Monday, April 6, 2020

Hope Springs Eternal

Hi! It's Beverly, aka Artsystamper.

It's time for the customer challenge at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog

The theme is 
Things With Wings
This project features one of my newest stamp sets, Which is on sale thru the month of April for 
30% OFF!
Early Spring Beauty
My talented design team has created some creative inspiration projects, so be sure to check them out.


Here is what I have created...
This card is digital, with the exception of the patterned paper, ribbon, Distress Ink and Nuvo Drops.

I used 3 of my digi sets to create this card. 

 I chose the background from the Wintry Paper Pack.
I sized it to my liking, 3.75 x 5.
Then I brought up the daffodil image from the Early Spring Beauty set.
 I digitally layered the pre-colored image onto my background using the PNG's, copied and pasted the image and resized and played with the dimensions a bit.
I also used a butterfly from the Field Flower Silhouette set.

Here is a video of how I created this card:



In order to have a chance to win a digital set of your choice in TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy,

enter this challenge! 


When you enter, you can use any stamps you like, AND if you use an Artsystamper Digitals digi, you will get an extra chance in the draw!


PLUS,

the top three will win a digital image chosen by me!
 

Join the Artsystamper Art Facebook group, and you will find yourself with free images from time to time, as well as videos and a place to add your projects.



Why not join the creative fun?

I have entered this into the following challenges:




Enjoy your creative digital journey,



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Spring's Muse with Gecko Galz



Hello! Welcome to my Studio. 
I'd like to share a card that I created recently for the Gecko Galz Monthly Customer Challenge. 
This card used several images from Gecko Galz. As a Design Team member, I created this as a celebration of Spring.
The beautiful lady is from the Dreams of Spring Digital Collage Set.
There are several layers to this card. When you have this many amazing digital choices, it's easy to use many of them! 
Let's start with the picture frame. It's from the Been Framed Craft Kit
The little ballerina image in the top right corner is from the Texture Jewels Collage Sheet.
The background sheet with the dogwood blossoms is from the French Botanicals Collage Sheet.
The "Enchantment" sentiment is from the Charming Words Collage Set.
And finally, the striped background is from the Seaside Splendor Craft Kit.

The little pieces of torn "wallpaper" and the ribbon, tea-dyed lace and lovely ribbon are from my stash. Edges of pieces were inked with Distress Oxide Ink in Frayed Burlap.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to visit the Gecko Galz Shop. Specials are abundant! Visit the blog and sign up for the newsletter! Take part in the Customer Challenges and the Papercrafting Challenges available on Facebook. You could win a bunch of free Gecko Galz products!
Have fun,

Crafts Galore Encore featuring Vera Lane Studio!


 Happy April!
 Time for a new challenge for February at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. 

I have the privilege of being on their Design Team.

The theme is always Anything Goes.

Our sponsor for April is Vera Lane Studio. As a prize, they are generously offering two digital sets.
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I was given a digi set to work with and I chose these cute succulents.
After choosing the succulent I wanted to use (not an easy choice!) I removed all of the white space in Gimp, turning it into an overlay. I then added it as a layer on one of my Marble Magic digital papers. 
I then added the sentiment included in the set.
I copied the succulent image and cropped it to only the pot. I also used it as an overlay of one of the papers from my Retro Fun Digital Paper Pack.
Upon printing out the images on a single sheet of cardstock (I sized them to my liking on the one sheet), I cut out the yellow pot, inside the black lines. After inking it with Distress Oxide Ink in Wild Honey, I popped it up with dimensionals and added some bits of black waxed linen as stripes using Beacon Fabric glue. 
I used a Nuvo Glue pen to add some Pear color embossing powder by Sparkle and Sprinkle (now known as Glitters Galore). I also added clear glitter to the flowers. Since the embossing powder sort of got away from me a bit, I used a black Faber Castel .3 black pen to go over the lines in some areas...worked great!

The edges of the images are inked with the same color Distress Oxide ink. The strips of patterned paper and the striped background are from my stash. 
I discovered three polka dot buttons in my stash, perfect for the card! After lacing them with some of the black waxed linen, I attached them with glue dots. 

The final touch was some faux hand drawn stitching around the outer edge. I layered it onto a black 6x6 card base.

That' all for now...enjoy the process!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Spring Dreams with Gecko Galz


Hello! Welcome to my Studio. 
I'd like to share a card that I created recently for the Gecko Galz Monthly Customer Challenge. 
This card used several images from Gecko Galz. As a Design Team member, I created this as a celebration of Spring.
The beautiful lady is from the Dreams of Spring Digital Collage Set.

I simply sized the image to the size I needed for an A2 card. I added the background paper, from the Toile Jolie Digital Paper Pack, to the page as well, making it 4.25 x 5.5. Digitals can be sized to whatever you need, and are available all the time when you save them to files on your computer. It's like shopping your stash, yet it's all right in front of you! I then added the sentiment from Text-Ture Jewel It  and printed the sheet of cardstock. All digis on one sheet!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to visit the Gecko Galz Shop. Specials are abundant! Visit the blog and sign up for the newsletter! Take part in the Customer Challenges and the Papercrafting Challenges available on Facebook. You could win a bunch of free Gecko Galz products!

Have fun,




Monday, March 16, 2020

Artsystamper Challenge: Lots of Layers


Hi! It's Beverly, aka Artsystamper.

It's time for the customer challenge at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog

The theme is 
Lots of Layers

The talented design team has created some creative inspiration projects, so be sure to check them out.


Here is what I have created...
This card is created with a lot of layers, which were printed out, cut and layered.

At the end of this post, I have added some digital cards made with this set. 
They are precolored and totally digital, which makes them super easy cards to create!

I used 3 of my digi sets to create this card. 

First, I chose the background from the Wintry Paper Pack.
I sized it to my liking, 3.75 x 5.
Then I brought up my Nesting Sparrows Digital Stamp Set.
 I digitally layered the pre-colored perched sparrow and the branch with the nest, onto my background using the PNG's, also being sure to layer them so they looked natural.
 I also cut out another image of the flying sparrow, layering it with dimensionals.
I love to cut. It's like therapy for me!
 I then added the sentiment, which also comes in the set.

Finally, I layered my card front onto two layers of digital paper from the Blossoms Paper pack


Once you layer these, you can resize them to fit perfectly! I made them 4 x 5 1/4 and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
 I then added some glitter and a distressed ribbon from my stash. I purchased it at the Offray outlet in PA ions ago!
Here is another card I created using the same techniques and sets:

And here are several digital cards I created with the sets, making them quick and easy.

If you are unsure how to create with digis,
I have a video on my YouTube channel which shows how to make a digital card:



In order to have a chance to win a digital set of your choice in TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy,

enter this challenge! 


When you enter, you can use any stamps you like, AND if you use an Artsystamper Digitals digi, you will get an extra chance in the draw!


PLUS,

the top three will win a digital image chosen by me!
 

Join the Artsystamper Art Facebook group, and you will find yourself with free images from time to time, as well as videos and a place to add your projects.



Why not join the creative fun?

I have entered this into the following challenges:
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-154.html
https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-16-april-2-spring-fling.html
http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-78-opt-twist-beauty-of_16.html
http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2020/03/394-spring.html 
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2020/03/ch-40-agno-twist-winners-of-ch-39.html
https://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/cd-sunday-challenge-31-hosted-by-wynn.html
http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/march-challenge-anything-goes-2/
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/03/c-128.html
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-3-2020-anything-goes-and.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-111_16.html
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html
https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-2020-challenge.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-183-anything-goes-with.html
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2020/03/leanns-world-101-challenge-24.html
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/ltscb-131-anything-goes.html
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2020/03/morgans-artworld-challenge-3.html
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-challenge.html
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/42-easter-or-spring.html
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-26.html



Enjoy your creative digital journey,