Thursday, July 14, 2011

THURSDAY MORNING- I am so honored to be K. Andrew's guest designer today

I am so honored to be a guest designer, especially for Kristal, when she asked me I thought, “Oh my,   am I “feature worthy?” Then, I thought everyone has a story, so I will share a little bit about me. I am married to my wonderful Husband, we do not have children, but we have 23 nieces and nephews and a niece on the way (approx. October 20th) We live on the Central Coast in CA. I am an exhibiting Artist, the mediums I use are watercolor, acrylic, and sometimes I get crazy and use mixed media.  I serve on the board of Directors for the Santa Cruz Art League; we are a non-profit organization, and a vital part of our art community.

Now, onto my short-lived (so far), blog life. I started my Blog on Jan 1, 2011, within 24 hours, I had a follower, it was so exciting to have a blogger friend and within a month, I had 100. 
It was not so much how many friends or followers; it was how nice and helpful everyone was and still is.  I love the blogs that I visit; it is more the people behind the blog, than the blog itself. The blog truly comes to life by reading what the people write.  I am literally in tears at some of the blogs I read, and others I am busting a gut laughing.  When I visit with Kristal, I know that there may be a sermon, and they always have a message to ponder, her writing is terrific and it just keeps me coming back for more.  I thought my blog would be more fine art when I started it, but it has evolved into something different all on its own.  I am still designing, but completely different than I thought it would be. I really feel blessed to know the bloggers that I do, each and everyone of you.  I have learned so much and cannot thank you enough for all the help you have all given me.
Without further ado, here is the project that I am submitting over here at Kristal’s blog click here.
Also, leave a comment here and on my post for a chance to win.  

I will be giving away K. Andrew Positive thought stamp set: Which is what I am using on the tutorial
 
Before I begin I just want to say a little bit about the stamps, They are made in the USA, They are of Highest quality photo-polymer and $1 of each sale goes to the STOREFRONT SHELTER, which is for homeless children and youth.  This charity gives at least 85% or more to those in need.




This is what I started with 6- 2.6" and 3 -3” grayish, and 4 different colored girls.
I was not quite sure how this was going to unfold.   I knew that I wanted it to say “in a sea of grey…. and then, use K. Andrew stamp “”go ahead and wear your rose tinted glasses”. This is from the positive thoughts set



I started playing around with the pictures and moving them around, Like I say this was an idea I had I just needed to move them around to see how it would all work out. I had thought of using an A7 card because I had so many girls.  Then, I decide the idea would work better on an A2 4.25x5.5, it would look more closed in with all the gray images.

Once I had the people where I wanted them, then I needed to decide where the type would go.


I tried the Right  top, Left bottom R. bottom; I decided right bottom would work best.

 




I printed “In a sea of Grey” in grey and then trimmed it down, I decided to go with the girl with the plaid rose tinted glasses, I thought that added more pizzazz.

I used the spots and dots embossing folder to give a little more interest and I used my homemade dimensional s to pop the colorful girl, up away from the grey crowd. To finalize it, I stamped the K. Andrew stamp on a small piece of paper (I have to add the stamps worked super) and then attached with the ATG tape gun. I used the imagine machine and the BEST FRIENDS cartridge. If you have paper doll cart you could do the same thing. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Please leave a comment on Kristal and my blog by July 17th 11:59 p.m, for a chance to win the stamp set.

 

52 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love the way it turn out!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  2. I really like this, the girls behind is a super effect and , of coarse, the sentiment is perfect!!!
    Congrats on GDT for Kristal, one super stunnning lady!!
    And yes, you are , oh so worthy of 'feature', no worries there!!
    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself, loved reading it.
    lotsa luv

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  3. Oh how exciting to be the guest designer, and you are definitely a good pick. I love what you have done... Very creative...

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  4. Diana congrats on being featured by Kristal. Wow nice to know you are so respected in the Art field!
    Happy crafting!

    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  5. Great job and congrats on being a guest designer, Kristal is an amazing woman!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Congrats on being a guest designer! I love your card and it turned out very adorable. I haven't been able to get any of Kristal's stamps yet but definetly on my wishlist! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~~Jen H~~
    jholton0503atyahoodotcom

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  7. Great job Diana!! This is so clever! Congrats on being a Guest Designer today. Welcome to the Getting Cricky Family!!

    (Have you seen your Badge on my blog yet!?!)

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  8. Oh Diana, amazing card. You did an absolutely FABULOUS job! ~Shen

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  9. I love this card! You did a FABULOUS job! Thanks so much for sharing! I love stopping by your blog!

    Lynda
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
    lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

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  10. DIANA - THIS IS SO ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! Wow, I so love it! The dimension is fabulous and you did such a great job of designing this amazing card!! You rock :) Congratulations on your WELL-DESERVED guest designer spot at Getting Cricky!!

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  11. Adorable and very creative card!! Congrats on your guest spot....well deserved!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  12. How cool and so creative! TFS
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  13. Very cute, love the sentiment!

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  14. congratulations on your guest spot!! Love those rose colored glasses.

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  15. how cool and funky! congrats on being GD, Kristal picked a great one in you!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com

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  16. Very cute and very imaginative! Great job.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada

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  17. Congrats on being a Guest Designer, that card is sooo cool!!! Great Job

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  18. Really cute and congratulations on being a GD!!

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  19. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!! That is so awesome that you are a GD! This is so clever and so cute! I love it! AND, thanks for the chance to win some of K.Andrews stamps, I don't have any yet... :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  20. Congrats on being GDT. Your card is so great. Thanks for showing us how you put it all together.

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  21. Found you via Kristals blog fab wee project thanks for sharing.

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  22. Congratulations on being a guest designer.

    Loved your ladies and the shades

    Catarina

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  23. Super creative way to use this sentiment!

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  24. Congratulations on being a guest at K Andrews. I like your project, it is very cute.

    tinkerbelluna@msn.com

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  25. This is a really great card. thank you so much for walking us through your thought process. It helps me to see the way a card comes together to truly appreciate it sometimes. TFS

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  26. Congrats on being a guest designer. Your card is adorable! Your process sounds a lot like mine. I have even left a project unglued on the table for a day or two as I thought about it, moved pieces around and ultimately decided where everything looked best.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  27. Great job on being a guest designer. Im blessed to have you as a blogging friend. Each post ypur designs are more creative.
    Angela
    Simple Creations

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  28. How could I not become a follower after seeing that card! I love it! x

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  29. You did a great job. I love the sentiment you put together to just make this card amazing.
    Sherry
    needingJesusdaily@hotmail.com

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  30. Great card, great idea!! It's a pleasure being a guest blogger for Kristal, isn't it??? I totally enjoyed it!! Congrats and please stop by my blog too!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    http://www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com

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  31. How Cute is your Card!!! That Sentiment is Perfect! So Creative! How Excited you must be to be a Guest Designer! You are absolutely Guest Designer Worthy.
    Thank You so much for the chance to win!!! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Your card is so cute. I love the idea you came up with and the sentiment. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful stamp set, too.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  33. your card is just so clever! The stamp works so well! Great job thanks for the inspiration!
    kacee
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

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  34. I love how this went together, thanks for sharing.

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  35. Very creative! Thank you for sharing it with us:-)

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  36. This is an awesome card, I love the layers. Thank you for all the details going into making it. Congratulations on the GD too. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  37. So super cute!! Love the sentiment!! TFS!!:) I am your newest follower!!

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  38. Great card and congrats on being guest designer. Love the pop of the girl!
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  39. Card is adorable. Congrats on being a guest designer and for reaching over 400.

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  40. This is cute! Thanks for the chance to win. I left a comment over at Kristal's blog too. :O)

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  41. Congrats on being a guest designer!

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  42. This card is different and unique. I think it would be good to use for someone that may be having a bad day...to let them know they are not alone or on a happy note...they are one of a kind. I really like this card. Thanks for a different perspective in cardmaking. Congrats on the Guest DT spot. Good job. Very creative.
    Dee B

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  43. You are most definately "Feature Worthy". This is such a neat card. I am a new follower now.

    Precious Hugs

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  44. Glad you are the guest designer this week I am now a follower. tfs

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  45. Congrats on being featured on kristals blog! Great card...ur blog is great.

    Kathy
    Gcdtm
    Scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

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  46. Great idea with the grey...very clever! Congratulations on being guest designer!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  47. Great idea and a very easy to follow tutorial.
    Kim xXx

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  48. Super idea, Its so cute! i cant wait to give it a try! Congratulations on being a guest designer! K.andrew is just an amazing woman.~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)
    Scrappingmamma~ustoleit@comcast.net
    http://www.scrappingmamma.net

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  49. WOWZERS!! You did such an AWESOME job as Guest Designer!! What a thrill to see you selected AND to see your WONDERFUL card -- Love the thought that you put into this, Diana!! Fantastic tutorial... Thanks so much for sharing your talent!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  50. what a great idea!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  51. Hi Diana, I was wondering if you had picked the winner of the K. Andrew Positive thought stamp set. I've been following your blog and haven't seen it announced and wondering if I missed it.

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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