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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #103--Anything Goes!

Hello, hello! I am so very happy to share the exciting news that I have been one of the lucky ladies picked to hold a spot on DigiStamps4Joy's Design Team!! This is going to be an awesome adventure and I'm very much looking forward to the ride :)  The journey has just begun, but I have already met many wonderful ladies who are talented, supportive and encouraging!  If you haven't heard of DigiStamps4Joy, you should definitely check them out. They have hundreds of great digital images in their store just waiting to be printed and colored. There are new designs coming out every week, and they also have great challenges to play along with :) You should stop by and submit something this week! 

This week's challenge is Anything Goes!  I haven't done anything with a creepy factor since I started making cards, so I thought this Steampunk Spider would be so cool! I loved how robotic he looked and it made sense to use him since my son has become very interested in Transformers and robots lately, and he has a deep love of any and every kind of  creepy crawly creature.  I thought this would be fun to give to him with a little present tucked inside :)

I took a different route this time by making a bag (tutorial to come) and not a card.  I printed the spider and colored it with Copics, then fussy cut it out.  I  added Liquid Pearls and *LOVE* the way it turned out! It adds some shine, depth and interest, and I must say it's quite captivating in real life :) While letting it dry, I came up with the idea of adding the little ivory piece to resemble a flap because it just wasn't working without something solid and lighter behind the spider. After the Liquid Pearls dried, I adhered it to the front of the bag with dimensional tape, and I was finished!

Steampunk Spider (digistamps4joy image)
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Bag Punch Board
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Ranger Liquid Pearls (Dark Chocolate, Silver Pearl, Onyx Pearl, White Opal)
Foam Tape
Ivory Cardstock
My Mind's Eye cardstock
Copics (N 0; 2; 4; 6)

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me today! I hope you enjoyed your stay!


  1. The liquid pearls are perfect Sara. Your son is going to love this. I love making cards for my kids - they are always so appreciative.

  2. Hi, Darlene! So glad you stopped by and thanks for the compliment!

  3. Great project, glad you are on our DT xx I am now your 7th follower!

    1. Thanks, Jackie! I'm really excited to be part of the team, too :)

  4. Cool project, nice added touch with the liquid pearls, that is awesome stuff. Thanks for joining our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at cc&cc cheers Sue N x

  6. I think this is so striking, fab make, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

  7. stunning... cool.. woooow... love it ... thank you for sharing your talent with us at Art by Mi Ran Challenge #18... good luck ;)



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