Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fireworks Stencil

For my project today, I decided to try a technique from Sue. I wasn't sure what paper to use and didn't have what she suggested so I just grabbed what paper I had. However, the paper absorbed the ink refills too quickly. But I'm not one to waste so I made a card with it anyway and used the Fireworks Stencil (from Whimsy Stamps) to add some texture.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Polka Dot Pals Joshua

There's a fun new release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and you can see more inspiration on the LMMS Challenge blog.  For my project I've merged a scene using the Polka Dot Pals Joshua series release which includes all the following digital stamps:

I used my Prismacolor Pencils and colored on a taupe or krafty color. I actually don't know what color it is but I thought it would work well with a desert theme. Then I colored the sky mostly blues and greys so I'm glad I had a little bit of the taupe color showing. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Circles, Circles, Circles

I've created a quick project using Circles, Circles, Circles and Magical Birthday Wishes Sentiment stamps from Whimsy Stamps. The colors I used were just Memento ink pads so there was no color necessary and that's what made it a quick project. Lastly I added some embellishments and for a final touch I used one of the Pierced Border Trio Die, also from Whimsy Stamps, and added a little blue border.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cherry Blossom Background

One of the new releases at Whimsy Stamps this week is this Cherry Blossom Background stamps. It's a large size so it'll fit the 6x6 cards too. However, I've stamped and trimmed it down to a standard envelop size so I can mail it. I've also used the Stained Glass Scripture Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

When I put the card together, I used some white gesso paint and sponged around the edges to soften them up. Then I layered it with two layers of thin foam; in between those layers is a clear sheet that I stamped the sentiment on.

These are the Copic Markers I used on Cherry Blossom Background:

E35, 37, BG01
R20, 32, RV14

Check out some other inspiration and the 
new releases on the Whimsy blog.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Heart Throb Kit

Here's another card I created with the Heart Throb Kit from Queen & Company. I got the card layout and idea from Laurie Schmidlin from the Queen DT.  Thanks for the inspiration!

Lastly, Whimsy Stamps is having a 2 day Christmas in July!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Nativity Crochet

This is part of a Nativity Crochet kit that I've been working on with a friend. My goal is to get the set completed by the end of the year. These are the three wise men. I made some modifications and changed the colors to the pattern to make them unique.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Reindeer Kitty

I have a Christmas project this week using Reindeer Kitty from Whimsy Stamps. I wanted to work on fur texture so I pulled up some pictures of cats and settled on a common tabby. I started with the lightest color and worked towards the dark. Then without blending, I tried to pull in some of the lighter colors where it was needed.

Here are the Copic markers I used on Reindeer Kitty:

YG01, 23, 63
Y21, 26, 28, YR23
E04, 42, 43, 44, W5, 9
R12, 05, 46, 59
BV23, C3

This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Swings 'n Slides Winner

You're a winner!  I've used Swings 'n Slides Winner from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and created a fun card with carnival paper. I colored the hat to match the papers then added some color through the clothes and bear. These are fun stamps to color for me because I end up using brighter colors than I normally do... and it's a cheery change.  Hope you enjoy it!

These are the Copic colors I used on Swings 'n Slides Winner:

E37, 35, 33, 21, 30, R12
YG25, BV23
E47, 44, 43, 49
R05, 29, 59
C1, 3, T3, 7
YG01, 25, 17, 67
Y23, YR30, 23
BG10, 32, 15, 49

The sentiment was created with Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Naughty Puppies

Here's another little note card using one of the puppies from the Naughty Puppies set from Whimsy Stamps. He's backed by some of the Whimsy Stamps glitter and transparent paper in the background plus some fruit paper I had in my stash. I colored the other two puppies from this set in normal puppy colors so I decided to go for a green one this time. :D

These are the Copic markers I used on Naughty Puppies:

YG01, 21, 23, 06, 63
BG10, 15, 02, 72
R21, E04
Y21, YR21, 23
G14, 19, 46
W3, 5, 7

This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Birthday Memories - Poodle

This is the last one - if you can believe it!  This is my last card I made using the Birthday Memories designer series papers from Stampin' Up!  There were 26 cards in total.  I feel like I still have half the package left but now I'm ready to move on to something else.  This last card is a design that I designed myself.  I used some Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments for the sentiment and gems for sparkle.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Swings 'n Slides Coconut Shy

This is another fun stamp from the Swings 'n Slides carnival themed rubber stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps that I've been wanting to use.  This time I've used Swings 'n Slides Coconut Shy and decided it would be the focus of my card. For the background, I created another popcorn bucket but this time used different cloud shapes for the popcorn and used foam tape to give them dimension. I love the turquoise and red contrast on this card.

These are the Copic markers I used on Swings 'n Slides Coconut Shy:

Y26, 23, YR30
T7, 5, 4, C3, BV23
E43, 44, 47
B91, 93, 95, 97, BG32, 05, 10
R05, 29, 59
YG17, 67, 01, 97

The Happy sentiment is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fantail Goldfish

For my project, I've used Fantail Goldfish a DoveArt for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp. I wanted to try something different and stumbled across Nicoletta's amazing water project. She was following a tutorial on the Copic Italia blog and I knew that was something I should try. So this is my first attempt on the Faintail Goldfish. It was about step three that I decided I didn't like it, however, I pushed through to finish so I could learn from my mistakes. I think the next time will be a little easier.

Here are the Copic markers I used on Fantail Goldfish:

Y11, 23, 26, YR02, 04, 21, E21
B00, 12, 23, 32, 95, 97
G00, V01, V12, BV00, R05

This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Birthday Memories - Parade

It's the paper series that keeps on going!  This is one of the many cards I made using the Birthday Memories designer series papers from Stampin' Up!  This is another card layout and design I got from Sacha van de Kerkhof. I also used some Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments for the sentiment and Stickles for sparkle.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Swings 'n Slides Popcorn

I'm excited that I was able to get back to the Swings 'n Slides carnival themed rubber stamps and today I've used Swings 'n Slides Popcorn from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. For the card base, I used red/white striped washi tape to cover scrap paper to go for a popcorn bucket or bag. I used a scalloped edge for the top then cut in the sides a little. For the popcorn, I used clouds. I have some tickets which I thought would work for the theme and then colored up the Swings 'n Slides Popcorn boy. It was fun to use these bright colors which was a switch from my usual.

These are the Copic markers that I used on Swings 'n Slides Popcorn:

E000, 30, 35, R12
R05, 29, 89
C1, 3
Y26, 23, 28, YR30
B95, 97, 93
BG45, 13, 32, 10
T7, 5, 4, 3, BV23

The Celebrate sentiment is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.