Monday, January 18, 2010

Designed 2 Delight Digital Freebie and Blog Candy Link

Here is the Direct Link to my Blog Candy-running through Jan 30th-please stop by and leave a comment if you have not already done so.

   I am still hanging in there with the D2D digital Freebie's (that stands for Designed 2 Delight- link for info here) and the weekly giveaways for a free image if you post a card weekly with your last free image. *If you decide to give it a go and play along, please mention my name when you post your card, and I will get another bonus image*
  I decided to make my Glitterbee's Challenge card tonight as well, so needed to incorporate a color challenge- Positively Pink, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery.   I added in a Sketch Challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges as well......  I colored the Digi Image from D2D in with Copic markers RV23, RV25, W1, C2, C3, B21, B23, E31, E33.
  I used a Glue Pen and added SU Dazzling Diamonds to the whipped Cream. The DSP is from SU, and the ribbon is from Target $1.00 Spot from last year.  I used the SU oval and scallop oval punch for the sentiment plus dimensionals.  For a final touch, I pierced the top edges.
Challenges for this card:
Crazy 4 Challenges-Sketch
Corrosive Challenge-Let's go Digi
Glitterbee's-Color Challenge
Polka Doodles-Love, Valentines.etc
Stamp Something-Blue/White
Belli Challenge-Glitter
Bee Crafty-fav color combo and a digital image

  For my next card, I used the same digital image a touch smaller and this time, I used SU markers Certainly Celery, Positively Pink and Blue Bliss, plus Creamy Carmel to color the image.  I sponged Pos Pink around the image and pierced the one corner for balance.  The BG is White cardstock run through the Cuttlebug and highlighted with Blue Bliss ink direct from the ink pad. Using the Sketch Challenge from Aly's Sunday Sketch, I added some ribbon on the Lt side of the image, and added the sentiment and then more ribbon to complete the sketch.  I added 2 colors of Green ribbon in addition to the Pink ribbon with hearts to qualify for one more Challenge....Pile it on!
  For the whipped cream on this card- I tried something brand new to me- Liquid Applique in a Vanilla color to add texture.  For three textures of Cuttlebug Highlights, the piercing and the Liquid Applique, that also qualifies the card for another challenge- Crafty Creations.  I added Glitter via the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen- the touch of Gold makes the hearts on the cup and the one in the steam really sparkle.
Challenges for my 2nd card:
Aly's- Sketch Challenge (Aly is a 10 year old girl who loves to stamp- tell her I sent you if you stop by!)
Pile it on- 3 different ribbons
Incy Wincy-Sweet treat
Digital Tuesday-embossing folders
Crafty Creations-3 different textures
Charisma-Anything new
Polka Doodles-Love
Our Creative Corner-Green and Blue
Glitterbee's-Color Challenge
Corrosive-Let's go Digi
Belli Challenge-Glitter
Bee Crafty-Favorite Color combo and a digital image

 Finally, I wanted to share a picture of my Copic color card I keep in the rack with my Copic markers by color family. Mary Ann, who is the authority on Copics- her blog- I Like Markers- suggests making a color chart for your Copics on the paper you use when coloring  images with Copics.  I have a full sized color chart, and additionally, I take these ATC sized cards (2 1/2 x's 3 1/2) and make a small chart by color family.  Here I have the B's and the BG's.  This way, I can hold my card right up to the cardstock I am using to find the closest match I have to the cardstock I am using without the visual distractions of the 'other' colors on the color chart.  I make these for my Bic and Sharpie markers as well.

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope you have a wonderful Martin Luther King Day- hopefully off work- and better yet- I hope doing whatever it is you enjoy most.


Anne said...

Love that digi and what a great couple of cards :)

brenda said...

Hi Shelly

Great colouring of a fab card.

Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

B x

Shelley said...

Two great cards and great colouring. hugs Shelley

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Carrie said...

I love both cards Shelly. I like how you did the sentiment on the love you a latte and I love the sparkle on the love you one. Great job with the coloring too.

Tami said...

Thanks so much for playing at Aly's and LOVE the card. I like how you distressed the embossing background.

Tracey said...

I love this image too Shelly & these are gorgeous cards you've made :o)


Rhonda said...

great the digi.
Well done!

jimlynn said...

Just precious! Like you copics chart also.

Chrissy D said...

TWO FABULOUS cards Shellty- LOVE them both- especially the colors. For some reason in Winter - blues are really appealing to me (I fluctuate between colors during the change of seasons! lol) Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Faith S. said...

These cards are both beautiful!! I love the cuttlebugged/inked backround! And all the glitter on the first one! Both are beautifully colored! :) I really appreciate the Copic info, too!

Vicki said...

Wow, Shelly, you have been busy!! Great cards and I love the image and coloring on the GB challenge card! Beautiful work! Blessings to you!

Mary G. said...

Beautiful cards!!! The image is great and you did a beautiful job coloring it! TFS!

Juliet A said...

12 challenges on a single card!?! That is amazing, and the fact that it looks good too is even more amazing (too much stuff is just...too much). I recognized Aly's sketch the minute I saw it - I'm glad you are back playing her challenges again.

Fern said...

Beautiful Card!! Love the glitter and the paper piercing!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge! We have another challenge this Wednesday, hope to see you there!!! :o)

Renee said...

These are super cute cards! Great colors also!

Annie said...

what a great couple of cards!!!! This digi is super cute! I so wanted it for free, but I didn't play the week before, so I didn't get it :( But will try this week :)

Rose said...

your cards are wonderful, thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

DeeDee said...

Both card are wonderful! Greate take on the color combo!

Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Hugs from Germany

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your beautiful work! I hope to see you back next time! :)

Greetings, Saskia

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - lovely card - great textures! Cheers Claire x

Kathy said...

Love what you did with that digi. I especially think the inked cuttlebug background is a great touch. Now I want a latte! Great idea for the copic color chart!

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loretta said...

Just love the card! Very beautiful!

Glitterbee hugs!

Liz Williams said...

A cute card to warm any soul. A cup of kindness is so inviting. Thanks for playing the Belli Challenge with us this week.

Patty Gorka said...

You did a wonderful job with this digi image. Your first card is my favorite, super coloring and great idea to add the glitter!

Tasha said...

Another fantastic card - love the colour combo and colouring
thank you for joining us at Chrisma Cardz
love tasha xx

ribenaruby said...

Love these digi images, fab cards, thanks for joining Polka Doodle!

Kris said...

Love the image. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

Tip Top said...

Heheheh! Great sentiments and images! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Kim Marie said...

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Kim Marie

Kerry said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Fliss said...

Lovely card and great image.
Thanks for joining the Polka Doodles love challenge and hope to see you again next week.

Bee said...

Lovely cards and great colour combinations. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)