I’m so glad you stopped by and am very excited to participate in this my very first Hop ever! Just a couple of months ago I discovered the wonderful world of digital images and soon came across Melissa Jenkins’ incredibly fun designs. I just fell in love with them and was ‘over the moon’ to be asked to be a member of her Design Team. Such a talented group of ladies to rub 'cyber shoulders' with. Darsie and Candace are also joining me as the newest members. Tons of inspiration will be coming your way here on my blog and at the Meljen's Designs blog, especially Thursdays, where each week there is a new release and a new challenge! Each challenge gives you a chance to win free images , so I hope you play along with us. We love seeing your creations!
Alrighty then, lets get down to business…Here are Melissa's New Digital Image Releases, so cute and sure to bring a smile to your heart and brighten your day. Here at Buttons & Bows I am featuring Melissa’s New Digital Release Lovey Puppy and also Hearty Hippo, they were both so cute I couldn’t decide. Leave a comment to this post during the L-O-L Blog Hop and 1 randomly chosen winner will recieve their choice of either Lovey Puppy
or Heart-y Hippo. This week’s challenge at Meljens Design Blog is to use a ‘Fun Fold’ in your creation. I chose to make a couple of ‘Spring’ Pop-up cards to showcase these delightful images. These cards mail flat and then ‘Spring’ up when taken out of the envelope. A wonderful easy-to-follow tutorial for this project can be found Here. These cards are a lot of fun!
I Wanted to keep the cards themselves simple so they would show off the image as well as the paper and fold of the card. I cut the puppy's mouth with an x-acto knife so I could slide the heart cut-out inside. (Yeesh, that sounds a bit morbid, ok alot.....but I digress…)
Thought the fanny of this Hippo needed to have an additional layer cut out and popped up on dimensional tape, the heart is another layer on top of that. The tail and bird are also 3-D. Those big ole pearly whites were just asking for a bit of Glossy Accents, the bright pink toenails as well. (We girls always want to look our very best.)
Lovey Puppy and Hearty Hippo were colored using Prismacolor colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. A tutorial for this technique can be found Here .
Remember to leave a comment and you will be entered to win your choice of either Lovey puppy or Hearty Hippo. I will choose a random winner after the Hop closes on Tues evening and announce the following morning, 2/9 at 10AM EST right here at Buttons & Bows. If you are the winner contact me and let me know which image you would like as your prize.
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