Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring is coming to All Dressed Up!! Introducing some New Design Team members!

 I know here in Illinois, we are still having some chilly weather-How about you?  Well this adorable image from All Dressed Up sure does warm me up-it's named Pretty as a Picture.  And, this is usually the way I am in Spring & Summer, out among the multitude of flowers.  I took a few liberties with her, adding some grass and dirt in the foreground, polka-dots on her dress.  But, she really is an image that could be a CAS card also.
I used a 6.25 square card because I wanted to have room for some extra flowers-but, being digital, you could size her to work with whatever base you wanted. I added some gingham ribbon for a side accent. On the inside I repeated the soft background, added a color close butterfly and a sentiment with an epoxy dot.
If this doesn't make you think of Springtime instead of the cold winterish weather many of us have been having, I don't know what will!
Today on the All Dressed Up site, we are reminding you that we have a challenge going on and we'd love to see all of your creations!  But in addition, We are introducing some wonderfully talented gals to you-they will be joining the Design Team and we are so happy to have them here.  They are very inspiring and I hope that you will check out the blogs of all the DT! 
Entering my project in the following Challenges:
Crafter's Castle--ATG w/ option Dimensional
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-favorite color

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurse Bonnie from Sherri Baldy--perfect for Get Well Cards!

Hey everyone!  It's my turn on Sherri Baldy's Blog and I'm forever needing Get Well Cards so, I found Nurse Bonnie in Sherri's Store.  She's so modern looking-I felt that everyone could relate to her.  I found some awesome Band-aid paper in my stash-the perfect background for her!  I added some mini-buttons for dimension and a digital sentiment I found online.

The Copics I used:
Hair: E42,43,44,47
Uniform: BG32, BG11, R46
Face: R000, 00, 01,02, RV00

Hope you like and get some inspiration!   There's so many digitals in Sherri's store to choose from!
Entering this card in the following Challenge:
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge-ATG
Crafting With Friends- ATG
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-add a sentiment
Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG 
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge-ATG 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Using a Springtime Oriental Girl digital image from All Dressed Up!

I was so happy to get this new release from All Dressed Up -I love how graceful and dainty this Oriental Girl was drawn by Wendy Burns, our artist in residence!  I instantly started thinking about every little bit of scrap in my embellishment stash that would go with her~
I absolutely love the shine and glossy look that Asian women's' hair has and tried to duplicate it with this image.  I wanted her finished look to softly stand out from the flowered paper so I edged the paper with some Tim Holtz Distressed ink.  Then I used a laser cut bird house along with some additional bird cut outs to accent the Cherry Blossom branches that I hot glued on the card.  And how appropriate that the Cherry Blossoms are blooming this week in Washington DC!

On the inside, I repeated with the flower paper and also used the extra wording that paper manufacturers often add to the sheets-there were bonus ones on this paper-front and back, bonus!!  We hope that you will stop by our All Dressed Up site and start following it!  There's always a new release every month of 4 images and of course, our Challenge.  We'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Using "Welcome Baby" image for the April Challenge at Paper Nest Dolls!

Well after a brief hiatus, I'm able to return to Paper Nest Dolls for the April Challenge, which we have every month on the 3rd.  So excited to be using one of the new March Releases called Welcome Baby.  It seems people are always wanting baby cards and I never have enough.  So it was a great chance to start building these up with these cute animals.
After coloring with Copics, I kept the background white-sort of Fresh looking!  Put brown, gray, blue and yellow epoxy dots as accents.  This mini dot design paper already had the heart edge so I used it as an accent also.  There's a brown & white check as a mat for the image-I decided to give them a gray paver street to walk on.  On the inside, I used a boyish style print that I thought match really well and stamped it with a sentiment from my stash.
I hope you will join us at the Challenge-we'd love to see your creations!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

All Dressed Up free image over at Kit & Cowder!

We at All Dressed Up have some exciting news for everyone--Wendy Burns our resident Artist has offered this beautiful image called "Sassy" to use through Kit and Clowder.  You can get this gorgeous image for free for a limited time by following the steps Alyce has provided in her post.
I used a holographic silver star patterned paper as the background, a heavy written cardstock that I distressed for another layer, and finally, the "Star" of the card-dancing in the starry midnight air.  I used copics to color her (and a couple of refills for the blues!), my favorite medium.  On the inside, I finished with a complimentary paper with one of my favorite sentiments from KKK.
Keep checking the K&C site for a chance to get this freebie from ADU , as well as all the renditions of this beauty from the ADU DT.  Hope you will join us!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Flowers are coming! Spring is here!

Anyone that knows me very well knows I love flowers of any shape or kind!  I get that from my Mom and my enthusiasm has spread to my Hubby-last year in our pasture, he planted over 300,000 Zinnia seeds in a spiral garden so I could walk around them and cut one of my favorite flowers.  That's why I seem drawn to Sherri Baldy's images even MORE than usual when they have flowers on them!  This one is called Fancy Pants Img 74 and can be found in the store here. I luckily found this gorgeous paisley paper in my stash with the yellows, lavenders, and green from the image.  The image has been colored with copic pens, she's double matted, with a ribbon accent.  I like eclectic groups of flowers and textures and found this array in my stash also.
 Please enjoy wandering through all the different categories in Sherri's store!  Not only images but papers, flowers, embellishments, fabric, oh the list goes on!

Friday, March 16, 2018

ATG Challenge at ALL Dressed Up--It feels like Springtime!

I'm sure loving all the Spring images coming out of All Dressed Up lately-makes you smell the fresh air and anticipate all the gorgeous flowers getting ready to bloom!
This image called Busy Little Bee is one that's special to me-I love how I was able to get the shine on the Bee outfit-I had all this unique "bee" design paper in my stash so what a perfect time to use it!  Both the front sentiment and the inside liner sentiment both came as part of the set.
I accented the antenna and the "honey" with epoxy dots and the coolest item on this card (I think) is the surprise Hubby left me on my finished coloring one evening.  See, I like to leave my colorings on my work table so that when he comes to bed, he has to pass by it and I like to get his opinion on the finished product (he's a retired Art Teacher and his thoughts mean a lot to me).  Well, he likes to work on fishing lures and decided he'd fool me with a fish glass eye sitting on the side bumblebee.  Only, after playing around with it, I thought it would look cool to put on top of the black circles that were her eyes-I kind of like the effect!
On the inside, I used an alternate bee paper and, like I mentioned, a sentiment from the set.  This card can be used for so many occasions!
I hope you will join us for this month's Challenge-it's always Anything Goes as long as it's with a ADU image.  It lasts until April 14th-the winner could be YOU!  Can't wait to see your creations!