Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration and Giveaway – Day 2

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me for day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs 4 year anniversary July release!!!

All the new July products will be avaliable for purchaise on Friday, July 14th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Cheers! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cocktail Mixer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Bon Voyage #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Stowaway Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today all the Design Team is showcasing two SUPER ADORABLE stamp sets: Cocktail Mixer and Stowaway Newton and I even more excited about these new products because both coordinating dies have additional WORD DIES that give more value and tons of fun options, of corse! How clever is that!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

So let’s tale a look at my first cheerful sunny with a pop of sparkle card! I just love the refreshing summer drinks from Cocktail Mixer stamp set! I decided to pair them with new Waves Stencil.

Cheers! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cocktail Mixer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started with masking the borders of my card base before applying the ink through Waves Stencil and once lifted it up, it flicked some drops of a pearlized solution on top! While the card base was drying, I stamped, colored with Zig markers and die-cut the cocktails and the “cheers!” sentiment that come with Cocktail Mixer Die set. I stacked a few layers of the sentiment die creating a sort of a chipboard and colored it with Zig markers since I wanted to bright more color to my card. Finally I added tons of shimmer using Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue!

Cheers! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cocktail Mixer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second card features a SUPER ADORABLE cutie Newton from Stowaway Newton stamp set! In this funny  set kitty packed this luggage and is ready to leave for his summer vacations? Where does Newton go? LOL!!!

Bon Voyage #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Stowaway Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This time I decided to make something different and worked on a colorful card base. I applied a coat of a white embossing paste throung Pawprints Stencil creating a cute non distractive pattern. Then I stamped, colored with copic markers this time the kitty image and die-cut with Stowaway Newton Die set both the stamp and the word sentiment! I glued a few layers of the sentiment die again and brought a matching color with the same copic markers I used on the main stamp! Assembling the card, I popped the die-cut element on a foam tape adding some dimension and interest.

Bon Voyage #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Stowaway Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 13th at 9pm CST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

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

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.21 Light Carmine – n.25 Pink – n.36 Light Blue – n.41 Light Green

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Craftin Desert Divas – July Release – Mermaid Lagoon



Happy Tuesday!!

I’m so excited and happy to bring you my daily post at Craftin Desert Divas blog today! Well, since it’s also day 1 of the CDD new July release, I just couldn’t help myself making another project featuring Mermaid Lagoon and Sunny Smiles stamp sets!!!

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My today’s card is a clean and simple one with a pop of bright summer colors matching perfectly new MERMAZING stamps and dies! I created once more a circle focal point on my card like in the sneak peek project, but interpreted it in a different way. Hope this this card will inspire you and give some ideas how you can stretch you supplies!

For A Mermaizing Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Like I mentioned before, I used the same supplies on both cards for a totally different look as you can see! This time instead of transforming the circle focal point into a shaker under the sea scene where sequins brought some fun interactive part, I played with different layers and dimension!

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I starter with the background elements. I used the same Inside Scalloped Circle Die on the front panel, but did a partial die-cutting instead of cutting out the whole circle. I also hand cut the waves, using as a guide Ocean Border Dies since I liked its shape, but you can definitely go freehand or download some wavy lines from internet to use as a guide for the ocean part.

As for the colors, I used Distress Oxide inks which for a moment I have in a very limited color range. Well, here’re some tips and tricks how you can get more out of a few colors. For the sky portion I blended some yellowy-orange and pinky colors overlapping them and creating new customize shades! The waves were made using ONLY ONE blue color: I blended the ink from the top part using a heavy hand to archive a darker shade; while for the other layer, I went vice versa and applied the ink from the bottom part toward the top with a very light hand for a more soft gradient look. Well, what do you think of that?

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

For the ocean critters I used Zig Clean Color Real brush markers, made a simple splotchy watercoloring and finally arranged the elements on my card base. A foam tape helped me to give some dimension to my scene and the sentiment from Mermaid Lagoon set was simply stamped on a hand cut fishtail banner.

That all for today! Hope you like summer and planning to make a few summer theme cards or maybe scrapbook layouts! If so, please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and amazing projects from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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n.50 Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.22 Carmine Red – n. 21 Light Carmine – n.80 Violet – n. 71 Flesh Color – n.64 Oatmeal – n.66 Dark Oatmeal – n.63 Ochre – n.94 Gray Brown – n. 38 Light Blue – n.42 Turquoise Green – n. 40 Green

SUPPLIES:

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Sunny Smiles

 Ocean Border Dies

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Mono Sand Eraser

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.

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration and Giveaway – Day 1

Hello and welcome!

What a great start of the week! Newton’s Nook Designs is celebrating their 4 year anniversary with a FABULOUS BIG July release!!! Woo-Hooo!!! Are you ready to jump in? So let’s start!

All the new July products will be avaliable for purchaise on Friday, July 14th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Advice From The Lake #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lake Advice stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I'd Rather Be Lost At The Lake #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Lake House stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today all the Design Team is showcasing a lot of amazing products: Winston’s Lake House (plus the coordinating dies) and Lake Advice stamp sets; Sea Borders Die and 4 fantastic stencils which are the new product cared by Newton’s Nook Designs and no need to tell how I’m excited to get my paws on them!!! LOL!!!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs 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 features Lake Advice stamp set and Waves Stencil.

Advice From The Lake #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lake Advice stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookI started working with Waves Stencil and used it in two ways achieving a totally different look. On the front panel I blended a few blue-green shades of Distress inks for a colorful gradient pattern, while on the card base I applied a translucent embossing paste for a soft non distractive look. Completing the card, I stamped the sentiment on top with a black crisp ink and added a boat stamp towards the bottom along with a few clear seguins.

Advice From The Lake #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lake Advice stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second card features a SUPER ADORABLE cutie Winston from new Winston’s Lake House stamp set and the coordinating dies. I just love the idea to spend a few summer days relaxing at the lake and so I couldn’t help myself to build a little scene using new Sea Borders Die for the waves along with Land Borders die and Sky Borders Die as a stencil to complete the card.

I'd Rather Be Lost At The Lake #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Lake House stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I stamped a bunch of cute characters from Winston’s Lake House stamp set on a Bristol paper, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then die-cut using the the coordinating dies. I also die-cut the scene elements and ink blended some Distress inks on top. Assembling the card, I played with layers and added a lot of dimension with a foam tape and, of course, couldn’t skip some shimmer in the end!!!

I'd Rather Be Lost At The Lake #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Lake House stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 13th at 9pm CST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

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

ZIG MARKERS:

n.41 light Green – n.44 Deep Green – n.36 light Blue – n. 80 Violet – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.63 Ochre – n.65 Mid Brown – n.66 Dark Oatmeal

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Craftin Desert Divas – July Release Sneak Peek – Mermaid Lagoon



Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today for day three of the Craftin Desert Divas July release because today’s stamp set is soooo AMAZING and I can’t wait to introduce it to you!  It’s called Mermaid Lagoon and as you can guess it has some really fantastic mermaid stamps along with cute sentiments and a few small under the sea theme images!

All the products from the CDD July release will be available for purchase on Tuesday July, 10 at Craftin Desert Divas online shop!

For A Mermaizing Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I played once more with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers since they are so fresh and vibrant in terms of colors and I just love how watercolor technique matches the ocean theme! On this card I created a circle focal point using CDD Inside Scalloped Circle Dies and transformed it into a shaker window adhering the ocean friends right to the background and filling it with some sequins to create a water bubble effect! Here’s a little tip for you: when you are working on shaker cards or interactive projects, please, assure to use a glue that dries out NON STICKY!!! My ever favorite is Multi Medium Matte from Ranger!

For A Mermaizing Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

And since many of you asked me about the wavy backgrounds I created featuring Jawsome and Ocean Friends stamp sets (if you missed these projects, you can find them right here), I’ll leave you step by step tutorial:

  • I started working on a peace of a Bristol paper with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in Peacock Blue, Persian Blue, Turquise Blue and Cobalt Blue colors. I found that not all Bristol papers are the same. I personally prefer Strathmore brand.
  • I scribbled some wavy lines putting the darker blue shades towards the bottom and then extended them with a water brush. I used the largest size of the water brush from Pentel.
  • Then I repeated the previous step a few times till I was satisfied with the saturation.
  • I heat set the paper piece and then flicked a few times some water droplets on top and lift the colors with a paper towel creating a splotchy water effect.
  • Finally I mixed a small amount of a white gouache with water and applied more droplets to the background with a regular brush this time, creating more strong and evident water bubbles.

For A Mermaizing Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like summer and planning to make a few summer theme cards or maybe scrapbook layouts! If so, 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! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

 

ZIG MARKERS:

n.31 Cobalt Blue – n.32 Persian Blue – n.38 Peacock Blue – n.42 Turquoise Green – n. 45 Pale Green – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.72 Beige -n.64 Ochre – n. 71 Flesh Color – n. 21 Light Carmine – n.22 Scarlet Red – n.80 Violet

SUPPLIES:

Mermaid Lagoon Stamp Set (avaliable for purchaise on July, 10)

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Mermaid Lagoon Sequins

Moonlit Kisses Sequins

Mono Sand Eraser

Multi Medium Matte

Inkssentials Glossy Accents .5oz

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.

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Craftin Desert Divas – July Release Sneak Peek and Monthly Social Media Challenge


Happy Friday!

It’s the second week of July and we are already in the middle of summer! Can you believe that time flies by so quickly??? So that means I have to jump into the July Monthly Social Media Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas. And since yesterday started the release week, I just can’t help getting my hands on the new stuff!!! LOL!!! And here’s my summer project featuring new Sunny Smiles stamp set! 

July release will be available for purchase on Tuesday July, 10 at Craftin Desert Divas online shop!

Life Is Better At The Beach #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sunny Smiles stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

This month Craftin Desert Divas has an amazing, super cheerful and bright summer mood board!  And this is my take on it: clean and simple with fresh and juicy colors card! I built a beach scene inspired by the fantastic sentiment that comes with Sunny Smiles Set.

New Distress Oxide Inks and ink blending technique were chosen for the background. I made my own wavy stencil and stretched CDD Inside Scalloped Circle Die set to create an island by trimming it in half.

Life Is Better At The Beach #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sunny Smiles stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasThe cute caracters from Sunny Smiles and Summer Days Digital stamp sets were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and adhered to the card base with a little bit of dimension. And as always can’t s skip the matching sequins as a finish touch!

Life Is Better At The Beach #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sunny Smiles stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasThat’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you’ll join Craftin Desert divas July Monthly Social Media Challenge for a chance to 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 share it with #CDDMONTHLY in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.

As always thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll catch you up tomorrow!

 

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.21 Light Carmine – n.25 Pink – n.36 Light Blue – n.42 Turquoise Green – n.41 Light Green – n. 67 Mustard – n.62 Dark Brown -n. 94 Gray Brown – n.91 Light Gray

SUPPLIES:

Sunny Smiles Stamp Set (avaliable for purchaise on July, 10)

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Crazy Stitched Frame Dies

Mono Sand Eraser

Multi Medium Matte

Inkssentials Glossy Accents .5oz

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.

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