Saturday, April 5, 2014

SS Perfect Christmas

I don't have anything else to post but I do have pictures of a project I made back in December that I could share!  This card uses Swings 'n Slides Perfect Christmas from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and used items from my scrap pile to create it.  In hindsight, it would have been adorable to add white crisscross pattern to his shirt to match the paper!  I'll just have to do that before I send it out in the mail.  ;D  Some great ideas happen in version two of a project.  Oh well.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fairy Poinsettia and Tress Dancing

There is a new challenge that started this month at Make it Colourful and as usual there are two levels.  The first level is to use the colors purple and turquoise.  The harder level is to color on something other than white cardstock.  I've colored two images to share today, one for each challenge, and hope they inspire you to play along!

Easy Challenge – Purple & Turquoise

Hard Challenge - Colored on Balsa Wood
 I'll finish these projects and share them later on this month.  But in the mean time, get out your coloring and come play along!  :D 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SS Ring Out Those Bells

Do you think it's too early for some Holiday Cheer?  Ok, so I won't jump into a song and dance but I'll at least show some winter inspiration using a Christmas stamp.  This is Swings 'n Slides Ring Out Those Bells stamp drawn by Pollycraft and available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I used the rubber stamp version and some scrap papers to create this card...

The colors are brown and blue because I wanted it to be on the boyish side to match the image.  But then I used lace and pastels for the card and hoped that it looked more like the icy cold outside would look like.  Here are some close ups of the coloring...

I also used a little bit of the white gel pen to create highlights on the bell and berries.   It's not cold outside but I hope this has warmed your hearts a little bit anyway.  :D

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baby Fairy Flora

I had such a wonderful time at the Texas Coloring Retreat that it's easy for my new pals to convince me to organize another!  So start marking your calendars for next year and we'll be having another.  :D  For the next two weeks I'm going to post all the things we colored and did at the activity and share the fun.  But first, I need to photo graph everything.  This isn't one of them but it's something along the same lines... faces!

This image is Baby Fairy Flora from Mo Manning which had a face but there were two lines that looked like the bottom parts of eyelids so I went with that idea.

Here's the image before it was colored.  This is a rubber stamp that I have but I think it also comes in a revised digital form.

I think the eyes are a bit too far apart but she still looks cute, I think, and better with eyes.  I added a couple extra bees around the edges to fill out the white area.  I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by!  Have a great mid-week and come back soon, ya'll hear!

Hopping Tilda

It's warming up outside and I'm getting ready for some spring gardening!  I was tempted to do it last week but I thought I'd wait a little bit longer just to make sure a surprise freeze doesn't kill the plants.  Anyway, I thought this would be a great card to share... it's using Daffodil Del from Make it Crafty (and one of the rubber stamps that I've selected to stock in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store too!)

The other image is Hopping Tilda (or Jumping Tilda?) from Magnolia.  You may not recognize it as a Magnolia stamp but with some ECP (Extreme Color Placement) on the face, I've been able to add a little more character and tried to go for a joyful expression.  Here's a side-by-side of the stamp and the colored version:

I like using the Daffodil Del stamp because the flowers are on the side which make it perfect to place an image in the center.  It's one of those background stamps that go so well together that it looks like one large scene stamp. Here are some close up and also a closer view of the dress (also colored with ECP).

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you're having a great week!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Animal Cracker Circus Koala

Here's a birthday card I had fun with!  The image is Animal Cracker Circus Koala from Imaginisce and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado.  I have created a few birthday cards with images from this series and this is my last one to show.  Circus animals area always fun to color because of the little bits of color added from the clothing. 

The card was created and kept flat so that I could easily mail this one.  The image was colored with the Le Plume Marvy markers which are still fun to use.  Hope you enjoy and have a fab-tabulous weekend!