Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MMSC68 and an Exciting DT Announcement!!

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Good Morning Everyone!!

Well, I am just beyond excited to share with you the most amazing news!! I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen to be a member of the first ever PriscillaStyles Digital Store Design team! How cool is that?!! Many of you know Priscilla through the MMSC challenge. This design team is for her digital stamps store. I am fairly new to the experience of digital stamps; but I have to tell you, it is pretty cool working with them and Priscilla has some incredible images in her store. You will notice with this announcement that I've added some more items to the side bar of my blog. Please take some time to visit the other DT members and of course, be sure to check out Priscilla's store. The other new addition worth mentioning is the Crafter's Digital Art Center. This is an awesome site and if you are into digi stamping, I highly recommend that you visit and join it. It's kinda like a SCS for digital stampers!
Anyhow, I will be having lots of PS images and goodies to share with you over the next three months and I'm going to start today with this week's MMSC68 challenge.
For this card, I chose to use Priscilla's sunflower image, which was free by the way! (through CDAC) It was a no brainer to think of what colors to use: Yellow and Black!! I decided also to throw in some gray as well. I started with a standard size Summer Sun (SU!) card base and then added a layer of gray. This is a piece of Coredination card stock that I embossed with the swirls CB embossing folder and then sanded over it. The strip of black on the side measures 1 7/8 x 5 1/4. Next, I matted a 7/8 x 5 3/8 piece of gray on to a piece of white card stock (I did the stitching on the grey with the yellow thread before attaching it) I used Label 8 Nestabilities and Petite Scallop circles for the center piece. I shrank the sunflower image in Microsoft word, so that I knew it would fit into a 2 3/8 in circle. By the way, I do NOT have a special printer. Just a regular ol Cannon Printer/scanner. I printed it on Gina K. Luxury White Paper and to be safe just set it aside to dry while I was working on the rest of the card. I used E29 and black for the center of the flower. The petals were shaded with Y21, Y35 andY38. Finally I added the ribbon pieces to the back of the yellow center piece and attached it all with dimensional adhesives.
This card also fits a couple of other challenges that I found on the Daily Dare:

1. Papertake Weekly 3-2-1 Challenge. (I used 3 pieces of ribbon, 2 Nestabilities Shapes, and 1 image)

2. Scrapping With I Did It Creations: Flowers

3. Scrap-Creations: Ribbons, Flowers, Brads or Pearls.
Have a great day, and happy crafting!!

4. Stamp Something: Digital Stamp


Carol Hurlock said...

Beautiful card Dori-Love what you did with the "priscillastyles" sunflower image. The coloring of the sunflowers is shaded beautifully. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Design Team.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team
"priscillastyles" DT Coordinator

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just such a pretty and cheerful card, Dori! Love what you have done with this sunflower! Congrats on your DT appointment! Love Priscilla's stuff!! Thanks so much for playing in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! Hugs!

Connie, MMDT-GD

Donna Moore said...

This has brightened my day! I love this card and the way you used the sketch. Your coloring is beautiful and the card just makes me feel warm in side! Beautiful work!!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Dori!
Great sunflowercard! Love the yellow and black togheter and you have balanced it off so nicely with the grey. Great take on the MMSC sketch!
I am looking forward to work with you on this great PSD Team!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Denise said...

This is beautiful. I love how you've colored the sunflower, and the embossed background. Pretty colors together. Nicely done!

Darlene said...

Fabulous creation with Priscilla's sunflower Dori! Congrats on the new DT spot ... I'm looking forward to working with you & the other ladies on this amazing new team!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute card. That sunflower is wonderful. Congrats! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Dori! What a fabulous take on the sketch. I love this "priscillastyles"image; you did an amazing job showcasing it. Your color choices are a knockout!

Jeanette said...

Distressed swirls and stitching...all of these details make for a beautifully designed design. Thanks for sharing with Scrapping With I Did It Creations.

kiwimeskreations said...

Dori this is wonderful - the texture in the background is stunning.
Looking forward to working with you on the DT.

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is really pretty....The sunflower is sooo beautifully colored and I just love the stitching along the side...what a great detail!!!! Congrats on your new DT position!!!!

marsha said...

Dori, what a stunningly beautiful sunflower! I just love this "Priscilla Styles" sunflower image. Your colors of yellow, black and gray are just perfect to showcase this gorgeous digi. Love the dry embossing and great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining the Midnight Madness challenge this week and hope you will play along next week!

I'm looking forward to being on the PS DT with you and all the other talented ladies!

Hugs, Marsha

michele hileman said...

What a great card. awesome coloring.
Thank you for joining us at Scrapping With I Did It Creations

Annika said...

Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love all the texture, you really make everything so special. Thanks for playing at Stamp Something, hope to see you back next week!

Peggy said...

Great card. It makes me want to look for my sunflowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Holly Moore said...

Dori, Wow! Your instructions are so specific, someone could really just sit down and make this card. I love that! :) I love your card too. Especially the brilliant addition of the grey in there. Congrats on DT and thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge with us this week.

Holly R. Moore

Kristen said...

Great card, thanks so much for joining us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Priscilla said...

Hi , Love your card it is FANTASTIC. I appreciate you using my image and you have sure done a fabulous job. We are just thrilled to have you on the "priscillastyles" DT.
What a great post and your blog looks awesome :) Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess