01 November 2018

Melody - Sheepski Designs, coloured pencil

November is upon us and the start of a new challenge for Sheepski Designs challenge blog. The challenge this month is Christmas Anything.  I used the image Melody with Christmas papers and sentiment to evoke a Christmas concert or family gathering with music.

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Putting It Together

When Andrea showed the design team this new digi, my first thought when to my sister-in-law who plays and teaches piano. Her name isn't Melody, but that is the perfect name for this image. 

I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the image while I was at lunch at my day job. I kept track of the pencils used in the margin of the panel of Mi Teintes.

At home, I fussy cut the image so I could layer her on a background.

I die cut a pearled white cardsotck along with the edge of the image and then used an embossing folder from Stampin' Up. This is one of the new folders from this year's Christmas catalogue.

I die cut a mercury glass foiled paper as a matte and dry fit it with a patterned paper and a sentiment from a Paper Pumpkin of the past.

I embossed the sentiment with gold and adhered the matted image and patterned background to a white card base. I pondered a bit with the feeling it was missing something.

I die cut three leaves from the same pad and backed them with die-cut scraps of the pearled paper.

I added the leaves and three matt red 'rivits' to the corner and the card felt complete.

Inside I added a strip of the patterned paper and a festive sentiment.



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  1. And you have created the impression just as you though that was the first thing I though of an old style family get together around a piano :) very well done Rijacki
    Andrea xx

  2. Such a sweet image! I can hear a Christmas carol playing. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.


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