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Sunday, 31 August 2014

C.C. Designs Challenge One: Olivia's Apple

So this is my first blog post to my “new” site. I feel that it is time for me to grow as an artist and to do so means I have to be proud of the work I do. I will still post cards that I am just trying to figure out or am still learning how to do a technique or just want to play (on my old blog- www.scrapshackanyone.blogspot.com) but for now this is my new stomping ground!

I am proud to say that I was asked to help manage the
C.C. Designs Digital Challenge Site. This is a huge honor, not just for the obvious reasons, but also because I have followed this site for a very long time and LOVE Amy R’s videos. She has inspired me to look into creating videos myself….stay tuned for that endeavor…lol

My baby starts school this year and I am sad that she is going to school because that is one more year closer to growing up…sniffle sniffle. This lead me to the first Digital Challenge….Back to School. I loved using Olvia’s Apple because she is just darling. The sentiment was perfect for the image and they were instantly paired.

I used a bunch of supplies to complete this card and loved that the color combination is not always found together(orange, brown and red with a touch of yellow). I used a stencil and ink to start the burst on the card base then, I got to work using my copics to color Sweet Olivia. The colors I used are as follows:
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, R20 (cheeks)
Clothes: YR14. YR24, YR27
Shoes: E13, E15
Apple: R22, R24, R46, R39, YG06, YG17
I used a paper pad I have had for awhile and paper pieced the headband bow and shirt. The brown circle was dry embossed with a cuttlebug folder. I wanted some dimension but felt that dimensionals were not quite enough….so I thought about the rosette being dimensional and cute. To finish the card for the teacher I placed a few red sequins, layered some flowers and punched a butterfly. I printed the sentiment from the computer and used gelatos to feather or lightly color the paper to match the rest of the card. I had used Stickles on her dress and thought the star bursts would be cute if they matched the middle flower. I love the Maya Road Wrinkle Ribbon that I purchased from C.C. Designs (Loooove it), I tied a simple knot around the ribbon and poked a white heart pin for the middle and Voila….Bob’s your Uncle (from where I’m from that means your done)…no offence intended to the Bob’s of the world…Not even Bob the Builder.
Inside Card

Outside: A Good Teacher Deserves an Apple
Inside: But you deserve an entire Tree.
Happy Teaching in 2014!
List of Materials
  • Olivia’s Apple Digital Image from C.C. Designs
  • Recollections Card Stock (card base)
  • October Afternoon 9 to 5 Paper Pack
  • WRMK Sweetheart Orange ink
  • Crafters Workshop Burst (TCW287)
  • Stampin Up Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder
  • Studio Calico Wood Veneer Starbursts
  • Stickles: Orange Peel. Yellow and Christmas Red
  • Stampin Up Doily Die
  • Maya Road white pearl stick pin
  • Maya Road Brown Crinkle Ribbon
  • Tombo Mono-multi
  • EK Success Foam Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape Runner
  • Recollections Gems
  • Doodlebug Sequins- ladybug
  • Prima paper Flowers
  • Metal yellow flower
  • Colorbox white ink
Please feel free to join us at C.C. Design Challenges. We love to meet new people and see beautiful work created by none other than you!