Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sending Monster Sized Hugs

Hello there my crafty friends,

Jan's here from handcraft hobby.  I am so glad to be on Craftin Desert Divas' Blog today to encouraging you to join us for our July Social Media Monthly Mood Board Challenge over CDD gallery.

Here is what I made for you

And here is our Mood Board Inspiration photo for July

Click here to join us at CDD gallery to enter the challenge.

I do love how whimsical and adorable images from this Monster Carnival stamp set.  It's hard to choose which one is my favorite.  :) So I ended up with this little guy holding one eye monster balloon.
I decided to stamped him as he peeked thru the windows and surprised with big hugs.

 This card is totally CAS! and I like how it turned out.

I had this white window frame that was left over from my previous project and it's hard for me to throw it away.... So I decided to used it and it kept the design simple.

I cut the negative window panels from water color paper using Window Pane dies and begain to stamp this cutie monster in different positions with versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I used Zig markers with clear water to color all of them with detail paint brush to pull the color toward inside the images leaving some white for the hi light.

I then put the main window panel onto black card based and got ready to pop all those panels back to the frame but then I felt it's abit plain so I decided to color all the white background in each panel with yellow zig marker and I like it much better.

To finished it off I used Flag Banner dies to cut my sentiment panel from water color papel and also paint it with green marker.. Thru out the project I only used 1 marker of each color.  And to ballance the color I dropped Nuvo Crystal Drop in Caribbean Ocean here and there.  And it's Done!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're playing along with us.


Here are the list of CDD products that I used in this card.
Monster Canival
Window Pane dies

Flag Banner dies

Caribbean Ocean

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Enjoy Every Moment

Hi everyone! It's Christine here with a super fun card to share with you today here on the Craftin' Desert Divas Blog! 

 Here's my card:

For my card today, I inked up this adorable surfin' alligator from the adorable brand new Sunny Smiles Stamp Set.  I water colored him with my Zigs and a water brush.  I then created my background using the brand new Ocean Border Dies.  I used Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to ink up my sky and Cracked Pistashio Distress Oxide Ink and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink for the waves.  I hope you like today's card!  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Huge hugs!

Hugs, Christine

Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays

  Hello and welcome! Tatiana is here from Tatiana Craft And Art! I'm so happy to bring you my daily post at Craftin Desert Divas blog! Today I'm sharing two cute Christmas in July projects featuring super adorable Surfing Santa and Merry & Bright Digital Stamps. The inspiration came from the amazing mood board that Craftin Desert Divas posted for their July Monthly Social Media Challenge.
 Look at those wonderful, cheerful and bright colors!


 Today I'm going to illustrate the idea how you can get more out of your digital stamps and create very easily suspended spinner cards! The interactive cards are so fun to create and receive, but sometimes they can become a little bit tricky to make without proper supplies! For suspended spinner cards you have to do a mirror stamping if you work with regular clear stamps. That means you have to get a stamping tool or at least a stamp positioner, a mirror stamp block and a specific ink! Well, with digital stamps even the beginner carmakers can create a mirror image in no time at all and without any specific stuff! 

  First of all upload and open the "png" digital file of the desirable image you want to work with. CDD has tons of adorable digital stamps in their online shop and they all come with the png file I'm talking about! Then adjust the size of the stamp so that it suits your card base! Copy and paste the same image once more and then simply flipped it horizontally! Easy peasy! And there's no need to have any specific illustrator program for that! If you are on Mac you can do it in "Pages" and "Word" works fine for Microsoft users!

  I made a few attempts putting this type of card together and here's the easiest way to do that! Once printed, fussy cut your stamps with scissors right on the edge and proceed with coloring. I used copic markers this time and as alway leaving you all the exact marker numbers I used at the bottom of this post!


Then use any black marker you have on hand and paint the trimmed edges to hide any imperfection from fussy cutting. Adhere both images from the back side sandwiching a tiny string inside!

Prepare you card base and another additional rectangle, aline them together and die-cut a circle. I used CDD Inside Scalloped Circle and Stitched In Circle Die set here! Assembling the card, I placed the suspended spinner element in the center of the circle, used a strong adhesive to glue both edges of the string to the card base and added on top the additional panel aligning the circle parts to hide the 

That's all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you'll join Craftin Desert divas July Monthly Social Media Challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes! All you need to do is to create a project inspired by the current mood board and using at least one CDD brand product! Then share it with #CDDMONTHLY in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren't a member, just request it here. As always thanks so much for stopping by!

COPIC MARKERS: skin E50-E51-E53-E55 G20-YG11-G03 RV00-RV02-RV04 BG10-BG11-BG15-BG53 C00-C1-C3-C7-C10 BV0000-BV00-BV02-BV13-BV08 Y15-Y35-YR04-YR18 W00-W1 RV21-RV23-RV25-RV29

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dream Big

Hello Divas !!
It's Merlina here, with a card to share with you.
I really fall in love with this Dreamland stamp set, they are soooo cute.
For this card, I made a simple card, and I use no patterned paper.
Firstly, I colored up the Dreamland images with Zig kuretake, and then I made the blending background with Distress Ink Pad.
For windows, I used  Picture-frame-die, and add some Pastel-paradise-sequins for finishing.
And here for closer look :

I hope it can inspire you to create better creations.
Thank you for visiting by and happy crafting !!
Supplies I used :

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer Blog Hop Winner

Thank you all so much for joining us for our Summer Blog Hop with Cardmaker Magazine.

The winner for the $75 CDD Shop credit is....

Juliana Michaels

Congrats Juliana!! Please send an email to craftindesertdivas@gmail to claim your prize. Subject Hop Winner.
You have one week to claim this prize.


Coffee Wizards

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 Hey Divas!!! DT EK here sharing a little peak at how I color with my Prismacolor colored pencils a scene featuring CDD's Coffee Wizards stamp set.

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To start off you have to stamp out your scene with some light ink. Today, I used some Desert Sand Memento Ink. I did have to mask out the coffee bag, so I could tuck the wizard slightly behind it. I also, had plans from the beginning to create a second shelf of bottles and potions behind the sentiment, thus why that was also stamped out in the light ink.

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 I started with the wizard's robes first. I used a combination of cloud blue, light cerulean blue, and periwinkle, starting with the darkest in the shadows, and blending down to the lightest.

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I added some canary yellow to the stars on his hat.

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I somehow missed a picture here, but I used clay rose, black raspberry, and black grape to the wizards belt, shoes, and coffee cup as well as the cylinder on the shelf. I created a similar cylinder on the sentiment shelf. I went ahead with an ebony graphite pencil traced in the letters of the sentiment. The graphite is a bit reflective, so it never photo graphed well, but stands out in real life. I colored in the fur for the wizard next using 20% cool gray, 50% cool gray, and 70% cool gray for his face, ears and hands. His beard, the two bottles on the shelves and the spoon, was done with 50% warm gray, 30% warm gray, and 10% warm gray.

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 The coffee beans in the bag, the lettering on the bag, the beans on the bag, and the magical coffee were colored in with dark umber, espresso, and chocolate.

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 I colored the bag and both shelves in with a combination of burnt ochre, light umber, and putty. Again I seemed to miss a photo here, but I colored in the wizard's nose, ear centers, and the sugar pots on the shelves with clay rose, rose beige, and beige sienna.

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 For the ground, I grabbed a black pencil and drew in stones. I colored in the stones with black, 90% cool gray, and 70% cool gray.

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 I didn't want to do much with the back wall, but wanted to give it a bit of a dungeon feel, so I colored it in with 90% french gray, 70% french gray and 20% french gray. I die cut the scene out with (my new favorite) die Crazy Stitched Frames. I added the scene to an A2 card frame and added some glitter to the coffee bag's magic with a little Silver Star Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

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Hope you learned some fun color combinations and enjoyed seeing how this card with colored up! Make sure if you try out these pencil colors or technique that you place your card in the CDD Facebook Gallery, so the Design Team can see your work!
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CDD Products:

coffee wizards


Silver Star Gelly Roll Stardust

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