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8/14/2014

DeeDee's Digis - Hello Fall

Good evening, and I'm back this evening with an image from DeeDee's Digis. However, first I must make a correction to a link I provided for Veerle, who is a new follower. I didn't get the proper translation of her blog title, so let me get that fixed right away! It's Veerle Her Little Card Corner. Apologies for my boo-boo -- but whatever it's called, it's a beautiful blog to explore! So please check it out!

Have your beverage of choice handy, this will be a rather long post!

Now it's August, and besides being time to start the newest Digi of the Month challenge, it also happens to be the one-year anniversary of DeeDee being back in business! Woo-hoo! To celebrate,  a couple of fun TWISTS have been added to this month's challenge. But first, the basics:

 This is a monthly progressive freebie challenge. You can purchase this month's featured set  -- "Monkey Business" -- for just $1.25 in the shop, or get it for FREE with any $10 purchase of Deedee's Digis products. NOTE: Deedee will email this set to you after payment clearance of your qualifying purchase. Create and share any wholesome project made with this set by the challenge deadline, and we will send you next month's featured set for FREE. Keep playing, and keep collecting freebies -- it's as easy as that! :-)  

Twist #1 -- FREE-FOR-ALL!
This month is a FREE-FOR-ALL challenge! As you can see, the featured set is "Monkey Business," and while last month's players received the whole set, DeeDee is offering this image from the set to anyone else who would like to join in. When you make and link up a project using the featured Digi of the Month, you get the next month's featured set for free! This is a great chance to join in and start collecting new, FREE digis each month!

To download this digi, first click on it to access the full-size image at DeeDee's site. Then right-click on the image and select Save As... or Save Image As... to save the digi to your computer. Please note that, while currently offered as a "freebie," this image remains copyrighted to Deedee's Digis, and is subject to our Terms of Use and Angel Policy



   



Twist #2 -- PRIZES!
Each Monday throughout this challenge, one winner will be selected by random draw from all challenge participants to-date. The winner of each weekly draw will receive their choice of any one digi set from the shop. (Limit: one weekly win per challenge participant. All participants up to the date of each drawing will be included, unless they have already won.) Then, at the end of the month,  one Grand Prize winner will be chosen - who will receive their choice of any five digi sets from the  shop. All participants from throughout the month, including the weekly winners, will be entered for the Grand Prize draw. You can enter more than once, but each entry must be a separate share on your blog or gallery, please.
 
So you see, there are lots of reasons to play along this month!!!

There are some really fun inspiration cards to enjoy at DeeDee's with "Monkey Business" to inspire you. 

Whew! After that, here's a card using a set from the wonderful new August release.  You're going to be seeing lots of these sweet fall images in use around here.


- Precolored DeeDee's Hello Fall diecut with S/B label, sponged while in the die. Copic shading around parts of the image. Fussy cut a 2nd image for the punkin, leaf and grapes. More copic shading, some shaping with a stylus, then applied some glossy accents. When that was dry, used a bit more of the GA to adhere to the image. (The set has color images, line drawings, sentiments - and some of the sets include digi papers as well).

- background is made from gelatos being scribbled over 98# Canson Media paper, then wet a brush and just spread & blended the colors. Used 2 twiggy, leafy stamps to add a little more interest inking with Memento Espresso (I think!) and Hero Arts Shadow ink in a soft olive. The Espresso was stamped off once before stamping onto the piece.

_ sentiment is part of the set* - placed on the side because I didn't want to cover up at the bottom. This was another pretty easy card to get finished. Hardest part of this card was waiting to be sure the Glossy Accents had dried enough to handle!

This was a long post, but thanks for sticking with me until the end. Please do visit DeeDee's to join in the challenge fun, and check out these cute August images. Until the next time, big hugs and thanks for your visit.

*Edit: Just realized this sentiment is from DeeDee's Hayride digi set. My Bad!

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card, Mary!! The background is so beautiful!! Love the adorable image!! Fabulous my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

This fall image is really cute as is this month's little monkey. I love your colouring with the Copics and the bit of dimension you have given the image. You have made a really pretty background with the stamping and the watery blended colours. A lovely card Mary. x

jimlynn said...

Adorable!!! I'm so ready for fall weather I could scream too. Love your card.
Lynn

Sheila H said...

Cute, cute, cute! Your colors and coloring are grand.

LesleyG said...

Cute card, those grapes must have been fiddle to cut out, and I love how you did the background. Xxx

Maxine D said...

What a pretty card - love the way you have coloured your background and then stamped it, and that image is gorgeous.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

I love your card. such cheery colours and a cute image.

Hope you have a fab Friday.

vic said...

Beautiful card Mary I love the images and the background is lovely! What a fun and fab card :)
Hugs
Vic x

Redanne said...

The image just shouts fall and I love the shading you added to it. It is certainly quickly heading to fall in this country. Hugs, Anne x

mamapez5 said...

I like these digis. They are nice simple lines and I enjoy the colouring. Your fall card is so sweet. I shall look into this challenge later but right now I am into a massive room overhaul so it is not the best time to start something new. Kate x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mary. The image is fabulous and I can understand why you will be using more of these images if they are as fab as this one.
Have a happy Friday.
Hugs Sharon. x

aussie aNNie said...

Super cute card Mary, lovely colours and your image is so gorgeous.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! love how you did the background

Brenda said...

I do love Dee Dee's images and I have downloaded that sweet monkey. Now I just need things to calm down around here and get back to a more normal routine so I can play with some stuff!! lol I love, love your fall card Momma Mary. The cat in the basket of fall produce is just too cute. I love your background that you created with gelatos-I'm seeing this being used all over blogland! And I'm liking what I'm seeing with them. Hugs, Brenda

Benzi said...

A beautiful Fall card, Mary. The image is so pretty. And, what a great background with the twiggy leaf stamp. Autumn is coming fast!!!

Jean Straw said...

I love this colourful autumnal image and the lovely watercolour background you made. nice scalloped edge die cut too.
Jean x

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet card Mary. Love how you add more depth to the pre-colored images. Loll xx

Veerle said...

Hello my dear friend, I'm catching up in visiting my friends blog posts. I had an extremely busy week (unfortunatly not craft wise) I love your pretty card Mary, it's very beautiful. Mary I think it will be thuesday when I finally can find some time to make a card with these lovely monkeys will it be too late to join in by then
Wish you a nice weekend lots of hugs from me, Veerle xxxx

Bonnie said...

This is adorable and it has one of my favorite Fall sentiments! Love how you've added some highlights to the images and the background is wonderful!

Carol L said...

oh, fun card! That kitty in the basket is too cute! Great sponging for this fun fall card!

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet image and your coloring is amazing! I really love your card and that you are getting ready for fall.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! How cute this little Monkey is, and how wonderful your autumn card is! I especially like the shading around the die cut, and the pretty background! Your Fall Hayride is adorable - those brown and blues look amazing for a fall theme, and the golden leaves are the perfect touch! My favorite is your pretty green monochromatic birthday card. Gorgeous! hugs, de

Shirley said...

Wish I could produce totally pretty and cute cards as fast as you do, Mary! This little basket is so cute and pretty too! Love your BG too!