Vendor Spotlight – Kitschy Digitals

Reported by Jo-Anne te Raa

It scares me! But I so want to try! What better way than with the most amazing set of digital kits. Kitschy digitals is designed by Danielle Thompson. Her vision inspires me and makes me want to create. Her blog is so much fun and its her fault I am addicted to Blythe dolls!!! I am lucky to have played with her kits before so I do have some knowledge of what elements are in what kit and I can tell you there are lots!

Ok, so these are multifunctional kits. I wanted to try my hand at all the possibilities (but I will apologise now to the digi scrappers out there for my “attempt” at my first digi layout!) from digi to embroidery. I started with a digi. Using the fresh feathers kit and Olivia, I used my very basic knowledge of Photoshop to create these.

I am actually quite pleased with them but I know its way from perfect, but I tried hey?!
For my second layout I went with a route I am quite familiar with and that’s hybrid. I printed out my elements, this time from the Kawaii fruit kit. I used cardstock, but also played with transparencies. I even printed my own rub ons, which I admit I am very proud of.

Using a paper punch and a green floral oasis I made a funky cake, which I plan to send to Danielle, adding a kitsch bird to the top! This was made with several different kits, including Skyler, all printed onto watercolour paper and then punched out and set in place with floral pins.

Then I moved on to sewing. For this I printed out elements from Woodland printable stuffie kit, but this time onto printable cotton fabric. This is washable and doesn’t have any “plasticy” feeling. I added wonderweb and ironed my elements in place on a fleece blanket. I then added french knots and blanket stitch, and voila, a cute blanket!

You could do this on a duvet cover or even a baby crib set.
Embroidery is a huge passion at the moment. Baby Amelie arrived in our lives 3 months ago and her mum allows me to create to my hearts content, so what better than a Kitschy inspired dress! Danielle’s patterns can be purchased in a PDF or a paper form via her store.
Using a pattern for a pillow case dress I made my basic dress and add an embroidered cup cake – Kawaii cute cupcake, from Danielle’s collection.

To transfer the image I traced over the pattern with a transfer pencil, turned face down onto the fabric and pressed with a hot iron. After embroidering I added Bonda web and cut the image out with a sharp pair of scissors and ironed in place.

  • Cost effective, you get a lot of possibilities for your money
  • Funky fresh designs
  • Really pushes your creativity
  • Allows you to print off multiple copies, in the colours you desire on the medium you want to use
  • I wish Danielle would bring a new kit EVERY week!
  • Cost involved with printing ink, but I think compared to traditional paper it would still work out cheaper.
I have to be honest and say I do love Danielle’s product. I never tire of it, and it has really encouraged me to look outside my crafting comfort zone. I plan to make some funky Blythe dresses this weekend, complete with a Kitschy Digitals gnome applique……

So go have a play and tell me what you think, you might even surprise yourself!

Giveaway Time!!! Danielle has generously donated prizes for 2 winners. One winner will get digital kits and one will win print kits/embroidery patterns. All you have to do is leave your comments letting us know what you love about Kitschy Digitals on any of the Kitschy Digitals posts. You have until Friday at Midnight to enter and the winners will be announced on Saturday!
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6 Responses to Vendor Spotlight – Kitschy Digitals

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    Erika M. June 11, 2009 at 7:32 am #

    I love her unique designs and the versatility of their uses. I’ve been quite impressed with all the different ways that I’ve seen everyone use her designs.

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    Artsy Momma June 11, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    I love her thrift store frames series. Her style makes me sigh everytime I look at her various kits.

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    Margie June 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    OME! I can’t decided what is cuter! Everything is so cute!

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    Anonymous June 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    Dolls are not my thing but the Woodland kits are! I love the gnome, deer, & mushroom. Am impressed with the different interpretations too.
    Sue Michael

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    Jennine June 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    All of this is so cute and appears like it is effortless. I am willing to give it a shot.

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    Jen June 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    Great projects! I’ve never heard of printable cotton fabric- could we have more info about this in a future post please???