How can you win your own Holly's Happy Mail digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 13 other blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).] Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Reminder: Buying then sharing digital images is theft. Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.
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Holly's Happy Mail has touched me and become much more than the name of this wonderful "grown up" image. It's a moving CONCEPT and she stands proudly on the cover of my new handmade calendar pocket book to oversee my newfound commitment to send HAPPY MAIL to friends, family and other special people who have made a difference in my life. This is a very special image from Elisabeth's vault and I hope that you'll find as much joy in her as I have.
I really wanted to bring her to life with paper-piecing and paper toile. This pic shows the pieces I've used. I used Copic N6 to shade over the areas of Holly that I planned to add pieces over.
Here's a side view of my paper-pieced (some popped up) Copic-filled image covered with a layer of Glossy Accents for further dimension.
Layers of glittery patterns from the My Mind's Eye 2010 Lost & Found Union Square, Market Street, Madison Avenue and Portobello Road collections decorate the inside pages of my tent-style pocket calendar book. The latest Graphic 45 Place In Time Calendar Foundation sheet forms my pockets. A Sizzix original red Super Traditional Tag die shapes my pocket insert tags that I've identified using Just Rite's Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn Words sets. An Offray 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon acts as a pull-string so I can easily remove my note tags.
Don't worry . . . I won't show each page but here's a view of how January looks . . .
and an inside look at February . . .
Here's a look at May . . .
My attempts at keeping this project thin were for naught as my choice of medium weight chipboard and knotted ribbon in each tag resulted in a rolodex style Happy Mail reminder calender. That's OK with me! LOL!!! Much to my surpise, it stands on its own now and I didn't try to do that - LOL!!! This photo shows my completed pocket date book where I've used Elisabeth Bell's newest digital image named Holly's Happy Mail . . .
Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Janneke's blog (here). For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).
I'm entering this pocket calendar book into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz "Let's Have Sparkle" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Someone Special" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Paper Play "Paper Piecing" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Anything but Christmas" (here)
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skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, shoes - E31, E35, E47
pants, pen - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
letter, envelope, apron - E40, E41, E42, E43
scissors - C1, C5
shirt headband flower - E04, E07, E19
leaves, stem, shirt, headband - G40, G43, G46
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!