Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cupcake Surprise

Cupcakes!!  Yummy cupcakes and also cupcakes that were yummy to color!  LOL  On this page of my traveling journal I used Cupcake Surprise from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I wanted something vibrant so instead of doing chocolate icing, I chose to color them in lime green icing... with a cherry on top too!  Yum.  :D

My coloring medium this time was watercolor paints in a tube.  The paint was a little thicker than I would have liked but that was also an advantage too - when I had stamped the cupcakes and cherries, I didn't bother to mask them and stamped one right on top of the other.  Also I just want to say thank you to Jane for helping me troubleshoot my watercolor problems.  Thank you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


At the beginning of my travel journal I have a couple of blank pages to work with and this is one of them.  I stamped Desiree from Make it Crafty in black ink then colored it with a No.2 pencil.  It was the only thing I had with me at the moment and I haven't actually colored a grey scale image for long a while.  By the way, I'm loving the MiC rubber stamps because I can use them on old books like this where a digital image can't "go."  :D

There are a few areas that I would have like to spend more time on, especially in getting more depth and shadows.  However, the No.2 pencil was a bit too hard for this old paper and after a few layers of coloring the paper would start to rub off.  So I had to call it quits before I damaged the paper too much.  I think it will be enough once I am able to get more pages finished in the book and will probably stand on it's own nicely.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Swings 'n Slides My Bike

I finally got around to creating a boy birthday card and this time I've used Swings 'n Slides My Bike from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I was able to use some scrap papers that I had on the side of my desk plus some red felt for color and texture. 

The dragonflies were added for embellishments and I felt the need to glitter them... but that might have been too much.  Do boys in general like glitter? The sentiment was created with one of those label makers that emboss the letters.  So when it was completed, all I did was taking the backing off to stick it onto the card.  I like how it turned out and Happy Birthday was just the right size!