Dexter Ice Cream

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring the challenge today at Cards und More and I thought I’d join along with a project of my own.  The theme is “Christmas” and I wanted to share a tag I created using the Cutters Baggie and Tag die.   
Here’s my latest project using Dexter Ice Cream from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Dexter was colored with my Marvy Le Plume markers.  I had actually colored Dexter long before but went over a couple areas so I could use it on this project.  The ice cream and hat were more of a pink but I wanted a red.  This is one of those times that the alcohol markers come in handy.  I grabbed a red Copic marker that I liked and lightly colored over those areas until it turned red.  Simple! 
 

Polka Dot Pals Lottie

I’m here with some LMMS inspiration and a card I created using some of the colored images I have stacked up.  I’m getting to the bottom of my pile and it feels good to finally use them all.

This project uses several stamps, Polka Dot Pals Lottie, Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces and Daisy Rock.  PDP Lottie was colored with Marvy Le Plume markers and the Daisy Rock was colored using Copics.  The Howdy sentiment is from Make it Crafty and colored with yellow Liquid Pearls.

The rest of the card was kept simple.  I cut the image down to fit the standard size card and always like the look of part of the image “popping” out of the frame, such as these daises.  Hope you enjoyed this project and make sure you check out all the other projects from the Little Misses.  Cheers!

Fergus with Bouquet

I’ve been working on putting all my colored images onto cards and I’m finally getting down to the bottom of my stack.  Again.  I have a tenancy to build up a stockpile and then repeat the process. 

This card uses Fergus with Bouquet from Wild Rose Studio.  I colored it with the Marvy Le Plume markers then went with a bright and cherry color palette with the papers.  The raffle tickets are actually real ones that I had to save to see if my number was chosen.  It wasn’t.  But at least I can use them for a card and still get some benefit out of them.  He he he

Jr. Hatter Lilith

Not much going on but I thought I could still pop in and share a project I made.  This is one of the many colored images I have on the back corner of my desk and this one was lucky enough to be used.  This is Jr. Hatter Lilith colored with Marvy Le Plume markers.  I went with a simple layout and came up with this design. 

Polka Dot Pals Neva

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring Barne Mix back in November as they shared various articles.  The theme was “Winter, Snow and Christmas” and I created this card using one of my favorite Christmas stamps.  😀  This was colored using Marvy Le Plume markers and I’ve listed the colors below.  Then the card was put together to resemble a large package.

The stamp I used on this project is Polka Dot Pals Neva from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This is one of the cards I colored at Scrappin Goodtime when I was teaching a class.  Here are the colors I used:

Yellow: Y627, 624
Brown: E859, 858, 855, 853
Greens: YG649, 647, 645, 642
Skin: OR827, E853, OR820
White: AG877, 875, 873
Red: PV778, R818, R815
Extra: V742, 747

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you’ve caught up on all your holiday cards this year!

Fancy Sunbonnet Snowball & Park Glen Door Metal Die

It’s the 100th Challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and we’re having an Anything Goes challenge that runs all month long!  Not only that, there are three chances to win!  So come on over and show us what you’re making this season.  😀

For my project I’ve used Fancy Sunbonnet Snowball rubber stamps and Park Glen Door Metal Die, both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The markers I used are both the Marvy LePlume plus Copics. I also doodled around the edges too using one of Faye‘s doodle ideas.

The charms are actually necklace charms and I clipped off the ring part so they made nice snowflakes.  Then the door handle is a photo anchor thing with a gemstone brad in the center.  The screen mesh behind it is also something you can find at LMMS and can be used on both style door diecuts.  Lastly the bow and friends charm and a few things in the back of my stash that I thought would be fun to use.  That’s my project – thanks for dropping by!

Swings ‘n Slides Vanilla

Today starts a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and it’s an “Anything Goes” theme – so you can make a card for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays, or even Thinking of You cards are all on the menu!  There is a little twist, however, in that I’d like to see you use stamps from my favorite brands… basically everything at LMMS, of course!  Here’s my project…

I used Swings ‘n Slides Vanilla from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which I colored with Marvy Le Plume markers.  I’m lucky that this was an Anything Goes challenge, in a way, because I nabbed this one from the already-colored-bin and then made a card at last minute to share.  Teehee  My desk is a mess, which isn’t a new story lately, so I grabbed things that were closest at hand.  But the best part is is I added the doodles in the background as a tribute to Faye.  Thanks Faye, you’re the best!

Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball

This image should look familiar!  At least you should.  LOL  It’s the same image that I used in my last post but with a minor change – instead of her holding a snowball, this time she’s holding a Christmas bauble.  To do this, all you have to do is draw a square and a curved line to create the hook and top part of the bauble.  Faye had accidentally colored her snowball as such and this was how we fixed it.  LOL  

The image I used was Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Snowball from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which was stamped and colored in my travel journal.  This time I colored the image with Marvy Le Plume markers.  Most of the colors were easy to blend, surprisingly, but the red took some extra ink to blend from the darkest to the lightest.  And as a result, the red bled through the paper and showed up on the other side.  I’ve painted it with Gesso and will try to cover it up with another image so we’ll see how that works out.

Sunbonnet Strawberry Big

Sometimes the project is all about the colors for me and how they work together so I’m pleased at how this project turned out.  I liked the combination of baby blue with pinks on this project.  🙂  The stamp I used is Sunbonnet Strawberry Big rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The big strawberry gave me a chance to try coloring around the seeds giving the strawberry an edge.  I was hoping the seeds would look more realistic but I think I reversed the shadow on the edge. LOL  Well, I tried and that counts.  😀

I colored this using the Marvy Le Plume markers and used my sewing machine to stitch around the card.  The pink drops are those melty plastic craft beads that I placed in the oven to melt into this shape.  Thanks to Rosemary who pointed me to a tutorial on how to do it, I was able to create a whole bunch.  It was fun and an inexpensive way to get a pile of dew drops to use.

Polka Dot Pals Lottie

This is Polka Dot Pals Lottie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and is one of my favorites from this season!  Partly because this was the stamp that I had made for the coloring retreat when we all got together in March – best weekend eva!  The other part is because she is so fun to color – just look at all that hair – what a dream.  😀

This is the second card that I created for the classes I taught at Scrapping Goodtime in June (which now I’m thinking it was in May?!)  But never the less, we were working on light source and breaking down the image into sections so we could focus on where the light part should be and where the darker part should be.  I always think it’s easier to work on light source with monochromatic colors so transposing the same concepts to colors always takes our brains for a ride.  In addition, I tend to keep my colors lighter and so the effect is more subtle. 

This coloring along was done using the Marvy Le Plume markers and the card layout was kept simple so we could focus more on the coloring part rather than the card making part.  (Which I think is the better portion anyway.  LOL)  The weekend was great and full of other coloring too – so stay tuned and watch for more inspiration to pop up!  *Hugs