Sunday, April 5, 2020

Felt on Digital Image

Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. The challenge theme is on Footwear. Our challenge sponsor is SheepSki Designs. The image I am using is a scene image that I cropped to focus on the high heeled shoes the lady is wearing. She was laying on her belly with her feet up. After I cropped the shoes, I rotated the image to make the shoes upright. I printed the image on Canson water color paper. I also printed the image on scrap typing paper and fussy cut the shoes. I adhered this to the back of a blue felt with the right side adhered to the felt. I fussy cut the felt using the paper as a guide. I had to cut through the straps so I can get to the the small openings which I cannot cut off using a craft blade. 

I colored the image with Karin markers. The regular colors is not as highly pigmented as the metallic ones. I acquired the metallic markers first. I figured out that I have to scribble on a pallet, then pick up the pigment with a brush to paint on an image. Coloring straight on the image makes you lose the details. It is hard to fix this despite the amount of water you put on the area. The regular markers, on the other hand, can be used to color the image. I used a water brush to distribute the color. I totally forgot the blender marker. Next time, I will try using it. Also, I will not advise using Canson water color paper with Karin. There was some degree of warping as I applied more pigment to the image. I will also try this marker on other water color paper brand.

Back to the project, I am using the same water color paper for the card base. I treated the area with an anit-static pouch. I stamped the front of the card with a My Favorite Things Rose All Over Background stamp. I used Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink for stamping. I also used the Misti Stamping Tool which was really helpful in re-stamping this large stamp. I think I stamped this repeatedly about five times. I poured clear embossing powder to the area. I heat set this making sure the heat gun is nice and hot before zapping the stamped image.

I adhered the felt cut shoes to the image, lining the cut-out with the printed image. The shoes to the right was raised with Gina K. black adhesive foam. Despite the dimension, I felt I am not getting the right depth between the two shoes. To create this, I colored the shoe on the left with a Copic marker. Now, that made a difference but it was a big difference that it looks like it is not the same pair of shoes. So, I colored the shoe on the right with the next lighter blue shade of Copic marker. Much better! I ran this through a die cut machine to flatten the felt a little bit. 

I created a frame for the image using a blue card stock. I adhered this to the image with foam tape. I cut off the excess. 

I don't have a shoe related sentiment stamp in my stash. Looking through the web, I came across this sentiment. I don't feel like using my alphabet stamps for this so I used my typewriter and We R Memory Keepers blue typewriter ribbon. I first had to do a bit of practice before coming up with the final piece. I am using the same water color paper. I matted this on the same blue card stock which I die cut with an Avery Elle Custom Panels Elle-ments. I had to partially die cut this label to make it shorter, perfect for the sentiment strip. 

I adhered the digital image, then the sentiment strip. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold gems to the ends of the sentiment strip. I punched the corners of the card with We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you creations! Have a SAFE, blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.


  1. I love this maria!! Miss you! Call me! Your friend April (from micu) I lost your number!! 6184021027

  2. This card is absolutely fabulous and so full of attitude and sass!