LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Friday, 2 January 2015

Where did December Go and Happy New Year!

Hi Crafty Friends!




WOW, where in the  heck did December go?! (As a matter of fact, where did 2014 go? I swear it's going by faster and faster!)

A few fun things today.  We're back for another year of fun and inspiration at A Blog Named Hero, and we've just blogged a post introducing some of the new changes for 2015, as well as the new Design Team, who you will meet over the next week.  I have a fun card over there too, which you might want to check out.


Now, I'm also sharing a card with you this time, because I'm applying for the DT of Mi Ran Jung--she is THE most incredible artist and it would truly be such a COOL dream come true to be on her DT. Her images are the bomb and I'm so in love with them.

As a part of my application, I need to answer a few questions that some of you (if you come here often!) will already know, so bear with me!

Why I'd like to be on the team:
Well honestly, I love the style of the images, they're reminiscent of Manga, which I have always loved, but I think they're a little more feminine than traditional style. Every time I see a Art by MiRan image, I get the urge to colour it, so it's pretty much perfect in my opinion! Everything I look for in an image.

I also love that the images are digi, which is something I've been working with more and more. I love that you can make the image sizes change, overlap them, change them around a little, and really make them work for your specific project.

Plus (and I don't want to sound like a fangirl here but...) Mi Ran seems LOVELY and I'd just love the opportunity to work with her! (I'm using the word 'love' a lot in this post aren't I...)

OK! The next bit...

Current Design Teams:
I'm on the Design Team (as well as running the entire operation with my lovely friend Lisa), A Blog Named Hero, I'm on the Some Odd Girl team until the end of March (sniff!) and I'll be finishing up with Scrappy Canary Design Team at the end of January (but my projects are already finished). Sad about those two ending but I'm focusing on how fun and supportive they've been!

Here is the card I made for the DT call



 I printed out the Winter Sofia image (isn't she pretty?!), and set about colouring her using my Copic Markers.
Then I trimmed the panel down to size, and distressed the edges. I added a little Zig Wink of Stella glitter pen, to the snowflakes for a little extra sparkle--I hope you can see it in the next photo.


I then set that image aside, and set to work making my background. I took a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock, and using Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Picked Raspberries), and created the background by squishing the inks onto my work surface, spritzing with water and laying the cardstock in the ink-puddle. I then heatset, and added some falling snow using Embossing paste by Wendy Vecchi and a Simon Says Stamp stencil.

I added a touch of Stickles to the edge of that panel, before adhering it all down to a Doll Pink piece of cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, which finished off the card.

I'm really happy with how she turned out!

Such a beautiful image and so fun to colour!

I hope you like it too! Fingers crossed for my application!

Thank you Mi Ran for your consideration!

See you again soon!

Linda x

4 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Such fabulous coloring on that pretty image. Good luck! My fingers are crossed for you.

Niki G said...

Sweet image and love what you did with it! Best wishes for getting on the DT!

Irene's Creations said...

Beautiful job.

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful!! Love your colors! Best of Luck!