Saturday, May 20, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Ida

I love how this one turned out.  This is Polka Dot Pals Ida rubber stamp and I have stamped on a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces.  This is one of the new faces that will be available this summer so it's a sneak peek. 


Here's a close up of this darling face.  With her big grin, I was tempted to add braces but I ran out of time.  That's certainly something I'll do next time!


For those at Jennifer's Advanced Copic Boot Camp have the benefit to try out the new Add-on Faces stamp and also to try out Creative Color Placement and color a face of their own.  I know sometimes taking that step towards a fully colored face can be intimidating and these faces are great stepping stone to get there.  Plus with all the different sizes and shapes, you can see the endless possibilities for character.

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The sentiment is a chipboard from Make it Crafty and there is always a variety to choose from.

 

The paper I used was We R Memory Keepers Anthology 6x6 paper.  
I used the following Copic colors:

BV25, 23
E29, 27, 25, 23, 21
R05, 02, 00
T4, 2, 0, W10
BG57, 11, 10
E34, 31, 00, 000, R11
YG17, 25, 23, 21, Y08
 
I'd like to include this in the following challenges:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Clothes Line Baby

From Little Miss Muffet Stamps, I've used the Clothes Line Baby stamp, which is now available in rubber, plus the Clothes Line metal die and Birds on a Wire metal die.

Challenge #163 opening up at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and the theme is always Anything Goes and any stamp too.  So come on over and link up a favorite project you created this week for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate and/or a free image to use in Customer Appreciation day.




Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boat Harbor

Bonjour!  I've created this card using the Boat Harbor stamp from DoveArt Studios.  I wanted to color a little bit of water and these boats also allowed me to add in some colors. I've been short on boy cards so this worked out quite nicely with timing.  For more DoveArt inspiration you can visit the DoveArt Studios blog.


I found my felt stash so I've been keeping an eye out for a project where I could add some fluffy clouds and this one worked for the occasion.  The cheese cloth was used to symbolize a fishing net.  I still see cheese cloth but I think that's because I made it.  LOL 


Here are the Copic markers that I used for coloring:

YG25, 63, 17, G28, 24, 40
B91, 02, 04, BG 34, 10, 11, 13
E23, 41, 27, 31
R29, 14, 05
T4


Friday, May 5, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Jennifer

I had a lot of fun with this image.  I was inspired by Jennifer Dove and the pictures she posted at her last boot camp in her plaid skirt and pig tales.  She was so cute and so I decided to make her into a Polka Dot Pals rubber stamp.  Meet Polka Dot Pals Jennifer from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - complete with two sayings "Get 'er done" and "... or you'll get the boot."


I am also excited to announce that Jennifer will be using this in her Advanced Copic Retreat. You can practice coloring patterns on the skirt and shirt - but best of all, you can practice coloring faces like I did on this one.  Adding a face to the Polka Dot Pals is my favorite part in coloring them.  But there are also Add-on Faces to help guide you too.


For the color scheme on this one, I went with a rainbo - starting with red hair, then working down the clothes to her shiny red boots with orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

My card, and several others from the design team, are posted on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog where you can also share one of your cards.  Head on over and link up your favorite from this week!



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Country Shed

I'm honored to announce that I'll be spending some time as a guest with Jennifer working with her fabulous rubber stamps, DoveArt Designs Studios.  I hoped that this will allow me to turn over some new leaves and get back to crafting.  :D

For my first project, I set out to create a card but ended up with an envelop instead. This uses the Country Shed rubber stamp and it was stamped on balsa wood.  I planned to add a little color but the balsa wood started to disintegrate so I ditched that idea and went with a monochrome focus.


I did, however, manage to color the leaves, Acorn Leaf Chipboard from Make it Crafty, with Copic colors E11, E23, E25 and YG93.

Hope you enjoy this tidbit of inspiration.  




Thursday, March 9, 2017

Celeste Amberglow Sweet Teacher

Welcome back!  I have a left over project that I never showed here from Valentine's day.  This project uses Celeste Amberglow Sweet Teacher from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and was actually a teacher gift. 

There is a new challenge opening up at LMMS Challenges.  It's anything goes so head on over and link up your favorite project this week.  You could even have a chance at being part of the Customer Appreciation Day and receive a free image to work with.  You know you want to!


This card doesn't open the traditional way and from the looks just has a front and back.  This is the back which shows the lyrics to the song that it's going to play.



The bottom of the card opens up and rivals two chocolate characters that dance and sing.  This internal part of the card was taken from a Hallmark card.  I dissected it then rebuilt my card around it.  This revamped card is smaller than the original one and is about 6x6.25 inches. 



Check I out, here's the card in action ... my daughter introduces it and then shows the dancing and signing characters inside.  Enjoy!

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