Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sweet Thinkin' Mae

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!  I've had nothing planned so a little down time has been nice... now time to settle down for a weekend movie.  :D  But before I get to that, here's a project I've revamped using a Some Odd Girl... Sweet Thinkin' Mae!

The door in the background is actually one of the prototypes for the Park Glen Door Diecut that I was creating so it's kind of fun to see how that came about.  The hardware was a few things I found in my stash - it's one of those photo clasps with a brad in the top part which creates the illusion of the door knob.

This cutie was actually kind of fun to use and at the moment I only remember the green color combination which was G82, G40 and G20.  Well, at least I think that was it - I like how it turned out and will have to use that combo again.  I think the hair is done with the Neutral which is now my favorite gray tones to use.  I used to like the Warm tones but Neutral and Toner have sneak into my favorites position.  LOL 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Winter Marci

It's time to announce last week's Blog Candy winner and thank you to everyone who participated.  :D  The little Krafin' Kimmie stamp is waiting for a new home so I've used to pick a lucky winner and that person is...

#33 April D

Congratulations!  My email is on the sidebar and you can send me your mailing address.   :D

For my project today I'm showing a card that I had created last winter using Winter Marci from La-la Land Crafts that I purchased and combined her with Winter Sleigh from Make it Crafty. The ticket sentiment is from Whimsy as well as the coordinating diecut - been loving that combo!

It's been so long since I've colored this but if you can believe I have the list of Copic colors I used on card!  Woah, is right!  LOL  But thanks to Sandie I was able to keep a list and here they are...

Copic Colors: R21, R14, R17, R37, R46, R59, YG61, YG63, YG67, B000, B00, B01, 0, E000, E00, E11, E13, E53, E04, YR14, E08, E19, E59, E55, E57, E59, E50, E51, E53, E70, E71, E74, C1, C3

For this card I was going for the white on white look with a colored image but I think my image is so large that it doesn't really fit in the catagory.  However, almost everything else is white so it counts in the game of horseshoes, right?  LOL  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you've enjoyed this winter scene.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Toxic Teens Mac

Today's challenge at Simply Challenged Challenges from Simply B Stamps is to create a project with a movie in mind... aka, create a project that represents a movie!  This one is always one of those challenges that I struggle with but once I get started and into the color part I can then (and only then) think of tons of movies that would work!  It's like watching the movies in my mind as I pay close attention to the details in the images.  LOL

So for this project, it started out as a representation of Footloose... and it never failed, I was able to think of lots of other movies involving break dancing and even running that would fit.  The main secondary one that came to mind was anything to do with the Michael Jackson!

The images I used on this project are Toxic Teens Mac from Simply B Stamps and I combined him with some Urban Elements from Make it Crafty.  In the background I also used the upper part of the Eerie Fence from Make it crafty and colored in the moon.

Make sure you get a chance to steel a moment and visit the SCC Blog for more inspiration and a few movie reviews with their projects.  He he he.  Also, Simply B Stamps is having a sale right now that you don't want to miss - you can get 12 digi stamps for $25!  Plus I think there are a few more bargains you can look out for.  Happy shopping!


Yep, I have another challenge for you today - this one at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!  The challenge over there is "Loads of Layers" which should come easy for most of you crafters out there - it's almost like an anything goes challenge!  LOL  So get out your supplies and have some fun.  :D

For my project I used Chives from the Sugar 'n Spice Dolls line and the Park Glen Door Diecut - both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The door is posted on foam dots so it pops out a little and the girl is on double foam dots and pops out that much more.  I'm having so much fun with this door diecut if you haven't noticed AND I keep coming up with loads of ideas that I want to try out!  The utlimate idea being the one that Zoe did - I hope to try something like that out this weekend.  (Wish me luck!)

If you get a chance to visit the LMM Challenge blog there are some fantastic examples posted from the design team that are a must see!  Plus with the new Pollycraft images it's been quite exciting around there this month.  :D  I have some great news for this summer and you don't want to miss out on any of it so keep an eye out!  (hint, hint)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Blog Candy - Genevieve

How about some time for some blog candy?!  This is just to say thanks for everyone who visits my blog and also for those that leave lovely comments.  :D  I'm going out of town this weekend so I've set the end date for June 13th and I'll post the winner on June 14th(Opps.... ok, I'll post it on June 15th.  Poke me if I forget again. LOL)

This is Genevieve from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and she comes with a little map.  I also found an extra saying that I've popped in which says "Things can only get better" - both are gently used and the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp is unmounted.   
This blog candy is for everyone (friends, family and even fellow DT members) and I'll ship to anywhere in the word.  All you have to do is be or become a Follower of this blog and enter your name in the link below.  Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cheers Kaylee and Tropical Mae

Click, click, click - testing, 1, 2, 3.  It works!!  :D  I can't tell you how I felt when I found my laptop computer in shambles with keys missing and parts spewn all over the floor!  I'm usually not one to be surprised by anything but this time I actually gasped in such an alarm that all the kids came running to see if I was ok!  LOL But the good news is after I initiated "quiet time" and spent some effort tinkering that I was able to get it all back togehter.  Phew... ok so on to todays cards... tada!

These two cuties are new from Some Odd girl and are part of the new digi releases this week!  These two cuties are Tropical Mae and Cheers Kaylee and are available in the store right now.  Tropical Mae was previewed on the SOG Blog yesterday and today it's time to show off Cheers Kaylee - so be sure to check out the rest of what the DT has created.  :D

These two cards were fun and quick to make - sometimes those are the best.  I grabbed the paper choices before coloring then just worked off the papers to select my markers.  I usually add some ribbon but skipped out by using scraps or the reverse side of the decorative paper to create the horizontal interest that I seem to be attached to - it just looks weird if I don't include that on my cards so I guess you coudl call that my odd quirk for the day!

I used the same colors, papers and even the layout on both projects if you haven't noticed already.  He he he.  In addition, the background stamps I used are the Chandelier from Stampavie and I still can't find where the sentiment stamp is from... but somewhere as I'm sure it's not that old.  LOL

That pretty much wraps this up and I hope you've enjoyed the card for today.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great mid-week.  :D

Monday, June 11, 2012

Santa's Workshop

I hope you've been enjoying all the fabulous inspiration and show casing of the new releases at the LMMS Blog!  I can't wait to get back home to technology and check out what everyone has made!  But until then, here's another project I made with the Park Glen Door Diecut from Little Miss Muffet Stamps...

I used the base door part of the Park Glen Door Diecut and kept it simple with a nice bold red door for the season.  The solid color also helps to see the embossing details around the edges.  They don't photograph well, but it's a nice little addition and some added interest.

The fun part about this project is the view inside the door... for that I used Santa's Workshop from Make it Crafty and zoomed into one area of the room.  I colored it back and white because the outside already had so much color.

The Joy banner was created with a pennant diecut but I can't remember from which company it comes from.  Anyoen know?  I know there ar a few out there but I don't remember which one has the scallopes and holes all around.  Regardless, it makes for a great banner!  :D

In between the banners I've added little jingle bells which have a nice little gingle too them.  They post office is going to have fun delievering this card and if I get it sent early enough in the season pehaps they'll enjoy shaking the envelop for a little music.  LOL

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Underwater Shipwreck

I'm excited to say that it's my day to post on the Make it Crafty Blog and I chose to do a step-by-step tutorial of how to color sun rays in the water!  Now this is a simple task so be sure to grab your favorite coloring medium and head on over to check it out.  It actually should only take a few minutes to get the blue water part done then you can worry about the rest of the image.  LOL

I don't want to go into the tutorial details on this side so I'll briefly talk about what I did and give you lots of pictures instead.  For my project I used Underwater Shipwreck from Make it Crafty, however, any of the underwater scenes would be perfect for this task. 

The algae was an after thought because at one stage of the coloring I had covered up most of the seaweed I added so as I was going back in it occurred to me that a ship this old would have lots of slimy algae growing on it.  This was easy to add by taking a light moss green (YG91) and coloring over and around the ship.  On the masts I added strings of algae with the same color.

Most dolphin pictures I see have the light reflection on the backs and I wanted to give this a try.  So for this technique I used a white gel pen and drew in some rough hash marks that I hoped resembled the sun shining through the water.  Then to soften up the edges I took a lighter gray marker and colored the sides of the dolphin.  I also used the white gel pen to color in the air bubbles.

I hope you get a chance to try out these techniques - the best part about an underwater scene is that  you can be messy and it looks like it was done on purpose!  LOL  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're having a fantastic weekend!   Remember to check out the Make it Crafty Blog for the water tutorial.  Thanks.  :D