Polka Dot Pals Danielle

Get ready, I have a project for you to drool over!  How do I know… cuz I’m drooling too.  LOL  This is the Linking Train scene I created last week and have put it on a journaling page.   It allowed me to use a slightly larger surface and also fit the linear size a bit better.  And true to form… I’ve added everything but the kitchen sink to the page.  Beaming!

I’ve normally skipped out on an extensive supplies list but this one needs it!  Let’s see if you can spot everything (and hopefully I didn’t leave anything off either.)

From Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Gears chipboard from Make it Crafty
Simple Stories I Am 6×6″ paper
enamel dots
clouds metal die and white felt
“Admit One” ticket 
FAVORITES for the week ending January 20, 2018

Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Howdy

We have a new challenge here at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this one has an opened theme that lends well to many cards that are created this time of year – whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Winter or even Summer!!  The challenge theme is “Anything Goes*” but we have a small twist for this round.  If you noticed the asterisks then you’re a lap ahead – the special twist is we want to see products using my favorite stamps! 

ANYTHING GOES
*Using an image from any of these brands as the main focus of your project:

Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Pollycraft
Bugaboo
Make it Crafty
Wee Stamps
Roberto’s Rascals

Of course, it’s easy to see what my favorite stamps are when you look in Little Miss Muffet Stamps – cuz they’re all their!    I also like the fact that it’s any Anything Goes because now I can share one of my saved projects and join in on the fun.

For my project today, I’m sharing a page in my traveling journal.  I used an actual Texas map for the background then added my sentiment and two darling Wranglers to adorn the page.  The images I used are Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Dill as Jesse James and Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Sage as Annie Oakley.

Thanks for dropping by and now I’ll sign off with a big 
Howdy from Texas and ya’ll come back now ya hear!

Roxi Sprite

The challenge this month at Make it Colourful is”Two-tone Monochromatic and Abstract Background.”  It’s a mouthful but it’s nothing to be afraid of.  The gist of the challenge is to use two colors and color your image, one on each side them blend them together.  I choose to work on this scene and each object is blended this way.  The images I used are Roxi Sprite and Hideaway Castle from Make it Crafty.

I chose red and blue and wanted to create n eerie scene but then after it was all colored, poor Roxie Sprite was lost.  It was a good thing I went for the background first so I decided Roxie should be a white ghost.  I also colored the sky black which helped to make her stand out more than the scene.

Here’s a close up of Roxie which shows how simple I kept the coloring.  I used C5, C3 plus a little R12.   Then to draw in the attention, I gave her glowing eyes.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!
Make it Crafty:
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Soprano Opera Signer

It’s finally over!!  Right?  LOL  I’ve listened and put this gal in my project journal and can safely say it’s complete.  I started this project a long time ago even though I wasn’t sure what the end product would look like.  The scene was created using the Paris Elements Digit Collection where I wanted to be creative in creating a balcony for the Soprano Opera Singer to ring out the final scene. 

Once the scene was created, I carried it along with me until I had few moments and started to color it on one of my travels and used Prismacolor Pencils because they were easy to tote.  If you’ve followed along in the Make it Crafty Facebook group then you’ll already know that I started with the skin and wasn’t too sure about the colors.  However, I pressed on and finished the Opera Singer complete.

Once that was complete then I worked on the background but used the wrong color and the whole image looked washed out.  I was about to give up but form suggestion from you, I worked on the spotlight and a drop shadow.  That seemed to help fix the color problem and created a fun effect too; and with more support from you, I went ahead and affixed it to my traveling journal.

Here’s what the image looked like as a scanned image where I think the colors are more true to life.
Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!
Make it Crafty:
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Cupcake Surprise

Cupcakes!!  Yummy cupcakes and also cupcakes that were yummy to color!  LOL  On this page of my traveling journal I used Cupcake Surprise from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I wanted something vibrant so instead of doing chocolate icing, I chose to color them in lime green icing… with a cherry on top too!  Yum.  😀

My coloring medium this time was watercolor paints in a tube.  The paint was a little thicker than I would have liked but that was also an advantage too – when I had stamped the cupcakes and cherries, I didn’t bother to mask them and stamped one right on top of the other.  Also I just want to say thank you to Jane for helping me troubleshoot my watercolor problems.  Thank you!

Desiree

At the beginning of my travel journal I have a couple of blank pages to work with and this is one of them.  I stamped Desiree from Make it Crafty in black ink then colored it with a No.2 pencil.  It was the only thing I had with me at the moment and I haven’t actually colored a grey scale image for long a while.  By the way, I’m loving the MiC rubber stamps because I can use them on old books like this where a digital image can’t “go.”  😀

There are a few areas that I would have like to spend more time on, especially in getting more depth and shadows.  However, the No.2 pencil was a bit too hard for this old paper and after a few layers of coloring the paper would start to rub off.  So I had to call it quits before I damaged the paper too much.  I think it will be enough once I am able to get more pages finished in the book and will probably stand on it’s own nicely.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!
Make it Crafty:
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Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball

This image should look familiar!  At least you should.  LOL  It’s the same image that I used in my last post but with a minor change – instead of her holding a snowball, this time she’s holding a Christmas bauble.  To do this, all you have to do is draw a square and a curved line to create the hook and top part of the bauble.  Faye had accidentally colored her snowball as such and this was how we fixed it.  LOL  

The image I used was Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which was stamped and colored in my travel journal.  This time I colored the image with Marvy Le Plume markers.  Most of the colors were easy to blend, surprisingly, but the red took some extra ink to blend from the darkest to the lightest.  And as a result, the red bled through the paper and showed up on the other side.  I’ve painted it with Gesso and will try to cover it up with another image so we’ll see how that works out.

Polka Dot Pals Neva

Check this out!  Well, not too closely but you can still check it out.  LOL  This is Polka Dot Pals Neva from Little Miss Muffet Stamps on a page in my travel journal (aka The Poor Richard’s Almanac book).  I’ve colored this one with Prismacolor pencils which went well for the most part.  However, I had some difficulty with the paper and the colors started to rub off.  You can see that around the left knee and the package ribbon.

One of the things I wanted to try out was a shadow behind the image looking like it’s cast upon the wall.  However, I don’t think it worked very well and I’m not sure why.  I shifted the shadow to the right but perhaps if I had also shifted it down that might have helped.  Something to try on the next one. 😀

Mushroom Forest

The crazy challenge at Make it Colourful this month is all about an atmosphere perspective… meaning to show the depth of the picture as it fades back into the distance.  Zoe provided with a description, samples and design team inspiration that you can read all about it.  For me, I started with the Mushroom Forest from Make it Crafty and then tried to figure out what I was doing.  LOL

I used the forest example, from the challenge post, and tried to mimic the color of the trees.  Using the back part as the most lightest then coming forward to a darker gray.  But then at the foreground I started to make the mushrooms lighter.  I was using all gray colors knowing that I was going to go back in and use colors.

When I add the colors, I used the most in the foreground and then faded out to not using any at all in the background.  This way I was able to keep the gray colors showing in the background.

Here’s what the image looked like after I had used the Copic markers on it.

I was happy with how the colors turned out but I’m not too happy with how the Prismacolor pencils and the Copic markers blended … or rather…  not blended together. I think it was the paper I was using but the next time I think I’ll stick with one or the other.

Finally I placed my project on a journal page and decorated it.  Thanks for coming by and I hope this helps you in your trial for the challenge this month!  😀

Make it Crafty: 
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Many Thanks

This is the first page in my travel journal, which is an old book titled “Poor Richard’s Almanac (Selections)” by Benjamin Franklin and printed around 1937-1940. It’s a small book and perfect for traveling… hence why I’ve been chilling in it while I travel. 🙂

This image is Many Thanks from Stampendous and is suited for the many thanks I’m sending out to Jane for helping me with watercolors! I stamped on the book directly with black ink and colored this one with watercolor tube paints. The paper is thicker than a normal book would be so it handled the water just fine. So far so good. 🙂 I hope to try a variety of things with the book but the best pay is to have fun.