Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pink Cat Studio challenge, Sparkle Christmas Challenge

I printed off cute Lilly the fairy at Pink Cat Studio. She's free to print for a challenge over there. Check it out if you haven't yet. I'm a newbie to creating with images printed off the computer. I had to print it a few times because I kept making the ink smear. I heat set the ink the third time and that seemed to help some. I was also able to use gamsol on it. I think I need some tips on how to get the printer ink not to smudge. I even tried the embossing feature on the nesties. Need to work on that some too! I thought the flower paper made her look like she was leaping in the flowers! I added silver bells shimmerz to her wings.

Supplies: DCWV Nana's kids, SU lovely lilac cardstock, SU scallop punch, primsacolored pencils, stickles, shimmerz and nesties.

I also found a fun challenge on Sparkle's blog. I was excited to see this challenge because I hasd stamps I hadn't used this Christmas, like my Drummer boy stamp. Plus, I had run out of Christmas cards to mail this year. I didn't make new ones this year, and had decided to use my stash of holiday cards. I ended up not having enough after all, so this challenge should allow me to have plenty at the end of the year! Sadly, I snipped off some of his ear on the left hand card. I'm still learning the sizing of the nesties.

Supplies: TAC's Reese cardstock, Olive cardstock from PTI, SU close to cocoa, stickles, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, gem from Michaels, ribbon from Michaels, SU punch, nesties, sentiment from TAC, lyra watercolor crayons.


Sparkle said...

All of your cards are darling! I need to finish up my PCS card too, lol. Great cards!

Tammi said...

Oh she's so cute running through the flowers, sweet card Anna! I find that copics work best with printer ink, doesn't smear at all. But if you don't have those, you can watercolor, but be very careful to hardly touch the ink. And I just love your Little Drummer Boy cards, that image is so sweet and one of my favs and you made some darling cards with it!!

Kim said...

Girl, it took me 45 min. to print that image out. My dern printer kept getting jammed and then it kept smearing. I was about to give up and it spit out a perfect image, LOL. You card is darling. Love that Nestie and the layout. Also love the Drummer Boy cards. That image is precious!!!!

Stephanie said...

My gosh, your cards are adorable!!