Friday, July 6, 2012

Let the games begin: II + Summer Fun Mini Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to JDE's Summer Fun Mini Hop!

At Jackson's Digital Expressions, we thought it would by "Jolly" good idea to use this hop to introduce one of our new sponsors. So, in addition to the six wonderful images from our resident artist, Robert Jackson, you have an opportunity to win an adorable image from DigiDarla Designs.

DigiDarla is the brain child of Kim Eskola and her daughter Emilea. 
Emilea and I both enjoy creating and when the idea of creating digital stamps came up, it sounded like the most wonderful way to earn ever! There was only one problem! We are both shy and dislike the center of attention! As a way of "hiding behind the scenes" and avoiding having one spokeswoman, 
DigiDarla was born! 
Working with Emilea on this project has been a wonderful blessing and has stretched both of us. Emilea is a busy teen with her passion for art and training our 2 horses, piano and violin lessons, and squeezing in high school classes somewhere in between! She is also the oldest daughter in a family of 11! 

Here is the DigiDarlas digi I used. On her site you can search for : Soccer Girl 4
I chose to make this card Clean And Simple (CAS card)
I used Prismacolor pencils to color her but I did use one Koh-i-noor color pencil
for the main color of the skin since the Prismacolor one seemed too pink for her skin.
The soccer ball is Xzavier's ball (my son) LOL he kept coming to my desk asking he if could play and I kept telling him I'm borrowing it for a few minutes (So...BACK OFF) lol 
Here is a close-up of the colored image. I customized the uniform to represent the
USA Women's Soccer Team by adding stripes to the shirt and the Nike logo. 
(One of these days I'll have to recreate this with their new uniform and one for my girl Hope Solo)
I added tiny details like grass stains on her cleats and on her soccer ball.
Either winning the National Silver or going straight for the gold you know I'm going for the USA Women's Soccer team

The rules are very simple. We are asking this "Burning" question: "What is Red, Yellow, Black, Green, Blue and has Rings?" As you visit each blog, look for the mystery words which are hints to help you answer the question. 

Start at Jacksons's Digital Expressions, post your entry into the challenge and then begin the hop. Here is the order:
Katya - (You are Here)

I hope you are having fun and thank you for stopping by.

Many crafty hugs,


  1. Cute soccer girl . My guess is Olympic Ring symbol.

  2. Your stagging is amazing. I just LOVE how you have customized the digi. You have colored her beautifully!!!

  3. Such a sweet image,great card Katya.

  4. This is so cute, Katya! Great image and design!

  5. Great use of the red white and blue on this image thanks for playing along at Divas by Design

  6. Our family loves soccer :) Your customizing the image is so cool! You've earned gold with this card!

  7. Gorgeous Katya - love how you have coloured the cute little soccer girl!!

  8. What a cute card! Love the sentiment!

  9. adorable image coloured to perfection

  10. Very darling card. Love that you took your son's ball for inspiration. lol

  11. What a cute card and image. Great soccer ball.

  12. this image is too cute, great card and sentiment

  13. Your son's ball really compliments your super cute card!
    Fun hop!
    PS Thanks Xzavier that we could have a good look at a fab soccer ball!

  14. Cool the way you personalized it...tfs

  15. Super cute, how great to see a girl playing football. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  16. This is great thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

  17. Super cute.Love your coloring.Your little boy has a beautiful soccer ball.Thats my sons middle name.Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee sports challenge.

  18. Aww, so cute and adorable. Thank you for joining us at Oozak challenges :)

  19. This is awesome, I love how you made her uniform like team USA. Thanks so much for playing at MILKCOFFEE this time. Hugs:)


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