Friday, September 19, 2014

My Besties 3D decoupage Santas Little Helper

Sherri Baldy released several new Christmas images and 3D sheets this month. I love them all and one of the 3D Decoupage sheets with Santa and a Little Besties is one of my favorites.  I've already colored up a Santa Little Besties black and white image and this time i am making a 3D decoupage image. 

What's fun about this Decoupage sheet?  It is already colored and ready to cut out and layer.  The Decoupage gives stability and depth to any project.  I was excited to see this 3D as an ornament.

I recently purchase a "bottle cap" that measures about 4" in diameter.  I felt this would make a great stable back for the 3D image. I had my husband drill a hole in the top and bottom.  I added a bead and made a loop on both ends.  The top loop was for a ribbon hanger and the bottom was for a dangling gem.

I also used Glossy accent on the snowflake punches and the evergreen so that they would be more sturdy for the tree or hanging anywhere.

Here is the link for the Sherri Baldy's My Besties 3D image Santa with Little Bestie.

Here are some more views to see the dimension:


My Besties 3D decoupage Tips and Tricks

Hi, i have made a few tutorials making the 3D My Besties decoupage sheets by Sherri Baldy.  I thought i'd make a post of some of my tips and tricks:

I am using the My Besties Mermaid in a shell 3D Decoupage sheet.
The current 3D My Besties sheets are here in the Sherri Baldy's Etsy store.

Here are the layers cut out. Every place you see dark green (my mat) is what i cut out. How would you cut under the chin and by the wing? Some would use an artist knife (xacto), but i am not that talented. I cut through or around. Let's look closer at my next photo.

To cut away under the arm..i cut under the elbow. I then continued to cut around the top of the seashell under her waist to get to the white part by her wings. To cut under the left cheek, i cut around her hand. I find it easier to cut out the fin strips by cutting around the outside of the fin and coming back in and making slits on each side of the sections..being careful not to cut too close to where they join at the base.

In some cases, i want the image to be 3D and then a section to be 2d. What do i mean? Take a look at the elbows. I put the foam dots on the head and used my glue pen on the elbows to keep the arms from popping up. One reason is because i cut the right one loose from the seashell when cutting out the white. The other elbow was the last layer and it would be free to pop up slightly and i wanted it to rest on top of the sea shell i also used the glue pen to keep it down. Next i wanted to give the seashell some dimension so i cut some layers on my own and popped up sections and then used a glue dot to adhere the end..that section is under the wing.

Here is a close up to see the elbows and the seashell section. Also, notice the fish lips.. they are on the 4th layer, but the fish body is on the 3rd that it doesn't look like the fish lips are separate from his body..i used my glue pen again..and pressed the left side of her head down. If you look close you can see that that no one can perfectly cut the white off. What some people do is use a black liner/marker and color in the edges of all of their cut out images so that those white edges don't show. I think i am ok with it as is.

Here is the image on the card finished:

side view of card:

If you are interested in making a 3D My Besties decoupage card and would like to enter a challenge, there is one here called:  My Besties 3D Deco challenge.  



Your Next Stamp featuring Gretchen Sitting

Happy Friday!
It’s time for another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday challenge!

This will be my last project for Your Next Stamp. As you all know from the announcement at the beginning of the month, Your Next Stamp will no longer be carrying Digital images.  They WILL be carrying the same artists from Omnia Designs but in Clear stamp form.  Working with Karen, the owner of Your Next Stamp is wonderful and i loved my year working with her.

Here’s my project using Gretchen sitting from the YNS store:

Here is the the monthly challenge sketch or photo.

You can either play along with the sketch, the inspiration photo or both!

Pop on over to the YNS Challenge blog to see what my Design Team members have made. I would love to see you playing along!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Digital Delights featuring Jonnie Love.. Tick Tock Happy Birthday

This Digital Delights is from the Dreamyland collection.  He is called, Jonnie Love. He has a "Peter Pan" character look.  The Sentiment is from the Dreamyland collection.

I decided to go with the Peter Pan theme..and was inspired by Big Ben in London.   Remember when they all flew to Big Ben in the Disney movie? 

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:

Dies used on this card are:
Clock and corner flourish on top are from Marianne Designs.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E53, 55, 57
hat band/stripes- BG10, 11, 13
glasses- Zig pen black 05/G10
hat/shoes- C3, 5, 7

Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties International 2wk challenge #19 My Besties with a Pet

Welcome to the start of a new 2 week challenge at My Besties International Challenge blog!

Your challenge for the next 2 weeks at the My Besties Challenge Blog is to "Use a My Besties and pet".  I can't wait to see what you create, so that i can view it on the blog!

To join this My Besties challenge please click here! *Remember you must use any My Besties when you create your project. :) 

I think the colors of this card is perfect for fall and all of the colors from the i just love the colorfulness of this image! 

More details:
I am using the wonderful My Besties Digi called, Messy Tessy Paints her dog.

Dies used:
Clouds- Memory Box
Banner- La La land
View master- Little Darlings
Lacy heart- Cheery Lynn
foliage- Noor/Joy Crafts
heart punches- Stampin Up

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00 12, E02
hair- E41, 42, 43, 44, 439
shoes- E43, 44, 49
brush- E49, 43
pink- RV21, 23, 25, 29
blue- B91, 93, 95
orange- YR00, 04, 07
green- YG01, 03, 17
dog- E50, 51, 53, 55, 57, 02
palate- C1

Please visit my team mates blogs and see what lovely things they have created too!
Bonnie (that's me)


Friday, September 12, 2014

Sami Stamps honors Breast Cancer Awareness with Beautiful Ribbons release!

Every 1st, 3rd and 5th week of the month,  i look forward to the new release that  Sami Stamps  creates.  However this time..due to the Labor Day holiday we are having a special release called Beautiful Ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October.

We don't have a challenge going on but we DO have a DT call...please check it out and enter..we'd love to have some new team mates!  Click here for the info.

I love this image called, My Beautiful Life:

Dies used:
Butterflies and foliage are from Noor/Joy Craft
Card base is from Sue Wilson called Tuscany

Copics used:
skin- YR20, 21, 24, E02
hair- C3, 5, 7 white gel pen
top- W1, 3, CB,  RV06
jeans- B91, 93, 95

Here is the fun new release:

Want to see some more inspiration using these images?  You can check out my team mates blogs featuring them as well.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Digital Delights featuring Hookie from Dreamyland

This  Digital Delights image is from the Dreamyland collection.  His name is "Hookie" and could take you to Neverland by the looks of it!

I found a free printable pirate map online and printed it off and then cut it out.  After i did that i sprinkled some water on it by flicking water with my fingers.  Then i wadded it all up into a semi-tight ball. I carefully unwrapped it and laid it out.  Then ironed it to remove the wetness.  I adhered it to the front and back of my card.

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:

Here is the view so you can see the back as well:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair/shoes- C3, 5, 7
hat- RV63, 66, 69
feather- Y20, 21, YR24, CB
coat- R35, 37, 39, Y28
sword/hook- C1, 3
Gelly Roll/clear star

Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!