March 01, 2013

Fun news!

Hello, hello!
It's finally March. *happy sigh*
I'm looking forward to my upcoming birthday even though I will be 36:)

Remember my goodbye post last week about stepping down from the CAS-ual Friday challenge blog?
Well... *grin* I stepped down because Michele asked me to be on the brand new Design Team for Casual Friday Stamps!!! 

I have never said YES to something so fast in my life:)
I loved designing for CAS-ual Fridays (I created and posted for 91 challenges!), but I've never been clean & simple girl at heart. I like lots of layers, details and eye candy. Case in point: After I created the card above, I went back and added rhinestones to the centers of the flowers *chuckle* It just needed something...more, YKWIM?

Stamps used:

I stamped the image panel (watercolor paper) with several flowers and vines and then embossed them in white. Then I went back in with some watercolor crayons and put color where I wanted it. After "washing" it with my brush and allowing the colors to bleed a bit, I wiped the color off the embossed parts with a paper towel. These are the watercolor crayons I used:

I'm happy dancing along with the rest of the new Ink Squad Design Team! And believe me, you will LOVE the new sets coming up in the next few months. Michele is a mastermind at creating just what is missing from our stamping arsenals. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Go welcome the other girls too:

                           Dana Seymour <---That's me:)

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in my fun news! 
I'm so excited to get the ball rolling!


Virginia L. said...

Oh me oh my, how exquisite is this card! I absolutely love it, Dana! The beautiful and bold colors sure speak volumes! So glad that you are on the team (YAY!!)!

Kelly Griglione said...

Dana, you really outdid yourself with the watercolor treatment on your card ... it's sooo interesting! Love that it's not balanced in either color or design. Congrats on your new responsibilities, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Michele Gross said...

Holy smokes you did it again!! My jaw just hit my computer over this beauty!! thank you thank you thank you for saying yes to this team!! And don't worry about turning 36...I've been 36 nine times! It's a piece of cake *wink*

Lynn said...

AMAZING!!!! The color on your card is so stunning...and absolutely incredible how you combined the stamps! Woot! Woot! So happy we are on the team together.

~amy~ said...

congrats and gorgeous card Dana!

Lisa A. said...

So Beautiful, Dana!! The watercoloring is lovely...LOVE your use of color!!! So happy to be on this team with you:)!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations and beautiful card!!

luluvision said...

Yay! Congrats Dana!! I love this card! So pretty!

Emily Keaton said...

A huge congratulations to you, Dana! I know you will be super at showing off Michelle's CAS stamps. :-) I love the watercoloring you did on this card. It is so artful! (PS I was born in March, too!)

Miriam Prantner said...

FANTASTIC news! So exciting!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Dana I love your card! Fabulous coloring. I am super excited to be on this team with you! Here's to a fun ride :-)

Lisa said...

Holy cow Dana this is STUNNING new fav from you (I have SO many ~ but this one seriously rocks!!!)! HUGE congrats on your new gig...little stinker with your sobbing goodbye *wink*. Well deserved, can't wait to see all you have in store for us ~ hugs ;)

Christina said...

Congrats on designing for CFS! Your watercolor looks incredible!