Saturday, April 9, 2011

WoJ Clown

Last week for the Make it Colourful challenge I colored the Circus Tent... but it turns out we forgot our tickets! So this week we're heading back to the entrance to visit the Ticket Booth! This week our challenge is to color skies... and yes, there is a sky located under all the embellishments. :D Honest!


This cute clown is from Whiff of Joy and looked friendly enough that I had to have it for this Carnival collection. ;D The sky was done in a winds pattern which I had tried out before (on the Wacky House) and loved how it turned out. Here's a picture of the sky before the Carnival "opened."


DT Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #14 (skies)
Main Stamp:
Ticket Booth (MiC) and Clown Plus Matching Sentiment (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Chipboard: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)

Challenges Entered:
Tuesday Throwdown #43 (spring)
Papertake Weekly Challenge (Anything goes)
Creative Stamp Friends - Challenge #22 (swirls)

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-hair: R81, R83, R85, R89
-clothes: BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG63, C1, C3
-crown/flowers/dog: Y32, Y35, Y38, E42, E43, E44
-sky: 0, B00, B000, B0000
-ticket booth: R81, R83, R85, R89, C1, C3, Y32, Y35, Y38, E42, E43, E44, B00, B000
-ground: E42, E43, E44, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG63

Did you know? Opal is an amorphous form of silica related to quartz, a mineraloid form, not a mineral. 3% to 21% of the total weight is water, but the content is usually between 6% to 10%. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl and basalt. 97% of opal is produced in Australia and is its national gemstone.
[Opal, Wikipedia.org]


Friday, April 8, 2011

Nutmeg

Here's my second Sugar 'n Spice Dolls card for today which features Nutmeg! She takes after my own heart with comfy PJs that can be worn all day long. ;D As you may have noticed, each doll has a doll's tag you can look for... so far I've always colored mine red. The one on Nutmeg might be hard to spot at first but you can see that it's "sewn" into the blanket. On this card I also got to use some long forgotten embellishments... mainly the wide Satan ribbon and pink flowers.


Previews: Little Miss Muffet Challenges New Releases - Day 2
Challenge: The Corrosive Challenge #110 (pastel colors)
Challenge: Kenny K's Krafty Girlz #39 (pink)
Challenge: Paper Sundaes Challenge #63 (spring blossoms)
Main Stamp: Nutmeg (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Chipboard: Frame Corner Flourishes (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Oval

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R12
-hair: E51, E53
-clothes: B91, B93, B97, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, R81, R85, R89, RV32, RV34, C00, C1, BV00, BV000, BV02, BV04
-monkey: E41, E42, E43, E44, R24
-other: R81, R85, R89, R22, R24, R29

Did you know? A sock monkey is a toy made from socks fashioned in the likeness of a monkey. These stuffed animals are a mixture of folk art and kitsch in the culture of the United States and Canada. The sock monkey's most direct predecessors originated in the Victorian era, when the craze for imitation stuffed animals swept from Europe into North America and met the burgeoning Arts and Crafts Movement.
[Sock Monkey, Wikipedia.org]

Cinnamon

Meet this smart girlie-girl who loves to read - her name is Cinnamon and one of the newest stamps available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! This little doll was inspired by two munchkins running around my feet... one loves to read and the other loves dresses! Check her out then head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenges blog for more inspiring projects. ;D


Preview: Little Miss Muffet Stamps New Releases - Day 2
Challenge: Card Cupids Challenge #19 (dots and stripes)
Challenge: Scrappy Frogs Challenge (flowers [paper] and lace)
Challenge: Kaboodle Doodle Challenge #61 (girlie)
Main Stamp:
Cinnamon (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Rectangle

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E11, E13, R11, R12
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R11, R12
-hair: E08, E07, E19, E18
-clothes: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
-other: G40, G82, G85, G99, R22, R24, R29

Did you know? A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. One of the earliest known uses of a pendulum was in the 1st century seismometer device of Han Dynasty Chinese scientist Zhang Heng. Its function was to sway and activate one of a series of levers after being disturbed by the tremor of an earthquake far away. Released by a lever, a small ball would fall out of the urn-shaped device into one of eight metal toad's mouths below, at the eight points of the compass, signifying the direction the earthquake was located.
[Pendulum, Wikipedia.org]

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pepper

Here's another card featuring the new Sugar 'n Spice Dolls from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Check out inspiration on all the new releases then head on over to the store and get your favorites! :D This card is featuring Pepper with her jumping rope.


Preview: Little Miss Muffet New Releases - Day 1
Challenge: Creative Inspirations Paint (spring)
Challenge: Sparkles Forum Challenge #8 (springtime)
Challenge: Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge #24 (layers)
Challenge: Paper Playtime Challenge #42 (digi Monday)
Main Stamp: Pepper (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, G20, G21, YG63, YG67
-other: R20, R22, R24, R29

Did you know? Martin Eichler (1912–1992) was a German number theorist and received his Ph.D. from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in 1936. Eichler once stated that there were five fundamental operations of mathematics: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and modular forms. He is linked with Goro Shimura in the developing a method to construct elliptic curves from certain modular forms. The converse notion that every elliptic curve has a corresponding modular form would later be the key to the proof of Fermat's last theorem.
[Martin Eichler, Wikipedia.org]

Update: I was a selected winner at Sparkles Forum for this challenge!

Peppermint

Today we're showing off the new Sugar 'n Spice Dolls at Little Miss Muffet Challenges blog and I'm excited to introduce to you four newest girls, or I should say dolls. ;D This one is named Peppermint and she's all ready for school probably waiting at the bus stop. I made this card for a little girl and used bright primary colors with a touch of bling.


Preview: Little Miss Muffet New Releases - Day 1
Challenge: Stampin' Sisters in Christ #83 (card for a kid)
Challenge: The Crafty Pad Challenge #115 (flowers [brads])
Challenge: I Did it Creations Challenge #49 (anything goes)
Challenge: Craft Your Passion Challenge #52 (anything goes)
Main Stamp:
Peppermint (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: scraps (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R11, R12
-hair: E30, E31, E35, E37
-clothes/other: R21, R22, R24, R29, YR21, YR12, YR14, YR18, Y32, Y35, YG11, YG13, YG17, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, W2, W3, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? "Della mercatura e del mercante perfetto" written by Benedikt Kotruljević around 1400 was the first bookkeeping manuscript and trade manual, aka Accounting. Several historians show the manuscript being written in 1458 and as the oldest known manuscript on the double-entry bookkeeping system, predating Luca Pacioli's claim by at least 36 years.
[Della Mercatura e del Mercante Perfetto, Wikipedia.org]

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cooking Tilda with Wooden Spoon

Here she is, "Cooking Tilda with Wooden Spoon"... well at least I think that is her name. I finally got around to putting this one on a card and kept the embellishments in the background so she'll stand out more. As you can see I also had to add a face. :D This little smirk appears to work out well and this time I also added lashes.


To read more about the details on the background of this image then check out my Tip, Tricks & Techniques post. :D

Main Stamp: Cooking Tilda with Wooden Spoon (Mag)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Chipboard: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen and Magnolia Doohickey Cherry Lace
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, R11, R12
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
-clothes: E40, E41, E42, E43, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, G20, YG17, YG25
-spoon: E35, E57, E59
-background: E50, E51, E53, E41, E42, E43, R000, R12, R14, YG21, G24, T0, T2, T4, T6, 0

Did you know? Studio Ghibli, Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio founded in June 1985. The company's logo features the character Totoro (a large forest spirit) from Hayao Miyazaki's film My Neighbor Totoro. The name Ghibli is based on the Arabic name for the sirocco, or Mediterranean wind, which the Italians used for their Saharan scouting planes in the Second World War, the idea being that the studio would blow a new wind through the Japanese anime industry.
[Studio Ghibli, Wikipedia.org]

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monster Dreams

Here's another background sky I tried to make after having success with the last one behind Tilda. I wanted to try a sunset, however, the colors didn't work out so I started adding browns and blacks to create a nighttime sky. Once the coloring was done I added stars with a white pen.


Challenge: Designers Choice Challenge (create a scene)
Challenge: Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #5 (1 image, 2 embellishment types, 3 papers)
Challenge: The Paper Variety 1-2-3 Challenge
(1 image, 2 embellishment types, 3 papers)
Main Stamp: Monster Dreams (LMMS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles and My Favorite Things Die-namics Jumbo Scallop
Copic Colors:
-monster: G40, G82, G94, G99, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, R11, R12, R14
-ice cream: E35, E55, E57, E59
-grass: G21, G28, YG63, YG67, YG99
-sky: (reds, yellows, oranges, browns and blacks)

Did you know? Ondines are elementals, enumerated as the water elementals in works of alchemy by Paracelsus. Ondines are said to be able to gain a soul by marrying a man and bearing his child. The German folktale of Ondine, a water nymph who curses her unfaithful husband to cease breathing if he should ever fall asleep again, is the basis for "Ondine's Curse," the historical term for congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, in which the afflicted lose autonomic control over breathing, placing them at greatest risk when they are asleep.
[Ondine, Wikipedia.org]