Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CDD Marbling Techniques

I'm over on the Craftin' Desert Divas blog today sharing a really fun multi-media card where the marbling technique I'm going to discuss really shines. Kowabunga!

The Details: Craftin' Desert Divas JawsomeGarden Border DiesOutdoor Landscape 1 DiesStitched In Circle DiesDistress Oxides, Memento Tuxedo BlackScor-TapeRanger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Specialty paper, Adirondack alcohol inks

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cards in Envy Give It Some Heart

This time for the Cards in Envy Challenge we'd like to see some hearts on your card.  I really "took that to heart" and went all out. LOL.  I hope you'll play along!

I sponged the CDD Hearts Galore Stencil with Distress Oxides.  That represents water naturally.  Then I stenciled an HOTP Snowflake stencil using glossy embossing paste. The effect is amazing--subtle and shiny and fab.  I colored the narwhal using Copics after taking a look at some online pics of them. I had never realized they were so mottled. It's like they're one giant freckle. The MFT Merry Christmas die is sponged in Oxide and then coated in clear Wink of Stella.

I’m entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Use a Diecut, Mod Squad Winter

The Details: Winnie and Walter Winter Wishes, Hot Off the Press Snowflake Stencil, Craftin Desert Divas Hearts Galore Stencil, Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean, MFT Merry Christmas die, Wink of Stella Clear, Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste, Copics N0-06, E02

Hearts Galore Stencil Distress Oxides

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CDD February Release Recap 3

Have you picked up all your new February release goodies from the CDD shop? I know, I know. Way too much fabulous to choose from!

Here I'm featuring images from the new Gnomie set as she soars over her cute little mushroom village. Who hasn't dreamed of flying? Now, flying on a dragonfly is not on my bucket list but maybe it would be if I were a gnome!

The Details: GnomieCoffee TrollsPlay TimeScenery DiesStitched Scallop DiesDistress OxideMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx BlackRanger Multi Medium Matte, Copics

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CDD February Release Recap 2

This is my favorite card from the release! I love the background, the images, the 3D tree. Wunderbar!

I paired up the Friend in Me fox with one of the cute cats from Donut Party--so cute peering down from the tree. And since spring is coming (pretty please!!!), I placed a few leaves on the Scenery Dies tree. Can you tell I formed them using a stylus and the back of a mouse pad? I also left the limbs unglued and coaxed them out a bit with my fingers (rather like running scissors along ribbon to curl).



Monday, February 12, 2018

CDD February Mood Board 1

The Craftin Desert Divas February mood board is so soft and pretty, isn't it? Dreamy colors. 

I brushed Distress Oxides over the Hearts Galore Stencil being careful not to overlap too much in the middle to avoid muddying the colors. The cute troll cupid from Hugs and Kisses provides the pop of blue-green seen in the mood board. I wanted contrast for the heart so used gold mirror board.  Ba-bam!

Be sure to play along (#cddmonthly) on social media or by adding your card to the event in the gallery!

The Details:  Hugs and Kisses, Hearts Galore Stencil, Nested Hearts Dies, Distress Oxide, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black

Sunday, February 11, 2018

CDD February Release Recap 1

Now that the February release is available in the shop, we are going to show you a few more inspiration projects to get your creative juices flowing.  First up for me uses the Pot of Gold set.   Did you notice the clouds on the gray background? Hard to capture in the photo but so snazzy irl. And I love, love, love her hair.  I'm so not Irish but I am so very rainbow!

The Details:  Scene Builder Dies, Stitched In Circle Dies, Stitched Scallop Dies, Distress Oxide, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink, Copics

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Taste the Rainbow

Next time I have the brilliant idea to make Valentine treat boxes for the office, please remind me we have way too many people now to make that practical.  Whew!

These little boxes are filled with Skittles and when you pop it open the inside of the lid says "be magical today."  Cute, right?!  That's what I thought too until I realized I had so many unicorns to color.  I'm about halfway there with 3 days to go. I can almost taste the end of the rainbow!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box and Winter Unicorn, a variety of primarily Doodlebug 6x6 paper, Recollections unicorn washi tapes, Memento Tuxedo Black