Friday, April 15, 2022

Spring Floral Couture

Thanks for popping in today! I'm sharing a card I made using a fabulous digi stamp from Polkadoodles over at the Clever Dexter Challenge blog

Sometimes I know exactly what I want to do with a card...and sometimes I surprise myself LOL. I knew that I wanted to used watercolors (our theme this month) and some of our optional palette colors for the flowers, the rest of it just came together. I'd love to hear in the comments below what your process is like!

This gorgeous digi stamp is from Polkadoodles and is named Primrose, The Darling Buds. When I saw they had provided this beautiful image, I couldn't wait to play up the flowers. All I did was flip the orientation so she faced right. I did copy and resize some of the flowers to use separately on the corner of the card. Then the real magic happened with my Peerless watercolors. If you haven't used these before, they're totally worth it and last forever! And they're portable because they're sheets of paper color instead of tubes or bottles of paint. A few Stickle dots for shine in the center of the flowers and on her dress, and this card was another one for the books :)

TIP: Want to leave something white, but play with just a hint of dimension, use the oh-so-faintest shadowing of light gray. It makes the white look whiter. I used a C1 Copic marker and softened the edge with the Colorless Blender 0. Check it out on my Instagram page.

I hope you want you to join us! 


Don't forget to check out the sparkles on my Instagram page. Thanks for stopping by! 

I'm also playing along at The Card Concept.
I was inspired by the colors and the flowers.

xoxo Deidre :)

Peerless Watercolors: Robin's Egg Blue, Olive Green, Geranium Pink, Jacqueminot Pink, Daffodil Yellow
Distress Ink: Citron
Dress (Copics): C1, Colorless Blender 0
Hair (Copics): C9, C7, C5
Skin (Copics): E11, E13, E15
Sentiment: Doodlebuds (by WPlus9)

Monday, April 4, 2022

Mile High Cupcakes

Thanks for popping in today! I'm sharing a birthday-perfect card using a digi stamp from Polkadoodles over at the Clever Dexter Challenge blog. You've heard the saying, "April showers...blah blah blah", so we've chosen "USE WATERCOLORS" as a theme this month.

I'll admit, I may have forgotten a birthday or two and needed something special to send. Ohhh the shame. These cupcakes really stack up...see what I did there :) It's called Cherry Cream Cupcake from Polkadoodles. I used my photo editing software to layer and flip the cupcakes to make a tall card. I was inspired by the watercolor dots on the the decorative background cardstock I found and used Copic colors to match.  The real pop of fun was layering sparkly Stickles on the cherries!

I hope you want you to join us! Check out how to play along below and be sure to share in the gallery before April 30th.


Don't forget to check out the sparkles on my Instagram page. Thanks for stopping by! 

xoxo Deidre :)

Cupcakes: E29 & E59; E21 & E23
Frosting: V15, V06, RV66; E01, E93, YR02; BV02, BV13, BV04; R81, R83, R85; BG11, BG23, BG13
Cherry: R29, Diamond Stickles
Wrapper: C1, C3
Sentiment: Word Salad (by Paper Smooches)