Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sunbonnet Strawberry Jam

We're starting off the new year with a sketch challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this one is a fun one that we hope you'll adore!  Challenge #76 goes for just about two weeks and we can't wait to see what you create!  I thought it would be fun to start the year with a few of my favorite colors too... pink and chocolate brown.  :D

For my project I used Sunbonnet Strawberry Jam from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and colored it using the Marvy LePlume markers.  This is the image I colored along side with my daughter when she wanted to learn how to color with the "grown-up markers".  :D  She did a wonderful job and I think I've posted it on this site before!

The project was assembled using the sketch as a guide then I added the cream canvas like ribbon and twine.  I wanted to use the micro-beads so this give me the opportunity to tie a little bottle on.  It's only now that I realize it could be little jar of strawberry jam!

Be sure to pop on over to the LMM Challenge blog and check out all the other Little Misses' projects - they're fabulous!  Each of them did a fantastic job with this sketch and I love the diversity!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Clover New Beginnings

Happy New Year!  It's so exciting to ring in the new year and as this post is going live, I'm probably still awake!  But who knows... I'm getting old and a couple of the last few years I fell asleep well before midnight.  LOL  Anyway, what a better project to show than one featuring a little baby from LMMS... 

The image I used on this project is Clover New Beginnings from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and also the Birds on a Wire Metal Die from LMMS.  The image was drawn by Pollycraft and originally didn't have the wings but I couldn't resist adding a little bit of a fairy tale with the wings.  :D

A bunch of elements were used but I'm excited to finally add the button card to a project - it's been a little something hanging out on my desk for a couple weeks but I could never get it to work.  This image plus the corduroy buttons both say "baby" to me and that's how this project was "born."  Ouch, bad pun, I know.  LOL  I hope this project has inspired you a little bit and thanks for coming by this year.  :D

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Polka Dot Pals Neva

If you've been following Make it Crafty on FaceBook you might have seen everyone share their Christmas Trees on that page.  There area so many gorgeous trees out there that I almost felt the urge to redecorate mine in a different style.  But I was saved because the kid's already decorated it and there was no way I was going through all *that* again!  LOL  Anyway, if you posted your picture then Zoe generously sent out images to share in the Christmas giving spirit and one of those images was this stack of Christmas Pressies.  I love that they're versatile for all occasions but I decided I wanted to go all out Christmas!

The image I paired it up with is also a freebie that can be earned at Little Miss Muffet Stamps named Polka Dot Pals Neva.  I had colored her face and added a cheek and nose tutorial in the LMMS FB group for those who want to give your beadie-eyed-friends a little more character.  :D  I hope to post another one for eyes but with Zoe's challenge a while back, I think many have already experimented with those.  For this image I did an impromptu step-by-step coloring guide which you can also find in the LMMS FB group.

The stack of presents were colored mainly in reds, greens and white and the character was done in blues and pinks.  To help bring the images together I added a bit of blue and pinks to some of the outer packages then made sure to add reds to the package she was holding.  Finally I assembled the card (trying) to use the December Make it Crafty sketch - however, the image was so large that I ended up jumbling up the pieces and making something else work.

Lastly, I added some embellishments that I hadn't used in a while including the chipboard, micro beads and cheesecloth.  The card is still reasonably flat so mailing it is still an easy possibility.  I hope you've enjoyed this bit of inspiration and thanks for checking out my project!  :D