Amanda (YT: Scrimpingmommy), who was the second prize winner of my Birthday and Blog Launch Giveaway, chose the subject matter for this latest digi. She decided to have a digi drawn to look like her daughter, Lexi. She sent me a few pictures of her and told me what her summer school uniform looked like. She also told me that her daughter liked dogs and cats so I had to include a little dog, of course. 🙂
When I got to thinking about Lexi going to school, I thought about how her puppy might feel each morning as she left. The puppy might try to be really really good. Sit up straight, and think to himself that he thought he could fit in Lexi’s school bag and should be allowed to go to school with her. For her part, Lexi might be having fun training her little dog how to sit and stay. That’s the scene that I imagined as I drew this custom digi (“Lexi Trains Puppy”) and then crafted this scene tag.
I printed out the digi three times. If you print out the image twice at 5×7″ size, you get two images on one 8.5×11″ plain white card stock. Then if you use less tacky tape to adhere the patterned paper over the parts of the second image that you want patterned for paper piecing (e.g., gingham dress and polka dot bag), you can re-print the digi over the taped patterned paper. Voila, all set for fussy cutting and paper piecing!
HINT: For paper piecing to look a part of the image rather than flat, use a light Copic coloring on the patterned paper where shadows should be. I used C3 for a pale grey on the dress and R30 on the book bag.
The following is a video share of the tag I made:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! WOOF
This is so cute, I really love, how it´s been set up with the awesome background.
Aww you are so kind! Turns out that the real Lexi actually walks down a similar wooded path to go to school. Love it when that happens and what I’ve imagined is actually true! LOL thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
So adorable Kristina.
Aww thanks so much Mandi! xoxo, Kristina
that is just way cute 😀
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this is an adorable image and LOVE the story you made up to go along with the winners little girl. lol
thank you for sharing these beauties And also ideas on using them.
Adorable – love the background too!
Aww thanks so much! You are so kind. Hugs, Krisitna
Wow that is such a cute cute cute digi you do awesome work 🙂 Toodles,,,^..^,,,Melissa
Aww thanks Melissa! xoxo, Kristina
So adorable! I love your tag. Great background for the digi. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown
Thank you so much Edwina! I hope you enjoy the digi too. Hugs, Kristina
Thank you so much! Love your digis! Your tag is wonderful! I have scrapbook papers with lifelike backgrounds, and I was never sure how to use them, so that would be a great use! Thank you for that idea! Not sure if it will work with the ones I have, but it might be worth a try! 🙂 I love how you colored the dog and little girl. Beautiful! The little flowers and dragonflies are a great touch; really completes the look of the woodsy trail! 🙂
Oh you are so sweet. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I hope you have great success using those photo-realistic papers. I love mine and while they are sometimes harder to use than the simple patterned papers, they can make project so interesting so easily. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the free digis too! Hugs, Kristina