Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #117 - 3+ Layers

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #117 - 3+ Layers

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate


Today I have used the cute Gina Le Cat Witch digital stamp from MoonFlower Digital Stamps, our generous sponsor this week, to make a dimensional frame to decorate for Halloween.

I opened the digital image on my Silhouette Cameo design mat with the Halloween Frame cut file.  I wanted to add dimension (and layers) to the frame so I added an offset to make a contrasting background.  I created internal offsets to make smaller and smaller windows into the frame, ending with the image of Gina.  I sized the image to fit perfectly inside the smallest window then printed it on X-Press It blending card.  I cut the oval panel with my Cameo, heat set with my heat gun then coloured with Copic markers.  The jewels were coloured with a Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

I'm really pleased with the shading in the image.  As well as using multiple markers for each area, I did a lot of tip-to-tip blending.

I cut the contrast panel from purple textured cardstock, the decorative layer and oval mats from black textured cardstock.  I cut two of each of the oval layers and adhered them together but when I layered them together, there wasn't enough contrast between them, so I cut some foam sheets and added them between each layer, adhering with liquid adhesive so that I could align each one perfectly.

Let's start counting
1 - ornate Halloween Frame
1 - purple contrast layer
4 - offset oval mats (it's really 8, as they're double layers)
5 - foam layers
1 - image panel
=> that adds up to a lot of layers

Here is an angled pic to show the layers and dimension

MoonFlower Digital Stamps - digital stamp - Gina Le Cat Witch
X-Press It - A4 blending card
Copic markers
skin - E0000 E000 E00 R01
eyelids - G0000 G40
hair - G40 G43 G46
clothes - V20 V22 V25
hat buckle - YR27
stars - Y18
pumpkins - YR61 YR65 YR68
cat - T1 T3 T5 T7 T9
Wink Of Stella - Glitter Pen - Clear
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Halloween Frame
by Silhouette - Design ID #33654
American Crafts - textured cardstock - 100 sheet Value Pack
foam sheets
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Sending a big Thank You to MoonFlower Digital Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being our sponsor for Challenge #117 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #153 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #127 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK 14 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Challenge #159 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #96 Girlz Rule
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #225 - Layer It Up
PaperCrafter's Corner - Magazine Mondays - Week 169
I was inspired by how the woman is nestled within the decadent chocolate heart
... my witch is tucked deeply within the layers of oval frames
 QKR Stampede - Challenge #237 - Up Up & Away or Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #288 - Make It Digital
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge - Anything Goes April 4 - April 10th


  1. So boo-tiful! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  2. Your coloring is spectacular!! Fabulous job!

  3. That's such an adorable image, Tracy, and I love, love, LOVE that die cut you used to frame her! I'm delighted to see you playing in our "Up, Up, and Away or Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you playing again.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. So wonderful she is !!! and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours you have on this!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. Fabulous project! Love the cut file! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

  6. Love the fun card shape and that cute image! Thanks for joining the challenge at Ooh La La!

  7. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  8. I love the colors! What a great frame! Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges.
    -Miranda DT

  9. Such a fun dimensional design showcasing your adorable digi! Your coloring brings this little lady to life! Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing with us over at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  10. I wish I could think that broadly to compete in several challenges. You rock it, Tracy! Fantastic job!

    1. Thank You Suzi :)
      You could do it too, just keep an eye out for current challenges and look for ways to design your project to suit the requirements. There are also lots of challenges that are "anything goes", which is a real bonus.
      Good Luck!

  11. Lovely creation, gorgeous cut file and your coloring is awesome! Thanks so much for joining in with our Make It Digital Challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hope you will play again this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  12. This is a beautiful card, such a fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  13. Such a cute card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun wirh us at Digi Choosday Challenge! Good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT


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