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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Aud Sentiments Challenge Sponsorship

Good morning, its bright and sunny here and best of all NOT snowing, lol! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Aud Sentiments and their challenge is a card or project for a child with a sentiment. First up with inspiration is:
 Glenda and Marsha who both used Caterpillar Swing Colour Plus
Glenda

Marsha


Lori used Jellybean Ants

Donna used Easter Egg Ants

and we have guests from Aud Sentiments too!
Kym and Laura both used Toy Truck Ants
Kym

Laura

while Helen and Sherri both used Balloon Ants
Helen

Sherri

I hope we've inspired you to try the challenge at Aud Sentiments, grab an image and have fun! Come back on April 5 to see our new release!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Winner's of Doodle Panty Digital Challenge #32n


 BIG thank you to all our challenge participants for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 32 (DPDC#32)! Two winners have been chosen and everyone should have received their complementary  'Easter Egg Ants' stamp set (please check your spam and junk folders if not yet received)!
What wonderful projects you have made and linked up, it was a delight to see them all! 

The two winners and recipients  of the $15.00  gift coupon to spend at Doodle Pantry .com   as chosen by Random.Org are:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
14 4
Timestamp: 2013-03-25 08:05:58 UTC
  
Congratulations's  #14 Chitra and # 4 Lawren F

Congratulations ladies!!  I have e-mailed you about your prize. If you have not received the e-mail please check your spam and junk folders.  Coupons are good for one month only and must be used by April 25, 2013. Thanks again to all who played and we hope to see you back on  April 5 th (12 noon eastern) for the start of the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #33 Please note date of new challenge , it is April 5th this month, not April 1st
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Sponsorship

Good morning I hope its bright, sunny and spring where you are (and not snowing, lol)! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Chocolate, Coffee & Cards and their theme is Bring on Spring, yes, what an awesome theme! We've got lots of inspiration for you.
Glenda and I both used Easter Frog Pals



Cely used Critter Tops and created a gorgeous scene!


I hope we've inspired you to "hop" on by Chocolate, Coffee & Cards and give their challenge a try, you could win three Doodle Pantry images. Have a great spring filled day! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pile it on Sponsorship

Good morning I hope its bright and sunny where you are! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Pile It On challenge and their theme is Oh Yummy.
First up is Glenda using Decadent Desserts



NanaConnie used the Strawberry Ants

Shirley used the Cheeseburger Ants

Lori used Cupcake Ants

and I used Gingerbread Ants
I hope we've inspired you to hop on over to Pile It On and give their challenge a try! If you use a Doodle Pantry image you can enter our challenge as well, sweet!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Laughing horse birthday (with tutorial)

Good morning!  On wednesday evening my hubby says "oh, you're making my dad a birthday card, right?  It's Monday"... Uh-oh.  I had so much going on that I forgot!  SO I had to hurry up and make him something and get it in the mail by FRIDAY, so he'd get it on time.

I took pictures along the way while coloring for a TUTORIAL (see below).
I used the Saddle Up set.  Father-in-law used to have horses and cows, so I figured he'd get a kick out of this. And besides, the card is basically from the grandkids, so had to make it funny for them to give.

Here's the finished card full view.

Coloring supplies I gathered ahead of time:
Waterbrush
Paper towels to dab waterbrush on inbetween blending each color
Tombow markers 879, 947, 312, 249, 451, 912, 847, 942, N15
Printed image on 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper

TIPS:
In the whole tutorial, water flow should  be extremely LIGHT. You don't want water to pour out and make puddles, but you need enough to pull the color from the application areas to nearby. Basically, the brush tip is wet, but there's no dripping of water. If your water flow is just right, the areas you blend will look slightly wet right after blending, but not too shiny, and will begin to dry within seconds after it touches the paper.  Good idea is to have a scrap of watercolor paper nearby and practice before blending each color, until you feel your flow is right to blend on your project.

MY COLORING STEPS:
1. I blobbed on some 451 color around the sky.  Very uneven. I purposely made it "blobby" so that it would appear like a cloudy day after a little blending with the waterbrush.
2. After just a little blending, leaving some areas with no color, here's what it looks like.  In this step, the water can be slightly flowing to allow movement of the blue color.  Nice partly cloudy day. Allow to completely dry before proceeding.
3. To begin the horse face, I use the lightest colors first. I used the 912 on just the lips. When I blend this color, I only lightly tap the tip of the waterbrush to the color and brush once or twice.  Make sure the flow is not too wet since I will be having to blend over this area again later with darker colors. You don't want to blend over one area too much, or the paper will begin to "shed".
4. I did skip a few steps of photographs for the teeth and tongue since there wasn't much at all to blend there. I added 942 to the teeth near the gumline and then the 847 to most of the tongue and gums and there was almost no blending needed, just teeny tiny swipes of the tip of the waterbrush with VERY LITTLE flow.  Be very careful with blending this color of red in tiny small spaces... it is a VERY bold color and difficult (near impossible) to remove if it overflows into a nearby area on your image.  Test your flow on scraps.  If your flow is too much at first, then swipe your tip off on a paper towel until the tip is just wet, but not flowing.  Here it is after the mouth area was touched up with a waterbrush.
5.  Now I add the lighter of the browns, 947, to the areas of fur that become highlighted because they protrude out and when light reflects, it becomes the lightest part.
6. I blend just a little because I still have a lot more color to add and blending to do and I don't want the paper to shed. Here's what the blended 947 looks like.
7.  Now I add the dark brown, 879 and blend in with the other brown.  You'll want to do this almost immediately after the lighter brown application while the paper is still just slightly damp.  Do not add color with the marker while you can still "see" any wetness from previous blending. If you can "see" the wetness, it is too wet to apply the second color. Wait until you don't "see" how wet it is, but it doesn't have to be completely dry.
8. After blending the first coat, starting to look a bit better.  But I want a darker horse, so I wait until this step is completely dry before adding more.  Note: I kept a small area on the forehead with no color, since I wanted that cute typical little white diamond shape on his head.
9. After the first coat of 879 is completely dry, I add some more 879 color in a few areas.
10. After light blending of the final coat of 879, here's what it looks like.
11. Wait for the horse to be completely dry before add color for grass.  I used 312 and 249 and just drew small little lines all over.  Once blended a little, it will appear like a grassy meadow behind him.
12. While blending the grass, I used very short strokes, almost like little tapping motions starting near the horses body and moving outward, for each section.  You want the flow of water to not be drooling out of the brush, you just need the tip to be wet. Control your flow by dabbing the tip on a paper towel first.
13. Now for the hair, the darkest color of the image.  I used 879 and N15 (black) alternately. Most of the N15 is nearest the head.
14. Now I blend with the waterbrush and not much pressure. Be sure not to touch any part of the areas that are already blended, because the black will bleed over. Start with the tip of the waterbrush near the head and move outward in every direction of the whisps of hair. You don't want too much water flow, just want the tip of the brush wet before blending. Here's the finished image.  I am ready to put the card together.

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Here's a close-up view and the full card again:
CARD SUPPLY LIST:
IMAGE: Saddle Up Doodle Pantry llc
PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper for the printed image, PTI dark chocolate, PTI ocean tides for card base, SU soft sky, printed digital paper from Shoot 'em saloon Digi paper pack by Doodle Pantry, and stripe digital paper from Four Seasons digi paper pack by Doodle Pantry
INK: Tombow markers 879, 947, 312, 249, 451, 912, 847, 942, N15
TOOLS: waterbrush, Spellbinders S3-006 Border trimmings die, MS fence border punch, paper piercer for brad holes, sewing machine
ACCENTS: Brads, foam dimensionals, SU soft sky ribbon
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Thanks for visiting today!   I hope you have been blessed and can pass that blessing on with your own bit of creativity!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 32


DOODLE PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE

Tag/Keyword: DPDC32
THEME: Use a Doodle Pantry image
(NOT just a sentiment)

Feel free to browse the freebie page HERE.  There are some "free with purchase" and some that are totally free downloads.

We hope you can play along with us!
DEADLINE DATE/TIME IS THE 24th at 8:00 pm CENTRAL TIME
(which is 9:00 pm EASTERN TIME on the 24th) Winners posted on 25th

FEATURED PRODUCT Easter Egg Ants
All participants who place their post link in the blue frog linky, and who have created a project that follows the theme/rules, will be emailed this set for FREE.
(Participants emailed approx. on the 8th, 16th, and 24th)

SCROLL DOWN FOR SOME INSPIRATION PROJECTS USING THIS FEATURED SET
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(PLEASE ONLY ADD BLOG, CDAC, or SCS LINKS. THANK YOU)

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We hope you will be inspired to play along with us this week!
Here are some of the DT creations to help get your creative juices flowing!
By Sarah
By Dawn
 By Barb

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ABOUT WINNERS
If 25 or less participants, there will be 1 winner chosen, but if 26 or more participants, there will be 2 winners chosen, from all the entries to win a $15 gift coupon to spend at doodlepantry.com.
AND everyone who enters the linky with a qualifying project post will receive the featured set shown above for free!

Other challenge guidelines below:
  1. It is expected that you will create something NEW and follow the challenges theme. Make something paper crafty with Doodle Pantry images!
  2. Post your creation on your blog or online public gallery in which a comment can be left.  Post MUST be dated within the time frame of the challenge.  Please, no past creations, create something new!  
  3. The linky widget may state that a URL is not required, but IT IS REQUIRED. You MUST LINK YOUR POST of your project/card (CDAC, SCS and BLOG POSTS are preferred, so that we can more easily leave you comments)
  4. Challenges are open for almost 3 weeks (ends at 8:00 pm CST on the 24th) and winner(s) posted on the 25th.
  5. Only enter once per each challenge
  6. Keywords or tags for the challenge are DPDC and the number of the challenge, no spaces.
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We hope you have been inspired today, and we hope you can join us.  Thanks so much for stopping by and we wish you a wonderful week!

Lots of new products today!

So many fun images to share today!   8 new products and 8 colorized older products.

AND FOR 3 DAYS ONLY... A 20% OFF coupon!!!!! 
MARCH 1 - 3 ONLY
COUPON CODE:     SPRINGME
How to add the discount to your cart:
  • Fill your cart with desired products and click to view cart
  • Add code in coupon field at bottom of cart and CLICK SUBMIT to see discount be applied
  • Continue the checkout and pay

PUPPY PRESENTS
First things first, here is the FREE WITH PURCHASE (limited time!!) from March 1-24 ONLY.

EASTER EGG ANTS
This set is featured for our challenge which begins and posts at noon eastern time today.  You receive this set JUST for creating something and linking it up to our challenge linky during the challenge timeframe (starts at noon!)!

EASTER FROG PALS
The quirky frogs are playing easter games.

CLOVER WORM
Just an adorable lucky charm!

EASTER STAR

RESURRECTION STAR

PITCHER & BASIN
by special request!

WASHIN' BOARD
I can't wait to ink this image up!

Here are the older products that were previously released as outlines only, I added colorized images!
LION & LAMB COLOR plus

CHRIST'S GIFT COLOR plus

HE IS RISEN COLOR plus

HOLY LAND FLOWERS 1 COLOR plus

LILY COLLECTION COLOR plus
One of the first image sets I created.

CATERPILLAR SWING COLOR plus
Originally licensed out to another company for a limited time, it is now back at Doodle Pantry and in colorized form!

BUNNY WABBIT COLOR plus
This was one of the first ever images I drew and I did it for my other blog challenge, then licensed the image out to another company for a limited time, and now it is back at Doodle Pantry with color!

FUZZY DUCKLING COLOR plus
This was one of the first ever images I drew and I did it for my other blog challenge, then licensed the image out to another company for a limited time, and now it is back at Doodle Pantry with color! 
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I hope these new releases inspire you to get creative and bless someone with a handmade card today!