Thursday, March 27, 2014

SS Ring Out Those Bells

Do you think it's too early for some Holiday Cheer?  Ok, so I won't jump into a song and dance but I'll at least show some winter inspiration using a Christmas stamp.  This is Swings 'n Slides Ring Out Those Bells stamp drawn by Pollycraft and available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I used the rubber stamp version and some scrap papers to create this card...

The colors are brown and blue because I wanted it to be on the boyish side to match the image.  But then I used lace and pastels for the card and hoped that it looked more like the icy cold outside would look like.  Here are some close ups of the coloring...

I also used a little bit of the white gel pen to create highlights on the bell and berries.   It's not cold outside but I hope this has warmed your hearts a little bit anyway.  :D

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baby Fairy Flora

I had such a wonderful time at the Texas Coloring Retreat that it's easy for my new pals to convince me to organize another!  So start marking your calendars for next year and we'll be having another.  :D  For the next two weeks I'm going to post all the things we colored and did at the activity and share the fun.  But first, I need to photo graph everything.  This isn't one of them but it's something along the same lines... faces!

This image is Baby Fairy Flora from Mo Manning which had a face but there were two lines that looked like the bottom parts of eyelids so I went with that idea.

Here's the image before it was colored.  This is a rubber stamp that I have but I think it also comes in a revised digital form.

I think the eyes are a bit too far apart but she still looks cute, I think, and better with eyes.  I added a couple extra bees around the edges to fill out the white area.  I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by!  Have a great mid-week and come back soon, ya'll hear!

Hopping Tilda

It's warming up outside and I'm getting ready for some spring gardening!  I was tempted to do it last week but I thought I'd wait a little bit longer just to make sure a surprise freeze doesn't kill the plants.  Anyway, I thought this would be a great card to share... it's using Daffodil Del from Make it Crafty (and one of the rubber stamps that I've selected to stock in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store too!)

The other image is Hopping Tilda (or Jumping Tilda?) from Magnolia.  You may not recognize it as a Magnolia stamp but with some ECP (Extreme Color Placement) on the face, I've been able to add a little more character and tried to go for a joyful expression.  Here's a side-by-side of the stamp and the colored version:

I like using the Daffodil Del stamp because the flowers are on the side which make it perfect to place an image in the center.  It's one of those background stamps that go so well together that it looks like one large scene stamp. Here are some close up and also a closer view of the dress (also colored with ECP).

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you're having a great week!