Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome our New Design Team

Our Design Team Call is now over and we want to say thank you to everyone who took the time to apply. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and visiting your blogs. We’re sorry we couldn’t choose everyone, and if you did not make the team this time around, please do not let this discourage you. You still may have a chance to design for us at a later date. We will be having another Design Team Call in the near future and hope you will consider applying again then.

I am very excited to announce our Brand New Design Team. These Ladies are very talented, with a wide range of creative styles which include Mixed Media, Altered and Recycled Art and we know you are going to love what they create for our new Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenges which opens again on the 1st of October. Hope to see you all there :)

The Fabulous Team in Alphabetical Order

Sandra Sweet Sands Crafts

Guest Designer for October ...
Marg ... Crafty Cards by Marg 

The Digital Stamp Artist, sponsoring all RRR Challenges

Digital Background Package Winner

Thank you to everyone that took the time to leave such lovely comments on my "In Our Dreams Dancer ATC post" and enter into the draw for my Digital Background Package.

To enter into the draw my post stated you must be a follower of my Doodle Pieces blog.
Out of the15 comments my post received only 8 were left by followers with

 Annie being the lucky winner  number 1.

 Congratulations Annie !!!
I will be sending you your Digital Background Package by email in the next day or so.

Because I appreciate all those who follow my blog and take the time to visit and leave such wonderful comments, I have a special treat for everyone that participated in the draw as well.

I will be sending each of you that qualified to enter the draw, my Hist and Hark Halloween sentiment show above. Thank you again everyone and hope you will enjoy using it and come join in our upcoming Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenges which start on October 1st. Annie you will get one of those too. :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

In Our Dreams Dancer ATC and a Giveaway

My project for today is a bit different from my usual. Instead of using one of my original digital stamps, I have restored and re-colored and old vintage post card of a lovely dancer from my collections of collectibles and ephemera.

I created this ATC / Artist Trading Card for this ,month’s color challenge at The Craft Garden. The colors Kerry chose are beautiful, mostly green, very pale and look quite retro, but gorgeous as they are, I couldn’t find much of anything in stash, remotely close to those hues, so decided to be inventive.

I started by opening up the challenge photos in my Paint Shop Pro and picked out some of the colors from the various photo panels with my eyedropper tool.  What at first glance seemed to be mostly green color pallet turned out to contain subtle shades of pink, purple, yellow, gold,  brown, blue, grey and even brown, proving once again that we can miss alot if we do not take the time to really look at things more closely.

Project How-To:
I totally re-coloring the dancer which was originally mostly brown and then created the little star-burst embellishment on the top left hand corner.The 3d star-burst was made by gluing layer upon layer of the punch outs to give it some height. I then took my black Micron pen, added the dots and sealed the finished star-burst with Crystal Lacquer. The two brown backgrounds on the right side as well as the sentiment are also mine and can be found on my CS Designs Shop.  To make my ATC extra sturdy, I used a piece of a thick page from a children's board book as the bottom foundation. The little angel is something I have been holding on to for a few years, and although I have another one just like it I have been reluctant to use it until now.

Be sure to visit the Craft Garden to see the lovely projects the rest of the team created. Hope you will show us your projects as well. :)

The Giveaway for the Digital Background Package Below  is now Closed and the winner will be announced tomorrow. :)

Thank you all for the lovely comments and good luck Everyone.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see if you Won

Note: Although I will be offering papers in both 12x12 and 8x11, the digital papers in the package above are approx 8 1/2x 11 or 850 x 1100 pixels.

Entered in the following challenges:
Our Creative Corner ...Chose colors from the snail, wood & orange flower tiles in your photo
My Crafty Life ... Anything Goes .. ATC made from a piece of a Child's board book page)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge ... Anything Goes #107 ...  
Crafting from the Heart ... #34 Always Anything Goes  
The Crafty Bloggers Network ... Anything Goes 
Stamps & Fun=Creativity ... Three Layers of Paper 
613 Avenue Create ... #87 Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar Challenge ... Anything Goes 
Crafting at the Weekend ... Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts ... Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft ... Anything Goes
Cosmic Strawberry ... Cosmic Color Challenge #5(Beautiful Shades of blue, brown & Grey)
Not Just Cards Challenge ... Anything Goes Challenge #1 (new Challenge Blog)

Color & Photo Challenges:
The Craft Garden ...
Color Challenge Strawberry
Cosmic Color Challenge #5
Our Creative Corner ... chose colors from snail, wood & orange flower