Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our May Challenge?

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But before we can get to the new challenge, we have our February Challenge WINNER!!

#62 Mindy Baxter

Girl Birthday Party Copic Marker Color Combo

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to info@dare2bartzy.com by the end of the month.
Include “CHALLENGE Winner” in the subject so we don’t miss it.

Be sure to join in the fun for your chance at winning some great stamps!!

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Our May Challenge is….

“Girly”

Let’s see some girly projects!!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Chris

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Stamp(s) Used: Journal, Big Bloom

Leslie

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Stamp(s) Used: Flowers For Mom

Melody

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Stamp(s) Used: Wishing Happiness, Leaf Background Die, Friends Layer Die

Janette

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Stamp(s) Used: Classic Dad, Blissful Blooms

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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Be sure to check out all D2BA’s products here!

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a mixed media encouragement card I created using the Dream Catcher and Dream Big stamp sets, Wild Orchid ink and the top strip from Artzy Doodles Wild Orchid paper.

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A fellow teammate inspired me to play with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. This dream catcher image is perfect for watercoloring so I heat embossed it in white and proceeded to get inky! I painted the entire background with a watered-down purple color and flicked darker purple spots all over it, then colored the inside of the dream catcher and used Crystal Drops to resemble beads. I inked around the outside edges with distress ink and flicked white paint around the outside of the dream catcher. The finished panel is layered on silver mirror cardstock. Fun, fun, fun!

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends! Tonya here from Krafty Enchantments. Hope everyone had fun with last weekends Dare 2B Artzy 3D Spring Blog Hop? There was so much inspiration from my very talented teammates!! Hope you found something fun to try out or were inspired to create your own Spring 3D Project. I know I need to stock up on paper because there were more than a few things that I’d like to make.

I’m back today with another fun Dare 2B Artzy card to share! I’m using an older Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called Lift Your Spirits which features two gorgeous hot air balloons, some clouds and several sentiments which are perfect for several different occasions.

Personally, I’ve always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon, but just haven’t had the opportunity. I’ve also wanted to go to the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, NM . Both are on my Life TO DO list. In the meantime, I’ll just have to settle for making cards with balloons on them.

To create the card, I started off by stamping the large balloon in the Lift Your Spirits stamp set with the Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink.

I knew I was only going to use a 2 color scheme on my balloon and I wanted it to be bold so I naturally I went with my Copic reds (R24, R27, R29, R59 and R89) and my neutral greys (N1, N3, N4, N7 and N9). I colored most everything leaving a bit of white on the scalloped sections of the balloon. I added just a hint of B0000 to the white sections. When the Copic coloring was dry I added a bit of clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the white areas of the balloon.

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As I was working on this project I kept thinking about the song, “Up, up and Away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon…”. It was a song my grandma played on her record player when I would spend summers with her. Guess the song stuck with me, LOL!

Once, I’d finished coloring everything, I ran the colored balloon through my die cutting machine using the matching  Dare 2B Artzy balloon die. At the same time I cut a few of the clouds out of some white cardstock as well.

I was going to create a brand new background for this card, but since I was cleaning my craft space in my home office that I share with my hubby this past weekend, I ran across a stack of pre-colored pieces that I’d done before the holidays. I don’t know about anyone else, but many times I’ll color and image or play around with my watercolors, airbrush, stencils or whatever and create something. Those pieces may not fit with current projects that I’m working on and truthfully sometimes I don’t even like them, but I rarely ever throw them away because there may be a project down the road that I can utilize them. Also, many times I change my opinion about something I’ve created after I haven’t seen it for a while. It can save a lot of time having a background or colored piece that’s already completed when making cards. I have a paper tray that I throw them into and then when I go through it periodically, I find a treasure trove of art to be used and sometimes new inspiration as well.

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That was the case with my blue background for this card. I’d created a 8×10 wash of water-color using my Gansai Tambi water colors a few months ago and I saw it and thought it would be perfect for my backdrop to my balloon. I cut the piece down into 4 sections (saved the other 3 for later projects) and die cut one using a scalloped square die. The die actually creates a stitched square and then a scalloped frame which are two separate pieces, but I used some craft tape on the back of it to keep the frame and square together. I used a larger scalloped square frame for the bottom layer and cut one from some grey cardstock and one from white and then swapped them to create the base layer with the white scalloped frame.

For my Dare 2B Artzy die cut clouds I ran them through my die cut machine with an embossing folder called Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug to give them a bit of texture.

I layered up the blue layer and my balloon with some dimensional foam to give them a bit of pop.

I stamped the “hi!” sentiment with some Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder to the blue watercolor panel. I love that lowercase sentiment – it’s so fun!

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All of my layers were matted to a piece of grey 110 lb cardstock that measured 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Be sure to check out Dare 2B Artzy’s online store for the Lift Your Spirits stamp set and matching die. The die coordinates with all of the Dare 2B Artzy hot air balloon stamps so you can create your own Balloon Fiesta and send it to a friend.

Have a great week!

Hugs

Tonya

Hi there, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Did you get a chance to hop along with Dare 2B Artzy this weekend? I have to say there were some fun 3D projects there. If you’d like to revisit, just scroll down the blog just a smidge and there you will find links to all the goodness that was shared!

Today, I am sharing with you a fun card encouraging “Be Yourself“!

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I began with watercolor paper, watercolor powder and good ol’ H2O. I misted the paper and then sprinkled on a blue, turquoise and then yellow watercolor powder. I watched as it bloomed before my eyes. Mesmerizing!

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Once dry, I stamped the bird and sentiment from Be Yourself in Totally Black D2BA Premium Ink.

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Next, I applied a touch of watercolor pencils to a few areas for deeper emphasis and even a touch of orange to the crown of his head. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an A2 folded card base topped with Fields of Joy D2BA paper and added a few shiny sequins. If birds can be attracted to them I can too, right?

Check out all D2BA’s products here! Have you entered or viewed the current D2BA challenge? The current challenge is always posted in the sidebar to the right at the top.

Thank you for popping in for a visit today. It is so greatly appreciated! I hope you’ll be continuing your day with a bit of inspiration picked up here.

Creatively Yours, Janette

Hello D2BA Friends!

Thank you to all who hopped with us this weekend!

What some amazing 3D Projects from our Designers!  We hope you were inspired!!

We have a winner to announce….

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Congrats!!!

Please visit our website, and choose one stamp set and ink pad of your choice!  Then send your address and selction to info@dare2bartzy.com with “WINNER” in the subject line!

We can’t wait to see what you create with your new set!

Be sure to share with us what you create, we love seeing what our customers create!

Check back to see more inspiration from our designers this week!!

Have an Artzy day!!!

 

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s Blog Hop!!

Who’s excited for Spring?!

Here are D2BA we are super excited for some sun shiny days and warm weather!

To celebrate we decided to have a Spring 3D Themed Blog Hop!! 

We are super excited to have two Guest Designers joining us for this hop!!

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Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, April 30th at 7:00pm Eastern.

We will then post a winner!!

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Your first stop in the hop is Kendra’s  blog! 

Here is the entire hop list, just in case you need to reference it along the way:

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Kendra

Vicki

Karen

Vicki  – April GDT

Tasha

Leslie

Melody

Michelle – May GDT

Chris

Tonya

Janette

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We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Have an ARTZY day!!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I used the Flowers for Mom set to create this:
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There are some great sentiments that come with the set, but I decided to leave it without a sentiment, so I can use it for anything.  I really LoVe the Dare 2B Artzy papers.  The patterns are so fun to mix.  The papers I used today are from the Modern Bliss collection.   One of the things I really love about these papers is that there isn’t a centimeter wasted.  The dotted pattern is the “edge” (where on the other side, the name of the papers is).  Very cool.  I finished the card off with some lace, ribbons and Nuvo Drops.
Here’s a close-up of that beautiful flower:
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So much fun to color!  As you can see, I fussy cut and tucked another flower behind the corner.
Have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

For my card, I used the fun set Bright Birthday.  I had fun stamping a background panel, and then, I just cut it down for the layout that I wanted to use.

I totally enjoyed making this card!  I am quite thrilled with the end result too.

That is always a good thing!

Pop on over to the store and check out all the fun sets Cindy has!

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Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a new summer card created with the Flip Flops stamp set!

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To create this fun card, I made a base from white card stock and layered bright yellow pattern paper on top.

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To add some sparkle, I used gold glitter paper for the center and scored the paper down the middle to allow it to bend. The gold is so pretty and looks great with the yellow!

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I adhered the pull tag to the center of the card and when it’s pulled up, it reveals a hidden message! Also, both the tag and inside of the card were ink blended with summer themed colors; I love the pink!

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All the images were colored with markers and layered with tons clear glitter. The little citrus rounds and fun mason jar drinks are super cute and totally makes me think of a warm summer day!

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Lastly, I stamped “Happy Summer” on the bottom with Pomegranate ink; one of my favorite colors! I also attached a second drink image next to the sentiment to complete the project.

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 I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to create with the Flip Flops stamp set!
Have a wonderful day!
tasha

Hi!  My husband and I were recently surprised by our neighbor’s random act of kindness.  Our wonderful neighbor was out mowing his grass, had a little extra time, and decided to mow our lawn, too!  You should’ve seen the huge grin on my husband’s face…priceless!

As a little thank you to our neighbor and his family, I created this colorful thank you card attached to a box of locally made, delicious cookies!

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After creating the background using distress ink blending, I stamped the butterfly and flower images using Dare 2B Artzy’s Copic friendly Totally Black ink.  I colored the images from Flowers for Mom, Butterfly Inspiration, and Butterfly using the following Copic markers:
RV10, RV04, RV09
YG11, G14, G17
BG01, B04, B05
C1, C3, C4, C5
Accents were added with Sakura Glaze pens and Wink of Stella.

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The images were cut out using the coordinating dies for Flowers for Mom and Butterfly Inspiration!  The large flower and the butterfly were mounted using foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope our neighbors enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!  These stamps make crafting so much fun!

Happy stamping, and I hope you spread some crafty kindness this week!
Melody
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