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In & Out of Studio 3D
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
P is for Pockets
Topic: A-Z round 1

I used a stitching sticker for the front of this card and the fabric text stickers give a hint as to what one might find inside. 

The center folder is stitched inside the card which is folded with a double wide spine. The folder is made from a single sheet of double-sided 12 x 12 scrapbook paper. The folder instructions were gleaned from a Tim Holtz DVD.

 

These are only two of the four pockets that the folder presents. The intent would be to fill them with gift cards, lottery tickets, cash or anything else one might wish to present as a gift.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
O is for Oval
Topic: A-Z round 1

Although you will recognize the diamond printed vellum from yesterday's napkin card, this card started with an oval tag. With the tag in hand I went around the studio, finding an item and adding it then looking for the next. When I work this way, without gathing all the elements first, I am as surprised by the outcome as anyone.

This is the order in which I found and added elements: oval, ribbon roses, punched leaves, blue fabric flowers, gold flower centers, vellum, ribbon, outer brackets, inner brackets.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Monday, 14 January 2008
N is for Napkins
Topic: A-Z round 1

I used my Xyron to apply a layer of adhesive to the already-folded card front. Then I applied just the top layer of a dinner napkin and trimmed it up.

The image was just too bright so I found the light weight vellum with a very faint diamond  print and cut it to fit. I ran this through the Xyron for adhesive and sealed directly to the surface of the napkin. I burnished it well to seal.

Because of the elegant and subdued feel of this card I make it a sympathy card with a peel-off.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Sunday, 13 January 2008
M is for Mask
Topic: A-Z round 1

I had an idea to make a Mardi Gras mask and this is the result. I designed a stitching pattern using CorelDraw and stitched it out using metallic Sulky threads in green, purple and gold.  

I added sequins with green/purple beads and then stitched on coordinating ribbons with the same sequind and beads.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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Saturday, 12 January 2008
L is for Lace
Topic: A-Z round 1

Brown paper lace on a light rose paper sets the tone for this card. I added a cream ribbon with brown dots and three printed die-cut butterflies. The butterflies are mounted with the bodies glued down and the wings held aloft by silicone glue underneath. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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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

 


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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


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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

 


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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


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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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