Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Coffee's On at CASology

This week, CASology is gonna stimulate some creative with our new cue card:

I wanted to stick with neutral tones for this card because the colors that the word coffee stirs up in mind are blacks, browns, and creams. I kept the coffee cup and saucer (from Concord & 9th's Let Chat set) simple and heat embossed the heart foam (also from the set) in white. I used Peerless watercolor to color the coffee a tan color...lots of creamer :)  I used the same watercolor on a snippet of paper for the sentiment, which is a set of adhesive letters called "Coffee House" (how awesome that I had these just laying around!) from Mrs.Grossman's stickers. A little patterned paper and coffee's on :)

Stir on over to the other DT blogs and give them a little pep with some sweet comments!

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Asa

Awesome Sponsor: STAMPlorations

I'm also sharing at Addicted to CAS #99 and Sunday Stamps SSC137

Thanks for stopping by today!

xoxo Deidre

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

{Merry & Bright} at Precious Remembrance Shop

For today’s Create It Wednesday project, I’m using the {Oh Christmas} Stamp Set and swooning over its bold sentiments.

I actually started with white watercolor paper and a die for that poinsettia! Pop on over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see the details on this beauty :) 

Thanks for stopping by today!

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Spooky Week at CASology

It's CASology Tuesday and we've got a creepy 
cool cue card for you this week: SPOOKY!

I got to indulge in my love for embossing powder :) Black cardstock doesn't get enough love, so I thought I'd give it a chance to shine; let those eyes peek at you in the dark. Speaking of eyes, the stamp is from The Alley Way set called Meltdown and the Boo! sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Halloweenies stamp set. 

Now you should creep on over to the other DT blogs and see their awesome CAS cards this week!

Deidre Payne (that’s me)
Hannelie Bester (on break)
Melissa Chipperfield (on break)

Guest Designer: Isabelle
Super sponsor: Serendipity Stamps

I'm also playing along at Retro Sketches: #235

Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

xoxo Deidre

Saturday, October 8, 2016

"On My Craft Table" Kick-Off! & Giveaway!

One of the best aspects of crafting is sharing. I'm beginning a new series on my blog called "On My Craft Table" where I'll be sharing my new artsy finds, techniques, and tips. This is an exciting time for me, so I hope you enjoy and join me on this journey!

#onmycrafttable today is Copic coloring using 1) my favorite skin tones, 2) colors that aren't remotely close blending families, and 3) ways to create texture.

I'm working with new happy mail, a stamp from Penny Black called "winter fairy". I started with her skin, only because I knew what colors I was going to use.

Tip: Don't be afraid of contrast! It really makes your image come pop.
This is my favorite Copic skin tone combo simply because it mostly resembles my own. I took the Copic certification courses and really found that adding a little unblended BV to the darkest areas, really adds some contrast. In the pictures below, you can see E11, E13, E15 alone, then with BV23. Of course, it's all a matter of personal preference too :)

Tip: Don't be afraid to blend different color groups.
Here you can see on her wings, from top to bottom, I faded from B0000 to BV00 to RV00 with the darker B00 and BV02 closest to her back. It did take a little work, but I love the effect.  I used the same type of blending for the stripe behind her on the finished card. I added a little RV00 to all the furry areas as well.

Tip: Create texture with different types of strokes.
I used regular blending for the wings, dots to create the texture in her furry headband and puffs that swing from it, swirls and dots for her hair, and squiggles for her furry boots.

I adore how this image turned out! Especially after adding my fave Diamond Stickles!

I'm also sharing over at CAS(E) this Sketch! #193 and The Card Concept #59 (clean & simple)

I want you to try this awesome mix of skin tones, so I'm gifting a set of the Copic marker colors I used to achieve this look- E11, E13, E15, and BV23.

Comment below or on my Instagram page by Tuesday, October 11 at 11:59pm EST.  The lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday!

You can also follow me with Feedburner and Instagram!

Thanks so very much and I appreciate all of the support and encouragement to venture out this far!!

xoxo Deidre


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

It's time for a new cue card with CASology
This week we're showcasing cards that: SUPPORT and with it
being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I created a card highlighting both.

I used three shades of pink, accented with some black and white cardstock and a white heat embossed sentiment. I die cut the ribbons using the Paper Smooches Hope die set. The hope sentiment is from a tiny Technique Tuesday stamp set of sentiments called Perspectives.

Breast Cancer Awareness holds a special place in my heart; like many of us, there are women in my family that have been affected by breast cancer. As a pharmacist, I urge everyone to check their boobies :) Remember, men can also be affected by breast cancer. Early detection and not delaying treatment make a significant difference! You can find more information at the American Cancer Society website.

I hope you hop over to the other DT member blogs to show them some "support" this week too!

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Anna

I'm excited to see how you craft the cue card this week! 
Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome Tuesday!

xoxo Deidre