Saturday, October 7, 2017

Imagine That Digistamps Linky Challenge

Hi!  Guess what: it is officially October.  That means I am officially part of the Design Team for Imagine That! Digistamps!  Who-hoo!!!  With that said, I have lots of things to share with you today!

First of all, at the ITD's Creative Playground blog, they do a challenge every month.  If you participate using a ITD digi, then you automatically get the featured set of the month.  If you participate using another company's stamp (which is totally fine!), you are entered into a drawing for a $15 voucher to use at Imagine That! Digistamp store!  Ok, so who is interested???  The challenge runs until November 3.  That gives you plenty of time!

The featured set for the month of October is called Thanks a Bunch.
It is such a versatile set!  I love how it is usable all year!  I created a card with this featured set:
I wanted to create a beautiful fall card, so I colored the image with more fall-like colors.  I used a kraft colored card base on which I added Bo Bunny's copper Glitter paste using a palette knife and a Tim Holtz stencil.  I love the way it came it.  I just adds a warmth and touch of fall to the card.  

So what are you waiting for? Go make a card or project and join the linky challenge!  I look forward to seeing your projects!

Have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Last Imagine That! Digistamp Guest Design Team Post

I have some Big News I've been keeping secret, but first:  Here is my final Imagine That! Digistamp Guest Design Team card
I used the Get Whale Soon set

Isn't it the cutest set?  I love it! I was a little intimidated coloring the whale as I wasn't sure if I had enough Copic blue variations that would look good.  However, I managed, and he looks so adorable!

Ok, now for my Big News:

Wait for it. . . . .

Starting October 1, I am officially a Design Team Member for Imagine That! Digistamps!  Yea!!  Can you believe it?  They have asked me to officially join their team!  I am beyond excited to be a member of their talented group!  So keep an eye here and on ITD's Creative Playground Blog to see more of my work with their adorable stamps- including new releases!  Yea!!

Thank you for looking and have a Crafty day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Distress Oxide inks!

Hi!  Yes, I'm still making cards and still alive!  I've been posting for my GDT work with Imagine That! Digistamps, but I haven't been posting my own stuff.  Since I have a great deal to share, I will break it up into different posts.  Today, I'm going to share the cards I've made using the Distress Oxide Inks to make the backgrounds!

If you haven't yet used Distress Oxide inks, DO IT!  Find someone who will let you use theirs and just play!  That's how I found out about them.  Some friends got together JUST to play with the Oxides.  I was hooked from that moment!  What beautiful backgrounds they make.  I know there are other ways to use them, but since I am still quite a novice, I don't know their many other uses. . .yet!

Basically, for these backgrounds, I rubbed the ink pad straight onto my crafting mat leaving ink stripes.  I put several colors together.  Then, I spritzed the ink with water before I laid the paper on top.  I moved the paper around in order to pick up more ink and to blend the colors.  I used my heat tool to dry the ink a bit.  Then, I spritzed it with water again (using larger drops- the Tim Holtz spray bottle works great for this!), then I dabbed it with a paper towel as I used the heat tool to dry it.

Also, all the images were colored with Copics!

Without further ado:
These stamps are from Craftin Desert Divas!  They are the Treasure Trolls!  

This is also a stamp from Craftin Desert Divas!  It is a Digital Stamp called Cool Summer!  On the top of this background, I used the Oxide ink to stamp with.  It gives a great tone on tone image that is subtle but still effective!

Another Craftin Desert Divas stamp!  Isn't she adorable?? She is called Aloha!

I LOVE these elephants from My Favorite Things!  They are called BB Adorable Elephants!

On this final example, I used the Oxides a little differently.  Using a blending tool, I blended different bright colors onto Bristol paper.  (It is heavier paper that stands up to the wet media.)  After that, I blended the Black Soot Oxide over top of the colors being sure to leave some of the color visible.  Then, I spritzed the paper with water.  It blended the colors and obscured the lines.  I dried it with my heat tool, spritzed it again, dabbed it with a paper towel and then dried it again.  After the whole thing was dry, I splattered silver acrylic paint over it to look like stars.

This is from Astro Tobie digital stamp from Some Odd Girl!  I love the little alien at his feet!

That is all I have for now!  Try out the Oxide inks if you can!  They are more than just ink!  

Thank you for looking and have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sorrowful Shar-Pei

I've been gone awhile.  Sorry about that!  I've got a new card for you using an Imagine That! Digistamp.  I used the Shar-Pei Party set, but I decided to use it a little differently than it was intended.
Isn't it so sweet???  The poor little Shar-Pei looked entirely too perfect for a sympathy card!

Thank you for looking!  Have a Crafty day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

More Imagine That! Inspiration!

Hi guys!  I've been so busy lately with work and extra-curricular activities- including crafting, that I haven't had much time to blog!  Well, here I am again with more inspiration using the Imagine That! Digistamps by Kris!

Look at this adorable card I made using am image and sentiment from Imagine That!  Isn't that Stegosaurus adorable??  I just had to color him up with my Copics and put him on a card!!!

Image from the Stegosaurus Presents 

Bottom Sentiment from the Pterodactyl Banner 

Good check out Imagine That! Digistamps and their blog for more stamps and great inspiration!

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Imagine That! Mermaid!

Hi everyone!  I have a new card to share with you!  Isn't it refreshing?

Both the image and the sentiment are from Imagine That! Digi stamps' Mermaid Swimming set!

I colored her with Copic markers and put together this simple yet fun card!  Thank you for looking!

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Flamingo Beach

Hi!  Guess what: Kris at Imagine That! Digi stamps has created this adorable flamingo!  Not only does it have three different sets for different seasons, there is a dress up set, so you make the flamingo perfect for any project you can image!!  Check out Imagine That! Digi stamps to see more!  Also, check out their official blog for more information!

Here is the card I made using the Flamingo Beach set!
It is so simple, but I LOVE the sentiment!  It is the story of my life right now!  I just wanted to feature the Flamingo and the sentiment!

Go get the Flamingo Beach set now, or even better, get the Flamingo dress up set or any of the other fabulous Flamingo sets that are debuting this week!

Thanks for looking!  Have a crafty day!