Thursday, December 3, 2009

Soft Pencil Thursday

As some of you already know, I was recently asked to join the Soft Pencil Design Team and today is my first post as a team member.  I discovered Elizabeth's adorable images awhile back, and really enjoy working with them, so I'm thrilled to be a part of the Design Team.  

Our challenge this week was to use one of Elizabeth's new calendar images and to use two or more layers on your project.  The image I got to work with is Thinking of 2010, and I thought I'd show it to you as it comes so you can see the possibilities with digital stamps.   



I had a few ideas in my mind, but in the end decided on this:



A calendar with removable monthly inserts.  I took a wood picture frame and painted it with Acrylic paint, added DP and sanded the edges.  The cat was printed out on some of the same DP, cut out and affixed to the frame.  Since my printer doesn't work too well on SU cardstock I printed the 2010 thought bubble on my normal white paper, colored it in with RV00 and then added stickles to the outside edges of it.  And, since I needed some little bubbles leading up to the thought, I added a few pearls.  A flower finished off the frame.  

Now for the calendar part....


I added another one of Elizabeth's images to each month.  For this particular one, I used Welcome Winter.    


I think this will end up on my daughter's desk.


Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Thinking of 2010 calendar and Welcome Winter - Soft Pencil (digi image)
Ink/Coloring: Copics R00, Acrylic Paint
P
aper: Pretty In Pink; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - SU
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Light Pink); Self Adhesive Pearls (Michael's); Flowers (Prima); Stickles (Stardust)
Tools:  Border Punch

13 comments:

April said...

What a gret usage of the calendar. I just love this!

Lisa Atha said...

OMG! I have this image too this week, and you are putting my creation to shame! I love this! What a creative idea!

Lisa Atha

Mia said...

WOW!!!! I love your idea of using a frame! VERY creative! Love your calendar!!!! Awesome job! :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Softpencil said...

I love it Jodi!!! you did a great calendar, so creative!

I love that pink polka dot paper, I´m doing the cover of my 2010 diary and I´m using that paper ;)

Welcome to Softpencil DT!!!

Leanne said...

WOW this is fantastic!! My daughter would love this on her desk too!!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

love to create said...

awesome calendar. I love it

Cat said...

Jodi, this is so cute1 I love the dimension and colors! I'm sure your daughter will love it!

Kerry said...

It's totally awesome!!! Love the pink, and the design is totally awesome! Welcome to the team!

Cathy said...

Very cute project!! Welcome to the team, we are lucky to have you!! Great job! Hugs, Cathy

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

GREAT job! Welcome to another DT, girl. You are doing GREAT, and I must say if I was your daughter, I would totally want that for my desk, too. Very pretty in pink! Hugs, Kel

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a wonderful calendar! It's good to see your creativity and a big congrats on the new DT!
hugs,
Georgia

Kristine said...

This is SOOOOO stinkin' CUTE!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this li'l calendar shadowbox :) Love your colors and the kitty too! Great job Jodi!! :)

 
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