Sweet Stampin' ~ Based on a Book/Film/Song

Hey friends, it's time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin' and this time we looking for inspiration for your creations in a Book, Film or Song. I always have so many ideas of what I'd like to base my make on, but don't always have the stamps or papers to match my ideas, so I was really happy that this fun card I made for one of my lovely colleagues at my old work fit this theme so well! I created this with our job in mind and represented both her and the job in my creation. My time their came to an abrupt stop when my role ceased to exist post Covid lockdown, but I had a couple of really good years there and enjoyed working with these wonderful women and miss the team I used to work with. Happily, my crafting teams keep me very busy now!

So what is my creation based on Book/Film/Song wise I hear you ask? Well it's Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 of course! It is of course both a film and song, so rather perfect for this challenge. My lovely colleague has curly hair which this image from Krista Smith was so perfect for. Her favourite colour is blue, so I coloured up a lot of the details in different shades of blue with this in mind. The fun wall sign is actually from a Dustin Pike image, but was so perfect for this card I had to include it. You may be able to tell, I've done some digital layering to create this scene. First I chose the background wallpaper from my digital paper stash, I don't recall which designer this is from, so I'll have to come back to you with that detail, but the ditsy pattern made great wallpaper I think. The table I layered in another fab woodgrain paper and then the image which I brought to the front so it would print in front of the backgrounds. Stinker with this, was that I only had a jpeg image, so I had to turn it into a PNG with a transparent background to achieve this effect. No small task with all that curly hair! But I LOVE how it turned out and worked a treat for this design. Krista's images do often come in PNG format, this one sadly however did not. Everything apart from the background papers was coloured with my Copic Markers. I used a very simple stitched frame die to cut the scene out before mounting it on a textured blue cardstock base. The card is a top folding A2 size card.

Krista the artist who drew this image now has a store front as part of her Patreon page, but it's open to the public, so I've linked the image below to that page. Thanks for popping in to visit and I hope you like my card and enjoyed reading a little about my process and choices. The rest of our amazing team at Sweet Stampin' have created some super fun makes with their film, book or song influence, so be sure to pop by via the link above to check out their creations. I will of course be back soon with another crafty adventure. In the meantime, I wish you a wonderful week ahead. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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Chris said…
Brilliant Wends! It was obvious right away which film it represented, well done! Such a perfect choice of image, beautiful colouring and lovely background design.
What a lovely card for your friend, Wends, and so beautifully personalised!
Love that quote!
Sarah said…
Of course it's 9 to 5!! A fantabulous card!! xx

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