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.

 

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Craftin Desert Divas – April Release Sneak Peek – Floral Wreaths

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

I’m so excited to be on Craftin Desert Divas blog today bringing you my daily post! Today is day 3 of the sneak peak week and I’m very happy to introduce you a brand new FLORAL WREATHS stamp set available on purchase on April, 20!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

This stamp set is so adorable and will allow you to create beautiful, elegant cards that can cover all the occasions! Plus it’s so easy and fun to use because you have the flowers already arranged in wreaths or clusters and that means no masking and spending time trying to figure out how to put the flowers on your card are needed! Just grab the image you like, stamp it and you are ready to color! I always LOVE such versatile and clever products!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Since the flower stamps from FLORAL WREATHS stamp set are so amazing, I decided to keep my card very clean and simple and watercolor the awesome heart shape wreath! My choice were Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers because these flowers look so springy and so I wished to make something cheerful and bright. My winning combo to use with Zig markers are Bristol paper (I especially love Strathmore brand) and a water brush. They allow to spread colors very easily and don’t leave hash marks.

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I like to work in layers on my watercolor projects: first I usually put a light initial one and then start adding more colorful spots, shadows and highlights! I play with the image unless I’m satisfied with the result and often come back working on some ares a few times! Of course, couldn’t skip some little extra finish touches such as tiny black and white splotches and a few matching sequins!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths 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!

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.36 Light Blue – n.25 Pink – n.80 Violet – n.45 Pale Green – n.41 Light Green – n.47 May Green – n.43 Olive Green

SUPPLIES:

Floral Wreaths

Pastel Paradise Sequins

Mermaid Lagoon Sequins

Glimmering Gemstones Sequin Mix

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.