Monday, January 5, 2015

Dreamland Crafty Secrets Linky Pajama party!

Welcome to the January Crafty Secrets linky party! What better way to start of the year than with a sweet new digital Stamp collection and a virtual pajama party? I think this is the most fun idea ever! I wish we all could have a movie and popcorn date or paint our nails as part of our party, wouldn't that be fun? The next best thing? Play along and join the linky party! 

I tried a few  several painting techniques on this image, and as experiments can go, mine taught me what not to do! I ended up with a collection of fun ideas that can be combined like mine or used individually. 

I started by printing the image on a pale notebook patterned cardstock paper {looks cool huh?} and cut the image with a doily shaped nestabilities die. I love the delicate shape it gives the stamp!

I colored the stamp with a mix of Faber castell gelatos and prisma pencils. I blended the colors and let them dry, then colored the flowers with a white gel pen. A gold viva pearl pen was used to add the centers to the flowers {but they ended up looking like fried eggs} Haha! Sooooooo I added pink glitter to the paint, and spritzed the entire image with both gold and marshmallow glimmer mist. {whew} I know a lot of different things going on here, and the look is crazy sparkly without being glittery its a soft dreamy glow! :)

Now its your turn to hop into your PJ's and visit the Crafty Secrets blog, and check out all of the amazing projects the design team has put together for you! Have fun!
XOXO Shantaie

"Now, go visit the rest of the design team blogs below and be sure to leave them some love. Then, link up your own Crafty Secrets project on the BLOG and you could win the entire Bedtime Kids Stamp Set! We’ve loaded a free image from the set into this month’s Linky Party post as our way of thanking you for playing along. You can download the image and use it in your Linky Party project, or use one of the FREE PRINTABLES found on the blog page. The rules are simple: Just create a NEW project featuring Crafty Secrets, and link it up on the Crafty Secrets blog before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, January 18th. "

  • Kathy Clement Team Leader
  • Michele Kovack 
  • Sheila Rumney
  • Darlene Pavlick
  • Elizabeth Lincoln
  • Gloria Stengel
  • Diane Hover
  • Melody Clement
  • Shantaie Caudill-Fowler {thats me}
  • Vicki Chrisman


    Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

    I just love this! It is dreamy and sweet and beautifully composed! I love that you printed on patterned paper! So clever and it does look cool! You always bring such a fresh perspective in your art...and I truly appreciate it! Happy New Year, Shantaie!

    Darlene said...

    What an adorable, soft creation Shantaie! Love all the wonderful coloring tips (will be giving those a try soon). Your design certainly showcases this beautifully colored image perfectly! GREAT job and thanks again for tips & tricks!

    Vicki Chrisman said...

    Darling project! Gorgeous coloring!

    Elizabeth said...

    Would you believe I haven't tried gelatos? I was afraid I would invest too much in them and end up not using them (I am a copic lover) but the colour intensity and blending you have achieved has me convinced to buy my first set. This is so crisp and beautiful. A project to be proud of!

    Diane said...

    Beautiful soft and pretty project and a lovely mix of colors and techniques....and that you printed it on a patterned paper, I love the look!!

    Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

    Your card is adorable Shantaie, such pretty coloring!
    Thanks for sharing from Sandy (internet café in Mexico)