Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sassy Cheryl Cards

Don't you just love it when you find a new digi artist that you adore? Well, maybe not always, cause sometimes it breaks the bank account! But Sassy Cheryl has the cutest digi images, and they are only $2 each - so you can buy a ton without going broke!

Here are some of the cards I have made this week with her designs. Expect to see a lot more in the future! She has a very quickly growing group at PCP - come join us!
This one is for the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts - Keep it Simple
Crafty Cardmakers - Digi
Papertake Weekly - Gingham or checks

This one is for the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Stitching
Cute Card Thursday - Metal Mania
Pixie Dust - Charmed
Saturday Spotlight - Distressed
One Stitch at a Time - Stitching
Corrosive - Sew it Up
Fussy and Fancy - Dazzle Us

Studio Sunday 20

Hi Sassy Sistahs! It's me, Gini, and I'm hosting today's Studio Sunday. There are so many specialty papers on the market, and often, I don't have the time to experiment with them. But today, we are using temporary tattoo paper to make some Sassy Ink! I used the Temporary Tattoo Kit from Papilio Inkjet Media.

The first thing you will want to do is pick a Sassy image. I tried two different ones. I used the Big Heart, that I colored using Photoshop Elements, and then I also used the Frog Prince, as just an outline, that had not been colored.

I scaled my images down to the size I wanted the tattoos to be, and then printed them on the paper, making sure it printed to the glossy side. If you add any words to your tattoo, you will want to print a mirror image so that your design will not be backwards! You can fill up your page with images (which would be great if you were making party favors!) or you can cut your paper smaller to print, like I did.

Let your paper dry for 10 minutes. I then rough cut the paper, but I think it would work better, to trim your image now, rather than later - just leave a small border around your image. Next, pour a small amount of liquid adhesive over the image. (This comes out really think, and is pretty strong smelling - so work in a well ventilated area). Let this puddle sit for a few seconds, and then carefully, start spreading it out, evenly with a small cosmetic sponge. If there is any extra, just brush it off the side, onto some scrap cardboard. Let this dry at least 8 hours, or overnight.

Make sure your skin is clean and dry. Position your tattoo where you would like it, and press the sticky side to your skin. Press and hold firmly for one minute. Make sure your skin has a good contact for the entire tattoo.

Wet a washcloth with warm water, and thoroughly wet the back of the tattoo. As the water soaks in, you will see your design emerge. The water will dissolve the adhesive allowing you to slide the tattoo paper away, leaving some Sassiness on your skin. (You can easily remove the tattoo with baby oil).

We would love to have you play along with us in this tutorial. Rules are simple, use this technique, and an SSD image of your choice. Head over to the SSD blog and Use Mr. Linky to upload your projects and you’ll have a chance to win a dollar deal image of your choice. Have fun, be sassy, and we can’t wait to see what you create! Don’t forget you only have until Saturday February 27th.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Are You a Little Bit Country or a Little Bit Rock and Roll?

Well all of you Sassy Sistahs, that is our question to you this week with the Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge.... are you a little bit country, or a little bit rock and roll? I chose rock and roll with the Rockin Roxie image. Be sure to play along with us to have a chance to win 2 SSD images - besides, this is such a fun challenge, why would you not want to play? I used the sketch from Priscilla's Midnight Madness. This is also for the challenge at Alota - distressing.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Take a walk down Sassy Lane

Well, it's the 15th of the month, and all you Sassy Sistahs know what that means! It's time to be inspired with some Sassy creations. You should have arrived from sweet Cassie's blog, if you started at the beginning with the SSD blog, if not you may want to go back, so you don't miss anything. Also, you want to leave some love on all of the Sassy Blogs. You will have until midnight tonight to hop and leave your comments and when you finish at the SSD blog, leave your comment along with your email to get a treat from Lindsay!

So here is the big reveal! The line of Digis' that Lindsay designed for the Digishack - the adorable Lani's - are now available at SSD! Yippee! These are just so cute. So this is my full card. I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Today, during the hop, we are showcasing some of our favorite Oldies but Goodies! I used Pretty Pixie from Once Upon A Time. My nephew turned 4 this weekend, and loves all things Peter Pan, so I made this birthday card for him. I used the simplified sketch from Priscilla's Midnight Madness. Next on Sassy Lane is the oh so talented Jacquie.

So here is the list of my Sassy Sistahs, in case you get lost. Remember to come back to the SSD blog at 8:00 pm EST - You won't be disappointed!

SSD Blog
Gini (you are here)
SSD Blog

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Short but Sweet

The challenge at Alota stamps was to use pink, red and cream. So here it is. How is that for a short post?