Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Projects from Nikki

Good morning everyone... Nikki here and today is my day to show you some of the projects I have been working on using my newest Scrapdoodles stash!  

My first card features the most adorable Magnolia image, called Little Mermaid.  When I started to color this image, my intent was to match it with this perfectly beachy cardstock, but I soon found that this little mermaid has a mind of her own :)  Once I colored her in these colors, I couldn't imagine her any other way!  Since I didn't have the perfectly matched cardstock, I made my own by coloring the edges of the purple matted piece with the same colors I used on her fin.  Then I cut strips of the embossed blue cardstock from Bazill Basics and inked the edges again with a Copic marker.  Then to blend it a bit, I used the colorless blender pen and the result looks  a little aged and that it was supposed to be that way...  oh how I love it when that happens!  I finished the card by making a medallion out of the same cardstock I used on the background.  This image is so amazing (and so much fun to color!!) that I wanted it to be the star of the show!
Here is a close up of my Copic coloring and the sparkly detail I added with Stickles.
What I used: Copic Markers, Bazill Basics Swiss Dot Embossed cardstock, white cardstock, Stardust Stickles, Fancy Pants Rusted Sun Buttons, sentiment from Unity Stamps, image from Magnolia, embroidery floss, glue dots and May Arts ribbon.

My next project started out as a birthday party favor and wound up as a gift for my sweetie this Valentine's Day!  I started with a button keeper jar from Doodlebug Design, that I filled with chocolate hearts.  Then I made a scalloped white border for a strip of adorable cupcake paper from Little Yellow Bicycle and attached it around the body of the jar.
Next I added a ribbon around the neck of the jar.  I made a sentiment tag by stamping the sentiment and then trimming around it and attaching it with a pearl corsage pin that I colored using a Copic.  I curled the end of the pin with needle nosed pliers so that it won't poke anyone!
I colored and cut out a cupcake image and adhered it to the top of the jar.  I added stickles to make it glittery, just like the cardstock.
 Here is the finished product....
 What I used: Copic markers, Stardust Stickles, white cardsotck, Little Yellow Bicycle cardstock (Cupcakes Galore with Glitter), May Arts ribbon, Doodlelicious Design button keeper jar, Unity stamps (I'll Always Love You).

 My last project is a set of three tags that I was thinking would be fantastic to attach to Valentine treats for classmates or co-workers.  This cute little dragon image is also perfect for a prince or a princess!

What I used: Copic markers, Imaginisce stamp: Enchanted Collection (Dragon), Fancy Pants Rusted Sun buttons, Cardstock: Fancy Pants: About a Girl (Brooklyn), My Mind's Eye (Be Loved), We R Memory Keepers: Be My Valentine (Together), white gel pen, embroidery floss, May Arts ribbon, heart buttons from my personal stash.

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

Love your projects, Nikki! Great tip about curling the end of the pin.