Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Prisiclliastyles image - Sunflower

A very good morning to you all! This is my debut card for prisicillastyles design team and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Priscilla's designs. Today I am using the Sunflower Digi Set of 3, this is such a beautiful set, the flowers are so detailed and life like.  As with all of Priscilla's designs you will find excellence in design and versatility! I loved working with this image and tried a little something different for this post.

The "Sunflower" image is totally digitally done, those rich colors were done (using the fill command) in Paint Shop Pro and then I used crystal glaze and a Sakura glitter pen on it to enhance the richness. The rest of the card was done traditionally. I love the way this turned out!!  There were a couple of adjustment layers added before the final result; the longer I played the more amazed I became! When it reach this point I decided enough was enough and I needed to stop tweaking and accept it "just like this".  I am not a digital coloring junkie! LOL

I am using the sketch from MMSC69 and have entered this into several other challenges. Thank you for stopping in; please take a look at the names of the design team for priscillastyles on the side bar and visit all the girls as you go surfing the blogs. You will be so very glad you did!!

By all means click on Priscilla's Store logo and take a tour through her images and eye candy she has for you to enjoy!! There is a brand new set being debuted, Bull Dog Digital Stamp set of 6, you will love the many personalities of this adorable canine!!

Thank you for your visit!! Leave me some "love" and please feel free to become a follower, I would love for you to become a regular visitor!

Hugs and Blessings
donna

challenges entered:
                MMSC69
                Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
                Crafty Card Makers - Glitter and Sparkle
                 The Shabby Tea Room - Old Meets New  
                      ....Old traditional way of making handmade cards combines with computer image and coloring


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Donna's MMSC 68- and Priscillastyles Design Team!!


Good Morning All!
I have made this dragonfly card for the current MMSC 68 sketch challenge. This image is one of Priscilla's digital images, isn't he/she just gorgeous?!

I loved working with this dragonfly! It is such a great design! I used Glitter Crystals by Scribbles on the wings and then the background paper was sprayed with Glitter Mist. I made the rose out of card stock from the video tutorial on CDAC and a MS punch around the larger card stock background and another MS punch for the leaves. The lace is from Walmart, and the gold thread in the crisscross is an old "scarf" I used in VBS a couple of summers ago, I am pulling one long thread at a time and using it! :)

I bought an inexpensive sewing machine back in January and hadn't even threaded the needle! LOL  It has been sitting there intimidating me for months! So, I decided about 10 days ago to get busy and see if I could use it, it really wasn't that hard!!! I am now in love with sewing on cards. So forgive me, I have gone stitching wild! It sure beats doing it by hand!!!




Now for some EXCITING news: Priscilla has put together a design team for her digital images. I was fortunate and honored to be chosen to be on this the first ever team. As you will note on my side bar, the team is broken up into Team A and Team B.  You will definitely want to visit these sites to see what digitals are being showcased.  Today, a new image set has been put in the store, it is awesome and Priscilla is highlighting it for you on the MMSC 68 challenge page and in the store.  Rush over to her store and take a look at the wonderfully designed images awaiting your creativity! Join me in thanking Priscilla and Carol for putting this new design team together for your pleasure. You ladies are the absolute best!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!
Hugs and Blessings!
donna-

other challenges:   Stampin for the Weekend-Anything Goes
                                 Wild Orchid-Make it Sparkle 
                                 Welcome to Flourishes Boutique - Use lace
                                  Andrea's Stampin Moments - Simply Squared




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Friday, August 20, 2010

MMSC67-Happy Halloween!



Good evening!
I think I have become addicted to the MM challenges! :) This card is for MMSC67. Let me share the sketch and then I will tell you about my card.

I used one of Sugar Creek Hollow's images for this card, Add A Face Pumpkin.  I also used the spider from Spider Web Quilt Set.  Tracy has come up with some spectacular images for this fall, you really should become a follower of SCH, you will not find better vintage images anywhere else!

If you haven't guessed already, I will be on the Design Team again for SCH but this time as a Senior Design Team member. This is such an honor and I am thrilled to get to play with these images and share them with you. If you become a follower of my blog you will get notified when new images are being shared. We will have blog hops again this season so stay tuned for that.

Thanks for stopping in, be sure to leave me a note! I love to hear your thoughts on the cards!
hugs
donnna


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Special Prize from Priscilla for Members of CDAC-Join Today!!

CDAC Graphic Draw Tablet Giveaway..Wowza!!

CDAC MEMBER GIVEAWAY
PRIZE IS A  
Genius MousePen 8" x 6" Graphic Tablet 
One CDAC Member will win this Drawing tablet. You can learn to draw your own digis with this prize. This brand new tablet is ergonomically designed for drawing, handwriting, sketching, coloring, or picture editing, and powered directly by the USB connection. It’s not only a fantastic media tool for designers, but a "hand-eye" coordination, fun input device for a computer. Giveaway ends Sept 13th and winner will be picked by random generator. 
Prize Features are..
  • 8"x6" working area, comfortable for easy drawing, painting and using the PC
  • 1024-level pressure sensitivity for all kinds of shapes and thickness control
  • Make handwriting notes/drawings on the Internet and in any application program
  • Cordless mouse and pen design gives you unlimited freedom
  • 3D scroll wheel for fast browsing on the Internet and in Windows documents
  • Corel Painter-The ultimate digital sketching and painting tool
  • Supports Windows 2003/XP/Me/2000/98 
Would you like to win this?
1. You must be a member of CDAC since this is candy to Thank our members.
2.  Display the CDAC member badge on your blog sidebar (see badge on the right sidebar or click here for help)
3. Add a photo of this prize/candy to your sidebar and link it to the front page of CDAC (http://priscillastyles.ning.com/) 
4. Blog about CDAC and this prize and link the blog post to Mr. Linky on CDAC. (link your "my page" if you do not have a blog)
5. Meet some new people by following and comment on 5 New Groups here on CDAC
6. Follow the "priscillastyles" Group and Blog
7. Buy at least two digi from any of the digital artists on CDAC between now and Sept 13th. We all appreciate the business on CDAC so these purchases are based on the honor system and I would like to thank you in advance for your support to our artists.
**If you don't have a blog that is ok too...just follow the steps above and in place of steps #2 & #3 , please email at least 10 friends about CDAC and any help with spreading the word about CDAC is appreciated.**note, no comment needed on CDAC..just enter Mr. Linky.

***all the steps above must be done to qualify for this prize***

Anyone can enter!!!
*Giveaway entry is from Aug 11th through Sept 13th*
The winner will be announced that following  week!
This CDAC Giveaway is being hosted by The "priscillastyles" blog
If you would like to host a CDAC Giveaway, please email me at heatonup@verizon.net

Good Luck & Best Wishes!
Blessings,



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