Firstly thank you for asking me to be a Guest Designer for January, at first I was just really worried, but now I am just really chuffed, so thank you again.
The challenge this week has been set by Karen:
I've decided to go with "Start the New Year with a Laugh" for this challenge. I simply want to see "something funny" on your project, what you use and how you make it is up to you.
For this challenge I decieded to do two cards as I could not settle on just one of them. The first one is done using 'Girl About Town'. I put the Boutique image into word to get it the size I wanted, then I copied it and used the cut option to get just the top of the shop. (I do not like wasting paper and ink printing a whole image when I only want apart of it), then again to get the canopy of the shop. I added the verse, which seems so right as my daughter has had me and all her family going around the shops looking for bargins!! I then used the image of Karen and again copied the bits I wanted to decoupage into word. Once printed I cut them all out and mounted them with silicon glue.
The second card was I used George the Chef from the George at work collection. I made him very small first and then copied him lots of times to make the background paper, which I left black and white. I then made him larger again and worked out in word which bits I wanted to deccoupage. These were printed and cut out using a craft knife. I then coloured George and mounted him using 3d foam.
I then used Glaze to give his chefs coat and hat a shine, (unfortuntatly I had put a pin into the top of my glaze bottle and it had rusted and some fell out into the glaze, at first I thought I had ruined it but I liked the fact it made him look like a slightly messing chef). I printed the verse out onto card and mounted on the same mat black card that I used to make the card.
Hope you like them and they give you a chuckle
If you play along with challenge this week on Dotties World you will get a free image of Scruff in the Bath, its a stunning image, so get over to Dotties World and do the Challenge.
Just click on the Blinkie to the Right