Friday, July 17, 2015

A Day for Daisies Announcement and Left of Center

I have such an exciting announcement to share with you today! But first, if you are looking for my Stampendous! and Chameleon Pen collaboration post, please click HERE. Ok....drum roll please...... I am now officially on the A Day for Daisies Design Team!  I am so very honored and excited to be a part of this amazing team. They are one of my absolute favorite digi companies ever, and I have wanted to join their team for quite some time. I am so excited to share my first official project with you today. I also have a great new challenge for Left of Center.

For my first A Day for Daisies project, we were asked to use a favorite image of ours, and use "Newsprint." I used Dragon Flight as my image of choice, and I decided to use my newsprint subtly. I colored this sweet dragon in with my Tombow markers.

I used the Scales stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils around the image. I used a cosmetic sponge to lightly apply my ink color. I also used the Picasso Tool to mask off the areas I didn't want to have the scales.

For my background, I spritzed 2 Dylusions sprays on to white cardstock, and then I added a thin line of Glossy Accents, and then some Stampendous! Medium Gold Halo glitter right on top. I also added a small piece of a punched border, a piece of washi tape, and of course the newsprint. Be sure to visit the A Day for Daisies Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. And if you join our Newsprint challenge, you could be featured on the blog and win some digis of your choice if you win!

The Left of Center challenge this week is "3 of a Kind." This card features the beautiful Gothic Dark Moon from Sweet Pea Stamps and artist ching chou kuik. I also colored this image with my Tombow markers, but I tried out a new (for me) technique. I applied my markers in small areas, but then I used a brush and water to thin out the color and blend it a bit. I love the completed effect.

Isn't this a beautiful image? I love the bats! My background was done with one of my favorite Dreamweaver background stencils, the Quatrefoil. I simply used a sponge dauber to apply my ink color. You can get a much heavier look with a dauber than you can with the cosmetic sponge I used in the Dragon card above.

For my "3 of a Kind," I used 3 pieces of thin velvet ribbon from May Arts. It added a simple, nice texture to the card. I also matted the image on a shimmery lavender paper, and then pop dotted it for dimension. Please be sure to visit the Left of Center Blog to see what the rest of the "B" team has cooked up for you. And please check out my other post for today, you have the chance to win a prize! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

3 comments:

Kathi said...

Congratulations on your new gig! They're lucky to have you.

Your projects are all fabulous.

Torrey said...

Congrats, ALison!!!! I'm so happy for you! Someday, I would love to be on ADFD design team too! Who knows...!!!

Nadine C said...

Amazing cards, love them!
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