Springtime Girl

I have a love-hate relationship with this project and I for one am very happy it’s off my desk and ready to send to someone. The main components are Springtime Girl stamp from Stamp Anniething and the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die. Either of these on their own would be simple but I had the idea of using all four images for Springtime Girl in the wheel. I mean, how cool is that?! I’ll describe some of my troubles below but in the end, I’m very happy that it worked out. Yay!

Quick Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel
Springtime Girl stamp

So my problems were two fold – first, I’ve never used the Reveal Wheel before so there was quite a learning curve. Then second, I was using a digital stamp and the Reveal Wheel relies on stamping the images on the wheel. My first wheel was a disaster but then I found a solution that worked by fussy cutting around the image and then gluing it onto the wheel.
Lastly, the puzzle I had to work out was where to put the window. I hadn’t taped down the wheel, like it was suggested, and ended up with a double cut in the window making it difficult to work around. (mainly because I had already cut the heads off of the part that goes on the wheel so the misalignment meant she didn’t have a chin. LOL Which really shows up with the cactus one.) So even though it’s higher than I would have liked, having the frame there (to help cover the mistake) was actually a cute addition.
The fence in the background is from Polka Dot Pals Fern to help complete the scene. My favorite part, beside feeling accomplished, is the face. I think I like how her eyes turned out and might be the right look I was searching for. It’ll be something I try again.

General Supplies:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
My Mind’s Eye Out of the Blue decorative paper
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel
Liquid Pearls
Make it Crafty chipboard sentiment
My Favorite Things Ink Cubes
Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black

Stamps:
Springtime Girl
Polka Dot Pals Fern (fence)
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (sentiment)

Copic Markers:
YG21, 23, 17, 67
E30, 31, 35, 0000, R12, E04
BG11, 13, 45, 57
E08, 09, 13
Y11, 19, 28
Y11, RV12, 04, 09
BV23, 25
E71, 74, 79
C1, 3, 5, 7
E21, 23, 35, 29

Sealed with a Kiss

This is a quick post to match how quickly the project came together. I think I did this little note in less than ten minutes. Perhaps I was too hasty because I just noticed the paper doesn’t match any of the colors I used. Ha! The stamp is Lawn Fawn’s Sealed with a Kiss and an easy addition to your Amazon cart. At least, that’s what happened with me! I drew the ice the seals are on and kept the coloring simple. It’ll be a fun bookmark for someone special.

You’re Just My Type

These literary mice are at it again, typing poems for those they care about. Last week I had bookmarks to share and from that I expanded and also created a card using the same theme. However, with the card being larger, I was able to include more of the accessory stamps.

I used the same colors and supplies as the bookmarks so I only had to grab a few extra things to complete this. The poem itself, is very long. In addition to not rhyming, I thought that would be humorous when pulling it out, and out and out even more.
I didn’t want to add so many new colors so when I did the background, I kept with the brown from the mice and the gray/white from the paper.
I didn’t show the whole poem, but there are three more segments. The pull tab goes all the way down to the bottom of the card when it’s inserted all the way. To do this allusion, I assembled it with two layers of foam in between and then cut the slit all the way down to the 2nd to last layer (but not the base)

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
My Mind’s Eye 6×6″ Paper – Follow Your Heart
Nuvo Crystal Drops
self-sticking gems, tickets

Lawn Fawn Stamps:
You’re Just My Type
Love Poems

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 49
T2, 4, 8
E000, 21, 23, 13, R11
E71, 74, 77
Y11, BV25, T1

You’re Just My Type

I have some fun bookmarks that I made for the fam which feature two sets from Lawn Fawn – You’re Just My Type and Love Poems. They are a little thicker than a normal card stock bookmark would be but only slightly so they’re still great for books. They were such a hit that I had to make a couple more for everyone else.

I had some fun with a few of the poems and selected a phrases that didn’t rhyme or went on two or three more sentences than they were suppose to. Those were for the older kids. The one in the middle is for the youngest… and she is sweet. For added texture, I added Crystal Drops on the keyboard.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
My Mind’s Eye 6×6″ Paper – Follow Your Heart
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stickles Glitter Glue

Lawn Fawn Stamps:
You’re Just My Type
Love Poems

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 49
T2, 4, 8
E000, 21, 23, R11

Polka Dot Pals Raden

This was a fun project for me that I’ve been working on this week which uses electronics. The scene was created using Polka Dot Pals Raden and Tree Swings from Whimsy Stamps. I then used an EZ Light kit to make this an interactive card.

The character in this scene is Polka Dot Pals Raden and instead of using the elements in the same set, I decided to pair it with a DoveArt stamp, Tree Swing. I used creative color placement technique and colored in the face of Polka Dot Pals Raden myself. The faces I color in are always different as I get inspiration from my fellow colorists. On this one the nose and mouth was inspired by Faye and her awesome coloring of Polka Dot Pals Atlas and Polka Dot Pals Syeda.
I usually color the face and character first before the background but I was so excited about the idea of light up fireflies that I reversed my process and started with the background first. Once it was complete then I used my small hole punch for the lights to poke through and taped the light kit on the back. After testing it, I realized those little LEDs are b-r-i-g-h-t! Too bright! So I had to get a larger punch tool out to create yellow dots to cover the lights. Next time, I’ll need to test out the lights before punching holes to see the effect. Lesson learned.
The PUSH HERE button is a small set from Lawn Fawn set and I colored it with Copic markers then attached it to the card with foam dots. Between the two layers of cardstock there are also two layers of foam tape to give space between the layers for the light kit. With all those layers this is a sturdy card to hold.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink
EZ Lights by Pear Blossom
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Raden
Tree Swing
Push Me

Copic Markers:
YG21, 23, 13, 17, 67
C1, 3, 5
E43, 44, 47, 49
E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
BG10, B000, B12, 45, 34, 91, 93, 95, 97
E000, 30, 31, 34
YR30, 31, 15, 18

Mom + Me

I made some more matchboxes and was able to herd my other two daughters in the room to make them too. These are fun little projects and not as intimidating as a full size image for them to tackle. We used several Lawn Fawn sets including Upon A Star, Mom + Me, and Chameleon to make these.

The first session was in the trees – Lydia made the fox one and even put the background together using various sentiments and a brown pen to make it look like a wood wall. She did an awesome job! I colored the chameleon beside her and we created them together.
The next session was with Cassandra and we made the night sky together. We masked the stars and then colored the background blue. It was funny that we saturated the cardstock so much that the ink bled in through the back. So when we rubbed off the masking fluid we soon realized we would have to use the white pen anyway.

Here are the supplies that we used:

Miscellaneous:
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace

Lawn Fawn stamps:
Upon A Star
Mom + Me
Chameleon

Copic Markers:
BG32, 34, B45, 97, 39
G40, 82
E09, YR14, 18, 27
R81, C1, 3
Y00, 21, 35
E21, 23, 25
G40, 82, YG21, 61, R01
YG21, 17, 63, G82, BG11, 23, 07

Beam Me Up

I was watching mandala rock painting on YouTube and thought that would be a fun idea to incorporate into a card somehow. I didn’t have any acrylic paint handy (can you believe that?!) but I did have a stack of Lawn Fawn stamps on my desk. So I thought the smaller stamps in those sets would be perfect to make one and this is what I ended up with. Except for the planning phase, this was a fun no-brain card to work on.

I started by cutting a square white paper then marking the center and using a drawing compass to create a few guides for when I stamped. I used several different Lawn Fawn stamps but the focal one is Beam Me Up. The planet was stamped first in the center then I worked my way outward. I selected the smallest stamps for the inner circles then I was able to add the small (yet larger) alien characters. Confetti candy was used to fill out the corners.
I colored the images first and then filled in the background with a dark blue for the space sky. After that was finished, I added the stars with a white gel pen. Lastly, I added the rockets and space ships on top with foam tape in the corners.

These are the supplies I used:
drawing compass
Copic atyou Spica glitter pens
Sakura Gelly Roll white pen

Lawn Fawn stamps:
Beam Me Up
Monster Mash
Out of This World
Year Seven
Upon A Star

Copic Markers:
Y00, YR31, 23
BG11, 34, 72
B12, 16, B91, 95, 97
YR04, 07, 09, R08, 29
YG11, 13, 07
C0, 3, 5
B39

Upon a Star

I’m working on background and this is another technique I’ve tried out.  I smudged Distress Ink on a non-stick craft mat and then pressed the paper into the ink. I think it’s suppose to blend and mix up but this particular paper soaked it up immediately. I repeated a couple times then realizing it wasn’t going to do what I wanted, I sponged around the outside with black soot and called it quits.

Here are the Copic marks I used on Upon a Star:
E13, 09, 08, 0000
W8, 0
C5, 3, 0
Y11, 26
I also used the glow in the dark embossing powder, also from Lawn Fawn.
 

Out of This World

Here’s another galaxy background I tried out and this one uses Distress Inks and the round sponge. Thank you to Chrissy (Chrissyd723) for pointing me to the YouTube tutorial.  This technique was less frustrating than the watercolor but it was significantly more time consuming.  However, either one, I liked the results.

These are the Copic markers I used on Out of This World:
E30, 31, 37
YG17, 23
BG45, 11
Y35, 11
V20, 25
YR09, 12, Y32
R17, 46
C0, 3, 7
W7, 5, 2
BV23
This is a card idea by Chari Moss which is featured in the Lawn Fawn store gallery.

Out of This World

I couldn’t resist the glow in the dark embossing powder from Lawn Fawn’s release this month and added a couple goodies to go along with it.  Besides, I’ve been trying to figure out these backgrounds too and I want to thank Jen (Jennifrann) for giving me a link to a watercolor outer space background tutorial.  I originally thought the embossing powder would be clear when heat set but it has that typical green tint.  Once I figured that out, I was able to incorporate it into the design of the card.  No biggie.

Here are the Copic markers I used on Out of This World:
C1, 3, 5
W4, 6, 8
E0000, 310, 35
E44, 47, 49
R2, 17
B01, 16

I also used the new Lights Out by Lawn Fawn and this is what I stamped on the inside of the card.  It glows as well as the front of the card.  This feature is a hit with the kids!