Friday, 19 July 2013

Using a Holiday Stamp for a Non-Holiday Card!


The homework for Day 4, week 2, was quite a surprise. This is what it said..............

"Now it is your turn to stretch your holiday products and use them on a non-holiday card. Grab some patterned paper, stamps, stickers—anything—and get creating!"



Oh my, here I really had a tough challenge. Well, easy peasy if you have plenty of holiday stamps....Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day etc. Guess what! I don't!
Not only did I have to use the above homework challenge, but I also had to use this weeks colour combination.

I found my few Christmas stamps and look really hard at them. Thinking, thinking......and thinking. Finally I cracked the nut....LOL.

Here is my Homework card:


The little girl sitting on the present is actually a pixie girl. All I did was masked off the long top of her hat so it looked more like an ordinary hat. Plus the choice of colouring makes a BIG difference. This is how I converted a Christmas stamp into a Birthday stamp.

I rarely colour stamps, but this time I got a chance the use the few Promarkers I own. That was also a good practice. After colouring the Birthday Girl I fuzzy cut her and adhered her to the card base with 3D mounts.


Skin:
# Ivory
# Blush
# Rose Pink

Hair:
# Apricot
# Cocoa

Dress:
# Pastel Blue
# Sky Blue
# Rose Pink

Present:
# Marsh Green
# Rose Pink


Supplies used:

3 comments:

  1. Great job with this one! Love the idea of changing her hat. The doodled lines are a perfect anchor too!

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  2. Well aren't you the clever pixie! :) I would never have thought of that, great idea!

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  3. sooooooo adorable!!! I love this card! its very clean and super cute!!!!

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