Jul 13, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News! Freebie Cupcake, Ten Minute Card Challenge, Dress Form, Duck Winners, Pop-Up Card, Embossing Powder Differences, How To Accordian Spine, Digi-Finish Clear Spray

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Three different granules of embossing powders -  Barbara's video at Joggles, explains how-to use Tim Holtz Distress ink pads and the Big and Bossy pad with three different types of embossing powders ... the three different effects!

See all of Joggles embossing powders HERE, embossing links and other supplies HERE, and if you haven't one, you'll need the HEAT IT tool!

Pages, The Creative Guide For Art Journaling and bookmaking! How to make an accordion spine (adapted from Nikki Smith's technique in Cloth Paper Scissors PAGES 2012)

Note: These directions are for a 13-page book. If your book has a different number of pages, you will need to adjust the length of the paper and the number of folds accordingly.

1. Cut the cardstock spine. The height should be the same as the length of the pages and should be 11" – 12" long.
2. Fold the cardstock in half so that the 2 short sides meet. Make a good crease with a bone folder and unfold the paper.
3. Measure to the left and right of the center fold in ½" (about 1 cm) increments, and mark with a pencil on the top and bottom. Make 12 evenly spaced marks on either side of the fold. You should have flaps (extra paper) remaining at both ends, approximately 1¼" wide.
4. Line up the ruler against the first set of top and bottom marks. With the point of the bone folder, score a line down the paper. Repeat for the other marks.
5. Fold the paper accordion style and crease the folds with a bone folder. You will now be able to glue your pages in the valleys of the accordion spine.
For information on how to assemble this Keepsake Accordion book and get other creative ideas for handmade books and art journaling, get your copy of PAGES 2012 now.

Artist’s books have become a wonderfully varied source of creative expression. The styles artists and craftspeople dream up to create in the form of a book seem limitless. In truth, however, every artist’s book falls essentially into one of three classic forms or categories. Once you learn these basic forms, each can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Join Dea Fischer and learn how to construct each of the three basic forms to enable you to start creating. The only limit is your imagination.

The spray does 2 things:
makes the paper somewhat
translucent and gives it strength.

Click Here for the Freebie

Cupcake Color Printable PDF


DIGI HAVEN is a Challenge Blog for those who love Free Digital Images (also known as "freebies") and is dedicated to thanking all the Wonderful Artists out there who Generously Share their Talents with you! And to help you compete, I'll be listing "freebies" that you'll enjoy using to acquire your "Winners Button" to proudly display on your site! Credit me, please, if you post online - and drop me a link ... thanks!

I'm always on the lookout for "pop-up" designs, whether as cards or book ideas. Splitcoaststampers, Kim Score, shows you the process of how she created this unique 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" pop-up card. You'll find her step-by-step photo tutorial, including an alternative format suitable for printing, HERE.

Congratulations Lara and Cole! DUCK announces their 2012 "Stuck At Prom" Top Ten Winners, plus Honorable Mention participants, in their Duck Prom Scholarship Contest! These must of been a lot of fun to create and definitely some great designer outfits! Simply "Inspiring". They've each received $5,000 scholarships and $5,000 for their school.

I RECIPE THEE! ... Like, I "cahllenge thee to..." Using 5 mini canvas frames, hook and eyes, paint and inks, word art pieces, charms, silk flowers, and embellishments you couldn't live without, AND ... Something old or neglected from her stash is what it took to create this stunning hung together decor wall plaque by Ink On My Fingers, Heis Sheridan. For a detailed look go check-it-out up close HERE!

Available HERE at Craft Den!

Here I go again, with another dress form project! This one is by Trace of Inky Pinky Craft and she let's you know her list of products used HERE. Trace doesn't stipulate which dress form that she used other than 2 were cut using Tim Holtz Grunge papers. Sooo, here is some dress forms to work with that you can purchase or easily  cut-out the shape by hand (I prefer using my Exacto knife and #11 blade) to get you started on your own dress form designing ... Mama Sews Best, Polka Doodles Dress Forms - Basically Bare, Chic Dress Forms Exclusives downloadables, Scrapbook Clear Acrylic Shapes-Dress Forms, BUT! The Sum of It All Crafts has all you'll need to Build Your Own Steampunk Character Form - download dress form, wings, and other great images!

Click on image to enlarge
and save to your digi folder!

July 2012 Challenge: Graphic 45 Ten Minute Card
You can upload your Ten Minute Cards to the Graphic 45 Facebook page HERE!

Adobe Photoshop or Elements "tip of the week" at Designer Digitals Details is now available on video. View more video tips ... HERE!

Interactive themed cards - there are so many of them: pull tabs, lift flaps, spinner dials, shaker cards, scratch off's, pop-up's to recall a few. Joscie is in the to 5 Gallery Idol and considered a pop-up card for her project. Her love of polaroids had her creating a polaroid camera card where she could pull pictures out as the greeting, even trigger a flash (or something?). View her how to; measurements and supplies HERE.

Stay IN TOUCH ... and keep cool whether you're in air-conditioning or at the pool, be safe, and have fun crafting!



Embley Veronica said...

I *love* the cupcake. I could just eat it right off the page. Thank you so much!

Cleah said...

Thank you for the cupcake and dress form! Love reading your articles and links on the tutorials and projects, very helpful. :)

Denise@DigiHaven said...

LOVE the cupcake and LOVE your generosity and support for Digi Haven! You rock!!! ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven :o)

Unknown said...

I'm all for "having fun" and for "everyone" to have the beginnings to participate! All for one and one for all! Denise, I love that there's a "special" site just for Freebie image projects. Makes for a lot of fun! :0)

Unknown said...

Please let me know what you think about my digital "coloring" as this is my first attempt! And the use of the PDF format. I'd like to begin offering images in color as well to help stimulate your desire to create projects!

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Love the cupcake and dress form! Thank you so much!

Silverbutterfly said...

It's after midnight here and BOY could I eat a cup Cake like that right now.. Thanks for the digi..


Sue said...

You are so very kind for sharing your images. ThNK YOU

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Thanks so much for the positively too-pretty-to-eat cupcake and the wonderful dress form! Much appreciated!

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