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March 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry March Release



Just popping in with this card that I made for the new release over at Doodle Pantry.  



This card uses the Carousel Horse 2 Set 


Check it out in the store.

I first started out making a card that used distress inks to create a background scene that
 had the circus tent nestled behind some hills, but it really didn't look that great. After asking the opinion of others, I decided to cut out the portion that I had colored and adhere it to white cardstock and use it again. So in my second attempt, I decided the colored images would look better against kraft card stock which was mounted to a black card stock base. I wanted to give the idea that the Circus Horse broke away from the circus act and was now free to run wild! Not sure that I provided that or not, but I do like how it turned out. I used Ranger Distress Inks, a purple one called Seedless Preserves and Walnut to provide shading around the outside edge of the card panel. Tombow Markers were used to color the horse along with Staedtler watercolor pencils. I used my favorite white marker by Faber-Castell to out line and add highlights to random areas in this creation.  I added pearls to complete the finished product. 

Close - Up of Coloring

Card is being submitted to following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz - 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) # 12 Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - W, 1E, SIO - Make it Simple
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  2W, 1E, SIO (challenges listed in tab at top) - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays -  Anything goes (must be uplifting, no dark images or themes
7 Kids College Fund - 2W, 3E, SIR - #94 Anything goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #37 Anything goes/Swirls and Pearl
Inklings and Yarns - 3E, JFF - Always Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry Challenge#44


 This tent was a coloring book image I found on Google and isn't a part of 
the stamp set. To see more of the new release make sure to check out the 
company blog here. There is still time to play along with the Doodle Pantry sponsored challenge over at Cupcake InspirationsGreat way to win some digital stamps. 

I trust that your all doing well and enjoying hopefully the last of these cold winter days. I love winter but it is time for some much needed warmer Sunny weather. Just want to let you know that I love your visiting and pray that I have inspired you in some special way. Wishing you many creative days. 

Blessings 

February 26, 2014

New Butterfly



Just a quick post to share another card using this beautiful set below. I so love the boldness and crispness of this set. Make sure to check it out in the store and get your set!!







I created this card using the colored version of this butterfly, but I did print out two copies. The second one was fussy cut and placed over top of the first one with pop dots to give some dimension and depth. The card front was distressed with Ranger Distress Inks and Blending Tool. I also added orange bling to the butterfly to tie in the dark orange/rust color ribbon. To bring it all together I adhered the front panel to another panel of white and then to the teal color card base. Love how the butterfly really makes the sentiment from this set pop!!! 


This is a close up of how I popped up the image with pop dots and added the bling. 


This card is being submitted to the following challenges:

Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #267 Ribbon and Lace
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E2, Must Be Square #25 Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday W #260 Less Is More
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #121
Party Time Tuesdays W3E (2E anything goes wk) - PTTYDD #161 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E, - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #184 AnythingGoes 
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Add a Butterfly


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations and don't forget to check the blog on March 1st at noon for our new challenge. I trust that your all doing well and that it is not to cold in your part of the world. Sunny day here today but it is real cold. 
Hopefully this butterfly reminds you that spring and summer are on their way. Lol. 

Trusting that today is one filled with many wonderful blessings!!

February 12, 2014

A Flowery Thank You



Just wanted to pop in with another card that I created. This card is for a special lady who always seems to do so much and without ever being asked. Her faithfulness to others is always in the forefront and I have been on the receiving end of her kindness many times. I am so thankful to God for her caring ways. 


Check out Doodle Pantry Challenge #43


This card was created based on this sketch.  Love their sketches. 
My circle cut out of the embossed card front is actually flipped around so the hole is towards the bottom portion of the card instead of near the top like you see in the sketch below. 

I used the following Doodle Pantry stamps for this card. 
Check out Hydrangea.

Religious Sentiments ( This one is a freebie)

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge - M, 1st Wed., E4 - Flowers
Mod Squad Challenge - W, C5 - Flowers
The Sketch File M, JFF - Sketch*
Great Impressions - M, 3E, SIO - (February) (2nd Week) Floral Images.
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #119

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to seeing you again.

Blessings

February 11, 2014

Pulling Out My Hair Over A Sticky Mess!! Lol.



Well a while back I shared in this post about a card that I was gonna show you all.  It was a creation based on a childhood memory and it was a Bubble Gum Machine shape card.  Well after looking it over several times I did not like the shape or how the coloring turned out. I decided to put it aside so that I could figure out what to do with it. The coloring hadn't turned out like I had hoped and I didn't want to throw it away due to this card being one that was paper pieced. A lot of cutting!!! Lol.  So feeling frustrated, I put it aside but it almost went in the garbage.  Have you ever had one of those creating moments where you could pull your hair out!! Well I was there!! Lol. Still have all my hair! 

 After much thought, I decided to take this card shape out again and see what I could do to fix the problem. After looking at the challenges last week I found a sketch challenge from 
Cas(E) this Sketch and I had a light bulb moment. (This was my head conversation: Okay, so if I could fix the coloring on the Bubble Gum Machine and make it the focal point of my card, than maybe, just maybe I could get this to work and play along.) Lol. 

So here is what I came up!! What do you think? It looks edgy, but still bright & cheerful.



A month ago I purchased a white Big Brush Marker by Faber Castelle and I am in love. It is the best one yet that I have used and I have used several, none top this one. It is totally awesome!!! 



I broke out my Staedtler TriPlus Fine Tip Markers and decided that I would lay down ink 
over the shaded areas on each piece of bubble gum, but with sketchy strokes. 





This makes the image seem more of a sketch than an actually coloring or 
shading technique. I also did this technique with this card, and I loved how it turned out.
Now this card today as less strokes and the strokes are different lengths.


 After the shading was done I then took my Big Brush Marker and added high lights on random areas on the Bubble Gum Machine and actual gum balls. It is much darker and edgier then I had hoped for but I really do like it!! So this piece is my focal point. I wanted to show some black on this to enhance the Bubble Gum Machine.  So I decided to cut little strips from the sides of the white panel and than place it over top of black cardstock to create some framing.  This was than adhered to a white card base.  To complete this card I added a sweet sentiment to tie everything together. 




This card is for our Doodle Pantry challenge as well. Check out Challenge # 43.
 Make sure to play along  for your chance to win some amazing digital stamps
like the ones used here. This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More -  C10 - #82 Coloring
Loves Rubber Stamps - #90 Paper Piecing
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E, - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - W, papercrafts only - Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - 2W, Challenge links on top, occasionally SIR - (Week 2Always Anything Goes

I used this sketch below to make this card.
Check out CTS #63 

These are the digital stamp kits that I used. 

Sweet Stuff Free W/Purchase

So Sweet Mice

So you are still here! Lol. Sorry such a long post but I just wanted to share the technique behind the card and to reassure you that our "creative mess-ups" can be fixed and used again. Lol. Thanks for dropping bye. More cards to share with beautiful flowers later. Stay tuned.........

Blessings

February 9, 2014

Reminders That Spring Is On Its Way!!!



Just wanted to pop in with a quick card to share for Doodle Pantry Challenge #43 and to also remind you that Spring is on its way!! These flowers below show their beauty in the spring but continue to grow through summer months as well. You can check out more flower images here

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Kraftyhands  M 3E SIR (must be a follower) Spring Flowers
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #118
The Hobby House - M,SIR Anything Goes


The set that I used  is from this month's new release.

Isn't it beautiful! Check it out!

I just love to color Digi images but these days I have been playing around with colored
 ones. These came together so much faster than normal and I love how it turned out. 

I used this sketch from Mojo Monday to make this card. 

Play along with there most recent challenge here

Card close-up

For many of us winter is still filled with snow days and cold weather, but spring will come. We hope so anyway. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy winter months, but spring sounds good right about now though!  Lol. Stay warm and safe where ever you are today. And for those basking in the sun, enjoy it because you could be shoveling snow!! Lol. 


Thanks for dropping bye and hope to see you again. 
Blessings

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All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2013 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!