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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.netOMGosh...a couple nights ago, I stumbled on this A-MAZING blog called Doodle Dragon Studios (DDS).  Dustin Pike is CRAZY talented and I immediately fell in love with his characters!  The best part...he gives digital images as freebies!  How awesome is that!?!  *Look under "cool blogs" on this page for a link to his site.*

This is the first time I've colored a digital image so I have to admit, I was a little leery because I didn't know what to expect.  Sheesh...there wasn't anything to worry about.  Easy peasy!

While I was checking out his site, I noticed he offers a challenge where you can win a free digital image.  YES!  The recipe for this challenge requires the use of:  a DDS image (I used a freebie), buttons, stitching and a decorative edge...that's it.  Ok, ok...enough babbling already, let's get to it.

I re-sized the image in MS Publisher (you can use any word processing program) then printed it on Neenah CS using a LaserJet printer.  I colored the image with Copic markers and put Glossy Accents on both the bear's and the monster's noses.  I thought my new star border punch would match the little bear's bed spread perfectly.  It does.  Woot! 

Oh man...I do NOT sew!  ARGH!  I wasn't sure how I was going to pull off that part of the challenge then it hit me.  I grabbed my mat pack and piercing tool to make the zig-zag pattern.  Then I used some embroidery thread and stitched it by hand.  Stitching...check!  That just left the button and that was the easy part.  I attached it to the top of my stiching.  OH!  I almost forgot about the words.  Those were computer generated and popped up on Dimensionals.  Here are a couple close ups of the little guys...
 I wonder if anyone should bother to tell him "no peeking"?  Don't you just love how monsters count?  Ha!

Thanks for looking!



STAMPS: DDS digital image
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; SU Real Red, Night of Navy, Yoyo Yellow
INK: None (it was all digital)
ACCESSORIES:  Word processing program; LaserJet printer; Copic markers; Glossy Accents; EK Success Border Punch; SU mat pack and paper piercer; embroidery thread; button; Dimensionals


Gramma said...

Totally cute!!

Gale Varland said...

Really cute Tammie! Love Dustin's images!
For other digi's, check out: This should keep you busy for a little while! :) Have fun

Ginny said...

love love LOVE it, thanks for joining us at DDS

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