Friday, January 7, 2022

Dream Catching You

Hey hey! I'm up at the Clever Dexter Challenge today. We're keeping the theme going all month: SOMETHING NEW.

Our awesome sponsor, Joy Clair Deigns, has some truly lovely images to use for your cards and craft projects. This dream catcher was too beautiful to pass up. I knew I would be using some watercolors, so I made sure to use my craft iron to really dry and set the ink. I did use a little photo editing to create the center banner by copying and pasting some of the images from the digital stamp along side the sentiment.

TIP: Use the same markers you're using to color your image and color a strip of paper for a perfect match. That's my secret for the 2 green borders around my sentiment :)

Prize from Our Sponsor:

The WINNER this month will receive your choice of 2 Digital Stamp Sets from Joy Clair Designs.

Cleverly Concocted Challenge Rules

The challenge runs from January 1 to January 31

Please read the challenge rules for more details.

Our mandatory theme for this month is SOMETHING NEW (whatever that means to you)

We would love to see you use our OPTIONAL color palette (shown below) but its not mandatory to qualify for our prize.

White, BlueYellowOrange, and Green

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see your creation in our gallery this month! Don't forget to tag us in your Instagram posts so we can check out your awesomeness! #cleverdexter, #cleverdexterchallenge, @cleverdexter

xoxo Deidre

Digital Stamps: Joy Clair Designs Floral Catcher
Copic markers: YR02, YR04, YR07, B00, B02, Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, G43, G46, Y13, Y15, Y17
Watercolor: Lindy's Stamp - Gang Blue Hawaiian Blue
Sequins: Simon Says Stamp - Assorted Moonshine

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Something New with Clever Dexter

Happy New Year!! Exciting news to kick off 2022... I'm rejoining the crafty team at Clever Dexter Challenge as a DT member. Hold on to your seats for some awesome digi stamp creations and design tips. 

First up is a sweet Valentine's Day design in a different color palette. I want to thank Joy Clair Designs for the digi stamps this month.

This card is total proof that you don't need fancy or expensive craft supplies to have fun creating cards! I made this card while traveling and using only a handful of supplies. After digging through my mom's supplies, I found some burlap, a yellow colored pencil,  and some Crayola markers (which were partially dried out by the way LOL). I did get a chance to take a quick shopping trip to the Cottage- A Papercrafting Boutique in Lewisville, NC and meet the lovely owner and shell out some moolah on some new supplies and this black Valentine's and yellow polka dot decorative paper :) PSA- Support Small Businesses

Ok, now it's your turn! See the deets below and join us!

Cleverly Concocted Challenge Rules 

WHEN: The challenge runs from January 1 to January 31

WHERE: Use the link-up at the bottom of our January 1st post to upload your entries

WHAT: Our theme for January is SOMETHING NEW

Our OPTIONAL color palette is White, Blue,  Yellow, Orange, and Green

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre :)