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 Dreams of Italy

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release!

I knew it was going to happen one day and finally Newton is making his great adventure in Italy. Woo-Hoo!!!

I Love Italy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This new and absolutely adorable stamp set is called NEWTON DREAMS OF ITALY 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 Italian sentiments and it’s great for any paper crafting hobby! Besides the cards, you can create scrapbook layouts maybe recording your vacations in Italy, tags, planner spreads, meal plans, customize treat bags!

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!


And here’s what I came up with. My first card is a watercolor one featuring the adorable stamp with Newton getting his paws dirty (not inky this time! LOL!!!) into a spaghetti plate.

I Love Italy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookI used the small images and the sentiments from NEWTON DREAMS OF ITALY set and stamped them randomly on a piece of a watercolor paper with a waterproof ink. I also stamped aside the cute kitty along with the wine glass and the oil bottle so that I could die-cut them using the coordinating dies and make my watercoloring at once on all the elements I needed for this card.

I Love Italy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I decided to use the color combo that reminds me the colors of Italy: red and green – the colors of the national flag; light blue – the sky, the sea and the soccer (the favorite national sport) and finally a bit of yellow like a sunny weather. Assembling the card I popped up on a foam tape both the watercolor panel and the cute kitty and added a simple heat embossed sentiment.

Ciao #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second card is an interactive slider one. I played with Newton in gondola (Venetian boat) and thought it would be fun to make him swim across the Grand Canal towards Rialto Bridge.

Ciao #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

So I prepared a more deep blue panels ink blending Salty Ocean Distress ink and giving them a wave shape with the negative part of NND Sky Borders die set; and a lighter one – for the background using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

Ciao #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once the stamps from NEWTON DREAMS OF ITALY set were watercolored and die-cut with the coordinating dies, I added a wavy slider channel to emulate the movement of the boat, simply stamped the Italian “hello” sentiment and popped up a few die-cut clouds from NND Winston Takes Flight die set to complete the scene.

Would you like to win the “Newton dreams of Italy” 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

SUPPLIES:

Craftin Desert Divas – April Release – Fairytale Dreams

Happy Friday!

So excited to share with you finally my release project featuring a new fabulous Fairytale Dreams stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas!

The Flower That Blooms In Adversity #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I did nothing too fancy on this card, but just enjoyed coloring the amazing princess that reminds me Mulan from Disney movie! My choice was on soft spring colors and I tried to keep my hand very light and not overdo leaving some highlights!

The Flower That Blooms In Adversity #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

To build my scene, I added a few buddies that come with the same Fairytale Dreams stamp set, a branch with spring blossom, a pagoda and the coordinating sentiment, of course. To make the colored images pop out, I played with complementary colors and made a contrast background using blue-green ink that was applied with inkblending technique! I also added a few tiny flicks of pearlized shimmer to the inkblended piece just for something little extra and finally adhered the stamps to my base along with some matching sequins.

The Flower That Blooms In Adversity #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like this sweet card and a great sentiment I used on it! And if you want to see another project featuring this stamp set, please, check my sneak peek post here!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic week-end!

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:

skin E50-YR000-Y26                       hair C5-C7-C10
R000-R30-R02                                 BG10-BG11-BG23
E30-E31-E33-E35-E39                    BV000-BV01

SUPPLIES:

Fairytale Dreams

Pagoda Digital Stamp

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 – April Release Sneak Peek – Fairytale Dreams

Hello and welcome!

I’m back for Day 2 of the Craftin Desert Divas April Release and today is all about princesses, fairytales and happy ends! Do you like happy ends, don’t you?

Follow Your Path #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

This stamp set is called Fairytale Dreams and it features four amazing characters from my favorite movies! Plus it has fabulous sentiments and a few cute critter friends! It’s really adorable and so fun to work with!

Follow Your Path #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My sneak peek card was totally inspired by the Disney movie! And so you can find Pocahontas and her little friend raccoon Meeko from Fairytale Dreams stamp set colored with copic markers, the canoe from CDD River Canoe digital stamp, Grandmother Willow made out of leaf wreath from Stitched In Circle Dies and the river represented by the shaker part filled with Mermaid Lagoon Sequins for a faux water effect.

Follow Your Path #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Follow Your Path #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like this fabulous card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and awesome giveaways! And if you like this set and want to see more relative projects, stay tuned for my release day post going life in a few days!

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:

skin E00-E21-YR61                       hair C3-C6-C10-BG05
YGoo-YG01-YG05-YG09              B00-B01-BG05
E30-E31-E33-E35                          C1-C3-C6-C7

SUPPLIES:

Fairytale Dreams

River Canoe Digital Stamp

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Stitched In Circle Dies

Mermaid Lagoon 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 – April 2017

Sleeping Lamb #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sleepng Lamb digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

This is my first April inspiration project for the Monthly Social Media Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas! As always they have an amazing mood board! Love all the soft spring colors and cute images on it! Really perfect for this time of the year!

I made a super simple card out from CDD Sleeping Lamb digi stamp that comes with “Get Well Soon” sentiment, but I decided to skip it and leave my card front without any greeting! This way I have all occasion card and can add any sentiment inside later! Isn’t it darn cute this sleeping lamb?! I think that you can easily transform this image into any kind of spring card!

Sleeping Lamb #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sleepng Lamb digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Inspired by the mood board, I used soft pastel spring colors, made an ink blended background, popped on a foam tape a cute lamb colored with copic markers and added a leave wreath made out of CDD Stitched In Circle Dies! I few matching sequins finished this simple project!

Sleeping Lamb #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sleepng Lamb digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you join Craftin Desert divas April 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:

E50-E53                       YG00-YG01
W00-W1                       R000-R30
Y0000-Y21-Y26          E71-E77-E79

100 

SUPPLIES:

Sleeping Lamb Digital Stamp

Stitched In Circle Dies

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.