Monday, September 29, 2014

Digistamps4Joy September Christmas Challenge

Below is the card I made using my free DS4J image.  This is the third month I've played along, and the digital images are so darn cute!  I love them!  Here's what they say at DS4J.  If you are just getting started with this challenge, there are instructions on their blog letting you know how to get your first image:

Digistamps4Joy offers a free DS4J Christmas image each month with which you can create a card or tag.
You need to enter your card or tag with this free image.  Each person who has created a card or tag with the month's free image, will receive the next month's image free.

I decided to paper piece most of this image.  I've only colored the owl faces and inside of the tree trunk using distress markers.  The white fur trim is puff paint and the sentiment is a rub on.  All materials were old papers from my stash.
Thanks for taking a look, and be sure to check out Digistamps4Joy! 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

UmWowStudio September sketch

September's sketch is up at UmWowStudio.  I have used it to make another page for my "My Favorite Things/People" book. This month I am highlighting our youngest son who just got a job cooking at a nice restaurant in our local casino.  He seems to like it- now if he'd only cook for me at home!!
I used Nature Walk papers and sticker under the picture.  UmWow chipboard arrow was also used, along with the chevron mask.  I added subtle food pictures from a recipe set, 2 different ink splatters and some washi.  The title is stamped on the same photo paper I used for the pic.  The black gesso used with the mask is a little too messy for me, especially in the upper right corner, but it will do for now.  (I may go back later and redo the layout, after I live with it for awhile and see if I still feel the same)
As always, thanks for taking a look!