Tuesday, November 03, 2009

AiFactory Tuesday - Challenge #10

Guess what? It's AiFactory Challenge day and this week Erin challenged us to a free-for-all! Yup, she gave us free reign to use any image from a prior challenge - or one from the AiFactory Store that we'd been hankering to try. I really like Alicia Goes Snowboarding so I'm using her again.

Speaking of hankering, does that word make anyone else think of that old commercial "hanker for a hunk of cheese" or is it just me? For those who are too young to remember, here it is.

Okay, so back to the challenge. Erin did have one teeeeensy little caveat. No cards. We had to alter something. Okey-dokey. I can do that. That I can do! Uh oh. Now I'm quoting A Chorus Line. I'll try to behave myself.

I've seen several "stamped" candles lately. I think they're really cool and would make neat Christmas/Hannukah/Yule/insert-your-holiday-of-choice presents, particularly if done in sets and presented in a nice, decorated box.

I wasn't exactly sure this would work - but it did! Because this is a digital stamp, it works a little differently than the tutorial I followed, written by Katie Renz. She did make a really cute gift box to go with her stamped candles. I haven't got any acetate, unfortunately, but it's on my shopping list! I placed my image in Photoshop and rasterized it. Using the paint bucket and the colours from Color Throwdown #66, I filled in the different areas to get a fully coloured Alicia. Isn't she cute??Check out the rest of the team and see what they've got to share with you this week. We've got another new team member, so please help us welcome Betty to the fold! She's going to be a great addition to the team.

The short rules for playing along: you do not have to use an AiFactory image, but we would be thrilled if you did. Freebies are available here if you're still a little leery of digital images. If you post your project to an online gallery, please tag your photo(s) with AIF010. The prize this week is a digi-paper of the winner's choice. For full rules, and to link your project, head on over to the AiFactory Challenges blog.

Lastly, AiFactory has a new Monthly Kit Club. It's on special for $5 this month. All the deets are here. Check it out!

Back later with my Growing In Unity post.


Kerry said...

How cool! Love it, got to check out the tutorial. :)

de said...

This is adorable! I love it! Very clever. I've always seen altered candles but have yet to try! Well done!

de said...

I don't remember the commerical but how cute! What happen to those good ole commercials we used to have?! Just like cartoons... those were the days!

little cardmaker said...

Great gift idea...getting lots of ideas from all the DT. I'll have to take a look at the tutorial.

Erin Smetak said...

Oooh, this is so awesome!!!! You did a wonderful job w/ this challenge!!!!!!!!

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute candle - nice job!

That cartoon cracks me up. I remember seeing it, but I won't say how old I was! ::wink:: LOL