Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SCACD Holiday Inspiration Day

Welcome :) I am joining in the SCACD fun today for some holiday inspiration, Christmas and Hanukkah :) We are getting in the holiday mood here in Canada, as is 'Note to Selfie' :
Had to have a little bit of fun with this digital image, and he does look rather dapper in his Nordic sweater - all ready for a Canadian winter. I have made a few changes to the original image, added clothing and removed wings ! This sentiment also is one I made up and printed, the actual wording with the image is 'Note to Selfie'. Here is a close up of him :
Its fun to be involved in this showcase, I hope everyone is enjoying the inspiration and the wonderful and diverse SCACD images :) For the full list of participant in this showcase, click here.

There were a few steps involved in the creation of this card. The background is sprayed and a stencil used with white ink and I outlined some of the squares in white gel pen. The image is colored with copics, then I added a little alcohol blending solution to a blending foam and pounced lightly to give a bit of an uneven, wooly look :
The jumper is paper pieced. I did this by running a piece of copy paper through my printer and then using temporary tape to adhere the patterned paper where I wanted it, and ran it through my printer again and fussy cut the sweater image :
Note to Selfie and his sweater are fussy cut. Yes, its true ... I love to fussy cut ....

His hat was just sketched on carstock and cut out, colored with india ink and white gel pen.
 I sprayed a piece of card stock and when it was dry I punched out some stars.
That was a fun project, I hope you found some inspiration here and will check out the other wonderful SCACD digi images :)


  1. Well doesn't he look adorable in that Christmas sweater and hat? Great paper piecing. Too cute! Love how you colored him and the background ROCKS! FAbulous card. xxD

  2. What a clever idea the way you added design paper for a holiday sweater and the hat you made. Fab background too.

  3. This is very cool love the winter sweater and the background is fab <3

  4. Nicely done! Love that you showed us how you did it. Love the background and the image is so funny. Love the paper piecing and the choice of the Nordic sweater paper. Awesome job.
    Hugs, Patricia

  5. Ahh great minds think alike! He just needed the santa hat for his selfie didn't he? LOL! Totally adore his jumper! Fabulous. Kx

  6. OMGosh, Nikki, you totally transformed this image! Really love him done up for Christmas! You created such a fab background for him--love it! Love the fun sweater, hat, and pretty stars, too! And I know what you mean about fussy-cutting. Sometimes it is just relaxing to do! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. His sweater is great ! Love how you showed us how to do it ! Background is fabulous !
    Corrie x

  8. He is very dapper Nikki! Love that you have shown some of your techniques! Perfectly non traditional for xmas!!!!

  9. LOVE it! that sweater is just perfect...

  10. Hi from your new follower. Your work is amazing. Xxx


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