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.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Spring at Polkadoodles using "Just a Note"

 Hi Everyone, Carolyn here--Spring is coming!!!  I think this card for Polkadoodles just oozes fresh air, sweet smell of flowers, and the pitter patter of raindrops!  I used the image called "Just a Note" and it just makes me smile!
Using my favorite medium Copics:
Purples: BV13, BV02, FV2
Pinks: R0000,RV000,RV10,RV02,RV21, R81,R83,R85
Greens: YG11, YG17,23,06
Yellows: YR12,21,YR04,14,15
Browns: E43,41,44
Grays: C0,1,2,3
Prismacolor pencils
White Posca Pen
Glossy Accents on raindrops

One other great die that Polkadoodles carries is the Flower Flourish set-now I only used the filigree small unit but there are 6 pieces! I cut mine from PD design paper and added buttons in the centers.  The papers used are from the Scrumptious Sugar pack and Winnie's Mermazing Ocean paper pack  So many great goodies they have on their site and even a new Spring collection debuting soon!

I always finish the insides of my cards shown here using dies and stamps from my stash!
Thanks for looking-see you soon!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Remember the New Release for February over at All Dressed Up Stamps

Over at All Dressed Up Stamps, we're
reminding you that there are some New Releases' for February!  Feel free to nab them in the ADU Shop before the next ones come out!
The NR image I chose to use on this romantic card is called "Love Hearts" and is so delicately drawn by our resident artist, Wendy Burns.  She's a digital image so can be adjusted to whatever size you need to use.

After coloring her with Copic Sketch Markers, I masked off her image and brushed on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink over a stencil that has hearts going around and around.  Used a fancy edged die on the image to frame it and mounted it at an angle so you could see the multicolored heart paper in the background.  I did add some mulberry roses but used these flower stickers to pick up the pinks and yellows in the paper.  I love the way they look like you rolled them yourself! On the inside, you can see the heart paper again but also a chipboard-like sentiment that coordinates with it all.
Thanks for checking this out and be sure to browse the shop for some great images!




Friday, February 19, 2021

Polkadoodles Frosty Smiles Collection featuring "Frosty Hugs"

Hello from Carolyn!  I wanted to give you all a glimpse of the new Polkadoodle image Frosty Smiles- Frosty Hugs.  This Polkadoodles image can be found here.

Snowmen Frosty Hugs Too Cute digital stamp download including SVG file This would be great for Anniversaries, engagements, birthdays, even Valentines Day.  It comes in Black & White or precolored!




I used my favorite medium- Copics- to color this couple up: 
Nose--YR12, YR21
Distress Ink-background--Antique Linen
Stickles--Xmas Red
Paper, Chenille Rickrack, and embellishment from my stash

I finished off the inside with some gorgeous red heart paper and the perfect sentiment!
Thanks for Looking at my creation!  Spring is coming soon!

Monday, February 15, 2021

All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge-ATG

Over at All Dressed Up Stamps, we have a month long challenge--Anything Goes w/ an ADU image.  Great prizes for the winners!  You have until March 14th to get your creation in for review-We can't wait to see your Beauties!

The image I chose to use on the DT is called "Home Sweet Home" and could apply to many situations~ Quarantined at home, staying home as a refuge, New home buying, Glad for the birds and flowers that are coming soon.  I will be glad to get out and about in our flower and vegetable gardens and am thankful every day that we live in the country where that's possible!

After coloring with Copics, I mounted the picture on pink polka dotted paper,placed another piece angled over the distressed wood paper underneath-I love the blues and yellows together. I added a small 2 loop bow made on a fork and 2 lace accents from my stash.  On the inside, I used a perky blue & white dotted paper and used a sentiment stamp again from my stash.

Come on over and join all of us for the Challenge, There's lots of free images in the store-AND you will love the choice of images when you win!  And we want to get inspired!!  Can't wait to see your entry~