Friday, May 5, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Jennifer

I had a lot of fun with this image.  I was inspired by Jennifer Dove and the pictures she posted at her last boot camp in her plaid skirt and pig tales.  She was so cute and so I decided to make her into a Polka Dot Pals rubber stamp.  Meet Polka Dot Pals Jennifer from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - complete with two sayings "Get 'er done" and "... or you'll get the boot."


I am also excited to announce that Jennifer will be using this in her Advanced Copic Retreat. You can practice coloring patterns on the skirt and shirt - but best of all, you can practice coloring faces like I did on this one.  Adding a face to the Polka Dot Pals is my favorite part in coloring them.  But there are also Add-on Faces to help guide you too.


For the color scheme on this one, I went with a rainbo - starting with red hair, then working down the clothes to her shiny red boots with orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

My card, and several others from the design team, are posted on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog where you can also share one of your cards.  Head on over and link up your favorite from this week!



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Country Shed

I'm honored to announce that I'll be spending some time as a guest with Jennifer working with her fabulous rubber stamps, DoveArt Designs Studios.  I hoped that this will allow me to turn over some new leaves and get back to crafting.  :D

For my first project, I set out to create a card but ended up with an envelop instead. This uses the Country Shed rubber stamp and it was stamped on balsa wood.  I planned to add a little color but the balsa wood started to disintegrate so I ditched that idea and went with a monochrome focus.


I did, however, manage to color the leaves, Acorn Leaf Chipboard from Make it Crafty, with Copic colors E11, E23, E25 and YG93.

Hope you enjoy this tidbit of inspiration.