It's time for another SplitcoastStampers Dirty Dozen/Alumni "reunion day" (I liked Jami's wording!). We've been getting together on the 20th of the month for a few months now and it's always fun to see what each of us comes up with, using the same parameters.
This month's requirement is to use a girl image and make it "something sweet". The restriction is no standard 4.25" x 5.50" card, so my mind immediately went to my monthly calendar that I hadn't made a February page for yet! Since it's a 6"x6" page, that fit the bill perfectly! Here's what I came up with:
For a girl image, I used Elzybells' Peace, Dream & Wishes (those are the labels on this sweet little angel's bottles of hearts she is doling out)! The original image is stars she is scattering from her cloud, but I changed them to candy hearts for February Valentines -- does that fit the "sweet" part of the challenge?!! Her little hearts are cut out from the patterned paper I used here, which are notecards from the Target Dollar Spot!
I stamped Elzy in Brilliance Graphite Black on Curious Iridescent Cryogen White cardstock, colored her with Copic markers and accented her hair with gold Copic Spica glitter pen and her wings with clear Spica. Her heart shape is cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Hearts and it's popped up on dimensionals. I airbrushed Rose Pink R81 Copic marker around the edges of her heart, using Copic's Airbrush System . . . here's a closeup, so you can see the detail a little better:
Lovin' that airbrush system -- I really like that soft halo effect that leaves white around her!
The patterned heart cardstock was cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped & Classic Hearts . . . I cut the large scalloped one first, then cut out the classic heart from the middle and positioned it in the lower left of the page. I created the calendar myself in Excel and printed it onto the Cryogen White shimmer cardstock and rounded the corners. That little heart on the 14th day was created with a Copic marker in this way (click on images for a larger view):
Just touch the brush tip to the paper in one direction and then again in the other direction, for an instant perfect heart shape (yours probably won't have that darker spot at the bottom -- I was holding down my marker too long for the photo)!
I faux stitched the corners of this page, using a paper piercing tool and white gel pen. The red layer is Stampin' Up's Real Red and I scalloped the edges with Fiskars decorative scissors. The base layer is SU's Pixie Pink. Light pink grosgrain ribbon is Stampin' Up.
Here's how the page looks in the wood hanger I got from Doodliedoo, all gussied up with ribbon. The page fits into a clear 6"x6" scrapbook page sleeve (Stampin' Up!) and hangs by binder rings:
I can't wait to see what the other girls came up with -- you can check out all their stuff in this gallery. Enjoy your Sunday!