Friday, August 24, 2012

Elven Hestia

I don't know how I do it but I always seem to be late for my Make it Craft post.  Oh, well, better late than  never, right?  On the MiC Store Blog, remember last time I had colored Elvin Hestia?  Well this time I thought I would create a card from it and to give it a little extra zing, I decided to color the chipboard too.  I selected the largest one I had and brought out my Prismacolored Pencils for the task.  The credit for this fantastic idea actually goes to Zoe when she shared a similar project a while back.

The chipboard on this project is Butterfly Swirls Chipboard from Make it crafty.  As many know, I don't like to color with my pencils, however, coloring on the chipboard is a completely different story.  I was able to layer the colors and blend them in with no problem at all.  The coloring went quickly - partly because it was a small area and I didn't have to worry about the lines.  I did, however, try to keep my coloring strokes in the same direction especially on the butterfly wings where it would be noticeable.

I basically used greens and yellows for the stems, silvers and ivory for the bubbles, brown for the butterfly body, and lastly lots of blues for the wings from light blue-cream to almost a black-blue.  I had so much fun on the main chippie that I decided to keep at it and colored the other two smaller butterflies and two corners.

If you have a moment you should visit the MiC Store Blog for all sorts of tips and coloring inspiration - it's amazing what the rest of the design team has made and I they always inspire me.  Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


There is another challenge opening up at Little Miss Muffet Challenges today and the theme is "Pink, Pink, Pink!"  One of my favorites, however, I have a different colored card to show you today... green.  How's that for logic!  LOL  Actually this is a great time to spill some beans since it reflects to much on my project... although, don't worry as those beans aren't that scary.  He he he

The image I used on my project is Zabel from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and was directly inspired by my school hours. So have you figured out my "beans" yet?  I'm going back to school for another torturous semester.  I'll be around but more in the background and under the table... maybe a nap in the bed too?   But no matter where, I'll be studying.

The sentiment on the project is "Dream as if you'll live forever."

Thanks for coming by today and make sure you head on over to the LMM Challenge blog to see everyone's "Pink, Pink, Pink" projects - you're going to love them!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Christmas Zombies Caleb & Levi

We're opening another challenge at Simply Challenged Challenges and this time it's Anything Goes!!  The design team is using the Christmas Zombies and I merged them together with some other images and created this fun scene... 

Are you ready for all the images?  First there are three images from Simply B Stamps in the foreground which are Rudolph Head Caleb, Rudolph Tail Levi and Artist London.  Then the background are Paris Elements in a pre-merged scene from Make it Crafty named Cafe de Paris Scene.  I loved using the canvas on Artist London and the ideas are limitless.  :D

I've colored Caleb and Levi once before and de-zombiefied them which also turned out cute - these two are great either way!  LOL  The card I made with this can be seen HERE but you can see the colored image below as they figure out how rudolph works.  But that's not all, I have them HERE and HERE in their full zombi glory on a couple of journal pages I created!!  :D

I hope you get a change to also visit the Simply Challenged Challenges blog to see what the oter girls have made for this challenge - they're awesome!  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have started out your week with none of those Monday Blues!  This is my (and my kids') last week of summer which I'm pretty bumbed about.  :(  If only I had another month.  But o'well, school must go on!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Who's Out There Ali

Here's a project I have for the Simply Challenge Challenges this week, which is a little on the late side, but better late than never.  LOL  Anyway, the challenge theme is "Let's Go Camping" and I found the perfect combination to work with.  Check out the SCC Blog for more inspiration too.

For my project I started with Who's Out There Ali, from Simply B Stamps, and I really wanted to focus on the flashlight.  So for that I thought it would be best to color the whole image in so it could really shine.  However, each time I got a color out, I had forgotten about my plans and ended up coloring the spot that should have been left white!  Eeek!  Lucky for me, the Blender pen came to my rescue and was able to fix my mistake.  LOL 

For the background, I stumbled across Dragon Ruins from Make it Crafty and knew it would be perfect!  I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but after adding the blue sky and stars it really completed the scene.  The stars were added with a white gel pen.

The sentiment I found was from Tim Holtz (I think) and makes me cuckle when I put all the emlements together.  It says "The journey awakens the soul" and  completes the scene.  :D  I hope you enjoyed my project and thanks for coming by today!  Have a great Monday!