Wednesday, October 26, 2016

You can do it!

I'm back again with another DT project for Craftin Desert Divas.  Can I just tell you how much fun I'm having playing with all their digi stamps?  They have so many to choose from and they are constantly adding more!!

The little guy I'm going to share with you today looks like he has a can do attitude!

For my background, I scribbled some of my Zig Real Brush markers on watercolor paper and just used a wet brush to smooth out the color.  I dried it with my heat gun and went back for a second layer until I got the blend that I liked.  I watered down a little bit of black distress ink mixed with Pearl Ex and splattered it all over my background.  I love splatters!  Then I carefully glued some of the blue and green stars randomly.  Then I cut it out with the second largest die in Fancy Frames.  The black I cut out using the largest die in Fancy Frames.

The bear itself I colored with Polychromos pencils.  I was able to match my background colors pretty well!  The banner is from the Flag Banners die set.  As I didn't have any appropriate sentiments on hand, I just hand wrote it!  EEP!!!  I thought it needed a little something so I rubbed the edges on my Versamark ink pad and used black embossing powder.  Both the bear and the banner are popped up with foam tape.  Oh, and the lovely background paper is from the Doodlebug Back to School pad!


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Oh Nuts!

Hi again!

I'm back with another CDD Digi DT project to share!  I am still totally loving the fall weather.  Next weekend we are planning our annual trip to Wisconsin.  We stock up on local brewed beer, wine, spirits and lots of cheese!  Not to mention, taking in all of the beautiful changing leaves.  It's always such a beautiful drive.  I can't wait to go!

If your yard is anyting like mine, you've got squirrels scurring everywhere.  Gathering up their winter supply of nuts.  Since I've seen so many lately, I figured I should make a card with squirrels.

Isn't this guy adorable??  He's gathered up his goodies and ready to tuck them away for the winter.  I colored him up using Copics and added a few details with my white pen.  I searched through my foil until I found the perfect colors to go with the striped paper from Doodlebug Happy Camper.  I ran the foil through with the toner paper and then die cut them with the large Scribbled Circle die.  I cut the striped piece with the second largest die from Fancy Frames and the turquose piece with the largest die.  Those I adhered to the brown card base.  I used foam tape to pop up the squirrel.  The sentiment is from Autumn Wishes.  The whole sentiment says Oh Nuts! I forgot but I only had room for the Oh Nuts part.  I stamped it on one of the small dies from Fancy Frames.  I had just enough room to stamp an acorn from Autumn wishes.  I colored the paper to match and the acorn with Copics.  I adore how this all came together!

I do hope you have had time to play along with Craftin Desert Diva's Social Media challenge.  If you haven't, there is still time to enter.  It's so easy!!  Don't forget there are three prizes to be won!  Just remember to share your projects using #cddmonthly!

Happy crafting!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Raking fun!

Hey everyone!  Just dropping in for  a super quick post to share something I am super excited about! Craftin Desert Divas has just started their Facebook October Release Event!  I can't believe it is release time again!  We are getting to close having 75 going to the event.  Once we reach that number, this adorable cutie is going to be free for everyone for 24 hours!

Not to mention there will be tons of inspiration, fun, games and more giveaways.  The more who "go" the more prizes there will be!  And just so you, "going" doesn't mean you have to sit down in front of your computer and stay!  Drop in all week long!

This image is also perfect to participate in the October Social Media Challenge on the Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery Facebook page!  Which is another chance to win free goodies!!  

So come play with us!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Autumn birthday wishes...

Hi everyone!  I sure hope you have been enjoying the fall weather...if it has made it to where you live.  I absolutely love this time of year.  The colors, the crisp air, the scents and the list could go on! I also have lots of fall stamps but never seem to have the opportunity to make fall themed cards.  This year I swore I was going to make some, no matter what!  I have several friends with fall birthday's and figured this was my chance.

This beautiful fall scene is already altogether in one digital stamp!  No masking, no combining, resizing etc.  It's just ready to print and color!  I printed the stamp out on Neenah paper and got to coloring with my Copic markers.  I'm still working on my wood texture tecnique but I think it turned out pretty good.  I added wink of stella to the pumpkin leaves and the scarecrows hat.  I also added teeny tiny white dots to the words Pumpkins and Apples.  I added black dots to the word corn.  For a little added texture, I dabbed a cloth with a little blender solution on the pumpkins.  Pumpkins never seem to be a uniform color or texture in real life!

The sentiment I pieced together from two different stamps in the Autumn Wishes set.  Just what I needed!  

Have you had the chance to play along with Craftin Desert Diva's October Social Media Challenge yet?  There are three different prizes up for grabs every month!!  Just remember to share your projects using #cddmonthly!

Have a lovely fall day!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hi Everyone!  Stopping by with a super quick post for World Cardmaking Day!

This adorable owl is a digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas.  This time I printed my image on kraft colored cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I stamped the little orange leaves all around the image.  The sentiments are from two different stamp sets.  Sending was stamped in a very dark brown and wishes with orange & burgundy.  I added the little acorn because it looked like he was all set to hold something.  I of course had to had some sparkle with my wink of stella pen on the little leaves and the acorn.

Supplies used are: OwliverFancy Frames diesAutumn Wishes, and Wishful Thoughts.  I hope everyone got a chance to do a little crafting today!