Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Let's Celebrate, Party Girl

Today's card with Lemon shortbread Digital Stamps was a fun one to make using the Party Girl Digi stamp from Lemon Shortbread and a center step pop up card template from Hot Off The Press.

I will also be entering it @  Aurora Wings for "Joyous Occasions", @ Star In My Pocket for "2 or More Patterned Papers", @ DL ART for "Birthday", @ Crafting with Dragonflies for "Birthday Card" and @ Allsorts Challenge for "Happy Birthday". 

I colored this little cutie up with Prisma Colored pencils on white cardstock.

The sentiment is a stacked diecut from Spellbinders and the patterned paper is from my stash and probably about a decade old, lol.

That's all for me today...I've been having trouble with my phone and it's camera...it was well past time for a new one anyway! But now that it's been replaced over the weekend, all I have to do is figure out how to operate the new one, lol! Wish me luck~ until next time...happy crafting!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Old Oak Birthday

Today's design team project for Atlantic Hearts uses sketch #264 and one of the oldest stamp sets in my stash...the always classic "Lovely as a Tree".

I  kept everything simple so that the focus would remain on that majestic tree!

The patterned paper is from Creative Memories from many years ago. The tan background I just made using the small leaf stamp and some brown ink. The sentiment is heat embossed in white.

That's it for me today -until next time~

Friday, May 11, 2018

Peonies Bouquet Anniversary Card

Today's design team project is my first for the monthly moodboard challenge over on the Crafting Desert Divas Gallery FB page...come join us for a chance to win some prizes!

The Peonies Bouquet digital stamp image sure is a gorgeous one! I loved coloring it up using my watercolor crayons and then blending it out with a waterbrush.

Fun little details were added using Glossy Accents on the sentiment, berries and flower centers along with some iridescent glitter.

Until next time~

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Toadstool Princess

Today's design team project was created for Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps using the Toadstool Princess digi stamp. Many of Vera's images are so whimsical and this little princess is no exception! I will be entering her @ Paper Nest Dolls for "May Challenge", @ Star Stampz for "Hand Colored Image", @ Craft Rocket Challenges for " Use Embellishments", @  Dragonfly Dreams for "Here Come the Girls" and @ Dream Valley Challenge for "Add Ribbon and/or Lace". 

Since purple and green are my two favorite colors, I really enjoyed coloring her up with my colored pencils. I chose the background papers to compliment along with my embellishments. Once again, my Scan N Cut machine came through and did the fussy cutting for me beautifully!

 Until next time~

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mermazing Holiday Wishes

Today's post is for Happy Little Stampers and I used this cute little Mermaid scene that was pieced together using digital stamps from Craftin' Desert Divas.

This is a 5 x 7 card and has quite a few layers. The images were all colored with pencils and light blue ink was blended onto the background.

The biggest challenge was placing all the clam-shell presents in the background...much easier to do that with physical stamps vs digital stamps in the humble opinion of this non computer savvy person, lol.  I then muted the background by adding a layer of patterned vellum over top and popping up that top layer using foam tape for dimension.

So, another card down to add to my holiday card stash...how are your holiday cards coming along?
Until next time~

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Go Ahead - Make a Splash!

Can you believe that it's May 1st already? And it's finally beginning to feel like spring where I live -thank goodness! Today's design team project was made using the "embossing resist technique" for the Mix It Up Challenge Blog

I took my embossing fluid ink pad directly to the paper through the stencil that I had taped down over my white A2 card base...after gently pulling the stencil up, I immediately sprinkled the clear embossing powder over top and then heat set it.

Over top of the clear embossing, I blended 3 different Distress Ink Colors then buffed off the clear so that the resist really popped! I colored the digital mermaid stamp using Sharpie and Bic alcohol based markers and cut it out using my Scan N Cut. Then I added the pale blue twine behind the image, splashed on some Sparkle Silk and used foam tape to pop her up. The wave strip is dry embossed and sanded, so this card has a nice variety of textures to it.

Until next time~

Monday, April 30, 2018

My Heart BEETS for you!

Today's design team project is for this week's sketch @ Atlantic Hearts. This was a fun layout to do with all the layers and I utilized several die cuts also.

The digital image was colored with water color pencils. Details were added with white gel pen and clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and adhered with mini foam dots to pop it up off the card front.

Until next time~

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sorry For Your Loss

Today's design team project with Craftin' Desert Divas is my second for the April moodboard, but this time I used the egg shapes as my inspiration instead of the pastel colors. I also used the sketch challenge from Your Next Stamp and between the two of them, I came up with this cute pet sympathy card.

The Pet Shop images are from a CDD digital set and the sympathy sentiment is from a CDD clear stamp set. I did the coloring using my Chameleon Colored pencils and my Scan N Cut fussy cut all the images for me. Each one is also accented using clear Wink of Stella pen, but sadly the camera didn't really pick up on all that shine and shimmer.

The paw prints are dry embossed using an embossing folder and I then highlighted the raised surface by both sanding and brushing over the top with white ink. I then cut the 3 ovals out using my Creative Memories shape cutter tool and adhered the light blue patterned paper underneath. This card is a 5 x 7 base.

Until next time~

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Just A Walkin' the Dog...

Today's design team project is with Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps. I will also be entering her @ Tic Tac Toe Card Challenge  for #044 (using the far right vertical row...add dimension -ink -patterned paper), 
@ Dragonfly Dreams for "Pink", @ Di's Digi Challenge for "Add An Animal", @ Simply Create Too for "Use Die Cuts" and @ Double "D" Challenges for @ "Friendship".

The focal image is this cute little Dog Walker and I colored her up using Spectrum Noir markers with some colored pencil highlights.

 I used several die cuts...both from cardstock and chipboard. The chipboard pieces I inked up directly with ink pads and mounted with skinny foam tape.

Until next time~