Saturday, December 31, 2016

Fireplace Background

I squeezed in one last project for the year using Fireplace Background rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I colored it using Polychromos Pencils.  I don't like this one as much as the last Fireplace Background card I colored (I don't think anything I can do will compare to that one in a long time).  But I learned a few things from this - so that's a good thing.  While I was working out the hard shadows from the fireplace, I realized that the ones further away from the source would need to be longer and not has harsh.  Something to know for the next time. 

I also used the Jolly Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty for the sentiment and colored it to match the green stocking. 



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Polka Dot Pals Lirienne

This is Polka Dot Pals Lirienne from Little Miss Muffet Stamps that I used for an eye and face tutorial (a bonus below).  It was fun to use these colors and I'm always a sucker for images with books.  This has been one of my favorites for a while and I had a hard time waiting to post it.  So I hope you enjoy it too!

Come enter in one of your projects into the Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Any stamp, any theme, any project!




Here are the two step-by-step tutorials I did with this image.  The first was how to color the eyes.  I basically follow these few steps anytime but just change the colors a little. Lots of times I wait until the whole face is done before doing the eye.  This helps for when I've chosen colors that were too light.  When that happens, then I make it darker at the top otherwise I think she's a bit too wide-eyed. 


Here's the other step-by-step that shows how I build the face.  I only use a couple colors but layer it on while blending and blending.  Hope it helps.  If you are looking for something in between a blank face and this, check out the Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces, available in both digital and rubber. 


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Love You S'more

Merry Christmas!  For this project I used Love You S'more and Sealed With A Kiss from Lawn Fawn.  The scene was created with the metal dies and the stars were from the Mini Stars Chipboard Tinkling set from Make it Crafty.