For this project, my daughter rolled the dice and selected a stamp an older stamp from the shelves. Literally, we have two dice that help us pick from my stash and use some of my old favorites. This one is Dare to Dream by Whiff of Joy.
Here are the supplies used on my card:
Papers: Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb WeR Memory Keepers North Pole
This was another coloring session with my 2nd daughter and she decided to make a bookmark with this Elisabeth Bell stamp, Beary Big Hugs. Mine is on the left and hers is on the right. She was working on blending with the Copic markers and I think she did an awesome job!
These are the Copic colors I used: BV23, N0, 2, 3, 5 E30, 31, 35, 37 BG11, 72, C5 E40, 41 E000, 30, 31, R12 YR30, 31, 23, 24, Y21 RV11, R32, 43
Stamp: Belles ‘n Whistles E. Bell Beary Big Hugs
Papers: Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb WeR Memory Keepers Harvest
Good morning.. er, um afternoon by now! LOL I’m mentally exhausted from filing the taxes this year but so proud I didn’t go for another extension! That usually means I put it off until the next deadline so this year it will be nice that it won’t be looming in the back of my mind. (Deep sigh!) However, I still have about 4 more weeks of school until I can really breath. Just keep swimming!
The image I used on this project is Kaydance from Whimsy Stamps. This little girl was drawn by Elisabeth Bell and is always a favorite style since I have three girls of my own. I thought this one was perfect to use since we live in Texas! However, next time I color it, instead of grass I want to color a cactus like Chris did HERE.
Well, I guess it’s time for me to get back to studying – my break time is over. Hope you’ve enjoyed this little bit of inspiration and have a great mid-week!
The challenge this go around over at Make it Colorful is to “Color White” and even though I’m in the midst of coloring Christmas cards, I wanted to color something other than snow. So the image I’ve selected is Confirmand Melinda from Whiff of Joy and I’ve kept the card one layered and simple.
The border idea was inspiration taken from Deconstructing Jen as she always has the best one layer cards! To recreate the idea, I used a black pen to draw the border. Then I’ve placed a chippies in the upper corner and a Whiff of Joy miscellaneous sentiment in the lower corner. I also did a little bit of shading on the inside border to give it more interest.
For the white challenge, I used three different tones to create the white. The dress uses E40, E41 and E42 to create an antique look; the wings were colored with T3, T2 and T0 for a soft pure look; and finally the background has W2, W1, W0 and W00 to help “ground” it to the card. It was a fun to concentrate on the coloring this time than the card making. 😀 Make sure you come back later today as I’ll have another project up!
Welcome to another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Challenges where our theme for this fortnight is “Summer!” There is also a DT Call going on… so if you like Little Miss Muffet Stamps then head on over to submit an entry! Challenge and DT Call closes on Tuesday, August 2nd.
On my project I used “Peppermint as Red Riding Hood” from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Spring Meadow from Whiff of Joy. What? I know, can you believe I didn’t use a Make it Crafty background this time!! But don’t worry, I made up for it with the chippies. ;D Plus I’ve got to get *some* mileage out of the Spring Kit before it collects too much dust. LOL
I think the papers are Sugar Rish from Basic Gray and the twill ribbon and pearls are from Stampin’ Up. I had this image colored up a while ago and so it was fun to be able to grab something and create a page in my journal right away. Although I did have to pause to color the background – but that wasn’t so bad.
I love the deep reds I was able to get with the hood. Usually reds show up too bright on film so this is a new combination I tried out. I starts with the expected reds, R22, R24, and R27, but then I jumped down and used R46 and R59 to darken it up. Another combination I find successful is R21, R14, R24, R37, R46 and R59.
I also used a new combination with the lighter color greens in the background – this time I used G40, G82, G85 and G99 which I like better than the G20s range.
My kids love to create along side of me and have really gotten into the spirit of challenges! They like to follow along in my footsteps and often ask what the challenge I’m making a specific card for. ;D So here are a few of their creations that they wanted to show off…
I am amazed at the results of this coloring! Tilda is colored with “kids markers” but only three days later Coriander is colored with my “magic markers”… aka Copic markers! I can see her technique changed and her color choices are better – they really are magic!