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Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Happy Vacation" Kinetic Card for The East Wind DT!

Howzit Everyone!
Our 2nd challenge for the month of September began today over at The East Wind Challenge blog.
Challenge #63 theme is "I Like to Move it, Move it" and I designed this fun kinetic card featuring TEW digi called Vacation.

Isn't she cute!  She's so very happy to be going on vacation she can't stand still.
 Here's a little video clip showing the swinging movement of the girl holding her suitcase.

The photos below show the various back and forth positions of the movement too.

I also used one of The East Wind's background digis for my scene called Into the Woods

In Photoshop CS6 I enlarged the background digi quite a bit and then added the digi girl layer.  I erased the parts of the image that I didn't need and also drew in the missing parts of her skirt that would be revealed by the swinging action of her arms.  I then created an additional layer of the girl and erased everything except the areas I needed for the moving part of the image.  I also needed to draw in her hair on her left side.  I then printed everything out on Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I added  subtle colour to the background with Derwent Pastel pencils blended with a Dove blender pen.  I fussy cut out the girl, determined her placement and made a tiny hole in the background panel.  I then adhered a tiny brad to the girl and secured her to the background panel.  I matted the image onto black cardstock and then a folded card made from white cardstock.  I then completed my card with paper flowers and pearlescent green self adhesive pearls.

Here's a closer look at her, isn't she sweet!

Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!


 Leigh S-B

I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *


  1. Wonderful card, love the image, perfect colours and flowers and a great background! Love the video clip, so cute!

  2. Beautiful and wonderful card Leigh thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx

  3. This is an absolutely gorgeous card, I love the main image and the background, really amazing.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  4. What a fun "moving" card, makes it so extra special and your coloring is amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. What a clever way to use the image, you've created a very special design with it! Thank you for sharing at OLLCB


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Leigh S-B