Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DDD #250 - "WILD VIOLETS"



Today while doing research and looking for a digi to draw, I came across some old pictures of wild violets. I knew immediately that I wanted to draw them as my Digi #250. After I finished my sketch, I did a watercolor of them.

When I was growing up, almost every year on my birthday my Momma and I would go up the road from our old home place to pick wild violets. They didn't last very long in water but we thoroughly enjoyed them. Even after all these years, I still smile when I see wild violets.

Lately I've been doing lots of watercolors to sell at a local craft fair, but this one: I'm keeping! [However, if you want one of my watercolors, just email me--I'll even paint you a 'wild violets' if you like.]

Here is a picture of my 8" x 10" watercolor:


Blessings. Please drop by again next Wednesday or when you can!







Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DDD #249 - "PLUMERIA" & DT Call for Simply Create Too




I drew Diane's Digital Design #249 - "PLUMERIA" last week. We took lots of photos on our last [and every] trip to Hawaii. I combined several photos to make this digi.

Recently, I found The Frugal Crafter on YouTube and especially like her [Lindsay] watercolor techniques. I also love to do watercolors with Derwent Inktense watercolors, and she does lots of hers with Derwent too. Needless to say, I am in my 'water color painting phase'. And since I love to paint my own images, I'm also doing lots of drawing. This combination is 'my favorite' for this week. Who knows what next week will bring--Oh, Well!! Such is the life of an artist!

I post all this to tell you that I did a watercolor using DDD #249, BUT I can't show it to you now. Simply Create Too will have a new applicable challenge in a while and I'll showcase my painting of Diane's Digital Design #249 - "PLUMERIA" then. I'll keep you posted of WHEN. You'll probably have to use a light box [or up against a window on a sunny day] to trace it. Because, you know PC ink will run! By the way, if you use DDD #249 to do a painting, I'd love to see it and showcase your art here on my blog.

Hope you enjoy my new digi--by the way, it'll make a beautiful card TOO!

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Simply Create Too Design Team [DT] Call

If you are interested in applying for our Design Team: Enter your creation in the current challenge and after your entry add "DT". Also, send an e-mail to DianeMoneyGoolsby@yahoo.com with the following info: Your Name, Design Teams you are currently on; past DTs; your favorite crafts, and a little about you and your creative style. DT Calll ends 28August at 1200 midnight [CDT US].

Until next time, enjoy Digi #248 & consider applying for the Simply Create Too Design Team.



God's blessings to you and yours,







Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DDD #248 - "KATIE'S MARY JANES" & Simply Create Too Design Team Call

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I drew DianesDigitalDesign #248 - "Katie's Mary Janes" for a first birthday card for a friend's daughter. She got a pair of Mary Janes to wear with her new dress for her birthday pictures. Take a look at her card below--think she'll like??????



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Simply Create Too Design Team [DT] Call

If you are interested in applying for our Design Team: Enter your creation in the current challenge and after your entry add "DT". Also, send an e-mail to DianeMoneyGoolsby@yahoo.com with the following info: Your Name, Design Teams you are currently on; past DTs; your favorite crafts, and a little about you and your creative style.

Until next time, enjoy Digi #248 & consider applying for the Simply Create Too Design Team.


Friday, July 25, 2014

WATERCOLOR CARD


Well, I'm doing something today that I don't normally do: I've created a [watercolor] card for a challenge other than for Simply Create Too Challenges. [I'm about as busy as I want to be over there therefore I don't normally enter other challenges]. Anyway, while looking on today's Paper Playful, I saw a challenge entry for 'WaterColor 101' Salt challenge and, of course, I had to check them out since watercolors are my most, very, favorite medium. Now, I've tried the salt technique before [without very satisfying results], but Victoria has great instructions on her blog HERE. And, it worked for me this time! Using my watercolored paper, I made a card for my best-est buddy [for 'just because'].

My Card Recipe: I used green [at bottom] and blue [at top]--both dried lighter than I expected--I sprinkled Kosher salt on the blue and regular salt on the green [mostly to see the difference]. I then cut the watercolor paper to fit my card, then ran it thru my embossing machine using a Darcey butterfly folder. After attaching my watercolor paper to my card base, I punched out butterflies from both the blue and green extra. I pop-dotted the three butterflies onto the embossed butterflies using alternating colors. Last I attached 3 sequences and my CAS card is completed to my satisfaction. Hope you try this too--it's FUN, FUN, FUN!!! I want to enter my card in the 101: Water-Color: 102 challenge.

God's rich blessings to you & yours,



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DDD #247 - "SUMMER'S DELIGHT" [WHEELBARROW SERIES - #2]

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Hi, Everyone:

First, I want to say "THANK YOU" for all who visited last week. I had a record number of over 460 visitors stopping by. You inspire me!

Diane's Digital Design #247 for this week is the second in my "Wheelbarrow Series" and it's entitled "Summer's Delight". Enjoy and hope it gives you happy smiles.

Below is my card using Diane's Digital Design #247 - "Summer's Delight". I'm also publishing this one in Challenge #66 - "For A Child" over at Simply Create Too. We'd love to see your 'Child' entries--you still have about 10 days to enter HERE! Additionally, if you use my Digi #247 in the Simply Create Too Challenge #66 - "For a Child", I'll send you one of my unpublished digis!

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[INSIDE OF CARD]



Blessings. Please drop by again real soon!






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DDD #246 - "WRITING....[BOY]"

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As I promised last week I've drawn a boy with the same writings as the Girl.....What do you think of the boy?????
Also, Diane's Digital Design #246 - "Writing. . .[BOY]" is just as versatile as DDD #245. I've again posted the "Happy Birthday" version of DDD #246, but if you'd like a different 'writing', please send me an e-mail to DianeMoneyGoolsby@Yahoo.com with the subject: "DDD #246" and I can send you either a "Hi", "Hello", "Just A Note", "Feel Better Soon", "Thank You" or "Thinking of You" writing.


Thanks so much for coming by, and God's rich blessings to you & yours,



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

DDD #245 - "Writing . . . [GIRL]"

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Diane's Digital Design #245 - "Writing. . ." is very versatile. I've posted the "Happy Birthday" version of DDD #245, but if you'd like a different 'writing', please send me an e-mail to DianeMoneyGoolsby@Yahoo.com with the subject: "DDD #245" and I can send you either a "Hi", "Hello", "Just A Note", "Feel Better Soon", "Thank You" or "Thinking of You" writing.

Next week I'll hopefully have a boy with the same writings.....What do you think????? Thanks so much for coming by. Your visits and comments are always an encouragement and a joy!

God's rich blessings to you & yours,