Tuesday, September 14, 2021

ATG Challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps w/ an ADU image

As summer draws to a close, lots of people are taking their last trip to the shore.  This is a card I made for the All Dressed Up Stamps monthly Challenge as a member of the Design Team.  

I used the image called Ship Ahoy drawn by our Artist in residence, Wendy Burns.  You can see all of her images at the ADU store found here
I love this image because of the flowing folds in the dress and the cute pigtails!  I fancy cut her out by hand and then mounted the upper half of her body with foam dots for depth. The watercolor like "scene" is actually part of a 6x6 paper pad by P13, made in Poland, called Beyond the Sea.  A magnificent collection that I knew right away was perfect for this card.  

Come join us for this month's Challenge- The Design Team hand picks the winners for images.  We want you to inspire us!



Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Friendship Image from Polkadoodles-Winnie~Missed You So Much

 After the year we all had in 2020, this great image from Polkadoodles just about says it all.  I know I just crave hugs and really letting people know how much they mean to me!  This great digital stamp is called Winnie- Missed You So Much!  It can be found in their store here 
 I used Copic Sketch markers on this stamp and here's the list of them:
Copics used:
Skin Tone: R000,00,01,02, RV10
Yellows: Y00,Y11,Y13,Y32,Y26,Y21,Y26
Green:  G12
Blues: B34,B32,B52
Purples:  BV000, 00, 01,02,04
Browns:  E23, E53, E55, E59, E57, E11, W3

Gelly Roll 10, Posca White
After using a Mod Stitched rectangular Die to cut the image, I matted it with a subtle green cardstock.  Taking a lavender seam binding tape that I had crumpled up, I tied a bow for an accent.  I Stamped the sentiment in a lavender ink and added some clear micro seed beads to the center of some of the flowers on the design paper.  It's elevated up on Pop-Dots.
I always finish the insides of my cards with color-coordinated paper.  With this card, I added a sentiment block from a scrapbook page and now have a great card to send to a friend!  
BE SURE to check out the Polkadoodles Store, especially on Tuesdays!  That's when they have many or all their items on a discounted sale!  It's well worth the visit.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 26, 2021

Snail's Pace Digital Image from Polkadoodles

The "Craze" that's really popular now is anything  with gnomes!  Well Polkadoodles has a new line of Gnomes that are SO amusing and you can find them here. 
The one that I've used in this card is called "Snail's Pace".   This image also comes in colored digital individually as well as in a bundle of other gnomes.  I added some cobblestones for her to walk on by use of a stencil and also added a subtle background that looks like green vines using a stencil for that also.  A Butterfly embellishment was added to the corner for dimension.  While I added a distressed paper in the inside, I haven't yet added a sentiment as it's so versatile:  Birthday, snail mail, get well soon, etc...  Thanks for checking Polkadoodles out-they're Great!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Holly Bunny from Polkadoodle Stamps- Great Springtime card!

What a Great Spring image from Polkadoodles - It's an image called Holly Bunny and she can be found here!
I put a sunny yellow gingham paper as the background to her green matted hand colored image.  I used several copic colors and Distress inks on my stencils which I will list at the bottom.  This is how the original image comes to me in b&w:
 Holly Spring Bunny/Easter - digital papercrafting downloadI thought I'd show you the various steps it takes during the coloring process while adding the background of clouds, cobblestones, shadows, weeds/grass.  I hope you enjoy this!

Copics used:
Browns: E000,E00, E11, E34, E29, E55, E57
Greens: G21, G43, YG23, G94, YG63
Yellows: YR27, YR14, YR23, YR21, Y02
Grays: C3,C0,C1,C2,C7, C9
Blues: B91, 93, 95, 97,B60
Reds: RV00, R11, RV10, R24, R46, R89
Distress Ink *Salty Ocean*, Distress Oxide *Weathered Wood*
Gelly Roll 10 white pen
PD Cloudy Landscape Stencil
Cobblestones stencil
 Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

All Dressed Up Stamps Monthly Challenge--using an ADU image

    It won't be long before the kids will be ready to camp in the back yard with all the night owls and lightening bugs!
    This image from All Dressed Up Stamps is called "Little Camp" and was such FUN to color with my copics.  Wendy Burns, our artist in residence, always gives us clean images with such detail!  Check them out in the ADU Shop here.  The heavy, gorgeous Teepee paper I used is from my LLS - perfect for the background! I used an eyelet style die for the image and a sentiment from a Carta Bella Flower Market paper pad.                                         

On the inside, I finished it with the print on the backside of the tent paper.  And again, the sentiment is from the paper pad previously used. 
We can't wait to see your creations and get inspired!  Please join us for a chance to win some of the neatest images of your choice from the shop!  You have until May 14th to get your entry in so don't dawdle! 
Hope you'll come back real soon!                    

Monday, March 15, 2021

A Springtime creation for the All Dressed Up CHALLENGE--ATG

Hi there!  It's Carolyn bringing you a Springtime card from the great All Dressed Up Shop!  This card is for the ADU CHALLENGE where you could win some free images from this great company--But you can't WIN unless you enter.  It runs for a month-from the 15th of the month to the 14th of the next month.  Plenty of Time!!
I'm using a recent image called Piggy Back--the image comes with the the featured young lady and the 2 mushrooms at her feet.  I think I went crazy adding in the flowers, grass, and pebbles at her feet, as well as the sky using copic markers.
I double matted her picture, added a pink and white heavy daisy ribbon along the side and softened it with a sheer pink bow.  For a little bling,
I added 3 pink epoxy dots at the top.
I always finish off the insides of my cards so here is a look at that:
There's lots of room to write a personal message.

Thanks for looking-I'd love for you to start following me on my Blog.  I'm on several DTs and hope to inspire you with my creations!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

It's Spring at Polkadoodles! Ladybugs!!

*Happy Sunday Everyone!  Carolyn here, wanting to share with you a real Springtime card!  The image is called "Lily Bug Love-Hello from the Heart" from Polkadoodles and she's adorable!
The Copics that I used on her:
Face: R000,R00,R01,R02,E11,RV00
Hair: Y00,Y11,Y21,Y32,Y26,Y28
Reds/pinks: R46,R39,R24,RV00,RV10,RV52,R83
Grays: C0,1,2,7,9
Heart stencil coloring-Spun Sugar Ink
I added a polka-dotted grosgrain ribbon and an assortment of mulberry flowers to finish her off.  I always finish the inside of my cards and this time I used a Spring Stamp along with coordinating pink paper.