Back on August 30th, I announced my acceptance into the Whimsie Doodles Design Team and since then I've been so excited and "patiently" waiting today - September 15th.
If you've come from Laura's Blog, then you're heading in the right direction. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our "Meet the Divas" Blog Hop, start HERE.
To get to know the NEWEST Doodlelicious Divas, we at Whimsie Doodles have decided to answer "5 Doodlelicious Things About Me...." for our followers. So we invite you to join us in our "Meet the Divas" Blog Hop! Be sure to visit everyone's blog to give them a WARM welcome to the Whimsie Doodles Family.
Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project using this month's ADORABLE new images. Leave them a little comment love along the way and then head back to the Whimsie Doodles Blog for your chance to win ONE of the September Images!
DOODLELICIOUS DIVA - MARLENE
5 Doodlelicious Things About Me....
1. My first papercrafts project was......
a Hershey Park Family Vacation Album. Not a scrapbook, but an album. I was in High School and took a Family Vacation with my parents. I purchased one of those magnetic Photo Albums(remember those?) from Walgreens and just added the photos with a few pieces of memorabilia.
2. When I'm not papercrafting, I enjoy....spending time with my two boys - ages 4 & 7 - and husband of 8 years. My kids seem to grow up soo much faster than all the other kids I know, so I like to spend as much time as I can with them. My little one just started Pre-School a few days ago, I must have cried a rivered! I wish they could stay little for a bit longer.
3. My favorite Whimsie Doodles image is....
this is TRULY a hard one! I can't decide! I LOVE all of Melyssa's whimsy images. I've been a HUGE fan since she first introduced Whimsie Doodles and always thought my coloring wasn't good enough for her ADORABLE images.
4. My favorite papercrafting technique is...
Inking Edges, Matting, Distressing, ooOh...just too many. I don't use them all together, it depends on the card and the "feel" I'm going for.
5. My favorite embellishment is....CRINKLED RIBBON! Absolutely LOVE that thing since Kimbery from My Craft Spot(wink wink) introduced me to it. Now, I just can't get enough of it. It seems to go into almost every project I do.
Are you still with me?
If you are, I hope you are enjoying learning a little bit more about me. But its now time for my FIRST Whimsie Doodles DT project!
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridge(Plantin Schoolbook), Bazzill Cardstock(Blackbird), The Paper Company Cardstock(White), Target $1 Spot Patterned Paper, Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamps(Mr. Frankie, Halloween Button Sentiments), PrismaColor Pencils(PC912, PC913, PC917, PC918, PC929, PC932, PC935, PC938, PC949), Nestabilities(LG. Ovals), American Crafts "Garden Cafe" Button, My Craft Spot(Orange Licorice Twine), Stickles(Frosted Lace). Finished Card Size: A2(4.25" x 5.5").
As soon as I saw Melyssa had an ADORABLE Mr. Frankie image in the September Whimsie Doodles Release, I knew I had to color him.
He was colored using my PrismaColor Pencils. For his body I used a combo of Apple Green - PC912 - and Spring Green - PC913. For the vest, I used Orange - PC918- and Sunburst Yellow - PC917. The hair and pants are simply colored in Black, but given different shades.
To his hair, I added some "Frosted Lace" Stickles to give him a sparkly look.
For the sentiment, I went back and used an older Whimsie Doodles Sentiment Set - Halloween Button Sentiments.
As always, I carried the design - which is based on a The Deconstructed Sketch #17 - into the inside of the card.
Ok, time to keep "Hopping". Your next stop is Min's Blog. Please go give a WARM welcome to the Whimsie Doodles Family! Don't forget to stop by the Whimsie Doodles Blog for your chance to win ONE of the September Images!