Tuesday, September 22, 2020

VACAY at CASology

It's mid-challenge post time! Have you popped in over at CASology for our cue card?? We have a fabulous returning sponsor - STAMPlorations - who's providing the winning $25 discount!

If you're like me, a vacation sounds like a phenomenal idea!! I'm itching for some Vitamin SEA :)

This card was fun to make because I knew I wanted to layer some pretty blues to make the water. The stamp that I used as waves comes from Ellen Hutson's Wonky Backdrops. I smooshed on Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks at random...or kind of at random. I definitely used my MISTI to keep the stamp in place so I could get just the right layers of ink. The sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamp One with Nature set.

We want to see your awesome designs, so swim over to the blog and link your CAS card!
You don't have to have a blog to play along...you can share from your Instagram, Flickr, or Facebook post. Hope to see you there!

I'm also joining at Time Out Challenges #170

xoxo Deidre

A Witch's Spell at Clever Dexter

In case you haven't seen this month's Clever Dexter Challenge, you should really head over! The theme is "Hit the Books" and I love the "spell book" that was included in this awesome digi stamp from Stampers Delights!

I used a boatload of Copic markers for this image, some Dina Wakley acrylic paints, gelli printing plate, stencils, metal die, embossing label maker...you name it  :)

Hope to see you there!

I'm also joining at Creative Fingers Challenge #193 and Colour Crazy Challenge wk 37

xoxo Deidre

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Clever Dexter Challenge is Hitting the Books

I'm having a blast guest designing over at the Clever Dexter Challenge blog! What a great concoction we're crafting with this month! The 9th challenge is perfect for the new school year,  with a twist of color.

Stampers Delights is such a great sponsor and has gifted their digi stamps to use for this Clever Dexter Challenge.

I'm using the Story Time and Chibi School Girl Jill images (which I flipped and resized two additional times) to create a scrapbook page that would be great for a school-themed page. I use Photoshop Elements with my digi stamps to truly personalize my layouts.

In sticking with the color inspiration for this challenge, I used the same colors for her outfits, but just switched up each article of clothing. This was a lot of Copic coloring fun. I love how Stampers Delight images have just enough detail to give you some idea of how to color, but still leave it up to your imagination. I even handwrote the subjects on the book spines.

Colors (loads of them):
Skin: E11, E13, E15
Hair & Shoes: 100, C9, C7
Eyes: E37
Lipstick: R29
Clothing: Yellows: Y02, Y06, Y15
Pinks: RV00, RV02, RV04
Teals: BG11, BG23, BG57
Books: see Ys, Rs, & BGs above plus YR000, YR02, YR14
Purse: C5, C3, C1

I added bits and pieces of ephemera from my stash to ground my images...I didn't want them standing in space :) Also, the Story Time (book image) digi stamp is perfect for journaling and adding a couple of photos.

I hope you want to join this Clever Dexter Concoction! 
Hit the Book, maybe use our colors, grab a couple of Stampers Delights digis (though not required to win), and make something awesomely creative!

Thanks for stopping by!