Thursday, December 3, 2015

Clover Winter Friends Card Kit

Here's a project that is a little different from what I normally do which made it all that more fun.  I'll explain a little more below.  This is also a card kit, Clover Winter Friends Card Kit, for one lucky person since there is only one kit left.

The stamp is Clover Winter Friends from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. My goal was to eliminate all the white space around the stamped image.  I could do this by coloring around the image or by fussy cutting ... I chose the fussy cutting and then decided to do something fun with her wings too. 

I also want to mention the new challenge that opened up today.
 - it's Anything Goes so come show off a project this week.  :D

You can see how I layered and assembled the card.  I used foam dots to pop up the top layer and also the image itself.  The diecut is Birds on a Wire Metal Die, also from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

I cut out the image and even clipped off her wings.  I usually don't use a black marker to go around the cut edge but this time I did.  Since I wasn't going to have the white base, I wanted to make sure the thickens of the paper didn't stand out.  Check out below how I did the wings, which were placed on the card before I added Clover.

I stamped the wings twice on clear plastic and cut them out so I could layer them. This allowed me to use the ground plus a white gel pen for snow and to keep it separate from the image.  The wings were covered with Stickles glitter and I bent them a little at the base so they stood out from the card.  However, before I layered them on the card I also stamped the image, in black, on the decorative paper.  This helped to position the image too.  

I stamped the image I colored in gray and the one on the base in black.  You can use any sentiment that will fit the chipboard embellishment, which is from the Happy Days Tab Sentiment set from Make it Crafty.  You can see I doodled around the chippie too. 

Here are the Copic colors I used:

E0000, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, R11
C2, 3, 4, 6, 7
RV000, 11, 19, 34
BG0000, 32, 34, 75
YR18, 23, 30, Y32

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Creepin' Crew Monday

This is my last project as a guest at The Greeting Farm and I've had so much fun.  Thank you so much!  For this project, I decided I would use Creepin' Crew Monday and do a winter project. I'm a fan of Chris' work and fell in love with one of her projects she made earlier this year.  The style was unique and I wanted to try it out so this project is a CAS as a tribute. 

I colored Monday with Copic markers first and used these colors:

E30, 31, 57
YR65, R05, 17, 29, 39
W3, 6

Since I was working on non-standard coloring paper, I didn't want to mess it up with the marks bleeding so I colored the base quickly.  Afterwards I brought out the Prismacolor Pencils and did a little touch up and the eyes.  I wasn't able to get the white as white as I wanted, so I used a white gel pen and some gesso for the hair and snow. 

The background paper is a decorative paper that I stamped the skull on with red.  The skull is acutely part of the CC Sweet & Toxic stamp that has been retired.  It made a nice background for Monday. Lastly I added some twine and and a charm to make it a little different from Chris' snowman project.  Thanks Chris for the inspiration!