Easy Mini Albums

A new linking challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today – hop on over and link up one of your projects from today in the Anything Goes Challenge!

My project uses the Easy Mini Albums booklet to create this envelope gift. This is the outside which features a pocket on the side for a personal note. The image I used is From Me To You by Whimsy.

When it opens from the back, this is what it looks like… and another envelope to follow.  On the bottom panel I used the Party Banner metal die from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the words are chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty that have been painted black then covered with Sparkles glitter gel.

Looking at the center part of this panel, the nested envelope part, I’ve used Polka Dot Pals Tanzen rubber stamp with the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces. The cupcake are Cupcakes ‘n Books from Little Miss Muffet Stamps as well.

This last envelop reveals the inside.  In the center, I also used the Party Banner metal die plus the Needle and Thread from DoveArt Studios.  The sentiment is more chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty.

When I cut around the needle, I cut off the thread part instead of fussy cutting around it.  Then I actually threaded the needle with Baker’s twine and glued it artistically to the background.  I thought that added a fun element.  I suppose I should have added a shadows with the marker as well so I’ll go back and do that before I give it away. 😀

On the bottom panel, I also used the Cupcakes ‘n Books stamp to replace one of the strawberries in the wagon. The girl is Sunbonnet Strawberry Wagon and I had stamped two wagons to create a train instead of one.  Now this project is nearly complete – I just need to write a letter to tuck into the front then I’m done.  Yay!

Polka Dot Pals Lirienne

It’s day two of the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces!
Be sure to the LMMS Facebook group each day for more and our honored guests below!
Jennifer Dove (Honored Guest)
Marion Lones
Tina Pavlovic (Honored Guest)
Janice Wilson

If you’re just tuning in, check out the previous post on all the release details and then pop into the LMMS Facebook group to catch up on everything. Today you’ll find tips on a second way to use the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces in case alignment is a bit jittery.

For my project, I used Polka Dot Pals Lirienne and stamped her on Balsa Wood.  However, before I did that, I wiped the ink away from the pupil of her eyes.  This truly gave her a blank face!  LOL I wanted to do that so when I used the vampire face, the eyes would have an eerie glow to them. 

This is also a technique you could use if you had trouble aligning the eyes or if you wanted to use them on another type of image.  The easiest way to do this is to use a cotton swap.

I then colored my image using Prismacolor Pencils.  The skin tones were more grayish and white colors for a nice vampire glow.  The eyes and lips I did in red because I really wanted it to stand out and the white highlights help give it a finished look.  Coloring on Balsa Wood is my favorite way to use my pencils as the texture is very soft.

The rest of the card was put together with a bunch of odds and ends. Gesso was used on the back decorative paper and Make it Crafty Chipboard are some of the embellishments. I also used the metal dies Just Saying and Mini Alpha & Numbers Cutters from CC Designs.  Lastly for a bit of a fun element, I suspended the sentiment with an Action Wobbles Spring.

I’d like to share this into the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenge #30
Artistic Inspiration Challenge #189
Aurora Wings Challenge #59
My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration Link Up #27
Crafting from the Heart #181
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge 1744
Use Your Stuff Challenge #286

Elephant Story

There’s always something that can be added through creative color placement that it’s hard to resist.  The image I used on this card was Elephant Story by My Favorite Things.  At least I think that’s what it’s called as I can’t find it online anywhere now days.  I colored in glasses and gave the elephant larger eyes. 

After I colored the image, I also colored the frame.  I started with the darkest color and added grain lines.  Then I added some more with a medium tone brown and finally colored it with a light brown. 

The dream sentiment is a portion of the Over the Rainbow chipboard sentiment from Make it Crafty.  I’ll be using the top half on another project.  For this piece, I colored it pink with a Copic marker then glued on some pink and red micro beads.

Book in Hand

Here’s the girl that I previewed in the FB group and she’s all finished on a card.  It’s been a while since I’ve done paper piecing and I like how it turned out on her clothes.  This is Book in Hand by My Favorite Things and Puppy Additions from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. 

I’m a sucker for almost any stamp that features a girl and a book so this one was no exception.  I used Creative Color Placement to give her some bright eyes.  The placement of the original eyes would have been funny so I used those dots as a marker for the outside of the eye.  They blinded in nicely with the eyelashes so it worked out. 

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by my blog this weekend.

Here’s the Story

I can’t believe this is my first My Favorite Things stamp, but it is.  This one is called Here’s the Story and was colored with my first few Polychromos Pencils.  I had purchased about a dozen and took them with me on my vacation last Thanksgiving.  I’m always inspired by Jane‘s coloring and tried to use her technique on the book by cross hatching while coloring.  I hope to continue to learn from her.  Thanks Jane!

On my projects, I’ve been using a lot of the Twinkle Goosebumps Gems from Queen & Co.  I love the way they look and the extra texture.  Those and the Make it Crafty chipboard are becoming a staple in my projects.  LOL. 

Polka Dot Pals Yang

Here’s a card I’ve been saving up to share.  This mini card was created to show what you can do with the little gift you’ll currently receive when placing a rubber stamp order.  I wanted to include something that you could use and this is what I created with my supplies.  The girl, Polka Dot Pals Yang, and the books, Cupcake ‘n Books, were masked and stamped then colored to match the supplies.  This was inspired by a card Faye created and the freckles on Yang’s face was inspired by an image Zoe colored.  Thanks ladies for your inspiration!


Sunbonnet Fireman’s Puppy

I had so much fun coloring my last project that I decided to color another one, this one being Sunbonnet Fireman’s Puppy.  I also used some accessory stamps… Cupcakes ‘n Books (just the books but double stamped) and Birthday Sentiments. This time I colored the fireman with blues and yellows for a little mix up.

This was a quick simple boy’s card and I like that the sentiment can be interpreted different way.  The dragonflies are chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty – always a favorite of mine!  Thanks for dropping by again and have a great weekend!