Friday, July 17, 2015

Some Exciting News

Hello Crafters!
Well I've been on vacation all week. What have you been up to?
I'll have plenty of stories to share but today I just have good news.
I'm thrilled to announce I am joining A Day For Daisies Design Team
I have been a huge fan of their stamps since I first started card making. They are the first digital company that I really fell in love with and they are the first place I go when I'm looking for something I don't have in a tangible stamp.
They do a fantastic challenge every week and while you must use A Day For Daisies image to win Tammy always generously offers a freebie up for you to play along with. How awesome is that?
I love good people. I love good companies.
This week's challenge is to use Newsprint. You can play along here.
Here we go . . . 

I used a gorgeous stamp called Fairy Flowers. Like you didn't know there was going to be a flower on this card. I printed my image out on watercolor paper and masked the flower with Liquid Friskett. After it was dry I added a good amount of water to the right side and the middle. The ink from my printer does bleed a bit but I just soak it all up. Then I add a second coat of water. It usually doesn't bleed the second time. I used distress inks to create the watercolor background. Starting from the bottom right I added Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, and Salty Ocean. I let it dry completely before adding the text.
I dug my Friend Definition background stamp from Hero Arts out of the drawer it was hiding in, blew off the dust, apologized profusely for never using it, and inked it up with Silver Lining Pure Color ink from WPlus9. When I inked it I concentrated on the left hand side and the middle then dabbed some away with a wet baby wipe to create some variation. Time to pull up the Liquid Friskett.
I colored the flowers with copics and outlined them with a black multiliner. I find this step especially important with digital stamps I've watercolored. Since that ink bleeds it's not exactly a crisp line. I used the Blessed die from WPlus9's Doddlebuds companions dies to cut out my sentiment. I mounted my panel on black cardstock with craft foam.
All done. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Their stamps really are gorgeous. I wouldn't lie to you ;)
I hope you'll head over and play along with us.


  1. Wowwweeeeee! That is one gorgeous image. Those flowers are fab! Beautifully coloured as always. Xx

  2. Wow ! Huge congrats on ur new DT venture :) I am sure u will work wonders with their digis

  3. Congratulations!! This card is stunning!! I love the watercoloring on the flower-and you cannot see any bleeds from my end!! I cannot wait to see your next project.

  4. Congrats, Kelly! I like their digital stamps, too - they have a very unique look about them, which I like!

  5. Fabulous card, congrats on the DT.

  6. Congratulations Kelly, not surprised they picked you. Saw your card over on the blog. I love how you did this card, people are often so sure that being digital images they are very limited. You have just shown everyone how versatile they can be. Love their images as well.

  7. Stunning, Kelly!! Love the vibrant colours, and thanks for the hint regarding the print ink running.

  8. Happy congratulations to you, Kelly! They are definitely lucky to have you. What an amazing first design team card! Those flowers are gorgeous. :)

  9. Congrats! Your card is GORGEOUS.

  10. Hooray for you, Kelly! I'm so happy to read the great news of your new DT gig. Keep putting out cards as beautiful as today's (and you do!!! ALL the time), you'll be on more and more DTs :-)

  11. Congrats on your design team join. I love the newprint behind the flower. Your card is lovely.

  12. Lucky them getting you1 This card is amazing, and that it is a digi is even more impressive! I do adore your bright in-your-face color!!!

  13. Gorgeous card and CONGRATS!! YAY!!

  14. Congratulations! And I love this incredible card! Have never tried my digital stamps on watercolor paper or with water coloring! How inspiring!!!

  15. Congrats, Kelly! So very well deserved! You'll be so awesome with their digis.

  16. Congratulations!!! They are lucky to have you! :)

  17. So very excited for you and this first project for them is stunning beyond belief!! Love the vivid red if those poppies and I swear, girl, you do flowers like nobody's business!! It is truly one of your gifts!!

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