Monday, November 20, 2017

Purple Ppinky Dolls Christmas Card

It is a Sketch Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. I am using an image from one of our sponsors, Ppinky Dolls, named Little Star.

I'll be honest. I had difficulty coloring this image. In fact, the last time we were sponsored by Ppinky Dolls, I did not give justice to the pretty image with my coloring. I requested this image for the DT. It is just right for me to use it in my creation for this challenge. I think this is my third try in coloring this image. I finally gave up on using watercolor pencils and resorted to colored pencils. I think I finally found the recipe to coloring Ppinky Dolls!

After coloring the image, using an old tool by EK Success Curvy Cutter, I cut this into an oval. I am out of practice using this tool, since in my failed coloring, wherein I cut the paper first before coloring, I frayed the paper at the edges. I still did it on this one but it wasn't as bad as the first two times. I smoothed the edges using a file.

I applied a thin layer of Tim Holtz Distress Glaze to the colored images. I buffed the excess off using a rag. I blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China to the background. The Distress Glaze protected the colored images from the ink blending. It also protected the image from the water I spritz to the blended background. I picked up the droplets with a paper towel. Using Distress Glaze saved me a lot of time from creating a paper mask and/or applying masking fluid to the image. It did create a halo around the images which actually made the image pop.

I added a lot of details to this digital image. When I say a lot, it is A LOT! I cut a scalloped oval using the Cricut Design Space. I also used the CDS to cut a white pearl mat for the image. I am using Doodlebug Frosty Friends 6x6 paper pad for the patterned papers. The quarter panels have stitched borders on it. I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders to create the stitches. The sentiment was also stamped on patterned paper from the same collection. I heat embossed this using white powder. I blended Tim Holtz Distress Ink Faded Jeans to make the sentiment pop. The embossing resisted the inking but I did have to wipe off the ink from the embossed sentiment. I fuzzy cut the sentiment. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow stamp set. It is a curved sentiment but with the use of a ruler, I straightened the sentiment then picked it up with the acrylic block. I applied some Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Confetti Silver Mix as an add-on.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed & brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.


  1. What an adorably sweet card! Love the layout too and the fun little touch of glitter!