Monday, October 1, 2012

Woofie Under the Christmas Tree



I'm so excited to share my first project as one of the new designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  It's one of their new digi images, Woofie Under the Christmas Tree, by Michelle Perkett and it also incorporates this month's sketch challenge.  Sparkle N Sprinkle has created a brand new site just for the SNS challenges: Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog. (They still have the blog site, which can be seen here.)

Here is this month's sketch so you can play with us too.  As you can see, I followed it pretty closely.


Woofie is colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out.  I've added touches of Evening Glow glitter here and there and Liquid Pearls (gold) for the ornaments.  Some of the presents were given a bit of sparkle with various Spica glitter pens.

I created the background using wax paper from a similar technique I came across a few years ago.  (Unfortunately I didn't write down from where.  I'd love to give proper credit, if anyone knows.)  For those of you who want to re-create it, here's how to do it.  I'm calling it the Wax Paper Embossing technique.

I  used an older Sizzix Texture plate, but an embossing folder works just as well too.  Ink your plate (I chose Memento - Bamboo Leaves) and lay down a piece of wax paper slightly larger than the plate.  Run it through your Big Shot/Big Kick machine using the impressions plate and silicone rubber mat.  The ink is transferred to the de-bossed areas, leaving the embossed portions of the plate clear.  The only hard part about this technique is that you have to let it dry for a few hours (I try and let it dry over night - just to be sure).  Once the ink on the wax paper is dry, cut it to the size you want and continue embellishing from there.  I added a layer of green cardstock between the card base and the wax paper.

You can also find this card with complete instructions in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Art Gallery as well.

The rules for the sketch challenge are on the challenge site, but basically, you need to use a Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp (either rubber or digi), no back dating, and link to that specific post (not your entire blog).  The sketch challenge starts today and you have an entire month to complete the challenge.  The winner will receive some fabulous product from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  (It truly is a joy to work with!  I think once you try it you'll be hooked and not want to use anything else - just like I was.)

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Copics used: G14, G17, G19, G89, R14, R24, R29, E40, R21, R22, E31, E33, E35, E51, Y11, Y08, V12, V17, B01, B05, B06, C6, YR02, YR04, BV01, BV02, BV13, BV34, BV25, YG99, B63, B66, YG06, Y06, Y28, FY1, N0, N2


14 comments:

Tammy said...

Yeah Anne, congrats on the new team! Wonderful card, love the cute image and the background you created is lovely.

rachel said...

Fabulous card Anne and congrats on the new team! Hugs rachel xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the background technique - TFS. I love your take on the sketch.

Donna Ellis said...

This is a marvelous card, Anne! Love the techniques used, and the great way of customizing the images to fit the sketch! Festive colors!

April said...

Great take on the sketch! You did a wonderful job coloring!

Keri Brown said...

What a fantastic Christmas card Anne... Nicely done!!!

jimlynn said...

Merry and bright - and cute, cute, cute! Love the sketch too!
Lynn

Linda said...

Gorgeous Anne, I love the sketch and the tree and the little dog is a cutie.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

Woofie just looks so cute and furry - great job on the sketch!

Karin said...

Great job on the sketch and so adorable too!

nwilliams6 said...

What a great image for this sketch - you did a fab job on all the details! Amazing!!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really beautiful card, love the coloring job too!

dmbennett said...

Fabulous card. Love the background technique. Great take on the sketch....

E. Marie said...

Perfect for the sketch. Love how you did the background.