Friday, December 2, 2016

On My Craft Table with Inktense Blocks

Am I the only one who buys art supplies and lets them sit in the packaging for weeks waiting on just the right project or chance to use them?? Good to know you're shaking your head no and I'm not alone :)

I bought these Derwent Inktense Blocks a couple of months ago and used them for the first time today and I'm in L-O-V-E! I have a large set of the Inktense Pencils, so I knew to expect rich, saturated color when I hit them with water, but whoa! A little goes a long way and you can very easily layer colors. Here's a quick 2-minute demo.

TIP: In order to see what the color would be when I wet it, I glued a thin strip of watercolor paper (10 ½ in. x ¼ in.) on the railing along each side of the blocks, then used a water brush to transfer the color. Depending on your adhesive of choice, be careful not to get the glue on the top side of the paper, otherwise it'll act as a resist and you won't be able to lay down color in that area.

I wanted to step outside my comfort zone, so I asked a friend for 3 bright colors. I was told, yellow, orange, and green...hmmm, definitely not the three I would have chosen to play with first. The end result is this card!

One of the characteristics I adore the most with Inktense products, is their ability to remain permanent when dry. I tried this out by layering some of the green on top of the orange (normally you'd get mud) and got a great effect!

If you like bright, vivid colors; the capability to layer colors without worry; a portable product (even though the tin doesn't snap closed tightly), then don't let the price point ($48 for the 36 count I purchased) deter you!

Thanks for joining me for #onmycrafttable and have a great day!

Stamps: Demure (Penny Black Stamps), You're So Lovely (Hero Arts)

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Birthday CANDLE at CASology!

How fun is blowing out the candles on your birthday cake??
Well, CASology want to see how creative your flames are this week.
Our new cue card: CANDLE

These digi stamps were provided by this week's lovely sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs. It started as one bee with a cake and the sentiment...

but with the help of photo editing software (Photoshop Elements), I can flip, add, and remove elements to make a cute birthday scene. If you've never used digi stamps, give it a go! I love their seemingly limitless versatility. 

I used a black marker to color in a few stripes on the bees and added a little nest of yellow and black thread behind them. This is classic CAS cardmaking!

Buzz on over to the rest of the DT blogs and our talented GD and sponsor sites! 

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Rachel

I'm also playing along at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#199
Feel free to ask me any questions you have about using digi stamps :) Have an awesome Tuesday!

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We're a Bunch of SOFT-ies at CASology

I'm so happy to be back in my craft room after a weeklong trip to the west coast!
CASology has a sweet and gentle cue card for you this week: SOFT

I used the cue card 3 ways:
* soft Copic colors
* texturally soft images (a dandelion and mouse- from Purple Onion Designs)
* a sweet sentiment (from Precious Remembrance Shop)

I'm in love with how subtle, but impactful this small card turned out :)

The DT has lots of inspiration for this week! Be sure to check them out and leave some
love on their pages. And definitely swing by the Guest Designer and Sponsor pages!

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Nonni
Sponsor: Poppystamps

Have a great week!

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

All My Peeps at CASology

Guess what today is! Yes, Election Day in the US...finally! 
More fun though, it's CASology Tuesday and we're all about a TEAM.

When I saw this cool little digi stamp from SamiStamps, I knew today's card was going to be all about my peeps :) I did all of the coloring with Zig Clean Color brush pens...they blend beautifully, even without water. That's how I pulled off the orange to yellow gradient on the pencil. I added a few little white dots and lines using my new favorite white marker...Sharpie water-based extra fine tip paint pen. This pen is amazing! I digress... I also added my sentiment on the pencil in Photoshop.

So speaking of teams, go see my awesome DT members' cards for this week!

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Sarah

I'm also playing along at Fusion Card Challenge: Primary

If you're in the US, go vote...then join our challenge! If not, just join us with your crafty creations about a TEAM :)

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Puppy Love at CASology

"Welcome" to a new CASology cue card for the week.

My two little doggies are great and after work it's obvious they've missed me and are welcoming me back home. By that I mean, jumping, barking, and running around under my feet lol. So I thought a little puppy love would be great for this card.

The Crazy Dog stamps were perfect for this challenge. The pup and sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp) were stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and I used all Prismacolor colored pencils this week. I adore the texture you can create with them. The Crazy Dog stamps give you a little help with shading too!

I know the rest of the DT is more than happy to welcome you to their blogs, so show them a little love...just no slobbery kisses ;) And don't forget our Guest Designer and wonderful sponsor.

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Anna

Sponsor: Cindy B Designs

I'm also sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS196

Thanks for stopping by and see ya next time!

xoxo Deidre