Thursday, March 21, 2013

Through the Wringer

This is my entry for Monday's Greeting Card challenge over at The Outlawz. This week the challenge was to Layer It Up!


These fun digi stamps are from Doodle Pantry. I actually merged the two digi stamps from two different sets. The worm is from an older set called Hang in There and the tub with wringer is from one of her brand new sets Washin' Board. If you go look at the Hang in There set, you will notice that the worm is surrounded by grass. I removed everything surrounding the worm using Fireworks. Notice he has a great big knot in his body...isn't that so cute? So, to merge these two digi stamps together, I cut the worm in half at the base of the knot. I rotated the front of the worm until he looked like he was coming out of the wringer. I then lined up the back of the worm with the front and then using the software, I sent it backwards. What this does is make the wringer show up in front of the back of the worm. Notice you can still see a bit of the knot...like he's stuck. These two images couldn't have worked out better together. I printed the image twice. I colored the entire image on the base using Copic markers (E40, E42, E43 for the roller; E11, E13, E15 for the worm; and E25, E27, E29 for the tub), and then colored the worm and the wringer and the towel on the second image and cut them out. The worm and wringer were cut as one piece. For the towel, I first colored it with E11, so no white would show, and then I flocked the whole thing with Pumpkin Orange flock. I layered both of these pieces on the base image for dimension. The trim on the tub and the handle is Sakura clear glitter pen. The sentiment is one I made up and printed using Comic Sans font. I distressed the edges and corners using apricot ink from Stampin' Up! and layered it on brown and apricot card stock and used a white card stock base.

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15 comments:

  1. To funny, Susan! Genius idea to put the worm through the wringer. Love it!

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  2. Susan, love what you did with putting the two digis together; fabulous!! Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES.

    Christine - CDAC DT

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  3. This is really cute!! Awesome job on merging the images!!

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  4. Susan this is fabulous! Love the image merge and the sentiment so fits! Hope you win the challenge :)
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  5. OMGosh, this is so very cool. I can't believe the imagination you have: the very idea to put the worm through the ringer (and the skill to maniputlate those images with the computer, wow)! The sentiment is inspired, also. I "feel" like this often, so I can relate!!! LOL The coloring is fabulous, and the "towel" is wonderful. So much thought and attention to detail, plus the ideas, really speaks to your talent. You knock my socks off, girlfriend!! Wow. Well, I love to come here and see what you have done "next", and am always amazed! Hope you win with your entry. LOL

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  6. This is so fun! What a great idea, Susan! Amazing how you merged those two digis. Love your coloring! Looks like he's taking a bath! Marvelous! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. That is a hilarious card....and so appropriate at times when we are really feeling blah! Your coloring is awesome.

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  8. OMG - laughing out loud at this card - how original and loved how you merged the images, I am just slowly learning how to do that!!! Great card.

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  9. HAHAHA....too funny and so clever! The wringer and washboard has certainly taken a lot of different interpretations. Loving yours and will have to case at some point.

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  10. What a fun card!!! Thanks for playing along in the Inspiration Challenge on Speedy TV.

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  11. Oh, I just love this one, Susan! How totally clever. Great merge of the images! Fun, fun, FUN. :-D

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  12. great looking card and coloring...well done

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  13. How clever and adorable to combine your two images! Looks Great! Thank you for joining our Clearly Inspired Challenge.

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  14. I LOVE it Susan, lol! Awesome merging and great sentiment!

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  15. This is one of my all time favorites!!!

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