Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DS4J challenge Anything Goes

WHOOP it's your favourite challenge theme!!  Come and show us your creations, but especially those Digistamps4Joy images you have!  I used one of the very first DS4J images I ever played with, COSMOS and it remains a firm favourite of mine:

For the floral panel I created a grouping of the image and then printed it out. I used white crayon to 'colour in' where I didn't want the distress inks to go. I then used distress ink with a finger sponge to rub over the image. Give it a light wipe with a tissue to clean up the crayon and you have a quick but effective panel.

I used my butterfly dies from Joy! Craft and layered two sizes. I first die-cut the negative out of the floral panel and then nestled a die-cut of patterned paper (Webster's Pages) into the opening. I then glued the middle of the smaller size on top.

I used the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch where my very good friend, Hannelie, is Guest Designer!!

Please visit the DS4J blog for the rules and to link up!

Riette, DT

Sunday, October 26, 2014

DS4J release Rainbow

Today is a very COLOURFUL release day at DS4J with my new image, Rainbow.

 I used the Viva la Verve Sketch #3 for October
Polkadot paper: Webster's Pages "Family traditions"
Paper for clouds from my scrap pack.
Sentiment (stamped on rainbow):

I made two versions of the rainbow - one without sections that I used here where you can play with blending, and one with separate sections. These are available in the DS4J shop from today.

Please visit the DS4J blog to see more inspiration from my fellow DT.

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DS4J release Baobab

Here's a non-girly card for ladies!!  I used my new image, Baobab, which is available from today in the DS4J shop!
I merged the "Aloe" image in as well.
Sentiment: Unity Stamp

Please visit the DS4J blog to see the other DT's beautiful cards today (using my other new image, Rainbow)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

MAWTT challenge Someone Special at Christmas

This week's challenge at Moving Along With The Times is to make a CHRISTMAS CARD but with a twist - it must be for SOMEONE SPECIAL and make reference to it on the front :D
I decided to keep the sentiment open-ended so I can write inside (husband / daughter / son / etc).
I used my "antique silhouette cameo" also known as "CRAFT KNIFE" (lol) to cut out the tree and popped it up from the opening with foam tape.
The image is from Meljen's Designs:
I love that font!! It's called Angelic War and I saw now that it perfectly mimics Melissa's characteristic twirls :D


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

DS4J release Sunbird (Margy)

I got some extra time to play with Margy's new DS4J image, Sunbird:
 I rotated the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

Head over to the DS4J blog:
Or straight to the SHOP:


DS4J release nr1 Dude

It's Release Sunday and here's a quick post showing my #1 Dude image:

I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches:

Head on over to the DS4J blog for more releases and inspiration by the team:

Or straight to the SHOP:


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DS4J challenge 102 Animals

Get out your furry or buggy stamps and join us in our ANIMALS challenge at Digistamps4Joy.
The image I used Juvenile Trio is one of my favorites!
 The background paper I stamped probably over 2 years ago and didn't use it at the time. Glad I kept it with my scrap papers!! It's a leaf from Whimsical Wishes (GKD).
The layout is from one of this month's Viva La Verve sketches:
 You should really check out their sketches if you haven't already :D and you get a whole month to play with the weekly sketches.

Take care everyone!