Craftin Desert Divas – May Release Sneak Peek – Garden Bugs

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today and so excited to start the release week from Craftin Desert Divas with a bright summer feeling card! Can you believe it’s already May? Yes, time flies by and summer colors pop somehow in my head. So I’m so enthusiastic to see a lot of wonderful, cute and fun summer products in the Craftin Desert Divas May release.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

On the first day we are sneak peeking GARDEN BUGS stamp set filled with a lot of cute stamps and some great sentiments. This new set have a few fantastic small images as well and so I decided to stamp them in a random patter on a watercolor paper and made a super simple watercoloring adding bright summer colors.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

While the watercolor piece was drying, I started working on my card base. I went for a 4 Bar size card this time since the images I used for watercoloring, seemed to be more balanced on a slightly smaller than usual A2 card. Ones scored it measures 4 7⁄8 by 3 1⁄2 inches. Then I prepared another slightly smaller piece out of a white card stock, die-cutting on it a scalloped circle from CDD Stitched In Circles die set to form a sort of a window that would frame my watercolor piece. The shape of this die seems to go so well with the cute images from the watercolor part because reminds me flowers.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

At this point I added the sentiment from the same GARDEN BUGS stamp set and assembled everything gluing the watercolor panel directly to the card base and popping up on top the die-cut part with a foam tape.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

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!

SUPPLIES:

Garden Bugs

Stitched In Circle Dies

Multi Medium Matte

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.

 

Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #47

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Hello everyone and happy Monday!

A new Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #47 starts today and I just couldn’t not play along! This is my inspiration projects for you!

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The current challenge is a color one. And I LIKE so much the bright juicy colors from the inspiration graphic! So I hope they will inspire you to play along, just make a project using pink, orange, yellow and teal inspired by the graphic you see below paired with at least one Newton’s Nook Designs brand stamp or die and upload it here for a chance to win a store credit at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop. You can create a card, a tag, a scrapbook page, a treat bag or any other projects related to the papercrafting.

I just can’t stop playing with the amazing Lovely Blooms stamp set and this time I went to emboss resist and added color with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers since they are always a winning choice for bright and colorful projects!

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started working on Bristol paper and stamped a bunch of small flowers and a few leaf branches from Lovely Blooms set with a clear sticky ink. I heat embossed all the flowers with a white embossing powder and added color with Zig markers. Once everything was dry, I die-cut all the elements using the coordinating dies from Lovely Blooms die set.

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Then I prepared a watercolor background using a traditional watercolor paper since it holds water much better than Bristol one and a traditional teal watercolor from Schmincke. I also tried to heat emboss the matching white sentiment directly on the background, but it was not bold enough to create a contrast so I decided not to give up and fix it putting a small tag on top where I simply stamped with a black ink “You’re Amazing” sentiment from NND Beautiful Plumage stamp set. A few black details were a perfect finish touch!

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

That’s all for today! Hope you like my simple card and it will inspire you to join this new challenge! I’ll catch you up on the Inky Paws Challenge Blog! Have a great week!

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 orange – n.21 Light Carmine

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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

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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

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