Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tress Joyful

It's another fun challenge at Make it Colourful and I've created this project as inspiration.  I've used Tress Joyful from Make it Crafty (and available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps in rubber) along with the Happy Tabs Sentiment set (which comes with chipboard accessories as a bonus!) 

The EASY challenge is to color shades of Blonde Hair and I used the Copic colors YR23, 31, 30, E53, 51 and E23.  The HARD challenge is to color folds in clothing and Zoe's new tutorial is perfect to get your started!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fearless Fairy Tales Sleeping Beauty

The image I chose to use was Fearless Fairy Tales Sleeping Beauty; I also used the Birds on a Wire Metal Die in the background.  I put these together with papers from Storytime paper pad from We R Memory Keepers.

(I'm a bit late so I'm going to post and then come back with more details.  LOL  So if you get a chance... drop by again soon!)

I'm back and must say I had the best time hoping through the link collection! And being last on the list, I hope you've been sufficiently satisfied and fancifulified with so much inspiration that you've got to have them all! I know I have.  :)  [My Aunt-in-law used to say "sufficiently satiated and fancifulified" after eating out that the lyrical phrase just kinda stuck with me. LOL So I'm glad I was able to put it to use.]

I've been so lucky to have all our guests and DT members join for this blog hop and I hope you've been just as amazed as I have with everyone's creations!  Thanks for joining us in the blog hop and thank you go our guests too!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Storybook Friends

Here's one of the images I colored when Zoe was in town for a visit and thought it was a perfect theme, considering.  This is Storybook Friends from Tina Wenke.  I have a soft spot for any stamp that features reading so this was a simple must have on my wish list.  :D  I stamped it with black on kraft card stock then colored with my Prismacolor pencils.  The card layout was kept simple with just a little doodling around the edges.

Thanks for coming by my blog today and have a wonderful summer day!  
Enjoy a book or two. ;D

Monday, July 7, 2014

Polka Dot Pals Lottie

This is Polka Dot Pals Lottie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and is one of my favorites from this season!  Partly because this was the stamp that I had made for the coloring retreat when we all got together in March - best weekend eva!  The other part is because she is so fun to color - just look at all that hair - what a dream.  :D

This is the second card that I created for the classes I taught at Scrapping Goodtime in June (which now I'm thinking it was in May?!)  But never the less, we were working on light source and breaking down the image into sections so we could focus on where the light part should be and where the darker part should be.  I always think it's easier to work on light source with monochromatic colors so transposing the same concepts to colors always takes our brains for a ride.  In addition, I tend to keep my colors lighter and so the effect is more subtle. 

This coloring along was done using the Marvy Le Plume markers and the card layout was kept simple so we could focus more on the coloring part rather than the card making part.  (Which I think is the better portion anyway.  LOL)  The weekend was great and full of other coloring too - so stay tuned and watch for more inspiration to pop up!  *Hugs

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jr. Hatter Lilith

I thought it would be about time that I showcase the cards that I made for Scrapping Goodtime in Corsicana, Texas.  There were two classes I taught back in June where everyone colored along with me.  This class was focused on coloring a light source so we used gray tones to help simplify the lesson and really focus on the light.  The stamp is Jr. Hatter Lilith from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Light source is always a bit tricky and sometime it just doesn't look right so even on this photo I bended the rules a little bit.  For example, on the birds, I wanted the bellies to be white but I they were so small that it would be difficult to have the light source on there plus a white belly.  Therefore, I kinda ignored a light source all together and just colored them with white bellies.  LOL  You probably wouldn't have noticed that and because it's a cartoonish image, bending the rules like this isn't so bad.

Since the class was more about the coloring than the card making, most of the students didn't get around to putting their cards together.  However, when they do, this simple layout will really make the image stand out.

Thanks for coming by today and I have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic

Happy 4th Everyone!  I thought it was a perfect day to use Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I have a project finished just in time to post it for the weekend.  :D  I stamped it in gray which is the usual color I'm using now days as I like the softer look but haven't committed to the complete no lines look.  Then I colored it with my Copic Markers and placed her on a card... I was even fancy and brought out the diecuts for this project!

The mentionable products on my card are as follows:

Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic USA from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Happy Tabs Sentiment from Make it Crafty
(plus chipboard accessories from Make it Crafty)

Thanks for dropping by!  I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!