Monday, October 19, 2009

Katie Caroler (and LPS sketch challenge)

Well, it's official: I have that danged H1N1--at least I had some fun at its expense with Mo's Swine Flu image. Take that piggy cooties! hehehe (or should I say 'snort snort'?) ynuk ynuk. (I caught it supremely early though & took an antiviral which seems to be helping a lot.)

'Tis the season to be sneezin'!

Moving onto a more pleasing season:
this card uses the new LPS Christmas set {Katie Caroler}...

{Katie Caroller} LPS melstampz

1...Little Paper Shop's nifty new releases
2...LPS sketch challenge to make this card (spotlight technique with masking)


Sadly, while I've been sick, I missed posting for the
Little Paper Shop's newest releases,
but you can see them in all their glory on the LPS blog:

{Katie Caroler}
one of the newest releases from LPS


...make this card
(spotlight technique with masking)

Step 1} Print ledger paper & Stamp & emboss Katie onto it.

Want ledger paper? I bought this ledger paper digital image at Lazar studios here. You should also be able to find free ledger paper in these previous posts or in my 4shared files here.

Step 2} -Cut a nestabilities shape (label) then trace it onto your stamped image (lightly with a pencil) Cut the label shape out.

Step 3} Stamp & cut 3 Katies (1 to colour & 2 to use as masks)

Step 4} Choose your favourite Katie & colour her.

Step 5} Using the remaining 2 Katie images as masks, sponge ink onto the image to colour the sky; fill in any blank spots & create clouds with a blender pen. [I just used two masks (instead of 3) & moved them as I went along to save cutting.]

Step 6} Add white glitter to the snowy hill.

Step 7} Assemble &:

A) Adhere the label shape to red cardstock & cut it to create a thin red border
B) Stick coloured Katie to the image
C) Use a sakura souffle pen to make snowflake dots

Step 8} Line the image up on the card (I'm not sticking it on yet, since I wanna add brads to the girls' hats...

I used patterned paper for my card & I wanted the white part of Yule Log basic grey paper lined up with the hill in the image, but it wasn't a perfect match on one side, so I cheated & filled it in with the white souffle pen.

Step 9} Add more dots for snow all over the card.

Step 10} Finish it up:

A) Tie a ribbon on
B) Add brads to the girl's hats (white & red here)
C) Adhere the label to the card

Finally, add the "silent night" sentiment & the lamp post

(the saying & the lamp are also in the {Katie Caroler} stamp set--
along with the cutest little fence)

Thanks much for stopping in
Hope you're having a fantabulous day,

Public service announcement: ;o) I'm certainly no doctor, but I thought I should share a couple of things. If you have flu symptoms, please avoid taking Asprin (aka acetylsalicylic acid--due to its potential for causing Reye's syndrome.)

If you start to get flu symptoms, (mine started with a tightness & tickle in my throat), then you might want to ask your doctor about antiviral medications & catch it early (not advising anything at all, of course, but I thought I'd share that they are out there.) If you are worried you can't afford antiviral medications, please inquire about coverage. They might be covered or free in your area. (They were free for us in BC Canada.) If you are prescribed liquid Tamiflu you might want to read this dosage warning.

Hope you & yours won't get sick at all, so you don't even have to think about this stuff!


Unknown said...

Super fabu as always. Thanks for lots of little ideas here Miss Piggy (kai-ya!).

Lora said...

This is so sweet. I love how you show us how you make your projects.
Hope you are feeling better soon!
lora x

Stampinsilvia said...

your card is just awesome! I love love love it. Praying your on the mend soon! Hugs to you and your hubby!

Heather said...

This is wonderful! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Gorgeous card, Mel! So happy to see you back in "blog land" although Im so sorry you don't feel well! Your card is just adorable!

Tatanky said...

It's great to see your creations again. Hope you feel well soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi MEL..:)
Fab reations as always ..
Hope you feel better real soon..
Take Care:)xxx

Ann Kranitz said...

FUN FUN!!!! Glad to see you blogging again...feel good!!

SAMARA said...

Hi Mel - SO happy to see your card. I LOVE it. Your creativity brings these cutie pies right onto the street as though it is real life! The detail is stunning and your instructions so clear and easy to follow. Also, your loving care is so nice of you! Just came back from 7 hours in ER - Swine Flu and Pneumonia...EEK! Yup, Canada's the best! Well, at least lots of cards to create and to appreciate. I love seeing your name on my inbox. Your cards are yummy delicious!! Thanks so much and be very well. Praying for your health and laughter. Samara

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Oct [LA 06:00pm, NY 08:00pm] - 20 Oct [UK 01:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

Dawn said...

cute as can be....

you take care now!! get better soon

Laura said...

Hi Mel,
Just found your blog through my google analytics letting me know you posted a link to my bag tutorial last year!!!! Thank you so much for featuring me :)
Your cards are beautiful and I'm glad your feeling better :)


Karleen said...

So glad to hear you're finally starting on the mend. I just couldnt resist buying this little gal especially when i see what you have done with her. Soooooo Cute

Karleen said...

So glad to hear you're finally starting on the mend. I just couldnt resist buying this little gal especially when i see what you have done with her. Soooooo Cute

Kryssi said...

MEL! Love your work!! And thanks for an amazing 6 months on Caardvarks! I have thoroughly enjoyed your inspiration and friendship throughout!! KIT! XO!

Anonymous said...

Oh hun, feel better, gets lots of rest, drink fluids yada yada. I hope you are better soon, love the card, TFS!

Pam Varnell said...

This is just gorgeous. I LOVE it.