Saturday, June 1, 2019

Exciting 'Crazie' News!

Good morning everyone!
I'm super excited today to be sharing my first creation as a Design Team Member with the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  This sounded like a fun group - each creation must include a critter, and you all know how much I love critters!

Since it's the first of June, there is a brand new challenge at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog!

The sponsor for June is Rick St. DennisRick St. Dennis, MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer, and instructor for over 45 years.  His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy.   On Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images.Rick is a very talented artist, and it was a real treat to use his fun digital image called 'Singin' in the Rain'. Here are my cards:

I printed the image twice on white cardstock, then used Copic markers and a paper towel to color the bear. I printed the image twice more on both the blue and yellow printed paper, which was paper pieced and adhered over top of the image. Fun and colorful, right? I decided to make one umbrella look more shadowed on the bottom side, and leave one all gingham. Which do you like the best? To finish things off, I sponged and splattered a background, die cut frames and sentiments, used Glossy Accents to shiny the rain gear, and assembled the cards.

Please check out the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog to see some fun and fabulous inspiration that the design team is sharing with you. We hope that you will all play along this month - can't wait to see your critter creations!

One additional thing, we are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge between June 3 and June 16.  If you've done a project with a "Critter" for our challenge, and your project includes a stencil or embossing folder you can enter it over in their challenge also!  They have a couple of additional options you'll want to check out so be sure to visit them between the 3rd and the 16th.

Thanks for dropping in today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.


ike said...

Oh, those are really gorgeous. Fabulous colouring and 'piecing' :-)
Welcome to your new DT spot.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooo cute! LOVING the gingham!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Welcome to the team, Patti! Loving your darling little bear, who is obviously enjoying a fabulous time in the rain! Beautiful card! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Welcome to the DT Patti. I LOVE your fun and pretty card. Fantastic paper piecing!

*Vicki* said...

Yay!! So thrilled to have you as a DT pal!! :) Your rainy day bear is absolutely adorable!! I love the texture you've ahcived with the coloring and your paper pieces details along with that background are stunning!!! You're off to a brilliant start like I knew you would be my friend! HUGS

creationsnz said...

Such a sunny little character and love those gingham touches. CarolG

Cheryl W said...

What a cute, happy card, Patti! I really like the shaded umbrella best. It seems to highlight the happy smile on your bear's face. Love the piecing, too--especially the gingham.

Lynne in NI said...

Congratulations on your new DT post Patti! I love your sweet bear, your background is so pretty too :)

Glittered Paws said...

I really thought I had left a comment - but Imight have just told you how much I loved these cute critters. I have always loved paper piecing and what a nice job you have done. Congrats on the DT assignment - I think you will enjoy.

Lori Kobular said...

Love your two cards! That bear is so sweet all dressed up in her rain gear! Your paper piecing is beautiful! Glad to be on a DT with you again!

Lena said...

It's a lovely set of cute and fun cards, Patti and I like the umbrella both ways :-)
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
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Suzanne Reynolds said...

Both of your cards are adorable and love your colorful piecing of the raincoat, umbrella and boots. Fun cards. Since we are partnering with you for first two weeks of June, it's not too late to add your project to Double Trouble since you have met the requirement for the embossed background. Loving that embossing, looks like a shower of rain. Please share with us at Double Trouble and stop by again for future fun challenges.

Sue said...

Love his digi's have some older ones. What a fun little guy this is! And the paper piecing looks amazing and love the colors you chose!


papercraftingprincess said...

Very cute the paper pieced rain gear. Thanks for playing along with Double Trouble.

Becca Yahrling said...

Great cards!! I love all the gingham umbrella, but love the background embossing folder used on the other ... looks just like rain falling!!

Melanie R said...

Fabulous card! I never tire of seeing gingham used on a card. Nicely pieced, too. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #30.