Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas in July

Hello Everybody!

It's time for another fun challenge at Clearly iStamp.  This time it's Christmas in July! Here are the challenge details:

Challenge starts today and goes through Aug 1 at 11pm Central Time.
Theme: Christmas projects
Prize: $10 gift certificate to Clearly iStamp for digi stamps.  If you use a CDS stamp your name gets entered twice for the drawing.  There is also a Top 3!
Come back Aug 7th to see if you won!

I was so happy to work with this sweet little angel.    For the angel's dress I made it 3-D.

I printed the angel 5 times.  If you use Photoshop you can duplicate the layer and the size (everything) stays the same.  Then I cut out 4 of the dresses.  Now I did this backwards.  I colored her dress after I assembled it.  I couldn't commit to a color palette.  :)

Ok so since the dress is pretty symmetrical, I fold it in half.  Then I cut and folded another dress in half.  Then I glued them together using a glue stick.  Then I did it for the other 2 dresses.  Then I had to commit to a color palette because I had to color it before I adhered it to the main base angel.

For her halo I put some gold paint on my craft mat and used a toothpick to paint the color in.  I used a brushable glue and glitter on her wings.  For her dress I used the same gold paint from the halo and mixed it with a pearl paint.  Then I added gloss gel medium to thin it out.  If it is too opaque it covers up the hearts and lines from the digi stamp.  If there was a little too much white from where the dress pieces didn't match up right I colored them in with a black marker.  Just be sure it doesn't leak through to another panel.

I colored the rest with Copics.  The materials I used are at the bottom of this post.  I used the same paint mixture from the dress to frame the sentiment.  Then I used scattered straw distress ink for the inside.  I inked the edges with a gold pen.

Angel and Senitment-Clearly Digi Stamps
Recollections Botanical Noel Papers
Tim Holtz-Tarnished Brass Distress paint, scattered straw Distress ink
Copic Markers
Sparkle N Sprinkle Brushable Glue and Cloud Nine Glitter
Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
Close to My Heart Create-a-shade Pearl Paint
Liquitex Basics gloss gel medium
Gold Ribbon 

Thanks for stopping by!  Can't wait to see what you make for this challenge!  Until next time my friends...Santa's coming to town (for a vacation!) ;)


Annette Allen said...

aww what a cute angel.. love this card..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful!! Loveeeeeeee that angel!!

Kathy D. said...

I love love what you did with this digital image!! you rocked it!

Kathy D

Heather said...

Great card! The dress is super cool, such a great idea!

Desire Fourie said...

Katy this is adorable and love the paper folding on the little angel.
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Barb Murphy said...

This is so sweet! I love the dimension in her skirt!

Ellen said...

Katy that angle is just darling! LOVE this card. I need to get started on mine!

yyam said...

Awwww....this is adorable! Love the 3D dress! :)