Friday, August 18, 2017

ODBD August Reminder

Hello!  I've made a couple more sports themed cards with ODBD's August release - just in time for school starting and with it, all the many activities that come with it.  

I made a small and simple scene for my soccer ball.  I added a Bitty Border to tie the scene and sentiment together.  The blue background is paper from the Old Glory Paper Pack.

The Old Glory Paper Pack was also used as the background for the volleyball card below.  I colored my volleyball with colored pencils and brushed with Wink of Stella afterward.

For more inspiration, please visit the ODBD blog and the other DT's creative work.

Cathy * Sandee * Lisa * Diana * Lori * Dawn * Helen

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Fun with markers on Photo Paper

How is your summer going?  I can't believe it is August already.  Kids start school soon and but before that, we get to go shopping for school supplies.  I LOVE school supplies and office supplies.  I do hate having to find just the right colored folders though.  My favorite purchases are markers... so I thought I'd show you a card I did using a new technique I saw on the Tombow facebook page.  It is so incredibly easy and the end result is amazing.  You can see it in the background of this Summer love card here as well as in the words themselves.

I simply scribbled different Tombow markers on a sheet of acetate, spritzed some water over it and pressed the photo paper to it.  Voila - all done!  (I used the blue, green, and purple from the Primary Palette set.)


This is the final result - it dried very quickly.  And the colors just seem to glow off the paper.

I trimmed the paper to fit an A2 card base and added some seashell outline stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs filled in with ECD silk microfine glitter.  I added a light gray background using a very old Spellbinders die set - Deckled Rectangles so that the words Summer love would not get lost into the background. The words Summer and love were also made from another sheet using the same technique.

A very fun and easy card to make, especially the background.  It's a great way to make your own designer paper with whatever colors you need.

Friday, August 4, 2017

My first architectural sketch

A wonderful friend of mine just moved into a new home and while I'm so excited and happy for her, I am terrible at gift giving while she is really great at it!  Then I remembered I saw Becca Courtice (@thehappyevercrafter on instagram) had posted about her architectural sketches and I thought it would be a great housewarming gift.  Never mind that I had never done one - there's always a first, right?  So here it is:

I based it on a photograph from the listings for the sale of the house.  I lettered the Gibson on there and added the dates of the years they had lived there.  We had many wonderful talks, dinners and birthday parties there!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ODBD August Release

Hello!  Are sports season upon you, ending, or just starting? How many sports are your kids involved in?  If they are in any, this month's Sports release probably has something for you!  I'm showcasing the Soccer and Volleyball set today with two very similar cards just to show you how easy you can customize it to fit the team of your choice.  By changing the border and matting, you can emphasize your colors or just use the colors in the background.   

I was playing with my new distress oxide inks so you know I had to use as many of them as I could!  For the Volleyball, I went with the blue and colored in the varsity letters in the same blue.

For the Soccer, I went with black and red (just that nice detailing in the word WINNERS).

My DT sisters have been super creative this month!  And as you may have noticed, there are so many masculine designs to case!  Hop along for a chance to win.

Cathy * Grace * Angie * Sandee * Kathy 
Diana * Dawn * Lisa * Chris * Lori * Helen