Sherry Carrigan Designs

Craftin Desert Divas Release Week

It's release week over at Craftin Desert Divas.  Join the Facebook event to view sneak peeks and to unlock discounts!  Be sure to click on "Going" to help unlock the discounts.


Smiles Across the Miles

There doesn't need to be a specific reason or holiday to send someone a handmade card.  Perhaps you were just thinking about someone and decided to send a card just because that person crossed your mind.  Or perhaps you just wanted to send a simple hello.  These little gestures can really warm a heart and generate "Smiles Across the Miles"
Craftin Desert Divas design team will focus on Smiles Across the Miles this entire week.  I can't wait to see all of the beautiful creations.  Be sure to check their blog Wednesday and Friday.


Here is a short video sharing the making of the above card.





Let's Get Coloring


Hello everyone!  Today I wanted to focus a little on coloring and specifically enhancing your coloring with colored pencils.  Colored pencils can be used to add additional depth and dimension to most all color mediums.  In the example below, I used a two color blend with copic markers to lay down the initial color to the cute lamb image.  I then chose darker colored pencils to add more shading.  I could've used the same technique had I colored the image with watercolor, water based ink markers, etc....


For the background, I used Mustard Seed Distress ink over the Polygon Stencil, then sprinkled with water and dried it with a paper towel.  I used Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink to stamp the sentiment and butterfly from the Brighter Days stamp set.  I used the Fancy Frame dies to cut out the background then popped up the lamb on foam tape.  As a final embellishment, I add a few Nuvo Jewell Drops.  Below is a video and below that is a list of the other products used.














Blog Hop - Craftin Desert Divas - July 2018 Release

Today is Release Day over at Craftin Desert Divas and available for purchase!  We are having a Blog Hop.  This collection of stamps, dies  (and a stencil too!) is a great addition to your Summery cards or planner spreads. You’ll find lots of creative uses for the 6x6” swirl stencil - like a fun template for stitching! Once you’re done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag your new release bundle - 10% off only through 7/15!







The Hop List is down below.  Be sure to follow along for more inspiration.

Here is another card I designed using the new Brighter Days stamp set and the Torn Paper dies.  I also used the Outdoor Landscape 2 dies to create the fence and grass.  I stamped the images and colored them with my Prismacolor colored pencils.
All of the new products are listed below, as well as all other products I used to create this card.

Here is a video sharing the entire release.





Swirl Stencil
Torn Paper Dies
Fruity Friends
Brighter Days
LLama Party
You
Good Times
Skatin By








































Hop starts here: Craftin Desert Divas


Sneak Peek #2 - New July 2018 Release Craftin Desert Divas

My second peek below showcasing the large 5 x 7  "You" stamp set that lends itself to so-o-o-o many possibilities; ink blending, watercolor, alcohol markers, colored pencils, etc....  For this sample, I chose heat embossing then blended on some distress inks.  Pop on over to the CDD Blog to see more from the design team using this beautiful set.

For even more inspiration, be sure to visit/join the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery.  We would love to have you hang out with us and see all of the wonderful creations by both the design team and CDD lovers.

Giveaway: Craftin Desert Divas will be giving away one of each new release products!
At the bottom of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek blog posts, there will be an area where you can enter to win 1 of each product featured in the July Release! Enter once per day from 7/08 - 7/12. Winners announced on 7/13.
New Release will be available Friday, July 13 at 3:00 PM EST in which I will share a video of the new release!  Stay tuned!


Inside Scalloped Octagons


Sneak Peek - New July 2018 Release Craftin Desert Divas


I thought I would share a little sneak peek of the upcoming July release from Craftin Desert Divas.  There is a ton of cuteness in this release and the design team has been busy making some pretty awesome samples.  This is just one image I chose to showcase.  Pop on over to the CDD Blog for more peeks at this upcoming release! 



    Giveaway: Craftin Desert Divas will be giving away one of each new release products!

      At the bottom of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek blog posts, there will be an area where you can enter to win 1 of each product featured in the July Release! Enter once per day from 7/08 - 7/12. Winners announced on 7/13.



      If you haven't already, be sure to visit/join the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery.  We would love to have you hang out with us and see all of the wonderful creations by both the design team and CDD lovers.

      New Release will be available Friday, July 13 at 3:00 PM EST


      This cute image is from the Brighter Days stamp set that will be available July 13.  I colored the image with copic markers and added highlights with a white gel pen.  For the background, I created a circle mask and used the negative to cover the entire background then sponged on a little Tumbled Glass distress ink inside the circle area.  I used the new Torn Paper die to cut out the background then sponged around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I sprayed with water then dried it up with a paper towel to create that distressed look.  Popped up the image with foam squares and used one of the sentiments from the Brighter Days stamp set.

      I'll be back in a couple of days with another peek, so stay tuned!

      New CDD Digital Stamps - Are you a Digi Stamp lover?


      We have some new digital stamps over in the Craftin Desert Divas shop.  First up is the beautiful "Baked with Love" digi by our very own DT Member Anna.

      Craftin Desert Divas Cool Treats

      Hello everyone!  Digi DT Sherry here with you today.  How about a few Chocolate dipped, rainbow popsicles??  Today I'm using the Cool Treats digital stamp set.  Just one image, duplicated several times and staggered.


      Colored them in rainbow order with only 2 markers per color.  Very easing blending.

      Used the "celebrate" sentiment from the Kindness stamp set


      I opted to take a few colored pencils to enhance the copic coloring just a bit; nothing too fancy or detailed.

      I covered the chocolate with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to give it some dimension and shine.  I also used a glitter pen on the colored portion of the popsicles to make them look a little icy.

      I placed the colored panel on a piece of black cardstock and used patterned paper to completely cover the white card base.

      Here is a video of the entire process.  Enjoy!


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      Cool Treat

      Kindness

      Novo Deluxe Adhesive
      Novo Crystal Glaze

      Just For You

      Today I'm sharing a newly released digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas.  I love flowers and was delighted to the Just For You digi in their store.


      This was a quick and easy card to make.  I printed the image on Neenah Solar White and used only 2 color families of Copic Markers to do the coloring.  For the flower petals, I used RV52, RV63, V05 and for the leaves and stems, I used YG11, YG13, and YG17.  I also brought in a couple of Prismacolor pencils to enhance some of the areas, but really nothing drastic.  I used the Stitched in Circle dies to cut out the image and layered on a piece of patterned paper from my stash.  I adhered all the layers to a 4.25 x 5.5 card base.  Lastly, I embellished with a few Nuvo Jewell drops in the colors Morning Dew and Key Lime.

      Just for You Digital Stamp

      Stitched in Circle Dies

      Key Lime Nuvo Jewell Drops

      Morning Dew Nuvo Jewell Drops

      Happy Birthday My Friend

      I think this little squirrel is so cute!  He is part of the CDD digital stamp "Flowers For You"  I printed him/her on Neenah Solar White and colored with my topic markers.


      I then inked up some Bristol Smooth card stock with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Gathered Twigs.  I used the Scene Builder dies and the Outdoor Landscapes 2 to cut out the tree stump and the grassy area.  I cut a separate piece of Bristol Smooth using the Stitched In Circle dies to create my background.  Using a scrap sheet of paper, I hand cut a small cloud stencil to create my sky.  I then used the Blooming Tree Stencil to add the branch and leaves.  For the card base, I just sponged on a little Picked Raspberry Distress ink to tie in with the flower that the squirrel is holding.  I used a little foam tape to pop up y little circle scene and called it done.
      As always....Thanks for stopping by!

      Flowers For You

      Scene Builders

      Outdoor Landscapes 2

      Stitched in Circle

      Blooming Tree Stencil

      Post Signature

      Post Signature