Saturday, July 9, 2011

Toasting Properly

Remember all those hints I've given about coloring pleats and folds in clothing? Well, today's the day! It's another challenge with Make it Colourful and our theme this week is none other than to... create folds and pleats through coloring! :D

Here's a close up of some of the folds I created in the dress. I like to start with my darker colors and work towards the lighter ones. The darkest color I lay down serves as a guide for the fold - so I guess it's kinda like cheating. LOL But give it a go and see how it turns out for you.

Our challenges is sponsored by Magnolia-Licious which also have lots of images to practice this technique with. :D The images I used on my project was Toasting Property from Tiddly Inks and Flying Balloon Chair from Make it Crafty. It's an unusual combination, I think, but I like how it turned out.

I embellished with a few elements keeping with a black and lavender theme but also snuck in another page from the dictionary - this one was semi checked for bad words though I still didn't take the time to *every* word. Ha. But I guess that is what would make it interesting - especially for this card!

I didn't write down any details on the colors and papers this time around but I used the upper V's for the lavender and the "N" Neutral colors. Here's a closeup of the main image. I colored her with Gray hair thinking of my Mom - she's on vacation right now and enjoying life, of course.

Hope you liked it and come on over to play in our challenge this round - it's a fun technique to learn. Happy Stamping and stay tuned for next week's combined release of Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Up until now, I used acronyms when I listed the stamps and papers that I used.  However, I'm now listing the stamps using the companies full name so my acronym list is no longer needed.  I'm just posting this here so I don't loose the list in case anyone needs to reference it.

Rubber Stamps & Digis:
BnW = Belles 'n Whistles
CAS = Clear Art Stamps
CAH = Crissy's Art & Heart
CCD = C.C. Designs
DPD = Dustin Pike Doodles
EB = Elisabeth Bell Designs
EOD = Elizabeth O. Dulemba
ISS = InStyle Stamps
KD = Karen's Doodles
KKD = Kenny K Downloads
L&F = Ladybug & Friends
LotV = Lili of the Valley
LL&L = Lil Lolita & Lil Lads
LMMS = Little Miss Muffet Stamps
LTS = Love To Stamp
Mag = Magnolia
MiC = Make it Crafty
MD = Meljen's Designs
MO = Mo Manning (was MMS)
P = Pergamano
PMS = Paper Makeup Stamps
S = Stampavie
SB = Stamping Bella
SBS = Simply Betty Stamps
SCRS = Sparkle Creations
SK = Sarah Kay
SN = Sugar Nellie
SOG = Some Odd Girl
SU = Stampin' Up!
TGF = The Greeting Farm
TI = Tiddly Inks
TSB = The Stamping Bazaar
WnW = Wags 'n Whiskers
WoJ = Whiff of Joy

Decorative Papers:
BG = BasicGrey
CC = Cosmo Cricket
CM = Creative Memories
CP = Crate Paper
DCWV = Die Cuts With A View
JS = Jillibean Soup
K&C = K&Company EK Success
K*I = K*I Memories
MM = Making Memories
MME = My Mind's Eye
TPCS = The Paper Company Studio
TPS = The Paper Studio

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Father's Lion

It's another challenge day with Little Miss Muffet Challenges and our theme is "Anything but a card!" (Or IF you're using a Little Miss Muffet Stamp then the theme is "Anything Goes!") I created a package tag that I made for a gift using the image called Father's Lion.

This cute lion was the perfect touch I needed to dress up an otherwise plain gift and I love how easily it came together. The little tag is a diecut that just arrived in my mail. ;D You'll also want to check out the challenge blog because we're currently holding a DT Call! Click on the image below for all the details....

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Divas by Design Challenge #5 (diecuts)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #57 (birthday)
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #7 (birthday)
Craft-room Challenges (summer birthdays)
Papertake Weekly Challenge (anything goes)

DT Challenge: Little Miss Muffet Challenge #13
Main Stamp:
Father's Lion (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: BW Around the World Postcards (K&C)
Metal Die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-browns: E55, E57, E59
-reds: R21, R22, R24, R46, R59
-oranges: YR12, YR14, YR18
-yellows: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
-blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
-grays: 0, C1, C3; W4, W6, W8

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Belle and a Royal Proclamation

Welcome back for another Tuesday challenge with Tiddly Inks! The challenge this week is to create something with "Attitude" and this is the card I came up with...

It's been fun combining the images and for this scene I used three Tiddly Ink images: Bella, Royal Proclamation and Door of Dreams. The sentiment is from a Inkadinkado Kids Quotes stamp but I punched it out on labeling tape and strung it across the top.

To add to the "attitude" I sketched in the skull on the door and went over it with a fine-tipped marker. Then I made sure I used one of my very few pieces of decorative paper with skulls on it, although I couldn't help but to cover most of it up in the end. But don't worry - I was still able to fit a few chippies in there. LOL

I practiced more with creating folds on the dresses. At first I didn't think it would turn out by using my own advise "I just kept going!" I was actually surprised how well it turned out. So when in doubt, just keep going. :D And don't forget to practice those folds and creases in the clothing! (hint hint wink wink)

DT Challenge: Tiddly Inks Challenge #56 (attitude, bad to the bones, skulls, etc.)
Main Stamp:
Bella, Royal Proclamation and Door of Dreams (TI)
Patterned Paper: Handmade Cara Marie (K&C) and Rockstar (DCWV)
Chipboard: Butterfly Leaves (MiC) covered with Silver Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E11
-hair: E51, E53, E55; E23, E25, E27, E29, E49
-browns: E42, E43
-yellows: Y38, Y35, Y21
-blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
-pinks: R20, R21, R22
-grays: T2, T4, T6, T8; C1, C3

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Catch a Falling Star

Is this song stuck in your head yet? All I had to do was look at the image and I've been singing "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day" all week! LOL The image is "Little Darlings: Catch a Falling Star" sold by Love to Stamp and was a fun image to work with.

I created another one-layer card with inspiration from Jen on the borders. I also colored this one with Prismacolor Pencils on Kraft cardstock and it's getting easier for me. Now I just need to get familiar with the colors so I know what I'm mixing together.

Have a great weekend!