Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Hello again!  Did I mention I really love the crabs from my post two weeks ago?  Well, I do.  So much so that I had to have another go at them!  The good news is you too can play with them too. AND there is still plenty of time to enter them in the July Digi Challenge on the Facebook Craftin Desert Divas group.  A free digi stamp just for entering!  I highly encourage you to give it a try.

This time I reached for my Copic markers.  I admit that I have a hard time creating "scene" cards but I just adore how this turned out!  I don't think I've ever colored absolutely everything on the card with Copics before!  After I colored all the images, I went back with my colorless blender and added dots, dots and more dots to the sand.   I wanted to give the appearance of sand texture.  I added it onto a very thin green layer and then the white card base.  No extra embellishments needed on this one.

I appreciate you stopping in to take a look!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Yummy for your tummy!

Hi gang!  I'm back with another Design Team project for Craftin Desert Divas Digi team!  Sometimes it's so very hard to choose which image I want to use.  My wishlist is huge!  I thank Tara at CDD for offering such a wide variety of digi stamps to choose from and they keep on coming!

Today I wanted to give a go at watercoloring using my Zig Real Brush markers and a water brush.  I chose this awesome hippo holding one of my favorite cream!  Especially on these hot summer days.

I printed out my image using my laser printer.  I simply cut down the watercolor paper to 8 1/2 x 11 and used the bypass tray.  Worked like a charm!  I picked out several bright colors because summer just seems to need bright colors!  I find for me, I have better luck using a water brush with the Zigs on watercolor paper.  I feel like I have better control than when using a regular brush.  You just have to be careful that you don't reactive another color if you are working right next to it!

I stamped the sentiment on one of the tag stamps using watercolor paper.  I then hand trimmed it and sponged it with Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron.  I flicked some water on and blotted off with a paper towel to add some more texture.  I cut the main panel out using the largest die from Fancy Frames (love this set!).  I adhered it to a pink layer then used foam adhesive to attach it to the printed background.  Then all of that onto a white card base.  And since I have a total addiction to Doodlebug Sprinkles, I added a few from the Summer Glitter set.  I also snuck in some small, clear sequins from the Fairy Dust sequins.

Hope you give watercoloring a try!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Beach party!

Hello again!  I'm sorry for my long abscence.  We just returned from my very first vacation to Mexico!  We had planned way back in February.  It was certainly much needed!  Now I'm back and catching up at home and work.  So without further ado, here's my Craftin Desert Digi DT card!

I simply adore these crabs!  They look like they are ready for a fun time at the beach!   I colored everything with Prismacolor pencils.  The crabs I used odorless mineral spirits on to make the colors blend together more.  I intentionally made the back ground lighter as I wanted the crabs to take the spotlight!  I added a very narrow red border to make them pop out and attached to a white card base.  I even found ther perfect sequins to add a little more pizzaz!

This month's digi challenge is "Beach".  It's certainly a perfect theme for this time of the year.  Not to mention everyone gets a free digi stamp just for playing along.  Give it a go!  Craftin Desert Diva's  has some great summer and beach digi's to choose from.  

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