This is a sketch week on the CC&S Challenge Blog. I had fun with this one! No coloring - just a whole lotta paper piecing! I used Paper Smooches' die, Cute Cluster and an old giant ric-rac border die. I die cut the flower several times and inlaid the pieces within the frame. Once the frame was die cut, Stick-it paper and tweezers were instrumental in completing the flower. The last step was to fussy cut around the outside of the frame. It was easy to make two or three flowers with all of the pieces, so I have a couple more flowers ready to trim and use. PTI's Just A Note mini stamp set was used with white embossing powder for the sentiment.
Stop by the CC&S Blog and check out how the rest of the DT interpreted the sketch! I hope you play along with us this week!
Today is the first
day of our ADFD
Blog Hop - a celebration of all of the beautiful
images Tammy has created over the years. As a special surprise for Tammy, we
have a combination of current and former DT members participating in the hop.
Her inspiring art and generous heart have touched us all. We want to take a
moment to show our gratitude and thank Tammy for the blessings and joys we have
received as members of the ADFD DT.
Our theme is “A
Collection of ADFD Favorites” - so each DT member’s blog you visit will share
something she has created with one of her favorite ADFD images. I had the hardest time choosing a favorite - because I don't have just one. Two of my top favorites to color over the years have been the little girls Tammy draws and her fairies. They have such an innocence about them and fill me with joy. This image seemed like a perfect combination of my two favorites! It's called Growing A Flower.
The hop hashidden
prizes - a commenter from each hidden prize stop
will win a choice of one image from the ADFD Shop! You won’t know
where the prizes are hidden, so be sure to leave a comment at each stop of the
Hop! Our Blog Hop will run from 7:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Saturday, February
25, 2017 until 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Tuesday, February 27, 2017.When you leave a comment for me, tell me if you are more drawn to Tammy's fairies or children.
In addition to the
Blog Hop, we invite you to share your Favorite ADFD image in the final ADFD
Blog Challenge. The linky will stay open until Friday, March 3rd. All prize-winners
will be announced on the ADFD Blog on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We hope you will
join our celebration of the thousands of images Tammy has created. Rules for
the challenge are posted on the right sidebar of the ADFD
Blog - the last spot of the stop! Remember to leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win before you move onto Cindy's.
Are you ready
to HOP?!? You should have arrived here from Broni's blog - Cindy is your next stop! If you get lost along the way or a link is broken, go the ADFD Blog and start where you left off.
We're back with CC&S challenge #211. This is a color week. I had to adjust my colors, and am using Peach Parfait, Pure Poppy and Wild Wasabi.
I used a newly purchased Spellbinders die called, Overlapping Circles for my background and pulled out a very old hostess stamp set from SU! called, Simply Soft for the image. The stem is colored with Copics and the flowers were stamped multiple times, first using Peach Parfait ink, then twice with Pure Poppy. I used an acrylic block for the stamping to allow for more off-setting. At first I tried using my Misti for the flower petals, but it was too perfect and I wanted to see more gradation in the bloom colors. Love how this turned out. . . CAS and it didn't take me all day!!
Drop by the CC&S blog to be inspired by the rest of the DT and then play along with us this week!
I loved working with the Mary Hen image from the ADFD Shop so much, I made two cards using it!! Both of these cards were super-simple to make. The card above is a CAS design with the image and sentiment printed from my computer right onto the cardstock, cut in half - and viola, a card is born! The bottom is an embossed border; I attached ribbon with a matching bow and three sequins. Super simple and easy to reproduce.
The card below uses the same image - the one on the right is flipped so the hens could talk with each other! Another computer generated sentiment, a few layers, and buttons from my stash tied with linen twine - and done!!
If you are a lover of A Day for Daisies images, be sure to stop back on Saturday. We are having a blog hop with prizes! We're excited and hope you will join in the festivities.
I loved working with this week's CC&S challenge sketch. Despite the Valentine's Day posting, I went with a new baby card.
I used bib images from A Day for Daisies (Baby Bib Heart, Baby Bib Duck, and Baby Bib Smile) from A Day for Daisies. The drawings are darling and clean to use for a CAS challenge. I kept the color palette simple, added a little texture with the paper panel and the ribbon, and then rounded the two bottom corners. My Misti is my new best friend! I think I stamped the sentiment three times!!
Back with another release from Sandra Caldwell's Babycakes Digis and Design Shop. 16 brand new digis are part of this release! This one is called 1344- Jumping for Love! Perfect for Valentine's Day or the Heart Association's Jump A Thon!
With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, I keep thinking of the cards I need to make for my sweet grandkids. This one is called Love Clown. All of that pink is so yummy! I used Sketch #229 from the Paper Craft Crew to design my card.
The A Day for Daisies Blog Challenge theme for February is Anything Goes - a favorite because it leaves room for so much creativity. We chose this theme to encourage lots of participation - our ADFD Blog is going on indefinite hiatus, so this is our final challenge. Pop over to the ADFD Blog for some Valentine's inspiration from the DT.
To celebrate all of the joy ADFD images bring to us, the DT is planning a Blog Hop with prizes later in the month. Dig out your favorite ADFD image - or better yet, treat yourself to a new one and stay tuned on the blog for details!