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Monday, August 28, 2017

It's Autumn Color Time at Delicious Doodles Is Fading Fast!

If you are living anywhere in my region you won't be seeing autumn colors at all!  We go from green to brown over night to bare branches! Thank goodness for our evergreens and no snow 😏!  So I enjoyed playing around with those gorgeous colors I have seen in the northeastern U.S. and just above me, Tennessee, and the staggering beauty of Japan in its fall!  I guess the point is if we don't have something we love happening how lucky we can paint, color, or collage it and pretend!  This month at Delicious Doodles Challenge we have a theme of Autumn Colors hence my verses above...makes a little more sense, not much, but a little!  I wanted to give you one last incentive to join us this month so without delay here are the fair Zodiac - Gemini twins along with the Pumpkin Corner (which has flourishes and dots really gorgeous I just had to fussy cut what I could) to celebrate the upcoming fall weather wherever it is or will occur!




I colored them up with Spectrum Noir markers which honestly do not blend nearly as well as Copics but I have the whole set so oh well!  Then I sprayed the page with a Gelato homemade spray using some yellow and orange Gelatos in a mister and shaking.  I had a weird little stamp that I rubbed orange Gelato onto and stamped in three places adding a bubble bead in the middle circle. Some crinkle edged scissors around them and same process with the Pumpkin Corner except I popped it up with some foam tape.  The background paper is my left over palette paper when I am painting acrylic canvases and I try to always have a paper on hand to brayer or scribble something onto for a different looking background for this purpose and a good head start on a journal page!  I cut the background larger of course and used the Tim Holtz tool to distress the edges of it.  All that was left was to attach my twins and pumpkin to the background.  I did use a tea spray by Heidi Swapp that glimmers like crazy and a burst of the same Gelato spray from the twins on the background to tie it all in a bit more.


We hope you will pop over to our Challenge, still a few days to show us your colors!  And don't forget to share with us on our Facebook fan page and visit the fabulous Delicious Doodles Etsy Store!  Halloween is right around that corner and there are some wonderfully ghoulish and creepy digital stamps as well as some awesomely beautiful images as well!




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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Celebrating National Dog Day and the Solar Eclipse with Dragons Lair Designs Digitally!

I wanted to play along with the third? I think challenge at Digitally Made as I am so happy to see challenges that accept or that or designated just for digital makes!  Some people do not see the challenge in making a totally digital make but being not very good with digital work I can surely appreciate those who are so talented with it!  It is truly a fabulous art form!  Off the soap box now and on to my make with my precious grandpups who weren't all that impressed with the buzz about the eclipse. One wanted to just sleep right through it, one wanted her chew toy and the entire bed to herself! and the other two's interest was peaked a bit but nothing further than a dog treat took them!  And NO they were not outside for the event for a second!  All were cozy and safe inside with toys and treats and Yoshi had his nap buddy, me! so all were well taken care of during the eclipse 😊


I used a collection from Dragons Lair Designs  which is sadly closing due to the owner's health but we pray for a speedy recovery and her return to her wonderful art!  There is also a CLOSING SALE  going on right now at the link above so please go have a look!  She has some amazing holiday kits, including Halloween and Christmas plus digital images and mini kits and quick pages!  This collection is 

Summer Sunset Page Kit with FREE EXTRAs

and is on sale at less than half the regular price!  I love this and I picked the paper background because it looked like this:


So eclipsy (not a word I know!) to me but I wanted to used the frames that came with the kit so I ended up covering up the actual reason I picked it!  I still think the colors remind me of the sun so eclipse it shall stay! 

Thanks to Yoshi, Girlie, Trick, and Leggo for being such adorable models that make each day a pleasure to craft about and talk to them about what I am doing and get such love from them!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Two Fat Pages with Alice and Queen of Hearts Grunge Collage from LeighSBDesigns

How I do love these grunge collages with Alice and the Queen of Hearts!  This morning I featured a notebook I made using them plus the Grunge Card Suite set you can get for free if you buy both Alice and the Queen!  Now I am showing you two fat pages I made with these same digital images!  And I can't forget to remind you that this weekend is a fun weekend for us at Markers! Paper! Digis! Facebook Group as LeighSBDesigns is the sponsor for the weekend!  Fun Stuff!!!




My background papers are made when I finish a painting and have paint left on my palette!  I just grab a paper and my brayer (bought on super sale don't know how I lived without it! lol) and scrap the paint up with a palette knife and plop on my paper then brayer it out until I like it!  I used some of Tim Holtz's ChitChat words and brass clip with a paperclip to compliment the background.  The two cards (yes, the diamond was partying under the bed but I sent Yosh under there to get it for me!) were watercolored in with the circle tool from my Gelato set made circles from watercolors and mixed media opaque and transparent colors.



Again, paint from my palette smashed about with my brayer with some black lace layered under the heart card and spade all made as above.  I added some little gold medallions my mom gave me a box of 500 given to her by her best friend!  So much of my stash has my mom written all over it because she always was on the market to buy or score me craft supplies and she always shared :)

The FREEBIE Wonderland Grunge Set can be found HERE and includes the Queen and Alice with the Grunge Card Suite included for free!  You can purchase the Grunge Card Suite alone HERE.

Stop by this weekend and say hi and LIKE Markers! Paper! Digis! and see what goodies we all have up sharing plus I hear of a 30% off coupon good for this weekend at the LeighSBDesigns Etsy Store!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sunshine in Her Hair by LeighSBDesigns!

This digital image has about the most beautiful face I have seen on any!  You can see the sweetness yet joking side of this glowing young lady!  I made a small hanging tag for this weekend as LeighSBDesigns sponsors Markers! Paper! Digis!   Exciting for us and for you all we hope, too!  So on to the finished make of Sunshine in Her Hair!


Sunshine in Her Hair Hanging Tag

Tomorrow you will hear about how I make my background papers, however, this one is just a tad different as I didn't brayer my left over palette paint but used a huge brush to make huge red and orange poppies with green leaves and other colors smushed around!  I took yellow watercolors and dotted around the image and added some bronze bling to the corners.  She is colored with Prisma colored pencils and since she is holding the sunshine her personality pours out; I gave her pink hair my favorite color hair to color :)

Please come by and like Markers! Paper! Digis! and see our makes new and old  plus a 30% discount coupon has been mentioned from LeighSBDesigns fabulous Etsy Store!

LeighSBDesigns Sponsor Day at Markers! Paper! Digis! Today!!

So cool to have a sponsor day with Markers! Paper! Digis! featuring our LeighSBDesigns by Leigh for the day!  And she has given us a dilly of a fabulous set to work with for this wonderful time!  We have the Alice Grunge Collage and Queen of Hearts Grunge Collage digital images  with the Grunge Card Suits set that will come as a freebie when you order Alice and the Queen!  I used all sorts of mixed media paints, waterpaints, opaque acrylics, transparent, acrylics, everything I could throw at mine to make a book to hold papers for sketches for my acrylic paintings!  



Some ribbons and a bit of bling and matching clips for front and back!


The back with the lovely UGH Queen!




Supposed to be a quartet but that pesky diamond has slipped off for some partying!  But the Grunge Card Suits set sprayed with tea spray by Heidi Swapp and all holding a page with little brass clips by Tim Holtz.

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