I stamped the mermaid on cardstock, cut her out, and Modge Podged the full canvas and doll. I allowed the MP to set, then using glossy accents, glues each sequins on her bra top and body. I free styled painting on her hair vs use the stamped hairstyle. T embellish the canvas, I added some shells die cuts by Impression Obsession, pearls and gem flourishes, an old brooch, paper flowers, glass domes, button, lobster, and broken shell gravel.
I entered my canvas into Anything Goes with a Twist – Challenge 6 - decorate a canvas and My Craft Spot -Use Sequins
UPDATE: My canvas won Top 5 at the Anything Goes with a Twist – Challenge 6 - decorate a canvas.