Thursday, December 15, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge Round #8, Project #2

Round Eight ends December 14th with the theme of Animals Hold Our Hearts! This great digital design comes from McMahon Five Designs.

I used blue cs from my stash. I took tan marble cs and ripped the edges of it to form the sandy bottom of the card. I used AtyouSpica pens to color the fish in order to be able to give them awesome colors and a great metallic sheen at the same time. I did not add a sentiment at this time so that this card can be used for any number of reasons.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge Round #8, Project #1

Round 8 ends on December 14th and our theme this round is Animals Hold Our Hearts! Life got in the way quite a bit this round, but I do have some cards done if I can get them posted in time before the deadline...

The digi on my first card is provided by Doodle Pantry. I couldn't resist using some sheet music dp that I had in my stash for the background. I created the sentiment on the computer with a small musical graphic that I think adds just the finishing touch. The red cs adds just the needed pop of color that ties in nicely with the red on the birds chest. This image was colored with watercolor pencils and an aquabrush.

Monday, November 28, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge Round #7, Project #2

This wonderful image was created by Sew Many Cards. I used BIC MarksIt! markers to color the image. The background is a digital paper from my PC Hugware collection and the sentiment stamp was one of my rubber stamps that I picked up on ebay a couple of years ago.

I am also entering in this week's challenges at For Fun Challenges - Thank You; Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Digi Challenge - Favorite Things.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge Round #7, Project #1

This round starts a whole new series of Progressive Challenges. Everyone who wants to take part in this challenge can get the six digital images for free just by joining the group and wanting to take part in this round of the Progressive Challenge. The Grand Prize this time is a prize package that contains over 100 stamps. This round ends on November 30th. We were given six images this round and a mini challenge of being one of the first 20 people to use two of the images in one project that was not a card. If you are one of the people that qualifies for this mini challenge you will receive a free bonus image. Our theme this round is What's Cooking!!!

After a lot of contemplation I finally came up with a project that would not only use two of this round's images, but it actually ended up using four of the images in one project. I used the crab image from Tiffany Doodles, the bull image from Crafting With Jack, the chicken image from Sugar Creek Hollow, and the apple image from *Heart Song Designs. I took a dollar store notebook and covered the front and back covers with digital dp from my collection. I then colored the four images that I had picked to use. I decided to make a Hunter's Cookbook so I went through some of my other graphic images and found a tag that I thought would make a nice title banner and then a graphic of a kitchen counter with some miscellaneous cooking items on it. I cut out all the images that I had chosen to use and added them to the front cover and I left the back covered with just the dp. I think that the four images that I picked cover the possible recipes that could be added to this cookbook such as: wild game, poultry, seafood, and fruit, etc. I used watercolor pencils and Prismacolor Premier markers to color my images. I hope that you like my project.

Cookbook Front

Cookbook Back

* correction made on 11/23/11 - corrected artist (sorry for any inconvenience)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #5 Card 2

My second card for this round is using an image by Sew Many Cards. I used Prismacolor Premier Brush Tip Markers, atyou Spica Markers, and Bics MarkIt Permanent Alcohol-Based Markers. The sentiment was computer generated. The background cardstock was from my collection.

Friday, October 28, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #5 Card 1

The fifth round of the CDAC Progressive Challenge is going on. It started on October 15th and is ending on October 31st. The theme this round is Festive and Fancy. The graphic that I chose to use for this card is from Just Some Lines. The background color doesn't show very well in this scanned picture, but it is a metallic pink that coordinates well with the other colors in the card.

Cardstock: White - Wal-Mart; Metallic Pink - DCWV Metallic Stack
Graphic Colored With: atyouSpica Markers, Metallic Watercolor Paints, Prismacolor Premier Markers, Watercolor Pencils
Sentiment: Laurie Furnell - Sweet Beginnings

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #4 Card 2

Round 4 of these CDAC Progressive Challenges is underway. The theme this challenge is Halloween or Mystical. We have quite a variety of images that we can choose to work with this time. I chose this image because I am quite interested in mandalas and I find them extremely interesting not only to color, but also to create. This image was created by Daisy Doodles Digital Stamps. This digital stamp was hand drawn by Julie Ball and is protected by copyrights.

I used the following materials to create this card:
     Coloring:  atyouSpica markers
     Cardstock:  Scrap Pack, Wal-Mart
     DP:  DCWV Old World Stack
     Rhinestones:  Best Occasions
     Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Thursday, October 6, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge 4 Card 1

The newest round of the CDAC Freebie Progressive Challenge started on the first of October. There are six wonderful images for us to choose to work with for this challenge. I chose to work with the cat and jack-o-lantern image drawn by Design2Delight Digital Stamps. The theme for this round of the Progressive Challenge is Halloween/Mystical.

I really wanted to use the cat & jack-o-lantern image to create a spooky scene on a card front. I ended up using three different images from my collection in order to create the scene that I am happy with. I can't wait to hear what your thoughts are about this particular card. I used watercolor pencils, Prismacolor Brush Tip markers, and Atyouspica markers to color this image. I created the background image with watercolor pencils so that it would look like a full moon shining on a dark, foggy night. I am going to start saving my pennies to buy a new digital camera so that I can take better pictures of my finished cards.

Have a creative week.

Friday, September 30, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge 3 Card 4

This is my fourth card for this round of the CDAC Freebie Progressive Challenge. The image that I used was created by Just Inklined. I really love this image and I wish that the scan would do this card justice because it looks so much better in person that it does scanned. I used watercolor pencils and prismacolor illustration markers to color this image. I colored two of these images as close to identical as I could and then I cut the butterfly out of the second image and popped it up on pop dots on the first image. I used paper from DCWV. I hope that you like this card. The real-life card has an even border the whole way around instead of the off-center image the way that the scan shows. I can't wait for the next round of this challenge to start tomorrow.

CDAC Progressive Challenge 3 Card 3

Here is my third card for this progressive challenge. Once again I am using the image from Gurukitty Designs. I watercolored this image, cut it out and then used a glue stick to apply it to the card base that I made using mottled green paper from my paper stash. I also used a leaf border from my graphics stash. I really like the way that this card turned out. Once again this card is scanned since my camera is broken right now. I hope that you like this card. There have been over 300 items posted for this round of the progressive challenge - make sure that you stop by to see them all!

CDAC Progressive Challenge 3 Card 2

Here is my second card for the third round of the CDAC Progressive Challenge. The theme for this round was to create something with an Autumn or Fall theme. The graphic that I used for this card is by Glitterbabes. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and then I cut the bowl of apples out and popped them up on foam dots to give them some dimension on the finished card. I hope that you like it. My camera is broken at this time so I am forced to post scans of my cards. I am having problems getting the scans to come close to looking as good as the cards do up close and personal. The papers that I used in this card were from my stash. Thanks for stopping by to see my card.

* In reality this card is actually even the whole way around but this was the best scan that I could get of this card. I apologize for this issue.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge 3 Card 1

Here is my first card for the third round in the CDAC Progressive Challenge Round 3. Check out this great series of challenges here:

I used watercolor pencils to color the image and the background paper was a digital paper from my paper stash and the metallic cardstock was from my stash. This image was from Gurukitty Designs. I had a very enjoyable time coloring this image and then cutting it out so that I could make it pop on this fall-themed dp.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Cards For Back to School Week

This card was made using a frame from PC Hugware. I have had a lot of their images for a very long time. The bookworm that is in the center of the card is also another PC Hugware image. The pencil that is on the right hand side of the card is one that I colored with water colored pencil and SPICA glitter pen and cut out myself. I am not entering this card in the Progressive Challenge because it is not using on of their required images. I hope that you like this card.

See you soon.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Entry for CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge 1

Here is the card that I made for the first CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge. I had planned on finishing more than just one card, but life really got in my way this month. So here is my one and only card... I made the card base myself from white 110lb cardstock, the pastel green cardstock was from my scrap pile. I used watercolor pencils to color in the great free digital image that we were given by Annie's Digital Art. This is the first time that I have participated in one of these challenges, I apologize for the way that my card looks - my regular digital camera is broke and I couldn't get the one in my cell phone to take a good picture so I ended up scanning the card with  my new printer and am posting it that way. I promise to try to get better pictures in the future.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenges

The CDAC Progressive Challenge is a proactive freebie challenge. What that means is as long as you are proactive by making and submitting cards to this challenge you will continue to get freebies offered in a large variety of styles. These images are created by the artists that have groups here on CDAC and by those that participate in the CDAC drawing Challenges. This is a fun way to get and use fabulous images that will be offered during these challenges. You will have a full two week to enter the challenge, so not only will you get these images free, but if you participate in each of the challenges during that series you will go into the drawing for the Grand Prize. EVERYONE that plays is a winner, because EVERYONE that plays earns the next challenges images for free. Repeat the process again, and you will receive the next freebies emailed to you again and so on and so on..

You MUST be a member of CDAC in order to participate in these challenges and to receive these WONDERFUL freebies.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Candy - The Crafty Side of Me

Check out this GREAT candy offered at ...The Crafty Side of Me. I can't wait to see who wins. There are some really terrific items included in this give away.

You can check it out here: