Sunday, May 1, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party In the Garden!

Welcome to this week's Crafting Desert Divas Linky Party! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is “In The Garden”!  Please play along and create something that fits this week's theme and link up at the Craftin' Desert Diva’s Blog.

Every other Monday is the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And there are prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3!  The more times you link up…the more chances you have to win!
Here is my project for this week's party (links to the CDD products I've used are at the bottom of the post):
When I was trying to decide what to do for this In The Garden Linky Party I knew I wanted it to be different, but what... so I started perusing the myriad of images over at the CDD Shop to see what I could find.. and when I saw this adorable Pretty Little Lady digital image I knew I wanted to use her in some way and then I stumbled upon the Watering Can House and that was it!  This Doodlebug Hello Sunshine paper was perfect for my little scene.  For my sky, I used the smooshing technique on some water color paper and then sprayed it with some extra shimmery blue.  While I waited for it to dry, I used my Outdoor Landscape dies to cut out some rolling hills.  I glued the green hills onto the watercolored paper and then used fancy Frames to cut out the background layer for the scene.  Love the look of it!
As I've stated countless times recently.. I'm really loving using digital images along with my stamp sets.  It was so easy to pull in this little lady bug and then copy the image, resize it and flip it to create her little sister.  I will tell you... coloring these small images with any of the markers I have was not easy and this is about the fourth or fifth picture I've taken as I've found...!  Don't look to close please... so tell me... what markers do you use for tiny fine coloring?  I used my CDD sequins to give a little color and the feel of flowers planted around the shrubs.

One of my favorite stand by clear stamp sets from CDD is Home Sweet Home... I used the bird and that cute little sign from that set... the sign... I added that and took my fifth set of!  I found it while looking for a solution to another!  And the sentiment below is also from Home Sweet Home.  I use it often.
Another tool I've been using a lot are the Sky's The Limit dies... the sun and clouds especially get a lot of use... they are a great addition to any scene... the stitching... LOVE!

And of course this adorable little guy from the I Toad You So 2x3 stamp set... so happy I thought of him.  And don't worry!  These little critters are all friends... they're having a party!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to go to the CDD Blog and check out all of the other Design Team creations and then play along this week!  You could win some free stuff!  And come back tomorrow because I'll be up on the CDD Blog with another cute Digital Stamp creation!
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Regina Easter said...

what a fantastic card my friend...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh this is sooooooooooooo fun and whimsical!!! LOVING the watering can/house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a cute little home...such an adorable card and so much going on outside the home. ADORABLE.

Melanie said...

This is the cutest card! Who would think how much insects and amphibians add to a card? Love the watering can home.