Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cupcake Surprise

Cupcakes!!  Yummy cupcakes and also cupcakes that were yummy to color!  LOL  On this page of my traveling journal I used Cupcake Surprise from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I wanted something vibrant so instead of doing chocolate icing, I chose to color them in lime green icing... with a cherry on top too!  Yum.  :D

My coloring medium this time was watercolor paints in a tube.  The paint was a little thicker than I would have liked but that was also an advantage too - when I had stamped the cupcakes and cherries, I didn't bother to mask them and stamped one right on top of the other.  Also I just want to say thank you to Jane for helping me troubleshoot my watercolor problems.  Thank you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


At the beginning of my travel journal I have a couple of blank pages to work with and this is one of them.  I stamped Desiree from Make it Crafty in black ink then colored it with a No.2 pencil.  It was the only thing I had with me at the moment and I haven't actually colored a grey scale image for long a while.  By the way, I'm loving the MiC rubber stamps because I can use them on old books like this where a digital image can't "go."  :D

There are a few areas that I would have like to spend more time on, especially in getting more depth and shadows.  However, the No.2 pencil was a bit too hard for this old paper and after a few layers of coloring the paper would start to rub off.  So I had to call it quits before I damaged the paper too much.  I think it will be enough once I am able to get more pages finished in the book and will probably stand on it's own nicely.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Swings 'n Slides My Bike

I finally got around to creating a boy birthday card and this time I've used Swings 'n Slides My Bike from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I was able to use some scrap papers that I had on the side of my desk plus some red felt for color and texture. 

The dragonflies were added for embellishments and I felt the need to glitter them... but that might have been too much.  Do boys in general like glitter? The sentiment was created with one of those label makers that emboss the letters.  So when it was completed, all I did was taking the backing off to stick it onto the card.  I like how it turned out and Happy Birthday was just the right size!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball

This image should look familiar!  At least you should.  LOL  It's the same image that I used in my last post but with a minor change - instead of her holding a snowball, this time she's holding a Christmas bauble.  To do this, all you have to do is draw a square and a curved line to create the hook and top part of the bauble.  Faye had accidentally colored her snowball as such and this was how we fixed it.  LOL  

The image I used was Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which was stamped and colored in my travel journal.  This time I colored the image with Marvy Le Plume markers.  Most of the colors were easy to blend, surprisingly, but the red took some extra ink to blend from the darkest to the lightest.  And as a result, the red bled through the paper and showed up on the other side.  I've painted it with Gesso and will try to cover it up with another image so we'll see how that works out.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball

It's never too early to start on those Christmas cards and this one was created for the class I taught at Scrapping Goodtime back in July.  The stamp I used is Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I also used the Park Glen Metal Door and Screen Door Refills on this project.  On the door I used a jingle bell looking wreath that was on a pin.  I'm not sure what it was called but it looked perfect for the door so I had to use it.  :D  The pin part was tucked under the image layer but it also helps to keep it in place.

The class was focused on the snowball texture and general blending techniques and there was a great group of gals there to share it with.  Thank you to Scrapping Goodtime and for everyone there!  :D

Friday, August 8, 2014

Polka Dot Pals Neva

Check this out!  Well, not too closely but you can still check it out.  LOL  This is Polka Dot Pals Neva from Little Miss Muffet Stamps on a page in my travel journal (aka The Poor Richard's Almanac book).  I've colored this one with Prismacolor pencils which went well for the most part.  However, I had some difficulty with the paper and the colors started to rub off.  You can see that around the left knee and the package ribbon.

One of the things I wanted to try out was a shadow behind the image looking like it's cast upon the wall.  However, I don't think it worked very well and I'm not sure why.  I shifted the shadow to the right but perhaps if I had also shifted it down that might have helped.  Something to try on the next one. :D