17 April 2018

Alicia Bel "Dragon Egg"



I love this digi of Alicia Bel's.  I am taking part in her latest challenge - a bit different this time, we have a team of 4 and every time one of us creates with an animal or fantastic beast, the team gets a clue to a digi on her website.  Her Facebook group is here https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/ and her shop is here https://www.aliciabel.com/

I am also entering this card in The Outlawz Challenges https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-april-11-2018 as I have based the creation on the Wednesday Sketch Challenge April 11, 2018

12 April 2018

Oddball Stamps "Messy & Sketchy" April 2018 theme

This month's theme is "Messy & Sketchy" over at Oddball Stamps.  This is an optional theme for the Blog challenge https://oddballstamps.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/oddball-art-stamps-april-2018-blog.html  It is optional but maybe if you take a look at some of the DT inspiration on the blog, you might be able to come up with something.  Hope to see you there, regardless of the theme!




My inspiration for this theme comes in the form of a birthday card.




I started with a white card and the background is one of my first attempts with the Gelli Plate.  To the background I added some ink drops in two shades, but they look the same when on the page and I added ink blotch punches on foam tape.  The image I have used is IMG#232/(B) Shannon available here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/237082643/instant-download-kawaii-big-eye-girl?ref=shop_home_active_28 - she is great value with a speech bubble and heaps of sentiments.  Her jumper has the words I AM on it and I have added the word MESSY (if you can see it).  I coloured her with Copics, used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set and found a quote which I thought suited the Messy theme.  I highlighted some of the words with a fluoro Copic.  The sparkle chipboard word is from my vast collection of Make It Crafty chipboard, a favourite Australian company of mine, Oh and I tried my hand at a big of doodling around the frame of the messy background.


Don't forget my discount code - DTGAIL10

You can get 10% off your order with this code.

If you are new to the wonderful world of Oddball Art Stamps and like what you see, be sure to join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/.  We have an Oddball of a time - a monthly Blog challenge and a monthly ATC Swap which is a real ball.  See you there!


I am entering the following with this project:



05 April 2018

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Well today I went about creating a bit of inspiration for Ericraft Stamps new release digi "Spring Unicorn" available here at a great price at the moment, but be quick  https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/605429905/digital-stamp-spring-unicorn-png-image?ref=shop_home_active_1




I call this an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie card because I have used 3 Australian businesses to make this card -digital stamp Ericraft Stamps, chipboard Make It Crafty http://www.makeitcrafty.com/chipboard-embellishments.html and the Heavenly Heart from Charms Creations http://charmscreations.bigcartel.com/. I used a DIYheart that you can colour yourself which I did with a Copic to match the shade I put on the chipboard.



31 March 2018

Oddball Art Stamps Toadstool House No. 2 IMG#432

I told you I was into these ATCs.  Well this is different, definitely tok the quote to another level. I coloured Toadstool NO. 2 first, then found the quote. 




When I started to think of the background, sand came to mind, but I didn't have any, so soil was the next best substitute.  I kept thinking I need something else on it, thinking, thinking nature ... antique ... oldest ... I have it ... I had a little Dino left over from my scrapbook layout of my grand-daughter, so I coloured him and added.  Definitely a nature-filled ATC, a piece of cardboard box and soil from my garden.  Perfect!


The images I have used are


Toadstool No. 2 https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/587767322/instant-download-digital-stamp-cute?ref=shop_home_active_2
and Little Dino https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/268502290/instant-download-big-eye-kawaii-dino?ga_search_query=bed&ref=shop_items_search_2


And don't forget no matter what you buy at the Oddball Etsy shop you can use my discount code to receive 10% off your whole order.  Just quote:


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Ericraft Stamps "Fairy"

Have you checked out some of the latest images from Ericraft Stamps on Etsy.  Erica is an up and coming Aussie digital artist and she always has some great prices on her new release digis.  This time I am showcasing "Fairy" and what a gorgeous image she is.  Here I have made a birthday card.  Hope you like it.





Here is the link for Fairy  https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/590857007/digital-stamp-fairy-300dpi-jpeg-image?ref=shop_home_active_5  She is such a great price at the moment and as you are saving so much on her, maybe you could check out the rest of the digis on special at the moment, 7 in total and they are all beauties.  It would be hard to choose what to leave behind, I might grab all of them!

Gerda Steiner Designs March 2018 Progressive Challenge


As soon as I saw this cute image I knew I had to go searching for a quote to suit and make an ATC.  Thank you Gerda for this cute image for the progressive challenge.  For those who missed out on this progressive image, you can purchase it here https://gsd-stamps.com/collections/shop-digital-stamps/products/cat-in-bookshelf-digital-stamp

The image is called Cat in Bookshelf.



The Outlawz Progressive Challenge March 2018




This month's Outlawz progressive challenge is an image called Catch of the Day by Anne's Digital Art.  Thank you Anne Fenton for such a cute image and thank you to The Outlawz Challenges for running this progressive challenge each month.