Queens Cutie

I have another Urban Scene to show of today for the Whimsy Stamps & Make it Crafty joint release blog hop! After all, another journal page is so much better to land upon than a colorless paper test. LOL This one was also inspired by many of those on the blog hop and I had to try out some of the new ideas I saw along the way!

The basic inspiration for my project came from Vicky as I was totally intrigued by the way she used the chain link fence and the city skyline sentiment – I loved that and such a brilliant idea! I merged the images together using layers and used gradation to go from the black sentiment down to the white ground. (Which by the way, I discovered the chain link fence can be merged so tightly together which is so smooth!) I figured merging the image might save me from coloring behind the fence… however, I ended up doing that for the sky anyway. C’est la vie!

For my project I used Kenny K’s Queens Cutie, Cityscape Saying from Whimsy Stamps and elements from the Urban Street Collection from Make it Crafty. When I color a Kenny K image the first thing I do is Google Annika‘s blog to look for inspiration and I’m so glad she had this one colored too. I love the brown colors she used but felt in the mood to use other colors – after all, I can’t copy her 100% all the time, right?

I colored the bench with inspiration from Zoe and Marlene‘s projects and I liked how they made it look like a wood bench instead of concrete… and because most city things are green (don’t know why) I chose to color a green city bench. ;D Unfortunately by time I got to the boom box I was plum tuckered and just wanted to get it finished – maybe later on I’ll color up another one and dimensional it on top of this one to cover it up. That’s my tip for the week! ;D

Strong Island

Welcome to the joint release blog hop!! Whimsy Stamps & Make it Crafty have come together to create a fun Urban Themed digi collection!

We have broken it in to TWO HOPS – HOP A Starts HERE & HOP B Starts HERE! You are currently on HOP A and should have arrived from the incredible DEBBIE!

Ann Vento has whipped up her magic and designed an incredible collection of funky wall sayings, city landscapes and of course a range of super cool street signs. Check out the Sentiments collection HERE!

Make it Crafty is trying something new offering all the different elements for you to build your own urban backdrop. Check out the Urban Street Collection HERE!

Then of course, what better characters to incorporate into such a scene than the fabulous KennyK rubber stamps available from Whimsy Stamps!

For my project I used Kenny K’s Strong Island image and used Annika’s project for my coloring guide and also used one of her hair colors too! Then after I had seen how Carole had colored her Urban background I had to copy the windows too. ;D Mine were blue before but I loved the black and had to change it.

I feel that this project is was isspired and put together completely by my friends … I even had Zoe merged the Urban wall background for me. All I did was just the coloring. LOL Well I can’t think of anything else to say … so I hope you enjoy the project and both hops!

Our incredibly talented Design Teams have had a blast playing with all the different elements to bring you LOTS of inspiration so I hope you get a chance to see them all! Your next stop on HOP A is the fabulous MARLEY, but before you go make sure you leave a comment below!

You have until August 21st 8PM Australian QLD time to make your way through the hops!

Sandstone Citadel

I made this card using Sandstone Citadel from Make it Crafty and combined it with this month’s free image, Holla Back Girl, from Kenny K Downloads. We’ve come up with all sorts of one-liners for this princess, but my favorite is simply “Yo, Prince!”

Here’s the background before it was cropped and covered – isn’t that image dreamy! I colored it in the style of the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.

Main Stamp: Sandstone Citadel (MiC) and Holla Back Girl (KKD)
Patterned Paper: Signature Christmas (MME) and scraps
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair/eyes: E000, E00, E11, E04, R21, R24, B91, B95, YR21, YR24, YR27
-clothes: R21, R24, R27, YR20, YR21, YR23, E55, E57, E59
-castle: E40, E41, E42, E43, R22, R27, E07, E19, G21, G24, G28, E55, E57, E59
-foliage: T1, T3, YG91, YG95, YG63, YG67, YG13, YG17, E57
-sky/water: B91, B95, BG0000, BG000

Did you know? Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace commissioned by Ludwig II and overlooks Schwanstein Castle, his father’s summer residence. It was built as an homage to Richard Wagner and was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
[Neuschwanstein Castle, Wikipedia.org]