Thought I should also share with you the Tinkerbell card I made for my niece, Mackenzie's third birthday. This card went with the tutu I made and discussed in a previous post. My daughter, Katie, has previously made a set of the Tinkerbell and Friends images from the Cricut cart. I remembered that the tough part was the eyes and I can say that this time, I found the exact same result.
Her dress was cut out of green cardstock and I used my Xyron 510 to layer adhesive down to adhere green Recollections glitter and make the dress sparkly.
Here's the final result:
I used a bit of white flocking to make Tinkerbell's puffball on her shoe. This looks much more impressive in person. Once more I lack the photo generation skills necessary to accurately represent the finished product. The whole eyes and lips process on these layered images really identify my serious lack of artistic talent. I managed to end at a result that wasn't entirely embarrassing. Note to self, do some work on the web looking for hints on creating/drawing eyes, eyelashes and lips... I'll get right on that!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
My niece, Mackenzie, recently celebrated her third birthday. Cute, adorable and ever so charming, I couldn't think of a gift more enjoyable to this girly girl than a tutu. A few weeks ago, we "handed down" some of Katie's things to Kenzie which included a tutu my mother had made. My thought was that Kenzie should have her own. So I searched the net and found a very easy method for making a tutu at home. The first instructions I found could not be improved upon and are located here. She recommends using a lot more tulle than I ended up using, but I was also making this for a much smaller human. If you search the web, there are plenty of adult women making tutus for themselves. Maybe, if I was just a smidge younger I might try it....
Here's my final result:
Here's my final result:
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
In a recent post, I mentioned my use of the same design for multiple purposes. Here again is another example. Over a weekend I found myself needing to generate a sympathy card and a birthday card. How to get that complete in a few short hours while still enjoying the process and being satisfied with the outcome? The wildly diverse needs made it a unique challenge. Nobody wants to get a somber birthday card and bright colors are not appropriate for times of expressing sympathy and sorrow. Pictured here is the birthday card I designed using some scraps from an old 6 x 6 K & Company paper pad.
I decided to keep the layout and embellisments the same. The "In Sympathy" was printed on cream cardstock using MS Word. All other finishing touches for the card were exactly the same.
I used a verse from Isaiah 26 to express my heartfelt sympathy. Clinging to the Rock of our salvation is the hope by which we feel sorrow mingled with joy in times of loss.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
One of my favorite blogs, http://www.notmartha.org/, recently discussed her association with an online sewing creativity project called Project Project Runway. I thought the whole idea was so cute and inspiring, we've updated the blog with a button to click over to Just Crafty Enough. You'll need to search their posts each week (Thursday is the day for the weekly big reveal!) for the Project Project Runway posts, but it seems worth the effort for now! Look under the Challenges button or click the button to the right. Have fun! I intend to.