Wednesday 21 February 2024

Digital Whisper: Red

 

Hello

The theme this week at Digital Whisper is Red. 

I love the drama of the colour Red :)

Here are two digital collages:


I used the Gecko Galz free February gothic image for this one, simply adding border masks and popping it onto a red wooden background which also has painted border masks. I like the layered effect.

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This lovely retro, red sweater lady is from the 'Sweater Weather' set from Artemis Journals (currently unavailable) and I teamed her with Poisonous Mushrooms also from Artemis Journals.


Thank you for stopping by today.

xoxo

Monday 19 February 2024

Path of Positivity: To Love and Be Loved

 

Hello

Welcome to the midway reminder for the February Path of Positivity Challenge.

Our challenge is always Anything Goes with an optional theme. We have decided that our overall theme for 2024 will be THE POWER OF WORDS.

This month's option is to design a project that is inspired by quotes about Love and Relationships.

Here are the quotes chosen for this month:: 

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” — Maya Angelou

“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” — Joyce Meyer

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” — Walter Winchell

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
 

Honours and Prizes include:
  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top PickVoter's ChoiceMost InspirationalRandom WinnerDT Delight.

Here is my midway DT project.


I made a simple notecard using a beautiful digital image from Gecko Galz and pairing it with a colourful, galaxy sky background which echoes the colours in the image. I used black card to mat the image and background. The sentiment was typed, printed and cut into strips.


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That's all for now.
We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!

 



Many thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring the challenge.


I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!

xoxo 
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

 

I read and appreciate all your comments. 
xoxo


Wednesday 14 February 2024

The Key to my Heart

  Hello

The challenge this week at the Sunday Postcard is Keys

Here is my digital postcard:


I have a key on there - on the gentleman's lap, but really I went with the idea of a metaphorical key to the woman's heart. 

The lovely door backdrop is from a set called Doors and Windows from G&T Designs. I added extra flowers and plants at the base of the door from DigitalScrapbook.com. The colourised, vintage people are from Chez Simone Tresors and I gave the gentleman a chair to sit upon.

I layered a couple of border overlays and added a frame in PicMonkey.

Thanks for stopping by.
xoxo 

Saturday 10 February 2024

Gecko Galz: Flights of Fantasy 2

 

Hello

The February customer challenge over at the Gecko Galz is Flights of Fantasy and today is my DT day.

As always, we also have the monthly card challeng.ethe monthly Christmas Image Challenge, the monthly Stamp Challenge, an ATC challenge, a Steampunk challenge and a Gothic Challenge on the blog, as well as 4 Facebook challenges. These can be accessed by the tabs at the top of the main blog pageWe also have the quarterly challenge where this time we're asking you to make a jewellery project.
We hope you can find some time to join in the fun.

The winner of the Customer challenge will get a $25 Gecko Galz Etsy Store voucher and the runner up a $12 voucher. There are plenty of free Gecko Galz images if you don't already own any. Each blog post has a free image to collect and, if you sign up for the monthly newsletter, there is the chance to claim a free collage set each month.  Also if you make any purchase of $2 or more you receive a free image.

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Here are my projects.

First, I have an acetate front card:


Here's the side view:


The card folds flat:

 

I used paper from the In Dreams Junk Journal Kit (May 2023) and I added some glitter to the clouds. The sentiment is die cut and is from the Simple Encouragements sentiment set. I fussy cut one of the balloons from the Flights of Fantasy collage set and adhered it to the acetate front. The fairytale castle from Winter Fantasy was also fussy cut and adhered to the zig-zag base of the card. This gives a 3D effect.

Pammies Inky Pinkies #2405 AG 11/02
Crafters Cafe #304 Fancy Edges 12/02
Dream Valley Challenges #309 Add a Sentiment 17/02
Creative Inspiration #11 AG 29/02
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Next I have a note card:


I love the muted, pastel colours in this, I find them calming and relaxing. The beautiful bird is from the December 2023, Once Upon a Christmas Time Kit. I distressed the edges and popped it onto a scalloped, die cut mat. This was then placed on foam tape onto the beautiful, cloudy sky paper from the (May 2023) In Dreams Kit. I inked some white card and used it to die cut some foliage and made a paper flower.


MMM Challenge Use Patterned Paper 11/02

Pennys Challenges #564 AG 13/02

Stamps + Fun = Creativity #447 Alphabet B (bird and berries) 18/02

Triple B Challenge Feb 28/02

Lets Craft and Create #204 AG 29/02

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Next I have some small cluster embellishments:


I followed the Flights of Fantasy theme for my clusters and added birds, butterflies and wings to my girls. I used up some of the smaller ephemera pieces I have ready cut and added them to postcard and script images. Florals were placed on each cluster along with some scraps of lace. These can be used on journal pages or used as a topper on cards. It's a great way to use up scraps and small images

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I have a Pinwheel Tower booklet:


You can see more, including a step by step walk through here.

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And lastly I have two digital art collages:




That's all for now!

I hope you'll join our Flights of Fantasy challenge where the winner will get a $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.


The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product (this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy store!) Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month.

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a friendly Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a bespoke digital prize. 
Do come and join us!


I'll be back in March with more Gecko Galz projects.
Here's all the info you need:Current Gecko Galz Challenge : "Flights of Fantasy"***
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
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Thursday 8 February 2024

Peacocks: Strut Your Stuff

 


Hello

I found a new-to-me blog this week called Digital Whisper

They have weekly challenges and this week's theme is Peacock.

Here is my digital collage:


Anyone who knows me, knows that I love anthropomorphic animals. I also love colour, so when creating they are often in focus. 

These quirky peacocks are from ChezSimoneTresors, a set called Surreal Peacocks. These two dressed peacocks come without the peacock feathers, so I manipulated another digi from the set so that the feathers appear to be part of their tails. They are on a Klimt-style background (Seamless Patterns Floral) also from the ChezSimoneTresors Etsy store. There are two backgrounds, one faded over the other to give an artsy vibe. I added some white mist spray over the paper and faded it out a little so that the peacocks stand out a bit more and I gave the piece a black border overlay - both elements from DigitalScrapbook.com. I added the mat and frame in PicMonkey.

I am quite new to digital art, but so enjoying the journey.


Thank you for stopping by today.

xoxo

Marie Antoinette: Keep Your Head and Eat Cake


 Hello

The challenge this week at the Sunday Postcard is Marie Antoinette.

I made a couple of postcards this time.

Here is my first one:

I decided to go a little 'vintage', tongue-in-cheek style with this one. I used a couple of papers from Gecko Galz, fading and blending the one with French words and images. The png elements, the cat, cup cakes, the necklace and crown are from DigitalScrapbooking.com. The stitching, border masks and the word 'cake' are also from DigitalScrapbooking.com 
I am fully aware that she never actually said, 'Let them eat cake' :)

And here's the second:
 

This one is a little bit more 'modern Marie' :)
I created the Marie image in Image Creator and placed her on an embroidered and petal encrusted background from Creative Fabrica. The borders, shadows and bling are courtesy of DigitalScrapbooking.com

Thanks for stopping by.
xoxo 


Monday 5 February 2024

Path of Positivity: Be a Rainbow


Hello

Welcome to the second Path of Positivity Challenge. of 2024.

Our challenge is always Anything Goes with an optional theme. We have decided that our overall theme for 2024 will be THE POWER OF WORDS.

This month's option is to design a project that is inspired by quotes about Love and Relationships.

Here are the quotes chosen for this month:: 

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” — Maya Angelou

“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” — Joyce Meyer

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” — Walter Winchell

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
 

Honours and Prizes include:
  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top PickVoter's ChoiceMost InspirationalRandom WinnerDT Delight.

Here is my DT project.


I made a postcard for my mini journal using digi stamps from Vera Lane Studio. I used the pre-coloured rainbow from ROYGBIV, adding extra colour with Copic markers. The little characters, from Catch the Rainbow, and the grass are also coloured with Copic markers and Polychromo pencils. I made a brayered, acrylic paint background, added some white heat embossing and some paint splatters and adhered the images along with the quote from Maya Angelou.


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That's all for now.
We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!

 



Many thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring the challenge.


I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!

xoxo 
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Fingers #270 AG 09/02

PIP Challenges #2405 AG 11/02

Gem of a Challenge 3 AG 16/02

Dream Valley Challenges #309 Add a Sentiment 17/02

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #223 AG 17/01

Lets Craft and Create #204 AG 29/02

613 Avenue Create Feb AG 02/03

I read and appreciate all your comments. 
xoxo