• Bonnie Crane

Alex Syberia Design May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop

Updated: May 20


I am happy to be participating in Alex Syberia Design’s Blog Hop! To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates. Please leave a comment on each of the participating designer’s blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop 05/22/2020 for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and announced on Alex’s Blog on 05/23/2020. The blog links are listed after the post! Have fun and good luck!

For this blog post I am focussing on 3 digital images ... the sweet Kokeshi Dolls ... Akemi, Fumiko and Mitsuki. My vision ... sweet, lacquered wooden dolls on a background that looks like fabric! At the end of this blog, pictures with a brief description are included of the cards made with the Precious Flowers and Wildflower Bouquet digi stamps.

To ensure the sizing of the dolls was correct for an A2 sized card, I first printed the images on copy paper before printing on Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. I cut the copy paper images out to use as masks and die cut the panel with a stitched rectangular die.

The images were copic coloured. I used 3 groupings of colours in red, yellow and rose on all three dolls. I used several blue tones starting with the darkest around each doll and working toward the lightest on the outside edge of the card to begin my background. The listing of the markers used can be found under PRODUCTS. The dolls were glazed with Nuvo Crystal Glaze and left to dry completely.

I used the paper cut outs with some double-sided tape to mask each doll. The background was stamped with Simon Says Stamp's Modern Day Blooms using Faded Jeans distress oxide ink. I deepened the shadow around each doll with B99 and 95 . The panel was mounted on black card stock and adhered to a Neenah Solar White 110lb card base.

The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Say It All Friend was embossed using white embossing powder on black card stock. I used Simon Says Stamp's Sentiment Labels to die cut both the sentiment strip and black foam. The sentiment was adhered to the foam and attached to the panel.


The Products:

Alex Syberia Design - Fumiko. Akemi, Mitsuki

Simon Says Stamp - Modern Day Blooms, Say It All Friend, Sentiment Labels

Copic Markers:

Hair - W10. BV23, 25

Skin - E15, 01, 000 Cheeks - R83

Kimonos - Y17, 13, 11, RV25, 23, 21, R30, 35, 37, yG07

Background - B04, 02, 00, 000 Shading - B95, 99

Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Distress Oxide Ink - Faded Jeans

Neenah Solar White Card Stock - 80lb and 110lb



Video Tutorial

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Precious Flowers:

The floral image was copic coloured and cut in half to create two cards! The flowers were stencilled with dots of glass bead glitter gel and mounted on foam tape. The background is ink blended with Black Soot, Pumice Stone and Peacock feathers. The embossed sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp's Say It All Friend.


Wildflower Bouquet:

This digital image is a big, beautiful bouquet that was cut in half like the previous card. The copic coloured flowers were mounted on foam tape and adhered to a simple white background stencilled with subtle dots in glass bead glitter gel. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Together.

Blog Hop Giveaway and Links:

To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates.

Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win.

Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced on Alex's Blog on 05/23/2020.

Alex Syberia

Amber Rain Davis

Hannelie Bester

Nora Niskanen

Ilda Dias

Natasha Vacca

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Yasmin Diaz

Tina Wilstrup

Rebecca Rapanaro

TaeEun Yoo

Jyoti Adhikari

Colleen Balija

Sandhya Iyer

Rightbrainart

Nicoletta Porcu

Sharon white

Elena Cazares

Bonnie Crane YOU ARE HERE!

Melissa Goodman YOUR NEXT STOP!


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Joe Sysavath

Maura R.

Enna Adams

Tracy Ware

Zubaida


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