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~


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Polkadoodles Gnomes are full of Heart- I'm Here Gnome Matter What

One of my favorite GNOMES from Polkadoodles is making his debut!  This is the "GNOME Matter What" clear polymer stamp and he's adorable!

From his mushroom mailbox to his floppy hat & bird, he's bound to give you a smile!  Colored in copics, I used some Fall colors for the image and added some "mountain" hills in his background-for that I used PD Cloudy Landscape Stencil PD8011.  You could use this for clouds, hills, snowy hills-lots of possibilities. 

The copics that I used are:

Browns: E11, E13, E31-33-34-35-37-30, E04
Shadows: W0-1-3-5, T3-5
Oranges: YR31, YR04-14-16-18, Y17
Greens: YG91-93-95, YG63, G43-46
Blues: B00-01, B52, B45
Pinks: RV10, R46, R81

On the inside, I used my go to Fall PD paper packs called "In Love with Autumn" and stamped the polymer envelope that comes with the stamp set across the paper--like it was floating in the breeze.
Thanks for looking at my design projects! 

Friday, February 5, 2021

New Snowmen collection at Polkadoodles: Frosty Smiles-Snowman Celebrate


Hi everyone, Carolyn here posting one of the adorable new Snowman collections over at Polkadoodles!  This image is a group of Frosty Friends is called : Frosty Smiles - Snowman Celebrate.  I had fun using different treatments to each of them and adding an "icicle bow with a charm" to the card.  I like using copics when I color because they blend so well.  Here's a list of what ones I used:

Blues:  B000, B000, B91-93-95-97

Grays:  C0-01-02-03-04-05-07-9

Pinks:  RV55, RV000, RV00, RV09, R46

Yellows & Browns:  E30-31, W3, YR12 + 21

Background inks:  Picked Raspberry Oxide, Gina K Black Onyx

Prismcolor pencil-Medium Gray

Thanks for looking-Be sure to watch for more snowmen images coming soon!


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Frosty Smiles-New Friends digital image! Polkadoodles' latest Snowman Collection

 Hi Friends, Carolyn here bringing you my latest card from the Polkadoodles Snowman Collection found HERE

This image, called "New Friends"was such a *JOY* to color with my favorite medium COPICS:

Copics used:
Snowman- V000, V01, YR21, YR12, C04
Hat- V17, V25
Pompom- C01, C0, C02
Bird- E71, RV95, YR21
Snow- B0000
Snowflake background- Broken China, Milled Lavender
The very back mat is a gorgeous Royal Purple, then a textured pine cone paper, then a die cut digital image.  I reversed the pine cone paper to a rich cocoa brown and black checked paper and used that as the double fishtail banner for the sentiment. The inside of the card is finished with a green snowflake design and a cheerful sentiment!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the rest of the Collection!
New Friends Snowman Too Cute digital stamp download including SVG file

Monday, February 1, 2021

Frosty Smiles-Sweet Tweets Polkadoodles Digital Stamp

Thanks for stopping in to see the latest Snowman Collection over at Polkadoodles!

Carolyn here and I want to present Frosty Smiles-Sweet Tweets!  What a perfect card for that special person, especially on Valentines Day!  This digital image makes it SO easy to adjust the size for any card or project size.

 Sweet Tweets Too Cute digital stamp download including SVG file 

My favorite coloring medium to use are Copic Sketch Markers.  Here's a list for this project:

Snowman:  B000,B0000,YR12, YR21
Hat:  C0-00-02-04-05
Reds:  R46, R39, R24, RV000
Bird:  C03, Y32
Trees:  G46
Park Bench:  W3, E39, C06
Mountain Background:  Distress= Bundled Sage,Rustic Wilderness, Bkn. China
Snowflakes:  Sharpie Water based lg marker

The Paper, cardstock mat, paper lace, sentiment stamp, and wooden heart are all from my scrapbooking stash. 

Be watching for all the other Snowmen in this collection!