Thursday, December 31, 2015

Polka Dot Pals Neva

Happy New Year!  I already know this is going to be a long night for me as I stay up with my kids for the new year.  Last year was bliss - we were out camping so I set all the clocks forward two hours.  He he he.  But they overheard me telling their dad about it a couple days later.  I was caught!  So this year, they are already making sure that all the clocks are set correctly and are determined to watch the ball drop.  LOL.  

I wanted to share a card I created using the Add-on Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  These are so fun to use and they work on all the Polka Dot Pals.  Also available in both rubber and digital.  Bonus! 

Little Miss Muffet Stamps:

Sentiment from: Sunbonnet Strawberry Jam
Chipboard from: Happy Days Tab Sentiments  
Metal Die: Icicle Border

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Birdhouse

I love birdhouses and I love the sunbonnet images, so this is the perfect combination.  For this project I wanted to keep it simple.  I used the Party Banner metal die and Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Birdhouse rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I chose some paper from a Christmas stack I had in my stash which matched great with the birds on the image.  Lucky me that I colored the birds red!  LOL.  I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by this week.  :)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Fireplace Background

For a while, I've wanted to color this image and really make the fire glow.  I didn't know how to do it, so honestly, it's been sitting on my desk for over a year.  This year I finally decided to take the plunge and get into it - for better or for worse.   So this is what I worked on during Christmas while the kids were busy playing with their new toys.  I must say, I'm rather pleased at how it turned out.  Can I say that?  He he he

The stamp is Fireplace Background from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the Icicles border metal die available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  For the fire, these are the Copic colors that I used ...

Y00, 11, 32, YR12, 24

I started with Y00 and outlined the fireplace.  I thought I should leave that area white and not do anything with it.  Then from the outside going in, I colored from the darkest to the lightest and making sure it was blended.  When that was finished, the fire looked too white but I worked on the rest of the image before deciding what to do. 

As you can see, the fireplace is on a separate paper and raised from the fire.  This was so that I could add dimension but mainly because when I was working with the fire, it was easier to not have to worry about the staying within the line.  LOL. 

Once everything was complete, I realized the white of the fire really was too bright and needed something.  So I went in with Y00 and just a tad of Y32 to create some flames within the flames.  I added a bit too much color, in my opinion, so I used the blender marker just above the logs to remove some of the color.  That actually worked in my favor and I like the way it turned out.  What do you think? 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Stinkin' Cute

Sometimes I get a package and I'm able to color something straight away.  This was one of those times.  I used Stinkin' Cute and the Hello die from Lawn Fawn and created this simple card.  I'm realizing that my favorite print is either gingham or text so this is the best of both.  Enjoy!