Saturday, January 23, 2021

KINDNESS and Some Digi Stamping at Clever Dexter

Hey hey and happy Satur-yay! We're heading into the last week of our January Clever Dexter challenge. Our theme is KINDNESS challenge with an optional color combo of: white, blue, green, purple, and yellow.

I have totally loved playing with these AlexSyberiaDesign digital stamps. You may also see them go by "digi stamps" - it's the cool kids lingo :)

These florals are so pretty! I wanted them to drift across the front of my card, so I did a little layering in my fave editing software that I bought years ago, that still works just fine. 

Disclaimer - I totally ADORE every single digi that I use! My editing is simply to create a card with the look I'm going for...Not to sell or claim the new image as my own. Please think copyrights and kindness for the super talented artists who share their gifts with us!

You can check out a quick how-to at the Clever Dexter blog or watch the video below on how I "stamp and fussy cut" my digi stamps.

Clearly, I'm a Copic marker fan(atic LOL). I went for more muted tones of our color palette...or at least muted for me. 

I hope you give it a try!

We can't wait to see your challenge projects. It might be cards, scrapbook layout, home decor, tags, journals, notebooks, bookmarks, and more! AlexSyberiaDesign will be giving away a $15 Gift Card for this challenge to her Etsy Shop.

Copic Markers
Blue: B00, B21, B91, B93
Green: G12, G40, G46, YG67
Purple: BV08, BV20, BV23, BV25
Yellow: Y00, Y17, Y21, Y23, Y26
 Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

UNITEd We Stand - a CASology Challenge

Hey hey! Crazy 19 days of 2021 or nah?! Lol. Either way, I hope you can find some time to join us at CASology for the next 2 weeks. We have a heartfelt theme (and sooo timely) to play along with:

This stamp set is a must's the story:

In June 2020, 12 stamp companies in The Stamping Village, pledged to create a collaborative stamp set, We Stand with You Stamp Set, in support of racial justice. This inspiring stamp set features images that symbolize unity, friendship, and community, as well as lots of motivational quotes by well-known activists.

This set includes one 6" x 8" clear stamp set containing 28 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer.

Sentiments: This set includes fifteen motivational sentiments to inspire us to stand together:

    • we are better together
    • you are beautifully and wonderfully made
    • the time is always right to do what is right
    • you matter to me
    • we are all one
    • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.
    • choose
    • kindness
    • "Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." -Ryunosuke Satoro
    • "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." -Nelson Mandela
    • the hand of friendship has no color
    • stick with love
    • be the
    • change
    • you wish to see

**As part of a pledge by The Stamping Village to donate $10,000 for racial justice, $5.00 from every We Stand with You stamp set sold will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

So tell me again why you shouldn't buy this stamp set!

I used 9 Distress Oxide inks for the rainbow color effect of the hands: Candied Apple, Crackling Campfire, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberry :)

I outlined all of the hands with my favorite tracing pens (Faber-Castell PITT artist pens). Oh, that stenciled heart and circle is from a forever ago stash stencil of which I have no idea of the name lol.

Pop in to see the other DT card images and our crafty guest designer for this challenge!
I hope you UNITE in our efforts to get some quality "me time" to play along and link up in our gallery.

Guest Designer: Tracy

I'm also joining at CAS(E) this Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre

Friday, January 1, 2021

Kick it off with KINDNESS - Clever Dexter Challenge

We made it!! Happy New Year 2021 to everyone! I know there were such heavy burdens to carry this past year. As we go into the new year, the Clever Dexter Challenge has the perfect theme : KINDNESS. Our (optional) color palette is White, Blue, Yellow, Purple, and Green.

I created this card using a lovely floral digi stamp from our creative sponsor AlexSyberiaDesign.  You should really check out her Etsy shop! I can't wait to craft more with her designs this month. She's also offering a $15 gift card to her shop for this month's winner!
As usual, I jumped right in with my Copic markers. I wanted to add some dimension to the card, so I fussy cut around the flowers and mounted in on some foam adhesive, just slightly askew from where I cut it so the cool green wood grain paper would peek through. I added some sparkle (ummm it is New Year's lol) with some Stickles.

Ohhh, and by the way...I accepted an offical DT member spot with the rock star creative ladies at the Clever Dexter Challenge. Be sure to check me out each month on the 23rd (happens to be my birthdate). Thanks for all of your support!
I'm also joining at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

Copic markers
Blue: B24, B28
Yellow: Y00, Y06, Y15
Purple: BV00, BV02, BV04
Green: G12, YG17, G46

Stickles: Yellow, Star Dust

xoxo Deidre