Beaver

This is Beaver which is a DoveArt for Whimsy rubber stamp. In the background I used the Farmhouse Shiplap Background from a previous project that I deconstructed and recycled. I normally don’t do that but I couldn’t resit pairing it up with the Beaver.  The leaves are Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments and colored them green and helped enhance the outdoor woodsy theme.

These are the Copic markers I used on the Beaver and Leaves:
B00, BG10
YG01, 23, 63
BV23
E49, 47, 44, 35, 21
C1, 3, 5
E21, 35, 44
This and other Whimsy stamps can be found at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Zebras

I saw these Zebras and knew I wanted to go for a rainbow theme. This stamp is a DoveArt for Whimsy rubber stamp and even though you might think of zebras being black and white, this stamp is actually very versatile. You can color them any which-way!

These are the Copic markers I used on Zebras:
B23, 14
V04, 17
R05, 12
YR15, 18
YG17, 23, 25
Y11, 35
BV23
This and other Whimsy stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Gazebo Overlook

For my project today, I’ve used Gazebo Overlook by DoveArt for Whimsy Stamps. When I started out, I had a bunch of ideas on how to make the scene stand out but the one that I wanted to try out the most was a night time sky. So that is what I started with.  It might have been better to leave that until last because once I got that dark blue on there, I had trepidation that this wouldn’t work out.  But I persevered and the final image came out.

These are the Copic colors I used on Gazebo Overlook:
C1, 3, 5, 7, BV23
B39, 000, 91, 93, 95
YG97,67, 63, 23, 21
E47, 44, 43, 42
white gel pen
This and other Whimsy Stamps are also available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Maynard

I have some great news to share today.  First, I’ve joined the Whimsy Design Team and am excited to get around to using many of the stamps in my stash.  Second, DoveArt Studio stamps are now being manufactured by Whimsy Stamps instead of CC Designs.

Last but not least, today is Day 1 of the February release at Whimsy Stamps!  For my project I’ve used Maynard by DoveArt Studios. I thought this guy would be perfect for a black and white valentine card… but I couldn’t resit adding some red in there too so I colored the Hello sentiment.

You’ll spot this guy, plus other DoveArt Studio stamps released in the Whimsy shop.  All February products are available now but over the next few days there will be spotlights and inspiration.

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 Add-on Faces

It’s the last day of the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces release. There have been some amazing projects uploaded by our Honored Guests and the Little Misses design team and today is no exception. Make sure to visit their pages and also on the LMMS Facebook group.
Laura Nehring (Honored Guest)
Bridget Curnow
Janice Wilson
Danni Bindel

For my project I’ve used the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces clear stamps on two different stamps, Little Toadstools digital stamp from Make it Crafty and Hot Sip rubber stamp by DoveArt Studio.  I have quite the mix going on!  LOL

The main stamp is Little Toadstools from Make it Crafty. One of the silly faces I used on the smaller mushroom actually has three eyes on the original stamp. However, after inking it, I used a cotton swap and wiped away the two outer eyes before I stamping. I thought a cyclops would be perfect and it helped narrow the face a little to fit better on the stem. The second face didn’t have half the pupils because that counterpart is on the Polka Dot Pals. This allowed me to change the position of the eyes a little. I think it makes him cuter.  😀

Colors were a hard choice and I was going to go with red and orange, but I decided something different would be fun so I went with green and blue. I was lucky to find some yellow decorative paper which was the perfect kind of color pow it needed.

These are the Copic colors I used:

E41, 42, 43, 44
B0000, 01, 52, 14
YG21, 01, 23, 05, 07
YG21, 01, 23, 05
T0, 1, 3, 5, 9, BV23
E04, 95, R02

Be sure to visit the LMMS Facebook group!
You’ll find a full glimpse set, tips on how to use it, and more.

Today is the last day to …

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There’s no better time to shop for rubber stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Oh yeah!

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Here’s my second project…

My second project uses the Add-on Faces on the Hot Sip by DoveArt Studio.  I thought a little face on this cuppa would make someone’s day.  I gave her puffy cheeks and a little heart.  Then I set the green up against browns to help give it a real center focus.

The Copic colors I used on this are:

YG25, 13, 01, 00, G20
BG07, 32, 11
C0, 1, 3, 5, 9
R12, 8, 2, 85, 46
E18, 11, E44

I’d like to submit these projects into the following challenges:

HLS November CAS Challenge
Love to Craft Challenge #16
Mix it Up Challenge #7
Rhedds Creative Spirit November Challenge
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #27
Your Scrapbook Place November Challenge
Color Crazy Challenge #44
Creative Fingers Challenge #140
Emerald City Crafters Challenge #5
Fun Day Friday Challenge #213
Morgan’s Art World Challenge #22
Polkadoodle Craft Challenge #44

Beach Scene

Here’s my latest project featuring Beach Scene rubber stamp by DoveArt Studios.  The sentiments was created using the Cutters Mini Alphabet & Numbers Die. Then I added miscellaneous things that were either red or beach themed and hoped that it all worked together.

Here are the Copic colors I used on this:
B0000, 00, 02 
BG000, 11, 72
YG93, T2
R00, 14, 39
YR01, 15, Y26
E50, 53, 43

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

Trees Silhouette

I’m getting ready for some snowing thoughts so I used the new Trees Silhouette from DoveArt Studios that was recently released and created my own snowy scene. The stamp was colored with the blues then I went back over the image with a white gel pen.  Lastly, there was some sparkle spray that I tried out but it created blobs so I try to ignore those.

These are the Copic markers that I used on Trees Silhouette… 
BG11, B12, 34, 97
white gel pen

The smile sentiment is a Make it Crafty Chipboard Embelishment.
 

Holiday Treats

There is a Surprise Holiday Release from DoveArt Studios coming out. You’ll find them now available in the store at CCDesigns and for my project I used Holiday Treats

I didn’t use any decorative paper this time around since the image was going to be colorful enough that I wanted it to stand out the most.  The black paper was splashed with a little white paint that was watered down.  Then the cheesecloth was added to help it feel more “homemade” from the kitchen.

If you would love to see more creations of the wonderful new release, these other DT members rocked it and will be posting their creations this week also:

Dorinda
Jennifer
Sue

Plus you’ll find these and more DoveArt inspiration over on the DoveArt Studios blog.

Here are the Copic markers I used… 
E51, 53, 55
E41, 43, 44, 11, 13
R11, 05, 08, 37, 38
C5, 3, 1
W3, 6, 9
E25, 39, 31, 34
YR23, Y35, YR31
BG11, 15, 57, 49
BV23 

Lily Pad

For my card today, I used Lily Pad by DoveArt Designs. Even though there are flowers, I thought I would create a masculine card so I picked out some papers with greens and browns.  I also used some Balsa wood in the layering to bring in some natural elements.

The sentiment is a Smile Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty. It’s a light smooth surface so it’s easy to apply color to it.  For this card, I used the following Copic markers and then added some white gel pen.

YG01, 13, 17, G19, YG93
E23, 25, 27, 29

Here are the Copic markers I used on the image… 
B52, BG32
YG01, 13, 17, G19, YG93
R20, 21
YR23, BV23