Thursday, December 22, 2022

Winter Pups-- a New Release for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello, my craft friends!  It's almost Christmas.  Are you ready?

Today the Dressy Girls are featuring this month's new releases at All Dressed Up Stamps.  You'll find inspiration both in the ADU Facebook Group, and on the challenge blog

As you may know, or suspect from the name of my blog, I am a huge dog lover.  When Wendy released Winter Pups, I was absolutely thrilled, and knew I had to create with it. 

Here's my interpretation of Winter Pups:

I colored Winter Pups with Copic markers.  It was so fun to color! Then I die cut the image with a Spellbinders dotted rectangle die.  The papers are from Crafter's Companion. The snowflake embellishments are from Hero Arts.

I hope you check out the rest of the inspiration, and don't forget that All Dressed Up Stamps has 2 challenges each month.  I'd love to see what you create!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

It's Snowing -- a new challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps

 Happy December, crafty friends!  Here we go -- the busiest month of the year.  Do you have your Christmas cards done?  I'm going to send mine out the next few days.

December -- that means there is a new challenge starting in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group.  The theme for this month is 'Clean & Simple'.  Plus, you must use an All Dressed Up Stamps image.

Is CAS easy for you, or a challenge?  I think most of the cards I make are CAS, since I like to make the image front and center.  But then, when it's a CAS challenge, I am unsure of the definition and am never sure if the card I made actually fits the theme or not.  Such insecurity!

Here's my interpretation of a CAS card using the darling image, It's Snowing

I kept it simple, just backing the image with a snowflake paper (from Crafter's Companion), colored yardstick, and an inked 6x6 card base. 

I colored It's Snowing with Copic markers, adding in a few snowdrifts.  I love to use blue violet colors when coloring snow.  Living in Wisconsin, I have plenty of time to observe snow and it's shadows every winter.  In fact, we've had snow on the ground for a couple weeks now.

I used dies from Queen & Company to cut out the image and the backing layers. The snowflake sequins are by Hero Arts. I heat embossed the Warm Wishes sentiment -- also by Hero Arts. 

I hope you find time to join us this month for our Clean & Simple challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. I'd love to see your interpretation of CAS!