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!
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.
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.
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
I thought it would be about time that I showcase the cards that I made for Scrapping Goodtime in Corsicana, Texas. There were two classes I taught back in June where everyone colored along with me. This class was focused on coloring a light source so we used gray tones to help simplify the lesson and really focus on the light. The stamp is Jr. Hatter Lilith from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
Light source is always a bit tricky and sometime it just doesn’t look right so even on this photo I bended the rules a little bit. For example, on the birds, I wanted the bellies to be white but I they were so small that it would be difficult to have the light source on there plus a white belly. Therefore, I kinda ignored a light source all together and just colored them with white bellies. LOL You probably wouldn’t have noticed that and because it’s a cartoonish image, bending the rules like this isn’t so bad.
Since the class was more about the coloring than the card making, most of the students didn’t get around to putting their cards together. However, when they do, this simple layout will really make the image stand out.
Thanks for coming by today and I have a wonderful weekend!
Here’s a birthday card I had fun with! The image is Animal Cracker Circus Koala from Imaginisce and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I have created a few birthday cards with images from this series and this is my last one to show. Circus animals area always fun to color because of the little bits of color added from the clothing.
The card was created and kept flat so that I could easily mail this one. The image was colored with the Le Plume Marvy markers which are still fun to use. Hope you enjoy and have a fab-tabulous weekend!