Designer Spot: Darlene DeVries

Hi All!

It's Darlene and I'm so excited to be hosting the Altenew blog today!  I'm just loving their newest release.  When I saw the Shadow Play set, I knew I had to have it.  It's just so unique, as many of Altenew's stamp sets are. Here is a look at my card for today:


I used Peerless Watercolors, some watercolor paper, and a few water brushes to color my scene.  Enjoy the video below for step-by-step detail:

Thank you for spending time with me today. And thank you to Altenew for the opportunity to visit.  :)

Comment on this post (14 comments)

  • Jess says...

    I was rereading Stillmeadow Road for the umpeetnth time, and decided to go online to look for some sites about Gladys Taber and and her life. I found your site and was so surprised! I have three of YOUR cookbooks and have always loved them. I had found one in a bookstore and told my neighbor at the time (Santa Cruz, late 80 s) who told me she had been a good friend of yours. Her first name is Karen, and sadly, we have lost touch. That is only part of this story, however. I have read GLadys Taber books since 1962 when I was 13 years old. I came across several in my town’s library and sat down on the floor right there, and began reading. There was something so reassuring to me in her writings. I had just lost my mother, and my home. I loved those books! I continue to read them off and on, still loving them. It is like going home as there are so many favorite passages that I revisit. Anyway, it was so amazing to me today to discover that you, a favorite cookbook writer, also loved Gladys Taber’s books! But then, that only makes sense! I guess I shouldn’t be amazed at all!

    March 06, 2015

  • Open says...

    Hi Rena, what a fabulous card and so clveer. I love your thinking behind this so very original. Beautiful warm summer colours and beautifully crafted. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Get Creative and good luck.Marie

    March 05, 2015

  • Martha says...

    Hello, I can’t see the vidio

    July 25, 2014

  • Diane Hanson says...

    Very beautiful card!

    July 25, 2014

  • Magda van Spankeren says...

    GREAT, wonderful card Darlene
    Thanks again for the video

    July 24, 2014

  • Laura says...

    Darlene makes the most awesome videos, and the most awesome cards! This is a beautiful card Darlene, and a great stamp set to use for so many themes. I always love watching whatever technique(s) you are sharing each week, and seeing what you create. Thanks!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rebecca Reynolds says...

    I always love your watercoloring Darlene! This is a beautiful stamp set! Thanks for sharing.

    July 23, 2014

  • Loly Borda says...

    Awesome watercoloring Darlene! Love the image with its shadow, TFS

    July 23, 2014

  • Celeste Goff says...

    Darlene always does the most amazing cards! And I am in love with this great stamp set! Love the shadows…very clever!

    July 23, 2014

  • Becky says...

    This is a great set, and a lovely card!

    July 23, 2014

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