Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Winter BRANCH and Berries at CASology

Small, large, bare, in bloom...we want to seem them all 
for our new cue card challenge at CASology!

This is one of my favorite stamps; it's from Penny Black, called Berry Merry Christmas. I love that I can color these stamps and layer the colors for depth and still add some water coloring.
I used Zig Clean Color Brush pens in Red and Wine Red and used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide for the ink blending around the masked area. If you look closely, you can see that used silver embossing powder for the branches...a little shine never hurt anyone :)

I hope you stretch your limbs to the other DT member pages to see their creations!

Guest Designer: Deepti S.
Sponsor: STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner $25 off their next online order!

Be sure and check out their current 25% off sale!  You can find more details on their main page!  Also, this month, mention CASology in the notes when you place an order and receive a mystery gift!  How fun is that?!

I'm also joining along at Inspired by... Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Holidays

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

GINGERBREAD Man at CASology with a Freebie

We're cookies over this biweekly challenge at CASology! Our cue card makes me hungry :)

Ok, so I have to admit that I don't own any, not one, not anything close to fudging a gingerbread man LOL! But, thanks to the interweb, I found a super cute FREEBIE from Jane's Doodles blog (cica 2014). Here is the link for the little guy- for personal use only.  

Shortcut tip - Use kraft cardstock for this one...trust me, it'll make your life easier. I printed the gingerbread man on the cardstock with my printer, changing the outline color to a faint sepia tone. Then I only had to color around the edges to give him some dimension and life with a Burnt Ochre Prismacolor pencil. His buttons, hat, cheeks, and icing squiggles were also done with shades of red (Crimson Red, Poppy Red, and Crimson Lake) and green (Grass Green, Apple Green, and Spring Green) and a white Prismacolor pencil.

If you check out my IG page, you'll see the Nuvo glitter I added (as most things I make lol).

Hopefully, you have a sweet tooth for more and will check out the DT cards

Guest Designer: Claire

I'm also joining along at CAS(E) this Sketch! #349

Thanks for stopping by!!
xoxo Deidre