Hard to believe it’s the 1st day of March. Am trying to think Spring but the weather sure isn’t co-operating!
I have 2 fun cards for you today, using brand new images from Doodle Pantry. The first is using digi papers, one of the images and one of the sentiments from Tweet Birdhouses! I used prismacolour pencils to colour this birdhouse. Don’t you just love that cowboy boot? What bird wouldn’t think this is a cool home?!! I created the layout digitally. Once I coloured the image, I drew in the grass with Copics and then used distress inks for the sky. Because of the Backgrounds class I’m taking at Color Me Creative, with Marie, I have gained a lot more confidence in creating my backgrounds. I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out. After colouring, I used my Tim Holtz distress tool and roughed up the edges of the bottom layer then added the ribbon. I then added some distress inks on my beige flowers, added a brad and popped them up. I love the pretty colours in the digi papers so I didn’t want to hide them too much. I also used a little layering trick to lighten the spot behind the sentiment so it would pop against the colourful background! Check out all the fantastic stuff included in this set!
Image, sentiment and digi papers from Tweet Birdhouses at Doodle Pantry
My next card is another hybrid one. I used digital papers from this super fun paper pack, Juicy Fun. The image and sentiments are both from the Critter Tales set. (Note, this set is FREE WITH PURCHASE FROM MARCH 1 – 24TH!!!!!) You don’t want to miss this one! I printed the bottom layer then coloured my gorgeous flamingo with Copic markers. I drew in the background then used a circle die and sponged around the inside of the circle just to finish it off. I printed the sentiment and popped it up. I tried to use my Ranger pearl mist to spray the flowers but, just like most of my other spray mists, the nozzle was clogged! So, I took a foam paint brush and brushed it on. At first I didn’t think I was going to like how they turned out, but once they dried, I edged them with Picked Raspberry distress ink, added the half-pearls and attached with Ranger Glossy Accents. I needed a little something on the right-hand side, so I added more of the half-pearls. I really wanted everything to pop along with the gorgeous paper I used!
Juicy Fun Digital Paper Pak
Papers from Juicy Fun; image and sentiments from Critter Tales at Doodle Pantry
I hope you’ll check our all the new release sets at Doodle Pantry – they’re all so much fun. Also, Laurie has quite a few cut files available in her store if you have the means to use them! AND, as if this isn’t enough, there is also a 30% off sale happening from now until March 8th, on the new March release products only. Use code NEWMARCH30!
The March challenge starts at noon EST today and if you use a Doodle Pantry image to enter, you will receive Carousel Pigs image set!
Thanks so much for dropping by. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Sending iridescent dolphin hugs to wherever you may be . . .