It's time for a new Fab Friday challenge over at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog!
This week we have a sketch challenge:
I knew exactly which stamps I wanted to use with this sketch because of the trees in the sketch, even though I knew I didn't absolutely have to have trees there. But I had just gotten this cute set, and I couldn't want to try it out with the new set of Copics I had just gotten early for Christmas. Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE!!! (YILM!) I used a piece of patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs I had in my stash (Holly Jolly by Nancie Rowe-Jantiz - Hustle and Bustle Item #751). I loved both sides and used one side for the background and one for the bar across the buttom. I pulled the colors from that. The card base is actually Cranberry Crisp because it matches part of the pattern and there is a little scalloped circle of Melon Mambo behind the little elf.
Now, I want to tell you something. I don't have the matching dies for this set. And I don't have a Brother Scan & Cut. I was thinking about buying one, but I already have a Silhouette Cameo, and so I didn't really want to buy yet another machine. And then I discovered the Pix Scan sheet for the Silhouette Cameo, and I LOVE IT.
Basically, you simply peel back the cover off the sheet and stick your card stock down with your stamped images on it. You take a picture of the sheet with your smart phone making sure to get all 4 corners in the picture. Then you load the photo into the Silhouette software and trace your images. I added an offset (the white border) to the images, and welded the offset and the original tracing together. You don't have to add the offset, in which case it would cut right on the lines.
Occasionally, the software will trace parts on the interior of the image, so you have to release the lines on the shape so that you can delete those out. Finally, you load that sheet that you photographed with the card stock still on it into the Silhouette and send your cut to the machine. I have found that it works very well, even on tiny images.
I added some SU! 1/8" gold ribbon and some gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.
Below is my list of products that I used (that are still available), and I have used affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you. Stampin' Up! product links lead to their webstore, so please be sure to indicate your preference in demonstrator if it doesn't come up automatically!
You'll be able to see all of our creations and post one of your own by visiting the Fab Friday blog. You can also visit the other DT members' blogs and see what they've done with this challenge: