Thursday, May 2, 2019

A Trio Of Sweetness And Beauty

Last month I was honored to be a Guest DT at Imagine That Digi Stamps.  This month I am so excited to be a full-fledged DT for designer/owner Kris Breach. She is a wonderfully talented person and is also sweet and kind [like other digi/stamp designers that I know] so I know I'm going to love being on her team.  This card features images and sentiments from her digi set named "Mermaid Swimming." You can find it HERE.
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen and created the "water" with an A2 sized piece of a blue plastic document folder.  This wonderful item comes in a pack of assorted colors and you can find them in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're often cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker and they're also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors. Also, when making this card I discovered that layering little strips and scraps of the blue plastic under the larger piece, creates ripples and adds wonderful depth to water. After I had the water and waves taped together with a few thin strips of tape on the underside, I cut "wave" slits in the thin blue plastic with an Exacto knife and gently slipped the cutie into the water. When places where I wanted, I added a bit of tape from the back to hold her in place. The sentiments are both from the set. As usual, I decorated the inside sentiment to match the front of the card. 
Note- The owner of Imagine That offers a discount to people who order sets they've seen on her DT 's blogs. So... if you want to pick up this set... or any other, stop by Imagine That and go shoppin'. 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Happy Birthday                                    
Do-Al[l] Creative- Mythical Creatures / Fairies"                                             
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays  

I wanted to make another card for the Monday Simon Says Challenge because I wanted to use a clear tropical pineapple tag from a packet of tags that I recently found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I used a scrap of pineapple looking scrapbook paper for the background, then used assorted paper and ribbon scraps to complete the card. The sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva. You can find HERE. The final, or should I say "crowning," touch was to add some wonderful square rhinestones. Aren't they gorgeous? Am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Twisted Thursday where the twist is a recipe of 1 ribbon, 2 Papers,  and 3 gems or pearls. [I might have used more of each that was required, but hope that is okay. With ribbon, paper, and bling, the more is the merrier, right?]
Entered into:    
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #384-#385 Anything Goes                    

For my final card in this post, I used another cute bunny from Maria Medel's cute digi set, named "Easter Bunnies." [You can find it HERE.] I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. The sentiment that I made into a sign is a freebie from Desert Diva. You can find it HERE. I cut around the little sweethearts paws so that I could slide the "sign" under them, just so. The elegant embossed card is from a stationary set I've had for a least a decade and the dotted swiss scrapbook paper is a staple in my craft room.
One added note, if you look closely you might notice that I had quite a bit of marker bleeding at his hair line [or should I say his "hare line"?] This is one thing I haven't quite learned to control with alcohol ink markers. In this case, I "colored" over them with a white gel pen. It worked... sort of. It looks a bit like fur and/or a five-o'clock forehead shadow. Ha. 
Entered into: 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #26                                                                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        
The Sisterhood of CraftersChicks 'n Bunnies     
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 17-Anything Goes                                           



  1. Great cards, you have been busy..

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Gorgeous cards Kathy ! Love the first one with the mermaid on it.

  4. Hi Kathy,
    your little mermaid is absolutely cute. Love the colouration!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#29 – Fairies / mythical creatures}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#29 – little wonders}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges{#59 – New Born}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  5. All lovely cards and your bunny for our challenge is such fun. So glad you shared your critter with us at 2CraftyCritterCrazies, CarolG

  6. OMG! Still love this adorable bunny and your design is awesome! Great Job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Chicks and/or Bunnies’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. Another fabulous card. The bunny is so cute and colored nicely. So happy to have you join the Sisterhood's "Chicks 'n Bunnies" challenge.

  8. Great works

    Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles DT Beata

  9. WELCOME TO THE IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP TEAM, KATHY!!! Awesome cards you made here, I especially love the ingenuity of your water card with the translucent folders!! Super coloring, as always too. Thanks so much, and again... WELCOME! ♥

  10. Wow.. that fantastic! Like the real scene of water! Cute image, too

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

  11. Beautiful card, I felt like I was swimming with the mermaid, hugs, Lori m

  12. Beautiful cards :)
    Thank You for joinig us at Do Al(l) Kreatives Challenge. DT Ella.


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