Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hello Friend With Craftin Desert Divas

So I think I kinda did it?  A Kind of Clean and Simple Card? KCAS?  There's a lot of white anyway!  I was dying to make a shaker using these Arizona Skies sequins because they are so pretty and I think the colors go perfectly with the April #CDDMONTHLY Challenge...

I used my original Tim Holtz distress inks to create the background for the shaker in some pinks and purples (I picked up some oxides but haven't cracked them open yet).  Then I used the Inside Scallop dies to create my shaker window and filled it up with the pretty new sequin mix.

I colored in my flamingo and flowers using my new watercolor pencils that my friend Jean made me buy.   We do that to each other you know.. They are the Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and a waterbrush and I love them.

I highlighted the the flowers with some glittery gel pens and some Wink of Stella... which shockingly you can kind of see here!  I also mixed my purple and pink embossing powder for the sentiment from the Floral Wreaths stamp set.. the pink wasn't quite dark enough for my liking so adding a little bit of purple helped and I think it looks cool!

I'm linking up to the first challenge over at SheepSki Designs Challenges.  It's Anything Goes... you should check it out!  And don't forget to join in the #CDDMONTHLY Social Media Challenge on Facebook in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today!  


  1. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that flamingo (my fave!) and loving the palm tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. OMG...loving the sequins mix, really pretty colours! Gorgeous card Lisa, great design. Great colouring too!

  3. LOL, Lisa. For you, this is very CAS! Love that background, and shakers are always fun!

  4. Oh my! THIS is CAS For you! So pretty! And a flamingo!! ROCK ON!

  5. Such a fun shaker!! I love it! Thank you for joining us on Sheepski Designs challenge blog.

  6. Loving this shaker card, beautiful colouring of the flamingo and palm tree xxx
    Thanks for joining us a Sheep Ski Designs for our 1ST blog challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Jean XX


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