Saturday, April 4, 2015

My First DT Post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #7 - Anything goes

I'm SUPER excited to reveal my first DT post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog! It's always anything goes so I hope you start entering regularly!! So join in on the fun during this two week challenge! Can't wait to see what you, my faithful followers, create!!

This month we have not one, not two, BUT THREE sponsors! Cottage Rose Graphics, Kith and Kin Stamp Company, Michele R Designs. Here's the sponsor's links and the prizes...

First Sponsor

Prize ~ $20 to spend in store

Second Sponsor

Prize ~ 3 Images

Third Sponsor
Prize ~ 10 Gift Voucher


On with my project!!!! 

I was given the cutest digi called Jordan Rock Star by Kith and Kin Stamp Co. I decided to decorate a 5" x 7" flip top notebook with the image.

I started by reducing the image and printing with the economy setting. I didn't want a heavy harsh line as I colored Jordan in. Where I needed darker lines I traced with a black Copic multiliner 0.3 for more contrast.

Since Jordan is a rock star I decided to give his skin an edgy, grundge look by shading with a BV00 Copic. I also used a real jeans swatch soaked in colorless blender to give his jeans an authentic stonewashed look. Once I fussy cut him out, I ran a black Copic along the white edges of the paper to color them. That makes it look like I cut him out perfectly.

Here's a look at the whole notebook. Using a card front from DCWV and scraps I created this notebook cover. I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest. However, the addition of wood veneers made me very happy. I inked one with Distress ink and covered in glossy accents and I covered the remaining two wood veneers in coordinating scraps.

The Cricut cuts were made using my Cricut Explore and design space. I believe the notes and stars were from Hannah Montana cartridge. I decided to try my hand at some rock star lettering. LOL! Well, I think that makes this work of art a definite original.

I love the definition and style of this notebook and I believe it will make a little boy very happy.

  • Jordan Rock Star digi by Kith and Kin Stamp Co. 
  • 5"x 7" kraft cover notebook from Dollar Tree
  • Stampendous Mixed Media Cardstock
  • DCWV card front - Boyhood box of cards
  • Bo Bunny - Mama-Razzi shutter cardstock
  • Basic Grey - striped cardstock
  • Bazzill - black and blue cardstocks
  • Cricut Explore - music notes
  • Star paper, Wood veneers from my stash
  • Wink of Stella - clear
  • American Crafts - red twine
  • Elizabeth Crafts spring action scissors (fussy cut scissors)
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China applied with Imagine Crafts - Brushstix
  • Adhesives: ATG, Ranger multi medium matte, Glossy Accents, Zig 2 Way glue pen
  • Copic Multiliner black .05, blue .03
  • Copics (see below)

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  1. WOW a fantastic submission for your first DT, well done. I love your cover of the notebook using the fun image. All the elements added are a great addition, awesome work xx
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  2. Great job, and welcome to the team again. Very cool project, and the image is awesome. Well done!

    Leanne DT Sister!

  3. Super fun project! The image is adorable and awesome job with the coloring/shading! Congrats on your first DT project! BL

  4. Jordan is definitely edgy! I love the colors you chose, absolutely rock and roll. So cool you did the free hand "rock on". This will definitely be a fun notebook to use!

    Thanks so much for playing along at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting,

  5. This is such a great card! I love the Rock n' Roll theme and you colored it wonderfully!! Thanks for joining our Craftin Desert Diva's Anything Goes Linky Party!!
    DT Tina

  6. So cute! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Left of Center Creative Challenges this week!

  7. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet.

  8. A definite original and a wonderful rocker too, great work, must be great to write in this notebook :) Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges! Hope to see you again

  9. Cute card and image. Thanks for sharing with us st Artbymiran challenge. Good luck.
    Vesi -DT

  10. What a super cute card!!! Nicely put together, love the design of it. Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  11. I so love this guy and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week with our ATG challenge. please come and play again very soon.

  12. Awesome coloring that's a nice cover! Thanks for joining the CDD Anything Goes Linky Party DT Jessica happy crafting


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