Friday, October 23, 2020

My Boo! Guest Designing for Clever Dexter Challenge

What's up everybody! I'm back to guest design on the Clever Dexter Challenge blog and bring you some coloring goodness thanks to our fab sponsor of the month: ODDBALL STAMPS. We're heading towards Halloween and I'm loving the spooky creations for this month's challenge! The theme is: HERE FOR THE BOOS and inspiration colors are: GREEN, PURPLE, ORANGE, WHITE, & BLACK.

For this card, I started with the Ms Ann Thrax digital stamp from Oddball Stamps. I had a little photo-editing software fun (flipped the image to look the opposite direction and added a bat to her headband). If you haven't followed my work before, I love to add an ethnic spin to images, so after it was printed and dried, I added the curls to her hair by hand using a Faber Castell pen. This lays the groundwork for some cute, dark, coily hair.

The next step is to pull out my Copic markers and get to work. I used a stack of purples, greens, grays, reds, and oranges for this image. If you're interested, the list of markers are at the end of this post.

 For the sentiments, I used another Oddball Stamp digital set called Creepy Cute Sentiments Banners and Badges. This set has a ton of awesome halloweeny options that you can customize! By the way, I grabbed the heart and bats from that set too :)

For my background, I used some embossing ink smooshed through the Dot Fade THS 006 stencil by Tim Holtz, and then coated it with orange embossing powder. Head over to my Instagram page for a close-up!

I hope you love Ms. Ann Thrax as much I as loved making this card! Please link up and play along for a chance to win a prize from Oddball Stamps. See ya!

I'm also joining at:

Copic colors:
Skin: E23, E25, E27
Eyeshadow, Jacket & Shoes: V04, V06, V09
Vest, Leggings, Tag: YG06, YG13, YG17, YG67
Skirt: YR02, YR04, YR07
Lipstick, Glasses, Eyeball, Heart: R24, R29, R89
Shirt, Hair, Bones: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Staying DRY at CASology

 Hey crafty peeps! We're back at CASology with a new cue card for the next 2 weeks. And after the weather we've had here the last couple of days, this was right on time:

I used a repeating umbrella design, which required a little masking, and some simple ink blending. I added some darker yellow shading to the umbrellas using a colored pencil. Both the umbrella and the sentiment come from a stamp set from Create a Smile, titled Bad Day. To finish it off, I popped on a few clear dew drop embellies and yellow sequins and called it a day! Funny how the light caught that one sequin and made it look green :) CAS cards are supposed to be quick and easy, but that doesn't mean they can't have some pop!

Tip: When layering stamps using masking, remember that the images you stamp first will be in the foreground and fully visible at the end of your project. You can use that concept to create real depth to your cards.

Be sure to check in on the other DT members and how they used the cue card! There's some really fun ideas to get you going. And please be sure to link up a card you've made - we LOVE giving away PRIZES from our awesome sponsors!