Saturday, February 05, 2011

Digi Day at Paper Craft Planet

Today there's a Digi-Day celebration at Paper Craft Planet with challenges and a trivia game.

I didn't get over there in time to partake of the jolly banter, however, I was able to complete the projects.

Challenge #1 - Use Acrylic or Acetate on the card
I was in my local scrapbook/stamp store the other day and they had a bowl of acrylic tags on the counter.  While I was talking to the manager, I found myself running my hands through the tags, loving the clicking sound they made.  Okay, so I must be a tactile person, lol, cuz I had to buy a package of Tim Holtz acrylic tags that day.  Obviously couldn't get past this thought, because these tags were used on my card here.  This is a digital image from The Stamping Boutique that I colored with Copics and added some diamond Stickles to.

Some of the gals who created cards used sheets of acetate that they ran through their embossing machines - Looked fabulous, but I haven't given that a try just yet.

Challenge #2 - Make a Valentine card VOID of Red or Pink
Those of you that know me, know I'm a glitter phobe ... maybe even an orange-a-phobe, lol.  Orange has NEVER been one of my go-to colors, that's for sure!  Even pumpkin colors are outside my box.  Explain, then, why when I see some of these cards that are created predominantly orange that I love them so much - am I a Closet Orange-lover? Hmm ... At any rate, I forced myself to think 'orange' for this one, and am actually very happy with the results.  The image is another digital from The Stamping Boutique colored with Copics with some Stickles in the corners.  I laugh looking at this - TRYING to do so with an objective eye - there's really not that much orange on the card, girlfriend ... Oh well, "baby steps", right?

Challenge #3 - Doodle some Hearts somewhere on the card
NOT a problem ... I can't take notes, write down a phone number or do ANYTHING without some form of doodling.  This one was a walk in the park for me.  I used a digital image from The Stamping Boutique, keeping the white expanse so I could doodle the 'vines' and 'heart flowers'.  The image itself was colored with Copics, then I used Stampin Up markers to doodle.  I added some Fruit Punch Stickles on the punched border/mat.

Thanks for stopping by - leave me a comment or two - it's what I LIVE for ;)


Rhonda Miller said...

These are all so great. I just love the sentiment on the scoop image and your doodling around Audrey.

Crystal said...

Fabulous cards Collette! I'm so disappointed I was away and missed digi day. I love all your cards but my fave one is the one with your doodling hearts! The border around the image looks great!

Gorse Auto Detailing said...

Ha Ha... closet orange-lover! That's funny! Believe it or not, of the three you posted today, I think that one is my favorite! Maybe because it IS so different!
They're all awesome, as always!


Arts by Sara said...

These are just darling! You did such a wonderful job on them! I am in awww over the middle orange card with the scoop of hearts! That is just awesome! Orange is a pretty color but I never seem to think to use it! Happy Creating! Sara

Christy said...

Adorable cards! I love the heart scoop image.