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Group One
In & Out of Studio 3D
Friday, 11 January 2008
K is for Kids
Topic: A-Z round 1

This illistration began as a French laundry soap ad on a collage sheet. The off-center mat is really a moss green and is backed with a blue/gree/yellow striped scrapbook paper. I added peel-off stars to mimic those in the graphic and then a few tiny ones in the boy's sky. 

The final touch was two fabric text stickers.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Thursday, 10 January 2008
J is for Junk
Topic: A-Z round 1

I cut apart an old Christmas card that had these great graphic bands printed on it. I mounted on a printed scrapbook paper and then Topped off with a 3D element. 

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Wednesday, 9 January 2008
I is for Icicles
Topic: A-Z round 1

Today I decided to create some digital art. These window scenes are created in three layers: the winter scene, the icicles, and the window frame.

 


I think the thrid one is my favorite.

They will be printed directly onto cardstock, creased at the top of the window and trimmed to make cards.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
H is for Herbs
Topic: A-Z round 1

On this scene of pots and herbs I treated the plant a little differently. I used fine scissors and 'fringed' the edges of each branch of the stalks and 'fluffed' them with a fingertip. The stalks are then only glued at the center. It gives a nicer effect to the 3D scene. 

I also really curled the pots before gluing them down. They are glued with depth at their centers and flush at their edges.

I added lots of layers to frame out the litle scene and added a fabric text sticker to the top corner.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Monday, 7 January 2008
G is for Gift-wrap
Topic: A-Z round 1

A glittery floral giftwrap serves as the background for a 3D medallion I downloaded online.

The little pink-centered daisies really complement the centerpiece.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Sunday, 6 January 2008
F is for Fifties
Topic: A-Z round 1

I had a brilliant idea in the middle of the night and this fifties 'Rockola' jukebox is the result. For this I plowed through my drawer called 'wow papers' and found all kinds of sparkly stuff. I trimmed it up with mesh, peel-offs, stickers and such. 

For the inside I made little 45 records with two hole punches and a hole reinforcement.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Saturday, 5 January 2008
E is for Elegant
Topic: A-Z round 1

I hope you will agree that this qualifies as Elegant! I stitched the corners through stickers and added a 3D floral arrangement in the center. The dotted background is scrapbook paper. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Friday, 4 January 2008
D is for Distressing
Topic: A-Z round 1

Distressing is not something I do very often in my artwork. But it is on my assigned list so...

This lady is a 3D sheet although I did not cut it as assigned. The background is from the same set and came with the fan affixed. I used an Adriondack inkpad direct-to-paper to distress the edges before mounting on a scrapbook paper with a crackle finish.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 

 


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Thursday, 3 January 2008
C is for Corrugated
Topic: A-Z round 1

It is just coincidence that C is for Christmas as well as for Corrugated! I didn't plan to start making Christmas cards this early! I had the red corrugated cardstock and when I went through my supplies I found several premade 3D tags and embellishments that someone gave me. They happened to be related to Christmas, so this is where I ended up. 

To this one I added some epoxy stickers for a finishing touch.

 

I had fun making this fireplace to hang my tag with stocking.  I scored the corrugated stock to give the impression of bricks and finished with peel-off gifts on the mantle and the greeting.

A panel of corrugated stock was torn to make a top and bottom element. The three ornament stickers were hung from the upper block and a couple of bitty holly stickers frame the top. I used a fine-line watercolor marker to draw a broken border all around.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


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Wednesday, 2 January 2008
B is for Buckle
Topic: A-Z round 1

I chose 'buckle' for B but I didn't have a buckle! I made this one out of a label mount and some wire. I selected the ribbon because it was the only one I had in the size to fit the buckle!

I then designed a card to fit the colors of the ribbon. The dress is cut out of a printed scrapbook paper and the ribbon wrapped and attached (using silicon). I used watercolor markers to draw on a few styling details and added coordinating brads for buttons.

The completed piece is then glued to a text-printed scrapbook paper and then onto a card front. The final piece is the text sticker placed on the 'hemline' 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Tuesday, 1 January 2008
A is for Applique
Topic: A-Z round 1

The self-challenge is off and running! For the first-round A entry I chose 'applique'.

This piece is overall about 9.5 inches square. I began with 4 scrapbook papers in plaids resembling fabrics and cut two hearts out of each using my Coluzzle. These I arranged in a circle on a sheet of scrapbook paper with a quilted fabric print. In the center I arranged a triangle of each print, overlapping as needed.

I used a white gel pen to create 'stitches' on each patch, with a different stitch for each color.

I cut the piece down to a square and mounted on sturdy cardboard. I cut an aperture in a final pattern of paper and adhered it overlapping the outside edges of the square. I used a purple gel pen to mark out stitching around this binding.

This piece was then wrapped to the back using a bookbinding corner process. A final piece was cut to 'line' the back of the panel.

The final step was to install eyelets at the two corners and tie on a length of green plaid ribbon for hanging.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Monday, 31 December 2007
Closing Out the Season
Now Playing: handmade Christmas cards from online friends
Topic: Work By My Friends

I received a lot of cards this season from online friends. Some were mailed from overseas and may yet still arrive so this entry will be updated to include those as time goes by.

Added 1/10/08:

Gerda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of 12/30/07:

Bev

Claudette

Dutch Girls

Idabelle

Leanne

Lin

Maggie

Nancy

Sheena

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Thursday, 10 January 2008 7:00 PM PST
Sunday, 30 December 2007
New Daily Challenge
Now Playing: my new year
Topic: Techniques

I have a plan to challenge myself in the new year by working with assigned themes and techniques. I had my hubby help me brainstorm to come up with 7 words for each letter of the alphabet. I will work from these in letter order. On the first round I can select any of the words from letter A the first day, B the second, etc. In each successive round I will have fewer choices to work with (but more time to think about them!) It will take me to the middle of July (half-a-year) to finish my challenge.

Here is the list I will work from.

A

Antique, appliqué, aperture, adventure, acetate, alcohol ink, alphabet

B

Boxes, buckle, buttons, bones, bandana, bow, beedz

C

Crucifix, cornucopia, corrugated, camel, candy wrappers, caramel, crayon

D

Dragonflies, dangle, dogs, date, dawn, die cuts, distressing

E

Elegant, eagle, endearing, egg, envelope, ephemera, eyelet

F

Fabric, fabulous, fruit, fifties, fibers, foiling, frames

G

Gift-wrap, giant, gold, glitter, games, gel, grunge

H

Holes, holy, honey, hero, herbs, husking, hand

I

Iris folding, icon, indigo, illness, Irish, iron, icicle

J

Jewelry, juicy, joy, jump rings, junk, joker, jamboree

K

Kids, king, knight, kisses, knife, knit, kismet

L

Lace, lettering, love, lips, luscious, lumpy, luminescent

M

Mask, magnet, motor, mountain, minutes, mesh, metal tape

N

Notions, neon, natural, needle, night, napkins, nuts

O

Ornament, oil, onyx, opal, oval, origami, one-stroke painting

P

Pen & ink, pop-up, polymer clay, photos, papermaking, pockets, paste paper

Q

Quilt, quarter, queen, quick, quill, quirky, q-tips

R

Rubber stamps, ribbon, road, round, rainbow, re-inkers, redline tape

S

Shrink plastic, slit, stencils, serendipity, salvage, shaving cream, slide mount

T

Tins, tea, tags, transfer, texture, tiles, tuxedo

U

Underwear, used, uvula, upper, umbrella, underwater, UTEE

V

Valentines, values, vote, variegated, vellum, Versamark, volume

W

Window, white, wiggle, winding, walnut ink, watches, wire

X

Xylene, x-ray, xylophone, xqzmwa, XOXOX, xerographic, xylography

Y

Year, yellow, Yankee, yacht, yarn, yearbook, yeast

Z

Zipper, zebras, zone, zig-zag, zen, zoo, zenith

The challenge starts January 1. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 30 December 2007 9:05 AM PST
Saturday, 29 December 2007

This is a tile from http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/. I cut away successive parts to make a 3D medallion of it. Doesn't she do grand work? 

I mounted on a scrapbook paper with the look of brushmarks and added a velum sticker scripture to it.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Friday, 28 December 2007
Buttoned up Dragonflies
Topic: New Work

Ohh, I do love these dragonflies. You've seen them before.

This time I added some coordinating ribbon and buttons to finish off the corners. 

The text on the ribbons are vellum stickers.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Thursday, 27 December 2007
A Little Sparkle
Topic: New Work

I was gifted with these sparkly strips of paper that are supposed to by used to make 'lucky stars' with origami...

...nah, I used them for paper weaving. They are irridescent and have roses faintly printed on them so I mounted yellow roses done up in 3D over the panel.  

It is trimmed around with gold peel-offs that I used a green Sharpie on. It is all mounted on a speckled scrapbook paper.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


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Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Art Gifts for the New Year
Now Playing: Christmas gifts from family to feed my habit
Topic: Books

My family filled my stocking with wonderful resources for a new year of art.

This book has the basics of making books in the first half and 12 book projects in the second. What a great resource for making artist books.

This box contains an art journal with already created backgrounds. There is a set of cards with creativitiy ideas for art journalizing.

WOW, 650 paper craft projects!. That's more than enough for a year of crafting.

Instructions for fifteen origami boxes (I only know how to make one of these now).

A Monopoly game for the scrapbooker. You design your own board with family photos!

Crafter's Heaven!

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


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Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Merry Christmas!
Topic: Photo

For Christmas Day I decided to share with you some of the decorations in my house. I'm not ALWAYS in the studio!

I have angels collected from various sets, gifts, bargains, and some handmade. I gathered some together for this display on the mantle over the fireplace.


A snow village made of plastic canvas was made for me by a friend in exchange for some artwork I made for her. I have some fake snow that I sometimes use but this year placed it with fun-foam snowflakes in a trio of colors and over a translucent plastic drape imprinted with icicles.


The third display starts out as just a chest with a white cloth and a christmas candle in a holder. As the season progresses each card received is added to the table. This sits just inside my front door so all visitors can see it.


And finally, the last set of Christmas cards made this season. These I share as my Christmas greeting to you.

And so, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


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Monday, 24 December 2007
Holiday Leftovers
Topic: New Work

Gotcha! We are NOT talking 'food leftovers'!

The snowmen are cut from a length of wired-edge ribbon. The blue borders are torn from the inside lining of an envelope from last Christmas. They came with the silver foil snowflakes. I added three silver peel-off snowflakes to each.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Sunday, 23 December 2007
A Trio of Christmas Wishes
Topic: New Work

A little Christmas cheer that celebrates our soldiers. This 3D is framed up by a sticker border from (and you've heard this before) a dollar store sticker sheet. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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