Saturday, March 1, 2014

Healing the Dragon

Is a dragon an animal?!  I hope so.  This card has been sitting in draft mode and I just can't wait any longer.  LOL  The challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Animal Magic" and I'm going to submit this entry.  The image(s) on this project is called Healing the Dragon by The Paper Shelter which is actually four individual stamps merged together. But I liked how they all came together in this scene and colored it as is.

With an image like this, there are always areas I wish I had colored a little differently.  This one for example, is the liquid medicine.  Instead of coloring something that looks like blood, I wish it was purple like the spoon, and the spoon, any other color.  However, maybe dragons drink blood to feel better?  Who knows!

I hope you're all have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Polka Dot Pals Leilani

We have an inspiration blog post at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today and I wanted to display the card I used the for the Cheeks & Nose Tutorial.   I still have the other sheet that I used and was thinking about an eye tutorial... but... maybe another day when I have some more time.  It's still on my desk, however, so maybe. In the mean time, here's a warm seasoned Christmas card...

I used Polka Dot Pals Leilani and Palm Christmas Tree, both from Little Miss Muffet Stamp.  The colors were grabbed from a spring paper pad that I have plus a bit of green scraps to help bring in the Christmas colors. 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a great week!

Monday, February 24, 2014


I decided to take my coloring with me and grabbed my pencils since they're in a nice to-go box that's easy to travel with.  But before stepping out the door, I stamped Felicity, from Make it Crafty, in black on an over-sized kraft card.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with all the empty spot, but I didn't care at the moment... I was fixin' to color and *that* was exciting!  LOL   My main goal for coloring Felicity was to use the kraft cardstock as part of the skin color.  So I kept the coloring of skin to a minimal with just a little cream and a tiny bit of dark brown for a shadow.  Here's what she looked liked finished...

For the card, I decided a little bit of doodling would be fun and inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing.  However, I kept it in the corner to balance out the character.  Then for fun, I found a little bird cage charm and added that to the tangles.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Thyme

Sometimes I get so far behind in my crafting that I'm often working on holidays long past.  For example, this is one that I started before Valentines Day... and I also just finished up two others that I started before Christmas!  Oh my, what you to do with me!  LOL  I'll quickly post this one because even though Valentines is over, there is always room for a Love card to share.  :D

This card uses Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Thyme from Little Miss Muffet Stamps as a rubber stamp.  This doll is one fun girl to color especially since I gave her pink hair.  :D  The wood elements are from Dephine (thanks sweetie) and the corner is a chipboard embellishment from Make it Crafty.  The paper was cut larger than I normally make paper and I think it's 6" wide so I'm going to have to find a special envelope for it. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend and it's time for me to sign off.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugs