Thursday, December 30, 2010

DTD Jan New Release Blog Hop

Happy New Year's Eve!
Hard to believe another year is quickly on it's way out and it is time to
 ROCK 2011
We welcome 2011 with tons of excitement. Our new store is up and running and we are offering a:
 New Year SPECIAL -
11% off your entire purchase! Use promo code: HAPPY2011. Limit one coupon per customer and the sale is valid December 31, 2010 through January 2, 2011.
We also have tons of fun stuff going on in our forums on CDAC and PCP - be sure to join either place and get in on all the action coming your way for 2011. We are also hosting the CDAC Color Challenge this week so you will want to run over there and pick up the freebie and join in the fun for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.
UPDATE: We are turning some of our digis to clear polymer stamps this year! We have drafts at the manufacturer as we type this and are so very excited to be able to offer stamps to those customers who love the feel of a stamp! Stay tuned - more to come soon!

Now as you know once a month we hold the "NEW RELEASE" Blog Hop and today is the day. We have eight new images and several new sentiments by Sassy Say'n's by Marlooney available starting today. Be sure to use that coupon code and getting in on some fabulous savings at the same time!
For your viewing pleasure we have some fun for you today! All of us on the design team are so excited about these new images!  While you are hopping be sure to leave some love - one of the Design Team Members will be secretly chosen as the "MYSTERY HOSTESS" of the blog hop and one lucky commenter will receive one of our new release images for free or any individual image of their choice.

Now on to my project.

Hey Dude, meet Waylon Waves; he's one cool surfer dude and is one of the new releases over at the Dude Time Doodles store.  He's colored with Copics and then I cut him out so he could be ridin' those waves.  The sun is the smallest die from the Eastern Rectangle set by Nellie Snellen and the caption is cut with the smallest die from the Deckled Edge Classic Ovals set from Spellbinders.  I used my Spica glitter pen to accent each letter.

Here's how I did the background.   (I got the idea from HERE.)  I took some tissue paper and spritzed it (a lot) with Glimmer Mist and Smooch Spritz.  Next, randomly place adhesive onto the cardstock and then begin placing the tissue paper on top.  I wanted bumps and waves (that's why you don't have adhesive everywhere).  After I was happy with it, I placed Waylon in the middle, tucking parts of the image under portions of the paper.  I also pop dotted his head, so it would look like he's riding a curl.  The white water was created using liquid applique.

Here's a side view, so you can see all the dimension.  Also, check out the board.  I covered it with glossy accents, which really made it look like it was wood (if you see the actual card).  I really didn't like the way the surf board looked until I added the glossy accents; it looked too dull and lifeless to me.  Now, I'm really happy with the way Waylon turned out.  What do you think?
Copic used: BG01, BG32    BG18, YR16, YR18    E35,E07, E43, C8, colorless blender     E000, E11, R20    YR20, YR31, YR21    B91, B93, B95 

Now it's time to check out what the rest of the design team has in store for you today.  You'll be able to see all the new releases worked up in projects and you'll be able to purchase any of the new images today in the store!

This Blog Hop doesn't have a starting and ending point, so no matter where you Hop, you are in the right place!  Just keep going until you've come full circle.  Be sure to leave some love everywhere you land, including here!
I'm so excited to link you to Miss Cleota next! 
I hope you enjoy all the projects we've designed for you!  Everyone on the DTD Design Team certainly had a blast putting it together for you!!
Don't forget all the images you see will be for sale in the Store by 10:00 am EST today!  Also, don't forget to leave each of us comments - we love to know what you think about our artwork (plus it just makes us HAPPY).
Thank you and have a Happy New Year!! 

Blog Hop Chain    [in case you get distracted by all the art]

Dude Time Doodles

We want to invite you to help us welcome Lynn as our newest design team member. She joined us as the Guest Designer winner in November and we absolutely fell in love with her and decided to keep her! 
Have an awesome 2011!!
Thank you for joining us! 
Anne and 


Ginny said...

love the water on this fab project :)

Tammy said...

Just terrific. Love the water.

Hetty said...

What a great background, Anne. You surf right into the new year, make it a happy and creative one!

Julye said...

What a clever 3D card and one cool surfin dude, but is he all show and no personalitiy? fab card thanks for taking the time to share and happy new year.

Tip Top said...

Love the surf dude!! Happy New Year!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so fun and creative- Oh here is my son giving this card thumbs up too! Happy New Year!

Charlene said...

What a great card! Love the way you did the water and waves...this Dude is totally narly man! Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!

mandysea said...

Oh wow!! that is SOOOO COOL!! The tissue is sooo effective as water!
Love what you have done with this Anne!!!!

jimlynn said...

He's a hottie for sure!! Look at those muscles! Love the way you did the background paper. Wonderful card.

Ruby said...

Love the water and the dimension. Waylon looks like he knows he's a hottie! Happy New Year!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Girl! This card totally ROCKS!! LOVE the waves! Waylon really does look like he's in a tight little pipe, hanging the perfect ten!!

Keep stepping up your game and I'm going to have to pull out the big guns!! Giggles!

THERESA said...

Your waves totally rock !! love it.................:)))
Happy New Year to you...................!!

Erum Tasneem said...

lol look at him! my six pack dude! wonderful card!

Anonymous said...

Wow Anne, your very own Brad Pitt on a card! ROFL!! Brilliant card Hun xx

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love your card. I especially love the board.


Pankti said...

Great background... and a great dude!!