Wednesday, September 30, 2020

You're GNOME-azing from POLKADOODLES- Adorable

I'm sure that you Crafty Folks LOVE Gnomes the same as I do!  Think it's just that Huge nose and full beards that just gives me a chuckle!  I'm thrilled to use my first Gnome from Polkadoodles called "Your Gnome-azing".  She's in her garden which is just where I like to be.  I used a combination of soft and deep colors on her, adding a "woven" look to her hat.  In addition, I used one of Polkadoodles many metal dies called Flower Flourish.  This die comes with solid as well as a filigree cut, so 6 flower sizes and shapes-very versatile.  I finished my flowers with buttons in the centers. After I aged the image with light brown ink, I matted it with blue cardstock and mounted it to one of the many paper packs found at PD!  This pack is called "Soft & Scrumptious" and IS Gorgeous.
There are so many crafting supplies at this great site, please check them out!  I think I have more GNOMES in my future.  They have a six new characters out right now and more to come.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Serenity Fairy Joyful polymer stamp-showcasing for Polkadoodles

My latest card for Polkadoodles is called Serenity Fairy Joyful and is so whimsical and dainty.
I used the largest 2 dies from PD Craft Die-Stitched Circles for around the image as well as an accent color.  What I like about these dies is that EACH circle has a different type "stitch" around the outer edge.  Makes them really pop!
Off-setting the circles, it gave me a base for the flowers around Serenity.  I used Dies Super Sprigs and Flower Flourish:
The PD paper pack that I used is amazing called Adalene French Vintage Craft Papers-done in soft plums and vintage prints. I love using papers made in the UK in addition to the ones I have normal access to--such variety! The sentiment is from PD Spring Rose stamp set.

Serenity was colored using all Copic Markers and here is the List:
Skin: R000, R00, R01, R02, RV10, R81
Hair: E41, E42, 43, 44
Dress: Y21, YR31
Butterflies: BV01, B91, Lavender Stickles
Flowers: Gelly Roll 10, Gold Liquid Pearls

Thank you everyone for looking at my latest card project-there's many more to come!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cupid's Heart from All Dressed Up Stamps is a Thank You Card

Our Challenges over at All Dressed Up Stamps are Always Anything Goes, as long as you use an ADU image.  For the Challenge this month, I used Cupid's Heart as a Thank You card.
Coloring her with copics, I tried to keep the shading real soft for a light color.  I used Gold Wink of Stella for the Bow and assorted sequins, facets, and glass beads for color accents.  There is a white sheer ribbon wrapped around the front of the card, ending in a bow.
I finished the inside with a heavy stock of pink hearted paper and a sentiment that comes with the coordinated papers.
You have until October 14th to get your creation in our Challenge so please join and let us ooooh and awwwww over it!   

Monday, September 7, 2020

All Dressed Up Stamps is looking a little FALL..ish!

I'm so happy to feel some cooler temps here in Illinois!  And while we're gathering pumpkins to sell from our garden, it makes my thoughts turn to Fall!  This image from All Dressed Up Stamps called "Feeding the Ducks" made me color her with copics in Fall colors.  She can be found here.  I fancy cut the image, as well as the ducks, so that you could see all the Fall design papers I used.  I also used a Fall sentiment from my stash along with 2 Epoxy dots.
On the inside, I finished it off with a tan polka dot paper and a Thinking of You  digital sentiment from my stash.  I'm so happy with the way it turned out.  There are SO many more Digital stamps over at the ADU website so please go check them out!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Polkadoodles Winnie is out Shopping Again-Using a "Wobble"

Thank you for joining me today for my post for Polkadoodles!  I'm using a great Winnie image called Winnie Sunshine Delights-Busy AND I made her into a Wobble Card...EEK!

In coloring her up, I used my favorite go to-Copics.  You can see the list of colors used at the end of this post.  Using the PD paper pack of In Love with Autumn, I created a scene with some of my favorite colors.  Created a little pathway using a stencil-and that is what she "wobbles" on as she goes shopping.  I also cut out individual leaves from one of the designer papers to create the effect of them blowing around. When she is touched, the wobble device makes her giggle left and right-I tried to capture the motion in the attached picture.  I added some epoxy dots on the banners and finished the inside with leaves and dots also.  Stamp is from KKS.

She is being featured today on the Polkadoodles website here:

Copics used:
E000, E0, E00, E01, E02, R20, RV69
E34, E35, E37, E39
YG93, 97, 00
YR01, YR02, YR00, YR18, 21, 24, 31, Y32
Hair: W1,W00,W03, W05
Asst.: Blender, Wh. Jelly Roll 08, Micron 05, Wink of Stella Silver & Gold