Saturday, January 28, 2012

Prom Queen Rio

It's a challenge day at Simply B Stamps!! The challenge this month is Halloween themed and we want you to create a monochromatic project with one additional color. For my project, as you can see, I chose to use blood red as my added Halloween color.

The image I used is Prom Queen Rio which is from the Back 2 School Teen Scene from Simply B Stamps. The background is actually a Halloween sticker and is what I got my inspiration from. So the card was really simple to put together... just peel and stick on kraft paper and then added some rhinestones and mesh ribbon.

If you can see, I added a few rhinestones to her tiara and over all the red areas and her banner I went over it with a Spica Atou glitter pen. Don't forget to head on over to the SBS Challenge blog to see the rest of the design team's inspiration! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! :D

Thursday, January 26, 2012

MiC Australian Day

I'm back again for my second project today... now isn't that lucky for you! LOL This one is a journal page that I did to celebrate Australian Day and to show off a couple of the new images from Make it Crafty! Welcome to the hop!

You should have arrived here from the talented AJ - which is also the beginning!

I had asked Zoe to send me any two images, a background and a person or animal, to color so this the combination that arrived in my inbox! It made me laugh because it reminded me of the expression... "Does a bear s*** in the woods?" and so the combination was perfect to fit the Australian theme ... "Does a koala s*** in the outback?"

The images I used are Outback Dunny and Koala & Joey from Make it Crafty, plus some corner chippies in Fine Swirls. I used a little bit of burlap ribbon for texture and gray felt clouds to bring out the gray in the koalas. Plus with the green fields of the outback... it has to be during the rainy season! Here's a close-up of the Koalas...

Now I guess you're looking for the next mate to hop on over to?? Well before you do... Make sure you comment below for your chance to win an Australian Souvenir. Each of us will be selecting someone from our comments to receive a little Aussie Souvenir from Zoe!

PLUS Zoe is offering 20% OFF store wide at until the 28th January! Hurry on over (when you get through the hop of course!) to grab some bargains!!

Thanks for stopping by and where ever you are... we hope you have a fabulous Australian Day! Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous DEBBIE!!


It's a big day over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps with a whole set of New Releases this week! There are a few Little Misses, an Animal Friend, and two adorable Sugar 'n Spice Dolls that you don't want to miss out on - perfect for snuggling and Valentines!! Check out all the fabulous inspiration at the LMM Challenge Blog where there are several projects from the design team!

For my project I chose to use Macie and create a Christmas card. Again, this was actually one that I had made back in December, but shhhh... don't tell the DT about that! LOL One of these days I'm going to run out of finished projects and will eventually have to start making some. But I think I have four more projects... aren't I just lucky?! :D

This Little Miss is in seventh heaven with her little turtle friend and I'm sure spends hours and hours of imaginary play! Her dress comes with and without the poinsette on the front so she is perfect for any occasion. I hope you've enjoyed the project and don't forget to head on over to the LMM Challenge blog for the rest of the inspiration and New Releases!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sweet Cherub

Here's the counter part to the Sweet Angel I posted yesterday... this is Sweet Cherub from Make it Crafty, plus some of their snowflake chippies. These two angels look great together as well and look like their holding hands. Just darling. ;D

I'm just about getting to the end of all my saved projects from December so I guess that means I need to get crack-a-lacking and work on some more projects!! Hmmm... what should I do next? There are so many choices but I think I have project in mind with lots of black and white. However, I need an accent color and I'm getting tired of the usual standbys. Anyone have any suggestions? It's a romantic project but that's the only hint I'm giving at the moment. He he he

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sweet Angel

This will be a quick post to show off one of my Christmas cards that I made last month. This one features Sweet Angel from Make it Crafty plus some snowflake chippies. This little angel was quick to color and with the soft color scheme really makes her sweet. :D

I used a simple layout and even got out some new ribbon I purchased which matched perfectly with the snowflake decorative paper. This little angel has a friend too which I'll show tomorrow. Hope you all have a sweet day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Guitar Marci & Luka

The challenge right now at Make it Crafty is to color blades of grass and there is several ways this can be done! This is one of my projects I've had saved up with shows short blades of grass. I used a few different colors of green and just flicked up with the brush tip. It also helps to have some of the blades of grass color over the bottom part of the image.

It's not very often that I have the colors written down anymore, but I do for this project...
Copic Colors: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, C1, C2, C3, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, B41, W0, W2, W3, W4, W6, W8, E555, E57, E59, E31, E35, E37, E04, E00, E11, E21, R12, R14, YG61, YG63, YG67, G99, R59, R46, R37, R17, R14, R21, YR18, YR14, YR21, Y32

The images I used are Mod Marci, Suitcase Set, and Lil' Rocker Luka all from La-La Land Crafts. I recently purchased each of these in digi form and assembled this scene together. Here's a close up of Marci and Luka.

Both faces were shaded in giving them colored eyes and even eyeglasses on Luka. The first thing I did was leave the area white like most people do already when they color LLLC images. Then I shaded in the eyelid going from tip to tip of the black curved line. After that I added the color around the eye and finally came back in with a white gel pen for some highlights.

I also shaded in Luka's glasses by using a darker color green for the shadow areas first then working my way into the lighter colors. Luka's guitar was done the same way too ... starting with the flames, going from red to yellow then finally comeing back in and coloring the black. Perhaps I'll get a chance to play around with more grass techniques before the challenge is over. We'll see! :D