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Monday, August 31, 2009

RELAX WITH GIGI

Hey All!  How was your week?  Hope your weekend was all you wanted it to be!

Today is another Magical Monday, and today we introduce a new FREE digital image from Nina May!  Today, you are being introduced to Gigi.  Here she is in all of her splendor:


Is she not the cutest pig ever?  LOL  Today's challenge is to use paper piecing on your card.  When I first saw this image, I was drawn specifically to the umbrella for some reason.  That umbrella was just screaming "fringe".  But I knew that I didn't have anything that was small enough to look like fringe.  So, when I colored the image, I colored a green border about a 1/4 of an inch around the bottom of the umbrella and then cut it out (all from a second printed image).  I then used my smallest snip scissors to cut vertical cuts all along that newly created green border to give a fringe effect.  I then popped it up with a foam square piecing it on top of the first printed image.    Here is a close up:




Actually, the fringe shows better by looking at the shadow it casts. Anyway, I colored the image with my cheap colored pencils and oms. I used Diamond Glaze for the shiny water effect (can't see in the photo very well). I sponged the background sky with Colorbox light blue ink and a dauber. The paper is from a DCWV stack and the mat paper is navy blue Bazzill card stock. The bow was made using my bow easy. I think I'm getting a little better with using it. The inside of the card says "Relax and Enjoy Your Day".  The sentiment was computer generated.



So, there you have it.  Another great FREE DIGITAL IMAGE from Nina May and There's Magic in the Air.  Hurry on over and snag your free image and if you have a chance, play along with us in the challenge this week.  I'd love to see what you do with this image.

Thanks again for all of your support and for stopping by.  I love having you here.  I'll be posting a new post of some great stuff on Wednesday.  So I'll see you all then.

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person my dogs think I am."

35 comments:

Lauri said...

So cute!! how I wish I was doing that today instead of working! Love what you did with the umbrella!

mudmaven said...

She's just adorable Curt! I like that fringe. Hope all is well with you and Jay. ~chris

Nina said...

curt I love the orange and green and the fringe is just wonderful and really adds to the overall fun of the card!! lovely job on the challenge!

Dawn B. said...

I love the fringe. What a great idea. This is such a cute image. Hope her bacon doesn't get fried..hehe.. Super job.

Nilla said...

Curt, love all about your card, the fringe, colors, bow, well all! She looks so elegant, Gigi!! Hugs Nilla

Scossie Jane said...

Another beaut card Curt - love the frnging on the umbrella, and she is one cute little pig.... hugs xx

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! Curt this is so danged CUTE!!! I love that little piggie and all your wonderful details! The paper piecing looks awesome and the fringe is the absolute perfect touch! LOVE IT!! hugs!

margie c said...

LOL! That is such a cute image! Made me giggle :)
Great piecing! I'm loving the fringe!
Great job, Curt!!!
TFS :*)
~ margie

Rita said...

Too stinkin' cute! I luv what you did with the umbrella & your DP & coloring are fantastic!

Danielle said...

You did it again Curt - wonderful card! And I just love your fringe!! Fabulous colours to go with the cutest of all pigs!!
Hugs, Danielle

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Awesome, Curt! First of all I love the orange and polka dots. I'm also amazed with your fringe. Very classy! All-in-all a great Gigi card!!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Oh Curt! I love this little piggy! Love the ribbon and the fringe at the bottom of the umbrella, just too cute!

Hugs,
Michelle

Percy said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT......it is a beautiful pig!... I love the way you used the 'fringe' in the card....beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing.

Leigh Anne said...

OH man that fringe is awesome - and then I read what you did - great idea!!and you even shaded her face! love that ;)

Sue from Oregon said...

Very creative Curt...love the umbrella! I am so glad you are posting each week for the challenge...no excuses LOL!

mochamama said...

oh my Curt, she is hilarious!!! I love her and I downloaded her!!! Your card is perfect. I enjoyed looking at the There's Magic in the Air website and fell in love with the docked boat but aaaaggggghhhhh it was no longer available....that's what happens when I snooze!
Have a great day my friend

"Tillymint" said...

This is surely the cutest pig!!!! Oh and I love the fringing - great work!!!

Diane said...

Oh WOW! You nailed it yet again! Love everything about your card, the great orange polka dots,the fringe is a terrific idea, its the first thing that caught my eye...so very cool...can't wait to see what you post tomorrow!!

Judy said...

Love, love, love your Gigi card. The fringe is so creative and just fabulous.

Terry said...

Curt...not only are you so talented - you have the greatest sense of humour!!!!
This card is adorable.

Rachel said...

Curt, Gigi is totally adorable and you did a fabulous job with her. I love the fringe border on the bottom of the umbrella.
hugs,
Rachel

Elaine M said...

So glad you didn't have "store-bought" fringe - the fringe you created is perfect! You did a great job with that cute little piggie.
Elaine Moore - mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

lisa808 said...

Love that fringe! You are so creative.

Lorraine said...

Love Gigi Curt, you did her proud with a beautiful card

Sandy Hulsart said...

Great card, Curt. Love the fringe idea and how you continued the dots into the DP. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

dpkennedy said...

Oh so stinkin' cute! I love the fringe! That is awesome!

The Rubber Maid said...

Gosh she is so cute and your fringe idea is awesome. Darling. Pat

Janine said...

Fabulous Curt!! Hope all is well with you... What have you been up to? Things here are busy but the weather is fine (finally) and we are enjoying this Labor Day weekend with a BBQ and swim.
Talk to you soon.
Janine

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Curt.
The image is adorable, love the papers and the colours are gorgeous. The fringe looks great, so creative!!

Karen x

Patti J. said...

OMG!!! She is delightful! Love the fringe on her umbrella and swimsuit! Great job, my friend!!!

Glee said...

Hey Curt!!!!! How did you get that picture of me? LOL!!!!!!! She is adorable and I love everything about this card!

Etha said...

Love your play with the dots on this image and the background. ohhh orange :) nice bow!!

Chris said...

You have no idea how many bizarre replies have gone thru my head over that cutest little pig remark but they don't work in writing.
So yes, she is the cutest little pig.
someday, when I grow up I'm gonna hook up to a printer and play with the digi stamps.

Lori Barnett said...

OMG!!! Is this ever FUNNY!!! LOVE IT CURT!

Gina Wrona said...

OMG! You sure nailed this challenge for sure! I love how the dots match the paper. Too bad I missed this magical monday especially since my nickname in high school was gigi since my initials were G.G. oh well, I'll just wait until her website is up and running for purchase.

Hugs,
Gina