Monday, June 13, 2016

Ladybug bear

Good Evening my crafty friends!

Today I've got another DT project for Crafting Desert Diva's Digi design team.  Did I mention how much fun I am having??  I'm so thankful to Tara for giving me a chance!

Here's my card for today.

Isn't she super adorable???  I wanted to try a different coloring medium this time so I got out my Polychromos pencils.  I'm still learning proper tecniques and her head was a lot of space to cover! The blending is the hardest I think but I'm getting there.  After I finished coloring, I fussy cut her out. Along with two of the little flowers and the other ladybug.  Also colored with Polychromos.  I adhered her to the background with foam tape so she would stand out.  One of the flowers I glued on her dress and the other I tucked under.  I also scattered a few of the yellow sequins from the Citrus Bliss sequins.  

Now for the background I wanted something nice and bright.  So I reached for my Zig Clean color markers and made a simple plaid pattern.  I did my best to match the colors I used on the bear.  Pretty darn close!  The background is cut out with the largest die from Fancy Frames.  Of course I also wanted a turquoise layer that matched everything else so I used the same Zigs to color the edges of white cardstock.  Ta Da!  This layer was hand cut and all were adhered to the white card base.

Once again I used my computer to print my own sentiment.  I used the largest 3D flag banner die.  I wanted it to have a little something extra.  I got my Copics out and used some of the very pale blues to give it a bit more dimension.  I then cut some teeny tiny pieces of foam tape and adhered the ladybug to the banner.  Whew!  I love how she turned out!!

As always, thank you for stopping by!


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Hello again my craftin friends!

I'm back again with another coffee themed card for the current Craftin Desert Diva's digi challenge on the CDD Gallery FB group!  I just simply can't get enough coffee.  The stamp I used is just too cute!

I started with a white card base and next I cut a simple rectangle layer out of the kraft.  The rainbow colored coffee cup layer was cut using the largest of the dies from the Fancy Frames set.  I created the background by resizing and rotating the images.  Then I colored them up.  Did I mention they are pretty small?  So the coloring took quite a while.

I then used the second largest die from Fancy Frames to cut out the heavy vellum layer.  I used some Versamark ink around the edges, tossed on some black embossing powder and heated it up.  I didn't want my colored layer to get lost after all that work!

I chose to use the girl image because I just love her little bow!  I even got to use my Brother Scan & Cut to cut her out.  Totally worked like a charm.  I had so much fun that I cut out a whole sheet of coffee cups. I see more coffee cards in my future.

I came up with my own sentiment and printed it out.  I then used the curvy die from the Flag Banner dies set.  I need to work on my Adobe Illustrator skills a bit.  I tried to curve the sentiment to match the flag banner.  Whew!

Here's a close up.

Isn't she super cute????

Be sure to check out the June Digi Stamp challenge on the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery FB page! Everyone who participates gets a free digi stamp.  That's awesome!!  Digital stamps have so many options for creating!!!  I'm learning more and more each day.

Supplies I used:

Flag Banner dies

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas June Digi Challenge

Hello fellow crafty friends!  I am so excited to announce that I have been accepted to the Craftin Desert Divas Digi stamp Design Team!  I am over the moon!  So for my very first DT post I am participating in their June Monthly challenge.  The theme is coffee.  One of my favorite things!

This adorable little kitty looks so happy.  I think it's because she's about to drink a rather large cup of coffee!

I hand cut all of the layers.  The pink paper and floral print are from Doodlebugs Hello Sunshine paper pad.  The sentiment I created and printed from my computer.  I added details with white gel pen to give it a little something extra.  You can see it better in the close up.

I encourage everyone to check out their challenge because they have recently revamped the prize. Everyone who participates in the Digi stamp Monthly Challenge will get a voucher for a free Digi Stamp.  F R E E!!!!  Run, don't walk, to the Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery group on Facebook for further details!

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll check out the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Stamp Monthly Challenge!