Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Just saying Hello

This fun little card was made with Little Miss Muffet Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Narah digi image. This was the first time for me coloring her up, and I was a little apprehensive about trying to draw my own nose and mouth.. Anyway, I think she's still pretty cute this way! This image is merged with Make It Crafty: Pebblestone patch digi stamp.
The crystal-sparkling sequins just arrived to my door from Some Odd Girl: Spring Fling. I literally sprinkled them onto the card then glued them where they fell :) .  The embossed clouds on the yellow paper-ribbon-tag is from a Stampin' Up! embossing folder. I used the debossed side and did not emboss the bottom of the tag.
Here's a different angle to show of the sparkle in the sequins!

Copic colors for this card include: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R11. B32, B34, B37. G99, YG67, YG23. Y38, Y11, Y15, Y17. E37, E33, E30.BG05, BG01. E77, E74, E71, YG00.RV10, RV21, RV23.
I am entering this card into LMMS challenge LMMS Challenge 86: Anything Goes. Thanks for looking and hopefully I have inspired you to get crafty!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Chillin with aqua accents!

This week I am entering into two challenges. The first is the new Headshot release from Simply Betty Stamps. The second challenge is a layout from MFT; one of my newest favorite shops! The Gerbera Daisy Die is also from MFT.  Ice Queen Betty (SBS) is colored up with cool colors, glitter and sparkles.
The teal blue foil paper came with the ridges and was cut with the metal die mentioned above. One is popped up for added dimension. The sentiment, I believe from a Stamping Up! set is stamped in variegated pink-purple/blue metallic ink. White SF Sharpie Pen accents were added to her hair, but then I thought it made the artist's drawn lines look like dotted lines, so this gave me the perfect reason to add more Stickles sparkle to her hair. Stickles were also added to the collar of her dress and her necklace. She has clear Spica glitter pen added to her eyelids and a touch to her lips also. Here are some close-up shots:

Here's a second card for comparison I made for my stash, and I did not add the extra sparkles to her hair. (It was fun to challenge myself to try to make icy colors in pastel form! ; ] ).  I used Copics on all.

The  second part of SBS challenge was to use the headshot of Music Notes Rio. This time the challenge was to use black and white plus one other color of choice. (From the samples it looked like it was okay to color the skin natural colors.) Here's my take:
I decided to stick with the same aqua-teal color I love for this one. I am still struggling practicing with black hair! The black colors were made with cool grays and BVs for the shirt and eyes. BGs were used for the pops of color. I tried to make the music notes look like they had a glowing, vibrant center. I also die cut the double background from a shape set, and the fancy flourish is from Lawn Fawn. The music note inked background is from a stamping wheel from Stamping Up!, and for an extra accent of color, I added some enamel dots.  
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cupcakes with Jean

The image for this card comes from the amazing MayzyArt Site! She has so many images, and after some time away, she is cranking out even more awesome images! This one is called Jean and she's bringing a treat for you.
The layout is one from Jen's Deconstructed Sketches (150), and I changed it up just a tad!
She's colored up in Copics, and I didn't write the combo down this time, but there are BGs and cool greys, possibly E15, a YR and Y for the hair...I used Spica turquoise glitter pen for her barrettes, the bling on her belt and buttons on her boots. The blue background is also a shiny/glittery paper from a pack in my stash. I think it totally makes this card!
I changed the ribbon in the middle (from the sketch) to be this fun twisty-cut piece of textured paper and was having a time trying to think of what I should use in the corner, when it dawned on me- I have a Sizzix die for a cupcake (It also has an icecream cone with it and is an oldie.)! I bent the edges of the cupcake paper for a more 3-D look and the frosting was embossed with a stencil using a thin rubber mat through my Big Shot. The cupcake is popped up for added dimension.
Thanks for looking! (Dontcha just want a cupcake now?)