Sunday, August 31, 2014

DS4J release BOX KITE

My Dad loved things that flew, especially airplanes and kites. He built a few kites by hand when I was young and I vaguely remember him trying a box kite. They can be quite tricky though!  So when I was thinking of flying things, this popped up almost immediately:
I used the WEEK 2 sketch from VIVA la VERVE sketches for August which I rotated left 90degrees.
Below is another close-up showing how I paper-pieced and popped up the top part of the front of each box on the sides.
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co Birthday Chic
Clouds die:  JOY! crafts by Noor design

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This and my other images will be available in the DS4J SHOP


DS4J release HOUSES

Here's the first of my new images for this Sunday's release at Digistamps4Joy.  I think there's a bit of the houses we've lived / live in, in these!
 I first wanted to make a magnetic card to put on the fridge, but of course when you're looking for craft supplies in a house where there's another creative soul (who's only 7), things tend to go missing. So my 2nd option was to put it in a frame that was in my craft drawer.
The font for the scripture is "Always in my Heart" (free commercial font)

I printed two copies out, the background copy was cut out as one piece and then the houses were coloured and cut out separately from the second and paper pieced on top.

Coloured with Spectrum Noirs

Please visit the DS4J blog today and see the other beautiful creations from the DT!

This image and the Box kite in my following post will be available in the DS4J SHOP

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another new DS4J release - Flower frame

Here's a flower frame I made for Digistamps4Joy that goes with the zentangle frame and can also be used for sentiments. But here I made a collar for an envelope (3x4) that I made with my envelope punch board from We-R-Memory Keepers.  You can write the recipient's name on it and put it on a gift. OR use the frame as a name tag to paste on a gift.
(The brown envelope shows what the back of it looks like)
 I used my Sakura Gel pen to cover the flowers and it gives it a smooth finish.

DS4J Release Sunday - Ice cream!

It's release Sunday at Digistamps4Joy and here's my first of two new images, ICE CREAM!! We all scream for Ice Cream, of course!
I used some Glossy Accents to mimic the melting ice cream and the background was just done with sponging and masking. I used a spellbinder circle die and for the rays, I just cut the shape out of card stock and used it as a stencil.
 The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co
I used the current CAS(E) the Sketch layout:
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

GDT at Glitter n Sparkle - BUTTERFLIES

I'm happy to represent Digistamps4Joy as sponsor by joining the fabulous team at GLITTER N SPARKLE today in their new BUTTERFLIES challenge!!  I'm using a DS4J image that I created, BUTTERFLY:
(Click to open clearer pictures)

 I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches from a few weeks ago:
Visit the Glitter n Sparkle blog for more inspiration and link up your creations!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DS4J challenge CIRCLES

Asmah is hosting the new Digistamps4Joy challenge and it's all about


I used the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch which fitted it perfectly!

For the main window I used my new "Ivy Circle" image which fits Spellbinders Circle dies!  The DP for the main panel as well as the circle cutouts are from Prima Marketing (Lady bug collection).

The sentiment is Unity Stamp Co "A Lovely Butterfly Day"

If you want to play along and would like to use a DS4J image (more chances of winning bigger!) I have this image above and a FLOWER CIRCLE image in the shop.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another new image for DS4J Aloha!

Aloha!!  We are moving SWIFTLY into Spring here in Johannesburg, South Africa and after a very mild winter I think we might be in for a hot summer. I hope not since I melt!

Here is a card with my 2nd image for Digistamps4Joy's new release today, Aloha!  NOTE: The image in the shop comes with two sentiments in two different fonts as well.
Since I love making a scene I just knew that Margy's Sailboat and Lighthouse images would go perfectly together. Strips of torn cardstock creates texture and image as well.

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