Thursday, May 10, 2018

NEW Girlfriends! PLUS Challenge 232 Playing Dress-Up!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Girlfriends 2018
The joy and fun of your favorite gal pals is perfectly captured in our Girlfriends collection! We are continually adding to this ever-popular line and we have two new additions for 2018! Grab your "sunnies" and shade your eyes from the glowing candles in our Sunny Shades Set! Then grab your favorite feathered hat and show off some style with our Crazy Friends Set. As always, our sets include three laugh-out-loud sentiments, and you can find them all at today!
Sunny Shades SetCrazy Friends Set
Gonna Need TheseSpec-tacularYou_re So Cool  Have EverythingAge AppropriateMagnificence
Sunny ShadesCrazy FriendsGF Birthday Cake

Today, we have Renee with us to share TWO adorable cards featuring these leading ladies!

Hello Ai fans!

It's my turn to be featured on the Art Impressions Blog!

Today I decided to make a couple of scenes with "floors" that I created.

I used two new adorable sets from Art Impressions.

4988 Sunny Shades Set
4989 Crazy Friends Set

Both are from the ever popular Ai Girlfriends line.

I apologize for the funky photos.  My craft room is in my basement with no windows.  I have fluorescent lights which are not great for taking craft photos.  I have a homemade light box but I didn't get up and use it after each step of my tutorial.

I've created a tutorial I'm calling "Under Foot".  For my first card I made a dance floor.  My girlfriends have decided to out to a night club.  They needed a Girls Night Out and they got it!

I sketched it out with a ruler and pencil first to be sure I was happy with the placement and then traced over it with a fine point sharpie.

Next I masked off the black squares with Washi tape and filled them in.  I started with the lightest color and worked my way up to the dark and then blended.

My next step was to fussy cut out the upper part of the girlfriends.  Their feet stayed attached to the flooring.

I popped them up on dimensional foam to give them a 3-D effect. 

Below is the inside of my pink card.

My second card features a sidewalk that I created.
These girlfriends weren't as lucky as the first two and had to wait outside the nightclub on the sidewalk for a little while.

Below is the inside of my yellow card.

Copics on Pink card:
 N2, C00, C5, C7, 100, B14,E33, E35, E67, E51, E93, YG25, YG67, RV02, RV34, R85, V05, V17

Copics On Yellow Card:
R20, R22, R43,T1, T3, T5, C7, W00, W1, W3, TG06, YG11, YG63, YR02, YR15, YR21, YR27, YR31, YR61, Y15, E00, E11, E13, E15, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E81

Thanks, Renee! Love how those ladies are ready to dance in the environments you created for them! 
It's time for a new challenge! This time around the theme is "Playing Dress-Up"! This is a great opportunity to use your favorite Girlfriends stamps, or anything else that can be dolled up!

Here are the Challenge Rules
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

We can't forget to recognize the winners of last week's "Winged Things" challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Lisa! We love your Fairy Spinner card! It looks beautiful, and we love how it adds a "flying" element! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions go to...

Congrats, you two! Susan, we love your twist on a floral watercolor wreath featuring a pair of lovebirds! And Cynthia, your Panda Slider card is so darling! Please email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize.

Thanks to everyone who joined our challenge - please join us again! Happy Stamping!


S. Molinari said...

Oh Wow! That’s so exciting! Thank you so much! Congrats to the other winners too! Your challenges are a lot of fun.

Lisa Ja said...

Woo Hoo! Thank you so much! I love your challenges.

Jil Lebel said...

Your dance floor technique is really cool! It fits perfect with those crazy ladies. I just love how you colored all of the clothing.

Cynthia said...

Adorable new sets! Great scene, Renee. So excited to see my card in the Honorable Mentions! Congrats to all of the winners.

katieo said...

Congrats to winners. I love the new sets and the new challenge