Monday, February 13, 2017

Let Your Hair Down with Paper Nest Dolls


I have a very sweet project for you today. The rubber stamp that I used today is from Paper Nest Dolls, entitled “Let Your Hair Down” Isn’t she the cutest? Christine Young is the designer and artist. Check out her shop. She has rubber stamps and digital images available.



My first thing to do was the Copic coloring and finding a die to use. I settled on a Spellbinder’s die and my Copic colors are:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 13, R20;
Dress: BG10, 11, 13, 18, T5, and
R21, 22, 29;
Hair: Y23, YR21, E15, 18;
Roses and flowers in hair: R21, 22, 29,
with gold gel pen for accents.


My oval frame was cut with a Spellbinder’s die out of Ocean Mist 100# cardstock from Gina K Designs. I also used Gina K’s “Here Comes the Sun” designer paper for my background. As you can see in the picture, my card layers are the designer paper, Gina K’s 120# White, and more of the Ocean Mist. My final touches are the flowers and flat-backed red pearls, all from my stash.



“Let Your Hair Down” will be entered in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes w/optional twist
All Sorts Challenge – Hearts and/or Flowers

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please contact me. Most of my used products are listed below.
Aletha Jane







Some affiliated links are listed below at no cost to you. The supplies for making this project were purchased by me, but if you click on the pics below and make a purchase, I will receive a commission. I want to thank everyone for their continued support of my art.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

You are Fabulous


Today I have a card created with a couple of Ellen Hutson’s clear stamps. Flowers have been my thing for a very long time and I found some “mondo” sized blooms that are created by Julie Ebersole. 

The “mondo” bloom for my project was the “Mondo Peony.” I colored one of the blooms (there are four blooms in this set) with Copics. I do apologize, I have misplaced my list of Copic markers, but I do remember that I began my coloring with the R000, and worked my way up from there. I will be doing this one again. After I finished the layout I realized that the petals did not have enough curve to them.



I used my Misti to stamp the “You Are” in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neena white cardstock trimmed to 5” square. This 5” square was mounted on Gina K Designs 100# Tomato Soup cardstock with a ¼” boarder. I then mounted that on Gina K Designs 120# White Base Weight cardstock.


For the completion, I fussy cut the peony and attached it with foam tape for dimension. The “fabulous” die was cut three times and glued together for a layered die cut. To add some sparkle I added clear glitter pen.  The final touches were a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh sequins with a drop of Nuvo gold glitter drops in the middle of the sequins. I do love me some sparkle and bling! (For a complete list of ALL supplies used, see the links below.)

“You Are Fabulous” will be entered in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread – Anything Goes
Outlawz Monday Challenge – A Friendship card

Thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions, or need help with anything, please contact me.
Aletha Jane
AJ’s Design Artz

Some affiliated links are listed below at no cost to you. The supplies for making this project were purchased by me, but if you click on the pics below and make a purchase, I get a commission. I want to thank everyone for their continued support of my art.

The legends for all affiliated/non-affiliated links are:
SSS – Simon Says Stamp



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