Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #209 Fantasy World

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the revamped Rhapsody On Paper blog.  Some new wallpaper and a new banner and this blog is ready for the next few months/years.  Can you believe it has been 7 years?  Gosh how time flies! 

CGCC #209 Fantasy World is here.  I was extremely excited to work with this amazing designer, Morgan's ArtWorld Digi Stamps.  Here are the sponsors in alphabetical order.

Prize~3 Digital Images


Prize~2 Digital Images


Prize~3 Digital Images used by the DT
for Challenge #209 Fantasy World


All 3 of our sponsors are amazing.  Everyone please show them some love either on their Facebook page or their links above.  Love all that our sponsors do for Crafty Gals Corner Challenges.

On to my project.  My image is called Fantasy Fae Digi Stamp 16.  I must say that my eyes had a really hard time coloring this.  BUT-I found a work-around.  I use a program called Sure Cuts A Lot 5 for my big Silver Bullet Cutter.  I colored this image at full size.  Then using the program, I reduced the image in size and printed it out.  I fussy cut it out and here are the results. (might want to click on the pics to see them better)

Here she is all colored with a mix of Prismacolors
and Arteza pencils.  So glad I used purple for a 
skin tone.  

Here is where I had a problem.  Can you see how
much the color changed when photocopied?  Any
ideas on how to prevent this are greatly appreciated.

Base is Purple Gemstones by Core'dinations.  Back-
ground paper is Blue Celebration by Colorbok.  Die 
used is Spellbinders Nest-a-bilities #S5-159.  I 
wrote down the colors used.  If you would like a
copy just email me.

The verse is from an image I found after doing a
Bing search for get well soon cards.

Of course I decorated the back also.  Oh I used 
Pebbles Chalk for the edges.

I am so happy to have you visit.  What do you think of the new look?  Leave me a comment.  Until next time,

Brightest Blessings, 



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes

I'mmmmmm back!  Hope everyone had a very happy Valentines day.  I remembered to make a cute card and a special dinner.  The hubster forgot all about it.  That's OK.  I'll just spend a little more on craft supplies this month.

Over at Southern Girls Challenge, Team Trace is ready to go with the next challenge that starts Thursday March 5, 2020 at 9:00am AU time.  We have some great sponsors for this challenge.





Remember crafters, if you live in AU or NZ make sure you label your link.  You will be entered into a special drawing.  

This month my image is from Oddball Art.  The image is called Cute Fairy Girl in heart Antenna.  This I have to say was a challenge for me.  I wasn't quite sure what to do.  

That was all settled when a dear friend had emergency surgery.  Thinking of you card in purple on its way!  I wrote down every color I used and now can't find the paper.  Bet my kitty ate it.  Well here is what I came up with.

Once I had a plan the colors came together very quickly.  I have used
holographic silver, purple and green 1/8th inch ribbon and a lot of scraps.

I will write a note on the inside.

Here is the back side.

Well that's my post for this challenge.  I really really hope that you can enter.  It's a lot of fun.  Anything Goes is the theme.  So go create something.

Bright Blessings,






Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #204 Add a heart

It's almost Valentines Day.  Over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge for February 2020 we would like to see hearts.  So add a heart or make sure to enter a card that has a heart(s) already on it.  Just remember your project CAN NOT be one made/posted before our challenge goes live on February 12 at 6:00 am est.

Let's start by seeing who our incredible sponsors are for this challenge:

Prize~3 Digital Images



Prize~3 Digital Images



3~Digital Images



Prize~3 Single Digital Images

OK, I don't know about you but I am incredibly impressed with this months sponsors.  The sponsors don't have to do this.  Challenges could have you use an image you already own.  But how do you get those images in the first place?  You could purchase them.  Or you can enter and win a wonderful prize in our challenge.  So go give them some love my crafties.

This month I am so pleased to announce that my image is from Frbrika Fantasy called Fabulous Fishes.  I have taken a lot of pics so the page might load rather slowly.  Here we go!

Here are all the pieces.  I printed out the Fabulous Fishes image
 to the correct size.  I am making a 6x6 card.


The two pics above show some special paper I have had for ages. 
It is made byThe Paper Company and it is called Black Raindrops. 
The raindrops are black sticky plastic.  I only have a few sheets left. 

This is another paper by the Paper Company called Blue Ice. 
I am going to make a frame for the fishies.

I have marked off 1/8 inch on all sides of the fishes.  This is where
 I will put down the sticky tape.

Adding sticky tape that is 1/8 inch wide.

Got the frame done and now to mitre the corners.

Here is the final inside of my 6x6 card.

Here is the front.  I think that this turned out so cute.
 Not at all what I had in mind to begin with.  Remember
the rhyme that goes 2 little monkey sitting in
a tree, k.i.s.s.i.n.g.?  Well I modified it a little. 
I just hope 'the Bob' likes it.

Thank you so much for visiting this month.  I hope that you visit the rest of the design team for more ideas.  Until March,

Bright blessings,