Craftin Desert Divas – May Release Day 1

Hello and welcome!

I’m sooooo excited to be up on the Craftin Desert Divas blog today sharing a few cute projects!!!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today is also the first day of the Craftin Desert Divas May Release and so I just couldn’t help playing with the FANTASTIC new stamps and dies! In fact, I mixed and matched a few new stamps and dies and have two fun projects to share!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

The first clean and simple card features an AMAZING new MARKET STAND stamp set. I particularly LOVE this one since it filled with a super adorable images that offer you infinite possibilities of use and suit any kind of paper crafting project: cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, planners, treat bags!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Since the stamps from MARKET STAND set are so adorable, I thought that a clean and simple look would be perfect for my card! I started with A2 size card base made out of a Bristol paper and created a non-distractive background, inkblending a very light blue Distress ink from one corner. Then I went a little bit crazy, stamping and fussy-cutting a whole bunch of the images from the set. I worked with a copic friendly paper and ink at this point since my intention was to color everything with copic markers. Please, scroll down towards the bottom of this post to see all the exact copic marker numbers I used for coloring!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Once completed coloring, I stamped the sentiment from the same MARKET STAND set, popped up all the elements on a foam tape and added a few crystal clear sequins as a finish touch.

Plant Smiles #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Border die set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My  second card is completely different from the previous one! In fact, I used dies and digital stamps all from the CDD new May release and a few fun watercolor techniques as well!

I started with a 3 by 9 inches watercolor panel and the slightly larger coordinating card base that once scored measures 3 ½ by 9 inches. First I die-cut the watercolor paper 3 times using new GARDEN BORDER die set and ended up with 4 more or less equal pieces. I smooched some Distress inks onto a craft sheet, spritzed them with water and put my watercolor paper on top. I repeated the process a few times, heat drying the paper every time. The top die-cut part was colored in a light blue shade since it was going to be a sky portion for my scene, on the others I used a few brown shades, instead, to emulate soil.

Plant Smiles #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Border die set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

While the watercolor elements were drying, I printed on a Bristol paper with a laser printer a few cute digital stamps: No Bunny Like You, Carrot Harvest and Harvest Crates; watercolor them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, cut out right against the stamp edge and hide any imperfection from cutting, applying a black marker all around every image.

Plant Smiles #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Border die set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Finally I literary rooted my carrots into the soil part as GARDEN BORDER die makes the fantastic marks into your paper that allow you to insert any kind of plant inside, and adhered the top part with a foam tape for some dimension and interest. The sentiment from LADYBUG GARDEN stamp set was simply heat embossed at the bottom with a white embossing powder.

That all for today! Hope you like these lovely cards! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration, amazing projects and sneak peeks from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways!

COPIC MARKERS:

crates E30-E31-E33-E35-E37                      buckets E41-E43-E44
camel Y21-Y26-YR27-E99-E29                   YR000-YR04-YR07                                                      R05-R29                                                          B0000-B01-B04                                                          YG01-YG05-YG09                                          Y11-Y13-Y17                                                           V01-V06

ZIG MARKERS:

n.91 Light Gray – n.28 Pale Pink – n.36 Light Blue – n.63 Ochre – n.60 Brown – n.65 Mid Brown – n.41 Light Green – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange

SUPPLIES:

Market Stand

Ladybug Garden

Garden Border Dies

No Bunny Like You Digital Stamp

Carrot Harvest Digital Stamp

Harvest Crates Digital Stamp

Shimmer Sequins

Multi Medium Matte

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

Craftin Desert Divas – May Release Sneak Peek – Ladybug Garden

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today for another sneak peek day from Craftin Desert Divas May release!

Sending Bugs And Kisses #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ladybug Garden stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I’m sneak peeking a darling stamp set called LADYBUG GARDEN  filled with lots of cuteness!!! I picked an adorable bear image from this set dressed like ladybug that reminds me so much Anna Geddes’ pictures! Have you ever seen her gorgeous babies?

Sending Bugs And Kisses #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ladybug Garden stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My media choice was copic markers this time and as usual I worked with a copic friendly ink and paper. Please, scroll down towards the bottom of this post to see all the exact copic marker numbers I used for coloring! I LOVE coloring so I spent a little bit of time on coloring process, but don’t feel like you need to do the same! I highly encourage you to try a very simple basic coloring with any color media you have on hand! I’m sure you will like it! Keep practicing and your coloring skills will improve soon!

Sending Bugs And Kisses #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ladybug Garden stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Assembling this simple card, I prepared an A2 size card base from a bright green cardstock, a stitched rectangle die-cut from a watercolor paper with Fancy Frame Die and watercolored with the matching green shade, a white circle frame die-cut from Inside Scalloped Circle Die set three times and glued together; and finally put my cute bear on an action wobble for some fun!

That all for today! Hope you like this clean and simple card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration, amazing projects and sneak peeks from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways!

COPIC MARKERS:

R21-R22-R24-R27-R29                       Y02-YR00-YR04
E30-YR21-E13                                     YG00-YG01-YG05-YG07-YG09
C5-C7-C10-100

SUPPLIES:

Ladybug Garden

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Fancy Frame Dies

Shimmer Sequins

Multi Medium Matte

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

Craftin Desert Divas – May Release Sneak Peek – Market Stand

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today for another sneak peek day from Craftin Desert Divas May release!

May Your Day Bllom With Happiness #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Well, today is all about a gorgeous stamp set called MARKET STAND. I particularly love this new set since it has a great variety of images inside and allows you create a fancy market scenes along with more clean and simple cards! It will work great for any other paper crafting project as well: scrapbook layouts, tags treat, bags and even planners!

May Your Day Bllom With Happiness #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My today’s choice were copic markers and so I stamped a handsome girl from MARKET STAND set on a copic friendly paper with a copic friendly ink, of course. Please, scroll down towards the bottom of this post to see all the exact copic marker numbers I used for coloring! I LOVE coloring so I spent a little bit of time on coloring process, but don’t feel like you need to do the same! I highly encourage you to try a very simple basic coloring with any color media you have on hand! I’m sure you will like it! Keep practicing and your coloring skills will improve soon!

May Your Day Bllom With Happiness #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Once finished fussy cutting all the colored elements leaving a little bit of a white edge around the stamps, I prepared a background. First I made a circle mask, die-cutting a circle from Stitched In Circles die set out of a masking paper and ink blended some matching Distress inks inside. After removing the mask, I flicked a few times some water droplets on top to achieve a splotchy watercolor look and then finished adding a Scribbled Circle Die on top.

May Your Day Bllom With Happiness #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I finished the card popping on a foam tape all the colored elements, adding the sentiment from the same MARKET STAND stamp set and embellishing with a few matching sequins from Arizona Skies mix.

That all for today! Hope you like this clean and simple card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration, amazing projects and sneak peeks from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways!

COPIC MARKERS:

skin E50-E11-BV00                       hair Y21-YR23-YR24-E35
V0000-V01-V04-V06                    BG0000-BG0000-BG53-BG45
R11-R32-R14                                 G43-G24                                                                                           W00-W1-W-2W-3W5

SUPPLIES:

Market Stand

Fancy Frame Dies

Scribbled Circle Dies

Stitched In Circle Dies

Arizona Skies Sequins

Multi Medium Matte

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

 

Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge – May 2017

I Will Carry You In My Heart #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

I’m so excited to bring you my daily post and the inspiration project for the May Monthly Social Media Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas blog today! Yes, the time flies by and summer is approaching so fast! And it means that bright summer colors take place over soft pastel spring ones like on an amazing mood board from Craftin Desert Divas!

Here’s my take on the May mood board! I was really inspired by its vibrant colors and beautiful flowers so that I immediately thought about the fantastic tropical flowers from new Floral Wreaths stamp set. And since we are in the mood of summer vacations somewhere on a tropical island, I thought that a cute little girl from Fairytale Dreams the one that reminds me so much Moana from Disney movie, would be really perfect for this card.

I Will Carry You In My Heart #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I started by stamping all the images with a copic friendly ink on a copic friendly paper, of course, and fussy cutting them leaving a little white edge around. I also stamped at this point the matching sentiment from the same Fairytale Dreams stamp set, shaped it into a fish-tale banner and arranged all the elements on my card base.

I Will Carry You In My Heart #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I decided to go for a clean and simple look and don’t add any other layers, but instead spent some time coloring with copic markers the fabulous stamps. As always I’m leaving all the exact colors I used at the bottom of this post, but don’t feel like you need to have copic markers to recreate this card or invest so much time on making fancy shading. I think that even a very simple coloring with any media that you have on hand, would work great and give you a beautiful result.

I Will Carry You In My Heart #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Finally I popped on a foam tape the colored floral wreath and the girl and just for something little extra added a few drops of Glossy Accents on top.

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you’ll join Craftin Desert divas May Monthly Social Media Challenge! You can win some amazing prizes! All you need to do is to create a project inspired by the current mood board and using at least one CDD brand product! Then just share it with #CDDMONTHLY in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.

Tatiana

COPICS:

skin V15-E11-E33           YG00-YG01-YG05-YG07

hair E55-E57-E59            G00-G02-G05-G09

BG000-BG05                    RV21-RV23-RV25-RV29

Y11-Y13-Y18-Y26            YR04-YR24                      

SUPPLIES:

Fairytale Dreams

Floral Wreaths

Inkssentials Glossy Accents .5oz

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

 

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release and Giveaway – Newton Scoots By

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release!

I’m so excited to introduce you another stamp set featuring my ever favorite Newton!!! It has a little bit of Italian style since the adorable mischief scoots by on “Vespa” motorcycle and reminds me so much Roman Holiday movie! I think it could be easily paired  with NEWTON DREAMS OF ITALY stamp set revealed just yesterday! If you missed it, you can catch up the post right here!

You're Wheelie Great! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Scoots By stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This new super cute stamp set is called NEWTON SCOOTS BY and it comes along with the coordinating dies. No need to tell you that I’m IN LOVE with it!!! It has a few fantastic sentiments and it’s great for any paper crafting project and especially for interactive cards!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving this stamp set away to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!


I came up with a super simple, clean and bright card today!

You're Wheelie Great! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Scoots By stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Stating working with a copic friendly paper and ink, I stamped the cute kitty from NEWTON SCOOTS BY stamp set and spent some time coloring him with copic markers. As always I’m leaving all the exact numbers of markers used at the bottom of this post, but don’t feel like you need to have copic markers or make a super fancy coloring! With this fantastic image you can’t go wrong! Just grab any coloring media you have on hand and have fun!

You're Wheelie Great! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Scoots By stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Since I’ve put so much in coloring, I decided to make a simple background and keep the main focus on the kitty. I die-cut the colored stamp, a few white clouds and a small heart with the coordinating dies that come with NEWTON SCOOTS BY set along with a simple circle and added color to the background inkblending Distress inks.

You're Wheelie Great! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Scoots By stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Finally I simply stamped with the same black ink I used before the matching sentiment and added a few sequins. Some finish touches – a bit of shimmer from Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter pen and a coat of Glossy Accents –  completed the card.

Would you like to win the “Newton Scoots By” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday May 11th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, May 12th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

Tatiana

COPICS:

cat E40-E41-E44-E47                         B21B24-B26-B28
R21-R22-R24-R27-R29                      C00-C1-C3-C5-C7
B00-B0000

SUPPLIES: