Thursday, May 9, 2013

Annie & Sitting Flowers

I wanted to share a project I colored this week using the new adorable images from Make it Crafty... specifically the little girl Annie!    These new little girls are great color and you can go simple or complex and they'll turn out great either way!  I went for complex and tried out a few things on this one.  First of all, I merged it with the Sitting Flowers background which matches the detailed style of this image perfectly - not too detailed, not too simple.  At my house we've been watching the film Arrietty repeatedly so that was my inspiration for the sizing of the images.  But hay, it's better than watching a Disney musical over and over and over and .... so I'm not really complaining.   LOL

For part of the clothes I tried to go for a pin striping look but as you can see my hands were a little shaky and heavy so the stripes are a little more bold than I had originally planned.  However, they match the paper I was using so it all works out.  The other section I had fun with was her hair! It's been a long while since I've colored bright hair so that was a lot of fun.  :D  Then I added white streaks just for good measure.

The card was simple to put together and I was even able to use a paper pad that was almost all gone - it always feels good to use up ALL the paper!  I only have 2 sheets left so we'll see if I make it all the way.  Corner chipboard was added in the colors and I liked the raw looks so I didn't need to do anything there.  Then I had these spectacles rub-on sheets on my desk so I decided to use that too.  And it also helps with the illusion that this girl is a little person so that was a bonus.

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you've enjoyed this bit of inspiration today!  Maybe it will inspire you to try out a button nose, crazy bright hair or perhaps it got you in a mood to eat your apple today - as long as it inspired you to do something that was my intentions.  LOL  Have a great weekend!

Here's the stuff on this project that you'll want to get from Make it Crafty!

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Zabel Reading

It's another release day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I'm sure you're going to be excited about this latest batch!  There are seven new rubber stamps - most of them are forest friends but there is one Little Misses that added into the mix.  :D  That one is Zabel Reading which used to be a digital stamp but I changed her hair just a tiny bit and wanted to release her in rubber - after all... this is practically me at all the wee hours of the night trying to get the last little bit of studying in!  LOL

For the background, I wanted to try something different.  I shaded it in with E40-E43 going from the darker to lighter.  Then I used the blender marker to create splotches and later went back in with E42 and E43 to add some dots.  I'm not sure what I was going for exactly but I liked how it turned out.  You'll never guess the colors of her shirt... I ended up using E07, R08, R22 and R12 to get the colors to match the papers.  (Or at least, get CLOSE to matching!)

After you get done here, you've got to head on over to the LMMS Challenge blog to check out all the other new releases and inspiration from the DT - you're going to luv what they created!  All the images were featured at least one and you can grab them for yourself in the What's New section of the store this week.  :D  Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sweet Devilina

Do you remember a loooonnnngg long time ago, I had shown some coloring inspiration using Sweet Devilina from Make it Crafty?  We'll she finally made it onto a finished project!  I had described a little about how to create sharp shadows (HERE) and this gal was my example.  :D  Check it out...

For this project I've used Sweet Devilina from Make it Crafty plus the sentiment stamp Just Wanted to Say also from Make it Crafty, which I layered with some web-like ribbon.  I haven't the faintest idea what that ribbon is called but it's been fun to use and works great with Halloween projects too!  Anyway, aside from some stitching, self-stick pearls and ribbon, there isn't much to this project - I think it's the colors that really sets it off.  You can click HERE to see more pictures of Sweet Devilina in details.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lavender with Puppy Additions

Thanks everyone for the good luck wishes on my final exam!  I needed all the help I could get.  :D  Unfortunately, I'm not going to know what my scores are for another week or two but I'm pretty sure I've passed two out of three classes.  I know, that sounds terrible, but at least next year I can retake the one class by itself where-as this year all three classes were clustered together.  It was a killer and I'm glad it's over!  So here's my project that I wanted to show today...

The images are rubber stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and are Lavender and Puppy Additions.  (I love those puppies!)  They were colored with Copic markers on Neenah paper so it was able to handle most of my blending.  Then shadows were added with BV23.  I wanted to go with bright and cheery colors and also use some of my forgotten diecuts.  Lastly chipboard from Make it Crafty was added and some gems for a touch of sparkle.  :D